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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No Spurs bid for Kostic
Tottenham are yet to make an offer for defensive target Filip Kostic, according to reports in Germany.
The Bayer Leverkusen defender is on Antonio Conte’s wishlist for what is expected to be a big summer in north London.
Kostic has just one year remaining on his contract and is not expected to cost much more than £ 13million, though BILD and Frankfurter Rundschau are proposing a double deal that value.
Kounde to be first signing of new Chelsea era
Jules Kounde is likely to be the first signing of Chelsea’s new era under 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.
Dortmund have doubts about Werner
Chelsea have plenty planned for the summer, but will want to shift unwanted players first with Timo Werner among them.
Goal reports that Borussia Dortmund are having second thoughts over a move for the German due to the financials involved.
Chelsea ready 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 prioritizing other targets.
Bayern leave_member Gravenberch deal
This is another big coup for Bayern as Ajax star Ryan Gravenberch is set to join for around £ 20m.
That seems like a steal.
New deal of Longstaff
Sean Longstaff has been rewarded for a fine second half of the season with a new Newcastle contract.
Bad news for Zlatan
Ibrahimovic has struggled with a knee injury in recent months, last playing the full 90 minutes for the Italian side in January.
The 40-year-old celebrated his second Serie A title with Milan, playing the last 18 minutes of the final game against Sassuolo on Sunday as they pipped rivals Inter to the title by two points.
“The arthroscopy had been planned for a while to definitively resolve the joint’s instability through the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, with lateral reinforcement and meniscus reparation,” Milan said in a statement.
“The operation was a complete success and the prognosis is estimated between seven and eight months.”
Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s top scorer with 62 goals, was not named in the national team for next month’s UEFA Nations League matches.
Xavi hopeful on Gavi deal
The Barcelona boss is confident of keeping the midfielder at the club.
“Gavi deal? I’m not worried, these things take time. I am hopeful that in a few days we can announce something. ”