Transfer Roundup: PSG ropes in Diallo, Bale's agent rubbishes Spurs return

Sportstar gives you a round-up of all the major happenings from the summer transfer window, including Paris Saint-Germain's signing of defender Abdou Diallo and Gareth Bale's agent rubbishing the talk of a Spurs return from Real Madrid.

Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed the signing of defender Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund for a reported €32million fee.

Diallo signed for Dortmund from fellow Bundesliga side Mainz in June 2018 and had an impressive season at Signal Iduna Park, making 28 league appearances.

But with Mats Hummels returning to Dortmund from Bayern Munich, Diallo has been allowed to depart, with Thomas Tuchel going back to his former club to bring in the 23-year-old.

The Frenchman, who came through the academy at Monaco and can play at both centre-back and full-back, has penned a five-year contract at Parc des Princes.

"It is a great honour to be involved with such a prestigious club as Paris Saint-Germain," Diallo said.

"I have always said that the Parisian project was very attractive. Joining the capital club is another important step in my career.

"I am committed to giving my all for my new club and look forward to bringing my qualities and desire to this team renowned for its high quality and high ambitions."

 

- Lewandowski could sign new Bayern deal as Rummenigge rules out Mandzukic return -

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski appeared to be agitating for a move away from the Allianz Arena 12 months ago but was unable to secure an exit.   -  Bongarts

 

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Robert Lewandowski could extend his contract with Bayern Munich and has ruled out a deal to bring back Mario Mandzukic.

Poland striker Lewandowski appeared to be agitating for a move away from the Allianz Arena 12 months ago but was unable to secure an exit.

He went on to score 40 goals last season as Bayern won the domestic double and admitted in March he could see out his career at Bayern after becoming much more settled.

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Chairman Rummenigge now hopes Lewandowski will agree to a new contract as he believes the 30-year-old could play for several more years. Lewandowski's current deal covers the next two seasons.

"It's not all wrapped up, but there's already the development with Robert that he feels extremely comfortable with Bayern Munich," Rummenigge said to Bild.

"When you look at his body, this is a player who can easily play at this level for a few more years."

Rummenigge also dismissed talk that former Bayern striker Mandzukic could be brought back to the club from Juventus as support for Lewandowski, saying: "Nothing is planned in that direction."

 

- Bale agent brands Spurs return talk 'rubbish' -

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It has long been suggested Gareth Bale will move on in the transfer window as it is believed head coach Zinedine Zidane does not consider him a key part of his plans.   -  Getty Images

 

Gareth Bale's agent has branded talk of a Tottenham bid to bring the forward back from Real Madrid "rubbish".

A report in Marca has claimed Spurs has contacted Madrid about the Wales international and is prepared to pay a fee of between €50million and €60m to sign him.

The story adds that any possible negotiations would be hampered by the fact the Premier League club could only afford around half of Bale's Madrid wages.

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It has long been suggested Bale will move on in the transfer window as it is believed head coach Zinedine Zidane does not consider him a key part of his plans.

However, the 30-year-old's agent, Jonathan Barnett, says there is no truth to the latest Spurs rumours.

"I don't comment on rubbish," was his brief response to talkSPORT.

 

- West Ham agree fee for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Haller -

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Sebastien Haller scored 15 goals and had nine assists in the Bundesliga last term.   -  Getty Images

 

West Ham has agreed a deal with Eintracht Frankfurt to sign striker Sebastien Haller, the Bundesliga club has confirmed.

The 25-year-old has been granted permission to travel to London for a medical and to complete a move to the Premier League.

Manuel Pellegrini's side will reportedly pay £45million for the former France Under-21 international, which would break the club record of £34m they paid Lazio for Felipe Anderson last year.

 

- Lonergan links up with Liverpool for pre-season -

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Andy Lonergan, who began his career with Preston North End, has played for several clubs in England including Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Wolves.   -  Getty Images

 

Liverpool has confirmed goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will join the first-team squad for its pre-season tour of the United States.

The 35-year-old, without a club since leaving Middlesbrough at the end of last season, will work with the European champions' goalkeeping department alongside Simon Mignolet and Daniel Atherton.

Lonergan, who began his career with Preston North End, has played for several clubs in England including Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Wolves.

(With inputs from Opta)

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