Transfer Morning News Summary
Leicester City duo Wesley Fofana and James Maddison will NOT be sold this summer.
Chelsea are keen on Fofana, while Newcastle would like to sign Maddison.
But the Foxes have no intention of letting the duo go, insisted Brendan Rodgers.
He told the media: “Wesley Fofana and James Maddison are not for sale. They are very important players for us.
“We are in a situation where we have to move some players, but that doesn’t mean getting rid of anyone, our best assets.”
Meanwhile, Wolves have reportedly rejected a third offer worth £35m from Nottingham Forest for Morgan Gibbs-White.
That’s because Wolves boss Bruno Lage insists Gibbs-White is an integral part of his squad.
He said: “We rejected because he is an important player for me, my dynamics and the future. He feels important, he is happy.
“When you have that connection between the manager and the player, everything is fine. He is fit and motivated.”
Elsewhere, Everton are close to agreeing a deal to sign Lille star Amadou Onana, according to reports.
The Belgian midfielder is expected to cost the Toffees £35m.
Onana was a target for West Ham, who also got an offer of the same figure accepted by the French side.
However, the player has reportedly decided he would rather move to Goodison Park than the Hammers.
The East London outfit were unable to agree personal terms with the 20-year-old but Everton are close to signing him and only small details remain, according to reports. .
In other news, DC United manager Wayne Rooney is set to sign Crystal Palace star Christian Benteke.
According to the Daily Mail, an agreement has been reached between the MLS outfit as well as Palace and Benteke, 31, is set to move to the United States.
The Washington Post reports that the forward will become the Washington Giants’ highest-paid player of all time.
The Belgium international’s salary is expected to eclipse Rooney’s $3.5m (£2.9m) annual salary when he played for the club between 2018 and 2020.
However, the 31-year-old will need a work visa and this process can take at least two weeks.
Moreover, former Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum has joined Roma on loan from PSG.
Wijnaldum was released from his nightmare at PSG to travel to Italy for the season with an option to buy added to the deal.
And Wijnaldum expressed his joy after completing his change.
He said: “It’s a very good feeling to be a Roma player. Everyone I spoke to gave me great feedback about the club and its fans.
“The club made it clear how much they wanted me in their efforts to get the deal done, which always gives a player a lot of confidence and belief. The welcome from the fans, on social media and elsewhere, has also been fantastic.
“I promise to give 100% and help the team achieve all of our goals this season.”
Finally, West Ham signed Maxwel Cornet for £17.5million from Burnley.
The Hammers have activated the Ivory Coast star’s release clause fee to bring him to East London on a five-year deal.
An option to add another year to the contract has also been inserted.
Speaking on the move, Cornet beamed: “It’s a new step for me to join this great Club and I’m really happy to be here, to be part of the Club project. I’m just excited to start.