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Transfers LIVE! Lukaku to join Chelsea today; new contract for Kane


Lionel Messi been officially unveiled as a PSG player in one of the biggest transfers in the history of football.

In another huge deal, Chelsea are set to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for £97m, with the Blues deciding against Erling Haaland this summer – and that should spark a scramble when his £65m release clause kicks in next summer. Roma and Arsenal are battling it out for Tammy Abraham.

Lautaro Martinez has also emerged as a target for Arsenal and Spurs, but the latter are looking to pair him with, rather than replace, Harry Kane – though Lukaku’s exit from Inter could put a spanner in the works. Kane is now being touted to sign a new contract.

Arsenal have made one big move in £50m Ben White, and want another in the former of either Martin Odegaard or James Maddison.

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

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Lukaku signs new contract…

…with his agent! Next one to have the Chelsea badge on?

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Tottenham weigh up Sarr move

Tottenham are weighing up a move for Watford star Ismaila Sarr, claim Eurosport.

The Hornets, having returned to the Premier League, are desperate to keep the forward and would demand a fee well above £50m for him.

Spurs continue to search the market for attacking talent, though Lautaro Martinez is top of the list.

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West Ham to revive Jovic interest

West Ham are considering a move for Real Madrid outcast Luka Jovic, Eurosport report.

Jovic is not part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and the Hammers have long held an interest in the player.

The 23-year-old is also a target for clubs in Germany.

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Inter turn to Kean

Inter Milan have been tipped to turn to Everton striker Moise Kean after losing Romelu Lukaku and potentially Lautaro Martinez.

Sky Sports report that Inter – who are also bringing in Edin Dzeko – want another striker with Lukaku heading back to Chelsea for £97.5m and Tottenham keen on Martinez.

Kean spent a productive spell with PSG last season, but a return to unlikely.

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Roma step up Abraham talks

Roma general manager Tiago Pinto is heading to London to discuss a move for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.

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When does the transfer window close?

The Premier League transfer window closes on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga clubs also have until August 31 to finalise their deals.

Clubs will be able to buy and sell players again between January 1, 2022 and January 31, 2022.

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Kane can’t stay at Spurs

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson can’t see how Harry Kane stays at Spurs this summer, amid strong interest from Manchester City.

“I think there’s going to be a lot more to this story in the coming weeks when things start to unravel,” Robinson told Gambling.com.

“The manager’s saying he’s available for selection against Manchester City on Sunday, but I find that strange given he’s only trained for a few days and not played any minutes in pre-season games. I can’t see how that can happen.

“If the manager does start putting him into squads and into the team while the situation is not resolved, I think we’ll end up in a similar situation to when Christian Eriksen was there – sitting on the bench, not playing to his full potential when called upon.

“That upset the rest of the dressing room, in all honesty, and I think the way this has been handled has not been good for either party. It’s very difficult to keep a player happy when he wants to leave.

“I don’t think there’s a possibility that he can stay there now.”

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Liverpool in for Doku

Liverpool are targeting a €45m move for Jeremy Doku, according to various reports.

Rennes are reluctant to lose the player but Doku is pushing for the move.

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Herrera back to Man Utd?

According to the Guardian, with PSG now needing to sell players to pay for Lionel Messi’s arrival, Ander Herrera is among those being shopped around… and Manchester United could be interested in a reunion.

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Arsenal and Roma battle for Abraham

In the other half of north London, Arsenal face a battle with Roma for Tammy Abraham.

Chelsea want around £35m, which Roma are willing to pay – though want to take the striker on loan with an obligation to buy, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The player would prefer to stay in England. We shall see.


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