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Barcelona have ruled out re-signing Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar, 27, this summer. (Goal.com)

Manchester United have agreed a £6.2m-a-year deal for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, 33. The Croatia international will either cost about £15m or be included as part of a swap deal for United's 26-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. (Mail)

United have rejected an offer from Real Madrid for 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba which included Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 28, as part of a swap deal. (Sun)

Real have decided to sign Ajax's 22-year-old Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek

Leicester City are considering either Burnley's English defender James Tarkowski, 26, or Bournemouth's 24-year-old Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake as a replacement for England international Harry Maguire, 26. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City are set to complete the £32m signing of Juventus and Portugal defender Joao Cancelo, 25, with Brazil right-back Danilo, 28, heading in the opposite direction. (Mail)

Newcastle United will not be making a move for their former striker Andy Carroll. The 30-year-old Englishman is now a free agent after leaving West Ham United.(Mirror)

Tottenham are set to include English midfielder Josh Onomah, 22, in their £30m deal for Fulham and England Under-21 defender Ryan Sessegnon, 19. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are set to sign 25-year-old Spain midfielder Victor Camarasa - who spent last season on loan at Cardiff City - from Real Betis on a season-long loan, with an obligatory option to buy for £13.7m. (Independent)

Newcastle and Aston Villa are interested in Rangers' English right back James Tavernier, 27. (Football Insider)

Watford have rejected a £32m bid from Everton for 26-year-old French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. (RMC, via Express)

Brentford's 22-year-old forward Neal Maupay will join Brighton on a four-year contract. (L'Equipe - in French)

The Seagulls will pay a club record fee for Frenchman Maupay. (Talksport)

Inter Milan have told Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 26, that he will not play for two years should he insist on running down his contract at the club. (Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has suggested the Spanish champions may make another signing after confirming the arrival of Spain Under-21 left-back Junior Firpo, 22, from Real Betis.(Sport)

West Ham are targeting a fifth summer signing but will not move for former Chelsea and England international defender Gary Cahill, 33. (Football.London)

Crystal Palace are instead closing in on a deal for Cahill and will pay him £75,000 a week. (Sun)

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was finally dribbled past in Sunday's Community Shield defeat by Manchester City. The 28-year-old Dutchman had gone 65 games without an opponent beating him with the ball. (Goal)

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Barry Glendenning

While Manchester United are ready to cease in their attempt to lure Paulo Dybala from Juventus, due in no small part to their frustration at the Argentinian’s financial demands, Juventus have suggested Mario Mandzukic as a makeweight in a deal that could see Romelu Lukaku and a big bag of money move the other way. However, with Inter still hopeful of signing Lukaku, Mandzukic could simply end up at Old Trafford for a fee of around £15m and earn himself over £6m per year. Napoli have also emerged as late, surprise contenders to make a Serie A star of Lukaku, with their president Aurelio De Laurentiis telling Sky Sports Italia that he is open to signing the Belgian striker.

With the transfer window closing on Thursday, uncertainty continues to surround the future of Paul Pogba at United, but reports in Spain suggest Real Madrid are ready to end their well documented interest in taking him to the Bernabéu and set their sights on Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek instead. In the latest episode of this soap opera, United rejected an offer from Real that included their unwanted winger James Rodríguez as part of a swap deal.

A year to the day after his most recent appearance for Chelsea in last season’s Community Shield, Danny Drinkwater looks to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge and could be bound for Brighton. Graham Potter wants the midfielder on a season long loan, but Chelsea would rather sell him and get him off their books. Frank Lampard is also ready to usher Tiémoué Bakayoko to the exit door and could find a new home for the midfielder at Paris Saint-Germain. Leonardo, who engineered the Frenchman’s loan move to Milan last season, is now sporting director at the Ligue 1 club Bakayoko has supported since he was a boy, although his recruitment of Idrissa Gueye from Everton means an additional midfield anchor might be surplus to requirements at the home of the French champions. Earlier this summer Bakayoko was also linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester United, while a return to Milan, where he spent last season on loan, remains on the cards.

Boavista’s 18-year-old defender Gonçalo Cardoso is expected to sign for West Ham today for a fee of £2.7m, while Club Brugge have announced that Simon Mignolet has moved to them from Liverpool for £6.4m. Currently without a club, former West Ham goalkeeper Adrián is being mooted as a possible replacement to act as understudy to Liverpool’s undisputed first choice stopper Alisson, while the name of Southampton’s Alex McCarthy has also been mentioned in dispatches.

Burnley, Sheffield United and Bournemouth are forming an orderly queue to bid for Everton defender Mason Holgate, whose current employers value him at £10m. Currently a free agent, following his release from Chelsea, defender Gary Cahill is considering a move to Crystal Palace, where he has an admirer in manager Roy Hodgson. And finally, a similarly high profile footballer without a club, Andy Carroll, won’t be making an emotional homecoming to Newcastle after Steve Bruce ruled out making a move for the striker and said he wanted to focus on signing a right-back instead.


Winston Reid to resume full training

Winston Reid will resume full training this week according to a club insider.

The centre back has been missing for many of the pre-season friendlies managing just one appearance as he makes a return after a long recovery.

The 31-year-old, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, came off the bench for the second half of the Hammers’ 3-2 pre-season friendly win over SCR Altach in Austria. He expressed his delight by posting a photo on Instagram, saying: “495 days later … Back at it again.”

Claret and Hugh understand the centre back has been receiving specialist training during the pre-season but is due to join normal first-team training at Rush Green starting this week.

Reid who has a contract with West Ham until 2023 is likely to have competition in the form of 18-year-old Goncalo Cardoso who is expected to sign this week. His addition to the squad could see either Winston Reid or Angelo Ogbonna depart in the winter or next summer depending on how the youngster gets on.

Liverpool are close to finalising a move for former West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian as a replacement for the departing Simon Mignolet according to the Liverpool Echo.

Mignolet will on Monday complete a move to Club Brugge after the Reds agreed on a deal worth 7m euros which could rise to 9m in bonuses. And the Echo claim that Liverpool has moved very quickly to fill the breach by identifying Adrian, who is a free agent having left the Hammers during the summer.

Last week Claret and Hugh revealed Adrian was struggling to get offers close to the £50,000 per week he was reported to be earning at West Ham with the best offer being a quarter of what he earned as a Hammer. If true Liverpool is likely to match or get close to Adrian’s wage demands as Mignolet was said to earning £60,000 per week with Liverpool.

Should, as expected, the formalities be completed, he will be on the bench for the Premier League opener at home to Norwich City

Football London

West Ham's plans for Goncalo Cardoso revealed once he completes €3m transfer

The Hammers are hoping to fly the Portuguese defender over to England on Monday

By Sam Inkersole

West Ham have no intention of putting Goncalo Cardoso straight into the club's U23 setup when he has completed his transfer to east London, football.london understands.

Boavista's Portuguese defender Goncalo Cardoso (L) challenges Joao Felix (R)

The 18-year-old is centre back is closing in on a €3m move from Boavista to east London and should be flying into the capital on Monday to undergo a medical and complete a move.

The Hammers have seen off competition from Benfica for the teenager, who has also attracted interest from Lazio and Inter Milan previously despite only making his debut for the Portuguese side in October last year.

West Ham's plans for Cardoso are for him to challenge for a first team spot immediately as a fourth-choice centre back to try and oust one of first choice pairing Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, while likely featuring in Carabo Cup and FA Cup games to get up to speed. He may well feature in some U23 games as he gets up to speed.

But unlike previous moves for Portuguese youngsters Xande Silva and Mesaque Dju over the last two years, Cardoso will not be sent straight to the academy at Chadwell Heath to get a taste of Premier League 2 football.

West Ham and Boavista were in discussions on Sunday night over a move but reached the final hurdle overnight and the centre back is due to jet into London from Porto Airport imminently and head to the Rush Green training ground to complete the formalities.

Cardoso made 15 appearances for Boavista last season after making his debut in October 2018 and has got 11 eleven caps for his country's U19 side. He's yet to make a senior appearance for Portugal but is expected to in the not too distant future if he continues his rapid development.


Will FCB star Alban Ajeti change to West Ham?

Englishmen plan 10 million offer

FCB coach Marcel Koller is on Saturday night in a 3-2 victory against Thun on rotation. Balanta and Stocker are sitting on the bench first. Defender Alderete and Taulant Xhaka are not even on the match sheet. Nor, as Center Forward Albian Ajeti (22). When asked why, Koller answers: "Albian has muscle problems in the inner thigh. He was the last days in the weight room. We hope he gets fit again as soon as possible. »

Just ask yourself if he will go for a goal-scoring for FCB. According to BLICK information, Premier League club West Ham United has kept an eye on the Nati striker and is thinking about raising just under 10 million francs for the attacker.

An offer that Basel could hardly resist. Even though FCB President Bernhard Burgener said in a statement on Wednesday that he wanted to "hold this team together". A departure Ajetis, in which the English second division West Bromwich Albion has strong interest, would definitely be a bitter loss to the FCB storm.

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gph 1:02 Tue Aug 6
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Thanks, Alan

Thanks Alan 12:33 Tue Aug 6
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mallard 1:07 Mon Aug 5

Mex Martillo 8:26 Mon Aug 5
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Russ of the BML 3:31 Mon Aug 5

Russ of the BML 3:31 Mon Aug 5
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Thanks Alan.

Alan 1:41 Mon Aug 5
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Ajeti story added.

bill green 1:21 Mon Aug 5
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Alwaysaniron 1:19 Mon Aug 5

Alwaysaniron 1:19 Mon Aug 5
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Thanks Alan

geoffpikey 1:11 Mon Aug 5
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Thanks Alan.

Tomshardware 1:07 Mon Aug 5
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Thanks Alan.

mallard 1:07 Mon Aug 5
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Thanks Alan

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