Latest Transfer News For Today, Saturday 30th July 2022.

Latest Transfer News for today Saturday 30th July 2022, have been summarized below

Somtosports gathers across various sources to bring you the latest transfer news for today, Saturday 30th July 2022.

The summer transfer window is here, with it been viewed as one which would power the heaviest of moves.

Several top members of some squads are having their contracts run tout this summer and interested clubs have already launched interest for a move.

Latest Barcelona Transfer Transfer News For Saturday 30th July 2022.

OFFICIAL: Barcelona Completes The Signing Of Jules Kounde From Sevilla

Official and completed as Jules Koundé has signs his contract with Barcelona until June 2027, release clause also included worth €1B. Koundé will be presented on Monday.

Barcelona and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the transfer of Jules Olivier Kounde, awaiting the player passing a medical and the signing of contracts, both club confirm.

Jules Koundé landed in Barcelona in the afternoon in order to complete his move to Xavi’s side. Jules will undergo medical tests and then sign until June 2027 with Barcelona.

Koundé’s first words as new Barcelona player: “I’m really proud, grateful. I can’t wait to join the team and start this Barcelona story. I say thanks to Sevilla, but of course Barça is a top step in my career – so here I wanna win all competitions”.

Koundé confirmed Xavi Hernández is the man who changed the deal: “Xavi is a big reason as to why I’m here. His spiel convinced me, I’m excited to start working with the team. It’s clear that we see football in the same way”.

Official statement is in place to unveil Barça fifth signing following Lewandowski, Christensen, Raphinha and Kessié.

Messi, De Jong, Kounde, Azpi – Xavi And Laporta Speaks On Barcelona Transfer So Far

Barcelona president and Head coach has spoken on how extraordinary transfer Barcelona have been having lately. Messi’s return, Kounde deal, De Jong saga and so on were all in the talk.

Xavi spoke about Messi saying “I would like Messi’s time at Barcelona not to have ended. I think he deserves a second stage here at FCB. I wish so. If the question is whether I would like him to come back? The answer is a resounding yes!”.

Laporta then spoke on De Jong to Chelsea saying: “We’ve never offered de Jong to Chelsea. No, no, no. We had a nice dinner with Boehly in Barcelona and we talked about football”.

“Boehly, extraordinary person. No problem with Chelsea. It just so happens that some of the players they wanted, we did also…”. He added.

He then talked his Manchester United saga saying: “The first thing to say is we want Frenkie to stay at Barcelona and he wants to stay. All we are doing with Frenkie is the same as the rest of the squad – but we can’t force him to take a pay cut. It’s his decision”.

When asked by CBSSportsGolazo to categorically confirm de Jong won’t join Man United? Laporta said: “In football you never know. It all depends on the different parties. I can say there is a strong possibility he stays & I will do my best for him to stay at Barcelona”.

He went on to tell CBSSportsGolazo about Azpilicueta and Alonso to Barcelona deal: “Azpilicueta and Alonso to Barça? They are under contract at Chelsea and we respect this as well as the new owner. I respect both as are very, very good players. They show their quality and talent. But I don’t want to talk about them”.

Also, Laporta talked about Kounde: “Koundé? The player preferred Barcelona over Chelsea as he understood we have a consistent project with a coach he likes. In this case, we had advantage compared to our competitor. The player also helped us in this specific deal”.

Bernardo Silva was also a topic of discussion by Laporta: “Bernardo, very good player. I’ve to respect that he belongs to Manchester City. We have some friends there, like Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain and Al Mubarak. There are a lot of people I know”.

Latest Manchester City Transfer Transfer News For Saturday 30th July 2022.

Marc Cucurella Hands In Transfer Request  To Brighton As He Wants Manchester City Move

Marc Cucurella has just handed in a transfer request at Brighton. No agreement between Manchester City and Brighton on the price, negotiations are difficult but still ongoing.

Final decision on clubs side expected soon as there’s still a big gap in valuations. Marc Cucurella deal to Manchester City is still in place as there is still no agreement between Man City and Brighton as things stand.

Cucurella has confirmed to Brighton staff again this week and even today that he only wants City move. Cucurella’s agents are in Brighton to negotiate. Talks will continue.

Manchester City are already set to submit opening proposal to Brighton for Marc Cucurella. First bid ready to proceed in advanced talks in the next days. 

Cucurella is still Man City top target as left back, Pep Guardiola really wants him as much as Cucurella wants the move. Works are in progress.

Latest AC Milan Transfer Transfer News For Saturday 30th July 2022.

Here We Go: AC Milan Finally Set To Sign Charles de Ketelaere From Club Brugge

Charles de Ketelaere to AC Milan is a here we go as full agreement is set to be completed with Club Brugge. Personal terms was agreed weeks ago – just waiting to get the deal signed this weekend.

Charles only wanted Milan move as priority – he’s gonna sign until 2027. AC Milan have been pushing for Charles de Ketelaere deal. Talks really progressed well on both player and club sides,

AC Milan had a meeting with Charles de Ketelaere agents. Talks went on after opening bid was made to Club Brugge days ago. Leeds  offered more than €30m to Club Brugge – but AC Milan really won the race.

Compiled above are the Latest transfer news for today, Saturday 30th July 2022. Come back tomorrow for more transfer news.