Transfer deadline day is here – and it is a race against the clock to get the final deals done.
Chelsea have splashed over £70million on goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.
He replaces Thibaut Courtois, who has joined Real Madrid, with Mateo Kovacic moving in the other direction.
There are plenty more deals set to go through across the Premier League before the window officially shuts at 5pm this evening.
Leicester have agreed a fee with Freiburg for centre-back Caglar Soyuncu – and that may pave the way for Harry Maguire’s departure.
According to Sky sources, the £22.5m deal for the Turkish defender is set.
And that means Leicester are bracing themselves for a last-ditch Manchester United bid for £65million-rated Maguire .
Soyuncu has 15 caps for Turkey and joined Freiburg from Altınordu S.K in his homeland.
He had been heavily linked with Arsenal.
Bristol City want to replace Joe Bryan with Chelsea youngster Jay Dasilva.
Bryan will complete his move to Premier League club Fulham today after gazumped Aston Villa at the 11th hour.
Dasilva spent last season on loan at Charlton and looks set for a similar move to the Championship.
Barcelona have reportedly made a move for Ajax star Frenkie de Jong after being frustrated in their efforts to sign Paul Pogba.
The La Liga champions wanted to sign the World Cup winner from Manchester United but the Old Trafford club have so far refused to do business.
Jose Mourinho does not want to let the Frenchman leave the club without a replacement and United only have until 5pm today to complete their summer business.
And according to Barcelona-based newspaper Sport, Barcelona have agreed a deal in principle for De Jong if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The Dutch side take on Standard Liege in the second leg of their Third Round qualifying clash next Tuesday with the score level at 2-2.
Leeds in for Besic
Marcelo Bielsa wants to end Mo Besic’s Everton nightmare by bringing him to Leeds in a £4.5million deal.
Elland Road boss Bielsa aims to seal the Bosnian midfielder’s full-time switch before the transfer window shuts at 5pm today.
But, if the Argentinian coach fails to beat the deadline, he plans to take Besic on loan for the season before making the move permanent next summer.
Despite the impressive start Leeds made to their campaign with a 3-1 opening day win over relegated Stoke last Sunday, Bielsa still feels he needs to strengthen his central midfield options.
And he has identified Besic as his top target after learning that the Berlin-born former Hamburg ball winner is surplus to requirements at Goodison.
Bakayoko to Milan
Tiemoue Bakayoko will join AC Milan, claim Corriere dello Sport.
The French midfielder’s brother will meet with the Rossoneri to discuss his salary.
After a £40m move to the Londoners from Monaco last year, Bakayoko is deemed expendable by Maurizio Sari.
Everton keen on Gomes
Everton have reportedly entered the bidding for Barcelona’s Andre Gomes.
The midfielder is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp and has been linked with several Premier League clubs.
And according to Barcelona based newspaper Sport, Everton and West Ham are the last English clubs standing.
Valencia remain interested in taking the player back to the Mestalla.
Real Madrid star Marcelo has ‘called Juventus,’ claim Tuttosport.
The Brazilian wants to follow his friend Cristiano Ronaldo to Turin.
The pair would link up in black and white in a bid to win four successive Champions League titles.
West Ham are still interested in signing Porto striker Moussa Marega.
The Hammers had a £26million bid rejected earlier this summer, with the Portuguese club looking for closer to £35million.
But boss Manuel Pellegrini is still keen on the Frenchman and an agreement could yet be reached before tomorrow’s 5pm deadline.
Everton are also said to be interested in the striker who scored 22 goals in the Primeira Liga last season.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to raid his former club as he looks to take Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke on loan.
The 20-year-old struggled for game time under Jurgen Klopp last season due to the form of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
But Liverpool legend Gerrard is confident he can convince the forward to make the switch to Ibrox this summer.
Solanke, who scored his first Reds goal vs Brighton in May, is unlikely to leave Anfield on a permanent deal but may agree to a loan.
Unai Emery is still yet to have been won over by four Arsenal players he inherited from Arsene Wenger.
The Spaniard was appointed Gunners boss at the beginning of this summer, taking over the Frenchman’s 22-year reign.
Emery has already put a stamp on things, bringing in the likes of Lucas Torreira, Sokratis and Bernd Leno.
But according to The Sun , Emery still hasn’t been convinced by Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
The Arsenal manager has already acted on this by allowing Chambers to leave on loan to Fulham.
As for Mavropanos, the Greek youngster who joined in January, Emery does not believe he is quite ready for regular first team football.
With just one day left until the transfer window closes, there may still be some room for departures.
Crystal Palace are set to hang on to star man Wilfried Zaha after fighting off interest in their prized asset.
Premier League Palace have refused to sell Zaha, 25, despite interest from a string of bigger clubs.
It turned Zaha’s head and the Ivory Coast ace did previously tell Palace he fancied moving on.
But MirrorSport understands Zaha is now coming to terms with staying at Palace ahead of their opener at promoted Fulham this weekend.
He was new Everton boss Marco Silva’s prime target but Zaha told the Goodison club he didn’t fancy another move up north after his ill-fated spell at Manchester United from 2013-2015.
That saw Everton go for Richarlison instead and left Chelsea and Spurs in the frame for Zaha but neither are willing to go near the £75million price tag Palace have mentioned.
Zaha managed nine goals and three assists last term despite missing five weeks of the season injured when Palace struggled without him.
West Ham have enjoyed one of the best windows in the Premier League and could be about to make it even better with a late swoop for Fernando Llorente.
The Spanish striker only joined Tottenham last year from Swansea but is now deemed expendable with the Hammers said to be preparing a deadline day move.
The Mail claim Manuel Pellegrini now has the ability to move for a new forward after shifting Jordan Hugill out on loan to Middlesbrough.
The Pellegrini era begins this weekend at Anfield with title-hopefuls Liverpool a far from attractive proposition.
Manchester United are desperately trying to rush through a £138million move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
That is according to Calciomercato, who say the Red Devils are competing against Juventus and Real Madrid to land the Serbian.
Juve and Real have the advantage of being able to do business up until the end of August whereas United have just three more days to do business.
The 23-year-old has been on Jose Mourinho’s radar for several months.
Everton slap £30m price tag on Lookman
Everton have slapped a £30m price tag on Ademola Lookman.
Lookman is a target for RB Leipzig but they face having to pay almost three times what Everton did to sign the exciting forward from Charlton in January 2017.
The 20 year-old joined the Germans on loan for the second half of last season after struggling to get regular game time at Everton and caught the eye in the Bundesliga.
He is keen on a return but Everton were reluctant to sell and informed RB Leipzig of their stance again this week.
But they have softened their position slightly following further talks with Lookman’s camp, though it will take a big fee to prise him away from Goodison Park.
Lookman’s hopes of securing regular first team football at Everton have been further dented by the £40m arrival of Richarlison from Watford.
Brazilian playmaker Bernard could also be on his way to Goodison Park to increase the attacking competition.
Leipzig have had two bids rejected for England Under-21 wide man Lookman so far.
And while the deadline in England closes at 5pm tomorrow, Leipzig have time to weigh up their next move as the German window is open until August 31.
Wolves chasing Clucas
Wolves are interested in Swansea’s £8million rated midfielder Sam Clucas.
The 27-year-old was set to return to the Premier League with a move to Burnley earlier in the transfer window but failed to agree personal terms.
But Premier League newboys Wolves have registered their interest in the midfielder and could yet bring him to Molineux before tomorrow’s deadline.
Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo sees Clucas as a good addition to his midfielder having just secured the signature of Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore.
AC Milan are looking to take Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan.
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Fulham have hijacked Aston Villa’s move for Bristol City defender Joe Bryan.
The 24-year-old left-back travelled to the Midlands for a medical but Fulham have made a last-ditch offer and he now looks set to sign for the Cottagers.
Two outgoings at Huddersfield
Huddersfield have allowed two players to leave today.
Young defender Jordan Williams has joined Barnsley on a four-year deal.
Meanwhile, Scott Malone has moved to Derby for an undisclosed fee.
He is responsible for a dance craze back home… now Richarlison is hoping the arrival of the ‘pigeon dance’ in the Premier League will sweep him into the Brazil team.
The Samba star took the moves of a little known pop band in his native country, and sent them viral when he used the dance as his signature goal-scoring celebration.
So far, with just five goals in 41 Watford appearances, English audiences haven’t been treated to the phenomenon, but Everton’s £50million record signing believes that will change at Goodison – with the help of a manager he calls the best in the world.
Richarlison became famous for his ‘danca di pombo’, taken from a song by the band Os Perseguidores, and has promised Blues fans they will see in plenty of times this season…as he looks for the goals that will win him Brazil caps.
Sergio Rico is set to join Fulham on loan from Sevilla.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper will pen a temporary deal at Craven Cottage.
Chelsea land Kepa
Chelsea have completed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga in world record £71m fee for a goalkeeper.
The 23-year-old has penned a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge after the Blues triggered a release clause in his Athletic Bilbao contract.
“So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League,” Kepa said.
“It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.”
And director Marina Granovskaia has explained what attracted them to the player as Courtois’ replacement.
“Kepa is a talent we have admired for a long time and we are extremely excited about his arrival,” said Granovskaia.
“He has already demonstrated fantastic quality and consistency and will be a big part of any success Chelsea have in the coming years. His long-term contract reflects the belief we have in him and we look ahead to the coming seasons with an enormous sense of optimism.”
Jerome Boateng personally phoned Jose Mourinho to turn down the chance of playing for Manchester United – and the reason he gave has now been revealed.
The Red Devils have been keen on bolstering their defence all summer, with Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Yerry Mina all linked with moves to Old Trafford.
On Sunday, Man United played Bayern Munich in a friendly and made contact with the Bundesliga club with regards to how much Boateng would cost.
The German champions responded by reportedly quoting their defender, 29, at between €50m – €60m.
United would have only been prepared to pay half that fee but in the end it didn’t matter because Boateng shunned the move himself.
The 2014 World Cup winner personally phoned Mourinho to politely decline a transfer to Old Trafford.
According to The Guardian, Boateng told the Portuguese he believes in the project going on at Bayern and that he has more chance winning the Champions League with the German side.
United still remain keen to add before the transfer window closes on Thursday, with Spurs defender Alderweireld the most likely player, if any, to move.
Rose set for Schalke loan?
Tottenham defender Danny Rose looks set to move to the Bundesliga after talks of a loan move with Schalke.
The England star has lost form over the last year but still held on to his Three Lions squad place for the World Cup, though Ashley Young, not a natural left-back, beat him to a starting role.
Seagulls swoop for Ostigard
Brighton have signed young defender Leo Skiri Ostigard.
The 18-year-old will link up with the Seagull’s Under-23 squad.
Grealish vows to run Villa contract down
Jack Grealish has told Aston Villa he will never sign another contract with them after they dashed his Champions League dreams and left him heartbroken.
Grealish expected to land a lucrative switch to Tottenham this summer, allowing him to compete with the cream of Europe as they have already qualified for the group stages that begin next month.
Spurs registered their strong interest soon after Villa lost the Championship play-off final to Fulham in late May.
Villa’s chairman at the time, Dr Tony Xia, promised Grealish he would sell him to help bring vital funds into the crisis club.
Chelsea have confirmed that they have agreed terms with Real Madrid for the sale of Thibaut Courtois.
The deal will see the Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic join the Blues on a season-long loan.
Courtois has long been linked with a move to the Spanish capital, where he used to play for Atletico Madrid and where his family are still based.
The Belgian goalkeeper – who won the Golden Glove award for the best keeper at the World Cup in the summer – had just one year remaining on his Blues contract, and is now expected to be replaced at Stamford Bridge by the Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who will become the most expensive keeper in the world at £71m.
A statement on the club website read: “We have tonight agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Thibaut Courtois, subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.
“As part of the deal, Mateo Kovacic will join Chelsea on a season-long loan.”
Wolves are set to continue their summer of spending by landing Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko.
The 21-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Thursday after a reported £16million fee was agreed.
Arsenal may yet make a late bid for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida as they look to bring in another defender before tomorrow’s deadline.
The Croatian is reportedly keen on a move to England and has been linked with Liverpool and West Ham in recent weeks.
But with Arsenal allowing Calum Chambers to join Fulham and with injuries to Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac, the Gunners have moved into pole position to secure his signature.
The player’s agent, Ugur Avadan, said, “if an offer in the region of £15m arrives, it will be difficult for Vida and Besiktas to say no.”
Arsenal may allow goalkeeper David Ospina to go the other way as a makeweight in any potential deal.
Tammy Abraham is set to stay at Chelsea – and take on an increased role – despite interest from around the Premier League.
Southampton, West Ham and Cardiff were among the sides pondering a move for the two-cap England striker.
Abraham, 20, has made just three senior appearances for the Blues but shot to stardom at Bristol City in 2016-17.
He hit 26 goals in 48 games in all competitions for the Robins but was farmed out on loan once more to Premier League Swansea last term.
Abraham scored just eight times in 39 outings for the Swans as they were relegated to the Championship.
Grujic – who featured in defence in Tuesday night’s 3-1 friendly victory over Torino at Anfield – had seemed set to rejoin Cardiff City on loan having helped the Bluebirds gain promotion to the Premier League last season.
But that fell apart due to what Cardiff boss Neil Warnock called “a contract issue”, with Lazio also failing to follow up their interest in the 22-year-old.
Crystal Palace could be set for a Deadline Day reunion with Yannick Bolasie.
The Everton winger has yet to receive any clarification on his future – contrary to reports – following the signings of both £50m Richarlison and free agent Bernard.
But Mirror Football understands Palace have an interest with a view to a late swoop to take him back to Selhurst Park. Bolasie played 143 times for Palace scoring 13 goals.
The 29-year old was signed for Everton by Ronald Koeman in a shock £25m move two years ago.
But he suffered cruciate ligament damage in his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on 4 December 2016, an injury which needed two operations.
Brazil’s Bernard has arrived at Finch Farm training ground for a medical before joining Everton on five-year deal.
Formalities will be completed tonight and the player unveiled tomorrow.
Smith heads Stateside
Brad Smith has left Bournemouth for a tilt at the MLS.
The full-back has joined Seattle Sounders on loan.
Boro sign Hugill
Middlesbrough have signed Jordan Hugill from West Ham.
He joins Boro on a season-long loan deal.
Sarri asked about Courtois situation
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri refused to shed light on the future of wantaway goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after his side’s penalty shoot-out win against Lyon.
Sarri also revealed he expects Eden Hazard to remain at Stamford Bridge after the Belgium international made his first Blues appearance since Russia 2018.
Belgium international Courtois has been reported to have stayed away from the London club following World Cup duty with Belgium amid speculation of a move to Real Madrid.
“I don’t know in this moment,” Sarri told a press conference after Chelsea’s 5-4 win on penalties at Stamford Bridge when asked of Courtois’ future.
“I want to speak with my club and then we will decide about it. I am here to talk about this match.”
Rangers youngster sent out on loan
Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty has joined Shrewsbury on a season-long loan.
Docherty made 14 appearances for Rangers after joining from Hamilton in January, but found himself on the fringes as Steven Gerrard revamped his squad. The 21-year-old is thought to have a long-term future at Ibrox, but will spend the 2018-19 season in Sky Bet League One after agreeing a temporary stay at New Meadow.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Shrews boss John Askey said: “Greg’s got good pedigree, played a lot of games for his age and helps to strengthen the midfield up, an area of the park that I think is vital for us.
“He had one or two options. He’s done well getting his move to Rangers and then from what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard about him he’s done well at Rangers.
“A new manager’s gone in there and obviously he’s got his own plans, but I think he’s still very much a part of Rangers, it’s just that they want him to play games, so hopefully we’ve benefited from it.”
Bryan due in for Villa medical
Joe Bryan is due for a medical at Aston Villa today as boss Steve Bruce prepares for a busy finale to the transfer window after their takeover.
Bristol City left-back Bryan, 24, will cost Villa around £5million and is highly-rated.
Bryan who made 48 appearances in all competitions last season, played in City’s season opening 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
They have also accepted a bid from Championship rivals Middlesbrough but he has opted for Villa.
Bachmann heads to the Scottish Premier League
Former Stoke keeper Daniel Bachmann has penned a season’s deal with Kilmarnock.
He had spells with Wrexham and Bury on loan.
Nabil Fakir could yet be on the move this week.
After his move to Liverpool fell through, he has now been linked with a transfer to Chelsea.
Fakir was left out of the Lyon XI to face off against the Londonders on Tuesday night and his boss Bruno Genesio claims that he can’t rule out a late move.
“It’s too early to say. He wanted to leave at the end of last season, but came back to training yesterday and was happy.
“Who knows? There may be opportunities that come up before the end of the window. For now, he is a Lyon player.”
Ayew blasted for going AWOL
Swansea manager Graham Potter has blasted Jordan Ayew for going AWOL – before admitting the on-strike forward is likely to get the move he craves.
Liberty Stadium boss Potter is keen to ensure the Welsh club are not saddled with Ayew after tomorrow’s transfer deadline expires.
He said: “Jordan has not been here, so that tells you he is not part of what we are trying to do, by his own actions.
“It’s really whether we can get a good enough deal for the club – otherwise it’s going to be an interesting time for him.
“We know the situation and we are trying to find a solution.”
Crystal Palace and Fulham are both keen to take Ayew back into the top flight, following his 11 goals in all competitions last season.
Swansea want £12million for the Ghana star, but won’t sell until that valuation is met.
Real Madrid are scrambling to add to their midfield this month, as they face the prospect of potentially losing both Mateo Kovacic and Luka Modric.
And they have earmarked Christian Eriksen as the man lead their midfield in the coming years – but know they will have to wait.
Kovacic is desperate to depart the Santiago Bernabeu and is expected to join Chelsea on loan in the next 24 hours.
The midfielder is highly-rated in the Spanish capital but after three years as a bit-part player wants regular first-team action.
Kovacic has spoken out on his desire to move on three separate occasions in recent weeks.
Harry Maguire still hopes to move to Manchester United.
One source has told Sky Sports News that United have already had two bids turned down for the England defender, the second bid was worth about £60m.
Leicester are in advanced talks to sign two centre-backs – Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb and Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg – at a combined cost of about £35m.
Huddersfield want Mbenza
David Wagner will splash out £13.4million to make Montpellier winger Isaac Mbenza Huddersfield’s ninth summer signing.
The Terriers boss turned his sights on Mbenza after missing out on Adama Traore, who snubbed Town in favour of an £18m switch from Middlesbrough to Premier League new boys Wolves. Former Belgian Under-21 winger Mbenza is heading to Huddersfield to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical before penning what is expected to be a four-year deal.
The 22-year-old’s capture would push the Terriers’ summer spending through the £60m barrier.
Latest from Villa
Villa boss Steve Bruce wants Hibs midfielder John McGinn, 23, for around £2m.
He has already this week got Norwegian goalkeeper Orjan Nyland from Bundesliga II side Ingolstadt and centre-back Axel Tuanzebe on season-long loan from Manchester United.
Mirror Football understands Bruce also has a strong interest in a season-loan loan for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo, 21, who helped Fulham up last term.
But Tottenham are pushing hard to finally snap up Jack Grealish in a deal in excess of £25m with Villa’s homegrown hero keen to go.
Leeds plotting Konate move
Leeds plan a £6million swoop for versatile ace Moussa Konate.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa has targeted Amiens’ Konate despite splashing £10m for Middlesbrough hit-man Patrick Bamford and loaning winger Jack Harrison from Manchester City.
Bielsa wants to strengthen in both areas and Konate fits the bill.
Courtois poised for Real medical
Thibaut Courtois will arrive in Spain tonight ahead of his medical with Real Madrid.
The Belgium goalkeeper failed to report for training at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Monday as he looked to force through a move back to the Spanish capital.
And now it seems the 26-year-old will get his wish with a £35million deal with Real Madrid almost complete.
Courtois will fly to Madrid tonight and undergo his medical tomorrow.
Chelsea have sounded out Athletic Bilbao stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga as a replacement and are willing to pay his £71.6million release clause.
Spurs preparing big-money move for Sessegnon
Tottenham are preparing a big-money Deadline Day move for Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon.
The left winger has been on Spurs’ radar since helping the Cottagers achieve promotion from the Championship last season.
He announced his intentions to play for Fulham in the top flight this season.
But there are fears in south-west London that a last gasp bid for the 18-year-old from Tottenham could turn his head.
Spurs are yet to make a signing this summer, and had a £25million bid for Jack Grealish rejected on Wednesday.
Paul Pogba will find it tough to join Barcelona after Jose Mourinho slammed the door shut on his Nou Camp dream.
The Frenchman is reportedly desperate to leave Old Trafford – but that has cut no ice with Manchester United boss.
Sources in Spain have revealed that United have blocked the move with just two days of the transfer window remaining.
Pogba has said to have already agreed a £350,000-a-week deal – but United have told Barcelona he is ‘non transferable’ reporting Spanish sources.
Barcelona now consider the move for Pogba ‘dead in the water’ according to Sport – even though super agent Mino Raiola was still trying to convince United to let him move.
Inside track on Grealish and proposed Spurs move
Aston Villa’s management staff know Jack Grealish wants to quit the club.
They have been told. The player himself let his feelings be known to the away support at the end of Monday night’s victory over Hull City after being substituted.
Grealish isn’t being advised to hand in a transfer request – his advisors aren’t quite so brash.
The Solihull-born playmaker knows that it is one thing letting it be known that you are happy to leave.
It is another one altogether to publicly force the issue at a club you’ve professed to love since childhood.
The backlash would not be pretty. Being seen as one of the supporters’ own has its advantages. Any player is cut that little more slack. But the reverse is true when it comes to feelings of the heart.
If you were in Grealish’s shoes, faced with the same choice, what would you do?
Before the money mess that threatened to rip the club apart, Grealish’s plan was simple – and i was one with which all parties concerned agreed.
Saints pushing Palace for Ings
Southampton are desperate to beat Crystal Palace to Danny Ings.
The Liverpool striker is set to leave Anfield this summer and will command a £20million fee.
Palace were hoping to take the former Burnley marksman, who has struggled with injuries since his move to Merseyside.
But Saints are looking to push through a late deal to take him to the south coast.
Johnson commits to Leicester
Leicester City youngster Darnell Johnson has signed a new three-year deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.
The 19-year-old has been capped at every youth level for England and was a key part of the side that won the UEFA U19 Euro in 2017.
Johnson has featured heavily in pre-season for Leicester’s first team in games against Notts County, Akhisarspor, Udinese, Valencia and Lille.
The defender joined Leicester at the age of 10 and has steadily risen through the ranks with the Foxes.
Traore speaks after joining Wolves
Adama Traore has vowed to help promoted Wolves make an impact in the Premier League after a club-record £18million move.
Winger Traore, 22, joined from Championship Middlesbrough yesterday (Wednesday) after Wolves met his release clause.
He has penned a five-year deal at Molineux to become the club’s fifth new face this summer, after Rui Patricio, Jonny Castro Otto, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez. They have also turned loan deals for Diogo Jota, Willy Boly and Ruben Vinagre permanent.
“I think Wolves is ready for the Premier League,” said Traore. “They’re here because they’re ready. I think my message for the fans is ‘believe’ in this team.
“We’ll work 100 per cent, everything is possible.
“I think I’ll enjoy playing in this team. I’m young, I like to learn and I know if I add different things it’s good for me.
“How the Wolves play definitely suits me, I’ve already watched their games and before I make any decision I already know how they play, how they move, how the wingers play.”
Ipswich complete double deal
Ipswich Town have completed the double signing of Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan from Shrewsbury.
The pair have signed three-year deals with the club and have linked up with former Grimsby boss Paul Hurst.
Central defender Nsiala, 26, is a product of Everton’s youth system and made 65 League appearances for the Shrews last season.
Jon Nolan, also 26, scored 9 goals in 43 appearances last term and played a big part in the club’s promotion push.
The pair have joined the club for undisclosed fees.
Lopetegui on Kovacic’s Chelsea links
Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic has been the subject of a move from Real Madrid to Chelsea – which is expected to be a loan.
Lopetegui said: “It’s true that Mateo has expressed his desire to leave. I’ve expressed my desire for him to stay. If he leaves, we’ll see how we organise things.
“The solution that we’d look for at the right time would be a player at Kovacic’s level, someone who is a top-level footballer.
“To compete all the objectives we’ve got, we need a balanced squad.”
Lopetegui comments on Real’s Courtois links
Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui refused to comment on the strong rumours linking Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a move to the Bernabeu.
Courtois is reported to have stayed away from the London club this week in an apparent attempt to force a move back to the Spanish capital, having played for Real’s city rivals Atletico from 2011-14.
But Lopetegui was tight-lipped on the saga as he addressed his goalkeeping situation after a 2-1 friendly win over Roma in New Jersey, insisting that Keylor Navas remains his number one.
The former Spain coach said in quotes on Real’s official website: “I always say that I’m not talking about players who are not at Real Madrid.
“Keylor is our goalkeeper and there are no other goalkeepers I can talk about except Keylor, Kiko (Casilla), (Andriy) Lunin and Luca (Zidane).
“Keylor is phenomenal, he has our full confidence and is an extraordinary goalkeeper. He’s delighted to belong to Real Madrid and we’re delighted with him.”
Mario hoping for Premier League return with Spurs
Joao Mario is hoping for a Premier League lifeline as he eyes a loan switch to Tottenham.
Inter Milan’s Portuguese international midfielder Mario made 13 top-flight appearances on loan at West Ham last season.
Mario,25, got two goals and an assist to help the Hammers stay up after arriving in January from Italy.
But West Ham failed to sign the star, who cost Inter Milan £35million in August 2016 from Sporting Lisbon.
Mario enjoyed his stint in the Premier League and likes London and is hopeful of coming back.
He has admirers after also playing for Portugal four times at the World Cup.
Suitors are believed to include Tottenham with Daniel Levy considering a late loan move to bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Watford make Ward-Prowse offer
Watford have made a £10million bid for Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse.
Javi Gracia has made a late move to snatch the England international and bolster his midfield with the transfer window set to shut at 5pm tomorrow.
The 23-year-old made his professional debut for the Saints in 2011 and started 20 Premier League games last term.
Burnley to offer Vokes for Rodriguez
Burnley are ready to offer West Brom Sam Vokes plus cash to try and clinch a deal for Jay Rodriguez.
Burnley have had two offers to re-sign their former forward Rodriguez, who scored 11 goals last season, knocked back by the Baggies during this window.
They are now preparing a third and hoping including Vokes in the deal might tempt West Brom.
West Brom lost targetman Salomon Rondon last week after he joined Newcastle on a season-long loan and Vokes would be a like-for-like replacement.
West Brom are understood to want a deal worth over £20m to sell Rodriguez.
Rodgers plotting Liverpool raid
Brendan Rodgers will make an enquiry to Liverpool for Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella.
The former Reds boss will look to tempt Jurgen Klopp into releasing the 21-year-old prospect with a view to further developing his career.
It would be a permanent move for the former Valencia academy product after loan spells with Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II.
Goal.com believe the Scottish champions would pay £3.5m after the player turned down a switch to Rosenborg for a similar fee.