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Everton transfer news: Jonas Lossl arrives from Huddersfield on three-year deal as back-up for Jordan Pickford

Everton have made their first signing of the summer by bringing in Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old Denmark international’s deal at the John Smith’s Stadium expires next month and he has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Toffees.

He will officially join the Goodison Park outfit on July 1.

Lossl, who made 69 Premier League appearances for the Terriers during their two seasons in the top flight, keeping 14 clean sheets, has been brought in as back-up to England number one Jordan Pickford.

He made 149 saves in 31 Premier League appearances in his final season for Huddersfield but kept just five clean sheets, as they were relegated back to the Championship.


 

Everton made the announcement of Lossl’s arrival on their official Twitter page, and the goalkeeper himself later took to social media to react to the move.

“Feeling very proud,” he wrote. “Thank you to everybody involved in making this possible. Can’t wait to become a part of this great club.”

Lossl’s arrival casts doubt on the future of Maarten Stekelenburg, 37 in September, who has made just five appearances in the Europa League and League Cup over the past two seasons.

The Dutchman has just one year remaining on his contract and looks set to be moved on with Portugal youth international Joao Virginia promoted from the Under-23s, with whom he won the Premier League 2 title this season.

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Jadon Sancho transfer: Manchester United ‘to pursue alternative targets’ as Borussia Dortmund set £90m asking price

Manchester United have abandoned their attempts to sign Jadon Sancho this summer, reports claim.

The Borussia Dortmund and England winger has been a long-term target for the Red Devils following his rapid rise to stardom in Germany.

Sancho has impressed with Borussia Dortmund this season
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The 19-year-old was identified as a potential signing before Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club in December.

Sancho has been impressive in the Bundesliga this season with 12 goals and 14 assists.

A host of clubs are reportedly interested in the former Manchester City youth player, who made his Three Lions debut last year.

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But United are pulling out the race for Sancho, according to reports.

ESPN FC say United will pursue alternative targets after failing to engage in constructive discussions with Dortmund over a deal for the teenager.


The German club would understandably be reluctant to sell another of their most prized assets following the departure of Christian Pulisic to Chelsea.

It would take a bid of between £80-90million before Dortmund would even consider selling Sancho.

The Red Devils are understood to be reluctant to part with such a large transfer fee on a player with just two full seasons of senior football to his name.

United chiefs are not keen on spending £90million on such an unproven player
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United manager, may need to rethink his transfer strategy if he wants to overhaul his squad this summer.

Plans are thought to be in place for deals Swansea’s Daniel James and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.

Also on Solskjaer’s wish list is a central defender with players such as Harry Maguire, Kalidou Koulibaly and Matthijs de Ligt wanted.

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Tottenham transfer news: Spurs ‘ready to present’ £44million offer for Roma teenager Nicolo Zaniolo

Tottenham are reportedly ready to offer £44million for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.

The 19-year-old had a breakthrough season with the Serie A club scoring six goals in all competitions.

Zaniolo’s breakthrough season has seen him establish himself at Roma and get capped by Italy
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He joined Roma last summer in a deal that saw Radja Nainggolan head to Inter Milan in the other direction.

A number of clubs have been interested in the Italy international with Real Madrid, Napoli, Manchester United and Juventus all being linked in the past.

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Tuttosport reported earlier this week that Juve’s sporting director, Fabio Paratici, had met with Zaniolo’s agent, Caludio Vigorelli.

Corriere dello Sport, however, say it is Tottenham who are leading the race for the youngster’s signature, with Spurs ‘ready to present a €50million (£44m) offer’ to Roma.

The Italian newspaper also suggests Juventus’ interest in the midfielder is waning over time.


The deal could perhaps hinge on his contract renewal at Roma, which is still not close to being done, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Zaniolo reportedly wants around €2million a year to reflect his growing status at the Stadio Olimpico but the Serie A club are currently offering him €1.3million.

If Spurs were to secure his services during the summer then the salary issues he is having with Roma should not be a problem.

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