Month: August 2021

6:46 PM ET James OlleySenior Writer, ESPN FC Close Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Chelsea have completed a deal to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid on loan for the season, the two clubs announced on Tuesday. Sources have told ESPN the deal contains an option to buy next summer for
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5:06 PM ET Alex Kirkland Julien Laurens Antoine Griezmann is set to leave Barcelona and return to Atletico Madrid, sources have told ESPN. Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Antoine Griezmann is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid from Barcelona in a €10 million ($12m) loan deal with an option to stay permanently for around €40m ($47m), multiple
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3:00 PM ET Harry Kane insists his “conscience is clear” after attempting to force through a move from Tottenham to Manchester City and believes the saga has not damaged his reputation. The 28-year-old asked to leave Spurs before the start of Euro 2020 in the belief he had a gentleman’s agreement with chairman Daniel Levy
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11:17 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Daniel James has completed his move from Manchester United to Leeds United in a deal worth £25 million, sources have told ESPN. Sources told ESPN on Aug. 30 that the two clubs were discussing a move for the 23-year-old. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) – Don’t
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12:36 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes. Camavinga — one of the most coveted young players in European football — had one year left on his deal at Renne, and sources told ESPN that Madrid paid €30 million for his signature, but
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3:22 AM ET Spending on men’s international transfer fees over the last decade increased from $2.66 billion in 2012 to a peak of $7.35bn in 2019 with $48.5bn spent overall, while players’ agents received $3.5bn in commissions, a study by world governing body FIFA said. The study said average transfer fees for players moving to
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2:43 AM ET Juventus said goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday, ahead of official confirmation from Manchester United of his return to Old Trafford. The Serie A side also confirmed that the fee for Ronaldo would be a maximum €23 million, payable over five years. Ronaldo will be 41 by the time the final installment
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4:35 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Manchester United for a second time, it was confirmed on Tuesday, after joining from Juventus. The deal is a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance. Ronaldo said: “Manchester United is a club that has always had
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11:42 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens RB Leipzig have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign midfielder Ilaix Moriba for a fee which could reach €20 million ($27.5m), sources have confirmed to ESPN. Ilaix, 18, will fly to Germany to complete a medical ahead of signing a five-year contract with the Bundesliga side before
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6:36 PM ET LaLiga side Mallorca is in talks with Schalke 04 to acquire United States men’s international forward Matthew Hoppe on a permanent transfer, a source confirmed to ESPN. Diario de Mallorca was the first to report the news of the Spanish club’s pursuit of Hoppe, The potential transfer pricetag could reach €3 million
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3:47 PM ET Julien Laurens Rodrigo Faez Negotiations between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are at a standstill over the potential transfer of Kylian Mbappe, sources have told ESPN. Madrid had offered PSG €180 million — €170m plus €10m in variables — last Thursday for Mbappe’s transfer, an improvement on a initial €160m bid from
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12:42 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are in talks with Leeds United over a deal for Daniel James, sources have told ESPN. There have been discussions about both a loan or permanent move for the Wales winger, who has spent the last two seasons at Old Trafford after arriving from Swansea City in 2019.
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