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ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI is on the verge of a move to Barcelona after jetting off to Catalonia to complete his move.

The 33-year-old striker completed his final session at Bayern's training ground before the two clubs thrashed out a deal.

Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race for Cristiano Ronaldo, with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic made it clear the club are not interested in pursuing a move for the Manchester United forward.

Kalidou Koulibaly has completed his switch to Chelsea and has landed in the United States to join up with the rest of the squad.

Elsewhere, Tottenham are closing in on a deal for Nottingham Forest loanee Djed Spence with the defender completing his medical in North London.

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  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal reject £10m Leno offer from Fulham

    Arsenal reportedly rejected a £10million offer for goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Fulham.

    Leno's agent confirmed last month that Fulham were "trying hard" to wrap up a deal for him.

    SunSport recently stated how the Cottagers' move for Leno was in danger of collapsing with Arsenal demanding too much money.

    And according to CBS Sports, Fulham have been knocked back with a £10m offer.

    The report has claimed that the Gunners are holding out for a fee in the region of £15m.

  • Alex Cole

    Koulibaly a ‘perfect addition’, says Tuchel

    Thomas Tuchel believes new signing Kalidou Koulibaly will bring “personality” to the Chelsea dressing room.

    The Senegalese central defender has joined from Napoli on a four-year deal worth around £35m to bolster the Blues’ defensive options.

    The departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively mean the arrival of Koulibaly, 31, is vital.

    Boss Tuchel said: “I am very happy about his signing and joining our team.

    “It is now the second signing of the summer and again we have a strong player with a strong personality, big experience and in our point of view a perfect addition to our team.”

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  • Alex Cole

    Dybala contacted by Roma

    Roma have contacted Paulo Dybala’s agents and presented the striker with a contract offer, reports claim.

    Inter Milan are keen on signing the ex-Man United target.

    But Jose Mourinho’s side have swopped in and offered Dybala a deal worth €6m net per season plus add-ons, according to TMW.

    The former Juventus hitman is mulling the offer and will give Roma an answer by Tuesday, it was added.

  • Alex Cole

    Ipswich sign Harness and Pigott on loan to Portsmouth

    Portsmouth have signed Joe Pigott on a season-long loan from Ipswich.

    Marcus Harness – who played 44 games for Pompey and scored 12 goals – has gone to Portman Road on a permanent deal.

  • Alex Cole

    Bayern focussing on de Ligt

    Bayern Munich are reportedly focusing on Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt.

    The defender, 22, is believed to be on Chelsea's transfer list too as they attempt to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

    The Blues have wrapped up a deal to sign Kalidou Koulibaly but want De Ligt to join him in defence.

    But Bayern are also big admirers of the Dutchman and will continue talks to sign him once Robert Lewandowski is sold, according to reports.

  • Alex Cole

    Barcelona squad list

    Barcelona have released their USA pre-season tour squad list.

    It includes Man Utd target Frenkie de Jong.

    And brand new £55million signing Raphinha.

  • Alex Cole

    More on West Ham bid for Broja

    West Ham have reportedly launched a £30million bid in their quest to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

    Hammers boss David Moyes has made bringing in a centre-forward this summer to compete with Michail Antonio a top priority.

    They have now stepped up their interest in Albania international Broja following his impressive loan spell at Southampton last season.

    According to the Daily Mail, he could cut short his time in the States following a £30m offer from West Ham.

    They state that West Ham have made an initial £25m bid, with a further £5m to be paid in potential add-ons.

  • Alex Cole

    Blues tried to hijack Jesus move

    Chelsea tried to hijack Gabriel Jesus’ move to Arsenal days before he completed the transfer, according to reports.

    Tottenham were also reported to be in the running for Jesus but the Gunners won the £45million race for the Brazilian.

    Jesus’ agent Marcelo Pettinati revealed the late bid, saying: “Chelsea were one of the teams that tried to hijack the Arsenal move.

    “They tried very hard in the final days to get him. By that point, we’d already chosen our new project.”

  • Alex Cole

    Sterling in matchday squad for debut tonight

    Chelsea get their pre-season tour in the US underway tonight in a clash with Mexican side Club America.

    And new signing Raheem Sterling is expected to be involved in some capacity, having trained with his new team-mates earlier this week.

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  • Alex Cole

    Hammers offer for Broja

    West Ham have lodged a bid for Chelsea's Armando Broja.

    talkSPORT report that the Hammers have made offers for Broja, Gianlucca Scamacca and Amadou Onana worth £100million combined.

  • Alex Cole

    Fulham eye Serge Aurier

    Fulham are keeping tabs on former Tottenham ace Serge Aurier, reports suggest.

    That is according to RMC Sport reporter Loic Tanzi, who claims the Cottagers are among clubs that have shown “concrete interest” for Aurier.

    However, the Premier League new boys are facing competition from Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray amid the ongoing summer transfer window.

    Fulham are showing significant intent following their Prem return as they have been quite active in the transfer market.

  • Alex Cole

    ICYMI – Strakosha signs for Brentford

    Brentford have announced the signing of goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

    The Bees fought off competition from Manchester United to snap up Strakosha on a free transfer.

    The Albania international leaves Lazio after nine years at the Serie A club and has penned a three-year deal with the option of an extra year.

    It is possible Thomas Frank offered him regular game time with the Dane a big fan of Strakosha.

    Speaking about his latest signing, the Brentford boss said: “I am pleased that we have managed to sign a top goalkeeper.

    “He has been number one at Lazio for a long time, which is very impressive.

    “He has played in Serie A and European competition and will bring that experience with him.”

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal after Sane

    Arsenal are keen on landing ex-Man City star Leroy Sane.

    BILD report that the Gunners are one of the teams "interested in signing" Sane, 26, from Bayern Munich.

    The Bundesliga champs want £60m for the German winger.

  • Alex Cole

    Lewandowski to Barca this weekend as £42.5m fee agreed

    Robert Lewandowski's transfer to Barcelona will reportedly be announced this weekend after a deal was finally agreed with Bayern Munich.

    The 33-year-old has been a top target for the Blaugrana this summer with the striker publicly declaring his wish to depart the Bundesliga champions in May.

    And the German giants have now reluctantly accepted an offer from the LaLiga outfit after rejecting a £34million proposal for the striker.

    SunSport understands a deal rising to £42.5m has been reached, with Barca to pay £38m up front before £4.5m in potential add-ons.

    It is believed Lewandowski will put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal until 2026 at the Nou Camp.

  • Alex Cole

    Moyes concern over Scamacca

    West Ham David Moyes reportedly “has concerns” about signing Gianluca Scamacca – because the striker’s dad SMASHED UP Roma stars’ cars.

    However, reports claim that the Scot is unsure whether to push ahead with the transfer.

    It claims that the Scamaca deal is currently stalled due to Moyes’ concerns about attitude and family problems.

    It also adds that “questions over tattoos and brothers and fathers criminal activity” have led to him looking at other targets.

  • Alex Cole

    Icardi approached by Serie A newcomers

    Serie A newcomers Monza have held transfer talks with Paris Saint-Germain ace Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara, according to reports.

    The Argentine is out of favour at the Parc des Princes and is being linked with a move back to Italy.

    According to RMC Sport in France, Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda has held two rounds of talks with Serie A newcomers Monza over a return to the Italian top flight.

    Although a move to Monza could be risky, the club are based in the Lombardy region, where the Icardi family still have a home and business interests.

  • Alex Cole

    Personal terms to be negotiated on £30m Zinchenko move

    Zinchenko is now set to be reunited with Arteta at the Emirates having worked with the Spaniard at the Etihad.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has revealed that only personal terms need to be finalised.

    He tweeted: "Arsenal and Manchester City have now reached verbal agreement in principle for Oleksandr Zinchenko, fee around £30m.

    "Personal terms are still discussed.

    "Salary and length of contract, in negotiation – key step to complete the agreement."

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal agree fee for Zinchenko

    Arsenal have reportedly agreed a fee with Manchester City worth £30million for Oleksandr Zinchenko.

    Sunsport reported on Thursday how the Gunners had opened talks to sign the Ukraine international.

    Zinchenko will be the second player to swap City for Arsenal this summer after striker Gabriel Jesus departed for £45m.

  • Alex Cole

    Mendy and Jorginho persuaded me, says Koulibaly

    “Chelsea came first to get me in 2016 but we didn’t make it.

    “Now when they came to me I accepted it because they really wanted me to come to the Premier League to play for them.

    “When I spoke to my good friends Edouard Mendy and Jorginho they made my choice easier so I’m really happy to be with you today.

    “I want to thank the fans because I saw a lot of them in London and on the plane everybody was happy for me to be here.

    “So I want to thank them and I hope the season will be really good and we will give some good moments to the fans.”

  • Alex Cole

    Koulibaly signing confirmed by Chelsea

    Chelsea have announced the arrival of Kalidou Koulibaly on a four-year deal from Napoli.

    The defender said: “I’m very happy to be here with this team at Chelsea.

    “It’s a big team in the world and my dream was always to play in the Premier League.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Transfer news

    Djed Spence has already posed in a Tottenham shirt ahead of his big-money move from Middlesbrough to Tottenham.

    The 21-year-old right wing-back caught Antonio Conte’s eye last season as he helped Nottingham Forest to seal promotion while on loan.

    Talks have been taking place for weeks but finally the two clubs have struck a compromise.

    SunSport understands that a package worth up to £20million has now been agreed.

    Meanwhile, Roma have contacted Paulo Dybala’s agents and presented the striker with a contract offer, reports claim.

    Inter Milan are keen on signing the ex-Man United target.

    But Jose Mourinho’s side have swopped in and offered Dybala a deal worth €6m net per season plus add-ons, according to TMW.

    The former Juventus hitman is mulling the offer and will give Roma an answer by Tuesday, it was added.

    Elsewhere, West Ham David Moyes reportedly “has concerns” about signing Gianluca Scamacca – because the striker’s dad SMASHED UP Roma stars’ cars.

    However, the ExWHUemployee account has claimed that the Scot is unsure whether to push ahead with the transfer.

    It claims that the Scamaca deal is currently stalled due to Moyes’ concerns about attitude and family problems.

    It also adds that “questions over tattoos and brothers and fathers criminal activity” have led to him looking at other targets.

    Finally, Raphinha will achieve a childhood dream after signing for Barcelona and following in the footsteps of Brazilian idols Romario, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Neymar.

    The Leeds forward, 25, was unveiled at the Catalan club’s training ground on Friday after completing a deal worth up to £55million.

    Raphinha, who has signed a contract until June 2027, said: “All my idols played and made history here so it’s a huge honour and I can’t thank Barca enough for giving me the chance to wear this jersey.

    “I hope I can achieve half of what my idols accomplished here. It’s a dream come true for me and my family. I’m going to do my best to help this club win (trophies).”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Spence seen in Tottenham shirt

    Djed Spence has already posed in a Tottenham shirt ahead of his big-money move from Middlesbrough to Tottenham.

    The 21-year-old right wing-back caught Antonio Conte’s eye last season as he helped Nottingham Forest to seal promotion while on loan.

    Talks have been taking place for weeks but finally the two clubs have struck a compromise.

    SunSport understands that a package worth up to £20million has now been agreed.

    Spurs will pay Championship side Boro £12.5m up-front, with a further £7.5m to potentially come in add-ons.

    Spence underwent his medical with the Premier League side on Friday.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Dybala contacted by Roma

    Roma have contacted Paulo Dybala's agents and presented the striker with a contract offer, reports claim.

    Inter Milan are keen on signing the ex-Man United target.

    But Jose Mourinho's side have swopped in and offered Dybala a deal worth €6m net per season plus add-ons, according to TMW.

    The former Juventus hitman is mulling the offer and will give Roma an answer by Tuesday, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Martinez boards private jet

    Lisandro Martinez has boarded a private jet heading for England with the defender set for a medical at Manchester United.

    The Ajax centre-back will link up with his former boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.

    Argentine Martinez will join United in a £42million transfer and looks set to become Ten Hag's third signing of the summer.

    United have signed Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord and free agent Christian Eriksen, with both having Eredivisie experience.

    Martinez has posted a picture on board a private jet heading for Manchester alongside Elche owner Christian Bragarnik.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Moyes concern over Scamacca

    West Ham David Moyes reportedly “has concerns” about signing Gianluca Scamacca – because the striker’s dad SMASHED UP Roma stars' cars.

    However, the Exwhuemployee account has claimed that the Scot is unsure whether to push ahead with the transfer.

    It claims that the Scamaca deal is currently stalled due to Moyes’ concerns about attitude and family problems.

    It also adds that “questions over tattoos and brothers and fathers criminal activity” have led to him looking at other targets.

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