The summer transfer window is edging ever closer and the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all wasting no time getting their business done. The Gunners are closing in on the signing of Declan Rice, which would be a club-record deal, and hope to partner him with Brighton’s Moises Caicedo after reviving their interest from January.
At Chelsea, it’s all change in midfield. Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic are in talks with Manchester United and Man City, respectively, while the club are working on a deal to sign Sporting midfielder Manuel Ugarte. N’Golo Kante also faces an uncertain future. Mauricio Pochettino also wants a goalkeeper, with Brentford’s David Raya a target.
United have agreed terms with Mount and must now agree a fee with Chelsea, and are also working on a deal for 20-year-old Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund. Harry Kane is their main target, but he is expected to stay at Tottenham for one more year. Spurs, meanwhile, are closing in on Ange Postecoglou as their new manager. Follow the latest news, gossip and rumours below!
Xavi gives update on Raphinha
The winger has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Newcastle this summer despite a largely succesful season at the Camp Nou.
Still, Barcelona boss Xavi has appeared to pour cold water over suggestions he could leave.
Raphinha is a very important footballer for me,” Xavi told Mundo Deportivo. “Raphinha, if it’s up to me, stays at Barça and is going to help us a lot. He has helped us, he has made a difference. He has made a lot of differences.”
Sadio Mane in line for Liverpool return?
It’d be fair to say things haven’t worked out for Sadio Mane at Bayern Munich.
The Senegal international proved one of the best players in the Premier League for many years during his time at Anfield but has struggled to fit in at the Allianz Arena.
Indeed, having reportedly punched teammate Leroy Sane, the end could be near for Mane in Germany.
According to BILD, Bayern chiefs are ready to sell and hope a return to Liverpool could be on the cards.
Major Declan Rice boost!
Good news, Arsena fans!
Well, at some some of it.
According to the Daily Mail, Declan Rice would REJECT a move to Bayern Munich as he wants to stay in England.
The Gunners, Manchester United and Chelsea are all keen on the West Ham captain, he looks destined to leave his current club.
Roma ready to sell Abraham
Roma are ready to sell Tammy Abraham this summer.
The club are needing to sell players to comply with Financial Fair Play, and having missed out on Champions League football are in need of a cash injection. The club were earlier this season fined by Uefa for not complying with their “break-even” rules.
The Telegraph report that Abraham is now available should Roma’s valuation be met. They signed Abraham two years ago from Chelsea for £34million.
Man United in Hojlund talks
Manchester United want to sign a young striker this summer, with Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund of interest.
According to Manchester Evening News, Erik ten Hag has conducted video calls with the 20-year-old ahead of a possible summer move.
The 20-year-old has caught the eye this summer after scoring 15 goals in 41 games for Atalanta this season.
Interestingly, SEG International agency that represents Ten Hag want to sign Hojlund as a client.
United are still interested in signing Harry Kane, but are starting to realise that Tottenham will not be selling.
Cancelo doesn’t want Arsenal move
Joao Cancelo is not interested in a move to Arsenal, according to Abendzeitung.
The Manchester City full-back has spent the second half of the season at Bayern Munich, but will not be staying in Bavaria after the club opted against triggering their £68million option to sign.
Cancelo is also not enamoured by the idea of playing for City next season – and the feeling may be mutual – so is on the lookout for a new club this summer.
Spurs close in on Postecoglou
Tottenham are closing in on the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as their new manager.
That’s according to The Sun, who claim Postecoglou’s move could be confirmed as early has next week.
The Telegraph add that Fulham manager Marco Silva and former Spain boss Luis Enrique complete a three-man shortlist, but it is the Celtic man most likely to be appointed.
Celtic have even started looking for replacements.
Chelsea reject £30m Colwill bid
Chelsea have rejected a £30million offer from Brighton for Levi Colwill.
According to the Mail, the Seagulls have been foiled in their attempts to keep the centre-back who spent the season on loan at the club.
Chelsea have no interest in selling, with a number of clubs interested, and plan on making Colwill part of the first-team squad next season.
Benzema and Modric heading to Saudi Arabia
Real Madrid are set to lose two key players in a matter of days.
According to reports in Spain, both Karim Benzema and Luka Modric are ready to accept moves to the Saudi Premier League for huge sums.
Benzema is set to join Al Ittihad when his Madrid contract expires this month, and could earn £200million a year, while Modric has been offered £120m over three seasons by an unnamed club.
Not a bad final pay day, eh?
Chelsea name Mount price
Chelsea have told Manchester United they want £70million to sell Mason Mount this summer.
United have agreed terms with the midfielder as they look to make a fast start to their summer business, and the Blues are willing to sell.
Discussions over a fee remain ongoing and Fabrizio Romano says a deal is not imminent as the two teams continue to negotiate.