Sports Transfer Gossip: Mendy's gaffes force City's hand, Juve eye late moves

18:00  04 october  2020
18:00  04 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Kepa's future in doubt as Chelsea closes in on new keeper

  Kepa's future in doubt as Chelsea closes in on new keeper Chelsea’s staggering outlay of more than $250 million on players ahead of the new season failed to address arguably the biggest problem area in the team. Frank Lampard hopes he is putting that right by signing Senegal goalkeeper Édouard Mendy. In a move that will throw the future of error-prone Kepa Arrizabalaga — the world’s most expensive keeper — into further doubt, Chelsea was on the verge of signing Mendy for a reported fee of 22 million pounds ($27.75 million) from Rennes on Tuesday. Mendy was having a medical examination, Lampard confirmed, with a view to joining in time to play against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

thescore.com - Nothing can dampen the never-ending nature of transfer talk. Here' s a look at the wildest rumors making the rounds this week during the final days of …

"I love living in Dortmund actually," he said on the topic of life abroad. "It may not be the biggest city but I love our fans. They're so passionate and it's been amazing to be in the city and just surrounded, seeing how much they Transfer Gossip : Mendy ' s gaffes force City ' s hand , Juve eye late moves .

Nothing can dampen the never-ending nature of transfer talk. Here's a look at the wildest rumors making the rounds this week during the final days of the rescheduled summer transfer window.

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Mendy's mistakes force City to consider left-back help

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's patience with defensive misfit Benjamin Mendy is understandably wearing thin, prompting the club to seek left-back reinforcements before the window closes at the end of the week. Two names previously tied to City have popped up again.

More expensive than Ronaldo: Misfiring Morata granted yet another second chance at Juventus

  More expensive than Ronaldo: Misfiring Morata granted yet another second chance at Juventus The striker has never scored more than 15 league goals for a club yet he has secured another major transfer, with the Spaniard returning to TurinHe was unhappy at Atletico Madrid as a youngster but got the chance to rejoin his childhood club in 2019.

Benjamin Mendy ' s move to Manchester City from Monaco looks close to conclusion after the Ligue 1 club signed the 22-year-old left-back' s apparent replacement. Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison has trained with Birmingham City with a view to a permanent move from Lazio.

Read the latest Serie A Top Transfer Sources headlines, on NewsNow: the Latest Tottenham transfer rumours: Reguilon stay could be cut short, Napoli fume with Milik Football.London22:03 19-Oct-20. Friday' s gossip : Juve planning £360m move for PSG' s Mbappe BBC23:12 15-Oct-20.

Both Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico and Bayern Munich's David Alaba are being watched, according to the Daily Mail, and the latter's current terms are set to expire next summer amid a contract impasse. Word on the street is City will need to sell Oleksandr Zinchenko first, because money.

United's search for upgrades now on Fergie Time

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Despite Zinedine Zidane's assurances that there's a future for Luka Jovic at Real Madrid, the Serbian's agent reckons his client wants to spurn Inter Milan's and Roma's advances to join Manchester United, according to the Daily Star. Too bad, so sad, Mr. Jovic, because it looks like Edinson Cavani is about to take that spot.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said that Jadon Sancho is staying. Then, hours later, Zorc's Barcelona counterpart, Ramon Planes, said that Ousmane Dembele also isn't leaving. Up next for Manchester United then: 18-year-old Atalanta winger Amad Traore, who has played 30 minutes in Serie A. Sure.

Chelsea put pressure on Kepa with Mendy signing from Rennes

  Chelsea put pressure on Kepa with Mendy signing from Rennes Chelsea have forced some much-needed competition upon error-prone Kepa Arrizablaga for first-choice goalkeeping duties at the club. The Blues confirmed a transfer for Edouard Mendy on Wednesday. He moves to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 darlings Rennes on a five-year deal for a £22-million fee, according to The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg. "I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my teammates and can’t wait to get started," Mendy said.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard banished world-record £71.

The gossip columns continue to link Manchester City will all and sundry now that the transfer window has officially “That will be good news for City who know that Mendy has made it clear to the French champions That’ s all for today, Blues. Keep an eye on mancity.com every morning for more news

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Back and forth Aouar quest comes down to final day

Lyon stud Houssem Aouar appeared close to an Arsenal switch, and despite club president Jean-Michel Aulas' public admission that the Gunners' initial bid was short, hope sprang eternal that Arsenal were set to beat Juventus to Aouar's services. Then, Paris Saint-Germain became involved. Or maybe not?

L'Equipe reports that PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi spoke to his Lyon equal, then Aulas claimed "three major clubs are interested in Houssem." Reports that Arsenal refused to raise their bid to €50 million soon sprouted, meaning Aouar will stay put, prompting Gunners supporters to go postal online.

Juve fund Chiesa chase with trio of farewells

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Juventus are hoping to find a buyer for winger Douglas Costa before Monday's deadline in an effort to help fund the addition of Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa, according to Corriere della Sera. Chiesa would join on loan in a deal that features a buyout clause worth upward of €50 million.

From unemployment to potential Chelsea No.1: The rise of Edouard Mendy

  From unemployment to potential Chelsea No.1: The rise of Edouard Mendy The goalkeeper is described as intelligent and principled by those who know him and has fought his way up the ranks to earn a shot at Stamford BridgeChelsea announced on Thursday that the 28-year-old goalkeeper had officially become their player, moving in a £22 million ($29m) deal from Ligue 1 club Rennes.

GET all the latest from Old Trafford with our daily round-up. The Norwegian youngster plays for his local side Tromso and would be able to move to Old Trafford when he turns The former Manchester United and City star claims he enjoys having the ball at his feet but would switch over if El Clasico is on.

Arsenal eye £75m Real Madrid' s Marco Asensio, Everton want Jamie Vardy, West Ham set to miss out on Manchester City are close to completing a £30m move for West Bromwich Albion and Northern Ireland The Blues are also weighing up a late bid for Swansea City ' s 32-year-old forward Fernando

Mattia De Sciglio also appears to be on the way out, with Celtic preferring the Italian left-back to Charlton's Alfie Doughty and Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Daily Record. Elsewhere, Sami Khedira is rumored to be on United's radar as a potential free transfer. The Red Devils are resorting to scraps at this point.

Tottenham eye back-end alterations

Tottenham have focused their attention on Inter defender Milan Skriniar after cementing a loan switch for Benfica striker Vinicius. The Evening Standard claims Spurs will submit a formal bid for Skriniar, while Goal.com reports the north London lot has inquired about Juve's Merih Demiral.

Jose Mourinho is also reportedly fond of Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger. Sorry, Toni. In terms of departures, Sessegnon will join Hoffenheim, Juan Foyth is off to Villarreal, and Bournemouth, Luton Town, and Swansea City want Cameron Carter-Vickers. Captivating stuff.

Follow-up Dele bid among PSG's last-minute deals

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Speaking of Spurs, Gareth Bale's return and Dele Alli's enduring regression in performance has put the England international's tenure in north London at risk. PSG's initial advance was rebuffed, though The Telegraph reports that the Ligue 1 behemoth will present an improved loan offer before Monday.

Mercato Rennes: Mendy's successor on the way!

 Mercato Rennes: Mendy's successor on the way! © Supplied by Sports.fr Looking for a goalkeeper to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea have set their sights on Edouard Mendy. The Blues have come to an agreement with their Rennes counterparts. Edouard Mendy left for Chelsea, Rennes would be about to complete the arrival of Dijon goalkeeper Alfred Gomis. The Stade Rennais would therefore have ended up deciding.

Like many of Europe's biggest sides, PSG have a last-minute transfer wish list hampered by massive revenue losses. That explains why they're linked with loans for Porto defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira and Everton forward Moise Kean, with the latter potentially replacing Bayern-bound Eric Choupo-Moting. Not a typo.

Bits and bobs

Matteo Guendouzi hasn't played for Arsenal since strangling Brighton's Neal Maupay in June. The moody midfielder has now rejected Marseille's approach after nixing similar offers from Valencia, Villarreal, Real Betis, and Hertha Berlin. At least Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid seems certain.

Norwich City have rejected an initial €22-million bid plus €5 million in add-ons from Everton for prized central defender Ben Godfrey. Expect the Toffees to return with an ameliorated offer, especially after manager Carlo Ancelotti praised the Canaries' stud earlier this week.

Finishing up with some MLS news, Cagliari have submitted a formal offer for 20-year-old Los Angeles FC and Uruguay international winger Brian Rodriguez. Also, former Borussia Monchengladbach defender and current free agent Julian Korb wants to play in MLS.

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Lampard's reaction after the (new) Kepa ball .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Frank Lampard After Chelsea's draw at home against Southampton and Kepa's new ball on Saturday in the Premier League, Frank Lampard was keen to defend his Spanish goalkeeper. While the Blues of Chelsea led 2-0 against Southampton , on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, as part of the 5th matchday of Premier League , N'Golo Kanté's partners ended up cracking end of the match and finally concede the draw (3-3).

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