Football Transfer News and Rumours - Tues 26th July

Football Transfer News and Rumours - Tues 26th July
Alex Wrigley
Alex Wrigley
July 26, 2016
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Content Editor at Free Super Tips, Alex was born in the shadow of Old Trafford and is an avid Man Utd fan. After graduating from university he combined his love of football, writing and betting to join FST and now closely follows goings-on in all of the top European leagues.

Joe Allen – Stoke – DONE DEAL

Stoke City have completed a move for Liverpool and Wales midfielder Joe Allen. The 26 year old had attracted interest from former club Swansea, but they were unwilling to match Stoke’s £13 million bid for him.

Ramadan Sobhi – Stoke – DONE DEAL

The Joe Allen transfer came after Stoke had already started business for the day, with their first signing of the day being Egyptian teenager Ramadan Sobhi. The talented young winger is moving to the Britannia Stadium in a deal that could rise to £5 million.

Marko Arnautovic – Everton – Deal Close

Reports from Austria suggest that Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is on the verge of a move to Everton. New Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is set to meet a reported £12.5 million release clause in the 27 year old’s contract.

Kalidou Koulibaly – Chelsea

Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent has stated that Chelsea are very interested in the 25 year old Napoli centre back. The player has already stated that he won’t be signing a new contract with Napoli and would prefer to move on this summer.

Carlos Tevez – Staying at Boca

Carlos Tevez has reported that Chelsea and Napoli have both been in contact with his representatives over a potential move for the 32 year old striker, but Tevez is set to snub them in order to remain in Argentina with Boca Juniors.

Paul Pogba – Manchester United

The transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United is apparently being held up by a disagreement on which club should pay £25 million to his agent.

Javier Mascherano – Juventus

Juventus could make a move for Javier Mascherano in a bid to replace Paul Pogba. The 32 year old Argentina international has been a mainstay in the Barcelona back line, but he started his career as a midfielder and is more than capable in that position.

Leonardo Bonucci – Manchester United

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Manchester City target and Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci. Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to part with the £50 million asking price to bring in the 29 year old centre back.

Lionel Messi – Manchester City

A former Barcelona president has claimed that there is a “conspiracy” to get rid of Lionel Messi, and Pep Guardiola is keeping a keen eye on the situation. Manchester City believe that Guardiola’s presence would make them Messi’s top choice were he to leave the Catalan giants.

Brad Smith – Bournemouth

Liverpool and Australia defender Brad Smith is thought to be on the verge of moving to Bournemouth in a £6 million deal for the 22 year old.

Moussa Sissoko – Liverpool

Liverpool have made an offer for Newcastle’s in demand midfielder Moussa Sissoko, with Borussia Dortmund also in the race to sign the 26 year old France international.

Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City

Manchester City are poised to win the race to sign Palmeiras’ highly rated 19 year old striker Gabriel Jesus. The teenager has a £20 million release clause in his contract, and it’s understood that Man City are prepared to pay that to win the battle to sign him. Manchester United and Real Madrid are also interested.

Alexandre Pato – Villarreal

Failed Chelsea loan player Alexandre Pato is close to joining Villarreal for a fee of around £3 million.

Bartosz Kapustka – Leicester

Premier League champions Leicester have made a £5.25 million bid for Poland’s 19 year old winger Bartosx Kapustka. The Cracovia player attracted a lot of interest as he blended into the Poland squad in France this summer.

Luciano Vietto – Sevilla

Atletico Madrid are set to send forward Luciano Vietto out on loan to Sevilla this season, with an option to buy clause inserted into the deal should he impress Sevilla.

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