Morning transfer news
West Ham United are expected to exercise the option to sign goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris-Saint Germain following his year on loan at the London Stadium.
That’s the understanding of Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth, who reports that talks are ongoing with the player’s representatives regarding personal terms.
Elsewhere, Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez for a club-record fee of £85million.
Man United were also keen on Nunez, but he opted to join Jurgen Klopp’s Reds revolution.
And he’ll be donning the No.27 shirt for the Reds next season, the club confirmed on Twitter.
But Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool fans to be patient with Darwin Nunez who’s not the finished article yet.
He said: “It’s important we all recognise we are getting a ‘work in progress’ with Darwin.
“He recognises that himself, for sure. I love how much focus and humility he has.
“We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now.
“So there is no pressure on him at all. He signs for a very long time and we intend to nurture his talent and see it grow.”
Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala’s mum played a key role in his transfer to Inter Milan.
The ex-Juventus striker was being chased by Man United and Arsenal. but his mum’s influence prompted him to join Inter, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Dybala is reportedly set to put pen to paper on a four-year contract worth £5million a year.
The deal will be completed soon after the player revealed his mother Alicia is “very present in his life and sports choices”.
In other news, Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up a sensational £78million swoop for Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
According to Cadena Ser, Los Blancos are keen to sign the Dortmund man in the summer of 2023.
That is because by the end of next season they are confident Vinicius Junior will have a Spanish passport – freeing up a non-EU place in their squad.
Finally, Paul Pogba is on the brink of completing his switch to Juventus.
The France ace has nearly agreed a contract with Juve, with a few minor details to be sorted, according to Fabrizio Romano.
He’s set to receive £6.9m plus add-ons every season he spends in Turin, the report adds.