Transfer rumors and football rumors: Bernardo Silva, Raphinha, Jules Kounde

11 Jul 2022 | 08:33

The latest rumors and rumors from the pages later on Monday, including a surprise for a Manchester City star.

Barcelona are said to be plotting a bold move to sign Manchester City star Bernardo Silva despite the Catalan club’s dire financial situation (Daily Mail).

Man City are vying with Chelsea for the signature of highly-rated Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, but any deal with the France international could depend on Thomas Tuchel’s side getting their targets. their other transfer this summer (Daily Mail).

Raheem Sterling is awaiting full medical results before joining his new Chelsea teammates in the United States (The Sun).

Chelsea are said to have ‘no problem’ with Napoli’s £34m bid for defender Kalidou Koulibaly but they are demanding a £7m fee to sell Cesar Azpilicueta to Barcelona (The Sun).

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed the purchase of Lucas Paqueta with the Brazil international being targeted by Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Newcastle United (Daily Mirror).

Newcastle, meanwhile, have been ‘touted’ by Emmanuel Dennis and Maxwell Cornet as Eddie Howe weighs his transfer options (Daily Express).

Barcelona appear to have won the race to sign Chelsea’s Raphinha (Daily Mail).

Steven Bergwijn was shocked at the opportunity to join Ajax but he believes the move is a step forward (The Sun).

Arsenal have made a £6.4m offer for Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo with talks currently underway with the Portuguese club, according to reports (Daily Express).

Middlesbrough’s transfer to Huddersfield ace Jordan Rhodes was successful (The Sun).

Rabbi Matondo was dropped from Schalke’s training camp as he prepared to complete his move to Rangers (Scotland Sun).

Released Norwich have agreed a record £11.5m deal for Brazilian Gabriel Sara after Man City sporting director Stuart Webber flew to South America (Daily Mirror).

Dundee showrunner Gary Bowyer is said to have eyes on signing Rangers star Josh McPake as well as Ben Williamson (Scottish Sun).