Transfer window officially opened in England, other European countries as well as other continents, the rush by clubs to get needed players gets fully underway as well.
Africa News24 (AN24) presents to you all the latest gist and rumors as well as an update on completed deals here.
Man Utd plot third Wan-Bissaka bid
Manchester United are weighing up a third bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the knowledge they can immediately claw back £10m from the sale of Matteo Darmian.
The Italy defender’s departure will significantly offset the cost of landing Crystal Palace’s right back.
After seeing a second bid for Wan-Bissaka rejected, the Old Trafford club’s hierarchy are discussing an improved offer in the region of £40-45m up front, plus add-ons of around £5m.
Lyon open to offers for Fekir
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has disclosed that midfielder Nabil Fekir is likely to depart the Ligue 1 side this summer.
Aulas added that the club is ready to discuss offers for the 25-year-old.
“We are open to discussions.
“We have no news. We are waiting for proposals in the coming days but for the moment we do not have any,” Aulas told the club’s website.
Napoli makes progress on James deal
Napoli is understood to have made significant progress in their negotiation with Real Madrid on a deal for James Rodriguez.
The Serie A club wants a loan deal for the Columbian international with a view to making the deal permanent for €30 million (£27m/$34m), reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
James spent the last two years on loan at Bayern Munich and it is understood he is not part of current plans at Madrid.
Man City to offer €95m for Koulibaly
Manchester City reported to be ready to make a €95 million (£85m/$016m) bid for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The player himself is understood to be interested in working with Pep Guardiola should offer materialize.
Arsenal show interest in Celtic defender, Tierney
Arsenal is set to launch a bid for Celtic defender, Kieran Tierney as part of an effort to bolster their defense ahead of next season, reports the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old full-back still has four years remaining on his current contract at Celtic Park and would, therefore, attract a huge fee should Arsenal follow up their interest.
Real Madrid set to unveil Mendy today
Real Madrid will unveil the latest addition to their squad ahead of the 2019/20 season as they continue their exploits in the transfer market.
The information on the club’s website reveals Ferland Mendy will be unveiled by 1:00 pm this afternoon.
Roma launch bid for Pau Lopez
According to a report by Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma has made an offer totaling €20 million (£18m/$22m) for Real Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez.
Roma is also reported to have made personal contact with the 24-year-old in the past few days, and have since made his club an offer of an initial €18m (£16m/$20m) plus €2m in bonuses.
Lopez made 33 La Liga appearances for Betis last season and kept 10 clean sheets in the process.