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Wednesday’s transfer rumours: Casemiro, Pepe, Sommer, Fofana, Ronaldo and more

All the gossip from around World Football.


Welcome to 101GreatGoal’s daily transfer round-up for Wednesday, August 17th.

Gossip

Everton and Bournemouth have both joined Nice in the race for Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz [The Guardian]

Nice are also keen on a move to Nicolas Pepe, with Arsenal willing to let the Ivorian leave on loan [L’Equipe]

Tottenham are set to beat Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of Blackburn defender Ashley Phillips this summer [The Daily Mail]

Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro this summer after missing out on Frenkie de Jong [Marca]

They are willing to pay up to 80m euros for the Brazilian [Relevo]

They are also considering a move for Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer as their second-choice shot-stopper [Fabrizio Romano]

Fulham are closing in on a £10m move for Nice winger Justin Kluivert [London Evening Standard]

Stoke City have reached an agreement to take Manchester City youngster Liam Delap on loan this summer [David Ornstein]

Chelsea will allow Callum Hudson-Odoi to leave but only on loan, with Todd Boehly having pleaded with the winger not to leave permanently [London Evening Standard]

Dele Alli is edging closer to a move to Turkish outfit Besiktas this summer [Fabrizio Romano]

Wesley Fofana has agreed personal terms with Chelsea, but the Blues are yet to agree a transfer fee with Leicester for the young defender [Fabrizio Romano]

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann could be used as a potential makeweight in a swap deal for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer [The Sun]

Manchester United have also joined the race for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Gerard Romero]

Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for Watford’s Joao Pedro, worth around £30m this summer [The Times]

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