Marcelo Bielsa was given a double injury scare as defenders Diego Llorente and Pascal Struijk limped out of Leeds’ 3-2 friendly defeat against Real Betis.
While Niguez’s buyout clause at Atletico is £125m, a fee in the region of £40m appears to be more realistic if a deal is to be struck for the player to leave the club he has been at since 2008.
And according to Football Italia , with the two sides ‘in total agreement’ and the asking price nearly fulfilled, Romero could be set to join the Premier League side, if personal terms are agreed.
Chelsea are currently in talks with Sevilla for defender Jules Kounde as Thomas Tuchel looks to improve his squad.
Gary Mackay-Steven had put the hosts in front on eight minutes before Anthony Ralston equalised with aplomb. The game looked set for a draw until John Souttar’s header sent Tynecastle crazy.
Tottenham have now reportedly agreed a deal to sign Cristian Romero from Atalanta…
The Premier League’s ongoing legal battle with Manchester City over alleged breaches of League rules could ‘move glacially on for many more years’.
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Harry Kane has had some time to reflect on his future but he still wants to leave Tottenham…
Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City are still ‘far away’ with less than a week to go before their competitive season kicks off but at least Riyad Mahrez is playing like a man possessed.