What’s better than a cup of coffee and the latest transfer news? Join us as CBS Sports provides the latest updates from around the world and what they mean for your favorite teams. Today we have big moves in big places as some of the hottest transfer deals of the summer have been finalized with Erling Haaland officially announced at Manchester City and Darwin Nunez just awaiting a medical before handing himself over. in Liverpool. Elsewhere, a few hopes for the men’s nation of the United States could be on the move, as Tottenham consider adding a Brazilian star.
Let’s move on to transfer movements:
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The biggest transfer stories of the day. These are the things that are happening, or at least about to be done.
Erling Haaland is officially introduced as a Manchester City player
It’s been a done deal for a while, but City officially announced the Norwegian striker’s arrival early on Monday morning. Haaland obviously needs no introduction, and his addition is a no-brainer for any team that might land him. The process of this move was interesting and started two and a half seasons ago when the budding superstar first moved to Borussia Dortmund. In order to lure him in, Dortmund included a reasonable buyout clause in his contract, meaning any team willing to pay the €60m had a chance to lure Haaland in. It was a unique situation, but perhaps one that more young superstars might consider using in the future.
The Darwin Nunez competition is over
While Manchester United remained hopeful of adding Darwin Nunez to their strike corps, Liverpool are set to add the striker from Benfica for around €80m and a further €20m from Benfica, the team have announced. Portugese. That’s a lot of money for Liverpool to spend, but with Nunez coming off a season where he scored 26 goals, it could be worth it due to the uncertainty in attack. Sadio Mane wants out and Mohamed Salah could start his final season at Anfield as his contract runs out, so Liverpool have had to act fast to extend their dominance at the top of the Premier League.
With a recruiting squad not often missing, they see a role Nunez can be used in, and with the success of Luis Diaz there is even a direct example to watch from the Portuguese league of why Nunez can work in England.
Gabriel Slonina closes in on Chelsea
Chelsea are closer to meeting the Chicago Fire’s valuation for the 18-year-old than Real Madrid, by Tom Bogert. Los Blancos have already seen a bid for the young goalkeeper rejected by the Fire, but Chelsea’s entry could tip the scales. If agreed, a deal would also include a loan to Chicago at least until the end of the season.
Due to Chelsea’s ability to find good loan moves for top prospects to further their development, this could be a great move for Slonina, even if he is unable to break into the first team.
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Those moves might not be imminent, but there are plenty of transfer shots in all the smoke these players and teams might be blowing.
Bayern Munich are closing in on a deal for Sadio Mane
Mane’s intentions to leave Liverpool are clear and with Nunez secured, Liverpool’s attack was bolstered enough to allow the Senegal striker to get his wishes. Personal terms are yet to be agreed and there are no charges with the Reds either, but there is growing optimism that a deal will be agreed. We don’t know if it will soften Bayern’s position on the sale of Robert Lewandowskibut that would be the most likely outcome of Mane’s addition as Julian Naglesmaan would officially have more star forwards than minutes to go around.
These moves can be speculative, but they should be watched.
Could Hoffenheim seek another loan for Chris Richards?
It’s possible that Hoffenheim could be interested in a loan or a permanent transfer depending on the fee Bayern Munich might charge for Richards, according to Kicker. Richards has had success at Hoffenheim and familiarity is key if this ends up being a permanent transfer. At present, with the pair of centre-backs for the United States men’s national team evolving, it would be good if Richards had some regular playing time in Europe to help him claim the World Cup. .
Richarlison could leave Everton for Tottenham
Antonio Conte needs depth in attack with Champions League commitments on his plate and Richarlison, according to several reports, could someone provide this. Capable of providing depth to every wing position and every striker, Richarlison is a dream addition to a team with limited resources. The future of the wingers currently in the team is uncertain which would also give Richarlison enough playing time to stay in the Brazil national team picture ahead of the World Cup.
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