The summer transfer window is still a week away but Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United are all busy working on deals. The Blues have already completed their second signing of the summer in Kendry Paez and are now looking at Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga.
Arsenal are also interested in Caicedo and a transfer fee of £70million has been announced, although West Ham captain Declan Rice remains his top priority and will make an initial offer in the coming days. Other key targets include Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan and Joao Cancelo. Tottenham have appointed Ange Postecoglou as their new manager and will now seek to overhaul their squad, although Spurs brace for an opening offer from Real Madrid for Manchester United target Harry Kane.
Los Blancos are pushing for Kane as Karim Benzema travels to Saudi Arabia, although Chelsea’s Kai Havertz is also of interest. United, meanwhile, are in talks to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea, are expected to sign Kim Min-jae and have named Randal Kolo Muani and Goncalo Ramos as Kane alternatives. Alexis Mac Allister joins Liverpool, with Khephren Thuram, Manu Kone and Chelsea also targeting Veiga. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors on the Standard Sport live blog below!
Real Madrid end Havertz interest
Kai Havertz will apparently NOT leave Chelsea.
The Germany international has been touted as a potential replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid and has reportedly asked to leave Stamford Bridge.
Still, Marca now suspect the deal has fallen through as Madrid make Harry Kane that transfer priority this summer.
Brighton are urging Chelsea and Arsenal to back Caicedo
Once again, Moises Caicedo continues to be a big name in the transfer market.
The midfielder, popular at Chelsea and pursued by Arsenal in January, is finally set to leave Brighton this summer.
Still, they don’t make it easy.
The Seagulls are asking for over £70m, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Messi rejects Saudi Arabia
Lionel Messi has rejected a move to Saudi Arabia.
According to Athletic, the world’s best player will either join MLS club Inter Miami or return to Barcelona.
Hopes are growing in Miami that Messi will move to the United States this summer, with MLS officials being told the Argentine could even consider making a debut for the club against Cruz Azul on July 21.
Negotiations are being led by Inter Miami owners Jorge and Jose Mas, while MLS partners Apple and Adidas are pushing hard to persuade Messi to join.
Arsenal begin Cancelo talks
Arsenal have started talks about signing Joao Cancelo from Manchester City.
According to Sky Sports, the Gunners have started negotiations with the Premier League champions over a summer deal but there remains a “valuations gap” between the clubs.
Cancelo is understood to be ready to leave City having been sent to Bayern Munich on loan in January. However, it remains to be seen if Arsenal will appeal.
Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey is a back-up option.
Kim Min-Jae is preparing to join Man United
Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae is reportedly facing a move to Manchester United.
After playing a starring role in Italy’s first Serie A title in 33 years, the South Korea international is said to have departed.
However, Il Mattino reckons the 26-year-old could first complete national service before moving to Old Trafford.
Chelsea planning Lavia bid
Chelsea made a £50m offer to Romeo Lavia last summer just weeks after his move to Southampton.
Less than a year later it could start again.
According to Football Insider, the Blues are ready to sign the Belgian after Liverpool move closer to signing Alexis Mac Allister.
ICYMI: Tottenham would like to sign Aymeric Laporte
It’s not too often that players leave Manchester City voluntarily but it seems that Aymeric Laporte could be one of them.
The Spain international seems eager to play more first-team football and has admirers in the Premier League.
90-minute claim Tottenham and Aston Villa are interested.
ICYMI: Wilfried Zaha has yet to agree to Saudi Arabia’s terms
Although the recent trend seems to be for big-name footballers to go to Saudi Arabia, Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha’s name remains undeclared. Still.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Ivory Coast international has been contacted by Al Nassr but no agreement could be reached for the time being.
Rasmus Hojlund: Man United will intensify talks
Manchester United’s search for a new striker appears to have led them to Rasmum Hojlund.
The Atalanta forward has made headlines and could prove to be an alternative to Harry Kane, who Real Madrid are said to be keen to sign.
According to the Daily Mirror, United have increased their interest and could make a move soon.
ICMI: Liverpool lead Gabri Veiga chase
For a player with such little experience, Gabri Veiga continues to be linked with a number of top Premier League teams.
Newcastle and Chelsea have been linked closely with the 21-year-old, who is believed to have a release clause of around £34million.
Still, it could be another English giant leading the race.
According to the Northern Echo, Liverpool are in pole position.
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