The summer transfer window opens in two days but is already firmly kicking into gear across Europe.
While Euro 2020 could see deals for top players delayed for a few weeks, the tournament also offers clubs and fans the deal chance to scout some exciting talent for next season.
Harry Kane is determined to make a move this summer, with Man City leading the race for his signature amid rival interest from Chelsea and Manchester United. Tottenham, meanwhile, remain in the hunt for a new manager after pulling out of talks with Antonio Conte last week.
Chelsea are very keen to sign a striker, though Kane looks unlikely, and have been knocked back by both Romelu Lukaku and Erling Haaland. Adama Traore, though not a striker, is also a target, along with Saul Niguez.
Man United appear to be prioritising a second move to bring Jadon Sancho back to England from Dortmund. Kieran Trippier, Raphael Varane and Saul are also on the wishlist, but Bayern Munich may end up landing the latter.
As for Arsenal, it promises to be a big summer for the Gunners with plenty of ins and outs. After missing out on Emi Buendia to Premier League rivals Aston Villa, Mikel Arteta will step up attempts to bring Martin Odegaard back, and has been linked with Ruben Neves.
Keep up to date with today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip via Standard Sport’s live blog below!
Spurs told Hofmann price
Rumoured Tottenham target Jonas Hofmann will cost around €40m (£34m), according to Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl.
Leicester City have also been linked with interest.
“We live in a time when you can’t rule anything out,” Eberl told Bild am Sonntag.
“We certainly don’t want to sell Jonas. But if at some point a club is offering 40 million euros for Jonas, we can’t say we’re not interested.”
Odegaard still Arsenal’s main target
Martin Odegaard remains Arsenal’s main summer target despite missing out on Emi Buendia, reports Football.London.
Mikel Arteta is determined to bring Odegaard back to the club next season, be it on loan or on a permanent deal.
However, with new manager Carlo Ancelotti in charge, there remains uncertainty over Odegaard’s availability.
Chelsea in for Saul
More Chelsea rumours this morning as Mundo Deportivo report that the club have made contact with Atletico Madrid over signing Saul Niguez.
Also a reported target for Manchester United, Saul is ready to leave Atleti and the club are prepared to let him leave.
A fee of around €80m as been mooted.
ICYMI: Arsenal make Neves move
Arsenal have started work on a deal to sign Ruben Neves from Wolves.
That is according to the Times, who claim the Portugal midfielder is available for transfer this summer.
Neves could be an alternative for Emi Buendia, who looks set to move to Aston Villa having been a long-term Arsenal target.
Haaland to break the bank
Borussia Dortmund have slapped a £172million asking price on Erling Haaland, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are all in the hunt to sign the Norway star.
Real Madrid will throw their hat into the ring and battle to sign Haaland if they fail in their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe.
Chelsea in for Adama Traore
Chelsea hold a ‘definite’ interest in signing Adama Traore from Wolves this summer, claims the Telegraph.
The former Barcelona winger has long attracted interest from the Premier League’s bigger clubs and Thomas Tuchel has been tipped to make a move this summer.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been speaking to L’Equipe about Kylian Mbappe’s future – and he’s pretty unequivocal.
“I am going to be clear. Kylian Mbappe is going to stay in Paris, we are never going to sell him, and he’ll never leave for free.”
The Sun are reporting that Manchester City are considering Fulham full-back Anthonee Robinson as an option this summer as they look to bring in a back-up left-back.
Robinson’s displays were one of the high points in Fulham’s relegation campaign and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he spent next season in the Premier League – though a move to the champions would be a real shock.
AC Milan are ready to trigger an option to buy Fikayo Tomori for £25million from Chelsea.
Tomori on loan impressed at San Siro in the second half of the season.
Milan had hoped to negotiate a lower fee but are now ready to meet Chelsea’s demands to buy the defender.
Barcelona are interested in Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte.
Barca have already signed Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Emerson this summer and, according to Diario Sport, they now want to bring Laporte to the Nou Camp.