The transfer window officially opens in just a few days time and already clubs are getting their summer business lined up.
Arsenal remain key bidders in the window having earlier been linked with Youri Tielemans and Gabriel Jesus. Now, Italian forward Gianluca Scamacca is high among their priorities after Alexandre Lacazette’s exit was confirmed with Barcelona reportedly open to a bid for defender Clement Lenglet.
Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid, while they are also chasing Darwin Nunez, Frenkie de Jong and Jurrien Timber, among others.
Chelsea look to be embroiled in a battle with Tottenham for Torino’s Gleison Bremer, while they are poised to move again for long-term target Jules Kounde as Spurs go after Alessandro Bastoni. In terms of departures, Romelu Lukaku is a key name doing the rounds.
Jude Bellingham continues to be linked with Liverpool, who could also sign Arnaut Danjuma and Calvin Ramsay over the coming months.
Bayern Munich fear that Robert Lewandowski could tear up his contract this summer as Barcelona look at Romelu Lukaku as a potential contingency plan if they are unable to sign the Polish goal machine.
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Clement Lenglet offered to north London rivals
Arsenal and Tottenham are both in the race to sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet.
The Times detail Blaugrana plans to loan out the Frenchman this summer with Sport saying Spurs are happy to pay his £165,000-a-week wages.
However, with the Gunners now an option for Lenglet, they could gazump Tottenham’s offer amid Antonio Conte’s interest in Alessandro Bastoni.
Man United tipped to sign Marco Asensio
In what would be one of the deals of the summer, Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio has reportedly been offered to Manchester United.
The Spaniard is entering the final year of his Bernabeu deal and El Chiringuito claim he is free to leave – at the right price.
Asensio told AS: “I have one more year in my contract yet here we are talking about me leaving Real Madrid. This is an important moment for me, I will not deny it.
“I am more mature and not only on the field, this is an important moment and I will have to make important decisions. Me and my family know that I have to keep growing and moving forward. I want to achieve important things in football and they help me do that.”
Romelu Lukaku out to force Chelsea exit
Romelu Lukaku is determined to force a return to Inter Milan, according to the Telegraph.
Having last year forced a return to Chelsea from Inter, the Belgian’s underwhelming season at Stamford Bridge has led to an apparent desire to end his second Blues stint.
Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, is reportedly set to be ditched by Lukaku with his lawyer, Sebastien Ledure, to lead talks.
Inter will prefer a loan deal for the coming season including an option to sign the striker permanently.
Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal
French striker Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Explaining his exit in an interview with Arsenal’s official website, Lacazette said: “With the club we decided to go apart. The club is taking a new direction and we are at the end of my contract as well. Now it is time for me to have a new experience, a new adventure.”
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