8.30am transfer news LIVE: Rhian Brewster £23m Sheffield United talks, Leeds close in on Cuisance – latest gossip – The Sun

LEEDS are reportedly closing in on a deal for Bayern Munich star Michael Cuisance.

Meanwhile Sheffield United have offered £17m with £7m in add-ons plus a £40m buy-back clause for Liverpool's Rhian Brewster.

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  • DELE DRAMA

    Jose Mourinho has removed Dele Alli from first team action because he felt the midfielder was distracted by transfer talk, reports say.

    The EFL cup game against Chelsea was the latest match that saw Alli not featuring for Spurs.

    Reports from the Athletic claim that the manager thought his head was turned as he was linked with a move to PSG last month – and dropped him as a result.

    Meanwhile, Mourinho and chairman Daniel Levy are reportedly at odds over how to handle the Alli situation, with the manager preferring he go out on loan but Levy wanting him to stay put.

  • AGENTS THIS MORNING

    Football agents all over the UK are saying: “Can't be late on Monday.”

  • GOOD MORNING FOOTY TRANSFER FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Jadon Sancho believes he will be a United player before the transfer window closes on Monday.

    One source said: “He wants this deal done. He's told his agent and various advisors to do all they can to make it happen. They are pushing for him.”

    Dortmund are said to want a minimum of £80million up front, plus add-ons.

    Sources close to the long-running transfer saga reckon it could be completed for £95m, lower than Dortmund's £108m asking price.

    Meanwhile, SunSport understands Tottenham are in talks with Italian giants Napoli about a shock £25m deal for Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik.

    Spurs have switched their hunt for competition up top to the experienced forward who could leave Serie A if the terms are right.

    Finally, SunSport can let you know that Chelsea face wasting £5million to pay for Kepa to sit on the bench – because they cannot find anyone who wants to sign their flop keeper.

    With an asking price approaching £60m, there have been no buyers found for the 25-year-old and now the Blues have had to start looking to find a club willing to take him on loan.

    But there are not even any sides willing and able to agree a loan deal which would mean they have to meet his £150,000-a-week wages.

    That could see Chelsea pay £5m this year just to sit on the bench.

  • RUDI AWAKENING

    Chelsea have ordered Antonio Rudiger to sign a contract extension if he wants to leave this summer, claim The Mirror.

    The German has no future under Frank Lampard and his current deal expires in 18 months.

    Chelsea do not want to risk losing him on a free transfer should they loan him out.

    And Rudiger has now been told to extend his contract for another 12 months as Spurs and West Ham circle.

  • COUF COUP

    Slavia Prague’s president has confirmed a deal for West Ham to sign right-back Vladimir Coufal for £5.4million.

    Jaroslav Tvrdik tweeted: “I thank the huge warrior Coufal for his excellent work in Slavia.

    “He will move to West Ham after concluding his contract.

    “The condition of the transfer is a medical tomorrow in London.

    “The transfer price is six million euros.”

  • FROM SUNSPORT’S NEIL CUSTIS

    Man United have opened talks with Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele over a season-long loan move to Old Trafford.

    United are struggling to get the deal for Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund over the line so are now taking positive steps to get a deal done for Dembele.

    Talks with Barca progressed on Wednesday as hopes faded of getting No1 target Sancho before Monday's transfer deadline.

    United have had a deal on the table for some months now for Sancho for £70million up front rising to £100m which Dortmund have rejected.

    There has been no new bid so far this week.

  • EXCLUSIVE BY DUNCAN WRIGHT

    Chelsea face wasting £5million to pay for Kepa to sit on the bench – because they cannot find anyone who wants to sign their flop keeper.

    With an asking price approaching £60m, there have been no buyers found for the 25-year-old and now the Blues have had to start looking to find a club willing to take him on loan.

    But with European football hit badly by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are not even any sides willing and able to agree a loan deal which would mean they have to meet his £150,000-a-week wages.

    And it is growing increasingly like the London club will be stuck with Kepa on their wage bill for the remainder of the season – handing them a bill of £5m just to be a back-up keeper.

  • SELL-BY DATE

    Arsenal could sign Houssem Aouar after Lyon revealed they are ready to sell two players by Friday.

    However, the French club's president Jean-Michel Aulas explained Arsenal have competition from TWO other clubs for the midfielder.

    Aulas said: “We know that three big clubs are interested in him. Two in the short-term, one in the long-term. Not much has happened.

    “All the clubs can't give us financially what Lyon wants. We could see ourselves lose two players (Aouar and Barcelona target Memphis Depay).”

  • DRINK UP

    Valencia are lining up a shock loan move for Danny Drinkwater.

    The Chelsea exile has no future under Frank Lampard.

    And Radio Esport Valencia claims Drinkwater could be on his way to the Mestalla this week.

    He would arrive to fill the void left behind by Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, who both bizarrely sold on the cheap to rivals Villarreal.

  • BAK TO FRANCE

    Tiemoue Bakayoko is on the verge of leaving Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain.

    Goal claims the French side have struck a loan deal for the outcast midfielder.

    PSG also remain interested in taking Antonio Rudiger from the Blues.

  • LOAN RANGER

    Marseille are reportedly in talks with Arsenal over a deal to bring Matteo Guendouzi to the club on loan.

    According to Foot Mercato, Marseille are ready to bring him back to France after two years spent in England.

    They claim that the Ligue 1 outfit have contacted Arsenal over a potential loan deal for the ex-Lorient star.

    And Andre Villas-Boas' side have approached Guendouzi's representatives to express their interest in the player.

  • RIGHT SAID FEDERICO

    Man Utd have reportedly failed in a loan swoop for Federico Chiesa.

    The Telegraph claims Fiorentina are open to selling their star forward before deadline day.

    But they had no interest in listening to United’s loan proposal, with Chiesa emerging as a possible alternative for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

  • COSTA BUSINESS

    Douglas Costa has reportedly snubbed a move to Wolves as he hopes to secure a move to a bigger club such as Manchester United.

    Corriere dello Sport claims the winger has turned down the chance to leave Juventus for Wolves as he wants Champions League football.

    Costa believes there is a chance he could be heading to Old Trafford as United struggle with negotiations for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

  • EXCLUSIVE BY PAUL SIMS

    Jadon Sancho believes he WILL be a Manchester United player before the transfer window closes on Monday.

    The England winger, 20, wants his top advisors to “pull out all the stops” to secure his move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund.

    Sources say Dortmund are resigned to losing the player, despite publicly being confident he will stick around.

    One said: “He wants this deal done. He's told his agent and various advisors to do all they can to make it happen. They are pushing for him.”

    Dortmund are said to want a minimum of £80million up front, plus add-ons.

    Sources close to the long-running transfer saga reckon it could be completed for £95m, lower than Dortmund's £108m asking price.

  • EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Tottenham are in talks with Italian giants Napoli about a shock £25million deal for Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik.

    Spurs have switched their hunt for competition up top to the experienced forward who could leave Serie A if the terms are right.

    Milik is yet to make an appearance for Gennaro Gattuso's side this season after being left out of Napoli's opening two fixtures.

    He was close to joining Roma earlier this window as a replacement for Juventus-bound Edin Dzeko.

    But the Serie champions instead signed Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid, scuppering both transfers.

  • NO-GO ON SANCHO

    Man United and Dortmund remain deadlocked over Jadon Sancho.

    There were some rumours today that Sancho missing training was a signal he was trying to force his way out, but Dortmund have dismissed that.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano insists they will not back down on their asking price, with United's offers yet to reach the German club's desired £109million.

  • MARSEILLE IN FOR GUENDOUZI

    Marseille have contacted Arsenal about Matteo Guendouzi, according to French media.

    The Arsenal outcast has struggled to make his way back in to Mikel Arteta's team this season and the manager is not believed to be particularly keen on him.

    Now the young Frenchman is being linked to a move to France, but Marseille would prefer a loan move, report Telefoot.

    But Arsenal reportedly prefer to sell him permanently.

  • MOURINHO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT NEW STRIKER

    Jose Mourinho said he is “optimistic” about bringing in a new striker to support Harry Kane.

    Spurs have been linked with the likes of Josh King and Mourinho fancies their chances of getting a deal over the line.

    Speaking before their Europa League clash against Maccabi Haifa, the Special One said: “I am optimistic, but more than that the feeling that I like is that we are trying everything to do it.

    “You succeed or you don't succeed. It's like a football match: you win or you don't win but you give everything and try everything. The transfer market is the same.

    “I like the feeling that my club is trying to do everything for us and for the team, that's the most important thing for me. If we succeed then great – I believe so – but if we don't then that's football.”

  • LOOK WHO'S BACK

    Fulham have signed Ademola Lookman on loan from RB Leipzig until the end of the season.

    The ex-Everton winger has not had the best of times in Germany after moving to the club permanently.

    But will now be hoping to restart his career with newly-promoted Fulham, where he will hope to go straight into the first team.

  • AOUAR WANTS AWAY

    Arsenal target Houssem Aouar “ansolutely” wants to leave Lyon, new reports say.

    The midfielder has been linked with the London club all summer and is reported to be desperate for a move away.

    French source L'EQUIPE also report that the player is prepared to join Arsenal – having initially had grander hopes of a transfer to Manchester City or Juventus.

    Mikel Arteta and the club hierarchy are still working to sell Sead Kolasinac and Lucas Torreira to free up cash for the transfer for the Frenchman.

    Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano reports the other ongoing saga surrounding Thomas Partey has gone quiet.

  • FOFANA HAVING MEDICAL

    Leicester target Wesley Fofana is having his medical today after his club Saint-Etienne agreeing a whopping £30million fee with the Premier League side.

    The 19-year-old defender has to undergo his medical in Germany after coronavirus rules stopped him travelling to England.

    If he passes that, only his personal terms will be left to agree before he can make a move to the King Power stadium.

  • NO FEE AGREED FOR SEAD

    Arsenal are yet to agree a price for Sead Kolasinac's move to Bayer Leverkusen, reports say.

    The Gunners were believed to want a price in the region of £9million.

    The sale could have a huge knock-on effect to other business at the club, with it believed the money recouped from the left-back's exit being crucial to claiming Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.

    So Mikel Arteta will want to rush the deal over the line as the window gets closer to closing.

  • LEMAR CAN LEAVE

    Atletico Madrid are willing to let Thomas Lemar leave, new reports say, in what could set clubs across Europe on high alert.

    RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich are both believed to be interested – while Premier League clubs have also been linked to Lemar in the past.

  • DONE DEAL

    Sheffield Wednesday have announced they've signed Callum Paterson from Cardiff for an undisclosed fee.

    The 25-year-old Scotland international leaves Wales after three years when he made the unusual transition from a right-back to a striker.

    Sheff Wednesday will be hoping he can help fire them up the league after a 12 point deduction at the beginning of the season left them rooted to the foot of the Championship table.

  • ROWE BACK

    Emile Smith Rowe will be staying at Arsenal and not leaving on loan, reports say.

    The talented youngster had been tipped with a move away from the Emirates to get regular game time but that now appears unlikely.

    This is despite the fact the club look set to bring in new midfielders.

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