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The summer window is starting to hot up as clubs step up their efforts to sign and sell players.
The biggest splash of the window so far has seen Manchester United finally land long-time target Jadon Sancho in a deal worth £73million. The transfer has now been officially completed, with the England winger signing a five-year deal at Old Trafford until 2026 with the option for a further 12 months.
United are also reported to have agreed a fee for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, while Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga is also a priority target. However, Paul Pogba is now expected to leave after rejecting a new contract, with PSG and Barcelona interested.
Chelsea also want to sign a superstar from Dortmund and are reportedly ready to bid £130m for Erling Haaland, looking to beat the fierce competition for a striker who is available for half that price next summer, but could turn to Robert Lewandowski as frustrations grow.
Arsenal have already completed the signings of Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga as well as agreeing a fee for Brighton’s Ben White, who will undergo a medical this week. There are also reports of interest in Italy star Manuel Locatelli and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
Tottenham’s transfer activity has stepped up a gear now Nuno Espirito Santo has been confirmed as their new manager. Danny Ings remains their priority signing with the club while their stance on Harry Kane may have relaxed, while reports in Italy say they are interested in a shock move to sign former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey from Juventus.
In defence, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jules Kounde are reported targets, with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar also of interest as Spurs close in on Cristian Romero after signing Pierluigi Gollini as well as sealing a swap deal involving Sevilla’s Bryan Gil and Erik Lamela.
Manchester City are once again ready to splash the cash as they target huge deals for both Kane and Jack Grealish, though managing to prise the pair away from Tottenham and Aston Villa will prove difficult. Villa are confident of Grealish agreeing a new contract, while Spurs may be open to selling their prized asset.
Liverpool have been linked with Saul Niguez, Youri Tielemans and Nicolo Barella as well as a potential deal for Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches as they look to replace Gini Wijnaldum, while big doubts have emerged over the future of captain Jordan Henderson.
Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip below!
Alderweireld bids emotional farewell to Spurs
Toby Alderweireld has bid an emotional farewell to Tottenham after completing his £13million transfer to Al-Duhail in Qatar.
The Belgium defender has agreed a deal to move to the Middle East, bringing to an end a six-year spell at Spurs during which he made 236 appearances.
After Spurs confirmed Alderweireld’s departure, the 32-year-old wrote a message to Tottenham fans on Twitter: “Six years, two homes, a Champions League Final and so many memories.
“You made me feel a part of your club the moment I walked out at White Hart Lane and roared us on, no matter what, into our new, special stadium.
“Thank you first to the fans and then to my team-mates and every incredible member of the Spurs’ staff, backroom and beyond.
“This club will always be in mine and my family’s heart. Love Toby.”
Spurs identify Milenkovic as Romero alternative
Reports in Italy claim Tottenham have identified Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic as a possible alternative to Cristian Romero.
Sky Sport Italia say Spurs are yet to reach an agreement with Atalanta over Romero, with the Serie A club holding out for €45m plus €10m in add-ons for the Argentina centre-back.
Tottenham are unwilling to meet that asking price and new managing director Fabio Paratici is considering cheaper alternatives.
Spurs have made Romero their top defensive target but Serbia international Milenkovic is an option if that deal collapses.
Arsenal goalkeeper set for exit
Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson is reportedly set to join Turkish side Altay on loan.
Football.london report that the Iceland international will move to Turkey on a deal until the end of the season.
Pioli rejected Tottenham approach
According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli snubbed interest from Tottenham earlier this summer.
It is claimed Pioli rejected an approach from Spurs during their search for a new manager before they appointed Nuno Espirito Santo.
Leeds target Chelsea midfielder Gallagher
Leeds have already signed one Chelsea midfielder this summer and they could now target another.
The Yorkshire club signed 18-year-old Lewis Bate earlier this month and reports claim they are interested in a deal for 21-year-old Conor Gallagher.
Crystal Palace are also keen on Gallagher, who impressed last season on loan at West Brom.
Juventus tell Ronaldo they expect him to stay
Juventus have told Cristiano Ronaldo they expect him to stay this season.
The 36-year-old Portugal star has just one year left on his contract and has been linked with a move this summer, but reports in Italy claim Juve want to tie him down to a new contract.
Juve are also set to offer Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini a new contract when he returns from holiday next month.
Man United prepared to sell Martial
Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for eight members of their squad, including Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Phil Jones, according to ESPN.
The report says United are also willing to offload Brandon Williams, Diogo Dalot, Alex Telles Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard, which is a boost for West Ham in their attempts to sign Lingard following his successful loan spell at the London Stadium last season.
Spurs step up attempts to sign Romero
Tottenham are reportedly stepping up their attempts to land Atalanta centre-back after securing the signing of Bryan Gil from Sevilla.
With just three weeks until the start of the new season, new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has made Romero his top defensive target.
The Telegraph claim a deal for the 23-year-old Argentina international is expected surpass £40m should talks progress over the coming days.
Chelsea to sign goalkeeper Bettinelli
Chelsea are reportedly closing in on the signing of Marcus Bettinelli to replace Willy Caballero as their third-choice goalkeeper.
The Mail claim Bettinelli will join Chelsea on a free transfer after his contract at Fulham expired.
Chelsea have been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper following the departure of Willy Caballero last month.
Bettinelli will offer back-up to No1 Edouard Mendy and competition for No2 Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge.
Importantly, the 29-year-old will count as a homegrown player in the Chelsea squad.
Man United ‘finalising’ £35m Varane signing
Manchester United are reportedly finalising the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid after a breakthrough in talks.
The Athletic report that United have reached an agreement with Madrid over the 28-year-old, who is set to sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford with an option of a fifth year.
The report claims United will pay £35m plus add-ons for Varane.
It says “a date for a medical is unclear because of quarantine restrictions” but United looked to have secured their man.