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Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe during training on July 20, 2023

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Hello and welcome to Sports Mole‘s live coverage of the latest transfer news and rumours from around the world of football on Monday, August 21.

Stick with us below to keep up to date with all of today’s transfer rumours and done deals.

Today’s key events:

  • Real Madrid plotting £103m move for Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe
  • Mauricio Pochettino confirms Chelsea are looking to sign another striker
  • Sergino Dest joins PSV Eindhoven on loan from Barcelona
  • Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte agrees Al-Nassr move
  • Liverpool hold positive Ryan Gravenberch talks
  • Lens sign Chelsea, West Ham United-linked striker Elye Wahi

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    Utrecht’s Luuk Brouwers joins Heerenveen on loan with obligation to buy

    Man United ‘keeping tabs on Benfica’s Vlachodimos’

    Benfica's Odysseas Vlachodimos pictured on October 10, 2022

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    Manchester United reportedly hold an interest in signing Benfica goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos.

    With David de Gea departing Old Trafford and Dean Henderson persistently being linked with a transfer elsewhere, Erik ten Hag has been required to give serious thought to his goalkeeping situation this summer.

    Although United have made the big-money acquisition of Inter Milan stopper Andre Onana, there remains uncertainty over who will fill the role of deputy.

    While Henderson has been on the substitutes’ bench for United’s opening two Premier League fixtures, the England international remains a target for the likes of Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.

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    Real Madrid ‘preparing £103m bid for Kylian Mbappe’

    Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe during training on July 20, 2023

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    Real Madrid may reportedly make an approach for Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe later this month.

    Throughout the summer transfer window, the future of Mbappe has again been a hot topic of debate courtesy of his decision to formally tell club officials that he intends to depart Parc des Princes in 2024.

    With that being immediately disputed by PSG, who do not want to lose their most prized asset on a free transfer, they tried and failed with efforts to cash in on the France international.

    More recently, Mbappe has been reintegrated into the first-team squad after a period of being excluded from Luis Enrique‘s group, subsequently making his return at the weekend.

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    Transfer rumours: Adams to Everton, Fornals to Sevilla, Archer asking price

    Che Adams celebrates scoring for Southampton on August 2023

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    Everton are reportedly closing in on the signing of Southampton striker Che Adams in a £15m deal.

    The Toffees are believed to have submitted an opening bid of £12m for the Scotland international, who is in the final year of his contract at St Mary’s.

    Everton’s advances were rebuffed, but according to The Telegraph, the Toffees are now growing optimistic of sealing a deal for Adams after upping their offer to £15m.

    The report adds that discussions have now entered their final stages, and Everton will beat Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest to Adams’s signature.

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    Sergino Dest joins PSV Eindhoven on loan from Barcelona

    Sergino Dest in action for Barcelona in August 2023

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    PSV Eindhoven have confirmed the signing of Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest on an initial loan deal.

    The USA international joins Peter Bosz‘s side on a temporary move until the end of the 2023-24 season, and Barca have confirmed that the agreement includes an option to make his stay permanent.

    PSV are reportedly set to fork out 50% of Dest’s wages while the 22-year-old plies his trade in the Netherlands, and the option to buy clause is believed to be set at €10m (£8.6m).

    Barcelona have also included a sell-on clause as part of the agreement, as Dest aims to reignite his career in the Eredivisie following a largely disappointing spell in Catalonia so far.

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