Transfer news LIVE! Rafael Leao to Chelsea and latest gossip

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The summer transfer window reopens in just three days’ time as clubs in the Premier League and beyond bid to get plenty of early business over the line.

Arsenal are being strongly linked with Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca as well as Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, though face a fight from Manchester City to keep Bukayo Saka. Leicester playmaker Youri Tielemans is another target and he has been addressing his future.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are trying to wrap up a deal for Scottish sensation Calvin Ramsay and have also entered the race to sign Leeds star Kalvin Phillips, with a further eye on Jude Bellingham. Gareth Bale and Paulo Dybala won’t be signing for Tottenham, and now neither will Alessandro Bastoni it appears.

Mo Salah – as well as Angel Di Maria – could be on his way to Barcelona, ​​with Bayern Munich poised to bid again for top Robert Lewandowski replacement Sadio Mane.

Chelsea are reportedly on the trail of Rafael Leao, Matthijs de Ligt and Ousmane Dembele, while Manchester United have added Denzel Dumfries to an already extensive list of targets that includes Frenkie de Jong, Jurrien Timber and Darwin Nunez.

Further afield, Aurelien Tchouameni looks set to finally join Real Madrid in a deal which could be worth £ 82million.

Check out the latest transfer news and gossip LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below!

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Trio scrap over Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen’s future has come down to a choice of three clubs.

Sky Sports name Tottenham, Brentford and Manchester United as the final teams being considered by the Dane.

It is now up to Eriksen to decide which of the contract offers he wants to accept.

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Newcastle turn off Dean Henderson

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is no longer a target for Newcastle, according to the Telegraph.

Instead, Nathan Ake of Manchester City and Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin are the Magpies’ top targets this summer.

A new goalkeeper is also on their radar despite pulling out of a move for Henderson.

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Ambitious Alexis Sanchez pushes for Camp Nou return

Alexis Sanchez has reportedly offered himself up for a return to Barcelona.

Spanish daily Sport detail contact from the player’s representatives with the Camp Nou as Inter Milan look to get him off their wage bill.

Alas, coach Xavi said no as Sanchez does not fit his playing style. Still, can’t blame a boy for trying…

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Ex-Tottenham man on the move

Fiorentina could swoop for former Tottenham goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, after his loan spell in north London ended.

Back at Atalanta, the Italian is said to be a target by La Nazione.

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Louis van Gaal’s advice to Jurrien Timber

Manchester United target Jurrien Timber cannot move to a club where he will not be first-choice this summer, says Louis van Gaal.

The Netherlands national team boss said today: “I think a player of his quality can play in the Premier League. That is not a problem. If he has to make this big step now, that’s the question.

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“[If he does not play] then he is not so wise, I think. He has to play. ”

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Robert Lewandowski makes fresh Bayern plea

Robert Lewandowski has made clear his desire to leave Bayern Munich.

Barcelona are the frontrunners to sign the Polish striker, who has a year left to run on his contract in Bavaria.

He told OnetSport: “I only want to leave Bayern. Loyalty and respect are more important than work. The best way is to find a solution together.

“Something has died in me, I want to leave Bayern for more emotions in my life.”

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Saul Niguez opens up on Chelsea stint

Saul Niguez has opened up on a tough loan spell at Chelsea as he departs the club.

In a year switch from Atletico Madrid, the Spanish midfielder played 26 games – only ten of which came in the Premier League. In fact, each of his first two league starts ended up being substituted at half-time.

Thomas Tuchel attempted to find space for Saul with a run of outings as a left wing-back after Ben Chilwell’s injury, but his spell was overall an underwhelming one.

On Tuesday, he posted a Twitter thread to explain his emotions on the stint.

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Liverpool and Salah talks to continue

No agreement yet between Liverpool and Mohamed Salah in their contract negotiations, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Talks are set to continue but the Egyptian wants an improved offer, with his preference being remaining in the Premier League – and at Anfield.

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Chelsea enter Rafael Leao race

AC Milan striker Rafael Leao has entered Chelsea’s radar, according to 90min.

Real Madrid have long been considered the favorites for the Portuguese star, who helped the Diavolo win the Serie A title last month.

But Chelsea are described as monitoring the situation ahead of a possible bid.

Romelu Lukaku’s future could play a role in the Leao interest, with the Belgian wanting a return to Inter Milan.

Therefore… Chelsea could end up reinforcing Milan’s rivals before signing their top striker!

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Juventus eye fresh Morata deal

Alvaro Morata, previously discussed as an Arsenal target, could have found his route back to Juventus.

After the end of his loan spell in Turin and the Old Lady’s refusal to pay his £ 31million purchase clause, a player-exchange deal could spark the deal back into life.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports on Moise Kean being offered by Juve in return for Morata.

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