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Chelsea’s deal for Jules Kounde is in danger of collapsing

Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip throughout the day as the end of the summer window rapidly approaches and clubs rush to get deals over the line.

After completing the sale of Kurt Zouma to West Ham, Chelsea are reportedly now in danger of missing out on Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé, with the La Liga club raising their price tag by over £10m at late notice.

There could be exits at Manchester United after the sensational return of Cristiano Ronaldo, with Dan James and Jesse Lingard both potentially on the market. Meanwhile, Scott McTominay’s groin surgery could see United ramp up their late pursuit of another central midfielder, though top target Declan Rice is unlikely to leave West Ham this summer. Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga, 18, is an alternative for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, however.

There Elsewhere, Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe appears to have stalled following Paris Saint-Germain’s rejection of an improved £145m bid for the France international. The 22-year-old is keen on leaving the Ligue 1 club, while PSG reportedly want closer to £190m. If they are unable to get that sum, however, they risk losing Mbappe for free next summer – and so they are planning on potentially spending money from a sale on Everton striker Richarlison.

You can follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip as Premier League clubs make moves to strengthen ahead of transfer deadline day.

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Premier League clubs interested in Man United’s Daniel James

A number of Premier League clubs are said to be interested in signing winger Daniel James from Manchester United before Tuesday’s deadline.

James has started all three of United’s Premier League fixtures so far but is set to see those opportunities reduce once Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho are integrated in the team and Marcus Rashford returns from injury.

The Manchester Evening News report that Leeds United are the frontrunners to sign the Wales international. Marcelo Bielsa’s side were minutes away from signing James from Swansea in January 2019, prior to his move to Old Trafford.

West Ham close in on Nikola Vlasic signing

West Ham are set to sign CSKA Moscow’s Nikola Vlasic for a fee of £25m, according to the Guardian.

David Moyes is keen to strengthen his options in attacking midfield ahead of the club’s Europa League campaign.

Croatia international Vlasic, who previously played for Everton in the Premier League, has been favoured over a move for Jesse Lingard, who impressed on loan at the club last season.

The 23-year-old would join Kurt Zouma in strengthening the West Ham squad ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

West Ham close in on Nikola Vlasic signing

West Ham are set to sign CSKA Moscow’s Nikola Vlasic for a fee of £25m, according to the Guardian.

David Moyes is keen to strengthen his options in attacking midfield ahead of the club’s Europa League campaign.

Croatia international Vlasic, who previously played for Everton in the Premier League, has been favoured over a move for Jesse Lingard, who impressed on loan at the club last season.

The 23-year-old would join Kurt Zouma in strengthening the West Ham squad ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Real Madrid await PSG response over latest Kylian Mbappe bid

Real Madrid have reportedly received no response from Paris Saint-Germain following an improved bid for Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe scored twice in PSG’s 2-0 win over Reims on Sunday as Lionel Messi made his debut for the French side.

Marca report that Madrid have set a deadline of 5:00pm GMT today to hear back from PSG or they will walk away from the negotiations.

PSG risk losing Mbappe for free next summer, when the 22-year-old will be out of contract.

Amad Diallo loan move off after injury

Manchester United winger Amad Diallo’s proposed loan move to Feyenoord is off after the 19-year-old sustained a thigh injury in training.

Diallo had been linked with several clubs this season in order to gain more first-team experience, with opportunities set to be limited at Old Trafford.

However, the move to Eredivisie side Feyenoord will not take place and Diallo will instead remain at Old Trafford while he recovers from the set-back.

Manchester City’s Ruben Dias signs new contract

Ruben Dias has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester City to extend his stay with the Premier League champions until 2027.

The defender was instrumental to City’s Premier League title win last season and was awarded the football writers’ player of the year award.

The 24-year-old said: “I’m very happy to sign the new deal. I have enjoyed every single minute of my time at City since joining last year.

“Playing for City has surpassed all my expectations and it’s an absolute pleasure to be part of such an incredible squad.

“I would also like to thank Pep and the coaching staff for the way they have helped me to develop as a player and keep pushing me to improve.

“To be part of the squad that achieved so much last season was incredible and made us all hungry to achieve even more.

“Now I just want to try and play my part in helping us be successful this season and beyond.”

Cristiano Ronaldo completes Manchester United medical

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has moved one step closer after the Portuguese forward passed his medical in Lisbon.

Personal terms have been agreed while United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of their former star.

Ronaldo’s move is set to be officially announced within the coming hours, ahead of the transfer deadline on Tuesday.

Chelsea deal for Kounde hit by Sevilla asking price

Chelsea’s move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is in doubt after Sevilla reportedly raised their asking price for the France international.

The departure of Kurt Zouma to West Ham was thought to have been the final obstacle in Chelsea progressing in the deal, but Sevilla are said to be asking for up to £15 million more than the previously agreed fee.

The 22-year-old defender was left out of the Sevilla team that played Elche on Saturday.

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