The summer transfer window is now well up and running and we are starting to see clubs across Europe step up their efforts to spend some cash and refresh their respective squads.
Before they can properly get going on that front, however, Tottenham still need to find a new manager, with former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde and ex-Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo the latest names to be linked with the job after Gennaro Gattuso and Paulo Fonseca were ruled out.
At Euro 2020, we’ve seen some players putting themselves in the shop window already and Swedish striker Alexander Isak certainly falls into that category, with reports suggesting Chelsea – also battling Manchester City for Erling Haaland – have now joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for his signature, while they have also reportedly launched a new bid for Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi that includes Marcos Alonso.
England captain Harry Kane still dominates the transfer agenda amid reports that Manchester City will make a £100m ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer for the wantaway Spurs talisman.
Arsenal are reportedly set to reignite their interest in long-term target Houssem Aouar of Lyon, while Kieran Tierney is set to sign a new five-year deal in a major boost to Mikel Arteta’s side.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are now said to be eyeing Italy and Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi, while Manchester United have reportedly made an improved offer to Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho worth more than £75m and Memphis Depay has finally completed his switch to Barcelona.
Keep up to date with today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip below!
Favre talks to Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have held talks with Lucien Favre to become their new manager, reports the Guardian.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has other offers and interest, including from the Premier League, so will take his time making a decision on his next move.
Man City make first £100m-plus Kane bid
Manchester City have made an official proposal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Kane has indicated he wants to leave Spurs this summer and Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are keen.
Romano reports City have made an official offer of £100m – plus players as part of the deal. He adds, however, Spurs have no plans to accept the bid.
Lokonga agrees Arsenal deal
Arsenal and Albert Sambi Lokonga have agreed personal terms ahead of a move from Anderlecht, claims Football Insider.
Lokonga has been mooted as a replacement for Granit Xhaka, who is a target for Roma.
Standard Sport revealed last week that Arsenal are working hard on a deal for the Belgian, and reports this week claim progress has been made.
Medley leaves Arsenal for Belgium
Arsenal defender Zech Medley has joined Belgian side KV Oostende in a permanent move.
The 20-year-old spent the last season on loan League One side Gillingham and Scottish side Kilmarnock.
Medley has now left Arsenal to gain more first-team football elsewhere.
McGuinness leaves Arsenal
Arsenal defender Mark McGuinness has joined Cardiff City on a permanent contract.
McGuinness has been with Arsenal since he was 10, signing a pro deal in 2019, but he has struggled to break into the first team.
The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with League One side Ipswich Town, where he made 25 appearances during the campaign, and he has now left Arsenal permanently.
McGuinness has signed for Championship side Cardiff City, penning a three-year deal.
Calhanoglu heading across Milan
AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu is set to cross the divide and join Inter on a free transfer.
The Turkish playmaker is out of contract next week and will join the Serie A champions on a Bosman.
Barca turn to Insigne
Barcelona want to continue their summer overhaul by signing Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne.
The 30-year-old is into the final year of his contract at Napoli and Barca believe he could be tempted away.
Sportitalia claim the Spanish side are ready to firm up their interest and make a move for the Italy international soon.
Barcelona have already signed Memphis Depay this summer and are keen to add more reinforcements.
Donnarumma completes PSG medical
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has undergone his medical ahead of a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Donnarumma, who is a free agent after his deal with AC Milan expired this summer, has agreed personal terms with PSG.
The goalkeeper is set to bank around £9m-a-season in France and a deal is close to being completed.
Gazzetta dello Sport report a medical has been done and an announcement could be made this week.
Coyle departs Arsenal after 12 years
Winger Trae Coyle has left Arsenal to join Swiss club FC Lausanne-Sport on a permanent transfer.
The 20-year-old joined the Gunners’ academy at the age of eight but failed to make a senior appearance for the club.
He spent the first half of last season on loan at Gillingham, scoring twice in 13 Sky Bet League One outings.
“Everyone at the club wishes Trae all the best in the next stage of his career in Lausanne, and we thank him for his contribution to Arsenal,” read a statement on the Gunners’ website.
Man Utd balk at Trippier fee
Manchester United are ready to look at other options after being quoted €40m for Kieran Tripper, reports the BBC.
The England right-back was a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Atletico’s demands appear to have ended the interest.
Diogo Dalot is back after a loan spell at AC Milan, who want him to return but again only on a temporary deal.
Dalot could now fill the second right-back slot in the squad or be used as a makeweight for a transfer.