Month: August 2021

5:47 PM ET Arsenal have landed Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who can play centre-back and right-back. Koji Watanabe/Getty Images Arsenal have completed the signing of Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, the club have announced, shortly after right-back Hector Bellerin left to join Real Betis on loan. Sources have told ESPN the deal for Tomiyasu is in the
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5:06 PM ET Alex Kirkland Julien Laurens Antoine Griezmann is set to leave Barcelona and return to Atletico Madrid, sources have told ESPN. Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Antoine Griezmann is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid from Barcelona in a €10 million ($12m) loan deal with an option to stay permanently for around €40m ($47m), multiple
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6:36 PM ET LaLiga side Mallorca is in talks with Schalke 04 to acquire United States men’s international forward Matthew Hoppe on a permanent transfer, a source confirmed to ESPN. Diario de Mallorca was the first to report the news of the Spanish club’s pursuit of Hoppe, The potential transfer pricetag could reach €3 million
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4:45 AM ET Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new deal with the club, extending his 10-year stint at Anfield. The club didn’t announce details of the deal but said it saw Henderson, 31, “commit his long-term future” to Liverpool. “I’m obviously very honoured and proud to continue the journey I’ve already been on
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9:00 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have opened negotiations with Atletico Madrid over a swap deal involving Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann, various sources have confirmed to ESPN. Barca failed with an offer to take Felix on loan on Monday, with Atletico knocking them back immediately, but returned on Tuesday with a new
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11:17 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Daniel James has completed his move from Manchester United to Leeds United in a deal worth £25 million, sources have told ESPN. Sources told ESPN on Aug. 30 that the two clubs were discussing a move for the 23-year-old. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) – Don’t
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12:57 PM ET Highly-rated Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba has joined RB Leipzig in a deal worth an initial €16 million, the two clubs announced on Tuesday. The deal could be worth €22m in total if a series of add-ons are met, while Barca will also be due 10% of any future transfer. – Transfer Talk
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4:35 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Manchester United for a second time, it was confirmed on Tuesday, after joining from Juventus. The deal is a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance. Ronaldo said: “Manchester United is a club that has always had
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12:36 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes. Camavinga — one of the most coveted young players in European football — had one year left on his deal at Renne, and sources told ESPN that Madrid paid €30 million for his signature, but
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9:50 AM ET Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards is to leave the club at the end of the season, sources have told ESPN, with the widely-respected sporting director due to be replaced by his deputy, Julian Ward. Edwards, who joined Liverpool from Tottenham to take up the role of head of analytics in 2011, is
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12:08 PM ET This weekend saw Lionel Messi play for a new club (weird), Manchester United flatter to deceive (not weird), Juventus struggle without the United-bound Cristiano Ronaldo (not his fault) and Arsenal learn more humbling lessons, this time against Manchester City. (We expected that, right?) There were big wins for Barcelona, Real Madrid and
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5:00 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ruben Dias has signed a new long-term contact at Manchester City, the club announced on Monday. The 24-year-old has signed an extension until 2027, just 12 months after arriving from Benfica. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access Dias has been rewarded
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8:08 AM ET Lionel Messi‘s debut with Paris Saint-Germain averaged over two million viewers in Spain, making it the most-watched French football game in the country ever. Messi, 34, finally made his first appearance for PSG in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Reims following his move from Barcelona on a free transfer this summer. – Stream
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2:49 AM ET Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez played a huge role in Argentina’s Copa America success this summer. Photo by Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images Argentina said on Sunday that Aston Villa‘s Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia were available for all three of their September World Cup qualifiers, despite the Premier League club saying the players had
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11:02 AM ET Clubs in LaLiga have been forced to release international players for September’s South American World Cup qualifiers after a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Sunday. LaLiga had appealed against global football governing body FIFA’s extension to the international window for World Cup qualifiers by two days because
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