Transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo latest as Chelsea eye Fofana, Aubameyang and Gordon

‘I hope Ronaldo stays’: United’s Casemiro urges friend to remain at Old Trafford

The transfer window enters its final days and hours but Manchester United have made a huge move by confirming a deal with Ajax worth up to €100m for the Brazil winger Antony. The 22-year-old is set to become the second-most expensive transfer in United’s history and ends a long-running transfer saga, with Erik ten Hag now reunited with his forward from Eredivisie.

That could be it for United, but reports suggest Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is still not settled. His agent Jorge Mendes is working around the clock to find a suitor, with Napoli and Sporting CP the final options if the Portuguese wants to return to Champions League football this season.

Elsewhere, West Ham continue to spend lavishly with 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta arriving from Lyon while Chelsea will be frantic in the final days with Wesley Fofana set to join from Leicester and links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Gordon.

Follow all the latest news, rumours and done deals below.


Antonio Conte: Spurs need at least two transfer windows to be ‘really complete’

Antonio Conte says he needs at least two more transfer windows to transform Tottenham into genuine Premier League title challengers.

Spurs have started the season strongly by taking 10 points from a possible 12 following Sunday’s 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest.

Head coach Conte has spoken with the club’s board about further bolstering his squad ahead of Thursday’s deadline following a series of arrivals earlier in the summer but insists he is content to work with the players already at his disposal.


Chelsea ‘push to seal’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal

The Guardian says Chelsea are pushing to sign 33-year-old Barcelona striker, and former Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Blues are reportedly hoping for a transfer triple after signing Wesley Fofana, 21, from Leicester, with hopes to also secure Everton’s 21-year-old winger Anthony Gordon.


Brendan Rodgers bemoans instability at Leicester after ‘very challenging’ summer

Brendan Rodgers admits instability at Leicester City has impacted their start to the season.

The Foxes are bottom of the Premier League after four games ahead of Thursday’s visit of Manchester United.

They are poised to sell Wesley Fofana to Chelsea for around £70million after a transfer saga which saw the defender fail to turn up for training.


‘We will try everything’: Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s hunt for a midfielder

Jurgen Klopp would prefer Liverpool to “risk a bit more” in the transfer market but he ultimately accepts their situation as the search for a midfielder goes to the wire.

Liverpool’s outlay on Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay this summer may end up costing them just north of £100million but they will recoup around three quarters of that on outgoings.

While Klopp is seeking to bolster his squad in the middle of the park before the transfer window closes on Thursday night, the Reds manager recognises the decision is out of his hands.


Sergio Reguilon joins Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have signed Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham on loan.

There is an option to buy for the Spanish side, who have moved quickly to replace Renan Lodi, who has joined Nottingham Forest on loan.


PSG close in on Carlos Soler signing

Paris Saint-Germain are looking to sign Carlos Soler.

The Valencia star will cost €18m with a further €3m coming in add-ons, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The Spaniard will sign a five-year deal with Luis Campos revamping the side and also set to add Fabian Ruiz from Napoli.


Leicester set Youri Tielemans price tag

Leicester have quoted £35-40m for Youri Tielemans, which should end Arsenal’s interest in the Belgian midfielder.

Fabrizio Romano has reported the Gunners have walked away from a possible deal, with Mikel Arteta eager to upgrade in the middle of the pitch.

Tielemans has a year left on his contract, but the Foxes may keep him for now with the expectation funds will come from Wesley Fofana’s move to Chelsea for in excess of £70m.


Brendan Rodgers on Wesley Fofana’s move to Chelsea and Leicester spending

“Nothing has been confirmed,” Brendan Rodgers says on Wesley Fofana’s impending move to Chelsea.

“We have to wait until confirmation. We’ve waited until this point, we’re hopeful that we can do one or two things that can help the squad. That’ll be taken care of.

“Yes, I’ve said all along, it’s late, but our recruitment team have done a great job over many months, preparing. The guys behind the scenes have done some great work. If we have to press the button on one or two then hopefully we can do that.”


Thomas Tuchel ‘likes’ Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Thomas Tuchel ‘likes’ Sergej Milinkovic-Savic according to the Lazio midfielder’s agent Mateja Kezman.

He adds Arsenal and Newcastle have been knocked back, while “Serie A clubs can’t afford him”.

“Unless a miracle happens in the last days [of the summer transfer window], he will stay at Lazio. Time will tell for how long,” Kezman told Il Corriere dello Sport newspaper.

“No club matched Claudio Lotito’s asking price this summer and I don’t think the situation will change.

“Thomas Tuchel likes the player so much, but he needed a central defender.”


Fulham set to sign Justin Kluivert

Fulham are close to signing Roma forward Justin Kluivert, report Sky Sports.

It will initially be a loan but the Whites will have an obligation to buy for €5m and a further €4.5m coming through add-ons.

The 23-year-old spend last season on loan at Nice, scoring six goals in all competitions.

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