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LIVERPOOL have "verbally agreed" a sensational deal with Borussia Dortmund talisman Jude Bellingham according to reports.

It has been claimed that Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of the England international.

However, the Reds could have to wait until January with Dortmund reportedly demanding a high fee of around £100 million this summer.

Meanwhile, West Ham are closing in on a stunning deal that will see Brazilian midfield maestro Lucas Paqueta make the switch from Lyon to East London as his agent arrives in the capital.

And keep up to date with Cristiano Ronaldo's future as he continues to seek a move away from Manchester United.

Get all the latest Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd transfer news with SunSport…

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  • Kieran Davies

    Lodi to complete Forest move

    Fabrizio Romano has today reported that Atletico Madrid left-back Renan Lodi is travelling to England to complete his loan move.

    Both clubs have agreed the deal overnight that will see Forest pay €5m fee for the loan with an option to buy the player for €30m.

    The Brazilian has made 84 appearances for Atletico, scoring 4 goals in the process.

    It will be Steve Cooper's 17th signing of the summer.

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    Bell of the ball

    News continues to filter through that Liverpool have been doing their transfer dealings behind the scenes and one such transfer that is being worked on is Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

    Jurgen Klopp has long been an admirer of the English midfielder who has made himself a regular starter since his transfer to Germany in 2020.

    Reports suggest that the deal being worked on would see Bellingham make the move to Anfield in January, giving Dortmund ample time to source his replacement.

    With the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago and James Milner all reaching the twilight years of their career, the 19-year-old would be a fantastic signing for The Reds for some years to come.

    Dortmund are remaining tight-lipped about any potential move but any deal would need to be in place prior to Thursday.

    Credit: Getty

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning footy transfer fans

    Thomas Tuchel was reportedly told NOT to sign Cristiano Ronaldo by former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick.

    The Times claims the now-Austria boss advised Tuchel against moving for Ronnie this summer.

    Rangnick endured a rocky relationship with Ronaldo during his time as interim United manager last season.

    And such is his influence on Tuchel that the German told new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly not to follow through his initial interest.

    Meanwhile, SunSport can exclusively reveal are swooping for experienced West Ham centre-half Craig Dawson to solve their defensive worries.

    Boss Steven Gerrard is trying to tie up a deal for the seasoned star, who is willing to quit the Hammers for more game-time.

    Gerrard will also give a two-year deal to Dawson, 32, who has been a valuable member of the West Ham squad since his move from Watford.

    He is close to returning to the side from injury, but the Hammers are reluctant to sell him at this stage.

    Elsewhere, SunSport can also reveal Man Utd will send Czech keeper Matej Kovar out on loan when they get a new No2.

    Sunderland might be tempted to move for the 22-year-old.

    Kovar is desperate to play regular first team football this season – something boss Erik ten Hag cannot guarantee him.

    The youngster is highly-rated at the Theatre of Dreams with the club keen for him to continue his development elsewhere for the campaign.

    Finally, Wanda Nara has broken her silence over Mauro Icardi's PSG future.

    The player's wife and agent is reportedly trying to orchestrate a move to Turkey before deadline day.

    But Wanda is playing her cards close to her chest.

    She said: "I can advise him or give him an opinion, but he is the one who decides if he leaves PSG."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ten Hag unsure on Ronnie

    Erik ten Hag refused to guarantee Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United this week.

    He said: "I can’t say that.

    "We plan with him. We stick to the plan. We want him to stay. That is what I want."

    Pressed on whether Ronaldo will still be a United player come Friday morning, Ten Hag could only add: "I hope so."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Exclusive by SunSport's Alan Nixon

    Man Utd will send Czech keeper Matej Kovar out on loan when they get a new No2.

    Sunderland might be tempted to move for the 22-year-old.

    Kovar is desperate to play regular first team football this season – something boss Erik ten Hag cannot guarantee him.

    The youngster is highly-rated at the Theatre of Dreams with the club keen for him to continue his development elsewhere for the campaign.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Rangnick warned Tuchel off Ronaldo

    Thomas Tuchel was reportedly told NOT to sign Cristiano Ronaldo by former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick.

    The Times claims the now-Austria boss advised Tuchel against moving for Ronnie this summer.

    Rangnick endured a rocky relationship with Ronaldo during his time as interim United manager last season.

    And such is his influence on Tuchel that the German told new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly not to follow through his initial interest.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Exclusive by SunSport’s Alan Nixon

    Chelsea are looking to shift Ross Barkley before the transfer window shuts — and could even free the ex-England midfielder from his deal.

    The 28-year-old’s fate is ironically going to be sealed by the expected arrival of winger Anthony Gordon from Barkley’s old club Everton.

    The former Goodison Park  starlet is now well down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge but still has a year left on a contract worth around £200,000-a-week.

    It would take a huge pay-off to let Barkley go but new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly may make an offer to offload him.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Dubravka eager for United switch

    Martin Dubravka has reportedly begged Newcastle to let him join Man Utd.

    The Red Devils have made a £5million bid for the veteran goalie.

    And Dubravka is keen for Newcastle to accept the bid, says the Mail.

    But Eddie Howe wants to keep his No2 and will look to resist United's offer before Thursday's deadline.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Leicester aim jibe at Fofana

    Leicester fans had a VERY rude song for Wesley Fofana ahead of his transfer to Chelsea.

    The French defender is on the verge of joining the Blues for £75million.

    Ironically, Leicester paid a visit to Chelsea on Saturday before losing 2-1.

    And during the game, Foxes fans could be heard singing: "Wes Fofana, you're a w***er, you're a w***er."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Scholes backs Antony over Ajax

    Paul Scholes has aimed a dig at Ajax by claiming unhappy Antony wants to play for “proper club” Manchester United.

    He said: “You expect him to want to leave Ajax to come to Manchester United, of course you would.

    “I feel a bit for the lad because he obviously wants to come for Manchester United one of the biggest clubs in the world.

    “He’s at a good club in Ajax don’t get me wrong but this is where, this a real club, this is a proper football club where he’ll be seen around the world.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Wanda gives Icardi exit update

    Wanda Nara has broken her silence over Mauro Icardi's PSG future.

    The player's wife and agent is reportedly trying to orchestrate a move to Turkey before deadline day.

    But Wanda is playing her cards close to her chest.

    She said: "I can advise him or give him an opinion, but he is the one who decides if he leaves PSG."

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Sasa Kalajdzic to Wolves?

    Fabrizio Romano has commented on Sasa Kalajdzic's potential move to Wolves before deadline day.

    The Koln striker was left out of the match day squad this weekend for his current side, and now we know the reason why.

    Wolves are allegedly ready to submit a new proposal to Koln worth around £20 million.

    He asked the club and manager to be excluded by squad for Koln game as expectation is to receive a new bid within 24/48h from Wolves.

    Fabrizio RomanoVia Twitter

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Paqueta on the way!

    Lucas Paqueta is very close to completing his big money move to West Ham according to Fabrizio Romano.

    He is due to complete his medical today or tomorrow and then the player will be announced.

    The Brazilian is a signing that any other PL club will be jealous of, and he is destined to be next in a long line of superstars that have come from France to perform for the Hammers *cough* *Dimitri Payet*

    Lucas Paquetá, expected to fly to England later today in order to undergo medical tests and completed his move to West Ham. It's the final step before done deal, as OL and West Ham have an agreement since Friday.

    Fabrizio RomanoVia Twitter

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Klopp after a midfielder

    Liverpool have some troubles in midfield at the moment, with Thiago out injured and a considerable lack of depth in that area.

    Today against Bournemouth they are currently 2-0 with a midfield of Fabinho, Henderson and Harvey Elliott.

    Jurgen Klopp tells Sky: “I've already said everything I need to say about a new midfielder… if there is the right midfielder, we might do something”.

    Jurgen Klopp wants another midfielder at Liverpool.Credit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    Double deal imminent.

    Following on from the Renan Lodi deal being on the verge of completion, we have an update from Fabrizio Romano on the double deal.

    Sergio Reguilón to Atletico Madrid, Renan Lodi to Nottingham Forest: both deals are imminent.

    ▫️ Agreement Forest-Atléti on €5m loan deal for Lodi with €30m buy option, waiting on personal terms;

    ▫️ Agreement Atléti-Tottenham on loan deal for Reguilón, no buy option.

    Fabrizio RomanoVia Twitter

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Lodi on the verge…

    According to reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Nottingham Forest are 'on the verge' of signing Atletico Madrid's Renan Lodi.

    Lodi has become a Champions League regular in recent seasons, and it is rumoured that Sergio Reguilon will be his replacement from Spurs.

    Nottingham Forest are on the verge of reaching an agreement Atletico Madrid to sign Renan Lodi. Loan with €5m and €30m buy option will be included, as reported earlier today.

    Fabrizio RomanoVia Twitter

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Chalobah on the move?

    Chelsea currently have the following players that can all play in the CB position…

    Silva, Koulibaly, James, Chalobah, Ampadu, Cucurella and James.

    When you add Fofana to that list, it is easy to see why players such as Trevor Chalobah and Ethan Ampadu have been linked with loan moves away in search of more game time.

    Chalobah in particular is subject to plenty of interest from teams on the continent, including RB Leipzig, Inter, AC Milan and Jose Mourinho's Roma.

    Could we see Chalobah make a move this summer on loan before the window closes?

    Chalobah featured heavily for Chelsea last season, but has fallen out of favour.Credit: PA
  • Lloyd Canfield

    Eyebrow-raiser.

    Many eyebrows have been raised this morning at the transfer fee that Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana has commanded in his move to Chelsea FC.

    The transfer will come with a value of an estimated £70m without add-ons, so it could rise to about £75m.

    The Frenchman is undoubtedly full of potential, and was touted by Gary Lineker on Twitter this morning as: “The most prodigiously talented young central defender in the world.”

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Maupay to Everton: pictured

    Neal Maupay's move to Everton was confirmed yesterday by the club before they face his old employers Brentford in the 3pm kick off today.

    The French striker was particularly prolific for the Bees, and will look to replicate that form for Frank Lampard's men in the near future.

    Neal Maupay was unveiled to Everton fans yesterday.Credit: Getty
    Everton face off against his old club Brentford at 3pm today.Credit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    The domino effect.

    After earlier reports that Renan Lodi is potentially on the move to Nottingham Forest, we have now seen Atletico Madrid alerted to the availability of Sergio Reguilon of Tottenham Hotspur.

    Fabrizio Romano has claimed that: "Atletico Madrid have already opened talks to explore Sergio Reguilón deal with Tottenham. He's more than appreciated, waiting for developments on Renan Lodi situation."

    Tottenham of course, already have Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon who play that role for them, so Reguilon is deemed surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte.

    Reguilon could be on his way to Atletico Madrid this summer…Credit: Getty
  • Lloyd Canfield

    Ronaldo and Osimhen swap deal

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly trying to negotiate a swap deal with his client and Napoli talisman Victor Osihmen.

    Ronaldo, 37, is determined to cut ties with Manchester United this summer and has been snubbed by several clubs.

    And Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio claims that Napoli are willing to take the Portuguese icon off their hands if they can stump up £85 million.

    However, Osimhen’s agent has revealed that he has heard nothing yet about this potential deal.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    United remain in talks with Antony.

    Manchester United are still in talks with Ajax over the transfer of Brazilian starlet Antony, as reported by Sky Sports News.

    Manchester United had their latest bid of £76million rejected, with Ajax reportedly after £84million, which is equivalent to 100 million Euros.

    It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will cough up the cash, but Ajax remain with the stance that they are under no pressure to sell, and still have time to bring in a replacement.

    That replacement is rumoured to be Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea.

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Forest at it again…

    It looks as though Nottingham Forest are not done with the transfer window just yet, despite already signing 16 new players.

    Their next one could be a really big deal, with Fabrizio Romano claiming that they are pushing to sign Renan Lodi on loan from Atletico Madrid.

    Nottingham Forest are pushing to sign Renan Lodi on loan from Atletico Madrid. €5m loan fee offered, also buy option could be included – around €30m. 🚨🌳 #NFFC

    Talks still ongoing on clubs and player side, but Forest are pushing after Atletico changed their position on LB.

    Fabrizio RomanoVia Twitter

    Renan Lodi could be on his way to Nottingham Forest this summer…Credit: The Times
  • Lloyd Canfield

    Here we go Wesley Fofana…

    Reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, has confirmed that Wesley Fofana will be joining Chelsea this summer via his Twitter account.

    Wesley Fofana to Chelsea, here we go! Documents are almost ready as Leicester and Chelsea reached an agreement on the fee on Friday, confirmed. 🚨🔵 #CFC

    Fofana will sign until June 2028 as new Chelsea player. Fee around £75m [add-ons included]. Time to prepare documents now.

    Fabrizio RomanoVia Twitter

  • Lloyd Canfield

    Wesley Fofana will take third…

    After weeks of talks, bids being rejected, contracts being agreed and much more, it seems that Chelsea and Leicester have finally agreed a deal for French centre-back, Wesley Fofana.

    The talented Frenchman will move to 3rd in the list of most expensive defenders of all time if the move goes through, as the deal is agreed at a reported £70 million.

    This is just £5 million less than what we saw Virgil Van Dijk leave Southampton to join Liverpool for, and Chelsea fans will be hoping he has the same effect.

    Fofana will become the third most expensive defender of all time.Credit: Reuters

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