Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond
Chelsea to hijack Liverpool’s Alisson move
Chelsea will look to hijack Liverpool’s move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, according to the Mirror.
Goal reported on Tuesday that the Reds have opened talks with Roma over a £62 million ($82m) deal for the 25-year-old.
But Chelsea are now prepared to bid £70m ($92m) in an effort to steal the Brazilian away from their Premier League rivals.
Everton in advanced Malcom talks
Everton are in advanced talks to sign winger Malcom from Bordeaux, Sky Sports News reports.
The 21-year-old Brazilian emerged as a target for a host of European clubs, with Inter thought to be his preferred destination.
But Malcom instead appears ready to move to Merseyside in a deal worth £30 million ($39m) plus add-ons.
Courtois nears €35m Madrid move
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is closing in on a move to Real Madrid for €35 million (£31m/$41m), reports Marca.
The Belgium number one has long been linked with a return to Spain to be with his family, after he spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid between 2011 and 2014.
With just a year left on his deal, the Blues will be forced to sell the 26-year-old at a relatively bargain rate rather than lose him for free next summer.
Tottenham make Pavard approach
Tottenham have contacted Stuttgart to express their interest in signing defender Benjamin Pavard, reports TEAMtalk.
The 22-year-old impressed at the World Cup, helping France lift the trophy in Russia.
With Toby Alderweireld set to move on Spurs are hoping to land Pavard, who can play multiple positions on the back line and can also slot in at midfield.
CSKA deny Golovin deal with Chelsea
CSKA Moscow president Evgeniy Giner has denied that a deal has been reached to sell Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea.
The 22-year-old playmaker has been in high demand since starring for Russia at this summer’s World Cup.
Giner did confirm that Golovin is likely to leave CSKA soon, but was adamant that no deal with the Blues had been completed.
Zidane to join Juve as advisor
Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will join Juventus as an advisor in the front office, reports Libertad Digital.
Zidane surprisingly resigned as Madrid boss in June after clinching the side’s third consecutive Champions League crown.
And the Frenchman will now join his former club, where he played from 1996 to 2001.
Pochettino wants Grealish on U.S. tour
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish before the club’s U.S. tour, according to the Mirror.
Time is running out for Spurs to wrap up a deal for the 22-year-old before they jet off to North America on Sunday.
Cash-strapped Villa originally wanted £40 million ($52m) for Grealish, but they may now be forced to accept around half that amount.
Brewster signs five-year deal at Liverpool
Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has ended speculation over his future by signing a five-year professional contract.
The highly rated 18-year-old will be given a chance to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first team at Anfield this season.
Chelsea offered chance to re-sign Cech
Arsenal have offered Chelsea the opportunity to re-sign goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to the Daily Mail.
Cech spent 11 seasons with Chelsea before moving to the Gunners, who are looking to raise funds for additional purchases this summer.
The Blues are expecting to lose Thibaut Courtois this summer, and have also identified Kasper Schmeichel and Gianluigi Donnarumma as possible replacements.
Bournemouth move for £57m South American pair
Bournemouth are ready to spend big money on Levante midfielder Jefferson Lerma and Genoa full-back Diego Laxalt, according to The Sun.
Both players impressed at the World Cup this summer, Lerma with Colombia and Laxalt with Uruguay.
The Cherries will bid a club-record £32 million ($42m) for Lerma, while Laxalt will likely cost around £25m ($33m).
Cahill ready to leave Chelsea
Gary Cahill is considering his future at Chelsea, according to the Evening Standard.
The 32-year-old defender fell out of favour last season, and could be pushed further down the depth chart with the possible arrival of Daniele Rugani from Juventus.
Cahill is set for talks with new manager Maurizio Sarri over his role, with the veteran hoping for assurances of more minutes in 2018-19.
Conte could replace Gattuso at Milan
AC Milan could offer former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte an instant return to the sideline, claims Sport Mediaset.
U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management has taken control of the Serie A side, and are understood to desire a clean break from the club’s former management.
Conte, who has been linked with the Rossoneri in the past, could be appointed in place of current manager Gennaro Gattuso.
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West Brom reject Newcastle bid for Rondon
West Brom have rejected Newcastle’s loan bid for striker Salomon Rondon, according to The Telegraph.
The Magpies looked to land the 28-year-old on an initial loan, but the Baggies will only accept a permanent deal for the 28-year-old.
Rondon has a buyout clause in his contract of £16.5 million ($22m).