The summer window is starting to hot up as clubs step up their efforts to sign and sell players.
The biggest deal of the window so far has seen Manchester United finally land long-time target Jadon Sancho in a deal worth £73million. The deal is expected to be finalised this move with a medical completed. Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga are also targets.
Chelsea also want to sign a superstar from Dortmund and are reportedly ready to bid £150m for Erling Haaland, looking to beat the fierce competition for a striker who is available for half that price next summer.
Tottenham’s transfer activity has stepped up a gear now Nuno Espirito Santo has been confirmed as their new manager. Danny Ings remains their priority signing with the club determined to keep Harry Kane. In defence, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jules Kounde are reported targets, with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar also of interest.
Manchester City are once again ready to splash the cash as they target huge deals for both Kane and Jack Grealish, though managing to prise the pair away from Tottenham and Aston Villa will prove difficult. Villa are confident of Grealish agreeing a new contract, while Spurs have repeatedly ruled out selling their prized asset.
Liverpool have been linked with Saul Niguez, Youri Tielemans and Nicolo Barella as well as a potential deal for Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches as they look to replace Gini Wijnaldum.
Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip below!
United close to agreeing personal terms with Varane
Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing personal terms with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Sky Sports claim United have held positive talks with representatives of Varane and, that once a final agreement is reached, they can wrap up a fee with Real.
Varane, who is in the final year of his contact at Real, is keen on a move to Old Trafford.
Madrid risk losing Varane for nothing if they do not sell the France international this summer.
Earlier today, it was reported that Kieran Trippier is confident a move to Manchester United will materialise this summer.
Broja signs new Chelsea contract
Chelsea youngster Armando Broja has agreed a new five-year contract with the club, according to the Athletic.
It is a huge boost for a player highly rated in west London.
Arsenal bid £34m for Locatelli
According to Sky Italia, Arsenal have lodged a bid worth £34.3m for Manuel Locatelli.
The player, who shined at Euro 2020 is, though, not convinced and would rather hold out for Juventus.
Sassuolo are aware of the player’s preference and are waiting on Juve to match Arsenal’s offer.
Liverpool fire sale
Liverpool are hoping to clear shop this summer in a bid to boost cash, reports the Express.
A number of fringe players are up for grabs, including Xherdan Shaqiri, Neco Williams, Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic, Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo, Ben Woodburn and Taiwo Awoniyi.
Arsenal lie in wait for Odegaard
Arsenal’s hopes of signing Martin Odegaard on a permanent basis have been handed a lifeline.
The Norwegian headed back to Real Madrid after his loan spell to start life under Carlo Ancelotti, determined to finally prove his worth in Spain.
However, The Athletic are reporting that Madrid are facing a wage budget cut of almost £150million, hastening their need to sell players and, along with the likes of Isco and Raphael Varane, Odegaard is reportedly one of those who they may have to move on.
Done deal! Giroud joins AC Milan
Olivier Giroud has left Chelsea for AC Milan in a deal worth up to £1.6m.
Confirmed: Arsenal to sign White
Arsenal are set to sign Brighton defender Ben White after agreeing a deal in principle for him worth £50million.
The Gunners have been chasing White all summer and failed with a bid of around £40m earlier on in the window.
A fee of £50m has now been agreed for White and the 23-year-old is set to sign for Arsenal later this month, or at the start of August at the latest.
The centre-back is currently on holiday after being with England at Euro 2020, but will sign upon his return.
Tottenham join Renato Sanches race
Tottenham really are ramping up their transfer activity, aren’t they.
The Lille midfielder impressed with Portugal at Euro 2020, attracting interest from Liverpool and, according to reports in Italy, Tottenham.
Sanches has been tipped to cost around £25m.
Barca desperate to get rid of Griezmann
Barcelona are desperate to get Antoine Griezmann off their wage bill, according to various reports, as they tie Lionel Messi down to a new contract and attempt to ease their financial woes.
Griezmann wants to see out the final three years of his Barca contract before a possible move to MLS, but the club want to change his mind.
A return to Atletico has been mooted, with Saul Niguez coming in the opposite direction, but Atleti fans are less than impressed given his flirting with Barca before eventually joining them.
Kane to skip training?
Tottenham striker Harry Kane could refuse to return to pre-season training in order to force a move to Manchester City, according to reports.
With Kane keen to leave Spurs this summer, and City showing interest, the Telegraph claim England players believe the striker will not report for training if chairman Daniel Levy stands firm over Kane’s future.