Transfer news LIVE! Scamacca to Arsenal as Chelsea target De Ligt deal

The summer transfer window reopens in just three days’ time as clubs in the Premier League and beyond bid to get plenty of early business over the line.

Arsenal are being strongly linked with Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca as well as Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, though face a fight from Manchester City to keep Bukayo Saka.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are trying to wrap up a deal for Scottish sensation Calvin Ramsay and have also entered the race to sign Leeds star Kalvin Phillips, with a further eye on Jude Bellingham.

Mo Salah – as well as Angel Di Maria – could be on his way to Barcelona, with Bayern Munich poised to bid again for top Robert Lewandowski replacement Sadio Mane.

Chelsea are reportedly on the trail of Matthijs de Ligt and Ousmane Dembele, while Manchester United have added Denzel Dumfries to an already extensive list of targets that includes Frenkie de Jong, Jurrien Timber and Darwin Nunez.

Gareth Bale and Paulo Dybala won’t be signing for Tottenham, while Steven Bergwijn has been urged to leave the club with the World Cup looming.

Check out the latest transfer news and gossip LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below!

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United in for Dumfries

Manchester United are keen on Inter Milan right-back Denzel Dumfries.

That is according to Calciomercato, with new United manager attracted by a defender who scored five goals and assisted seven more in his first season in Italy.

Dumfries joined from PSV in a deal worth around £12m last summer.

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Chelsea target De Ligt move

Chelsea are eyeing a huge summer move for Matthijs de Ligt, reports claim.

The Blues are prioritising defensive recruits in Todd Boehly’s first transfer window at the club, with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leaving on free transfers.

They could be followed by the likes of Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, with Thomas Tuchel desperate to bolster his backline and fast.

According to talkSPORT, Juventus centre-back De Ligt is now among their top targets, along with Jules Kounde at Sevilla.


Liverpool in negotiations over Phillips

Staying with Liverpool for a moment, it appears that the Reds have also entered the race for Kalvin Phillips.

Manchester City were already known to be targeting the Leeds star as part of a planned midfield revamp under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

However, Catalan publication Sport suggest that Liverpool have now accepted defeat in their pursuit of Barcelona starlet Gavi, who is due to sign a new contract at the Camp Nou with a bumper release clause.

They claim Jurgen Klopp has now swiftly turned his attentions to Phillips, with negotiations already underway with Leeds.

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Liverpool to seal Ramsay deal this week

Calvin Ramsay’s proposed move to Liverpool looks to be progressing.

The Reds have made an early move this summer to secure the future of the Scottish football sensation, who has already made quite an impact at Aberdeen.

The Times report that Liverpool want to tie up a £4m deal for Ramsay this week, with the 18-year-old full-back set to become Trent Alexander-Arnold’s understudy at Anfield.


Man City step up Saka pursuit

But Arsenal seem to be facing a fresh fight in their quest to keep hold of Bukayo Saka.

The Daily Mail report that Manchester City are stepping up their interest in the England winger and are closely monitoring his contract situation.

The same is also said to be true of Liverpool, with Saka only having two years left to run on his current deal at the Emirates.

Can Arsenal convince him to pen fresh terms and ward off these stories before the situation escalates? It’s certainly one to watch…

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‘Contact’ over Arsenal striker target Scamacca

Arsenal are firmly on the trail of Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca, reports suggest.

It was claimed in the Italian press last week that the Gunners had seen an initial offer for the player rebuffed by Serie A side Sassuolo.

Now the club’s director Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed that transfer contact has been made over Scamacca, who has also been linked with both Milan clubs.

“Our desire is to keep most players in the team, and there is nothing concrete for now,” Carnevali told Sky Sport Italia.

“There have been some contacts with some clubs for Scamacca and others. Perhaps the national team will make the interest grow.”

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ICYMI: Decision day for Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus will start thinking about his club future today, with Real Madrid the latest club to be linked with the Manchester City striker.

Jesus is currently away on duty with Brazil, who face Japan in a friendly in Tokyo yesterday, and has been fully focused on his international commitments since the Premier League season concluded.

However, from Tuesday the 25-year-old will hold talks over his club future and weigh up a potential next move.

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ICYMI: Bayern Munich come in for Sadio Mane again

Sport 1 have reported that a second offer for Sadio Mane is in the works from Bayern Munich.

After seeing an initial bid turned down, they are preparing a £32million bid with £4m of add-ons for the wantaway winger.

Will this be the figure that finally breaks Liverpool’s resolve?

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ICYMI: Paulo Dybala rejects Premier League advances

There will be no move to north London for Paulo Dybala this summer.

Out of contract at Juventus, the Argentine striker has received offers from Arsenal and Tottenham, according to Corriere dello Sport.

But he has turned them down as he contemplates signing for Inter Milan.

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Raphinha rejects Liverpool

Raphinha has rejected the chance to move to Liverpool.

Spanish daily Sport claims that Barcelona is the only club of interest to the Leeds winger, although a hefty fee will be demanded by the Yorkshire club.

Liverpool had offered Takumi Minamino to Leeds as part of their bid for Raphinha.

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