The summer transfer window is alive and kicking as clubs throughout Europe look to cement their squads ahead of next season.
It’s the future of Tottenham striker Harry Kane that will dominate much of the headlines until the close of the window at 11pm BST on August 31.
Manchester City are the favourites to land the England captain, and Sportsmail also understands they are confident of securing a £100million move for Jack Grealish.
Sportsmail will keep you up-to-date with the latest negotiations, rumours and done deals below.
MAN UNITED FAN VIEW: With £73m man Sancho set to turbocharge the attack, we must now focus on firming up the defence and boosting the midfield. Players like Trippier, Varane and Ndidi would completely transform our title chances
SCOTT PATTERSON – FAN VIEW: Ed Woodward will feel delighted to have finally signed Jadon Sancho (centre) – and for £35million less than Borussia Dortmund’s asking price last summer. His arrival will please Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (bottom inset) but the summer spending shouldn’t end there. United must strengthen both their defence and midfield if they’re to compete for silverware. Kieran Trippier (bottom left) could be a complete steal at £30m while proven winner Raphael Varane (top left) would be a good partner for Harry Maguire. Wilfred Ndidi (bottom left, right inset) could be a better midfield alternative to Declan Rice and you can’t rule out United trying to beat Man City to sign Harry Kane (right).
‘Viva Sancho!’: Rio Ferdinand leads Man United fans’ delight in the arrival of £73m man as Gary Lineker admits he is ‘very excited’ to watch the England star light up the Premier League
Sancho’s transfer to United has been a long-running saga, with the club failing to land their man last summer after lengthy negotiations. United star Bruno Fernandes cheekily said what all fans are thinking in a comment on the club’s Instagram announcement. ‘#sanchoannouncementfinallydone’ the Portuguese midfielder posted. He also tweeted: ‘Welcome to the club @Sanchooo10. I look forward to playing together. Old Trafford are you ready?’
‘Old Trafford are you ready?’: Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire welcome new team-mate Jadon Sancho to Manchester United after the club FINALLY announce his £73m signing
As Jadon Sancho finally completed his long-awaited move to Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and midfield talisman Bruno Fernandes quickly welcomed their new team-mate. United announced the £73million signing of Sancho on Friday afternoon, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally getting his man after trying and failing to sign the starlet last summer. Sancho declared ‘this is my club, this is where I belong, in his unveiling video, as negotiations with Borussia Dortmund were finally completed after the 21-year-old underwent a medical at United’s Carrington base last week.
‘His behaviour was absolutely flawless’: Borussia Dortmund pay tribute to Jadon Sancho after making him wait a year before he finally completes £73m move to Man United
United were interested in signing the 21-year-old last summer but failed to agree on the £108million price-tag set by the Bundesliga giants, which saw any deal put on the back-burner until this summer. Sancho had made it known to Dortmund that he wished to join United last year when he was alerted to their interest, but was respectful even after being made to wait a year. Then, after months of negotiations, Sancho was finally granted his wish and completed a £73m move to the Red Devils on Friday afternoon, where he declared ‘this is my club, this is where I belong’ as he posed in the new United home strip at his unveiling. His behaviour and good manners in the build up to the big-money switch appear to have had a lasting effect on Dortmund, who heaped praise on the winger for his professionalism throughout.
Brentford sign 18-year-old Chelsea midfielder Myles Peart-Harris on a four-year deal… as the England youth international becomes the latest starlet to leave Stamford Bridge
The 18-year-old central midfielder (right) has moved between the West London sides for an undisclosed fee, and the Bees have the option to extend his deal for a fifth year. Teenager Peart-Harris had been at Stamford Bridge (left) for almost a decade, and has represented England at youth level. Manager Thomas Frank said: ‘Myles is a very talented young player and an exciting signing for us. We see him playing as an ‘eight’ in our system and he fits the position profile perfectly for that. He is a dynamic midfield player, and he drives forward with the ball. Myles has great quality on the ball. He can score goals and deliver assists for us. He is great at arriving in the penalty area at the right time. There is also lots of development potential for our coaches to work with.’
Lauren James’ Chelsea move is officially confirmed as 19-year-old makes record-breaking £200,000 WSL switch from Manchester United to join brother Reece in west London
Chelsea have officially confirmed the signing of Lauren James in a record-breaking move from Manchester United. The 19-year-old, sister of England and Chelsea right-back Reece, has joined in a move worth up to £200,000, which is a record between two Women’s Super League clubs. She joins a Chelsea side that won the WSL and League Cup last season, as well as reaching the final of the Champions League where they lost to Barcelona. The teenager had a stint in the youth ranks at Chelsea, before making her breakthrough into first-team football at Arsenal, and spoke of her excitement after the move was confirmed.
Manchester United finally get their man! Jadon Sancho joins Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in £73m deal from Borussia Dortmund as winger moves back to England four years after leaving rivals City
Manchester United have confirmed the £73million signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. The 21-year-old forward completed a medical at United’s Carrington training base last week and the final negotiations of his transfer from Germany have now been completed. In a slick unveiling video, Sancho declares ‘this is my club, this is where I belong’ as he poses in the new United home strip.’
Steven Gerrard insists taking the Everton job was ‘NEVER a possibility’ as Liverpool legend expresses his ‘shock’ at links with the vacancy… but he is NOT surprised that Rafa Benitez took the gig
The Merseyside club had been on the hunt for a new manager following Carlo Ancelotti’s surprise return to Real Madrid this summer. Ancelotti’s departure saw a host of coaches linked with the Goodison Park job, including Gerrard, with the Reds icon impressing at Rangers. However, Gerrard says he was ‘shocked’ by reports linking him to the Everton gig, insisting that taking the job was ‘never a possibility’.
Goretzka is a cut-price Champions League winner, Neves is proven in the Premier League and Camavinga is France’s next big thing… the candidates to replace Pogba as he rejects £50m contract offer
Manchester United are starting to prepare for the scenario of life without Paul Pogba (left inset), who is being strongly linked with the Old Trafford exit this summer. The Frenchman has entered the final year of his deal at United and could be on his way to PSG if he decides against committing his future to the club. Sportsmail understands that Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is currently discussing personal terms with PSG, who believe they can sign the 28-year-old for approximately £43million. Should they decide to sell the Frenchman, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right inset) could look to bring in the likes of Leon Goretzka (main), Eduardo Camavinga (top right), Ruben Neves (left) or Saul Niguez (bottom right) in his place.
PROJECT KANE: City will bid over £150m to tempt Daniel Levy, raise cash by selling fringe players PLUS Bernardo Silva or another big name, use money banked from Leroy Sane’s £55m move to Bayern Munich – and STILL go after Jack Grealish
Manchester City believe they can sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane (left) this summer despite his daunting £150million price-tag – and feel they can offset the cost by selling least one of their big name players. The England captain’s future is hugely doubtful after informing his boyhood club of his wish to leave north London this summer following Tottenham’s failure to win a trophy or qualify for the Champions League, and City have emerged as the front runners to sign him. City are confident they can still land both Kane and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish (right), but with a difficult financial climate and financial fair play coming into the equation, they will need to rake in some cash from player sales, which could come from Bernardo Silva.
Revealed: How best man Harry Kane told guests at his brother’s wedding he was ‘set to join Man City for record £160m deal earning £400,000-a-week’ (and could join new teammates living in upmarket Cheshire villages)
The England captain, 27, led his team to the Euro 2020 final this month with his four goals in the tournament said to have added £20million to his price tag with one source declaring: ‘His value has never been higher.’ A ‘delighted’ Harry is reported to have confirmed his move to family and friends while best man at the wedding of his older brother Charlie, who is also his agent, and got married last Sunday (main picture). Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (together inset) called his star player on Friday – two days before the wedding – to tell Mr Kane that the move he has pushed for all summer is on, with Man City expected to pay £160million to the North London club and £104million over five years to the striker. Harry will now be planning to move to the north-west with his personal trainer wife Kate, and their three children Ivy, four, Vivienne Jane, two, and Louis, six months, leaving behind their £17million rented mansion. He is expected to rent or buy in Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ includes Wilmslow, Knutsford, Alderley Edge and Prestbury, where Manchester City and Manchester United players live in most of the area’s mansions. Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker and John Stones would be his neighbours. The star footballer is very close to his family, and may also be looking for properties for his brother and his new wife Hannah (right), and also his parents Pat and Kim Kane, with the going rate for a large home around £15,000 to £22,000-a-month to rent or up to £10million to buy.
Paul Pogba ‘rejects £50m contract offer’ to extend his stay at Manchester United as club face prospect of selling their record signing or losing him on a free next year with PSG interested
Questions surround the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford with just 12 months left on his current deal and Paris Saint-Germain interested in making a move. The 28-year-old’s unwillingness to sign a new contract until now has forced United to look at the prospect of selling their record signing this summer or risk losing him on a free next year.
Son Heung-min signs new four-year deal at Tottenham and claims it was an ‘easy’ decision… amid talk of fellow star Harry Kane making a record-breaking £160m move to Man City
The Korean forward’s deal (right) will run until the summer of 2025, which will keep him at the club for a decade after he signed from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. Son (left), 29, has scored 107 goals and provided 64 assists in 280 appearances in all competitions during his six seasons at the club so far, including the first Premier League and Champions League goals at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. He said: ‘It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the Club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I’m very happy to be here. It’s like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I’m so happy to be here and will be so glad to see the fans again soon.’
Juventus ‘are set to relaunch their move for £35million-rated Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, with the Euro 2020-winning Italy star top of Massimiliano Allegri’s shopping list’
The central midfielder (left) is highly coveted after several impressive performances for Italy during the European Championship this summer (right), which the Azzurri won, beating England on penalties in the final with Locatelli featuring off the bench. And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian giants are keen to push for the 23-year-old, who is understood to be top of their shopping list. Their tweet, translated into English, reads: ‘Juve is relaunching a new bid for #Locatelli, with a resale bonus included’. However, the Serie A sides have not yet reached an agreement or scheduled an official meeting to discuss the deal.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta insists the club are making ‘good progress’ over new Lionel Messi contract and claims new signings ‘CAN be registered’ despite salary cap rules
Messi is currently a free agent after his contract at the club expired at the start of the month. The Catalan club though is in the middle of a financial crisis and are looking at ways of reducing their wage bill to comply with LaLiga’s spending limits. Laporta is confident though the club will sign Messi to a new deal.
AC Milan ‘pushing to sign Hakim Ziyech on loan this summer as Chelsea star waits to discover if he is part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans before deciding on his future’… 12 months on from joining for £38m
Ziyech, 28, moved to Stamford Bridge last summer from Ajax for £38m, with the winger part of a glut of mega-money signings under former Blues boss Frank Lampard. However, injuries kept the Moroccan sidelined for a handful of games under Lampard and the 28-year-old was unable to nail down a consistent starting berth under new boss Tuchel in the latter half of the season.
Antoine Griezmann IS for sale and Barcelona are ‘open to all offers’, says club president Joan Laporta, who wants to find ‘financial equilibrium’ at cash-strapped club… but Frenchman will ‘only rejoin Atletico Madrid’ if he were to leave this summer
The Catalan giants are in the grips of a financial crisis and are struggling to clear a number of players off the books to ensure they can register signings and re-sign Lionel Messi to a new contract. Griezmann (left, pictured last season) will be one of the main players they are looking to offload this summer, considering how the Frenchman earns £300,000 per week at the Nou Camp. And while Laporta (inset) insists Griezmann is ‘loved’ at the club, he admits that moving him on in order to reduce their mammoth wage bill is a priority in the coming months. However, reports in Spain suggest Griezmann will only leave the club if he’s able to return to Atletico Madrid (right) this summer.