Transfer news LIVE: Atletico to sell Griezmann for Cristiano Ronaldo funds, Sassuolo CEO CONFIRMS Scamacca West Ham deal | The Sun

Transfer news LIVE: Atletico to sell Griezmann for Cristiano Ronaldo funds, Sassuolo CEO CONFIRMS Scamacca West Ham deal | The Sun

July 24, 2022

CRISTIANO RONALDO has been handed a mega boost from Atletico Madrid in his bid to leave Old Trafford.

Los Colchoneros have reportedly put Antoine Griezmann up for sale in a bid to secure the funds to sign the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

And Ronaldo is ready to take a 30 per cent pay cut to put himself in more teams' price ranges.

But Atleti fans will not necessarily be pleased to see the Real Madrid legend at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Meanwhile, Sassuolo CEO Carnevali has confirmed Gianluca Scamacca's switch from Italy to East London.

There has been an agreement with Sassuolo and West Ham for £30 million plus add-ons and Carnevali said: "I'm sure he wil do great things, he's a huge talent and a very good guy."


Follow ALL of the latest transfer news and gossip below…

  • Justin Lawrence

    Real Madrid will take Neymar

    Real Madrid will gladly take Neymar off PSG's hands if they no longer want him.

    PSG have been trying to offload the Brazilian attacker who's fallen out with club favourite Kylian Mbappe.

    And Los Blancos are open to giving Neymar a new home if the opportunity arises.

    That's according to Madrid ace Casemiro, who said: "Neymar can play for any team in the world. If PSG don’t want him, Real Madrid want him. Okay?”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Conte slams Bayern boss

    Antonio Conte has slammed Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann for expressing admiration for Harry Kane as disrespectful.

    He said: "The plan is very clear with the club. He [Kane] is a part of the project, an important part of the project. At the same time, I don’t like to speak about the players of other clubs.

    "If I want to do something, I’ll go and speak with the club and not go through the media.

    "Maybe it is a little disrespectful for the other club. This is my way of dealing with the situation with other players."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Scamacca to West Ham confirmed

    West Ham have agreed terms with Sassuolo for Gianluca Scamacca.

    The deal was confirmed by Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali who tipped the striker to be a huge hit in East London.

    He told Corriere dello Sport: "There's an agreement with West Ham.

    "I'm sure he will do great things; he's a huge talent and a very good guy."

  • Jon Boon

    Barnes tracked by Newcastle

    Newcastle want Harvey Barnes — but Leicester are demanding a stunning £50million for their man.

    The Toon need a quick wide attacker and have been working on a move for Barnes along with their more public pursuit of Everton’s Anthony Gordon.

    Despite doubts about Barnes’ future under Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers, the fee is still huge and Leicester will not budge.

    Barnes had an injury-hit season and a slight loss of form but his club still rate him highly.

    The fee is up there with what Everton would need to sell Gordon, 21, who has been a Newcastle target for weeks.

    But the Magpies only value the England Under-21 star at £25m.

  • Jon Boon

    Eagles to give Ebiowei a chance

    Crystal Palace new-boy Malcolm Ebiowei has impressed Patrick Vieira so much that the manager has blocked a loan exit.

    The skilful wideman, 18, signed from Derby, has walked into the team and been dazzling in top company.

    So the Eagles have shelved plans to send him on loan for experience as they see him getting game time in the Premier League.

    Palace will let outstanding kid David Ozoh go on loan after also emerging in pre-season.

    The powerful midfield prospect, 17, is fancied by Charlton among others.

  • Jon Boon

    Anjorin was wanted by Everton

    Frank Lampard was desperate to add Chelsea wonderkid Tino Anjorin to his Everton side.

    However, it has been reported the former Blues manager, who handed Anjorin his first team debut, missed out because the Toffees wanted a permanent deal.

    Instead, Anjorin has joined Huddersfield Town on loan for the upcoming campaign.

  • Jon Boon

    West Ham chase Zielinski

    West Ham are battling AC Milan for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, according to reports.

    The Hammers are looking to add strength and depth in the summer transfer window in all areas of the pitch.

    Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, defender Nayef Aguerd and midfielder Flynn Downes have already signed.

    And boss David Moyes is looking to potentially add another midfielder, a wide player and a striker.

    According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, West Ham have listed Napoli's Zielinski as a potential target.

    However, Serie A champions Milan are also keen with the San Siro club reluctant to splash out on Club Brugge’s Charles de Ketelaere.

  • Jon Boon

    Griezmann listed for sale

    Atletico Madrid have put Antoine Griezmann up for sale to boost their chances of signing Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.

    Diego Simeone's side want to sign the Manchester United striker this summer but need to free up their wage bill to fund a move.

    Griezmann is set to enter the second year of his two-year loan spell at Atletico, who are obliged to spend £34million on the Frenchman next summer.

    Atletico have offered Griezmann to several clubs including Paris Saint-Germain report The Times, but the French champions are not interested.

    The Spanish outfit are keeen to get rid of his reported £300k-a-week salary and use the money saved on Ronaldo's contract instead.

    CR7 earns an eye-watering £360k-a-week at Old Trafford but is believed to be willing to take a 30 per cent pay cut to push through a move.

  • Jon Boon

    Conte angry about Kane

    Antonio Conte was left fuming with Bayern Munich pair Julian Nagelsmann and Oliver Kahn for discussing signing Harry Kane publicly.

    The Germans have openly admitted they would love to bring the England striker to the club.

    But Conte isn't happy about it.

    He said: "I don't know why. The situation is very clear at Tottenham and Harry is a very important part of the project. I don't like to talk about players from another club. Maybe that's a bit disrespectful for the other club."

  • Jon Boon

    Neymar's future

    Neymar has revealed he remains in his dark over his future as the Brazilian star is linked with a move away from the club.

    Speculation is growing that the 30-year-old could be on his way by the end of this transfer window.

    The rumours come after a clause in Neymar's deal saw him get a contract extension until 2027 and a pay hike in July.

    But reports suggest the club could be keen to offload his huge wages, while Neymar has admitted that he does know what the future holds.

    He told AFP: "I still want to stay at the club.

    "So far, the club hasn't told me anything, so I don't know what their plans are for me."

  • Jon Boon

    Maupay bid

    Brighton have received a £15million offer for Neal Maupay from Serie A side Salernitana, according to a report.

    Sky Sports report that they are chasing the nine-goal striker – who was the Seagulls leading scorer last term.

    The Italian club are captained by Franck Ribery.

  • Jon Boon

    Ronaldo open to Atletico switch

    Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly open to a controversial switch to Atletico Madrid.

    The 37-year-old superstar wants out at Manchester United.

    Ronaldo is desperate to carry on playing in the Champions League, and has eyes on lifting Europe's top prize for a sixth time.

    He wants to join a club with a chance of winning the trophy, and is interested in a move to Atletico, according to the Daily Mail.

    Ronaldo is reported to be willing to take a hefty pay cut in order to join the club.

    Reports suggest CR7 would accept a 30 per cent wage reduction to sign for Atletico.

  • Jon Boon

    Juve fire sale

    Juventus plan to get rid of Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Arthur Melo this summer, according to reports.

    All three have been deemed surplus to requirements following the arrival of Paul Pogba.

    Ramsey and Rabiot are amongst the highest earners in the squad and made a combined 29 starts last season.

    Juventus hope to cash in on Rabiot and value the midfielder between £12.7million-£17m, report Tuttosport.

    The Italian giants are also open to a swap deal with PSG involving Leonardo Paredes – with Rabiot returning to the French club after leaving in 2019.

    A sale would also allow Juve to offload his £6m salary – which is also what Ramsey earns.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Newcastle enquiry about Rennes star

    Newcastle have reportedly made an enquiry about signing Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana.

    The 20-year-old, known by his first name, has emerged as a target for Toon after Leeds rejected a bid for Jack Harrison.

    And Newcastle have approached French club Rennes to ask about signing Kamaldeen, according to the Daily Mail.

    Toon are claimed to have been put off by Harrison's £35million valuation.

    Kamaldeen meanwhile is reported to be valued at around the £30m mark and has been identified as a potential alternative to Harrison.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Sanches to PSG 'completed tonight'

    Renato Sanches is set to complete a move to transfer to PSG TONIGHT, according to reports.

    AC Milan were also keen on the midfielder, but PSG's directors are planning a liaison with Lille's executives this evening confident that a deal can be done.

    That's according to le10sport who claim Sanches has his heart set on a switch to PSG where he can reunite with former boss Christopher Galtier, along with director Luis Campos.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Dybala breaks Ronaldo shirt record

    Paulo Dybala has broken Cristiano Ronaldo's record for shirt sales after his free transfer to Roma.

    Fans have shown their appreciation for the marquee signing with a huge reaction in shirt sales.

    According to Corriere dello sport, the 28-year-old has even managed to surpass the amount of shirts that Juventus sold after Ronaldo's signing in 2018.

    The measurements is based on how many respective jerseys either club sold on the day after the announcement of the purchase.

    While the reports don't contain figures, it is believed the forward just edges out Ronaldo, who he played alongside at Juventus for three years.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nacional fans wear Suarez masks

    Nacional fans have been celebrating with Luis Suarez face masks as the striker nears a sensational return to the club.

    MARCA claims that Nacional president Jose Fuente flew out to Spain in order to convince the star to come back after 16 years away.

    The club were in action last night in the Uruguayan top-flight.

    As they romped to a 5-0 win over Cerrito, around 20,000 Suarez face masks were dished out and worn by supporters.

    And in anticipation of their new returning hero, in the ninth minute of the game the crowd rose to chant his nickname: “Ole, ole, ole, ole, Lucho, Lucho!”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Southampton loan out starlet

    Southampton have shipped out starlet Will Smallbone on loan.

    The 22-year-old will join Stoke for the course of next season.

    He's notched 20 first-team appearances for thus Saints thus far.

    But the details of his loan move haven't been disclosed as of yet.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pearce has reservations about Scamacca

    Stuart Pearce has reservations over West Ham's pursuit of Gianluca Scamacca and if he can adapt to the Premier League.

    Pearce said on talkSPORT: "They (West Ham) are looking for additions up front.

    “I have seen bits of Scamacca. The biggest hardship you have got is when you bring players from foreign countries, whether they are going to hit it off or not.

    "To turn around and say ‘yes, he’s going to be a definite, no doubt about it, he’s going to hit the ground running’. It’s impossible."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Neymar linked with Real Madrid

    Neymar has been offered the chance to play for Real Madrid by Brazil team-mate Casemiro.

    Speaking about Neymar's future, he told SporTV's Circulo Grande programme: “Neymar can play for any team in the world.

    "If PSG don't want him, Real Madrid want him. Okay?"

    A move to Real would be a controversial one given Neymar spent four years with Spanish rivals Barcelona.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Mane praises Bayern transfer

    Sadio Mane has called his transfer to Bayern Munich the best career choice he's ever made.

    He said: "It was not an easy decision but in life, you have to sometimes take decisions and so far I think it's the best decision I have taken in my career.

    "I'm today at one of the best clubs in the world and I'm really, really happy to be at Bayern Munich and very excited to start this season."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lees you later

    Norwich have announced the departure of Pierre Lees-Melou.

    The French midfielder has joined Ligue 1 side Stade Brestois 29 on a permanent transfer.

    But the amount of his move is yet to be revealed by the Canaries.

    Lees-Melou departs Norwich after spending just one season at the club.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Barca star impressed with attack

    Barcelona attacker Ansu Fati is relishing the competition new club signings Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski will bring.

    He said: "It’s true that we have many forwards, but I think that is a good thing.

    "We all have to be ready to start from the bench in some matches, and be ready to come on at any moment. I know that I can’t relax, and it motivates me.”

    “We all know how good Lewandowski and Raphinha are. Competition is good. The season is long and we all have to be ready to play."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Barcelona pull off another coup

    Barcelona have pulled another major transfer coup at the expense of Chelsea.

    The Blues were all set to sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla, with an announcement imminent.

    But Barca have railroaded Chelsea's plans by engineering a last-minute deal for Kounde, according to football reporter Gerard Romero.

    Romero claims Barca and Sevilla have reached a verbal agreement over the French ace.

    And the deal is 99 percent complete, he added.

    It's the second time the Blues have lost out on a player to Barca this summer.

    The Blues were in pole positon to land ex-Leeds ace Raphinha before Barca came along and snagged him.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bayern interested in Kane

    Julian Nagelsmann admits he would love to take England captain Harry Kane to Bayern Munich.

    Nagelsmann said: “He’s very expensive, that’s the problem – but he's a brilliant player.

    “He can be one of two or three who can play as a centre-forward, although in the last couple of years he's been more of a No10.

    “He’s very strong, brilliant with head and both feet. He could score a lot in the Bundesliga.

    “I don’t know the price, but it’s really tough for Bayern Munich to reach it. We’ll see what happens in the future."

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