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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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. ”
BREAKING: 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.
What does Antonio Conte want at Tottenham this summer?
Antonio Conte will also be given money from sales, and the cushion of a summer transfer war-chest means Paratici can continue to be ruthless in offloading unwanted players.
Conte would like a new center-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 Dane’s historic health problems would make any deal complicated.
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