Football transfer rumours: Juventus and PSG in for Rhian Brewster?

Will Unwinand Paul Doyle on 12 July 2018

Na na na na na na na na na na na na Touré. After a week of signings at West Ham, the club have decided adding Yaya Touré to their roster might not be the best idea. The former Manchester City midfielder has held talks with the London Stadium hierarchy but they are worried the Ivorian comes with “too much baggage” following his end-of-season criticism of Pep Guardiola. Manuel Pellegrini worked with Touré at the Etihad but a reunion with the Socceraid talisman now looks unlikely.

A transfer saga is brewing between Manchester City and Chelsea as they both claim the lead in acquiring Jorginho from Napoli. The Premier League champions believe Aurelio De Laurentiis’s claims that the midfielder is close to moving to Stamford Bridge, as he prefers the glitz and glamour of London, is just a ruse, even though his current head coach Maurizio Sarri could potentially replace Antonio Conte there in the coming days. Grab your popcorn for that one.

Leading World Cup header of the ball Yerry Mina is a £21m target for Everton who believe they can capture the Barcelona defender, as the Colombian looks unlikely to challenge for a spot at the Nou Camp, having only featured six times last season following his January arrival.

The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo has left a gigantic vacuum at Real
Madrid
, who have three ideas as to how to fill it. Neymar is the obvious
option but some at the Bernabéu think Eden Hazard would be similarly
effective and far lower maintenance. The preference, however, is to
overlook both and persuade Paris Saint-Germain to let go of Kylian Mbappé. They’ll have to smash the world record to succeed in that and, assuming they have any money left, Real will then turn their attention to finding an heir to Karim Benzema, the 30-year-old who is being linked with a move to Napoli. Harry Kane is the name on everyone’s lips.

Juventus want to follow-up the signing of Ronaldo by acquiring another world beater in the shape of Matteo Darmian. The Italian champions have held talks with the Manchester United defender’s representatives in the hope of thrashing out a £17m deal.

Another player catching the eye of the Old Lady is Rhian Brewster as the teenage striker stalls over finding a biro to ink his new Liverpool deal. If Turin is not for him, he could also head to Paris Saint-Germain, supposedly.

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Despite failing a medical at Anfield, Nabil Fekir is hoping Liverpool rekindle their interest in the attacking midfielder. Even though he has the World Cup final to look forward to, Fekir is also quite eager to leave Lyon for the delights of the Premier League, which is really the biggest prize in football.

Another English youngster has gone to the Bundesliga to seek fame, fortune and first-team football before his 25th birthday, after Matthew Bondswell, 16, joined RB Leipzig from Nottingham Forest. The defender had the option to sign for Manchester United or Liverpool but who can resist all those free fizzy drinks?

Finally, Sporting Lisbon remain furious about the way Rui Patricio left their club and have approached Fifa with a view to getting the goalkeeper banned unless Wolves cough up around £50m to make the transfer legitimate in their eyes.

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