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Transfers LIVE! Arsenal back in for Aouar; Chelsea launch Haaland bid

We are over a week into the summer transfer window and are seeing clubs across Europe are step up their efforts to spend some cash and refresh their squad.

Chelsea look set to the be biggest spenders once again as they target a new striker, defender and midfielder. Erling Haaland and Harry Kane are dream signings, though both look potentially out of reach, while Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Inter Milan wing-back Achraf Hakimi are also on their wishlist.

Manchester City are also expected to sign a striker following Sergio Aguero’s exit, with Kane most likely to fill that void. Incoming Tottenham manager – whomever that is – will be desperate to stop that happening, while bolstering his own squad with a right-back and centre-back, at least.

Jadon Sancho is again widely expected to join Manchester United after agreeing personal terms, despite the club seeing an opening offer rejected by Dortmund. Kieran Trippier, Raphael Varane and Saul Niguez are also on the wishlist, while Sergio Ramos – who this week left Real Madrid after 16 years – is a long-term target.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are seemingly trying to sign the likes of Lorenzo Pellegrini, Florian Neuhaus or Pascal Gross after already adding Ibrahima Konate to their squad.

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

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Arsenal back in for Aouar

Arsenal are ready to reignite their interest in Houssem Aouar 12 months on from failing to sign the Lyon player last summer, reports the Sun.

Lyon demanded £55m last year but the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League means they may need to sell and Aouar is reportedly available for a far cheaper £20m price.

Mikel Arteta remains keen and is understood to be drafting up an offer.

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Napoli add Berge to wishlist

Napoli have expressed an interest in Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.

The Norwegian can leave for £35m this summer due to a clause in his contract after relegation.

Arsenal have been linked with Berge, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli are keen too.

The Serie A side want to sign a central midfielder this summer and have scouted Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko.

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Roma to up Xhaka bid

Gazzetta dello Sport report Roma are set to increase their offer for Granit Xhaka to €20m, with several add-ons included.

The Swiss has verbally agreed personal terms with the Italian club and he is ready to head to Italy to work under Jose Mourinho.

A fee still needs to be agreed, though, and Gazzetta say a fresh offer from Roma should emerge this weekend.

Standard Sport understands talks have been progressing well between the two sides over the past few weeks.

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Donnarumma set for PSG medical

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to undergo a medical with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The 22-year-old is a free agent after leaving AC Milan and had been linked with a move to Juventus, after Gianluigi Buffon left the club.

Donnarumma is set to join PSG, who have already added Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer, on a five-year-deal.

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ICYMI: Chelsea lead race for £100m Grealish

Chelsea are reportedly the favourites to sign Jack Grealish this summer.

Aston Villa face a stiff battle to keep hold of their star captain, currently on international duty with England at Euro 2020, who is also attracting significant attention from the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United.

However, reports from Spain cited by The Mirror suggest that Chelsea are now leading the race for Grealish, who will command a massive transfer fee of around £100m.

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Back to drawing board for Spurs

So it’s a no for Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso for Tottenham.

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Depay on brink of Barca move

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed a move for Memphis Depay is almost complete.

“The deal is almost done,” he told reporters this morning.

“Not signed yet, but it’s almost completed”.

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ICYMI: Spurs ready to trigger Pellegrini clause

Tottenham are ready to trigger Italy star Lorenzo Pellegrini’s release clause, reports Calciomercato.

Pellegrini is set to enter the final year of his contract with Roma and is in discussions over a new contract, but has a €30m (£25.8m) clause in his current dela.

Tottenham and Liverpool are interested in the 24-year-old, who is currently impressing at Euro 2020.

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Young bids farewell to Inter

Ashley Young bids farewell to Inter Milan ahead of an expected move to Aston Villa.

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Ranieri in frame for Fiorentina job

Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri and ex-Watford manager Walter Mazzarri are contenders for the Fiorentina job.

The Italian side are on the hunt for a new manager after Gennaro Gattuso elected to leave the club after just 22 days and then get brushed away by Tottenham.

Reports in Italy have touted Mazzarri and Ranieri as two leading candidates for the job.


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