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The summer window is starting to heat up as clubs step up efforts to recruit and sell players.
Window’s biggest deal to date saw Manchester United finally land longtime target Jadon Sancho in a deal worth £ 73million. The deal is expected to be finalized this move with a completed medical examination. Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga are also targets.
Chelsea also want to sign a superstar from Dortmund and are reportedly ready to offer £ 150million for Erling Haaland, looking to beat the fierce competition for a striker who is available for half that price next summer, but could look to Robert Lewandowski as frustrations grow.
Tottenham’s transfer activity has shifted into high gear now that Nuno Espirito Santo has been confirmed as new manager. Danny Ings remains their priority to sign with the club determined to keep Harry Kane. In defense, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jules Kounde are reported targets, along with Lyonnais Houssem Aouar.
Manchester City are ready to spend the money again as they aim for huge deals for Kane and Jack Grealish, although successfully pushing the pair away from Tottenham and Aston Villa will prove difficult. Villa is convinced that Grealish will accept a new contract, while Spurs have repeatedly ruled out the sale of their precious asset.
Liverpool have been linked with Saul Niguez, Youri Tielemans and Nicolo Barella as well as a potential deal for Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches as they look to replace Gini Wijnaldum.
Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip today below!
And on that note …
Mikel Arteta has raised the possibility of Arsenal strengthening their ranks a bit for the tour of the United States.
Here’s what he had to say …
“Now a little bit of recovery,” Arteta said after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Rangers. “We’ve trained really hard, played two games and now we’re going to travel to America next week.
“We didn’t have any injuries, which is really positive the first week. We’re probably going to see some new faces coming, so very positive. “
Gunners want Lokonga on trip to US
Arsenal are hopeful that the signing of Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is completed in time for him to join them on their pre-season trip to Florida.
That’s according to The Mail, which says Mikel Arteta wants what would be his second signing of the summer, after Benfica full-back Nuno Tavares, to be on the flight on Wednesday.
Chelsea leading Kane’s race?
Wait, are Chelsea likely to sign Harry Kane now?
Athletic report that Tammy Abraham’s offer and cash is more attractive to Tottenham president Daniel Levy than Manchester City’s cash offer.
Kane will join Chelsea? This will not go well …
Tottenham did NOT offer Ndombele for Aouar
A refutation of ESPN reporter James Olley’s report that Tottenham are set to part ways with club signing Tanguy Ndombele for Lyonnais Houssem Aouar of France.
ESPN had claimed that Spurs were ready to offer the midfielder in exchange for a player available for around £ 25million, but Telefoot 1 reporter Julien Maynard – who has close ties to Ndombele – says that there is no truth in the report.
ICYMI: Arsenal offer £ 34million for Locatelli
According to Sky Italia, Arsenal have filed an offer worth £ 34.3million for Manuel Locatelli.
The player, who shone at Euro 2020, is however not convinced and would prefer to hold on for Juventus.
Sassuolo is aware of the player’s preference and is waiting for Juve to match Arsenal’s offer.
Vinicius Jr offered to Man United
Real Madrid have offered Manchester United the possibility of signing Vinicius Jr, the Mirror reports.
The Spanish giants are looking to raise funds to sign Kylian Mbappe and the Brazilian’s name has been mentioned during talks over Raphael Varane.
Real want around £ 68million for the 21-year-old, a fee United are unwilling to match but are reportedly interested in a loan.
Spurs want Pellegrini at a reduced price
Tottenham are stepping up their interest in Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, Gazzetta dello Sport report.
The midfielder is available for £ 25.7million due to a release clause in his contract, although it remains to be seen whether the player is open to the transfer.
Roma want to sign Granit Xhaka from Arsenal but need to raise funds, so the two deals can complement each other.
ICYMI: Is Kane going to skip practice?
Tottenham striker Harry Kane could refuse to return to pre-season training in a bid to force a move to Manchester City, according to reports.
With Kane keen to leave Spurs this summer and City showing interest, The Telegraph claims England players believe the forward will not show up to training if chairman Daniel Levy stands firm on Kane’s future .
Man United get closer to Varane
Manchester United are increasingly confident of signing Raphael Varane in a deal worth around £ 43million, the Mail reports.
Real Madrid are ready to take advantage of a player who only has one year left on contract and is not interested in an extension.
Marca adds that Chelsea and PSG are also monitoring the situation.
Chelsea turns to Lewandowski
Chelsea are set to launch a bold £ 50million move for Robert Lewandowski after ditching Erling Haaland, reports The Sun.
The 32-year-old – who turns 33 in August – is said to be open to a decision after dominating the Bundesliga for years, although Bayern are in talks about a new contract.