The summer window is open and clubs are stepping up their efforts to sign and sell players.
Manchester United look finally set to sign long-time no1 target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, with Marcus Rashford seemingly confirming that the deal is done. The young Englishman could be joined at Old Trafford by Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga, while there is reportedly interest in Arsenal target Ruben Neves.
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 will prove difficult, with Villa confident of Grealish agreeing fresh terms to stay put.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are still trying to get a £50m deal for Brighton defender Ben White over the line, while they are also said to have agreed the transfer of Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares and submitted an improved offer for Anderlecht star Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Liverpool are believed to have launched an audacious move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman with Porto’s Otavio also firmly on the radar, while Chelsea are rumoured to be pondering an approach for Barcelona outcast Miralem Pjanic.
Tottenham’s transfer activity remains limited until a new manager is finally appointed, with ex-Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo the latest name linked. The club do not have the option to extend Gareth Bale’s stay in north London, meanwhile.
Elsewhere, Patrick Vieira is set to become the new Crystal Palace manager, while Rafael Benitez will take over at Everton. PSG are also stepping up their bid to sign Sergio Ramos.
Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip below!
PSG step up Sergio Ramos talks
Paris Saint-Germain are pushing hard to agree a deal with Sergio Ramos, reports suggest.
Ramos is a free agent this summer after 16 seasons, 671 games and a plethora of major silverware at Real Madrid, whose offer of a new one-year contract was ultimately accepted too late.
Now the Spain legend is considering his next move, with French publication L’Equipe reporting that talks between Ramos and PSG are now getting more serious.
An agreement is said to be close, with both parties having to make compromises as Ramos, now 35, seeks the security of a two-year deal.
Liverpool in ‘advanced’ Otavio talks
Liverpool’s search for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum has taken them to Portugal, it would appear.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports that the Reds are in advanced talks over a deal for Brazilian Otavio, who supposedly has a €60m buyout clause in his current contract at the Estadio do Dragao.
Fiorentina had been heavily linked with Otavio this summer prior to Gennaro Gattuso’s quick exit, as well as Valencia.
IYCMI | Rashford confirms Sancho to Man United
In case you missed this last night, Jadon Sancho’s impending transfer to Manchester United has seemingly been confirmed by England team-mate Marcus Rashford.
In a surprise tweet on Tuesday night following the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 last-16 win over Germany at Wembley the striker simply replied “Yes x” to a fan asking for him to “announce Sancho Marcus”.
Will we get confirmation from the club soon?
Man United in Ruben Neves talks
Speaking of potential transfer hijacks, could Ruben Neves be on his way to Manchester United?
Arsenal have been strongly linked with the Wolves midfielder as Mikel Arteta looks to significantly bolster his squad this summer following a hugely disappointing 2020/21 campaign.
However, the Manchester Evening News carries reports suggesting that United are in early discussions over the Portugal international.
Juventus to hijack Xhaka deal?
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka had looked set to link up with Jose Mourinho at Roma – but now Juventus could move to hijack the deal.
Calciomercato claim Juve have entered the race to sign Xhaka ahead of their Serie A rivals.
Xhaka impressed with a man-of-the-match display against France on Monday as Switzerland stunned the world champions and knocked them out of Euro 2020 on penalties.
Ronaldo decision expected by Juventus
There has been plenty of speculation about where Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing next season and Juventus expect the 36-year-old to make a decision on his future following Portugal’s exit from Euro 2020, according to reports in Italy.
Ronaldo’s contract with Juventus runs until 2022 but Tuttosport claim the Serie A club are waiting for him to let them know his intentions before finalising their summer transfer plans.
Aston Villa hopeful over new Grealish deal
Jack Grealish’s impact off the bench for England against Germany yesterday is only likely to add to the discussion about the midfielder possibly joining Manchester City.
There has been growing interest in Grealish from City but The Telegraph report that Aston Villa are very hopeful that he will sign a new contract in the near future.
They claim his current wage of approximately £100,000-a-week would increase to around £150,000-a-week and that any new deal would not contain a buyout clause.
Rashford confirms Sancho deal!
Marcus Rashford has confirmed Manchester United‘s imminent signing of Jadon Sancho.
In a surprise tweet on Tuesday night, the striker simply replied “Yes x” to a fan asking for him to “announce Sancho Marcus”.
The news will be met with joy and relief from United fans with the transfer over a year in the making.
De Boer steps down
Euro 2020 has its first victim.
Arsenal working on £9m Nuno Tavares deal
Here’s the latest on the Nuno Tavares to Arsenal front from Standard Sport’s Simon Collings…
Arsenal are working on a deal to sign Benfica defender Nuno Tavares.
The Gunners want to sign a left-back this summer to provide competition for Kieran Tierney, who signed a new long-term contract last week.
Arsenal have looked at a number of players, including free agent Ryan Bertrand, but Tavares has emerged as a prime target.
The 21-year-old is likely to be available for around £9million, with Benfica ready to cash in this summer.
Arsenal are interested in striking a deal at that price, particularly as Tavares is able to play at right-back also.
The full-back has represented Portugal at youth level and is regarded as a player with a bright future in the game.
Tavares’ arrival would likely accelerate the departure from Arsenal of Sead Kolasinac, who is up for sale this summer after spending the second half of last season on loan at relegated Schalke in the Bundesliga.