Transfer news LIVE: James Rodriguez £13.5m Atletico Madrid fee AGREED – Liverpool, Man City and Spurs updates and gossip – The Sun

THE transfer window is open and clubs are looking to get their business done quickly ready for the imminent new season.

And Atletico Madrid could be making one of the signings of the summer, luring James Rodriguez from rivals Real for just £13.5m.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates with our live blog below…

  • WAIT FOR FELIX

    Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix is out of Manchester City's reach this summer.

    That's the verdict of Spanish football expert Alvaro Montero after Etihad chief Pep Guardiola signed Valencia winger Ferran Torres to replace Leroy Sane.

  • KEBANO EXTENDS FULHAM DEAL

    Winger Neeskens Kebano has agreed to add two more years to his Fulham contract after promotion.

    The DR Congo star, 28, told the club website: “It has been a long journey since we started the season, we have been playing for over a year.

    “We've been working very hard which has paid off with promotion to the Premier League.

    “I have a lot of affection for this club, for the fans, so it's natural this decision to sign a contract when this opportunity was offered to me, and I'm very happy to be here for a couple of more seasons.”

  • STILL GUNNING FOR WILLIAN

    Arsenal remain in pole position to sign Willian with the Chelsea winger reportedly telling friends he wants to become a Gooner.

    Barcelona and Inter Miami are said to be competing with the North London club for Willian, who also has a contract extension on the table from Chelsea.

    An agreement with the Blues has not been ruled out yet the Brazilian's priority is securing a three-year deal.

    Out of contract at the end of the month, Willian has now informed friends of his preference to move.

    The Mirror believe Arsenal to be the 31-year-old's preferred destination, as it will also keep his family settled in the capital.

    David Beckham's new MLS club Inter are thought to have offered the winger the highest salary, on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

  • TELLES STILL ON LIST

    Despite Chelsea reportedly making good progress in their pursuit of Ben Chilwell, they are still thought to be looking at cheaper alternatives for the left-back berth.

    But Manchester United are said to have joined the Blues in monitoring Porto's Alex Telles.

  • CHERRIES FIGHT TO KEEP FRASER

    Arsenal target Ryan Fraser has been offered a contract worth around £55,000 a week by Crystal Palace.

    The Scottish winger, 26, is a free agent, having left Bournemouth before the restart in June.

    The former Cherries ace was reportedly seeking a move to a bigger club and a deal of more than £100,000 a week.

    It is understood Bournemouth were willing to offer Fraser a more lucrative, long-term deal but he decided to see his contract down.

    He also rejected a short-term extension to play in the final nine matches of the season.

  • TOO MUCH PAY JUDE

    Manchester United lost out on Jude Bellingham as they baulked at matching Borussia Dortmund's £65,000-a-week pay offer.

    The Germans signed the 17-year-old midfielder from Birmingham for a fee that could eventually be £22.75million

  • INTEREST TER-MINATED

    Any hope Chelsea had of signing Marc-Andre ter Stegen have faded dramatically as the keeper sis et to sign a new Barcelona contract.

    There had been speculation the 28-year-old could leave with the German having just two years left on his contract.

    And the Blues reportedly submitted an offer to the Blaugrana to replace flop Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    Frank Lampard is desperate to sign a new goalkeeper this summer having already brought in Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

    And it has been suggested that Bayern Munich are also in the running to secure the services of Ter Stegen.

    But according to Mundo Deportivo, the former Borussia Monchengladbach is poised to commit his future to the Blaugrana.

  • FULHAM REUNI-NON?

    Newly-promoted Fulham want Ryan Sessegnon back on a season's loan from Tottenham.

    The 20-year-old was tipped to become an England star this season but Spurs have given him few chances.

  • BALE FUTURE IN MORE DOUBT

    Gareth Bale's future is in even more doubt after he was left out of Real Madrid's 24-man squad to face Manchester City in the Champions League.

    Neither Bale nor fellow absentee James Rodriguez are thought to be injured.

  • CHIL-SEA DEAL CLOSER

    Chelsea have made a breakthough in their bid to land Leicester's England left-back Ben Chilwell.

    That's according to Football Insider, who say the Blues believe can land the 23-year-old for about £50million.

    They say the Blues have got the price down from £80m and are “increasingly hopeful of a deal”.

  • SALE FOR BOAT

    Jerome Boateng looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer – with the Bundesliga champions “eager” to offload him.

    The Bavarians almost flogged the German ace in January, when the Gunners were said to be keen on a deal, but he stayed put to provide back-up in defence.

    Arsenal bosses were reportedly reluctant to seal a deal for the German defender in January due to concerns over his fitness and £196,000-a-week wages.

    But with his contract expiring next summer the Gunners could still get a discounted transfer fee this time around.

    According to Sport Bild, Bayern want to sell the defender this summer to avoid losing him for free at the end of next term.

    However, Boateng wants to see out his contract or sign an extension.

    He has still featured heavily for the Bundesliga champs this term, making 31 appearances at centre-back alongside David Alaba.

    And the German ace still has a chance to stake his claim at Bayern with the second-leg of the last-16 Champions League tie against Chelsea looming.

  • RODRIGUEZ MADRID 'SWITCH'

    James Rodriguez could switch from Real Madrid to arch-rivals Atletico.

    The Colombian, 29, looks set to leave the Bernabeu this summer because he is not part of Zinedine Zidane's future plans.

    And El Golazo de Gol say Atleti could land the playmaker for as little as £13.5million.

    But Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo tried to pour cool water on the rumours by insisting he has “no idea” if a deal will get done.

    Cerezo told Radio Marca: “We have an excellent and young squad.

    “However, if the coach considers it necessary, we will do everything in our reach to bring a player in. I have no idea whether he will end up coming.”

    He then added: “I don't think he is in Atletico Madrid's plans.”

  • UTD IN MAC DUEL

    Manchester United and Rangers are reportedly set to battle it out for 16-year-old Charlie McNeill.

    The teenager looks likely to leave Manchester City after scoring more than 600 goals for the club at youth level.

    According to Sportsmail, Rangers are the latest club to signal their interest in him.

    Steven Gerrard's outfit reportedly held talks with McNeill's representatives at the weekend.

    But United have also set their sights on the England youth star.

    McNeill has proved his potential during his six-year stay with City.

  • STAY AUR GO

    Tottenham’s Serge Aurier is attracting interest from AC Milan over a switch to the Serie A side this summer.

    The Ivorian defender, 27, has had an error-strewn stint in North London since signing from PSG in 2017.

    But Jose Mourinho is ready to dispose with the player who has caused his defence plenty of headaches.

    Mourinho will not have much cash to spend on defensive reinforcements this summer and Jan Vertonghen is leaving the Spurs Stadium, with Roma favourites to seal his signature.

  • CROSSING THE DIVIDE

    Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed a fee with rivals Real for James Rodriguez.

    The unwanted forward will be the latest player to cross the divide after Alvaro Morata joined last summer (albeit via Chelsea).

    Everton are also understood to be interested in the Colombian.

  • KU'S TO A VILL

    Real Madrid have rejected a loan offer from Bayern Munich for Takefusa Kubo – and he is going to join Villrreal for the season instead.

    The Japanese teen sensation has spent last season on loan at Real Mallorca.

    And now Unai Emery has convinced Zinedine Zidane to take the winger, 19, to Estadio de la Ceramica.

    Kubo is seen as one of Madrid's brightest young prospects and he is expected to be involved in the first team as of next summer.

  • REGU-LATION PURCHASE

    Chelsea are favourites to sign Sergio Reguilon, according to reports.

    The left-back is seen as a cheaper option after Leicester told the Blues they would hold firm on their £80million asking price for Ben Chilwell.

    Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and Atalanta’s Robin Gosens have both been mentioned as possible alternatives.

    Reguilon, 23, spent last season on loan at Sevilla, where he grabbed four assists and two goals.

    And according to ESPN, talks over a transfer are reaching ‘advanced’ stages.

  • HE'D BE 'OFF IN A SHOT

    Former Man City defender Mikkel Bischoff has claimed that Kasper Schmeichel will do anything he can to play for his dad’s former club United.

    Schmeichel Jr is currently at Leicester City, but SunSport reported exclusively last week he would be keen to join the Red Devils as a replacement for the blunder-prone David De Gea.

    He said: “Schmeichel is a huge United fan.

    “He always has been and always will be, it will be the biggest dream come true if he were to succeed [in joining United].

    “If Kasper gets the opportunity to play just ten games for United, then he jumps. It’s simply so big for him.

    “He is such a big fan that he will do anything to get to that club.”

  • EXCLUSIVE – JACK POT

    Jack Grealish is set to be offered a bumper pay rise to £100,000 a week to keep him out of the clutches of Manchester United, reports GRAEME BRYCE.

    Aston Villa are demanding at least £80million for their talismanic midfielder, who scored on the final day of the season to complete the club’s great escape from relegation.

    Billionaire owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have no intention of losing their skipper this summer.

    And tying Grealish, currently on £70,000 a week, to a lucrative new five-year contract will show they mean business.

    Tyrone Mings and John McGinn will also be rewarded for impressive seasons with new deals.

    Despite splashing out £140m on new players last season, Sawiris and Edens are ready to make around £100m available to add “three or four quality additions”.

  • LEAVER-KUSEN

    Kai Havertz was pictured training with Bayer Leverkusen as they prepare to play Rangers.

    The Bundesliga club host the Scottish giants tomorrow in the Europa League, taking a 3-1 lead into their second leg.

    But the tie comes amid speculation star man Havertz is pursuing a move to Stamford Bridge.

    After Real Madrid and Bayern Munich cooled their interest in the 21-year-old, Chelsea moved closer to securing their transfer target.

    The Blues are believed to have approached Leverkusen with a £70million offer, around £20m shy of the player’s price tag.

  • BOAT SHIPPED OUT

    Jerome Boating looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer – with the Bundesliga champions “eager” to offload him.

    The Bavarians almost flogged the German ace in January, when the Gunners were said to be keen on a deal, but he stayed put to provide back-up in defence.

    Arsenal club bosses were reportedly reluctant to seal a deal for the German defender in January due to concerns over his fitness and £196,000-a-week wages.

    Despite having seven centre-backs on their books, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu have identified their backline as their main weakness.

  • SERGE OF INTEREST

    Tottenham’s Serge Aurier is attracting interest from AC Milan over a switch to the Serie A side this summer.

    The Ivorian defender, 27, has had an error-strewn stint in North London since signing from PSG in 2017.

    But Jose Mourinho is ready to dispose with the player who has caused his defence plenty of headaches.

    Mourinho will not have much cash to spend on defensive reinforcements this summer and Jan Vertonghen is leaving the Spurs Stadium, with Roma favourites to seal his signature.

  • GIVE EM THE 'VINGA

    Eduardo Camavinga will reportedly snub all transfer offers this summer to force his dream move to Real Madrid next year.

    The French youngster, 17, is under contract at Rennes until the end of the 2021-22 season.

    It is no secret that Camavinga has his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu.

    And according to Marca, the whizkid has asked Rennes bigwigs not to listen to any transfer offers from other clubs.

    Zinedine Zidane is believed to be a huge fan of his French compatriot, and has identified the midfielder as a long-term replacement for Casemiro.

  • GONE FOR A CHONG

    Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong is set for a loan move to cash-strapped Werder Bremen.

    The winger is clearly in need of more experience and would be behind Marcus Rashford, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and potential new signing Jadon Sancho.

    Bremen chief Frank Baumann said: “He is very fast, a real flank player and his profile fits [our requirement]. We can add two or three more players [who fit the profile].

    “Borrowing players from top clubs like this can make sense to us. Because of our situation, he’s a player who could be interesting.”

  • RICE CONFIRMS MOVES

    Declan Rice can move… like Michael Jackson.

    The Chelsea target, who has been tipped for a switch to Stamford Bridge this season, shared a hilarious video on the golf course performing a dance routine like Jacko.

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    Who did it better? 🤷🏻‍♂️🏌🏻‍♂️🕺🏼

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