Transfer rumors and football rumors: Frenkie de Jong, Cody Gakpo, Ismaila Sarr

11 Aug 2022 | 08:18

Chelsea are close to signing Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, ​​with the decision now in the midfielder’s hands (Times).

His arrival could trigger a loan back to Crystal Palace for Conor Gallagher (Mail).

Marcos Alonso will eventually join Barcelona for £6.5m this week but they could lose Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie if they don’t sign them up before the weekend (Sun, Mail).

Manchester United technical director Darren Fletcher was at The Hawthorns on Monday looking for Ismaila Sarr when the Watford man scored from his own half, but they look set to miss Leeds in the race for the win. his signature (Mail, Sun).

United bosses will discuss the terms of Adrien Rabiot’s move to Old Trafford with his mother on Thursday.

Meanwhile, PSV will not sell Cody Gakpo to United until the Champions League qualifying round ends on August 24, regardless of the bid (Times).

Ralf Rangnick has identified five targets Manchester United should sign this summer – two have joined Man City and United have not approached either of them (Sun).

According to reports, the club have also missed out on Timo Werner this summer, as he has opted to return to RB Leipzig instead (Express).

Arsenal are closing in on a £33m deal for Villarreal (Mirror) midfielder Yeremy Pino but they need to have a large squad to finance the move, with Pablo Mari and Alex Runarsson on the way (Telegraph).

The Gunners are also interested in Porto striker Pepe and Juventus reject Arthur Melo (Sun, Express).

Newcastle have asked the ‘big six’ clubs to let them know of any players they want to sell as the Warblers look to improve their squad at the bottom of the window (Mail).

Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta is also an option for Eddie Howe as he will cost just £18m (Express).

Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Sergio Reguilon are among the players who could leave Tottenham permanently or on loan (CN).

Tottenham are turning to a new target after Roma manager Jose Mourinho blocked their move for Nicolo Zaniolo (Mail, Express)

Willian will soon become a free agent after he agreed to terminate his contract with Corinthians (Mail).

Harvey Elliott is set to sign a new contract with Liverpool until 2026 (Mail).

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has admitted his future is uncertain as Barcelona try to sign him (CN).

Everton are in talks with Stade Rennes over a deal for Guinea international striker Serhou Guirassy but have missed out on Idrissa Gana Gueye. Instead, they turned to Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara (Mail, Mirror).

West Ham are close to reaching an agreement to sign Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa but Everton have rejected a loan offer for defender Michael Keane (both Sun).

The Hammers have also upped their offers for PSG defender Thilo Kehrer (Mail).

Nottingham Forest are targeting Atalanta and Switzerland midfielder Remo Freuler, but Lyon have turned down their offer to buy Houssem Aouar (both Mail).