Transfer news live: De Jong, Gomez, Ronaldo

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht. The 21-year-old Spanish defender joins a four-year deal after making 49 appearances for the Belgian club in the 2021-22 season, during which he was voted the Belgian club’s player of the year.

“I’m incredibly proud and happy to have joined Manchester City,” said Gomez. “City are the best team in England and in Pep Guardiola I have the opportunity to learn and develop under the greatest manager in world football.”

Elsewhere, Manchester United continue to hound Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong with a new report saying the club could be ready to pay the midfielder’s deferred salaries, which has been a major sticking point in any deal.

Wolves are also moving and have landed a club-record £42.2million deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes but personal terms are yet to be determined, while Leicester’s Wesley Fofana is angry at the club for leaving him ruled out a possible move to Chelsea.

Follow the latest news, rumors and closed deals below.


Marseille agrees deal for Seha

Marseille have agreed an £8.4million deal with Troyes to sign left winger Sayha Seha.

The 17-year-old has played twice for France Under-17s and has been watched by a number of Premier League clubs.


Nianzou to Seville

Tanguy Nianzou will complete his move to Sevilla with Fabrizio Romano convinced the deal is done and confirmed.

He reports that Bayern Munich will receive a transfer fee of 20 million euros and a buyback clause will also be included.


Brighton goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen joins Vitesse Arnhem for a season

Brighton goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen has joined Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem for a season.

The 22-year-old joined Albion from Ajax last summer and made his debut in last season’s FA Cup third round win at West Brom.

He spent the remainder of the season on loan at Belgian club Oostende and was called up to the Netherlands squad in June following an injury to Tim Krul.


West Ham in talks for Emerson

West Ham are in talks with Chelsea over Italy defender Emerson Palmieri.

Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bolster his defense before the transfer window closes after new signing Nayer Aguerd picked up an injury, and veteran duo Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna have seen the Irons use Ben Johnson in central defence.

Moyes is also said to be looking at Paris St-Germain’s Thilo Kehrer and appears to have reached an agreement with the defender.

Palmieri was on loan at Lyon last season but the 28-year-old fell out of favor at Chelsea following the arrival of Marc Cucurella, despite having two years left on his current contract.


Everton reject Chelsea’s opening bid for Anthony Gordon

Everton have turned down an offer from Chelsea for Anthony Gordon as Thomas Tuchel has increased his interest in the winger.

Chelsea are facing a decision on whether to return with a second offer of around £50m to test Everton’s determination to keep the England Under-21 international.

Their position was that Gordon is not for sale while manager Frank Lampard is keen to build around the 21-year-old, who he sees as a key player in his plans.


Will Ten Hag Ziyech?

Manchester United’s money men have reportedly reversed plans to sign Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech.

According to reports in France, United’s board initially had doubts about a move for Ziyech, with manager Erik ten Hag reportedly keen on a reunion with his former Ajax protégé.

However, the Red Devils are “now listening to their manager on the matter” and will consider signing the 29-year-old if they can get him for a reasonable price.


Monreal is retiring

Former Arsenal star Nacho Monreal has retired from professional football.

The 36-year-old defender made over 250 appearances for the Gunners between 2013 and 2018 but has been without a club since leaving Real Sociedad a year ago.

He said: “Playing football for 36 years. 16 as a pro. Squeezing my body and pushing it to limits I could never have imagined.

“My knee is sending me a message…loud and clear; I can’t continue! do i get angry NO! I listen to him and accept the situation and thank him for everything.

“One stage is over. another begins. I’m happy and feeling good. Again… I FEEL GOOD!!! And that calms me down.

“Life is a gift and I like to be thankful. Thank you Osasuna, Malaga, Arsenal and Real Sociedad for letting me cross your paths. What good years…”


Man Utd open talks with Cunha

Manchester United have reportedly started talks with Matheus Cunha’s representatives Caught offside.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to the Red Devils this month despite Atletico Madrid wanting more than £42m for the player.

With rumors circulating linking Cristiano Ronaldo with Atletico and Alvaro Morata or Antoinee Griezman with Old Trafford, this too should be treated with caution.


Manchester United and the Glazers’ debt explained

The acquisition of Manchester United by the Glazer family is still controversial to this day.

Their £790m takeover in the summer of 2005 was via a leveraged buyout: when a significant amount of borrowed money is used to fund the takeover of a company, with the debt against that company itself being collateralised.

This leveraged buyout was not just any company, it was one of the best known and most successful clubs in English and world football.

Over the years, that debt, the interest paid on it, and the dividends paid along the way to shareholders — the majority going to the Glazers themselves — have proved controversial.


Newcastle are interested in four Chelsea players

Corresponding The TelegraphNewcastle United plan to step in for four Chelsea players in a late transfer window as Eddie Howe looks to strengthen his squad ahead of September 1.

The players in question are Callum Hudson-Odoi, Conor Gallagher, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja.

Newcastle are keen on a move for Broja but could only loan one Chelsea player and they don’t have the option of signing multiple players on permanent contracts Transfer news live: De Jong, Gomez, Ronaldo

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