The summer is upon us as Premier League clubs turn their attention to bolstering their squads during the transfer window.
Chelsea are keen to refresh their forward line and are reportedly ready to launch a bid for RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku to beat rival interest.
Over at Tottenham, the situation is brighter. Fresh from a £150m cash injection from the owners, Antonio Conte is said to be keen on a £12m move for Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back Filip Kostic while Harry Kane could be ready to re-commit his future to the club.
Victor Osimhen of Napoli is another who could be on the move. Arsenal have reportedly held talks but now Manchester United are strongly linked with hijacking a potential deal. Elsewhere at Old Trafford, new boss Erik ten Hag is a fan of Norwich defender Max Aarons.
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ICYMI: Tielemans to Arsenal
Arsenal want to sign a midfielder this summer and Youri Tielemans is emerging as their top target.
The Belgian has just one year left on his contract at Leicester and has so far refused to pen an extension.
That is forcing the Foxes to consider offers and Arsenal are one of the clubs keen to sign Tielemans this summer.
The Gunners have been tracking Tielemans since January and, while they have been told the 25-year-old is keen to play in the Champions League, they remain in the race for his signature.
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ICYMI: Chelsea prepare Nkunku bid
Chelsea are ready to launch a bid for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku, reports Goal.
The 24-year-old, who was recently crowned Bundesliga Player of the Year, is currently in contract talks with Leipzig but the Blues sense an opportunity to lure the player to Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid are also interested, though are prioritising other targets.
ICYMI: Nketiah to sign new contract
Eddie Nketiah has decided to stay at Arsenal, Standard Sport understands.
The young striker has been locked in talks over an extension to his contract, which expires next month, for weeks.
He was expected to leave on a free but has performed a U-turn and is now set to sign a new five-year deal.
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ICYMI: Kounde to be Chelsea’s first summer signing
Jules Kounde is likely to be the first signing of Chelsea’s new era under the owner Todd Boehly.
Standard Sport understands the Sevilla defender, who almost joined last summer, remains a key target for the club.
A dream signing for manager Thomas Tuchel would be Robert Lewandowski, who was a target before Romelu Lukaku joined.
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ICYMI: Salah staying at Liverpool
Mohamed Salah says he is STAYING at Liverpool
Speaking on Wednesday, the Liverpool forward confirmed he will not look to leave this summer.
“I am staying next season for sure,” he told reporters at a media day ahead of the Champions League final.
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Marseille plan Saliba transfer talks
Marseille hoping to convince Arsenal to sell William Saliba, club president Pablo Longoria has confirmed.
The defender has thrived during his third loan spell away from the Emirates Stadium, being named the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year for his efforts. Saliba has never played for Arsenal despite being three years into a five-year deal signed when he joined from Saint-Etienne.
Marseille are keen to keep Saliba, and the player feels similarly having broken into the France squad ahead of the World Cup, but Mikel Arteta on Wednesday said the defender “must come back to Arsenal”.
Longoria hopes Arteta changes his mind, though, telling RMS Sport: “We had a lot of conversations about analysing William Saliba’s season, especially in the last few days.
Charlton to announce new manager
Ben Garner is set to become Charlton’s new manager after a deal was reached with Swindon, according to reports.
Garner guided Swindon to the play-offs in his first and only season in Wiltshire.
Spurs back in for Bissouma
Tottenham have reignited their interest in Yves Bissouma, according to the Times.
The Brighton midfielder is expected to cost around £30million.
The likes of Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele facing uncertain futures at Spurs.
Forster passes Tottenham medical
Tottenham are set to announce their first summer signing.
The Mail report that goalkeeper Fraser Forster has passed his medical ahead of joining on a free transfer.
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ICYMI: What does Conte want this summer?
Antonio Conte will also given money from sales, and the cushion of a summer transfer war-chest means Fabio Paratici can continue to be ruthless in offloading unwanted players.
Conte would like a new centre-half, with Inter Milan’s Andrea Bastoni a target, as well as a new pair of wing-backs, a ball-playing midfielder and a forward. He admires Christian Eriksen, although the Dane’s historic health problems would make any deal complicated.
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