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Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all fielding top moves in a frenetic start to the summer window.

The Gunners are hoping to sign Raphinha after agreeing terms on Gabriel Jesus, with Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez also a key target for Mikel Arteta. Chelsea are stepping up their interest in Matthijs de Ligt and Raheem Sterling amid a potentially clear run for Ousmane Dembele in a £150million rebuild under Todd Boehly. However, West Ham remain adamant that Declan Rice is not for sale at any price as they complete the signing of Alphonse Areola.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are expected to draw attention to Richarlison and have also lodged an inquiry into Josko Gvardiol at RB Leipzig as talks continue over Djed Spence. Manchester United are finally closing in on the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, ​​who are preparing a final offer for Robert Lewandowski. Follow all the latest transfer updates, gossip and rumors throughout the day below.

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Arsenal make new offer for Lisandro Martinez

According to De Telegraaf, Arsenal have submitted a new offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.

The Gunners are believed to have already seen a bid for the Argentina international rejected, with the Dutch giants asking for around €50m.

Arsenal reportedly offered around €40m with the add-ons included.

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Clement Lenglet: Tottenham want to land Barcelona defender quickly

Spanish publication Sport claim that Tottenham are now the favorites to sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet.

AS Roma are also said to be keen on the Frenchman but Spurs are said to be in charge with Antonio Conte keen to land a new centre-back.

From their perspective, Spurs are hoping to get a deal done quickly.

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Matthijs de Ligt: Juventus set new price

According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus are demanding a fee of £60.3million PLUS Timo Werner if they want to sell Matthijs de Ligt to Chelsea this summer.

The Dutchman is a top target for Thomas Tuchel this summer as he plots to strengthen his defence, although he will likely cost a pretty penny.

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West Ham assess bid for Watford star

The ex-WHUEmployee, a reputable source for all things West Ham, claims the club have held talks over a possible transfer of Watford striker Ismaila Sarr.

The Championship side would demand around £28m for the Senegal striker, with personal terms not expected to be an issue.

Now West Ham must decide if they are ready to part with such a sum.

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Arsenal reportedly only considering ‘crazy’ Saliba offer

Arsenal would only consider selling William Saliba in the event of a ‘crazy’ offer, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Another loan exit has been firmly ruled out, meaning Marseille are unlikely to seal the defender’s signature despite a successful spell last season.

Mikel Arteta wants to reward Saliba with a new contract.

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Spurs are now favorites for Lenglet

An update on the reports we brought to you earlier as, according to Sport, Roma have pulled out of the race to sign Clement Lenglet to give Tottenham a free run for the Barcelona defender.

Roma weren’t in favor of Lenglet’s wage demands, although Spurs are likely to push for Barca to contribute. Antonio Conte will talk to the player to convince him to make the move.

A deal could be reached this week with Lenglet’s agent working out the details.

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Lukaku ready for flight to Milan

Romelu Lukaku is due to travel to Milan on Wednesday to seal a loan return to Inter.

The Chelsea striker is determined to seal a transfer this summer after a turbulent season in England.

Chelsea will receive an £8million loan fee.

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Fulham closing in on Pereira

Fulham are closing in on signing Manchester United outcast Andreas Pereira.

The 26-year-old is a surprise target for Marco Silv, having spent the last two seasons on loan, most recently in Brazil with Flamengo.

Fulham are said to be ready to part ways with an initial fee of £8.6m, with an additional £2.6m added.

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Spurs want Richarlison and Gordon

Tottenham are planning a daring Everton double raid for Richarlison and Anthony Gordon, Sky Sports reports.

Spurs face Chelsea for Richarlison, while Gordon is seen as one of Everton’s most valuable assets.

It would be a forfeit.

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Bale to Cardiff next year, owner suggests

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has suggested Gareth Bale could join the hometown club next year after revealing how close he was to signing for the Bluebirds before joining Los Angeles FC.

Tan told talkSPORT: “His contract is for 12 months, let’s see what happens. Maybe Gareth by then will probably want to come back and go home and serve his country, serve Cardiff, his hometown.

“He’s never played at Cardiff, he and his family are fans of the club. So hopefully in 12 months he’s still young, he’ll only be 34, some players come back and play until they’re 40 . Old.

“So he has a few more years to play and hopefully he comes to play for Cardiff after that (LAFC contract ends).”

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