We are deep into the summer window, with pre-season under way, and clubs are steping 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 from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £73million. The young Englishman is expected to finalise his move this week after undergoing a medical.
United are also keen to sign Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, while talks are ongoing over Rennes’ French starlet Eduardo Camavinga.
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.
The Gunners have also been linked with another bid for Lyon star Houssem Aouar and Wolves’ Ruben Neves. Emile Smith Rowe, meanwhile, is staying put.
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, fees for both Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jules Kounde have reportedly been agreed.
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 respectively will prove difficult. Villa are confident of Grealish agreeing a new contract, while Spurs have 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!
West Ham ‘priced out’ of Lingard deal
The latest reports suggest that West Ham have told Manchester United that they cannot afford their proposed £30m fee for Jesse Lingard.
Lingard was a sensation while on loan with the Hammers, scoring nine goals in 16 Premier League games.
Will Manchester United allow him out on loan again?
Chelsea weigh up Rice bid
Chelsea are weighing up a bid for Declan Rice, who is open to leaving West Ham, reports Bleacher Report.
Rice believes his Euro 2020 showing means he can test himself at a higher level than West Ham and is “very open” to a return to Chelsea having spent time at the club academy.
It is understood that West Ham would be tempted into selling at around £80m, while Rice would look for £200,000 a week.
Wayne heading north?
Speaking of goalkeepers on the move, three Premier League clubs are said to be in talks with former Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey.
The Wales international is a free agent after leaving Selhurst Park, with Burnley, Chelsea and Aston Villa all interested.
And it’s Burnley who are favourites to sign him to replace Tom Heaton.
Areola back in London?
West Ham are in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan.
Areola impressed in the Premier League last season while also on loan with Fulham.
The Hammers will have the option to make the deal for the 28-year-old France international permanent.
He will compete with Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph for the starting role.
New keeper for Forest
Nottingham Forest have signed goalkeeper Ethan Horvath on a three-year contract.
The 26-year-old has spent the past four seasons with Club Brugge in Belgium but left at the end of last season.
Horvath has made seven appearances for the United States
Arsenal in talks over Neves
Arsenal are in talks over signing Ruben Neves in a deal worth around £35m, according to reports.
The Sun claims the Gunners are speaking to Neves’ agent Jorge Mendes about a move to the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta is looking for a replacement for Granit Xhaka, who is expected to join Roma.
Man United held talks over Camavinga
Manchester United have held tentative talks over a deal for Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga, reports the Athletic.
The 18-year-old is available for a cut-price fee with his contract expiring next summer, and United have been tracking hime for two seasons.
However, Camavinga is not a priority signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the player prefers a move to one of Spain’s big two Real Madrid and Barcelona.
PSG to announce Donnarumma deal
Paris Saint-Germain are expected to announce the signing of Euros Player of the Tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma this week.
The 22-year-old left AC Milan on a free at the end of the season, before going on to win the Euros with Italy while confirming a huge deal at PSG.
Donnarumma capped off a fine month by saving two spot-kicks in the shootout deny England at Wembley.
ICYMI: Spurs make Ings top target
Danny Ings is Tottenham‘s top target this summer as new manager Nuno Espirito Santo looks to act on the club’s long-standing interest in the Southampton striker, writes Jack Rosser.
Ings has one year remaining on his deal at St. Mary’s and has recently rejected the offer of a new contract on the south coast. The proposed deal would have made him the best-paid player in the history of the club.
The former Liverpool striker, who narrowly missed out on Gareth Southgate’s England squad this summer, is keen to test himself at the highest level once more after injury blighted his time at Anfield.
Santo is keen to add Ings to his squad and is thought to want to play with the pair as a front two.
Sturridge training with Mallorca
Former Liverpool and Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge will train with newly promoted La Liga team Real Mallorca after being without a club for more than a year.
The 31-year-old has been without a club since March 2020 when he terminated his contract with Turkey’s Trabzonspor after being banned for four months by the English FA for breaching its betting rules.