Transfer news LIVE: Casemiro move to Manchester United confirmed by Carlo Ancelotti

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In the latest summer transfer news, Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro while Chelsea continue to hold talks with Barcelona over a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Independent understands Casemiro will sign a four-year deal with the option of a further year at Old Trafford, with the clubs set to agree a €60m fee plus potential add-ons for the five-time Champions League winner.

Casemiro trained with Real Madrid this morning but his manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the Brazil international will leave the club. “He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity,” Ancelotti said. “He wants to leave.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea continue their busy summer of transfer business and remain interested in Frenkie de Jong, Wesley Fofana and Anthony Gordon as well as a move for striker Aubameyang, who is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League. In other news, Nottingham Forest have signed the 22-year-old midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves for an initial £25m that could rise to over £42m.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a way out of Manchester United by Sporting Lisbon while United are one of a number of clubs interested in signing Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic on loan. Follow all the latest news, rumours and done deals below.

Transfer news live

  • Man United closing in on Casemiro signing from Real Madrid

  • Chelsea complete Cesare Casadei transfer from Inter Milan

  • Nottingham Forest sign Gibbs-White from Wolves

  • Chelsea target Fofana set to be left out of Leicester squad

  • Carlo Ancelotti confirms Casemiro set to leave Real Madrid

  • Borussia Dortmund reject Cristiano Ronaldo reports

  • Pep Guardiola not expecting further Man City signings this summer

  • Lampard can’t guarantee Chelsea target Gordon will remain at Everton

  • Tottenham’s Ndombele joins Napoli on loan for rest of season

Casemiro set to leave Real Madrid for ‘new challenge’

Friday 19 August 2022 16:20 , Jamie Braidwood

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Casemiro wants to leave Real Madrid to join Manchester United.

The 30-year-old is set to sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford as new boss Erik ten Hag finally secures the defensive midfield reinforcement he has been desperate for all summer.

United have agreed a fee in the region of €60m with Real Madrid, plus an additional €10m in add-ons.

Ten Hag said he “cannot tell anything” when asked about the Brazil international in United’s press conference on Friday, but Madrid boss Ancelotti was more forthcoming when speaking to the media in Spain.

Casemiro set to leave Real Madrid for ‘new challenge’ at Man Utd

Nottingham Forest complete signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves

Friday 19 August 2022 17:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves for an undisclosed fee, reported to be an initial £25million which could rise to over £40m with add-ons.

Midfielder Gibbs-White, 22, becomes Forest’s 16th summer signing as head coach Steve Cooper continues to revamp his squad following Premier League promotion.

Former Swansea boss Cooper and Gibbs-White are reunited as the latter spent the first half of the 2020/21 season on loan at the Liberty Stadium.

The pair also worked together during Cooper’s spell in charge of England Under-17s, who won the U17 World Cup in 2017.

Nottingham Forest complete signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves

Eddie Howe addresses Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle exit talk

Friday 19 August 2022 17:20 , Jamie Braidwood

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has issued a hands-off message to Real Madrid over star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

The 24-year-old Brazil international has made a stunning impact in the Premier League since his £35million January arrival at St James’ Park from Lyon, but has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital in recent days should Casemiro head for Manchester United.

Asked if he could contemplate allowing Guimaraes to leave, Magpies head coach Howe said: “No, absolutely not.

“We’re trying to build a squad here that we feel can take the club to be successful over the next few years, and we want to build that squad and enhance the group, not take away our best players.”

Eddie Howe addresses Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle exit talk

Ndombele joins Napoli on loan for rest of season

Friday 19 August 2022 17:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has joined Napoli on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.

Frenchman Ndombele joined Spurs from Lyon during the summer of 2019, going on to make a total of 91 appearances and scoring 10 goals.

After finding first-team chances limited under Antonio Conte, Ndombele, 25, spent the second half of last season back in Ligue 1 with Lyon.

A club statement from the Serie A side read: “Napoli announces that it has acquired the sporting performances of Tanguy Ndombele from Tottenham Hotspur on a temporary basis with the right of redemption (a permanent transfer).”

Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele joins Napoli on loan for rest of season

Gerrard confident Carlos will play ‘big chunk’ of season after Achilles surgery

Friday 19 August 2022 17:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard expects Diego Carlos to play a “big chunk” of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Summer signing Carlos has had successful surgery on the injury he sustained on his second competitive Villa appearance against Everton last weekend.

The Brazilian, a reported £26million recruit from Sevilla, is set to be missing for several months, but Gerrard insists the 29-year-old will still play a significant role this season.

“It’s certainly a blow to lose a player of his importance,” Gerrard said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Crystal Palace.

Less than two weeks remain of the transfer window and Gerrard says he is mulling over whether defensive additions are needed in light of Carlos’ injury.

Gerrard said: “We’re having talks behind the scenes to decide what we do. I don’t think there’s an urgent need (to make a signing).”

Steven Gerrard confident Diego Carlos will play ‘big chunk’ of season after surgery

Chelsea sign Italian midfielder Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan

Friday 19 August 2022 16:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Chelsea have completed the £12million signing of Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan.

The Blues have added the highly-rated 19-year-old midfielder to their ranks, continuing the new owners’ drive to recruit the game’s brightest young stars.

New chiefs Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have also turned to academy boss Neil Bath for part of their long-term transfer strategy.

The Blues have now added Casadei to other young star signings Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina, Omari Hutchinson, Zak Sturge and Tyler Dibling.

Chelsea’s new owners are determined to plan for the long haul as well as boosting the senior squad strong amid a transformative summer.

Chelsea sign Italian midfielder Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan

Mikel Arteta ‘very confident’ Bukayo Saka will sign new Arsenal deal

Friday 19 August 2022 16:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta is “very confident” that England forward Bukayo Saka will sign a new deal at Arsenal sooner rather than later.

The 20-year-old has two years remaining on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium and continues to be a vital part of Arteta’s side.

Saka finished as Arsenal’s top goal-scorer last season as he rose above the racist abuse he suffered after missing the deciding penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

Having joined the academy aged seven, Saka made his first-team debut under head coach Unai Emery in 2019 but has flourished under Arteta.

Asked about a new deal for Saka, the Spaniard replied: “I am very confident that we as a club and Bukayo, his family, his agent, everybody, we are very much aligned in what we want to achieve. And now it is about putting it on a piece of paper.”

Mikel Arteta ‘very confident’ Bukayo Saka will sign new Arsenal deal

Pep Guardiola not expecting further Man City signings this summer

Friday 19 August 2022 15:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola does not expect his side to do any more business in the transfer window.

City made Sergio Gomez their fifth summer arrival earlier this week, with the Anderlecht left-back following Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Ortega to the Etihad Stadium.

But Guardiola has been told that is it with less than two weeks left in the transfer window.

Asked if their business was done, he said: “Apparently yes. But if someone moves or there is a problem we don’t expect maybe it happens, but apparently it is done.”

Pep Guardiola not expecting further Manchester City signings this summer

Brighton boss Graham Potter dismisses transfer interest in Moises Caicedo

Friday 19 August 2022 15:20 , Jamie Braidwood

Graham Potter said Moises Caicedo is loved at Brighton and Hove Albion and a “delight to work with” as he dismissed transfer speculation surrounding the midfielder.

Ecuador international Caicedo has shone since making his Albion debut in April, prompting links with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.

The 20-year-old has played just 10 top-flight games in his fledgling career, losing only once, and Seagulls head coach Potter is excited by his potential.

Graham Potter dismisses transfer interest in Moises Caicedo

Lampard can’t guarantee Chelsea target Gordon will remain at Everton

Friday 19 August 2022 15:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Frank Lampard has said he wants Anthony Gordon to stay at Everton and improve them rather than move to Chelsea – but admitted he could not guarantee the winger will still be at Goodison Park when the transfer window closes, Richard Jolly writes.

Everton rejected an offer, thought to be of up to £45 million, for the 21-year-old this week – but while Lampard believes Gordon has a huge value and is worth more than some players who have gone for high fees, he insisted that was not a negotiating ploy to get Chelsea to raise their bid.

Frank Lampard can’t guarantee Chelsea target Anthony Gordon will remain at Everton

Pep Guardiola unsure over Bernardo Silva future

Friday 19 August 2022 14:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Despite reports this week suggesting that Manchester City are confident of keeping Bernardo Silva this summer, despite interest from Barcelona and PSG, Pep Guardiola says he is still unsure over the future of the midfielder. “He is our player. He knows our wishes. What is going to happen, I don’t know,” Guardiola said.

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Chelsea target Fofana set to be left out of Leicester squad

Friday 19 August 2022 14:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Wesley Fofana has asked to be left out of Leicester’s squad for their match against Southampton tomorrow as speculation continues over a move to Chelsea, the Athletic report.

Brendan Rodgers said yesterday that he would be prepared to leave Fofana out of plans if his head was not in the right place, after starting the defender away at Arsenal last weekend.

Rodgers also said that Leicester had not received any further bids for the defender after turning down Chelsea’s opening two approaches. The Foxes are holding out for a world record fee for a defender.

Frank Lampard on Anthony Gordon interest from Chelsea

Friday 19 August 2022 14:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Chelsea target Anthony Gordon will play against Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

Everton have turned down a bid of around £40m for the winger from Chelsea and insist he is not for sale.

“He’s an Everton player so I don’t want to talk about what may be,” Lampard said.

“He’s got a huge value to the team and a valuable asset to the club - a link to the fans. That’s the story of Anthony Gordon.”

Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea transfers

Friday 19 August 2022 14:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Chelsea remain confident as they continue to target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana and Anthony Gordon and Thomas Tuchel confirmed the club are still looking at new signings.

“We work together on reinforcements but it’s never easy. We can’t just wish for something and it will happen. As long as the transfer window is open there are always possibilities. The focus is on what we have, not what we could have.

“I believe we can compete with this group, but it’s one thing to compete once a week and another thing to compete 60 times a year, three times a week. You need a strong group.

“We are still active in the market and know what can be possible. We are looking for high quality and personality that suits our group and squad.”

Erik ten Hag on Ronaldo latest

Friday 19 August 2022 13:45 , Jamie Braidwood

The Manchester United manager was also asked about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, following the club’s defeat to Brentford and the forward’s attitude at full-time.

Ten Hag:“I don’t know why he’s a particular focus after Saturday. It was the team performance, the whole team’s attitude, including Ronaldo. He’s in our plans, that’s what I can say.”

Erik ten Hag on Casemiro transfer

Friday 19 August 2022 13:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Erik ten Hag has remained tight-lipped about the imminent signing of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro ahead of his side’s match against Liverpool on Monday night.

Should Casemiro be signed before the fixture, he will unable to be registered in time as the deadline was at 12pm this afternoon.

Man Utd consider loan move for Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic

Friday 19 August 2022 13:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Manchester United are considering a potential loan move for Christian Pulisic as the Chelsea winger seeks to earn more regular playing time away from Stamford Bridge, Mark Critchley writes.

The 23-year-old only made 13 league starts under Thomas Tuchel last season and has appeared as a substitute in each of Chelsea’s opening games of the new campaign.

Pulisic has attracted interest from Newcastle United, Juventus, Milan and Atletico Madrid as he seeks regular minutes before playing for the United States at this winter’s World Cup.

Manchester United consider loan move for Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic

Cristiano Ronaldo offered Manchester United exit route by Sporting

Friday 19 August 2022 13:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Sporting have offered Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo the option of taking their former prodigy on a free transfer, at least clearing a way out for one of the summer’s most contentious sagas, Miguel Delaney reports.

The Portuguese has made clear his desire to leave the club amid a disastrous summer on and off the pitch, culminating in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

Ronaldo’s behaviour in that game formed part of the discussions the United staff had in the aftermath, as they attempt to work out how to navigate the team back to good form.

There is increasing debate within the club over whether it would be better to get rid of the megastar, although the hierarchy have so far been completely resistant.

Sporting offer to take Cristiano Ronaldo on free transfer from Man Utd

Leicester open contract talks with Maddison

Friday 19 August 2022 12:59 , Jamie Braidwood

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says his club have opened talks with James Maddison over a new contract.

The 25-year-old playmaker has two years left on his current deal but has attracted interest this summer from Newcastle united, who failed to prise him away in a £40million bid.

Maddison is one of the Foxes’ star players and the club are keen to avoid him entering the final year of his contract next summer.

Leicester open contract talks with James Maddison, Brendan Rodgers confirms

Mikel Arteta on Bukayo Saka’s future

Friday 19 August 2022 12:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta is confident Bukayo Saka will soon sign a new contract with Arsenal, while offering an update on Nicolas Pepe’s future:

“I’m very confident that we and Bukayo’s camp are all aligned - now it’s about putting that on a piece of paper,” Arteta said. “I’d like that to get done because I don’t want players to be distracted in the season. But those things take time.”

And on Pepe: “What we can communicate we always do when it’s the right moment. We discussed that we have a big squad and we’ve made some decisions and allowed some players to leave. Until the end of the window anything is possible with any player.”

Real Madrid won’t sign a Casemiro replacement - Ancelotti

Friday 19 August 2022 12:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti says Real Madrid will not sign a replacement for Casemiro when he leaves the club to join Manchester United.

“We have signed Aurélien Tchouaméni and he’s one of the best on the market,” Ancelotti said. “Then we have Toni Kroos and Eduardo Camavinga. My plans won’t change.”

Chelsea complete Cesare Casadei transfer from Inter Milan

Friday 19 August 2022 12:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Chelsea have completed the signing of Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan on a six-year deal.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who is set to cost around £12m, will feature in the club’s Under-21s, a statement confirmed.

The signing of the Italy youth international fits a similar profile to that of Carney Chukwuemeka as Chelsea target prospects as well as big names.

“Cesare is a player we have tracked for some time and we are delighted that he has now agreed to join Chelsea, where he will initially strengthen our Under-21s squad,” Chelsea’s head of youth development Neil Bath said.

“He is another exciting emerging talent who we are looking forward to seeing develop and progress further as he breaks into senior football in the coming years.”

Eddie Howe addresses Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle exit talk

Friday 19 August 2022 12:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has issued a hands-off message to Real Madrid over star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

The 24-year-old Brazil international has made a stunning impact in the Premier League since his £35million January arrival at St James’ Park from Lyon, but has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital in recent days should Casemiro head for Manchester United.

Asked if he could contemplate allowing Guimaraes to leave, Magpies head coach Howe said: “No, absolutely not.

“We’re trying to build a squad here that we feel can take the club to be successful over the next few years, and we want to build that squad and enhance the group, not take away our best players.”

Eddie Howe addresses Bruno Guimaraes Newcastle exit talk

Borussia Dortmund reject Ronaldo reports

Friday 19 August 2022 12:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Borussia Dortmund were the latest club to be linked with Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday but the club’s CEO has denied that any talks have taken place over the singing of the Manchester United forward.

Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “I love Cristiano Ronaldo - it’s certainly a charming idea to see Cristiano play at Signal Iduna Park. But there is no contact at all between the parties involved.”

Carlo Ancelotti confirms Casemiro set to join United

Friday 19 August 2022 11:50 , Jamie Braidwood

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has all but confirmed that Manchester United will sign midfielder Casemiro in the coming hours and that the 30-year-old “wants to leave” the club.

“I talked to (Casemiro) this morning,” Ancelotti said just moments ago. “He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity.

“I and the club understand it. With what he’s done at this club and the person he is, we have to respect it. There are talks right now, nothing is official, but he wants to leave.”

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Chelsea set to complete Casedei transfer from Inter Milan

Friday 19 August 2022 11:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Chelsea are set to complete the transfer of Cesare Casedei from Inter Milan, the Guardian report.

The 19-year-old midfielder has undergone a medical after the clubs agreed a deal of £12m plus add-ons.

Casedei becomes the latest signing of a busy summer for Chelsea.

Chelsea target Wesley Fofana not expected to leave Leicester

Friday 19 August 2022 11:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers expects Wesley Fofana to still be at the club after the transfer window shuts.

The defender has been the subject of two bids from Chelsea but both were rejected and nothing fresh has arrived in the last 10 days.

Rodgers has insisted all along that Fofana is not for sale and does not expect to lose him in the next fortnight.

“I don’t think so far ahead, the idea is that is he is a Leicester City player, ” he said. “He is not for sale, the club have made that clear, unless anything changes on that I would expect him to be here.

“Currently at this moment there is nothing new and nothing has changed from when we last spoke.”

Chelsea target Wesley Fofana not expected to leave Leicester

Nottingham Forest complete signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves

Friday 19 August 2022 11:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves for an undisclosed fee, reported to be an initial £25million which could rise to over £40m with add-ons.

Midfielder Gibbs-White, 22, becomes Forest’s 16th summer signing as head coach Steve Cooper continues to revamp his squad following Premier League promotion.

Forest announced on their official website: “Nottingham Forest is delighted to confirm the signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves.

“The attacking midfielder has signed a five-year-deal at The City Ground.”

It’s one of the biggest signings of the transfer window so far.

Nottingham Forest complete signing of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves

Casemiro: Manchester United close in on €60m transfer for Real Madrid midfielder

Friday 19 August 2022 11:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Casemiro in an initial €60m (£50.8m) deal with Real Madrid, plus €10m (£8.5m) in potential add-ons, Mark Critchley reports.

The 30-year-old midfielder is set to sign a four-year contract with the option of a further year, though medical and visa issues are unlikely to allow him to play against Liverpool on Monday.

Casemiro’s arrival will finally reinforce United’s midfield, which is an area of the pitch that manager Erik ten Hag has been hoping to strengthen all summer.

The Brazil international will hope to help United hit back from a miserable start to the 2022/23 season, having lost both of their opening Premier League games.

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