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Saturday’s transfer rumours: Ronaldo, Pulisic, Fofana, De Jong, Tielemans and more

All the gossip from around World Football.

Welcome to 101GreatGoal’s daily transfer round-up for Saturday, August 13th.


Chelsea will have to shell out 95m euros (£80.2m) to sign Wesley Fofana this summer [Get French Football News]

The Blues have pulled out of the race to sign Frenkie de Jong with the Dutchman still keen to remain in Barcelona if possible [Sport]

Jules Kounde is set to miss out on Barcelona’s opening La Liga clash, as the new signing hasn’t been registered by the club on time [La Liga]

Napoli are closing in on a move for Tottenham midfielder Tanguy N’Dombele, which will consist of a loan with an option to buy [Fabrizio Romano]

Former Arsenal and Chelsea winger Willian has left Corinthians as he seeks a move back to Europe following death threats in Brazil [BBC Sport]

Bruno Lage has admitted that Wolves are in the process of offering Ruben Neves a new contract, and that they are doing all they can to keep him at the club [Daily Star]

Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has signed a new contract with AC Milan after a string of impressive performances [AC Milan]

Erik Ten Hag has confirmed Marcus Rashford will stay at Manchester United this summer, adding that “he’s definitely in our plans.” [BBC Sport]

Ten Hag wants to sign Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, but the fellow hierarchy are less keen on the move [Manchester Evening News]

Newcastle United could target Christian Pulisic this summer, with the American out of favour at Chelsea [The Athletic]

Barring any late twist, Cristiano Ronaldo is now expected to remain at Manchester United this summer [AS]

Leicester are prepared to let Youri Tielemans leave on a free transfer next summer if they do not receive a suitable offer, with Arsenal keen on the midfielder [The Times}


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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