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Monday’s transfer news
ICYMI: Man City complete Gvardiol transfer from RB Leipzig
Not to be outdone by their ‘Big Six’ rivals, Manchester City made a signing of their own on Saturday.
Josko Gvardiol, the 21-year-old centre-back, completed his move from RB Leipzig, signing a five-year deal with the Premier League champions.
The Athletic reported last week City had agreed to pay RB Leipzig €90million (£77.6m, $98.6m) for the defender.
Why Manchester City have paid €90m for Josko Gvardiol
ICYMI: Chelsea sign goalkeeper Sanchez from Brighton
Business between Chelsea and Brighton has been frequent over the past few years, in both players and staff.
And on Saturday goalkeeper Robert Sanchez became the latest to make the switch.
The 25-year-old signed a seven-year contract after a fee in the region of £25million ($31.7m) was agreed between the two clubs.
It may not be the final trade this window. Brighton have so far rejected four bids from Chelsea for midfielder Moises Caicedo, the latest being an offer of £80million (£75m plus £5m in add-ons) made last month.
Robert Sanchez was finished at Brighton – a transfer to Chelsea suits all parties
ICYMI: Man United unveil Hojlund at Old Trafford
As the previous post’s lead image may have given away, Manchester United finally confirmed the signing of Rasmus Hojlund on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Dane was presented to the Old Trafford crowd before United’s 3-1 win over Lens (which was analysed here by Carl Anka).
Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Hojlund in action, however, as he sustained a small injury during pre-season training with Atalanta.
He is recovering well and taking part in training, but not yet ready to play. It is likely to take a few weeks for him to reach match fitness.
United’s opening Premier League fixtures are Wolves (H) on August 14, Spurs (A) on August 19 and Nottingham Forest (H) on August 26.
Rasmus Hojlund and the treacherous process of signing young talent
Good morning and welcome to The Athletic‘s coverage of the summer transfer window.
Premier League football returns this week, but there is still lots of work to do in the transfer window, which is open until September 1.
We had a busy weekend, with the EFL back in action and several high-profile transfers completed.
Here we’ll go through a few of those deals in case you missed them.