Transfer Talk! Kane to leave Spurs; Pobga rejects Man United contract

The summer window is starting to hot up as clubs step up their efforts to sign and sell players.

The biggest splash of the window so far has seen Manchester United finally land long-time target Jadon Sancho in a deal worth £73million. The transfer is expected to be finalised this week with a medical completed.

Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga are also priority targets, but Paul Pogba is now expected to leave after rejecting a new contract. PSG and Barcelona are interested.

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, but could turn to Robert Lewandowski as frustrations grow.

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 while their stance on Harry Kane may have relaxed, while they have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Antoine Griezmann.

In defence, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jules Kounde are reported targets, with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar also of interest as Spurs close in on Atalanta duo Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini as well as a swap deal involving Sevilla’s Bryan Gil and Erik Lamela.

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 may be open to 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, while big doubts have emerged over the future of captain Jordan Henderson.

Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip below!

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Bernardo or Jesus to Spurs?

The Sun add that Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus could go in the opposite direction in a deal for Harry Kane, with the £160m figure quoted not necessarily straight cash.


Tottenham to let Kane leave

Less good news for Tottenham fans now as The Sun claim Harry Kane will be allowed to leave this summer.

Chairman Daniel Levy has relaxed his demand that Kane will stay in a deal which could reach £160m.

Manchester City are expected to cough up £400,000 a week for the striker.

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Tottenham to sign £43m Romero

Tottenham have agreed a deal worth up to £43m for Cristian Romero, reports Italian journalist Giacomo Iacobellis.

A five-year contract with the player has already been sorted, and the highly rated Atalanta defender looks to be heading to north London.


Liverpool in for Kessie

Liverpool are weighing up a move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

Kessie has less than 12 months left on his contract, reportedly also interesting the likes of Tottenham.


Pobga to LEAVE Man United

Huge news out of Manchester United as the Mirror report that Paul Pogba will leave this summer after rejecting a new contract.

Pogba has just one year left on his contract and has rejected an offer to extend worth £350,000 a week.

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay £45m for the midfielder.

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Spurs lodge Romero bid

Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Cristian Romero, report reports journalist Cesar Luis Merlo.

Spurs have offered Atalanta €40m + €10m in bonus.


Spurs agree Romero terms

Tottenham – and new sporting director Fabio Paratici – are not messing around!

Terms have been agreed with hopeful defender signing Cristian Romero, with the club now negotiating with Atalanta – reports Fabrizio Romano.

The fee could be in the region of £50m.


Van Gaal goes Dutch again

Louis van Gaal is set to return as coach of the Netherlands with his appointment for a third spell in charge expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

The 69-year-old will replace Frank de Boer who stepped down after the Dutch were beaten by the Czech Republic in the last 16 of the European Championship last month.

Van Gaal will name former Netherlands coach Danny Blind and Henk Fraser from Sparta Rotterdam as his assistants and appoint Frans Hoek as his goalkeeper coach, multiple media reports said on Thursday.

Patrick Lodewijks, who was the goalkeeper coach since 2018, expressed disappointment in a newspaper interview on Thursday at being told he would be replaced while Sparta have confirmed the approach to Fraser, who would continue in a dual role.


Smith Rowe gets five years

Arsenal love a “long-term” deal, but our very own Simon Collings has the real figure.


Arteta: Smith Rowe key to progress

Mikel Arteta says Emile Smith Rowe’s new contract is key to his vision for Arsenal.

“As we all saw last season, Emile is an intelligent player with excellent ability,” the boss said.

“His sharpness on the turn and exceptional vision have already made him a key player for us. His attitude and willingness to learn have also been very impressive.

“Huge credit to our team in our academy who have given Emile a great education and have worked superbly to help with his development through the age groups.

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“Along with the first team staff, huge credit also goes to our senior players, who have played such an important role to help Emile develop, gain confidence and perform the way he did last season. I know the fans will join us in being delighted that Emile has committed his future to the Club.

“We’re now looking forward to helping him develop further and seeing him become even more important to the strong young team we’re building.”

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