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Mohamed Salah was ready to move to Chelsea before his new contract made him the highest paid player in Liverpool history.

Mohamed Salah renewed his contract with Liverpool this week

Serge Gnabry is a shock name on the Manchester United and Manchester City transfer radar.

Manchester United have reportedly agreed to offer Christian Eriksen a £150,000-a-week deal, but the Danish star is said to want to wait and see who else Erik ten Hag brings to Old Trafford.

Manchester United remain in the hunt for Brazilian teenager Gabriel Veron de Palmeiras this summer.

Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij has emerged as one of Manchester United’s top transfer targets.

Manchester City will tell Chelsea to forget to re-sign centre-back Nathan Ake on the cheap.

Nathan Ake celebrates Man City's 2-0 win (AP)
Nathan Ake could be ready for a return to Chelsea

Arsenal have reportedly contacted Benfica over a possible deal for Alex Grimaldo having missed out on signing Aaron Hickey.

Arsenal have opened talks with representatives of young Lille midfielder Amadou Onana over a possible transfer this summer.

Crystal Palace are plotting a late shot in the battle for £20m-rated Morgan Gibbs-White.


Manchester United could face competition from Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as Chelsea monitor the situation.

Frankie de Jong
Frenkie de Jong is a key target for Man Utd this summer

Barcelona are reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Chelsea to sign Marcos Alonso, but their hunt for Cesar Azpilicueta has become complicated.

Barcelona are reportedly hoping to allocate £172m to spend on four players during the summer transfer window, with Xavi keen to sign Robert Lewandowski, Bernardo Silva, Raphinha and Jules Kounde.

Barcelona are ready to sell Memphis Depay to fund the transfer of Leeds winger Raphinha.

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior will sign a new long-term contract which will include a £1billion release clause.

Barcelona have made it clear to Ousmane Dembele that they have no intention of increasing their offer currently on the table for the Frenchman to renew his contract.

Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane Dembele’s contract at Barcelona has now expired

AC Milan are considering renewing Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract at the club and a meeting has been set with the striker.


Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, with Barcelona president Joan Laporta insisting the midfielder is ‘not for sale’ and wants to stay at Camp Nou.

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Raphinha from Leeds appear to have faded after a new report revealed the Brazilian winger would rather ‘stay put’ than join the Blues.

Chelsea have suffered another transfer blow from Barcelona after agreeing Ousmane Dembele on a new contract.

Tottenham are closing in on a deal to land Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet as they seek to continue their summer spending spree.

Barcelona's Clement Lenglet watches the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Getafe, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, ​​Spain, Sunday, August 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
Tottenham reportedly close in on signing Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet

Leeds are reportedly closing in on RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams as a replacement for outgoing Kalvin Phillips.


Erik ten Hag will ask Manchester United to replace Cristiano Ronaldo with Ajax’s young Brazilian striker Antony if the Portugal international is able to force his departure from the club for the second time.

Manchester United have made a £39.6million bid for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez in a bid to knock Arsenal out of the race for the Argentina international.

Juventus are keen on signing Roberto Firmino and the Italian giants believe they can land him for less than £20million as he only has one year left on his contract.

Roberto Firmino scored twice to extend Liverpool's advantage over Benfica
Roberto Firmino has lost his starting spot at Liverpool

Arsenal could have a battle on their hands to keep Gabriel if Chelsea finalize a move for Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt this summer.


Arsenal’s reported interest in Leicester star Youri Tielemans has faded, and now Manchester United have been placed on ‘high alert’ with his future uncertain.

Raheem Sterling has held positive talks with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel as his £45million transfer from Manchester City draws closer.

Barcelona have reportedly agreed to meet Leeds’ £60m asking price for Raphinha, putting a deal with Chelsea in serious doubt.


In demand, Vinicius Souza now faces a direct choice between Celtic and Fenerbahce.


Rangers’ pursuit of PAOK hitman Antonio Colak could hinge on the Bundesliga side’s summer transfer plans to Cologne.

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