Transfers news LIVE! Arsenal move for Jesus; Nkunku to Chelsea; Kane latest

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The summer transfer window will soon open and, already, deals are being done.

Erling Haaland is set to be unveiled by Manchester City later today and his arrival could force Gabriel Jesus out. Arsenal, amid their search for a striker, have stepped up their pursuit of the Brazilian.

Harry Kane is open to the idea of ​​a new contract at Tottenham, while Erik ten Hag is reportedly close to making his first signing at Manchester United in the shape of Ajax defender Jurrien Timber.

Sadio Mane, meanwhile, has refused to discuss his Liverpool future following Mohamed Salah’s revelation that he will stay at Anfield next season despite no developments over a new contract.

Todd Boehly’s takeover at Chelsea is set to go through and Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig is thought to be an early target as Thomas Tuchel attempts to immediately catch up to Manchester City and Liverpool.

With the window open next week, things are certainly heating up.

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Aurélien Tchouaméni: Liverpool and Real Madrid in ‘direct’ contact with agents

Aurélien Tchouaméni is a man who will frequently feature in gossip columns this summer.

The Monaco and France midfielder has been linked with pretty much every big club going, with Real Madrid often touted as favorites to land him.

Still, Fabrizio Romano has claimed Monaco will simply not sell for less than 80m euros, despite the fact Tchouaméni has told teammates he is keen on a move to the Spanish capital.

They, along with Champions League rivals Liverpool, are said to be in direct contacts with his agents.

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Diego Carlos a wanted man

90Min claim Newcastle United are not giving up in their attempts to sign Sevilla defender, Diego Carlos.

The Brazilian was strongly linked in January and the Premier League side saw a number of bids rejected, with Sevilla standing firm.

Now, however, they are thought to be prepared to rival Aston Villa and Arsenal in attempting a fresh bid to bring the Brazilian international to England.

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Juventus target another loan deal for Alvaro Morata

As is so often the case, Alvaro Morata continues to be linked with Arsenal, although Juventus are reportedly eager to keep him at the club.

Currently on loan from Atletico Madrid, Juve are – according to Tuttojuve – trying to strike a deal where they would sign the former Chelsea forward on a permanent basis.

If they can not stretch that far amid the looming arrivals of Paul Pogba and Angel di Maria, it is said they will attempt to secure another loan move.

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Arsenal one of several Premier League clubs watching Cheick Doucoure

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are just one of many Premier League clubs casting keen eyes over Lens midfielder, Cheick Doucoure.

The 22-year-old has impressed this season, scoring once and registering a further four assists and is said to be eager to test himself in England.

Arsenal are thought to be keen on a transfer as Mikel Arteta looks to pad out his squad with more options, although they will not have it easy.

Everton, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Wolves are also believed to retain an interest in the Mali international.

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Why Barcelona could sell Frenkie De Jong to Man Utd

Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona would be willing to sell Frenkie De Jong if it helps them land either Robert Lewandowski or Bernardo Silva.

The Dutch midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, which would see him reunite with former Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag.

While president Joan Laporta has stressed Barca are not actively looking to sell De Jong, they could look to raise funds to land attacking targets.

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Silva is understood to want a new challenge despite all of the success with City, while Lewandowski has asked to leave Bayern Munich.

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Ligue 1 fire back

Ligue 1 have written to La Liga president Javier Tebas to complain about his “attacks on Paris Saint-Germain’s finances” after Kylian Mbappe’s huge new deal.

After Mbappe signed a new three-year contract at Qatari-owned PSG, Tebas said the Spanish league would file complaints to UEFA, the European Union and French administrative and fiscal authorities because it believes the “scandalous” agreement attacks the economic stability of the sport. .

“We want to express in the strongest possible terms our disapproval, and also our incomprehension, of your latest attacks against Ligue 1 and one of our clubs,” French league chairman Vincent Labrune said in a letter to Tebas on Wednesday that was obtained by The Associated Press.

“The fact that you publicly and repeatedly take this position against Ligue 1 on this topic and denigrate our league and our clubs is both unacceptable and manifestly false.”

Tebas has long questioned the reliance of PSG on Qatari sponsorships, which he said are of “doubtful valuation,” and doubted how the club could comply with rules given heavy losses.

Labrune wrote, “Your attacks on Ligue 1 and one of our clubs Paris Saint-Germain and one of our players Kylian Mbappe are based around your own interpretation of financial unsustainability and competitive imbalance, which you repeatedly attribute to Ligue 1 and one of our clubs . “

Labrune pointed out that the European Court of Justice ruled Real Madrid and Barcelona benefitted from illegal state aid and how Spanish top division clubs have spent almost a third more on players than the French league in the last 10 years.

Labrune highlighted how Tebas in his role as a UEFA executive committee member helped to create new European financial sustainability rules. The replacement for Financial Fair Play has no rules blocking funding of clubs from sovereign wealth funds like Qatar.

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Real Madrid eye Rafael Leao as Mbappe alternative

In the wake of Kylian Mbappe’s decision to stay at PSG, Real Madrid are looking elsewhere.

Gazetta dell Sport claim the Spanish champions have turned their attentions to Rafael Leao after his starring role in AC Milan’s Serie A title win.

A first offer of around £ 102m is being prepared following the forward’s 36 goal involvements in all competitions this season.

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Christopher Nkunku update

Sky Germany transfer reporter Florian Plettenberg claim it is Manchester United who could make the first formal offer for the RB Leipzig forward, despite interest from Chelsea.

Consultant Ralf Rangnick has previously recommended the club make signings in the attacking department, an area Thomas Tuchel is also desperate to strengthen.

Still, United are understood to be preparing a big offer to bring the Frenchman to Old Trafford.

Your move, Chelsea.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan close to Inter Milan move

Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari claims the Roma star is set to join Inter Milan.

Mkhitaryan’s contract in the Italian capital expires this summer and, while Jose Mourinho’s are also thought to be keen to keep him, Inter are reportedly close to signing him on a free transfer.

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Paul Scholes: Edinson Cavani a ‘disgrace’ at Manchester United

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has labeled Edinson Cavani a ‘disgrace’ after a video appeared appearing to show the striker swearing at supporters.

The forward will leave Old Trafford this summer after a miserable campaign, one in which he made only 20 appearances across all competitions.

“Cavani I think was a disgrace this year, he hardly ever played. He pulled out of the Middlesbrough game because he had to travel back from wherever he was.

Funnily enough, since that Middlesbrough game I think I heard last night United have won only five out of 18 games or something since then.

“It’s been embarrassing, this manager [Erik ten Hag] now needs backing. Who’s going to help him do that? The club upstairs is still a bit of a mess, we do not really know. ”

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