Everton sign James Tarkowski on free transfer

Everton have announced the signing of centre-back James Tarkowski on a free transfer after his contract at relegated Burnley expired. Tarkowski, 29, has signed a four-year deal with the Toffees and is the club’s first signing of the summer. “I’m an ambitious person, I want to achieve, I want to win things and I’ve come here to be successful,” Tarkowski…

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Liverpool offered Adrien Rabiot in transfer swap deal for Roberto Firmino

Juventus could offer Adrien Rabiot in an attempt to land Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino or midfielder Naby Keita, according to reports. The France international is entering the final year of his contract at the Old Lady and could walk out the door for FREE next summer. But according to Calciomercato, Juve are looking to find a solution to the player’s contract situation and…

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Vitinha joins PSG from Porto for £34m

Paris St-Germain have signed midfielder Vitinha from Porto for a reported 40m Euros (£34m) on a five-year deal. The 22-year-old spent the 2020-21 campaign on-loan at Wolves, where he made 22 appearances and scored once. He returned to Porto last season and played 47 times as the side clinched the Portuguese league and cup double. Vitinha, who broke into the…

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Chelsea launch external investigation into bullying claims

Chelsea new owners have appointed an “external review team” to investigate allegations of bullying at the club. A New York Times article claimed conditions in one department led to “toxic workplace culture”. It said former employee Richard Bignell took his own life in January, with the coroner’s report linking it to “despair following the loss of his job”. Chelsea will…

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Wayne Rooney breaks silence after quitting Derby County

Wayne Rooney has revealed quitting as Derby County boss was ‘one of the hardest decisions’ he has ever made. The 36-year-old Manchester United legend resigned last week. Property developer David Clowes has stepped in to save the club after joint administrators Quantama accepted his bid – just hours before Rooney announced he was leaving. England hero Rooney made the call after talks with administrators, and he told Derby’s website they had tried…

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Tottenham agree £60m deal to sign Richarlison

Tottenham have agreed a £60m deal with Everton to sign Richarlison. Spurs offered £40m in writing at 4pm on Wednesday and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright initially went away, believing the offer was insufficient. Spurs will pay an initial £50m with a further £10m in add-ons. Everton were not happy with the overall £60m package but had to accept that fee…

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Romelu Lukaku completes Inter Milan return

Romelu Lukaku is back in Italy ahead of his return to Inter Milan and has proudly posed with a club scarf. The 29-year-old will link up with the San Siro outfit for a second time just a year after he re-joined Chelsea in a club-record £97.5million deal. But he failed to hit the heights expected of him at Stamford Bridge, with Thomas…

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Monaco confirm signing of Takumi Minamino

Monaco have confirmed the signing of Japan forward Takumi Minamino for £15.5m from Liverpool on a four-year deal. The Ligue 1 side were one of a number of clubs interested in the 27-year-old, who joined the Reds from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.25m in 2020. Minamino said: “I am very happy to be part of this very exciting project.” He…

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Manchester United nearing agreement on £56m deal for Frenkie de Jong

Manchester United have reached a broad agreement over a 65m euro (£56m) fee, plus add-ons, with Barcelona for the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. However, club sources say the deal is not done and there are still significant issues to work through. But the development is seen as positive in terms of the transfer eventually reaching a conclusion. The 25-year-old…

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Gabriel Jesus completes Arsenal medical ahead of his move

Gabriel Jesus is has completed a medical at Arsenal before a £45m move from Manchester City. The 25-year-old Brazil forward has been wanted by a number of clubs, both in the Premier League and in Europe, but has opted to join the Gunners. Jesus has made 236 appearances and scored 95 goals for City since moving from Palmeiras in January…

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