Transfer news LIVE: Richarlison to Chelsea; Scamacca to Arsenal latest; Tottenham, Darwin Nunez updates

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We are now just one day away from the summer transfer window opening for business as clubs jostle to get those key early deals over the line. Richarlison could snub Arsenal for London rivals Chelsea, who are also being linked with Lautaro Martinez and Ousmane Dembele as Inter Milan seek a return for Romelu Lukaku.

Elsewhere at Arsenal, there are updates on their pursuit of Gianluca Scamacca and Yves Bissouma, plus their bid to keep Bukayo Saka. Manchester City are keen on the winger, and are also set to bid for Calvin Phillips when the Leeds star returns from England duty as they look to replace departing club captain Fernandinho as Gabriel Jesus is offered to Tottenham.

Liverpool remain locked in talks over Darwin Nunez. Manchester United also want the Uruguayans, though Frenkie de Jong remains their top target during the early stages of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild. The Red Devils are also believed to be battling Chelsea for the signing of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahima Sangare.

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Scamacca to Arsenal latest

An update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Gianluca Scamacca.

Transfer journalist Graeme Bailey has told the Talking Transfers Podcast that the Gunners are doing their homework on the striker – by calling up Italy boss Roberto Mancini.

The Azzurri head coach is said to have given a glowing review of the Sassuolo star, only encouraging Arsenal to make a move as interest in Scamacca intensifies.

His club have previously admitted that several teams are keeping track of his exploits, although no concrete bid has arrived yet.

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Arsenal rival for Bissouma

Aston Villa are set to rival Arsenal for Yves Bissouma.

Steven Gerrard’s side have been active in the transfer window with Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara joining alongside loanees Robin Olsen and Philippe Coutinho arriving permanently.

The Athletic claim a midfielder is high on their list with Brighton’s Bissouma eyed.

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Lacazette press conference

Alexandre Lacazette is set to be unveiled back at Lyon. They have called a press conference and everything, which kick off shortly.

The striker, who leaves Arsenal on a free following the expiry of his contract, completed a medical last night.

Watch this space.

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Rudiger’s first interview

Antonio Rudiger has sat down with Spanish newspaper Marca after swapping Chelsea for Real Madrid.

He covers a lot of ground in a wide-ranging interview, but regarding his transfer here’s what he had to say: “I think that in football, as in life, everything is a chapter, and this is a new chapter for me. Obviously, this new chapter is a big one because it’s a big step for me. It’s probably the biggest of my whole career.

He added: “The first time I heard from Madrid it was like, ‘wow’. They first contacted me in September or October I think. A club like this does not call you many times so it was amazing. ”

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Arsenal blow as Spurs offered Jesus

Gabriel Jesus could be off to north London after all, but to play Champions League football.

Arsenal have made Manchester City their top transfer target this summer but the Times report that it may be Tottenham who lead the chase.

Jesus wants to stay in the Premier League and the Gunners have not given up hope.

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Chelsea and Man United in Sangare battle

Chelsea and Manchester United could go head to head in a battle to sign Ibrahim Sangare.

Liverpool and Newcastle have also been linked with the PSV Eindoven midfielder, who has impressed in the Eredivisie since moving from Toulouse.

Sky Sports report that Chelsea and United are both interested in Sangare, who wants to move to the Premier League despite being under contract at PSV for three more seasons.

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Man City set to make Phillips bid

Leeds are braced for more interest from Manchester City in Kalvin Phillips.

Pep Guardiola is targeting the England midfielder as part of a summer recruitment drive at the Etihad that has already secured the signing of Erling Haaland, with a replacement for departing club captain Fernandinho next on the list.

According to the Daily Mail, City will officially approach Leeds over Phillips when the latter returns from Nations League duty with England next week.

The 26-year-old – who has also been linked with Liverpool – is said to be valued at around £ 60m.

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Liverpool hopeful over Darwin Nunez deal

The latest on the Darwin Nunez to Liverpool front now.

There are multiple reports circulating on this hot topic tonight, as you can imagine, each claiming that the potential deal is at different stages.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are increasingly hopeful of beating the likes of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid in the race for the prolific Benfica striker.

However, the Reds will not pay the full asking price of £ 85.5m, despite Nunez indicating a preference for Anfield and apparently being offered a five-year contract.

Instead, it is being suggested that a structured deal is more likely, involving .4 68.4m up front and a further £ 17.1m in add-ons.

Benfica owe 20 per cent of the transfer fee to Nunez’s former club Almeria in Spain.

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Richarlison to snub Arsenal for Chelsea?

Richarlison is set to snub Arsenal in favor of a move to London rivals Chelsea, Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.

That is according to the latest reports from The Sun, which claim that the Brazilian has now informed Everton of his wish to depart Goodison Park this summer.

Former Watford star Richarlison, who is under contract on Merseyside until 2024, is said to be valued by his current club at around the £ 65m mark.

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Bale to Getafe links quashed

It looks like Gareth Bale won’t be joining Getafe after all!

Earlier today, the Spanish club’s president Angel Torres, speaking at a kit launch, insisted that they had been offered the chance to sign the Welsh star, who is a free agent after leaving nearby Real Madrid and will not retire after Wales qualified for the World Cup in Qatar.

“People might take it as a joke but about 45, 50 minutes ago, I spoke to his representative and they have offered him to us,” Torres said.

However, such a claim has been met with bemusement by one of Bale’s agents, Joshua Barnett, who told Fabrizio Romano: “I do not even have the president of Getafe’s number.”

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