Transfer news LIVE! Lewandowski statement, Nkunku comments, Perisic medical, Bastoni to Tottenham in doubt

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This week, the transfer window opens.

Tottenham look to be making moves early on with Ivan Perisic undergoing a medical today, with the Croatia star potentially following Fraser Forster through the door.

Their attempts to sign Alessandro Bastoni, however, have hit a stumbling block as the Italian is understood to be leaning towards staying at Inter Milan.

Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, has made quite the statement. The Bayern Munich story says his story with the club is “over” as links with a move to Barcelona continue.

Sadio Mane has been lined up as his replacement at the Allianz Arena, although the Liverpool forward has reportedly NOT asked to leave Anfield despite claims to the contrary.

Over at Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag could be handed a war-chest of around £ 120m as he attempts what surely has to be quite the rebuild.

Chelsea are believed to have agreed personal terms with Jules Kounde on a five-year contract as the first signing of the Todd Boehly era.

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What next for Mark Noble?

It remains to be seen what the future holds for Mark Noble, after his retirement brought an end to an 18-year career at West Ham.

He has hinted that he could return to the club at some point, potentially in a coaching role, but there is no confirmation yet of what that could be.

“I do not know yet exactly what the next chapter will hold for me,” Noble said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“The club have made it very clear that there is a role here when I am ready. For now, it’s time to spend some valuable time with my family and enjoy my first summer in more than 20 years without preseason training.

“Whatever happens though, my connection and bond with West Ham United will never be broken. Playing for and captaining this club has been a privilege, an honor and a dream come true for a young boy from Canning Town. ”

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Ben White out of England duty

Arsenal defender Ben White had to pull the England squad for their upcoming Nations League games due to injury.

White has been struggling for fitness towards the end of the season, with a hamstring injury disrupting his final few weeks of the campaign.

The center-back played no part in Arsenal’s last game of the season against Everton, but he was named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the two games against Hungary and matches with Germany and Italy next month.

White, however, has now had to pull out of the squad due to injury and he will undergo his rehabilitation at Arsenal.

No replacement has been called up by Southgate and it means he has 26 players for the four games next month.

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Ivan Perisic: A game-changer for Tottenham

Tottenham’s capture of Ivan Perisic, who is set to complete a medical and sign a two-year deal on Monday, marks a significant change of direction from the club, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

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In signing a 33-year-old with little to no sell-on value on a short-term contract, Daniel Levy has signaled a willingness to hand the keys to the club’s immediate future to managing director Fabio Paratici and head coach Antonio Conte.

As chairman, Levy has established a clear policy of signing young players with sell-on value, only deviating from the model in rare cases, where the commercial value of bringing in a superstar like Edgar Davids or Gareth Bale outweighed the costs of the deal.

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Duncan Ferguson favorite for Blackburn Rovers job

According to jouranlist Pete O’Rourke, Everton coach Dunan Ferguson has been interviewed for the vacant Blackburn Rovers job and is now a clear favorite for the job.

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Erling Haaland coy on Manchester City move

Erling Haaland refused to discuss his move to Manchester City when interviewed while on international duty.

The 21-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 24 Bundesliga games this season and is expected to become a City player on July 1, entered Monday’s news conference in Oslo rubbing his hands, but he had little enthusiasm for discussing his club situation.

“(The last few months) have been tough. This thing, it hasn’t been simple, at the same time I have been doing the best that I can for Borussia Dortmund for two and a half years, ”he told reporters.

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Chelsea agree five-year deal with Jules Kounde

According to The Athletic, Chelsea have agreed a five-year deal with Jules Kounde.

Now, it’s up to the club to strike an agreement with Sevilla as they attempt to make him Todd Boehly’s first signing.

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A reminder: Chelsea are keen on Robert Lewandowksi

An overhaul in attack is likely, with Tuchel accepting his forward line cannot match rivals Manchester City or Liverpool. Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku is a target, while Tuchel is a huge admirer of Robert Lewandowski.

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Robert Lewandowski’s explosive statement

Well, it’s safe to say Robert Lewandowski is NOT happy at Bayern Munich.

Linked with a move to Barcelona for a while now, the striker made quite the statement.

“I will only comment on this once,” he said.

“As of today, my story in Bayern is over. After the last few months, I believe that the transfer will be the best solution. At the moment I am focusing only on the grouping and representation. ”

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Tottenham to consider offers for Sergio Reguilon

Ivan Perisic expected to compete with Ryan Sessegnon at left wing-back next season, with Spurs prepared to listen to offers for Sergio Reguilon, but can also play on the right, at No.10 or even up-front.

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