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Transfer Deadline day: Madrid get Camavinga Kounde to Chelsea + Emerson, Christie, Sanches, Edouard

Updated: Aug 31




OVERVIEW:


• Camavinga joins Real Madrid

• Chelsea's Kounde negotiations on last legs

• Emerson, Sanches, Edouard & Christie all to be Premier League players soon?

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31st August - TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY

By Kieran Horn

REAL MADRID SIGN CAMAVINGA


Spanish giants Real Madrid have completed the signing of Eduardo Camavinga from French club Rennes.


The highly sought after 18-year-old has been pursued by many top European clubs, including Manchester United and PSG, but the Frenchman has chosen to play his football in Spain next season.


Madrid had their bid of 31m Euros plus add ons accepted by Rennes with the player having already completed his medical last night in France.





Camavinga will not remain at Rennes on loan for the season, as new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti wants the midfielder at the club right away.

CHELSEA MAKE FINAL KOUNDE PUSH


European Champions Chelsea are ready to make one final attempt to secure the signing of Jules Kounde from Sevilla.


With Kurt Zouma now officially a West Ham player, Chelsea have the funds to explore a deal for Kounde, but negotiations have been difficult with the deal nearly completely breaking down several times yesterday.


The Blues have been in talks with Kounde's representatives and Sevilla for just over a month but no agreement has been reached.


Sevilla are in a strong position for the deal and are reportedly not swaying from their asking price, meanwhile Kounde has admitted he will not force a move away from Spain, therefore the deal rests on what Chelsea's final approach will be.

SPURS CLOSE IN ON EMERSON


Tottenham Hotspur are very close to making their fifth summer signing in Emerson Royal from Barcelona.


Having already signed Bryan Gil from La Liga, Spurs have gone back to Spain’s top flight in search of a right-back and have reached an agreement with Barcelona for Emerson.



The deal is expected to be announced today for a fee in the region of 30m Euros, with the Brazilian having already completed his medical.


Spurs will now have four right-backs at the club, with Fabio Paratici having struggled to move Serge Aurier out of the club.

CHRISTIE, EDOUARD & SANCHES ALL PREMIER LEAGUE BOUND?


Ryan Christie has seen interest from Burnley and Bournemouth regarding a potential final day deal.


The Celtic midfielder rejected a new contract from the club with his current one expiring in January, making him a free agent at the start of next year.





Bournemouth currently look the more likely team to sign Christie, with Burnley having acquired Maxwell Cornet just a few days ago, but never count anything out on deadline day.



Christie isn't the only player set to leave Celtic, as forward Odsonne Edouard is nearing a move to Crystal Palace.


Edouard will be in London today to complete his medical having agreed a fee just under 20m Euros with Celtic.



Another player who could be on his way to the Premier League is Renato Sanches, as Wolves want to secure him on a season long loan from Lille.





Sanches previously spent a season on-loan in England's top division with Swansea but struggled to adapt to the league.


However. since then Sanches helped Lille to become Ligue 1 champions and was a bright spark in Portugal's dismal Euro 2020 campaign.


The 24-year-old is currently side-lined with a minor knee injury but both clubs are optimistic that a loan deal can be agreed before the deadline.




30th August

By Nathan Smith

TOTTENHAM PLOT BISSOUMA MOVE


Following Moussa Sissoko’s move to Watford, Spurs may be looking to bring in a new midfielder and they have possibly found their man in Brighton’s Yves Bissouma.


The Malian has impressed many with his performances for the Seagulls since arriving in 2018 and has been linked with a big move for over a year but nothing has come to fruition yet.


He was heavily linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool, but it could be Spurs that put their money where their mouth is and pay the desired £45m fee for the midfielder.


A player that can benefit any side, Tottenham’s great start to the season could get even better with this man’s arrival.

Image Credit - The Argus

JAMES SET FOR UNITED DEPARTURE


Manchester United are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Welsh winger Dan James amid interest from several Premier League teams.


James has started two of the Red Devils league fixtures so far, but struggled against Wolves, being subbed off after 52 minutes.


With the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, James may drop down the pecking order and that could be the reason for his departure.


Leeds United remain the most interested party, but Everton could emerge as favourites to sign the Welshman, with the price tag expected to be around £15m.

LIVERPOOL & LEEDS BATTLE IT OUT FOR DAMSGAARD


Both Liverpool and Leeds are considering a late move for Euro 2020 stand-out Mikkel Damsgaard, with reports stating that he is available for around £40m.


Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has maintained that they will only sell him for his valuation and that his club are not a ‘discount store’.


Reports in Italy are confident that at least one of these sides will make a move for the winger, but which one is unknown.


It will certainly be interesting to see if any Premier League club turns their interest into offers and bring the Dane to England.

28th August

By Oliver Barefoot

HAALAND PSG PRIORITY


PSG are looking to lure Erling Haaland to Paris before the transfer window closes, as the French giants continue their search for a Kylian Mbappe replacement.


The French outfit are looking likely to lose their star man this summer, with Mbappe closing in on his dream move to Real Madrid.


Madrid have launched a second bid worth around £152M, after their first attempt was rejected.


Mbappe has asked the PSG hierarchy to allow him to leave this summer, with the board increasingly worried they could lose their star man for free in less than 12 months time.


With time running out to find a replacement, PSG are now turning to Mbappe's closest age bracket rival in Erling Haaland.


The 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with a move away from Germany all summer, but interest cooled after his release clause was discovered.


Reports suggest that Haaland could move in January for just £64M due to a clause in his contract, but PSG could tempt the German side into cashing in early with a mega deal set to be offered.


With the French side set to receive a mammoth fee for their 22-year-old talent, PSG are looking to use the cash to fund a late bid for the Norwegian striker.


Any potential deal however would have to include a considerable upfront fee, in order to tempt Borussia Dortmund into selling this late into the window.


SAUL CLOSE


Saul Niguez's proposed move to Chelsea has collapsed after a disagreement between the player and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.


The Atletico Madrid midfielder was closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge, before the duo failed to agree on the 26-year-olds standing within the team.


Saul was believed to have wanted reassurances over the game time he would receive at the London outfit, but Tuchel couldn't promise the Spain International the time he wanted.


Chelsea will now turn their attention towards Jules Kounde as the final piece of their summer jigsaw puzzle, but difficulties in another deal could ruin that as well.


More below!



ZOUMA TO WEST HAM IN DOUBT


Kurt Zouma's transfer to West Ham is on the brink of collapsing, after issues with the defenders medical.


Chelsea are relying on the departure of Zouma in order to fund their bid for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.


However, the Hammers may now pull out of the deal for the Chelsea centre-back over problems with a knee injury.


The issue arose during the final stages of the players medical, which was held in Paris on Thursday.


West Ham are now looking into the injury further, but could pull the plug on the deal if the medical team say to do so.


This news will come as a huge blow to Chelsea, West Ham and Kounde.

24th August

By Kieran Horn

KOUNDE TO CHELSEA RELIES ON WEST HAM'S MOVE FOR ZOUMA


Chelsea's attempt to sign Sevilla's Jules Kounde rests on whether or not they can sell Kurt Zouma, with West Ham his likely destination.


The European champions tried to sign Kounde earlier in the window, using Zouma as part of the deal, but no agreement was reached.


Since then the Blues have splashed the cash on bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, and if they wish to sign Kounde as well, it's likely that some more departures will need to happen.