• Manchester United have completed the signing of Sergio Romero
  • Sergio Ramos is ‘very close’ to agreeing a new deal at Real Madrid 
  • John Terry admits he will stay at Chelsea for ‘at least two more years’  
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Angel di Maria is closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain, and one Manchester United fan has given this thoughts on the move.

ROHAN BANERJEE: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admits that he can understand team-mate Pedro Rodriguez’ frustration with a lack of first-team starts, but says he wants him to remain at the club. 

The 27-year-old forward, who is a graduate of Barca’s famous La Masia academy, did make 50 appearances in all competitions last season, but the majority of them came from the bench with elite striking trio Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi usually selected ahead of him. 

‘I understand that a player like Pedro wants to have more minutes,’ Pique said at a press conference on Sunday night, ‘He’s been a world champion, won many trophies in Barcelona but is behind three of the best players in the world.’ 

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…and the club have released a snazzy video to celebrate!

CHARLES SALE: England’s prize talent Raheem Sterling will be an improved player from his acrimonious £49million move to Manchester City, believes his national team manager Roy Hodgson.

Sterling performing at the height of his powers is crucial for England’s chances both at Euro 2016 and on the way to Russia in 2018. And after the World Cup qualifying draw in St Petersburg, Hodgson stressed the importance of a maturing Sterling to a side whose stand-out opponents will be the auld enemy.

Hodgson said: ‘We have a lot of faith in Raheem Sterling. He has never been out of our thoughts at any time, whether or not he has been playing well, in his club team or not. We have always had him in our 25 as a player for the future who we think, if we are ever going to become a really good team, we need players like him because of his exceptional talent.’

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Raheem Sterling (centre, pictured against Real Madrid) has started his Man City career well

JOHN DOWNES: Inter Milan’s star striker Mauro Icardi has revealed that La Liga giants Real Madrid made an approach to land him earlier this summer.

The Argentine, who finished joint top Serie A scorer last season with 22 goals, alongside Verona’s veteran hitman Luca Toni, has claimed that Rafa Benitez’s side tried to lure him to the Bernabeu ahead of the new season.

‘Real Madrid tried to sign me,’ Icardi was quoted as saying by AS.

‘But I am happy to have signed a new deal with Inter; we want to return to the Champions League next season.’

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The Hornets have signed Steven Berghuis on a four-year deal from AZ Alkmaar.

SAMI MOKBEL: Blackburn Rovers are interested in former Holland Under 21 midfielder Jeffrey Sarpong.

The 26-year-old is a free agent after buying out the final year of his contract with Dutch side NAC Breda.

The former Ajax man, who was capped 10 times for the Dutch Under 21 side, is on trial at Ewood Park. 

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Jeffrey Sarpong of NAC Breda during the Dutch Eredivisie match against FC Groningen

JACK BRIDEN: Wolfsburg hotshot Kevin De Bruyne is unsure where his future lies after this summer amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

The 24-year-old arrived at the Bundesliga outfit for £18million from Chelsea in January 2014, after apparently failing to convince Blues boss Jose Mourinho of his abilities. 

The young Belgian has since flourished in Germany, becoming last season’s Bundesliga Player of the Year and recording the most assists in the German league.

When asked if he would be tempted by a move away from the Volkswagen Arena De Bruyne told Kicker: ‘I don’t know where I will play next season.

‘I just have to train well and make sure that I am fully fit. We will then see what happens.’

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When Brighton and Hove Albion are signing players from Real Madrid you know something’s up in the transfer market. 

Scotland Under 19 international Jack Harper’s move to the Championship side is part of a growing trend that has also seen 22-year-old Real B team defender Derik Osede sign for Bolton this summer and Cristian Benavente moving from Madrid to Milton Keynes Dons.

Barcelona’s 19-year-old Moroccan winger Moha El Ouriachi has joined Stoke and another of the club’s promising forwards Adama Traore is wanted by Bayern Munich’s former Barca coach Pep Guardiola. West Ham want 19-year-old playmaker Alen Halilovic too. And Everton, who have already taken Barca B winger Gerard Deulofeu, are also interested in the Croat.

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Jack Harper, former Real Madrid U19 player has signed for Brighton & Hove Albion

CRAIG HOPE: Newcastle United remain interested in signing Charlie Austin and the Queens Park Rangers striker favours a move to St James’ Park.

Sources close to the Magpies have indicated to Sportsmail that a game of ‘brinkmanship’ between the two clubs is delaying the deal, with Newcastle unwilling to pay the £15million asking price.

Indeed, it is a long-standing shoulder problem that United remain most wary about.

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We’ve had a message from David, a Liverpool fan in Botswana, who is unhappy with Liverpool’s transfer business so far this season.

He says: ‘It is painful to hear of possibilities of obtaining Reus or Benzema, when the squad seems light defensively in terms of recruitment. All our bitter rivals are extremely strong in the defensive departments.

Liverpool fans, do you agree? You can also get in touch with your thoughts by tweeting me @bennagle17 or emailing ben.nagle@mailonline.co.uk.

IAN LADYMAN: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sat down for an interview with English journalists in San Jose just hours after his team beat Barcelona this weekend. 

Van Gaal talked frankly about his future plans, his thoughts on last season, the composition of his new squad, his decision to sell Robin van Persie and United’s chances of ever luring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. 

Here, Sportsmail deliver you the conversation with the United boss in full.

Click to read the full transcript.

Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal talks to Andres Iniesta of Barcelonaon July 25

DAVID KENT: Stoke and West Brom are among the sides interested in bringing Ahmed Elmohamady back to the Barclays Premier League.

The highly-rated Egyptian winger wants to return to the top-flight after being relegated with Hull last season.

Elmohamady, 27, has a year left on his contract at the KC Stadium but is keen to leave this summer in a cut-price deal.

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Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal battles for the ball with Ahmed Elmohamady (left) of Hull City

ROB DRAPER: John Terry has revealed he aims to play for Chelsea for at least two more years and insisted he will not follow the example of Petr Cech and Frank Lampard by playing for another Barclays Premier League club.

The captain, 34, who has been with Chelsea since he was a schoolboy, will remain a one-club man in England at least — though he hopes he will be able to finish his career at Stamford Bridge.

Terry said: ‘If I felt Chelsea were going to release me or thought I had nothing else to give but I thought I could, then of course I would still want to continue to play. But that would not be in the Premier League, for sure.’

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He’s been linked with a move to Crystal Palace, but speaking yesterday Steve McClaren has backed Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini to stay at St James’ Park.

He also speaks highly of Newcastle’s new signings, and admits he is happy with the club’s squad at the moment.

SAMI MOKBEL: Montreal Impact are poised to complete a move for Didier Drogba.

The MLS side are in advanced talks with the Chelsea legend over a move across the Atlantic.

And the Canadian club are pushing to complete their move for the veteran striker before the end of the week.

Chicago Fire are also interested, but Montreal are understood to be leading the race to land Drogba.

The Impact have tabled an 18 month offer to Drogba and are confident of concluding a deal in the coming days.

Chelsea’s Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring a goal last season

SUNNI UPAL: Jackson Martinez believes he has joined a team capable of winning La Liga after being unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player.

The 28-year-old striker was presented to around 10,000 Atletico fans after completing his £25m switch from Porto.

And Martinez has set his sights on toppling Lionel Messi’s Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in the Spanish league this season. 

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Atletico Madrid’s new Colombian striker Jackson Martinez poses for photographers during his presentation

SIMON JONES: Holland international midfielder Ibrahim Afellay is having a medical at Stoke City on Monday ahead of a move to the Britannia Stadium.

The 29-year-old is set to sign on a free transfer after leaving Barcelona at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract.

Afellay will be linking up with former Nou Camp team-mates Marc Muniesa and Bojan at the Potters.

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Ibrahim Afellay, who was released by Barcelona, is having a medical at Stoke City

…that you can get in touch regarding any of the news we’ve mentioned, or something entirely different.

What do you think about Sergio Romero’s move to Manchester United? He’s Argentina’s No 1 but after providing back-up at Monaco and Sampdoria, many thought he would opt for a club where he’s likely to play. Will he be first choice?

Tweet me @bennagle17, email ben.nagle@mailonline.co.uk or comment below.

KIERAN GILL: Sergio Ramos is reportedly ‘very close’ to signing a new contract with Real Madrid ‒ a move which would kill Louis van Gaal’s attempts to lure the defender to Manchester United this summer.

Florentino Perez is currently in China, where Ramos and his team-mates are on their pre-season tour, and the club president is to hold talks with the 29-year-old over a new deal.

Spanish newspaper Marca have dedicated their front page on Monday to the transfer saga, and report that Perez will sort out Ramos’ future before turning his attention to David de Gea.

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‘Very close’, reads the front page of Marca, regarding Sergio Ramos’ new contract

GEORGE GRANT: Everton boss Roberto Martinez has refused to rule out making a move to sign Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.

Speaking after watching his English Premier League side record a 3-1 friendly win over Hearts at Tynecastle, the Spaniard confessed he is in the market for a new central defender.

While being unwilling to speak directly about van Dijk, Martinez is reportedly willing to pay Celtic’s £10million asking price.

Virgil Van Dijk during Celtic training at Lennoxtown… but could he be set for a move to Everton?

IAN LADYMAN: Louis van Gaal has revealed Manchester United are still in the hunt for one more star attacking player but has ruled out an Old Trafford return for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese forward spent six years at the club under Sir Alex Ferguson before moving to Real Madrid for £80million in 2009.

And he has been linked with a move back to the Barclays Premier League in light of his apparent differences with new Bernabeu boss Rafa Benitez.

United manager Van Gaal, who is believed to be closing in on a deal to sign £22m Pedro from Barcelona, said: ‘Barcelona has [Lionel] Messi, Neymar and [Luis]Suarez. We have to look also for that kind of player.’

United fans would love to see favourite Ronaldo back at the club but the Dutchman added: ‘That’s not possible because you have the club, Ronaldo and then you have Manchester United and how much United want to spend.’

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The United boss admits David de Gea’s potential exit was a factor, also mentioning his previous relationship with the Argentina keeper.

ELLIOTT BRETLAND: Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has announced he will join Serie A side Roma on a season-long loan on Monday.

The 25-year-old posted a video on his Instagram account on Sunday evening to confirm he would be leaving the Emirates for Rome.

Speaking in Italian, Szscesny said: ‘Good evening Giallorossi! I am very happy, because I am going to Roma tomorrow. I’ll see you soon.’ 

Watch the video below and click HERE for more.

Spanish side Cordoba have revealed some news via their Twitter feed, and because it’s not in English, we’ve translated it for you here.

It reads: ‘Córdoba CF and Aston Villa FC have reached an agreement to transfer to José Ángel Crespo to the English team.’

Crespo is a 28-year-old Spanish full-back, previously at Sevilla among others. He also played for Spain U21s earlier in his career.

We will, of course, bring you full confirmation when we get it from Villa.

Remember, we’d love to hear from you today regarding your club and the signings you may or may not be making.

Who do you want to see line up in your club’s shirt on the first day of the season? Anyone you’d rather headed for the exit door? Who is your dream signing?

Tweet me @bennagle17 or email me at ben.nagle@mailonline.co.uk, and I’ll include the best in this live blog.

Overnight, Manchester United confirmed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal.

The 28-year-old was a free agent and has been brought in to replace the outgoing Victor Valdes as United’s back-up stopper.

Romero played under Louis van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar when they were crowned Eredivisie champions in 2009. 

Click HERE for all the pictures and full story of the move.

Sergio Romero of Manchester United (L) poses with manager Louis van Gaal after signing

ROB DRAPER: Chelsea are ready to make a renewed £26million bid for Everton defender John Stones with hope that a deal can be tied up before Sunday’s Community Shield.

Everton are maintaining their stance that the player is not for sale but there is an expectation that the player’s desire to speak to Chelsea and the increased offer will persuade them to do business.

Relations between the two clubs have suffered over the past week with Chelsea bewildered by Roberto Martinez’s complaints while Everton were stung by Gary Cahill’s comments urging the 21-year-old to join the Premier League champions.

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Everton’s John Stones (left) in action against Heart of Midlothian’s Jamie Walker (right)

…to another day of exciting transfer news from the Premier League and beyond.

We’ve got lots to bring you today, and hopefully there will be some breaking news thrown in there, too.

Overnight, Sergio Romero was confirmed as a Manchester United player, and this morning Sergio Ramos was reportedly ‘close’ to a new deal at Real Madrid.

More on all that in a minute… Let’s go!



With the Premier League returning in just 12 days’ time and the transfer window in full flow, managers across the country and in Europe are frantically trying to improve their squads.

Overnight, it was confirmed that Manchester United had completed a deal for Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, and reports emerging in Spain this morning claim Sergio Ramos is close to signing a new deal at Real Madrid. 

Here, Sportsmail brings you all the latest transfer stories on Monday, July 27.

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