Transfer news LIVE! Man United want Kante, De Jong talks; Perisic to Tottenham, Liverpool target Gavi

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The transfer market is heating up once again as we edge closer to the official opening of the summer window, with clubs in the Premier League and beyond scrambling to get early business done.

Manchester United are interested in signing N’Golo Kante and want to see if a deal can be struck this summer, with his Chelsea contract due to expire next year.

United are also said to be in talks with Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona and making a final push to recruit Wolves star Ruben Neves, while they are also considering Villarreal defender Pau Torres and Benfica’s Darwin Nunez.

Elsewhere, Tottenham are on the verge of signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, who wants to reunite with Antonio Conte instead of joining Chelsea or Juventus.

Sadio Mane continues to be heavily linked with replacing Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich, though Liverpool are said to have their eye on Barcelona starlet Gavi.

Luis Suarez could reunite with Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa, while Chelsea are targeting Christopher Nkunku, Jules Kounde and Marc Cucurella, among others.

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Man United discussing De Jong fee

Going back to Manchester United’s midfield rebuild for a second.

As well as pursuing a potential deal for Kante, reports suggest they are also hot on the trail of Frenkie de Jong.

Per The Athletic, United are actively discussing a fee with Barcelona for the Dutch international, who is a key target for compatriot Erik ten Hag.

Could he be the first new signing through the door this summer?

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Perisic accepts Tottenham offer

Ivan Perisic is set to join Tottenham this summer.

The versatile Croatian international is out of contract at Inter Milan next month and has accepted an offer to reunite with Antonio Conte at Spurs, per Italian transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.

Perisic – said to have rejected interest from Chelsea and Juventus – is set to sign a two-year contract in north London, joining up again with the manager under whom he won the Serie A title at the San Siro in 2020/21.

Tottenham are also set to sign Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster on a free transfer as work begins on a huge summer recruitment drive following a capital increase of. 150m from owners ENIC.

Conte is set to stay at the club following their qualification for the Champions League and positive talks with football director Fabio Paratici in Italy on Friday.

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Man United want Kante deal this summer

Manchester United want to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, reports suggest.

The beloved French star is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer, with The Guardian reporting that United want to find out if their Premier League rivals might sanction a sale in the upcoming window to avoid the risk of losing him for nothing in 2023, as we have seen recently with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

However, it is said that Chelsea are very unlikely to sanction any exit for Kante this summer as Thomas Tuchel looks to instigate a £ 200m transfer rebuild to close the gap to champions Manchester City and Liverpool, backed by new owner Todd Boehly.

United are looking to strengthen in virtually every position as the Erik ten Hag era begins at Old Trafford, with midfield a particular priority with Paul Pogba set to depart along with the likes of Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata.

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Arsenal transfer news: Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette likely the headline departures

There should be a fair few outgoings at Emirates Stadium this summer, writes Simon Collings.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has a year on his contract and will be sold as his replacement, Matt Turner, has already been bought.

Full-back Hector Bellerin wants to stay at Real Betis after enjoying his loan there, while center-back Pablo Mari is in a similar boat following a spell at Udinese.

In midfield, Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks set to depart and Lucas Torreira is also on his way out too. Winger Pepe is expected to go, but it remains to be seen if Reiss Nelson exits too after a loan at Feyenoord. Roma could return with a new bid for Granit Xhaka.

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Striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out of contract at the end of June.

Read the full stoy here.

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Harry Maguire’s future is at Manchester United

Harry Maguire endured a difficult season at Manchester United to say the least.

Such is the interest in the England international, even that has not stopped him being linked with a move to Barcelona, ​​as surprising as it is.

Fabrizio Romano, however, says there is nothing to suggest Maguire will leave Old Trafford and is set for talks with Erik Ten Hag.

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Hulk reveals Tottenham offer

Brazilian forward Hulk is no stranger to Premier League gossip columns.

The striker was constantly linked with moves to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, although nothing came to fruition.

Speaking on the Conversa com Bial show, Hulk revealed it was in fact Tottenham who chased him during Jose Mourinho’s time at the club.

“The only proposal that really weighed for me to go, which I had said ‘yes’, was to England. There was a proposal from Tottenham. “Mourinho, at the time, had given the ok,” said Hulk.

“And due to the rules, because I was playing in China, a long time without playing in the Brazilian national team, I could not play in England. So the lawyers tried to see if there was a loophole, there was not. So it was the proposal that I would have accepted at that moment there. ”

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Serge Gnabry: Arsenal target refusing to sign new Bayern deal

Arsenal have been linked to a dramatic move for former striker, Serge Gnaby.

In a boost for the Gunners, the German international is said to be stalling on a new deal at Bayern Munich.

Bild claim the Bundesliga champions aren’t willing to match his wage demands, meaning Arsenal could pounce.

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Liverpool enter race for Gavi

With Gavi’s Barcelona contract talks reportedly hitting an impasse, Liverpool are said to be willing to pounce.

Spanish outlet Sport claim Liverpool pose a “threat” to Barca in regards to the Spaniard’s future and could even offer as much as £ 45m to activate his release clause.

At only 17, the Reds are believed to look at such a deal as brilliant value.

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Tottenham could seal Ivan Perisic deal on Monday

Fabrizio Romano claims Tottenham are waiting for Ivan Perisic’s final decision.

Spurs, who have £ 150m to spend this summer, could be set to sign the Inter Milan star on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the month.

A deal could even be wrapped up on Monday.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko: Arsenal consider move for Manchester City star

It appears as if Gabriel Jesus is not the only Manchester City star Arsenal are chasing.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, who played a starring role in City’s stirring comeback against Aston Villa on the final day, is – according to The Daily Mail – another target.

With City looking to freshen up their squad, Mikel Arteta is seemingly hoping to take advantage and lure the Ukraine international to the Emirates Stadium.

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