Liverpool step up chase for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio as Nabil Fekir pursuit ends

David Cooper 29/06/2018
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The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.

That has started a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

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ALLISON

Chelsea could have a new number one next season according to Marca. The west London side are close to signing Allison from AS Roma after running out of patience with Thibaut Courtois in extending his deal. His contract expires next season but Chelsea are keen to offload him and bring in the Brazilian number one, who would cost nearly €70 million.

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MARCO ASENSIO

The Spanish midfielder has been identified as a target for Liverpool after missing out on Lyon hotshot Nabil Fekir., according to Marca. Asensio has struggled for game time at Real Madrid and could be ready to move on in order to get more regular football. According to the publication, the Champions League runners-up will launch a mammoth £158million bid and would be willing to offer the player a significant pay rise to convince the Spaniard to make the move.

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Man United desperate to land Real Madrid midfield star Toni Kroos

David Cooper 29/06/2018
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In demand: Will Toni Kroos be heading out of Real Madrid?

The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.

That has started a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

Across the world of football, there is plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

TONI KROOS

Manchester United are hoping to strengthen their midfield with the signing of Toni Kroos. According to AS, Jose Mourinho is a keen admirer of the Real Madrid playmaker despite Germany’s poor World Cup showing in Russia. He finds him as the perfect man to partner Paul Pogba in the middle. However, the Red Devils face a stern task of prising him away from the Spanish capital with new coach Julen Lopetegui seeing him as a fundamental player for Los Blancos.

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ANTHONY MARTIAL

Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in the French forward continues but after making enquiries, Manchester United have quoted ‘silly prices’ for Martial. According to the Manchester Evening News, the response from the Red Devils comes after Tottenham demanded more than £55m for  Toby Alderweireld. With the Belgian yet to sign a new contract, there could be more developments before the transfer window closes on August 9.

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ALEIX VIDAL

The Spanish defender has caught the interest of Inter Milan, who see the 29-year-old as the perfect option to replace Joao Cancelo after switching to Juventus. According to Sport, Vidal is one of many players the Italian side are looking at with the Barcelona defender valued around €10 million. Since arriving in 2015, Vidal has seen his opportunities limited and only made 25 appearances last season in all competition.

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Wayne Rooney not guaranteed to be a success in MLS, says Bob Bradley

Phil Blanche 29/06/2018
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Bob Bradley has warned that Wayne Rooney is not guaranteed to be a success in the United States.

Former England captain Rooney has become the latest big-name player to move to Major League soccer by leaving Everton to join DC United.

But Bradley, the former Swansea and United States manager who is currently in charge of MLS team Los Angeles FC, knows the pitfalls of the Stateside league.

“There’s been many big-name signings in MLS over the years and certainly there are examples of players who have done really well,” Bradley told Press Association Sport.

“David Villa has been a fantastic player since he came to New York City, but as great as Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard were, it didn’t go as well for them.

“That’s not to say they weren’t superstars or amazing players, the same with Steven Gerrard as he was not at his earlier level at LA Galaxy.

“Wayne has had an amazing career, but he has to be excited to be here and bring his football week-in and week-out like David Villa.”

DC United are currently bottom of the Eastern Conference in MLS with only two wins in 12 games this season.
Rooney will not be able to play for the Washington DC-based side until the secondary transfer window opens on July 10.

DC United’s first fixture at their new Audi Field home will be against New England Revolution on July 14.
“The league has grown and every team has to figure out what its identity is and what type of football they want to play,” Bradley said.

“What I love about LAFC is that we signed Carlos Vela as our first player and that resonated in the Mexican-American community.

“After that we concentrated on younger players because the feeling was that our football and the way we play had to come first.

“It wasn’t just about going for box-office names, though there are other clubs in the league who have been successful at different times doing that.

“Robbie Keane and David Beckham won Championships at LA Galaxy and it’s great that clubs have different identities.”

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