Live: Football transfer news, rumours

Philippe Coutinho is being linked with a move to Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho is being linked with a move to Barcelona.

Welcome to this new initiative by Times of Malta's sports desk. We are looking to keep our readers and social media followers updated with all the latest news and gossip regarding the summer transfer window.

4.47pm Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Netherlands defender Jetro Willems on a four-year deal from PSV Eindhoven.

The 23-year-old left-back has moved to the Bundesliga for an undisclosed fee.

"He is a young and very ambitious player, who will strengthen our team," Eintracht's sporting director Fredi Bobic told the club website.

4.12pm Lazio are closing in on Martin Caceres.

Simone Inzaghi may add another defender to his side as they are close to sign former Juventus player Martin Caceres who is currently unattached. 

However, since he does not have EU passport hence the club have to free a slot for the Uruguayan. 

4.10pm Leonel Vangioni leaves Milan to Monterrey. 

The fullback will leave Italy to Mexico after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal with one of the biggest teams in Liga MX.

3.54pm Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.

Sources close to the player have told Sky Sports they believe Barcelona would listen to offers of more than £27m.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said last week that Rafinham would not be sold.

3.40pm Stoke City have signed Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea. 

2.45pm Newcastle United have completed the signing of Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid. The defender is the Mapgies third close-season signing.

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2.30pm England Under-19 captain Jay Dasilva has signed a new contract with Chelsea and will return to Charlton on loan for the new season, the Premier League club have announced.

The defender, whose deal at Stamford Bridge will now run until 2021, helped lead the Young Lions to victory in the European Under-19 Championship, beating Portugal in the final in Georgia.

The 19-year-old spent the second half of last season at League One Charlton, where he made 10 appearances.

2.20pm Do you remember Gabriel Obertan, the former Manchester United and Newcastle winger? Well he has just agreed to join Levski Sofia on a two-year contract.

2.15pm West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis wants to retain Nacer Chadli amid reports of Premier League rival Swansea City's interest in the central defender.

The former Tottenham Hotspur player has been linked with a move to the Paul Clement-managed side, but Pulis stressed his club have no need to cash in on the 27-year-old.

"Chadli is a West Brom player, he's been a West Brom player for a year and let's hope he's a West Brom player for a couple more years," said Pulis.

2.00pm Roma agreed a fee for wingback Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City.

1.45pm Alvaro Morata has completed his medical and Chelsea and will join Antonio Conte's squad in Singapore this weekend.

1.30pm Huge news coming out of Italy as Juventus have reached an agreement to sign Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina. SkySports Italia is reporting that the Italian champions will pay €40 million for the Italy U-21 international. 

1.00pm West Ham hope to complete the transfer of Marko Arnautovic from Stoke on Friday afternoon after the forward undergoes a medical.

The 28-year-old forward has agreed personal terms to move to the London Stadium after Stoke accepted a fee which Press Association Sport understands to be in the region of £24million - a club record.

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11.30am Reports in the British media say Manchester United have turned their attention to PSG right-back Serge Aurier after struggling to do a deal for Monaco's Fabinho.

Aurier would reportedly cost around £25m, with Jose Mourinho insisting after the 2-0 friendly win over Man City that he would like to sign one or two players as soon as possible.

11.00am In case you missed it Malta international striker Jean Paul Farrugia has left Sliema Wanderers to join Swiss side FC Chiasso. Read the full story here

Christian Benteke - Crystal Palace.Christian Benteke - Crystal Palace.

10.30am Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has declared himself happy at the Premier League club ahead of next year's World Cup even as speculation mounts over a possible move away from Selhurst Park.

The former Liverpool and Aston Villa front man has been linked by media with a move to either Everton or Chelsea in recent weeks as both clubs seek to reinforce their attacking options ahead of the start of the new season.

But the 26-year-old wants to remain with new Palace manager Frank de Boer.

"I'm very happy," he said. "I want to be part of the project of the manager and I'm looking forward for this new season.

Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City.Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City.

10.00am Leicester have rejected a bid for Riyad Mahrez, according to manager Craig Shakespeare.

The Algeria forward told the Foxes he wants to leave after an underwhelming follow-up season to their title-winning campaign in 2015/16.

Shakespeare said: "I think I was quoted on the last press day that there was no bids.

"There was a bid from Roma I was told afterwards, so I would like to put the record straight on that one.

"It was politely declined on the basis that it was a low offer. Of what that offer is, don't ask me how much because I don't know and I don't get involved in that."

09.45am Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not listen to any bids for Philippe Coutinho, saying: "We are not a selling club."

The Brazilian playmaker has been linked with a move to Barcelona, with the Spanish giants understood to have bid £72million for him.

Aleksandar Kolarov is poised to join Roma.Aleksandar Kolarov is poised to join Roma.

09.30am Aleksandar Kolarov is on the brink of leaving Manchester City to join Roma, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The 31-year-old left-back has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups since moving to the Etihad Stadium from Lazio in 2010.

Kolarov is now set to return to the Italian capital, with Guardiola revealing "Kolarov is one step from going to Roma".

"He spoke to me, with the club but especially to me, and said he would like to leave and I don't like to live still with players that don't want to stay."

09.15am As every morning with kick off with the transfer rumours coming from the UK pages with Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho stealing all the headlines. Read more here.

9.00am Goodmorning everyone and welcome to the Live Transfers news and rumours. Stay with us for another hectic day of transfer activity.


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