Schweinsteiger training with Man United under-23s, set to be sold

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TOP STORY: Schweinsteiger training with U23 squad

Two years ago, Bastian Schweinsteiger was an integral part of the Germany team that won the World Cup.

Now he has been banished to train with Manchester United's under-23 squad and told by new coach Jose Mourinho that he has no future at the club.

The Daily Mail and the Manchester Evening News both say AC Milan and Inter Milan are interested in taking him to Serie A, while his brother Tobi, a youth coach at Bayern Munich, seemed to make his views on the situation at Old Trafford known, tweeting: "No respect."

Midfielder Schweinsteiger, who was 32 on Monday, will be pushed further down the pecking order if Paul Pogba finally completes his world-record move from Juventus.

Last week, Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira, James Wilson, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Will Keane, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett were also reportedly told they are not in Mourinho's immediate plans and are available for loan.


23.01 BST: That concludes Tuesday's live edition of Transfer Talk. Thanks very much for joining us, and please check back in a few short hours when we returned with the best gossip pulled from Wednesday's papers.

22.55 BST: Tottenham have signed highly rated academy product Marcus Edwards to a two-year contract, reports the Guardian. The 17-year-old had stalled on the deal for months, leading to worry at the North London club that he could be poached. Armed with a fresh contract, the attacking midfielder is expected to make his first-team debut this season.

22.32 BST: Everton will have to up their offer for Swansea captain Ashley Williams after the Welsh club knocked back the Toffees' initial £10m bid, writes the Liverpool Echo.

22.14 BST: Swansea are now "confident" of securing the signature of Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente, according to the Mirror.

21.50 BST: Juventus are in the market for a central midfielder with whispers that Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United will be announced at any moment now. With that in mind, the Bianconeri have turned their attentions to Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who reports that the Italian champions will offer the German club €3m for a season-long loan before making the move permanent in a €20m deal next summer.

21.32 BST: DONE DEAL Villarreal have announced the signing of Italy midfielder Roberto Soriano from Sampdoria.

21.09 BST: Chelsea are hopeful that Everton would accept Loic Remy as part of a package that could be worth as much as £70m to bring Romelu Lukaku back to West London, according to the Telegraph.

20.48 BST: Paris Saint-Germain are closing in on a €25m move for Real Madrid forward Jese, reports French publication L'Equipe.

20.26 BST: Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed a club-record £8m deal for Tottenham forward Alex Pritchard, reports the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old has represented England at U21 level, but has struggled to break into Mauricio Pochettino's first team.

20.03 BST: DONE DEAL Napoli have confirmed the capture of Ajax forward Arkadiusz Milik.

19.45 BST: Aston Villa will rival Norwich for Fulham striker Ross McCormack and have tabled a £12m offer, Sky Sports claims. It is reported that the Canaries have already seen a bid of more than £10m turned down for the Scot, who has scored 42 goals in 100 appearances since moving to West London from Leeds in July 2014.

19:15 BST: Lazio have joined Milan and Inter in the chase for Bastian Schweinsteiger, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Schweinsteiger, 32, would need to take a pay-cut if he were to move to the Stadio Olimpico, but Lazio are in need of a centre-midfielder, so he might like his chances for minutes in the Serie A.

18.56 BST: Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso could follow fellow Liverpool great Steven Gerrard to MLS when his contract expires at the end of this season,

a source close to the player has told ESPN FC. The winger put in an impressive display against United last Saturday, leading to speculation about his future with the Turkish club valuing him at €25m.

17.18 BST: Mundo Deportivo reports that Marc Andre ter Stegen met with his agent, Gerd vom Bruch, to inform Barcelona if he doesn't have a first-team guarantee, he won't stay. It is said the German goalkeeper has a €40m release clause.

16.59 BST: Everton are linked with a £10m move to sign Swansea and Wales captain Ashley Williams. Here Opta give an insight into the kind of player Everton fans can expect to see.

16.40 BST: There's a DONE DEAL at Everton. Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye has signed on a four-year deal.

Ronald Koeman said: "Idrissa will provide quality in our squad in the midfield and we want to increase the quality in the team. He was one of the players last season with the best record in interceptions and pressing in the midfield. We need this kind of quality and I'm happy to have him joining our club."

16.33 BST: Time for some old transfer talk now: Nemanja Vidic almost joined Liverpool instead of Manchester United!

"Yes. Rafa Benitez called me and I nearly went there. I was interested in going but my English wasn't good and I was struggling to communicate," he told FourFourTwo. "Then Manchester United came. Fergie called me at my apartment and said: 'I watched you play for Serbia against France -- I want you here.' United were decisive. Everything was done very quickly, within two days."

16.14 BST: Mohamed Diame's transfer to Newcastle looks to be gathering pace after he was spotted having a medical in very unusual circumstances.

15.55 BST: Real Madrid target Moussa Sissoko has returned to Newcastle training, according to AS. However, the European champions will lodge a formal bid for the France international later this week but want him to hand in a transfer request too.

15.23: Former Bayern Munich defender Dante has arrived in Nice to undergo a medical ahead of a move from Wolfsburg.

14.58 BST: West Ham haven't had the most satisfying summer when it comes to bringing in new players -- but could that be about to change?

14.42 BST: Wolves fans will be learning Iceland's slow hand clap after a DONE DEAL was confirmed for Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

The striker told Wolves' official website: "It's a club with great ambition, a good history and fantastic facilities so, when that all fits in, then it's an easy decision and I'm really, really happy. I grew up watching the Premier League and the Championship. English football is very popular in Iceland so it's been a great ambition of mine to play in English football."

14.28 BST: Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri has said he is set to sign for West Ham United.

He told ESPN in Argentina: "The deal is done. It is sure that I am going to play at West Ham.All that is left to finish is the work visa and if there are no other problems, if all goes well, I will be playing there. Playing in Europe has always been my dream."

14.10 BST: Stoke are favourites to sign Saido Berahino from West Brom, according to BBC reporter Pat Murphy

13.54 BST: Antoine Griezmann's advisor has said that the France international was happy to sign a new deal with Atletico Madrid despite interest from Premier League clubs and Paris Saint-Germain.

Sources told ESPN FC in June that Manchester United had expressed an interest and Eric Olhats has confirmed there was contact with several English clubs and PSG, but he said Griezmann had no reason to leave Atletico.

13.31 BST: Marco Verratti's agent, Donato Di Campli, confirming a new PSG contract until 2021 for the Italy international.

13.15 BST: Great news for Swansea fans, reported Everton target Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed a new four-year deal.

✍️ We're delighted to announce that Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed a new four-year deal.

Sigurdsson joined Swansea on a permanent deal in 2014 after a two-year spell with Tottenham Hotspur, having previously spent time on loan at the Liberty Stadium in 2012. He scored 11 goals in 36 appearances for Swansea last season.

12.57 BST: Club Brugge centre-back Bjorn Engels is on a list of possible signings for Arsenal, according to Belgian paper La Derniere Heure.

They say the 21-year-old, who missed Euro 2016 through injury, is one of a number of players the Gunners might turn to if they aren't able to buy Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi.

The DH even says some sources have already mentioned a €15m offer for Engels, who could be brought in to compensate for the absence of injured defender Per Mertesacker.

12.28 BST: Argentina under-20 striker Lautaro Martinez could join Real Madrid on loan this summer, according to Racing de Avellaneda club president Victor Blanco.

Speaking on Radio Belgrano, in quotes reported by Ole, the Argentine club's chief said informal talks had taken place with Madrid about a transfer for the teenager, who has been valued at $8m.

12.04 BST: Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has agreed terms with La Liga side Las Palmas after being released by AC Milan at the end of last season.

A statement on Las Palmas' official website said: "Las Palmas has reached an agreement with representatives of the player Boateng. Las Palmas had been working on incorporating this player since early July. It is certainly the most important foreign player who has joined the club in recent decades."

11.41 BST: Marseille are still trying to sign their former player Florian Thauvin on loan from Newcastle. According to L'Equipe, they are offering to buy him for €11m at the end of the loan period, while Lazio have offered €12.5m.

11.24 BST: Sunderland in talks to sign Croatian defender Domagoj Vida -- sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

The 27-year-old currently plays for Dynamo Kiev and has made 39 appearances for Croatia including three at Euro 2016.

11.01 BST: Leroy Sane has received a warm welcome at Manchester City from fellow German Ilkay Gundogan.

10.51 BST: Napoli are pushing hard to sign Bordeaux attacking midfielder Adam Ounas. The 19-year-old scored five goals and made two more in his debut season in Ligue 1 and L'Equipe says Napoli are willing to pay at least €15m to secure his services.

10.26 BST: Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic is good enough to play for any club in Europe, according to his agent, Tonci Martic.

The 27-year-old Croatia international still has four years remaining on his Inter contract and Martic insists the player is "happy" at the San Siro, but also would not rule out a move.

10.03 BST: Time for a second DONE DEAL of the morning. Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Leroy Sane from Schalke.

An ESPN FC source has revealed that City will pay an initial fee of £37m, with reports that performance-related add-ons could eventually take the total cost up to £46.5m.

09.42 BST: DONE DEAL Schalke have confirmed they have signed Baba Rahman on loan from Chelsea for next season.

09.28 BST: Tigres, however, say Barcelona have not contacted them about trying to sign striker Gignac, while admitting they would not stand in the striker's way should he have an opportunity to move to the Camp Nou.

09.07 BST: Barcelona could be prepared to make a surprise move in their efforts to land a new striker before the season starts. According to the front page of Tuesday's L'Equipe they are considering bringing France international Andre-Pierre Gignac back to Europe from Mexican side Tigres..

08.50 BST: Leeds United have agreed a deal to sign Spanish winger Pablo Hernandez on loan from Qatari side Al-Arabi, and the deal -- which is with a view to a permanent switch -- will be rubber-stamped later on Tuesday.

08.26 BST: Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani has ruled out a bid for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, saying he does not want "figurines just to make somebody happy."

08.00 BST: Could Alexandre Lacazette leave Lyon? Coach Bruno Genesio says nothing is impossible, but he is also confident that president Jean-Michel Aulas will make sure the player does not head to suitors Arsenal.

"When you say 'could leave,' of course, every player who is sought after could leave, by definition, since, as my president has said, there are sometimes offers that cannot be refused," Genesio told RTL. "But in any case, my desire and my responsibility as manager is to ask that the best players in my squad stay at Lyon. For the moment, I've been assured by my president [Aulas] that we will keep these players. But in football and during the transfer window you always have to remain prudent with this type of statement because you never know what might happen between now and August 31."

PAPER TALK: Williams on brink of Everton move

Look away now, Swansea fans. Last season was a bit of a struggle, and next season could be tough as well -- especially if captain Ashley Williams is no longer at the Liberty Stadium.

Wales Online reports that defensive stalwart Williams could be off to Everton for £10 million within the next 48 hours, adding that "it is believed a deal that will see him leave has been all but agreed."

The centre-half, who captained Wales to the semifinal of the European Championship in France, has been identified by Everton manager Ronald Koeman as a key component of his plans for a refreshed Toffees team.

Swansea's board "are thought to be prepared to accept an eight-figure sum" for a player who will be 32 this month as Everton brace themselves for the potential loss of John Stones, a target for Manchester City.

But there could be some comfort for Swans supporters in the arrivals of Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli and Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa.

The Mirror reports that Swansea may have already had one offer for Chadli turned down, but says they will be back with another.

And it adds that they will follow up an inquiry about the availability of Ulloa, who was largely used as a substitute during Leicester's stunning Premier League title season.

Chelsea fire warning on Lukaku bid

As Elvis once sang, It's Now Or Never. And that's pretty much what Chelsea are saying to Everton about their next bid for Romelu Lukaku.

On Monday, reports said the Merseysiders were adamant Lukaku would start the new season at Goodison Park unless their £75 million valuation was met.

But the Times says Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former striker for less and have warned Everton that, if their next approach is rejected, there will not be another.

Everton paid £28 million to bring in Lukaku -- who scored 25 goals last season despite a frustrating campaign for the Toffees -- from Stamford Bridge two years ago.

The Times reports that "it is understood that Everton did not pay the full £28m up front and Chelsea are due to receive further payments," while a sell-on clause "will also be activated should Lukaku move to another club for more than £28m."

Chelsea, it concludes, will use those circumstances "to demand a discount." Further negotiations are due to take place, "and the final bid is expected to be less than £70m."

So watch this space...

End of an Anfield era draws closer for Lucas

He has been a Liverpool player since 2007-08 -- but Brazilian Lucas Leiva could soon be on his way to Galatasaray, says the Mail.

It reports that the Turkish club "are stepping up their pursuit" of the midfielder, and that will leave manager Jurgen Klopp facing a dilemma over what happens next.

Klopp is not seeking to persuade Lucas to leave and the 29-year-old is not eager to go, but Galatasaray will be able to offer him a regular first-team place -- and that would not necessarily be the case at Anfield.

Hammers keen on super Mario

No. Not Mario Balotelli -- it looks as though Liverpool could be stuck with him for a while yet.

In fact, West Ham are mulling over a move for Germany striker Mario Gomez as boss Slaven Bilic looks to add some depth to his forward line.

The Mirror says the Londoners could pay £7m for the Fiorentina man, who hit a prolific run of form with 28 goals in 41 games while on loan at Besiktas last season.

Bilic's main target is AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, with a £26m fee having been agreed -- but Bacca, the report claims, is "stalling" on the move and that could set the stage for Gomez to step in.

The West Ham boss also isn't having much luck when it comes to finding full-back cover for the injured Aaron Cresswell.

His latest hope -- of taking Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs to the Olympic Stadium on loan -- has been rejected by the Gunners, according to the Sun.

Cresswell is out for up to four months after he suffered a knee injury during a preseason friendly.


- He has talked about signing his former Manchester United charges Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj -- but the Sun says the first move David Moyes makes as Sunderland manager could be for a defender.

Moyes wants to bring Anderlecht's Kara Mbodj to the Stadium of Light because he faces a tough task to keep Lamine Kone, a reported target for Everton.

Senegalese defender Mbodj would cost around £8m -- and that's around £10m less than Sunderland could potentially receive for Kone.

- Manchester United have offered ex-Feyenoord winger Liandro Martis a trial, the Manchester Evening News reveals.

Martis, a 20-year-old Curacao international, has been offered a contract by League One side Oldham Athletic after a successful trial spell with the Latics and is also reported to be interesting Leicester.

The MEN says he "was spotted by United scouts while on trial for Oldham in July" and offered the chance to train at Carrington. The player, meanwhile, is reported to want to keep the options for his future open.