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Madrid eye big-name Ronaldo replacements

Real Madrid are targeting Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard as potential replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Sports Illustrated.

The European champions lost Ronaldo to Juventus in a deal worth at least €100 million (£88m/$117m) on Tuesday, leaving a massive hole in their attack.

Madrid are hoping that either Neymar or Mbappe will demand a move away from Paris Saint-Germain, forcing the Ligue 1 champions to sell. 

Chelsea near €40m Rugani deal

Juventus have accepted Chelsea’s offer of €40 million (£35m$47m) for defender Daniele Rugani, reports Mediaset Premium.

Incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri managed Rugani during his time at Empoli, and requested the 23-year-old at Stamford Bridge. 

Though he is considered to have a bright future, Rugani has failed land a regular starting role during his time at Juve.

Liverpool open talks over Shaqiri 

Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City over a deal for Xherdan Shaqiri, reports The Telegraph.

The 26-year-old is looking for a new club after Stoke’s relegation, and the Reds are hoping to bolster their attacking options with the Swiss international.

Shaqiri’s release clause is understood to be worth more than £13 million (€15m/$17m).

Seri to seal shock Fulham move

Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri is set to join Fulham, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. 

The 26-year-old has become one of Europe’s most sought-after players, with Roma, Napoli, Chelsea and Arsenal just a few of the clubs linked. 

Instead, however, the Ivory Coast international will join the newly promoted Cottagers in a deal worth €20 million (£18m/$23m).

Bale likely to stay at Madrid

After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, Gareth Bale will likely stay at Real Madrid, according to AS.

Much like Ronaldo, Bale indicated he was unsettled at Madrid following the club’s Champions League triumph over Liverpool in May. 

But with more playing time likely available after Ronaldo’s exit, there is a mutual desire between Madrid and Bale for the Welshman to stay put. 

Liverpool target Krychowiak

Liverpool are eyeing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as a potential replacement for Emre Can, claims The Sun.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at West Brom, where he made 31 appearances for the Baggies. 

With his future at PSG unclear, Jurgen Klopp could swoop for the Poland international to improve his midfield depth. 

PSG yet to make Kante offer

Paris Saint-Germain have made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante their top summer target but have yet to make an offer, according to Le10Sport.

The Ligue 1 champions have been put off by the uncertainty at Chelsea, with Antonio Conte still in charge but Maurizio Sarri likely to replace him as manager. 

PSG are prepared to offer Kante a yearly salary worth between €12 million and €15m (£11m-£13m/$14m-$18m).

Everton close in on €24m Mina

Everton are nearing a €24 million (£21m/$28m) move for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina, Goal understands. 

The Colombia international has featured sparingly for the Blaugrana since his January move from Palmeiras, and is not part of the team’s plans moving forward.

But Mina’s stellar World Cup has convinced Everton that he can be a mainstay at the club moving forward. 

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Newcastle reject West Ham bid for Lascelles

Newcastle have rejected a bid rising to £25 million (€28m/$33m) from West Ham for centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, according to Sky Sports News.

The 24-year-old has generated interest from several Premier League clubs after turning in a stellar 2017-18 campaign for the Magpies. 

But Newcastle continue to insist that Lascelles is not for sale. 

Man City sign £60m Mahrez

Manchester City have wrapped up the £60 million (€68m/$80m) signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester.

The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after nearly joining them during the January transfer window.

Mahrez was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2015-16 after leading the Foxes to an improbable league title.

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Valencia target Fernandes

Valencia are hoping to sign Russian World Cup hero Mario Fernandes from CSKA Moscow, reports UOL Esporte.

The right-back was a key reason Russia advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals, and CSKA are bracing for interest in the Brazil-born player from across Europe.

CSKA would likely demand at least €20 million (£18m$23m) in any deal for the 27-year-old. 

Ronaldo joins Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a sensational move from Real Madrid to Juventus. 

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Ronaldo will join the Serie A champions in a deal worth €100 million (£88m/$117m).

The 33-year-old leaves Madrid as one of the club’s all-time greats, scoring an incredible 451 goals in 438 games with the Blancos.

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