Transfer Talk! Liverpool want Malen; Arsenal eye Aouar AND Lokonga

The summer window is open and clubs are stepping up their efforts to sign and sell players.

Manchester United have finally signed long-time no1 target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, for a ‘fixed transfer fee of £73million’. The young Englishman could be joined at Old Trafford by Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, while talks are advancing with Rennes over French starlet Eduardo Camavinga.

Manchester City are ready to once again splash the cash as they target huge deals for both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, though managing to prise the pair away from Tottenham and Aston Villa respectively will prove difficult, with Villa confident of Grealish agreeing fresh terms to stay put.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are set to return with a third offer for Brighton’s Ben White. Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares is flying in for a medical and the Gunners are also set to agree a deal for Albert Sambi Lokonga. They have also been linked with another bid for Lyon star Houssem Aouar.

Liverpool are believed to be considering an offer for Saul Niguez with Porto’s Otavio and Nicolo Barella of Inter Milan also firmly on the radar as well as a potential deal for Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, while Erling Haaland is said to be interested in a move to Chelsea this summer.

Tottenham’s transfer activity will step up a gear now Nuno Espirito Santo has been confimed as their new manager and they are trying to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna. Nuno reportedly wants to meet Kane for talks over his future before the striker goes on holiday after Euro 2020.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace are set to clinch the signing of highly-rated Reading attacker Michael Olise.

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

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Malen on the move?

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He had some flashes of inspiration during the Netherlands’ stay at the Euros, but could forward Donyell Malen be coming to the Premier League this summer?

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the PSV Eindhoven forward, who scored 19 league goals last season.

PSV boss Roger Schmidt said last month that he expects Malen and fellow Dutch international Denzel Dumfries to both move on this summer.

He said: “I’m taking into account that they will leave, but if they do stay, then great. But we have to prepare ourselves that we may have to play without both next season.”


Palace sign Olise

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A done deal to report – Crystal Palace have signed midfielder Michael Olise from Championship side Reading.

The 19-year-old scored seven league goals last season and becomes the club’s first signing under new manager Patrick Vieira.

He has signed a five-year deal at Selhurst Park.

“It’s a big moment – Premier League football,” he said.

“It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here. Good players, a good manager, so I’m ready to start.”


Spurs firm on Kane sale

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He’s the talk of the nation after his winning goal last night, but is Harry Kane going to stay at Tottenham after all?

Kane has made it clear that he wishes to leave Spurs this summer, with Premier League champions Manchester City seen as his most likely destination.

But the Manchester Evening News say that Spurs have firmly decided that the England captain is going nowhere this year.


Cornet on his way to the PL?

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Reports in France suggest that Watford have joined Leeds United in the race to sign Lyon defender Maxwel Cornet.

The left-back, who can also play in midfield, has reportedly been the subject of a £12m bid from Leeds but now the newly-promoted Hornets have registered an interest.

Will the Ivory Coast international end up in the Premier League?


Kean set to stay?


Everton striker Moise Kean is interested in a return to Paris Saint-Germain but new Blues boss Rafa Benitez will not sanction a loan move from Goodison Park.

Kean, 21, spent last season on loan in Paris and scored 17 times in an impressive campaign. He has only scored twice in the Premier League since joining from Juventus in August 2019.

PSG want to take him on loan again but Benitez is only interested in a permanent deal, according to the Liverpool Echo.


Leeds sign Wigan youngster

Leeds United have made a move in the market – bringing in attacking midfielder Sean McGurk on a three-year deal.

The 18-year-old has been a long-term target for the Premier League side and can play anywhere across the front line.


Ramos makes PSG move

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Spain defender Sergio Ramos has completed a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Real Madrid.

Ramos, 35, won four Champions League titles during a glittering 16-year spell at Real and has signed a two-year contract in Paris.

“This is a big change in my life, a new challenge and it’s a day I will never forget,” he said.

“Paris Saint-Germain is a club that has already proven itself at the highest level. I want to continue to grow and improve at Paris and help the team to win as many trophies as possible.”


Spurs ‘add Lacroix to list of defensive targets’

New Tottenham director of football Fabio Paratici has reportedly identified 21-year-old Wolfsburg centre-back Maxence Lacroix as a target this summer.

Spurs are in the market for defensive reinforcements and Gianluca Di Marzio claims Lacroix has emerged as an option following links with Jules Kounde.

Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea are also said to be interested in French defender Lacroix.

Tottenham are also in talks to sign defender Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna.


Newcastle ‘in talks to sign Watford midfielder’

Newcastle are said to be in talks to sign Watford midfielder Will Hughes.

Hughes impressed in the Championship as Watford secured promotion last season and the Sun report that Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is hoping to persuade the midfielder to move to St James’ Park in a deal worth around £12m.

The report also claims Watford are interested in Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden and may take him in part-exchange.


Tottenham track right-back Muldur

Tottenham are reportedly among the clubs tracking Sassuolo defender Mert Muldur.

The Turkish right-back is said to be attracting heavy interest with clubs from England with Spurs plotting a move for him this summer.

New Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and new managing director Fabio Paratici are currently formalising their transfer plans and, according to the Mail, are keen on Muldur.

West Ham are also said to have an interest in Muldur, who has 10 caps for the Turkey national team and made two appearances for them during the Euros.

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