1.45pm transfer news LIVE: Carlos Vinicius to Tottenham, Leeds close in on Cuisance – latest gossip – The Sun

1.45pm transfer news LIVE: Carlos Vinicius to Tottenham, Leeds close in on Cuisance – latest gossip – The Sun

LEEDS are reportedly closing in on a deal for Bayern Munich star Michael Cuisance.

Meanwhile Sheffield United have offered £17m with £7m in add-ons plus a £40m buy-back clause for Liverpool's Rhian Brewster.

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  • Kiro Evans

    POSITIVE MEETING

    Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid is edging closer after reports of a meeting that was “positive”.

    The Gunners are trying to shift the midfielder out the back door in order to raise funds for their efforts to bring in Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.

    But even with Torreira going one way, there is no guarantee Partey will go the other.

  • Kiro Evans

    YOU'RE THE JUAN

    Fulham's desperate search for new defenders marches on and Tottenham's Juan Foyth is one of a number of players they're looking at, say reports.

    The Argentine hasn't appeared for Spurs since December but has piqued Fulham's interests, according to Sky Sports.

    They will have to get a move on though, with reports saying a loan move to Villarreal could be on the cards for the 22-year-old.

  • Kiro Evans

    SIMPLY THE DEST

    Barcelona have completed the signing of right-back Sergino Dest from Ajax in a deal worth up to €26.2m (£23.8m)

  • Kiro Evans

    ALONSO UPDATE

    Inter Milan may be in the window for Marcos Alonso, only days after the left-back's reported bust-up with Frank Lampard.

    The Chelsea gaffer was furious with Alonso's actions after he was subbed off at half time and may now have a route to get rid of him.

    Inter have just sold their Brazilian left-back Dalbert to Rennes and are now reportedly in the market for a replacement.

  • Kiro Evans

    PUT A SOK IN IT

    Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos has rejected a move to Fulham, reports say.

    The defender has been squeezed out of the first team by new signings while the Cottagers are looking for reinforcements at the back after a woeful start to the season.

    Football Insider reports that Fulham came forward with a bid for the defender – who has less than a year left on his contract – but he rejected the move.

  • Kiro Evans

    FLETCHER: BACK OLE NOW

    Darren Fletcher has implored the United board to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and bring in some more signings – or risk a top four place.

    The ex-midfielder has become just the latest ex-United favourite to publicly put pressure on the club, following Gary Neville and Steve McClaren in recent days.

    Fletcher, 36, told Sky Sports: “For me, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for the job he has done for the club, from where it was to what it is now, deserves the players he wants in.

    “He's always got the best interests of the club at heart, I know that, but sometimes Ole has to look after himself as well, because he's going to be judged season on season.

    “People don't look at the work you've done, they want the here and now, and for Manchester United to get to where they want, they need players.

    “They need three, four, five players to get anywhere close to challenging Liverpool. If they don't recruit, they are going to find it tough to finish top four.”

  • Kiro Evans

    GARCIA TUG OF WAR

    Barcelona and Manchester City are in full discussions about the future of Eric Garcia, reports say.

    The defender's contract is up next summer and he reportedly has no intention of signing another one.

    City are left with the options of selling him to Barcelona now or letting him walk for free next summer.

    But Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the clubs are talking but only have a few days to put together a mutually-beneficial deal.

  • Kiro Evans

    DEMBELE DISTRACTION

    Manchester United are not interested in Ousmane Dembele, reports suggests, with Barcelona believing the rumours are manufactured only to put pressure on Dortmund.

    Dembele was reportedly being lined up if United could not secure Jadon Sancho, but Spanish expert Guillem Balague says Barcelona think it's all smoke and mirrors.

  • Kiro Evans

    MCDONALD'S HAPPY DEAL

    Fulham's midfielder Kevin McDonald is attracting interest from abroad, reports say.

    The 31-year-old has been a big part of the club's two promotions in recent years but is struggling for first team action.

    Now it appears Turkish club Malatyaspor have interest in him, according to Sky Sports, with the player into the final year of his contract.

  • Kiro Evans

    SKRINIAR STAYING?

    Inter's Milan Skriniar is staying at the club, insists club sporting director Piero Ausilio.

    The defender has been linked with a big money move to Tottenham but Ausilio is not convinced a move will materialise.

    He told Sky Sports Italy: “I said the other day there has been contact for Skriniar, but we did not receive any particularly impressive offers and he is not on the market.

    “I can't do much else apart from reiterating the fact that he will stay here.”

  • Kiro Evans

    BIG SMALL MATTERS

    Roma are closing in on the permanent signing of Chris Smalling, reports say.

    The 30-year-old impressed on loan at the club last season and they are now keen to bring him aboard long-term.

    His price tag, rumoured to be around £13m, could help free up some cash for United's attacking pursuits.

  • Kiro Evans

    HAMMER TIME

    It's going to be a busy final few days in the window for West Ham with several players linked to the club.

    Along with the ongoing Declan Rice and Loftus Cheek merry-go-round, David Moyes has also set his sights a bit further.

    They have just had a bid in the region of £13m for midfielder Hans Vanaken rejected by Club Brugge.

    In better news, they are closing in on Slavia Prague right-back Vladimir Coufal who is having his medical today.

    It is believed the deal will be worth around £5million and the defender will sign a three-year-contract.

  • Kiro Evans

    THE CHEEK OF IT

    West Ham believe they can get Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan AND keep Declan Rice, reports say.

    Rumours have long linked Rice with Chelsea, and in recent days the transfer mill has suggested RLC to West Ham is brewing.

    A permanent swoop for Rice has seen some say RLC would have to go the other way on loan, but the Mirror reports that the Hammers believe they can have both players.

    David Moyes is keen on signing another midfielder but does not believe Rice has to depart in the process.

    Sources say the ex-Everton boss also believes he can capture Loftus-Cheek without having to sacrifice his own midfielder.

  • Kiro Evans

    AOUAR OBSTACLES

    Only two major obstacles remain in Arsenal's pursuit of Houssem Aouar as deadline day edges closer.

    The midfielder has been linked to the London club for much of the window and with personal terms reportedly already done, it is just two things that now appear as major sticking points, according to the Express.

    The first is Lyon's time scale, with club president Jean-Michel Aulas suggesting that tomorrow is the last day they will sell players.

    He said in the week: “We will tell the players that whatever will not be settled in terms of departures before Friday, there will be no more departures.

    “So for us the [closing] date of the transfer window will be Friday. I think I will propose it tomorrow (Tuesday) to Rudi Garcia and Juninho, because it's understandable.”

    The other obstacle is price as Lyon want £45million, but Arsenal's only reported offer so far of £31m falls way short of that valuation.

  • Kiro Evans

    IN IT TO VIN IT

    Tottenham are close to agreeing a deal for Benfica's Carlos Vinicius – if they haven't done already.

    Varying reports suggest they are either edging toward the deal or have already tied it up.

    The 25-year-old striker looks likely to initially join on loan and then link up with Mourinho's team permanently next season via an option to buy clause around £36m.

    Vinicius only signed for Benfica from Napoli for £15m a year ago but impressed in his debut season with the club.

    The Brazilian scored 24 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions and will provide competition for Harry Kane up top.

  • Kiro Evans

    DELE DRAMA

    Jose Mourinho has removed Dele Alli from first team action because he felt the midfielder was distracted by transfer talk, reports say.

    The EFL cup game against Chelsea was the latest match that saw Alli not featuring for Spurs.

    Reports from the Athletic claim that the manager thought his head was turned as he was linked with a move to PSG last month – and dropped him as a result.

    Meanwhile, Mourinho and chairman Daniel Levy are reportedly at odds over how to handle the Alli situation, with the manager preferring he go out on loan but Levy wanting him to stay put.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    AGENTS THIS MORNING

    Football agents all over the UK are saying: “Can't be late on Monday.”

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY TRANSFER FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Jadon Sancho believes he will be a United player before the transfer window closes on Monday.

    One source said: “He wants this deal done. He's told his agent and various advisors to do all they can to make it happen. They are pushing for him.”

    Dortmund are said to want a minimum of £80million up front, plus add-ons.

    Sources close to the long-running transfer saga reckon it could be completed for £95m, lower than Dortmund's £108m asking price.

    Meanwhile, SunSport understands Tottenham are in talks with Italian giants Napoli about a shock £25m deal for Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik.

    Spurs have switched their hunt for competition up top to the experienced forward who could leave Serie A if the terms are right.

    Finally, SunSport can let you know that Chelsea face wasting £5million to pay for Kepa to sit on the bench – because they cannot find anyone who wants to sign their flop keeper.

    With an asking price approaching £60m, there have been no buyers found for the 25-year-old and now the Blues have had to start looking to find a club willing to take him on loan.

    But there are not even any sides willing and able to agree a loan deal which would mean they have to meet his £150,000-a-week wages.

    That could see Chelsea pay £5m this year just to sit on the bench.

  • Anthony Chapman

    RUDI AWAKENING

    Chelsea have ordered Antonio Rudiger to sign a contract extension if he wants to leave this summer, claim The Mirror.

    The German has no future under Frank Lampard and his current deal expires in 18 months.

    Chelsea do not want to risk losing him on a free transfer should they loan him out.

    And Rudiger has now been told to extend his contract for another 12 months as Spurs and West Ham circle.

  • Anthony Chapman

    COUF COUP

    Slavia Prague’s president has confirmed a deal for West Ham to sign right-back Vladimir Coufal for £5.4million.

    Jaroslav Tvrdik tweeted: “I thank the huge warrior Coufal for his excellent work in Slavia.

    “He will move to West Ham after concluding his contract.

    “The condition of the transfer is a medical tomorrow in London.

    “The transfer price is six million euros.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S NEIL CUSTIS

    Man United have opened talks with Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele over a season-long loan move to Old Trafford.

    United are struggling to get the deal for Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund over the line so are now taking positive steps to get a deal done for Dembele.

    Talks with Barca progressed on Wednesday as hopes faded of getting No1 target Sancho before Monday's transfer deadline.

    United have had a deal on the table for some months now for Sancho for £70million up front rising to £100m which Dortmund have rejected.

    There has been no new bid so far this week.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY DUNCAN WRIGHT

    Chelsea face wasting £5million to pay for Kepa to sit on the bench – because they cannot find anyone who wants to sign their flop keeper.

    With an asking price approaching £60m, there have been no buyers found for the 25-year-old and now the Blues have had to start looking to find a club willing to take him on loan.

    But with European football hit badly by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are not even any sides willing and able to agree a loan deal which would mean they have to meet his £150,000-a-week wages.

    And it is growing increasingly like the London club will be stuck with Kepa on their wage bill for the remainder of the season – handing them a bill of £5m just to be a back-up keeper.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SELL-BY DATE

    Arsenal could sign Houssem Aouar after Lyon revealed they are ready to sell two players by Friday.

    However, the French club's president Jean-Michel Aulas explained Arsenal have competition from TWO other clubs for the midfielder.

    Aulas said: “We know that three big clubs are interested in him. Two in the short-term, one in the long-term. Not much has happened.

    “All the clubs can't give us financially what Lyon wants. We could see ourselves lose two players (Aouar and Barcelona target Memphis Depay).”

  • Anthony Chapman

    DRINK UP

    Valencia are lining up a shock loan move for Danny Drinkwater.

    The Chelsea exile has no future under Frank Lampard.

    And Radio Esport Valencia claims Drinkwater could be on his way to the Mestalla this week.

    He would arrive to fill the void left behind by Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, who both bizarrely sold on the cheap to rivals Villarreal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    BAK TO FRANCE

    Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the verge of leaving Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain.

    Goal claims the French side have struck a loan deal for the outcast midfielder.

    PSG also remain interested in taking Antonio Rudiger from the Blues.

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