The main news of English football on July 8

25 Jul 2022 | 08:45

On the day that Tottenham confirmed the arrival of Barcelona midfielder Clement Lenglet, on a one-season loan, West Ham announced Flynn Downes as their latest signing. He joined The Hammers from Swansea City. Elsewhere, Barcelona look set to bid €55m for Leeds United’s Raphinha and Nottingham Forest are looking to land Liverpool youngster Neco Williams. Meanwhile, Manchester United have confirmed Ronaldo’s absence from their pre-season tour of Asia due to “family issues”.