Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal all have work to do before the transfer deadline.
On Thursday, August 24, here are the most recent transfer rumors from the Premier League and around the world.
United Agreement is on the verge of completion, and medical completed
According to L’Equipe, Manchester United are close to signing Nice center-back Jean-Clair Todibo.
United manager Erik ten Hag has been desperate to bolster his defensive options, and the club’s dismal start to the Premier League season has just exacerbated that need.
Harry Maguire is staying after a transfer to West Ham United fell through, but Ten Hag wants further depth at center-back.
Todibo is valued at £34.1 million and has emerged on United’s radar as a possible replacement for Benjamin Pavard.
Todibo has previously played for Barcelona, Schalke, and Benfica, but he has found his stride at Nice.
Meanwhile, Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir has had a physical in Greece after United agreed to pay around €7 million for him.
He will shortly be in England to finalize his relocation.
Transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano announced in a late-night update yesterday evening that Liverpool had signed highly-rated Leicester City youngster Trey Nyoni.
After a protracted search, the 16-year-old has joined the Reds.
Last night, Romano verified the news. “Done, completed,” he posted on Twitter. Trey Nyoni, a talented midfielder born in 2006, joins Liverpool from Leicester.”
Nyoni will join the club’s under-18 team.
He follows in the footsteps of Ben Doak, Kaide Gordon, and Harvey Elliott, all of whom joined the club at the same age and went on to excel in and around Jurgen Klopp’s first team.
Chelsea has dropped their interest in Johnson.
Chelsea have dropped their interest in Brennan Johnson of Wales and Nottingham Forest because he wants to join Tottenham Hotspur.
Both London teams are interested in the attacker, with the Reds paying £50 million for his services.
Brentford and Aston Villa have also shown interest in the kid, with the Bees having previously had a £30 million deal rejected.
According to the New York Times, the Blues have abandoned their pursuit of Johnson after learning of his desire to join the Spurs.
Johnson’s decision-making process is thought to be heavily influenced by regular game time.