Transfer news LIVE! Real Madrid eye Sterling; Perisic joins Spurs; Lewandowski problems; Klopp meets Tchouamen

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This week, the 2022 summer transfer window finally opens.

Manchester United are hoping to cut some early deals and Erik Ten Hag could be handed a warchest of around £ 120million as he attempts what surely has to be quite the rebuild.

However, Frenkie de Jong may prove to be out of reach after reports outlined his desire to stay at Barcelona – by buying a new home in the city. Jurrien Timber and Darwin Nunez are targets with the Benfica striker also wanted by Tottenham.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are believed to be interested in Raheem Sterling as he moves into the final year of his contract, with no decision yet reached with Manchester City over extending it.

Spurs are hoping to announce their first summer signing today after Ivan Perisic successfully underwent a medical, though their attempts to sign Alessandro Bastoni have hit a stumbling block. In terms of departures, the club are willing to sell Harry Winks but also need to offload non-homegrown players too.

Over at Chelsea, Todd Boehly’s takeover has led to a swell of activity in the market with Jules Kounde tipped to arrive while the club has received a key boost in a potential move for Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan. Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has been tipped to head in the opposite direction.

Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, has made quite the statement. The Bayern Munich striker says his story with the club is “over” as links with a move to Barcelona continue. Bayern CEO Oliver Khan has hit back at those comments, while La Liga president Javier Tebas has said Barcelona are not currently able to sign Lewandowski.

In other news at the club, Serge Gnabry has reportedly been offered a new deal amid Arsenal links and Fabian Ruiz is in a similar position amid talk over his future.

The biggest move on the continent is expected to see Aurelien Tchouameni join Real Madrid for around £ 75m, despite Jurgen Klopp’s apparent attempts to persuade the midfielder to join Liverpool.

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Fight for Ousmane Dembele is on

Ousmane Dembele is out of contract at Barcelona this summer and no extention appears to be on the cards.

That means a free transfer is seemingly on the cards with PSG one of the favorites to sign the winger.

However, Sport reports that PSG are focused on situations at the club for now which has delayed any negotiations with Dembele, which could leave other clubs in the driving seat when it comes to signing the Frenchman.

Liverpool are one club who could well be interested, as they look for a replacement for Sadio Mane who is expected to leave this summer. Chelsea have also been linked with Dembele.

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More from Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic’s move to Tottenham was officially confirmed this afternoon and he’s been talking about just how difficult it was for him to leave Inter Milan.

He told Fabrizio Romano: “I know it’s a common thing to say, but this was one of the hardest decisions I had to make in my career – and I decided to follow my dream of playing in the Premier League, now I’m ready for Spurs. ”

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Daley Blind: Erik ten Hag a ‘control freak’

Daley Blind has given the Manchester United players an insight into what they should expect from new manager Erik ten Hag.

“A manager who loves to play attacking football, which is what Man United stands for, I think,” Blind told United Daily.

“In Ajax, he knows that everyone in the club is important and everyone needs to be involved to get to that winning mentality. He wants to keep everything close, and I think he is also a control freak. ”

Read his full comments here!

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Nathan Ake and Oleksandr Zinchenko given green light to leave

Raheem Sterling could potentially be on the move this summer and so could his Manchester City teammates Nathan Ake and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The Times reports that City have told the defensive duo that they are free to leave the club in the upcoming window, if reasonable offers are received.

That will particularly positive news for Arsenal, who are rumored to be very keen on Zinchenko. Arteta worked with the Ukrainian while at City and the Gunners will hope that can prove an important factor in the weeks ahead.

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Real Madrid monitoring Raheem Sterling situation

Raheem Sterling is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid as he moves into the final year of his contract at Manchester City.

The winger has been at the club for seven years but no decision has yet been made on his future. Sterling is expected to speak to City when he returns from international duty.

Real are one of the clubs monitoring the situation, as Bayern Munich, and both will be encouraged by comments Sterling has made in the past.

“I would love to play abroad and see how I meet that challenge,” Sterling said last year.

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The 37-year-old has not done yet!

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Sevilla monitoring Harry Winks

As we reported yesterday, Tottenham are willing to sell Harry Winks this summer as they revamp the squad.

Spurs would consider bids in the region of £ 20m, or a deal involving a lower fee but including add-ons.

According to the Sun, Sevilla are one of those considering making a move for Winks this summer and he would be open to a La Liga move.

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Real Madrid close in on Aurelien Tchouamen

Aurelien Tchouamen looks set to join Real Madrid this summer, with the Monaco midfielder reportedly close to moving for £ 68million plus add-ons.

According to Marca, Jurgen Klopp flew to Monaco to try and convince the 20-year-old to join Liverpool instead, but Tchouamen has his heart set on Real.

The Champions League winners have been turned by Kylian Mbappe recently, but it looks like they’ll get their man this time.

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Barcelona ‘cannot’ buy Robert Lewandowski

La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed Barcelona are not currently able to sign Robert Lewandowski.

The Bayern Munich striker is desperate to secure a move this summer, insisting his story with the Bundesliga champions ‘is over’, but his desire to make the switch to Barcelona could be hit by the club’s financial situation.

“They know what they have to do,” Tebas told Marca.

“They know perfectly well our economic control rules and their financial situation. The rules are there to avoid major economic problems. I do not know if they will sell De Jong, Pedri or Pepito Perez.

“They know what they have to do – sell assets and earn more, this is what they have to do.

“Barca has had many accumulated losses in the last tax years, some which could have been avoided and they have to stock the pantry.

“Just as Madrid have stocked up, Barcelona have emptied it. Today they can not sign [Lewandowski]. ‘

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Romain Saiss leaves Wolves

After spending six years at Wolves and making more than 200 appearances, Romain Saiss will leave the club this summer.

Besiktas are among the club interested in signing the 32-year-old on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the month.

“The moment I feared the most has come…. The moment to say goodbye to you after 6 wonderful years with you, ”Saiss posted on Instagram.

“It was an honor and a privilege to wear these colors and to contribute to the success and renewal of this club. I have met exceptional people over these 6 years, always looking out for me and my family.

“Thanks to the fans for your support despite the ups and downs, you’ve always been behind me. Thank you to the various people working at the club for your kindness on a daily basis. Thank you to the various technical and medical staff for your work, for having been an important part of our success.

“Finally, thank you to all the players that I consider as a family. A wardrobe of exceptional men that I will never forget.

“Thank you Wolves. I’ll be a wolf forever. ”

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