Cristiano Ronaldo 'demands transfer' LATEST, Kane BACK for Spurs, Chelsea in for Saul and Kounde – transfer news live

CRISTIANO RONALDO has "demanded" a blockbuster transfer away from Juventus, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane has finally returned for Tottenham as Man City continue their £120m transfer pursuit of the England captain.

And Bernardo Silva has reportedly refused to be used as a makeweight in a deal to bring Kane to City.

While Kylian Mbappe is once again being linked with Real Madrid after being pictured alone while his PSG team-mates went to training in a group.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to furiously deny rumours that the Portuguese star will join Real.

Follow ALL of the latest news and updates below…

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    MURPHY LAW

    Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has questioned Arsenal's transfer policy after signing Aaron Ramsdale for £24million.

    Murphy told the Daily Mail: "Aaron Ramsdale is decent with his feet. He is also a relatively young goalkeeper who is still learning.

    "I am surprised, given Arsenal’s limited budget, that they have invested in a goalkeeper because you’d have thought Bernd Leno was going to be their No1.

    "Maybe priority should have been given to other areas of the team. It was only a year ago that they let Emiliano Martinez join Aston Villa.

    "Ramsdale may go straight into the first team because £30m is a significant outlay – but it wasn’t a deal I would have put top of my to-do list"

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    ARTETA REACTS

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted that the circumstances are “really difficult and probably unprecedented” after the loss to Chelsea and a poor start to the Premier League but insists nothing’s over yet.

    Arteta said: “One of the difficult moments that you have to go through. The circumstances are really difficult and probably unprecedented. Feeling sorry for ourselves doesn’t help though.

    “You can always do things better in a football match. In the first half we had some difficulties. It took us a long time to regain the ball in the areas we needed. When we did we looked a real threat.

    “I certainly see a team that in the second half they kept trying they never gave up and their attitude was exceptional. Something that is clear is that they never gave up. Even the crowd tried to push them and we tried to fight until the end”

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    PAY-FUL TRUTH

    Barcelona signing Memphis Depay believes his Manchester United stint wasn’t a success because he failed to adapt during his first year under Louis van Gaal and didn’t get opportunities from Jose Mourinho.

    Memphis told El Periodico: “I’ve thought a lot about why it went wrong. The first season I had to adapt and it didn’t go well compared to my time at PSV [Eindhoven].

    “I lost a bit of confidence and I lost the confidence of Van Gaal and his staff.

    “It was hard for me. The following season I felt like I had more experience, but they changed the coach.

    “Jose Mourinho came and I fought to get into the team but I think the idea of giving me a chance was never in his head. He never gave me an opportunity. Never.

    “I went to his office but it changed nothing. It was a very difficult period, I felt that I was training well and the players themselves did not understand it.

    “[Paul] Pogba and Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] told me: “Why don’t you ever play?” For me that was the confirmation that I had no chance. And I realised that I didn’t want to be in a big club without playing”

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    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    Chelsea added to Arsenal’s misery in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at the Emirates.

    The Blues opened the scoring just after 15 minutes when record signing Romelu Lukaku scored his first ever goal for the team on his debut.

    Reece James doubled the west Londoners’ lead just 20 minutes later and sealed a major win for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

    The Gunners are now without a point after losing to Brentford last week

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    BATTLE OF CORREA

    Everton are set to rival Arsenal for Lazio star Joaquin Correa ahead of transfer deadline day on August 31.

    That is according to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, who confirms the Toffees are pursuing Correa who has attracted interest from Tottenham as well as the Gunners.

    The forward is said to have fallen out of favour with new Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri.

    And it is claimed the Argentina international is considering his options despite Sarri publicly expressing his wish for the star to stay.

    Reports in Italy suggest the Merseysiders are gearing up to make an improved offer for the 27-year-old

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    TOP GUNS

    Arsenal have been linked with a potential swap deal involving Atletico Madrid.

    According to Football London, there is a “genuine prospect” of Hector Bellerin heading to Atletico and Kieran Trippier going the other way.

    Bellerin is growing increasingly frustrated with life under Mikel Arteta and has been linked with a move away.

    The right-back wants to return to Spain and both Atleti as well as Barcelona are open to that prospect.

    Arteta is believed to be looking to get a player in exchange for the Spain international with both Trippier and Barca’s Emerson Royal mentioned as potential options

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    NEVES UPDATE

    Wolves boss Bruno Lage has addressed the speculation linking Ruben Neves to clubs likes Manchester United and stated that the player is happy and the Molineux outfit is not keen to offload him.

    Lage said: “All the top players we have are linked with all the clubs in the world.

    “Every player has a price but what I saw from Ruben is that he’s happy to be here.

    “What he did last game was very good and we’re not looking to see anyone go”

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    SAUL SEARCHING

    Chelsea are reportedly pushing to sign Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez and Sevilla ace Jules Kounde.

    The Blues have been busy in the summer transfer window by most notably splashing out a record £97.5million for Romelu Lukaku.

    And a swoop for Saul could be on the cards for the West Londoners, according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims there's a 'possibility'.

    Chelsea are also still working on a deal to sign Kounde before transfer deadline day.

    The European champions have already had an offer for the star centre-back rejected.

    According to AS, Chelsea will once again test Sevilla's resolve to keep the France international at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan

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    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    Chelsea have doubled their lead with a goal by Reece James on 35 minutes.

    Reminding that the Blues opened the scoring just 20 minutes earlier with record signing Romelu Lukaku.

    Lukaku hit the back of the net on his full debut with the west Londoners following his move from Inter Milan.

    That of course was the star striker's first ever goal for the Premier League giants, for whom he played for three years before his departure in 2014

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    ARSENAL 0-1 CHELSEA

    Chelsea have opened the scoring against Arsenal at the Emirates.

    And it is the Blues’ record signing Romelu Lukaku who hits the target on his full debut.

    Lukaku played a total of 15 times during his first stint with the west Londoners and failed to register a single goal.

    However, the Belgium international's hoodoo has come to an end as he reintroduces himself to the Chelsea faithful

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    HAAL GOOD

    Manchester United have received a major boost in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

    That is because Haaland’s famous £64million release clause kicks in once the mid-season transfer window opens in January, according to Marca.

    It had previously been thought that the star centre-forward's cut-price clause would not kick in until the summer of 2022.

    The Norway international was being valued by Dortmund at a fee in the region of £130m but he could potentially be moving on for less than half that price

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    WOLVES 0-1 TOTTENHAM

    Tottenham picked up the victory against Wolves at Molineux just a week after a famous win over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

    Dele Alli sealed the three points for Spurs thanks to a goal from the penalty spot on nine minutes.

    The game also featured Harry Kane's first appearance in the season as he came off the bench after 72 minutes replacing Son Heung-min.

    However, Kane's future is still uncertain as he's been linked with a move to City

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    ARSENAL – CHELSEA

    Arsenal star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on the bench today against Chelsea.

    Aubameyang recently tested positive for COVID-19 but healed in time for the London derby.

    Aaron Ramsdale is also in the substitutes' list following his move from Sheffield United.

    Arsenal subs: Ramsdale, Aubameyang, Maitland-Niles, Tavares, Chambers, Nelson, Elneny, Balogun, Kolasinac

    Chelsea subs: Kepa, Silva, Kante, Werner, Chalobah, Zouma, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech

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    THE TEAM SHEETS ARE IN!!!

    Chelsea record signing Romelu Lukaku is making his debut today against Arsenal at the Emirates.

    Lukaku has been named in Blues boss Thomas Tuchel’s starting line-up.

    CHELSEA XI: Mendy, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku

    ARSENAL XI: Leno, Soares, Holding, Mari, Tierney, Lokonga, Xhaka, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Saka

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    KANE UPDATE

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is on the bench for Spurs against Wolves today.

    Kane has yet to be introduced in the match by new manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has only made one substitution so far.

    Manchester City remain interested in the star striker but his £160million price tag is proving to be stumbling block.

    City's top offer for the England captain so far has been £120m, according to recent reports

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    LIVE SCORES

    Manchester United are taking Southampton on at St Mary's and Tottenham visit Wolves.

    Saints lead 1-0 thanks to United star Fred's own goal in the half-hour mark.

    Spurs are also 1-0 ahead thanks to Dele Alli's penalty-kick just after nine minutes.

    Second half started just a few minutes ago in both games

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    LUK AT THAT

    Record signing Romelu Lukaku is expected to start for Chelsea against Arsenal today.

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    MAIN MAN

    Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says new signing Raphael Varane is a player who can take the club to the next level.

    Solskjaer told Sky Sports: "He certainly has all the credentials and quality to do that.

    "He's impressed me since he's come here.

    "He wants to learn about our style of play. He works hard, he wants to get his fitness up.

    "It's been a while since he played in the Euros. He's very meticulous, he's such a top professional.

    "You can see his honours, his trophies – but you also look at him and what he's done off the pitch.

    "There's not a lot of trouble there, so for a manager I'm very impressed by him."

    Varane is on the bench for United against Southampton today.

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    DAR THE MAN

    Ajax are closing in on the signing of highly rated Danish winger Mohamed Daramy.

    According to reputable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Dutch club have a "verbal agreement" with Copenhagen FC.

    Paperwork and a medical need to be sorted out before the deal can be announced.

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    KANE RETURNS

    Wantaway star Harry Kane is on the bench for Tottenham against Wolves today.

    Man City remain interested in the England captain, but his £160million price tag is proving to be stumbling block.

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    SOL SIGNINGS

    Man Utd have spent big under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!

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    SILVA LINING

    Man City ace Bernardo Silva is a target for Serie A outfit AC Milan, according to reports.

    The winger has a contract with the Premier League champions until the summer of 2025.

    According to the Daily Star, the Italian side are looking to complete a deal for £45million.

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    FANCY XHAK

    Grant Xhaka’s Arsenal contract renewal has been confirmed by owner Stan Kroenke in the club’s matchday programme, writes JAKE LAMBOURNE.

    Owner Stan Kroenke and son Josh spoke of Arsenal’s transfer business in the programme, with Football.London obtaining their message.

    They said: “We know there is much work ahead to get back to where we need to be but are confident about what can be achieved by this great club and our people.

    “We are building a squad, rich in young talent, much of it developed through our wonderful academy.

    “It is clear looking across Europe that we are dealing with a difficult transfer market due to the impacts of the pandemic but at the time of writing, are delighted to have signed Nuno Tavares, [Albert] Sambi Lokonga and Ben White.

    “We have also renewed the deals of Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe, both on a long-term basis.

    “These are all young players that we are convinced can develop further and have a bright future with us.

    “They are supported by a strong group of more experienced players including Granit Xhaka, who has signed an extended contract.

    “This is an important step in terms of maintaining balance and stability in the squad.

    “In the meantime, the transfer negotiating team has been working hard behind the scenes to improve the squad further."

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    SOL SEARCHING

    Manchester United are interested in signing Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, reports say, writes JACK FIGG

    They have already completed the £73million signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane, who cost £42m from Real Madrid.

    But according to 90min, United are interested in bolstering their options in the middle of the park. 

    And it is claimed Wolves’ Neves, 24, is a target for Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

    His Portuguese team-mate Bruno Fernandes, 26, is said to be keen on the deal. 

    United have previously been linked with Eduardo Camavinga, 18, of Rennes and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, 26. 

    But Neves has been rumoured to be pushing to leave Wolves all summer, with Arsenal also believed to be admirers.

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    KOL ME MAYBE

    Arsenal are in contact with Turkish side Fenerbahce to sell left-back Sead Kolasinac. 

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the two clubs haven’t been able to find an agreement yet.

    A move to Turkey suits Kolasinac as his best friend and former Gunner Mesut Ozil plays for Fenerbahce.

    The likes of Torreira, Willian and Bellerin could also leave this summer.

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