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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea continue to be linked with some serious spending to kick off the summer transfer window. The cash is set to be splashed on the likes of Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence, while Vitinha and Ousmane Dembele links also doing the rounds.

The Gunners are keen to improve their frontline with interest in Gabriel Jesus, Marco Asensio and Raphinha reportedly high. Over the other side of north London, Spurs are wasting no time in bolstering Antonio Conte’s squad and Spence is tipped to join while there is reported interest in Raphinha, Richarlison and Allan Saint-Maximin.

Chelsea’s transfer activity is finally getting underway too in the form of moves for Jules Kounde, Gabriel Slonina and Barcelona free agent Dembele. Heading out of Stamford Bridge could be Romelu Lukaku. There is also plenty going on at West Ham, Liverpool and Manchester United - so watch this space!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal ready to pay Vitinha release clause

  • Battle brewing over Gunners targer Raphinha

  • Chelsea and Inter discuss Lukaku

  • Blues draw up striker shortlist

  • Tottenham turn to Saint-Maximin

  • Jesus agent lands in London

Chelsea reduce Lukaku demands

Wednesday 15 June 2022 21:33 , Alex Young

Chelsea have cut their demands in half to allow Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter on loan, reports Goal.com.

The Blues were asking for £21m to take the striker but now are ready to accept £10m to force through a move. Inter have offered £6m.

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Chelsea shortlist revealed

Wednesday 15 June 2022 21:14 , Alex Young

Chelsea have drawn up a list of strikers to replace Romelu Lukaku, reports the Telegraph.

With Inter Milan keen on bringing Lukaku back to the club, the Blues are weighing up moves for Raheem Sterling, Ousmane Dembele or Christopher Nkunku.

Gabriel Jesus has already been offered their way.

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Jesus agent lands in London

Wednesday 15 June 2022 20:59 , Alex Young

The agent of Gabriel Jesus has arrived in London.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who claim the Arsenal and Juventus target’s future is expected to be resolved sooner rather than later.

One to watch.

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Spurs turn to Saint-Maximin

Wednesday 15 June 2022 20:57 , Alex Young

Tottenham are lining up Newcastle’s Allan Saint Maximin as an alternative to Everton’s Richarlison.

That’s according to the Mirror, who claims transfer guru Fabio Paratici is a big fan of Saint-Maximin but is aware both players will cost north of £50m.

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Arsenal get Hickey boost

Wednesday 15 June 2022 19:43 , Alex Young

Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Aaron Hickey with Bologna accepting the defender may be sold this summer.

Sporting director Marco di Vaio said: "It could be, he is one of those we could sacrifice, but if we don’t receive adequate offers, he’ll likely stay for another year.

"We have a good potential to do well and earn more than 50 points. We must be good at financing new signings and finding new players. If we make the right moves, we'll be able to replace them and keep all the others."

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Everton join Eriksen race

Wednesday 15 June 2022 19:10 , Alex Young

Everton have joined the race to sign Christian Eriksen, reports the Mail.

Manchester United have already made the Dane a contract offer, while Brentford are desperate to keep the player they brought back to the Premier League.

Tottenham are also interested, and now Everton have thrown their hat into the ring.

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Dani Alves leaves Barca again

Wednesday 15 June 2022 18:43 , Alex Young

Dani Alves has confirmed he is leaving Barcelona for the second time.

He returned during the season and made 14 Liga appearances under head coach Xavi.

He wrote on Instagram: Dear Culés. Now it's time for us to say goodbye. It was more than 8 years dedicated to this club, to these colours.

“But like everything in life, the years go by, the paths are diverted and the stories are written for some time in different places. And so it was."

Asensio makes Arsenal decision

Wednesday 15 June 2022 18:11 , Alex Young

Marco Asensio is ready to snub interest from Arsenal, according to Marca.

The midfielder is in a dispute over his contract at Real Madrid and has just a year left heading into the summer.

He would prefer to extend for the right money, but if he doesn't then a move to Arsenal is not on the agenda.

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Pogba closes in on Juventus return

Wednesday 15 June 2022 17:52 , Matt Verri

Paul Pogba has reached a verbal agreement with Juventus to rejoin the Italian side.

Ten years on from when he first joined Juventus on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United, the Frenchman is on the verge of doing so for a second time.

There has also been interest from PSG, among other clubs, but the Guardian report that Pogba’s move to Juventus is set to be made official at the start of July.

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Villarreal not in talks for Lo Celso

Wednesday 15 June 2022 17:34 , Matt Verri

Tottenham are expected to try and find a permanent buyer for Giovani Lo Celso.

The 26-year-old joined Villarreal on loan in January and while the club’s CEO Fernando Roig Negueroles has confirmed they are keen to bring Lo Celso back to Spain, no progress on that front has yet been made.

“Lo Celso is a player who has been happy here and has made us happy, so we would like to continue together”, Negueroles told Radio Vila-real.

“He’s a Tottenham player and it is a very complicated operation as of now - we’re not even in talks.”

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Januzaj available on free transfer

Wednesday 15 June 2022 17:18 , Matt Verri

Adnan Januzaj will hope to find a new club this summer, as he leaves Real Sociedad when his contract expires.

The former Manchester United man will be without a team when he leaves the Spanish side and he could reunite with David Moyes once again.

Januzaj, who played under Moyes at both United and Sunderland, is being considered by West Ham, according to Diario de Sevilla.

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Bazunu close to Southampton move

Wednesday 15 June 2022 16:50 , Matt Verri

Southampton are on the verge of completing the signing of Manchester City goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.

The 20-year-old spent last season out on loan at Portsmouth and has already been capped ten times by the Republic of Ireland.

He is set to join the Saints for £12million, with the fee potentially rising to £15m with add-ons. Bazaunu’s medical is set to take place later today.

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Bennacer linked with Man United move

Wednesday 15 June 2022 16:26 , Matt Verri

Ismael Bennacer is the latest midfielder linked with a potential move to Manchester United.

Frenkie de Jong remains a major target for Erik ten Hag but according to reports in Algeria, Bennacer is also on United’s watchlist.

The Algerian has only one year left on his contract at AC Milan and while the Serie A club would want in the region of £43million, they may have to accept significantly less unless they risk losing the 24-year-old for free next summer.

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Nunez plans Suarez chat

Wednesday 15 June 2022 15:59 , Matt Verri

Darwin Nunez is set to seek advice from compatriot Luis Suarez after sealing his high-profile transfer to Liverpool.

In his first interview with Liverpool’s official website, Nunez revealed he has yet to speak to Reds great Suarez about what to expect at Anfield, but plans to catch up with his fellow Uruguayan and international team-mate very soon for support and guidance.

“I’ve not had a chance to be in touch with him just yet,” Nunez said. “But I’m sure when everything comes out on social media, I’ll give him a call or I’ll send him a photo that I’ve taken where he’s there in the background in a picture.

Read more on that here!

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Barcelona confident over Gavi deal

Wednesday 15 June 2022 15:41 , Matt Verri

Barcelona believe Gavi will sign a new contract at the Nou Camp.

The teenage midfielder has been linked with a move to Liverpool, as negotations with Barcelona up to this point have failed to lead to a new deal.

But Fabrizio Romano reports that the La Liga side are increasingly Gavi will commit his future to the club, with a five-year contract set to have a €1billion release clause.

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Bid for Vitinha confirmed

Wednesday 15 June 2022 15:15 , Matt Verri

Porto have rejected a transfer bid for Arsenal target Vitinha, club president Pinto da Costa has confirmed.

The Portuguese midfielder has a £35million release clause in his contract amid interest from the Gunners, Manchester United and Barcelona.

It was reported this week by Record that the Gunners are the only club willing to meet that demand, before Da Costa admitted an offer had landed from an unnamed club below the asking price.

“There was a concrete offer, of considerable value, for Vitinha that we did not accept,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

Click here for more on that!

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De Jong discusses future...

Wednesday 15 June 2022 14:58 , Matt Verri

Torreira’s move to Fiorentina falls through

Wednesday 15 June 2022 14:45 , Matt Verri

Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira has been left in limbo after Fiorentina pulled the plug on a move for the midfielder, writes Simon Collings.

Torreira spent last season on loan at the Italian club and they had the option to make the deal permanent this summer for a fee of €15million (£13m).

Fiorentina refused to pay that price, however, and had been hoping to sign the Uruguayan for less.

A deal has now collapsed and Torreira has been left with an uncertain future at Arsenal with only a year remaining on his contract.

Read the full story here

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Lewandowski would be ‘perfect’ for Chelsea

Wednesday 15 June 2022 14:20 , Matt Verri

Shaun Wright-Phillips has urged Chelsea to make a move for Robert Lewandowski this summer if Romelu Lukaku leaves Stamford Bridge.

The Bayern Munich striker has his heart set on joining Barcelona but Wright-Phillips is keen for his former club to make a move for the 33-year-old.

“Robert Lewandowski would be the perfect replacement for Romelu Lukaku if Lukaku does leave,” Wright-Phillips told Genting Casino.

“No matter what team he plays in, he always scores goals. Chelsea would just have to make sure they play to his strengths.”

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LaLiga seek PSG and Man City punishment

Wednesday 15 June 2022 14:07 , Matt Verri

LaLiga have filed a complaint to UEFA over alleged Financial Fair Play violations by Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

The two clubs have spent heavily in recent years, enjoying great domestic success as a result, but have not received Champions League bans from any FFP checks.

City were initially suspended after a UEFA investigation only to successfully appeal that part of the verdict at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the summer of 2020.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas said last month the league would take legal action against the French club after Kylian Mbappe snubbed a widely-tipped move to Real Madrid at the 11th hour and renewed his contract with PSG until 2025.

Click here for the full story on that

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Forest consider move for Dean Henderson

Wednesday 15 June 2022 13:50 , Matt Verri

Dean Henderson appears likely to leave Manchester United this summer as he goes in search of first-team football.

The 25-year-old was unable to get ahead of David de Gea in the pecking order and his time at Old Trafford could well be coming to an end in the weeks ahead.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign the goalkeeper, on a loan with an option to buy for £20million.

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Keeley set for Tottenham move

Wednesday 15 June 2022 13:33 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have agreed to sign Republic of Ireland Under-19 goalkeeper Josh Keeley.

Keeley, who reportedly had trials with a number of other Premier League clubs, is set to join Spurs this summer, though he will not immediately be part of Antonio Conte’s first-team squad.

The teenager made his senior debut for Irish side St Patrick’s Athletic in the FAI Cup in July last year before a sole senior league start against Finn Harps in November.

Read the full story here

Lukaku could make Inter return

Wednesday 15 June 2022 13:20 , Matt Verri

It’s been a frustrating first season back in the Premier League for Romelu Lukaku and there may be no second campaign.

Inter Milan are keen to bring the Belgian back to Italy and, according to the Telegraph, talks have begun with Chelsea about a potential move.

It would be a loan deal and Lukaku would have to take a wage cut for any agreement to be reached.

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Klopp calls for patience with Darwin

Wednesday 15 June 2022 13:06 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool need to be patient with Darwin Nunez after his big-money move to Anfield.

The 22-year-old was officially unveiled yesterday after signing for a fee that could rise to £85m.

“It’s important we all recognise we are getting a ‘work in progress’ with Darwin,” Klopp said.

“He recognises that himself, for sure. I love how much focus and humility he has.

“We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now. So there is no pressure on him at all. He signs for a very long time and we intend to nurture his talent and see it grow.

Click here for Klopp’s full comments

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Hammers set for first signing of window

Wednesday 15 June 2022 12:53 , Matt Verri

Nayef Aguerd is set to undergo a medical at West Ham as David Moyes closes in on his first signing of the summer, writes Malik Ouzia.

The Rennes defender had been away on international duty with Morocco over the past fortnight but has now travelled to London and could even be formally unveiled as a West Ham player by the end of the week.

It is understood the Hammers will pay an initial fee of more than £20million, which could rise significantly if add-on clauses are met.

Click here for the full story

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Milan consider swoop for Asensio

Wednesday 15 June 2022 12:40 , Matt Verri

AC Milan have opened talks over a move for Marco Asensio with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

Corriere dello Sport detail two stumbling blocks for the Rossoneri’s transfer after Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti gave the green light to the move.

Firstly, Asensio’s wage demands of £115,000-a-week will be tough for Milan to meet, while competition from Arsenal is another factor.

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Kounde to Chelsea still on

Wednesday 15 June 2022 12:27 , Matt Verri

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde’s proposed transfer to Chelsea should not be hampered by the fact that he underwent surgery yesterday, writes Simon Collings.

Kounde had an operation on his groin on Tuesday after coming off at half-time during France’s Nations League defeat by Croatia in Paris.

The surgery, however, was understood to be pre-planned as the defender has been managing an ongoing issue.

It is hoped Kounde could make a full recovery within a month or so and the injury is not expected to impact a potential switch to Chelsea.

Click here for the full story on that

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Juventus keen on Jesus

Wednesday 15 June 2022 12:13 , Matt Verri

Juventus have entered the race to sign Gabriel Jesus.

The Manchester City striker is out of contract next year and is reportedly available for £45million.

Arsenal and Chelsea are battling for the forward, along with Real Madrid, and now Rai Sport in Italy add Juve’s name to the list.

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Dembele to make Chelsea decision

Wednesday 15 June 2022 12:02 , Marc Mayo

Ousmane Dembele will make a final decision on his future when he returns from his holiday.

Talks with Barcelona have reportedly collapsed in recent weeks ahead of his contract expiring.

Sport report on talks between Dembele and Europe’s top clubs, most notably Chelsea and also Paris Saint-Germain.

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Vitinha emerges as major Arsenal target

Wednesday 15 June 2022 11:56 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are preparing to pay Vitinha’s £35million release clause to beat Manchester United to the Portuguese midfielder.

Record claim that the Gunners have joined United and Barcelona in the race for the Porto star - and they are happy to meet his club’s demands for a summer transfer.

Arsenal are still yet to complete a deal this summer amid interest in the likes of Raphinha, Christopher Nkunku and Marco Asensio.

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Djed Spence transfer update

Wednesday 15 June 2022 11:41 , George Flood

There is still nothing concrete on Djed Spence’s future, reports Simon Collings.

Tottenham are still keen on the Middlesbrough full-back and he is eager for that move, but plenty of other clubs remain interested, such as Borussia Dortmund and Roma.

Spence is on holiday now after a long season that included promotion to the Premier League on loan at Nottingham Forest and culminated on England Under-21 duty.

Things could move on in the coming days.

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PSG consider Arsenal defender

Wednesday 15 June 2022 11:01 , Marc Mayo

Paris Saint-Germain will turn their attention to Arsenal defender Gabriel if they cannot secure a deal for Inter Milan’s Skriniar.

TMW report on Les Parisiens being at an impasse with Inter, who want £61million for the centre-back.

PSG are planning to offer £43.5m to gauge the Italian club’s interest in coming down in the demands.

If that does not work, Gabriel or Tottenham target Pau Torres, of Villarreal, will be their alternative targets.

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Kounde injury update

Wednesday 15 June 2022 10:46 , Marc Mayo

More on Jules Kounde’s injury issues.

The surprise news earlier in the week that he requires surgery is to fix, as reported by L'Equipe, a hamstring issue in his left leg.

After the operation, he will be back in a few weeks and ready for pre-season - with Chelsea ready to seal the deal early next month.

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Marquinhos could be ‘shrewd’ business

Wednesday 15 June 2022 10:28 , Marc Mayo

New Arsenal signing Marquinhos has potential - but will not solve any immediate problems, South American football expert Tim Vickery has claimed.

He told talkSPORT: “He had some injuries, and the team wasn’t doing very well. Hernan Crespo, the former Chelsea player, lost his job at Sao Paulo, so he has since been a bit-part player for them.

“So Arsenal are buying this one, much more on promise, than reality.

“He is not a player that is going to solve Arsenal’s problems immediately, but for the long-term. If he lives up to Gabriel Martinelli – it will be a shrewd piece of business.”

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Man United set to bid for Neves

Wednesday 15 June 2022 10:21 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are set to miss out on the signing of Ruben Neves with Manchester United ready to bid for the midfielder.

A fee as high as £70m has been discussed for the Wolves star.

And United will proceed with their interest when the Molineux side sign Palhinha to replace Neves, as reported by 90min.

Redknapp expects Richarlison sale

Wednesday 15 June 2022 10:10 , Marc Mayo

Frank Lampard will have to sell Richarlison to build his Everton squad after last season’s relegation battle.

Harry Redknapp, the Toffees boss’ uncle, has admitted that they may have to take a step back to take two forward amid interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.

He told talkSPORT: “If Frank has no money to spend, he is going to have to sell. Sometimes you have to sell your best player to try and get two or three in.

“He needs to strengthen that team. That team that Everton have got at the moment, they are going to struggle.

“I am desperate for them to do well, I kicked every ball with Frank this season, but I think they are going to be struggling again.”

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Napoli target Chelsea starlet

Wednesday 15 June 2022 09:55 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea striker Armando Broja is being chased by Serie A side Napoli.

According to Il Mattino, the striker is valued at £25m by the Blues after his loan spell at Southampton.

Napoli are strongly considering paying for the Albanian youngster and believe he would go well alongside Victor Osimhen, who is a target for Arsenal.

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Marco Asensio latest

Wednesday 15 June 2022 09:35 , Marc Mayo

Real Madrid will sit down to negotiate a new contract with Marco Asensio amid interest from Arsenal, AC Milan, Manchester United and Newcastle.

A fee of around £35m will be asked for by Los Blancos if they cannot agree a new deal with the Spaniard, who has a year left on his contractas things stand.

A wage increase is important to Asensio, according to Marca, as he currently earns only around £60,000-a-week - low by Madrid standards.

And first-team football is also of high importance to the winger as he looks to secure a spot in Spain’s World Cup squad.

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Torreira at an impasse

Wednesday 15 June 2022 09:19 , Marc Mayo

Lucas Torreira’s move to Fiorentina has collapsed.

TMW detail the reason behind the Italian club’s failure to make the loan move permanent as their lower bid compared to what Arsenal and Torreira’s agent demanded.

Fiorentina did hold a purchase clause on the midfielder, which expired at the end of last month.

Potential Lukaku breakthrough

Wednesday 15 June 2022 08:57 , Marc Mayo

Over at La Gazzetta dello Sport, they report on Romelu Lukaku’s potential loan move to Inter Milan picking up pace.

Chelsea bosses Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel heard from the Belgian yesterday as he pushed for an exit and the Blues would land Denzel Dumfries in return.

Although two different operations, the deals would effectively run side by side - right wing-back Dumfries valued at £21m by Chelsea as Inter ask for £35m.

However, a breakthrough could come in the Premier League side accepting a smaller loan fee for Lukaku than the initial £21m demands if they land the Dutchman as part of his loan exit.

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Another signing for Spurs

Wednesday 15 June 2022 08:37 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham have secured their latest signing, according to football.london.

Republic of Ireland U19 goalkeeper Josh Keeley has agreed to sign from St Patrick’s Athletic to bolster Antonio Conte’s squad.

Keeley is yet to start a senior game in Irish football but is said to be highly-rated as one for the future.

Why did Arsenal miss out on Bissouma?

Wednesday 15 June 2022 08:18 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have missed out on Yves Bissouma after it was reported yesterday that he has agreed a £25million move to Tottenham.

It will be interesting to see if it emerges why the Gunners did not compete for the Brighton midfielder, given their previous interest and the rumours he would cost upwards of £50m.

Manchester United also monitored Bissouma - but he is now set for a medical on Thursday with a five-year deal at Spurs.

Read the full story.

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Richarlison ‘snubs Arsenal for Chelsea or Spurs'

Wednesday 15 June 2022 08:04 , George Flood

It looks like bad news for Arsenal on the Richarlison front.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for Everton’s wantaway Brazilian star as Mikel Arteta seeks to significantly bolster his attacking ranks after missing out on Champions League qualification.

However, Chelsea and Tottenham are also said to be admirers of Richarlison, with UOL in Brazil now reporting that the 25-year-old forward would prefer a move to one of that duo.

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Chelsea eye Strakosha as Kepa replacement

Wednesday 15 June 2022 07:24 , George Flood

Chelsea are reportedly looking at signing goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

The former Lazio stopper is currently a free agent and was also being eyed by newly-promoted Fulham before they switched their focus to Arsenal’s Bernd Leno, claim the Daily Mail.

However, the Albanian international could instead end up at Stamford Bridge this summer as cover for first-choice Edouard Mendy, in case current deputy Kepa Arrizabalaga is allowed to depart on loan.

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De Jong ‘flattered’ by Man United interest

Wednesday 15 June 2022 07:05 , George Flood

Frenkie de Jong has spoken out over his future amid sustained interest from Manchester United.

United are thought to have opened formal talks with Barcelona last week over a potential summer transfer for the Dutch midfielder, a top target for new manager Erik ten Hag.

However, progress has been slow and while De Jong insists he is flattered to be linked with Old Trafford, he insists he is content to stay in Catalonia if necessary.

“You’re always flattered when teams show interest in you, but I am at the biggest club in the world at the moment and I feel fine there... so no news,” he said after another last-gasp Netherlands win over Wales in the Nations League last night.

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Spurs rival Arsenal for Raphinha

Wednesday 15 June 2022 07:00 , Alex Young

Arsenal’s interest in a player could be threatened by Tottenham again, according to reports.

Leeds star Raphinha is of interest to the Gunners this summer but The Athletic claim Spurs could rival them on that front, plus offer the extra allure of playing Champions League football.

Antonio Conte is not messing around.

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Arsenal in fresh talks over Jesus

Wednesday 15 June 2022 06:30 , Alex Young

Calciomercato claim Gabriel Jesus’ agent is in the UK and will visit Arsenal for talks.

They say that, despite Juventus being keen, it is Mikel Arteta’s side who are favourites for the Manchester City star.

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ICMYI: Tuchel speaks to Dembele

Wednesday 15 June 2022 06:00 , Alex Young

According to BarcaTimes, Thomas Tuchel has spoken to Ousmane Dembele over a potential move to Chelsea, stressing the importance could play in his team.

The two worked together at Borussia Dortmund until the Frenchman joined Barcelona in the summer of 2017, the club he is now set to leave on a free transfer.

Both Chelsea and PSG have been linked with moves, though Tuchel’s side are said to be favourites to land him.

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Tottenham to beat Man United to Eriksen

Wednesday 15 June 2022 05:30 , Alex Young

Tottenham have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Christian Eriksen with the player keen to remain in London.

That is according to football.london, who add that Antonio Conte is keen to work with the player again after their time with Inter Milan.

Manchester United have made a bid for Eriksen, but he could snub their interest in favour of staying in the capital.

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ICYMI: Liverpool sign Darwin Nunez

Wednesday 15 June 2022 05:00 , Alex Young

Liverpool have signed Darwin Nunez on a deal potentially worth a club-record £85illion.

The striker arrives from Benfica in a deal worth an initial £65m, with very achievable add-ons that could take the deal to £85m. Manchester United had made Nunez one of their key targets but the Reds were in pole position after firming up their interest.

Nunez will wear the no27 shirt number and has signed a six-year deal.

Read more here.

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Jesus ‘wants to join Arsenal'

Tuesday 14 June 2022 23:26 , Alex Young

Gabriel Jesus is ready to turn his back on Champions League football and sign for Arsenal.

That's according to Kevin Campbell, who told Highbury Squad: “Jesus can go and play Champions League football. But he wants to come to Arsenal.

“One, because he knows the manager, two, because he knows the system and three, which is the most important thing, he wants to be the main man.”

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Chelsea want Kepa replacement

Tuesday 14 June 2022 22:45 , Alex Young

Chelsea are reportedly weighinh up a move for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha this summer.

Fabrizio Romano claims the Blues could line up a free transfer for the 27-year-old, with his contract set to expire.

Strakosha would serve as replacement to Kepa Arizabalaga is could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

ICYMI: Tottenham beat Arsenal to Bissouma

Tuesday 14 June 2022 22:13 , Alex Young

Both Manchester United and Arsenal held an interest in signing Yves Bissouma prior to Tottenham agreeing a £25m fee with Brighton, writes Simon Collings.

The Premier League giants are both understood to have cast keen eyes over the midfielder, but Spurs are closing in with a medical booked for Thursday.

You can read the latest here.

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Spurs line up Destiny

Tuesday 14 June 2022 20:54 , Alex Young

Sky Sports Italia report on a meeting between Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici and Destiny Udogie’s agents in recent days.

The Udinese winger, 19, is said to be a target for Spurs and Juventus with Udogie’s camp attempting to lower his price tag to push through a deal.

The Serie A side want around £17million for Udogie, and Paratici has contacted the Zebrette to register Tottenham’s interest.

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Torreira heading back to Arsenal

Tuesday 14 June 2022 19:49 , Alex Young

Lucas Torreira has failed to agree a permanent move to Fiorentina and will now return to Arsenal.

According to reports, the Serie A side were unwilling to pay more than £6m for the player who has one year to run on his contract.

More on Darwin Nunez

Tuesday 14 June 2022 19:10 , Alex Young

Liverpool have signed Darwin Nunez on a deal potentially worth a club-record £85illion.

The striker arrives from Benfica in a deal worth an initial £65m, with very achievable add-ons that could take the deal to £85m. Manchester United had made Nunez one of their key targets but the Reds were in pole position after firming up their interest.

Nunez will wear the no27 shirt number and has signed a six-year deal.

“I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Liverpool. It’s a massive club,” Nunez said.

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Read the full story here.

Done deal! Liverpool sign Darwin Nunez

Tuesday 14 June 2022 18:58 , Alex Young

Here he is! Liverpool have signed Darwin Nunez on a deal potentially worth a club-record £85million.

Here we (nearly) go

Tuesday 14 June 2022 18:55 , Alex Young

Darwin Nunez is imminent.

Chelsea to be offered Dest

Tuesday 14 June 2022 18:50 , Alex Young

Barcelona will offer Chelsea the chance to sign Sergino Dest as part of an exchange deal for Marcos Alonso, according to 90min.

Alonso is keen to join Barcelona and the Catalan club hope offering the USA international as part of the deal will force the Blues’ hand.

Richarlison favours Spurs and Chelsea

Tuesday 14 June 2022 18:27 , Alex Young

Everton star Richarlison has decided he wants to join Chelsea or Tottenham, according to UOL.

The Brazilian is expected to be sold this summer and the striker feels a move to a Champions League club over the likes of Arsenal will boost his chances of playing at the World Cup in November.

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Pogba agrees Juve move

Tuesday 14 June 2022 18:19 , Alex Young

Paul Pogba has agreed a move to Juventus on a free transfer, according to reports in Italy.

The midfielder was expected to complete a second transfer to the Old Lady after finalising a second exit from Manchester United.

The Bosman move will become official on July 1.

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Clarke-Salter to QPR

Tuesday 14 June 2022 17:44 , Alex Young

Jake Clarke-Salter has agreed to join QPR after leaving Chelsea and will undergo a medical this week, reports The Sun.

Coventry, Sheff United and Blackburn were all interested but manager Michael Beale used his academy connections to seal the deal.

Real Madrid battle Liverpool for Bellingham

Tuesday 14 June 2022 17:22 , Matt Verri

Real Madrid have opened talks with Borussia Dortmund over Jude Bellingham, according to reports in Spain.

Pacojo report that a deal worth around €90million could be in the offing.

Liverpool are also interested, those it remains to be seen if the Reds will be spurred into action.

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Gabriel Jesus: Arsenal deal could be done soon

Tuesday 14 June 2022 16:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Calciomercato claim Gabriel Jesus’ agent is in the UK and will visit Arsenal for talks.

They say that, despite Juventus being keen, it is Mikel Arteta’s side who are favourites for the Manchester City star.

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Harry Kane’s message to Tottenham fans

Tuesday 14 June 2022 16:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Harry Kane has given the clearest indication yet he will STAY at Tottenham.

Antonio Conte’s appointment proved a transformative moment, however, and it is understood that Kane is now open to the prospect of signing a new contract at Spurs.

“First and foremost I am looking forward to getting away,” the England captain said, when asked about what is set to be a far more tranquil summer than the last.

“The plan is for me to head back around July 8 and head to [South] Korea with the boys [for Tottenham’s pre-season tour], and look forward to another season.

“I got on really well with Antonio in the time that he was there and I am looking forward to next season and what’s to come.”

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Thomas Tuchel’s message to Ousmane Dembele

Tuesday 14 June 2022 16:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to BarcaTimes, Thomas Tuchel has spoken to Ousmane Dembel over a potential move to Chelsea, stressing the importance could play in his team.

The two worked together at Borussia Dortmund until the Frenchman joined Barcelona in the summer of 2017, the club he is now set to leave on a free transfer.

Both Chelsea and PSG have been linked with moves, though Tuchel’s side are said to be favourites to land him.

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West Ham make offer to Adnan Januzaj

Tuesday 14 June 2022 15:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham have reportedly made an approach to Adnan Januzaj.

The forward, who emerged under David Moyes at Manchester United, will leave Real Sociedad on a free transfer at the end of the month and is said to be in-demand.

Diario de Sevilla claim Moyes is keen to reunite and West Ham will likely approach the player this summer.

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Marquinhos: Who is Arsenal’s latest signing?

Tuesday 14 June 2022 15:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal have completed their first signing of the summer by bringing in Brazilian teenager Marquinhos.

Gunners fans had been hoping that another Brazilian would be the first player through the door, given their long-term interest in Gabriel Jesus, but Marquinhos is still an exciting arrival.

The 19-year-old is viewed as one for the future and will hope to replicate Gabriel Martinelli’s rapid rise since he moved to England.

Little is known about Marquinhos at the moment, but the winger will hope that changes over the course of the next few years.

Here, Standard Sport takes a look at what Arsenal have got after splashing out £3million on their latest signing…

Read the latest from Simon Collings here.

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Tottenham enter race to sign Leeds star Raphinha

Tuesday 14 June 2022 15:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal’s interest in a player could be threatened by Tottenham AGAIN!

Leeds star Raphinha is of interest to the Gunners this summer but The Athletic now claim Spurs could rival them on that front, plus offer the extra allure of playing Champions League football.

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Done deal! Nemanja Matic joins Roma

Tuesday 14 June 2022 15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfieler Nemanja Matic has joined AS Roma, linking up with Jose Mourinho once more.

The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal in the Italian capital.

“The enthusiasm he showed at the prospect of joining our project was hugely encouraging,” said Tiago Pinto.

“I am sure that will serve as a starting point for a very productive journey for all of us.

“Nemanja brings with him to Roma, not just a lot of quality on the pitch, but the vast experience he has gained from so many seasons in the Premier League and a focus and mentality that has consistently set him apart throughout his career.”

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Christian Eriksen: Manchester United make offer for Brentford star

Tuesday 14 June 2022 14:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brentford’s chances of keeping a hold of Christian Eriksen look slim.

The Athletic claim Manchester United hace made an offer for the Danish international, who has also been touted as a target for Tottenham.

On a free transfer, the 30-year-old is likely to have plenty of options and has spoken of his desire to return to the Champions League.

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Gabriel Martinelli sends a message to Arsenal’s new signing

Tuesday 14 June 2022 14:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gabriel Martinelli welcomed Arsenal’s new signing Marquinhos to the club as the Brazilian youngster follows in his footsteps.

There are some remarkable similarities between the two attackers as Martinelli, 20, arrived in 2019 a little-known striker from South American side Ituano.

On Monday, the Gunners confirmed Marquinhos’ capture from Sao Paulo for a £3million fee.

Following the news, Martinelli posted on Instagram: “Welcome brother, we are together.”

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Crystal Palace and Brighton in transfer battle

Tuesday 14 June 2022 14:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

Portuguese outlet Jornal de Noticias claims Crystal Palace and Brighton are battling for Zaidu Sanusi.

The Porto star was linked with Tottenham during the January transfer window and helped his side win their League title, scoring the winning goal in the process.

Able to operate at either left-back or left wing-back, the two rivals are said to be going head-to-head to land the 25-year-old.

Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea striker desperate to return to Inter Milan

Tuesday 14 June 2022 13:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Few will need reminding of Romelu Lukaku’s struggles at Chelsea during his second stint at the club.

Keen on a move back to Inter Milan, Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Belgian is ready to beg the Blues to let him leave, although Inter’s financial situation make a deal hard to afford from their perspective.

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Djed Spence: Tottenham transfer star’s first choice

Tuesday 14 June 2022 13:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to The Athletic, Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence is keen on a move to Tottenham above all else this summer.

Nottingham Forest, where he spent last season on loan, have been linked with another move for the defender, along with Arsenal.

It is Spurs, however, who Spence sees his future with.

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What West Ham need this summer

Tuesday 14 June 2022 13:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes is planning a significant overhaul this summer as the West Ham manager looks to add to the squad ahead of a return to European competition.

The hectic schedule amassed during last season’s run to the Europa League semi-finals caught up with a group of players who saw only Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma arrive to bolster Moyes’ genuine first-team options, with Nikola Vlasic serving as a replacement for Jesse Lingard, while Alphonse Areola and Alex Kral acted as back-ups.

Having come so close to continental glory last time out, the Europa Conference League offers an even better chance of success.

Moyes has already talked of the importance of the competition and some wise investments could help his team balance those commitments all while continuing to challenge in the upper echelons of the Premier League.

Here’s what a perfect window would look like for West Ham...

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Victor Osimhen: Napoli striker breaks silence on future amid Arsenal transfer links

Tuesday 14 June 2022 12:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for Napoli and Nigeria star Victor Osimhen.

Speaking to Italian outlet TuttoSport, striker confirmed there was trasnfer interest from both Spain and England: “My future? I know there are many voices that would like me in Spain or England, but I don’t think it’s the right time to talk about it now that I’m with the national team.”

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Tchoumaeni arrives

Tuesday 14 June 2022 12:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

The biggest deal of the summer so far, here’s what the new Real Madrid midfielder had to say:

CONFIRMED: Vincent Kompany appointed at Burnley!

Tuesday 14 June 2022 12:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Quite the risk for the Manchester City legend...

Tottenham transfer latest: Djed Spence and Richarlison updates

Tuesday 14 June 2022 12:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Djed Spence is Tottenham’s top target at right wing-back this summer and a deal could be pushed through now the Middlesbrough full-back is through with international duty, writes Simon Collings.

Spurs are also fans of Everton Richarlison, although that inerest is yet to be firmed up.

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Jules Kounde: Big blow for Chelsea FC

Tuesday 14 June 2022 11:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jules Kounde was expected to become the first signing of the Todd Boehly era, replacing Antonio Rudiger.

A target in the summer of 2021, it seemed only a matter of time before the Frenchman moved to Stamford Bridge.

Still, the defender picked up an injury on Monday night as the world champions lost to Croatia in the Nations League and could be ruled out until NEXT season, potetnially throwing a deal into doubt.

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Fulham could beat Nottingham Forest to Neco Williams

Tuesday 14 June 2022 11:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Football League World claim Fulham are leading Nottingham Forest to sign Neco Williams this summer.

The Wales international enjoyed a productive loan spell at Craven Cottage, helping them win promotion to the Premier League.

Forest are reportedly keen to replace Djed Spence with the Welshman, although Fulham are now said to be frontrunners.

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Yves Bissouma to Tottenham: Arsenal and Manchester United held an interest

Tuesday 14 June 2022 11:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Both Manchester United and Arsenal held an interest in signing Yves Bissouma prior to the latest developments at Tottenham, writes Simon Collings.

The Premier League giants are both understood to have cast keen eyes over the midfielder, but Spurs are closing in.

You can read the latest here.

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Crystal Palace transfer news: Fabrizio Romano reveals battle with Manchester United

Tuesday 14 June 2022 11:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Noted transfer insider Fabrizio Romano claims Manchester United and Crystal Palace are leading the race to sign Derby County youngster, Malcolm Ebiowei.

Christian Eriksen: Tottenham and Manchester United favourites to land Brentford star

Tuesday 14 June 2022 10:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Christian Eriksen has to be one of the most in-demand free agents on the market this summer.

After proving himself at the top level once more following a move to Brentford, the Danish international has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham, as well as Newcastle.

The Northern Echo claim Newcastle, despite their wealth, know they will have to outbid both Spurs and the Manchester giants in order to tempt him to St James’ Park, with those two clubs thought to be favourites.

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Yves Bissouma to Tottenham: The latest

Tuesday 14 June 2022 10:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham are closing in on a deal for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma after agreeing to pay a fee in the region of £25million for him.

Bissouma has just 12 months to run on his current contract and Brighton are ready to cash in this summer instead of losing him for free in a year.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte has made signing a midfielder one of his key targets this summer and a deal for Bissouma could be wrapped up this week.

Tottenham have agreed to pay Brighton around £25m for the 25-year-old and personal terms are not expected to be an issue.

Bissouma has impressed for Brighton in recent seasons, with both Arsenal and Manchester United two other clubs to have scouted him.

Tottenham, however, have made their interest concrete and the Mali international is set to become their third summer signing, after goalkeeper Fraser Forster and wing-back Ivan Perisic arrived on free transfers.

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West Ham winning race for Alphonse Areola

Tuesday 14 June 2022 10:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Standard Sport understand Fulham also expressed an interest in bringing Alphonse Areola back to Craven Cottage after his loan spell at the club during their last Premier League campaign.

West Ham, however, are the frontrunners to sign the Frenchman following his loan stint in east London last season.

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Newcastle enter race for Arsenal’s Bernd Leno

Tuesday 14 June 2022 10:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

On Monday, the agent of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno confirmed Fulham were one of a few clubs keen on a move for his client.

Now, 90 Min suggest money-bags Newcastle are also eager to sign the stopper, having called an end to their pursuit of Manchester United’s Dean Henderson.

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Paratici meets with Udogie’s agent

Tuesday 14 June 2022 10:00 , Marc Mayo

Sky Sports Italia report on a meeting between Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici and Destiny Udogie’s agents in recent days.

The Udinese winger, 19, is said to be a target for Spurs and Juventus with Udogie’s camp attempting to lower his price tag to push through a deal.

The Serie A side want around £17million for Udogie, and Paratici has contacted the Zebrette to register Tottenham’s interest.

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Arsenal offered Neto

Tuesday 14 June 2022 09:45 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto has offered himself to Arsenal.

With Bernd Leno set to leave the club, there could be a vacancy in the Gunners squad although Matt Turner has been signed to cross over from MLS.

Spanish daily Sport reveal that Neto is highly likely to leave Barcelona one way or another, with Valencia and Villarreal options.

New Arsenal signing won’t forget his roots

Tuesday 14 June 2022 09:26 , Marc Mayo

Marquinhos has posted to his Instagram a clip in tribute to his former club, Sao Paulo.

“I will never stop being MADE IN COTIA,” he wrote ahead of moving to Arsenal.

Tottenham agree Bissouma fee

Tuesday 14 June 2022 09:09 , Marc Mayo

A big deal in the offing as The Times report on Spurs agreeing a £25million fee with Brighton to sign Yves Bissouma.

The Mali midfielder, previously a big target for Arsenal, is entering the final year of his contract.

Spurs are said to be confident of agreeing personal terms ahead of a possible medical this week for what would be their third signing of the summer.

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Richarlison prefers Tottenham or Chelsea

Tuesday 14 June 2022 09:03 , Marc Mayo

A move to Real Madrid or Arsenal is not on Richarlison’s agenda as he looks to step up from Everton.

Brazilian outlet UOL claim that the striker does not see himself becoming a regular at the Bernabeu given the prevelance of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr.

Arsenal are said to not be of interest to the player even though he prefers to stay in England.

Tottenham and Chelsea therefore lead the way, the Blues particularly an option if they can shift Romelu Lukaku.

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Marquinhos deal a dream for Tuchel

Tuesday 14 June 2022 08:52 , Marc Mayo

Thomas Tuchel would “love” to sign PSG defender Marquinhos and reunite with the Brazilian this summer.

Football.london report on the German remaining a big fan of the centre-back as he looks to build his defence for the new campaign.

However, Tuchel is said to view any deal as highly unlikely - with PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe considered more viable.

Chelsea consider Ait-Nouri

Tuesday 14 June 2022 08:30 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are on the lookout for a new left-back this month ahead of selling Marcos Alonso.

Wolves defener Rayan Ait-Nouri has entered their radar, according to the Mail.

The 21-year-old is also being considered by Manchester City.

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Nkunku price set

Tuesday 14 June 2022 08:25 , Marc Mayo

RB Leipzig will demand £100million for France international Christopher Nkunku.

Manchester United and Arsenal are both said to be keen on the forward, along with Liverpool and former club Paris Saint-Germain.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are described by the Independent as less likely to bid after landing Darwin Nunez.

The report adds that Arsenal and PSG will both go to £100m if they truly want Nkunku, with Leipzig aiming to price clubs out of the deal and tie him down to a new contract.

De Ligt interest grows

Tuesday 14 June 2022 08:01 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea will face competition from Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelon and Manchester United for Matthijs de Ligt.

That is according to Corriere dello Sport, who report on the Dutchman’s contract talks with Juventus struggling.

De Ligt’s camp are attempting to lower his release clause from the £120million it will tick over to next season.

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Tottenham bid rejected for Udinese talent

Tuesday 14 June 2022 07:52 , Marc Mayo

Destiny Udogie may well be a name we are about to hear more of.

The Udinese winger, 19, has broken out in Serie A and attracted the interest of both Tottenham and Juventus.

However, Tuttosport report on the two clubs having bids knocked back for the Italian, who is under contract to 2026.

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Partey eyed by Juventus

Tuesday 14 June 2022 07:37 , Marc Mayo

Even with Paul Pogba set to arrive, Juventus are seeking further improvements to their midfield with a move for Thomas Partey.

If the Italian giants can shift Arthur Melo, Tuttosport claim they will focus their efforts on Ghana star Partey.

The newspaper even claims that the Gunners will accept a players-plus cash deal for Partey involving Arthur.

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Lukaku to make fresh Chelsea plea

Tuesday 14 June 2022 07:32 , Marc Mayo

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claim that Romelu Lukaku will today reiterate his desire to leave the club.

Inter Milan are monitoring the situation with a loan move considered their preferred route to re-signing the striker.

It is even being said that the Nerazzurri are ready to pay the £21million loan fee demanded by Chelsea.

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