Transfer Tap Ins: Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has a big week ahead of him
|Aston Villa Captain Jack Grealish will be offered a new deal but with City circling, his destination is hanging in the air. (Photo credit: BBC)
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Aston Villa are to restart talks with England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, next week and are willing to offer him a new deal to ward off advances from Manchester City. The 3Lions midfielder is on his way back from vacation, he has a big week ahead of him.
League champions City, however, have begun negotiations with Villa for the
playmaker - and a decision about whether a deal for Grealish can be struck is
expected to be made within days.
City manager Pep Guardiola hopes to have a deal for Grealish done in time for
the Community Shield on 7 August.
agent Mino Raiola has offered the Manchester United and France midfielder, 28,
West Ham are
preparing a £20m bid for Chelsea's Kurt Zouma, 26, who is said to prefer a
cross-London move rather than be used as a makeweight in a deal with Sevilla
for fellow French defender Jules Kounde, 22.
City's 27-year-old Brazil goalkeeper Ederson is set to be handed a three-year
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with the vacant Switzerland job. The
Frenchman has not worked in management since his 22-year reign at the Gunners
came to an end in 2018.
defender Sergino Dest, 20, is determined to stay at Barcelona and has rebuffed
approaches from Arsenal and Bundesliga clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia
striker Romelu Lukaku, 28, has made it clear that he intends to stay with
Italian champions Inter Milan after "immediately" rejecting an offer
to return to Chelsea.
chief executive Giovanni Carnevali has said they will only entertain offloading
23-year-old Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who has been linked with a move
to Arsenal and Juventus, if the right offer is made well in advance of the
transfer window closing.
Madrid and England defender Kieran Trippier, 30, expects his move to Manchester
United will take until the end of the transfer window to go through.
ready to listen to offers for 32-year-old Brazilian winger Willian as they try
to reduce their wage bill.
Real Madrid will
be willing to let Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard leave for around £43m, with
Arsenal interested in the 22-year-old after his loan spell in north London last
AC Milan have
made Chelsea's 28-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech their top target as they
look to bolster their attacking options.
are preparing to begin talks with goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez about a new
long-term deal after his efforts in helping Argentina win the Copa America
generated fresh interest in the 28-year-old.
tabled a "very big" contract extension offer for Italy striker Andrea
Belotti, 27, as they try to fend off interest from Jose Mourinho's Roma and
striker Karim Benzema, 33, is set to sign a new deal with Real Madrid, keeping
him in the Spanish capital until the summer of 2023.
make a move for St Mirren's 24-year Republic of Ireland midfielder James
McGrath if they fail in their efforts to sign Scottish 21-year-old Lewis
Ferguson from Aberdeen.
United have overtaken Aston Villa in the race to sign former England Under-21
defender Axel Tuanzebe, 23, on loan from Manchester United this summer.