TRANSFER NEWS LIVE – Sunday July 21
– Manchester United are reportedly in talks over a move for £90m-rated star Paulo Dybala
– Arsenal have contacted superagent Mino Raiola over a move for Italian striker Moise Kean
– Chelsea have rejected a £20m bid for Reece James
Man Utd reach £80m Maguire agreement
Manchester United have finally agreed terms with Leicester over an £80m move for Harry Maguire.
Leicester have been holding out for a world-record fee for a defender that would surpass the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.
And it appears the Foxes have got their way and will now allow Maguire to take the next step in his career.
According to Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones, United have finally agreed terms over an £80m deal for Maguire.
Arsenal move close
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is scheduled to have a showdown meeting with Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez over the potential signing of Dani Ceballos this week.
Spanish outlet ABC claim Kroenke and Perez will sit down and chat about the player’s future before Real play Arsenal in the International Champions Cup.
The pair will discuss a loan move on Wednesday, but it is claimed there will be no option for the Gunners to make the move permanent.
Emery’s spending has been restricted this summer due to the Emirates outfit’s £45m transfer budget.
Manchester United appear to have stolen a lead in the battle for Nicolas Pepe.
The Ivorian has been tracked by a number of clubs this summer, notably Liverpool, Arsenal and PSG.
But it looks as though United are now in pole position to sign Pepe, who is destined to leave Lille in the coming weeks.
But the Times report the Red Devils have progressed in their discussions with Lille over a potential £70m move.
Liverpool and Arsenal have been tracking the player all summer.
Manchester United are reportedly in talks with £90m-rated Juventus star Paulo Dybala’s family.
CalcioMercato report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been in touch with Dybala’s brother Mariano, who acts as his agent.
United have now asked for direct contact with Juventus in order to launch an official bid in the coming days.
The Serie A champions are not actively looking to sell Dybala – but would accept a bid of around €100m (£90m) for his services.
CalcioMercato claim Bayern Munich and PSG are also keen on the forward.
Arsenal Kean on Juve deal
Arsenal have made contact with Mino Raiola after joining Everton in the race to sign Juventus striker Moise Kean.
Juventus are reportedly keen to sell him once they’ve tied him down to a long-term deal.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have approached Kean’s agent Raiola about a potential deal.
The striker has also been linked with a move to Everton.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has made it clear he’s willing to sell Kean but only if a buyback clause is inserted into the deal.
Chelsea shun Palace
Chelsea have rejected a £20m bid from Crystal Palace for Reece James.
The Eagles are in the market for a new right-back after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s £50m switch to Manchester United.
Palace have been linked with a number of potential suitors, including Carl Jenkinson, Nathaniel Clyne and Timothy Castagne.
James is the latest name on their shortlist after impressing on loan at Wigan last season.
But Palace have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the 19-year-old as Starsport understands Chelsea have rejected a £20m bid for James.
Silva gives Zouma update
Everton boss Marco Silva says he won’t keep waiting so sign Kurt Zouma.
“You are right, you are right,” Silva replied when asked if there would be a cut off point for his interest in Zouma.
“Of course, one of the most important things for me, since we finished the season, is to keep our level.
“It is very, very good for us that we could do that with Andre [Gomes] and our most important players until now, because it was not just Andre and Kurt.
“The most important players in our squad are still here at our club, the 15 or 16 players who played the most are still here until this moment, other than Kurt. Let’s see what we can do in this situation.”
Man Utd reject straight cash Inter bid
Manchester United have turned down a £54m offer from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku.
The Serie A giants put forward a straight cash bid for the Belgian, rather than a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy.
But United have snubbed the offer, according to Sky Sports, as they are holding out for at least £79m.