Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Real Madrid prepare £50m Trippier bid

Real Madrid prepare £50m Trippier bid

Tottenham are preparing to receive a Real Madrid bid of £50 million ($66m) for right-back Kieran Trippier, reports the Sun.

Trippier has seen his stock rise dramatically after his strong World Cup for England and has become a target for the top clubs in England and abroad.

Spurs are expected to resist losing the defender, having signed him to a five-year contract last summer.

Kante and PSG in discussions

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Paris Saint-Germain are in discussions to bring the midfielder to France but face an uphill battle for it to happen, reports Le Parisien.

The Blues have slapped a price tag of around £98 million ($129m) on Kante, and would require the sale of Angel Di Maria, Goncalo Guedes and Jese, among others, to finance the move.

However, Kante’s representatives and PSG sporting director Antero Henrique are in advanced talks over a contract, and PSG has previously managed to fit in expensive signings before, landing both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar last summer.

Barca make third Willian bid

Barcelona has come in with a third bid, this time over £55 million ($72m), for Chelsea attacker Willian, according to Sky Sports .

It is the second bid in the last two weeks, after the La Liga Champions came in with a £53m offer.

The player’s representatives and the two clubs remain in discussions over a possible move.

Chelsea make contact over Higuain

Chelsea have made initial contacts with Juventus over the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain, reports Sky Italia .

Juventus need to sell players after their acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this month in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is thought to be interested in a reunion with Higuain, who he managed at Napoli.

Everton make £22m Digne bid

Everton have made a £22 million ($29m) offer for Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne though the La Liga champions do not want to sell, report the Mirror.

New Toffees manager Marco Silva believes Digne could be the successor to Leighton Baines at the position.

Digne is thought to be unsettled after his lack of playing time cost him a place in France’s World Cup squad.

Chelsea add Hart to shortlist

Chelsea are weighing up a surprise £5 million bid for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart as they look for replacements for Thibaut Courtois, reports the Sun .

Hart failed to impress with both Torino and West Ham while on loan the last two seasons.

However, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri sees Hart as appealing because of his low price tag and that he would add to their Premier League homegrown player count.

Premier League clubs chase Atlanta’s Almiron

Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron has drawn the interest of West Ham and Newcastle United, according to the Sun .

Almiron, who wants a move to England, is in talks over a £10 million ($13m) move, but Atlanta would prefer not to sell during the MLS season.

A move might be more likely in the winter, and if the Hammers are the ones to land the Paraguay international, it may speed up Newcastle manager’s Rafa Benitez’s exit from the club.

Aston Villa consider Henry for manager

Thierry Henry is on the Aston Villa shortlist to replace Steve Bruce should a change be needed, according to the Daily Mail.

Villa’s new owners are ready to inject cash into the club and are deciding on whether they wish to bring in their own manager.

Henry was an assistant coach for Belgium’s third-place finish at the 2018 World Cup and it is uncertain if he would be interested in the Villa position.

Spurs to abandon Zaha pursuit for Grealish

Tottenham are ready to move on from their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha and target Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish instead, reports the Sun .

Crystal Palace have attached a £70 million ($92m) price tag to the Ivory Coast attacker, and Spurs have balked at that amount.

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While Spurs have refused to meet Aston Villa’s £40m asking price for Grealish, it is thought the cash-strapped Championship club need the funds from the sale and will lower that demand.

Roma agree personal terms with Malcom

Roma have agreed to personal terms with Bordeaux’s Malcom, and have tabled an offer for him, reports Sky Italia.

The Serie A club have made a bid of €35 million (£31.3m/$41m) for the attacker and expect a response in the next 24 to 48 hours, while Everton and Inter Milan are also thought to be interested in the player.