We are edging closer to the official opening of the transfer window and rumours are already starting to pick up.
Romelu Lukaku is reportedly willing to take a significant pay-cut in order to seal a return to Inter Milan after his nightmare season back at Chelsea, although it is still unclear as to whether or not the Italian giants can afford a deal.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has dropped a major hint over his Manchester United future by hailing Erik Ten Hag and calling for patience with the new manager as he begins yet another rebuild at Old Trafford.
Over at Arsenal, they are said to be confident of signing Gabriel Jesus this summer and will hope to ramp up talks after the international break, with Alexandre Lacazette now having returned to former club Lyon.
Sadio Mane has hinted he will look to leave Liverpool in the coming weeks while there has been yet more talk in regard to the idea of Harry Kane signing a new deal at Tottenham.
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West Ham edge closer to Nayef Aguerd signing
According to noted transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, West Ham are set to sign Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.
The final details of the agreement are said to have been thrashed out, largely involving potential add-ons.
You can read more about Aguerd here.
Goncalo Inacio: Wolves closing in on deal for Man Utd target
According to The Daily Mirror, Wovles are set to seal a £30m deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Goncalo Inacio.
Manchester United had been linked with a move for the 20-year-old centre-back, who is thought to have a big fan in a certain Bruno Fernandes.
Wolves, however, have been cashing him for a while now and could wrap up a deal.
Arsenal ready to walk away from Victor Osihmen deal
Strongly linked with a move to Arsenal, Napoli forward Victor Osihmen is likley to set any potential suitor back a pretty penny this season.
According to Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Napoli want as much as £103m for the Nigerian forward.
At that price, Arsenal are believed to have ended their interest.
AC Milan ‘dreaming’ of signing Christopher Nkunku
According to TMW, Italian champions AC Milan are ‘dreaming’ of making RB Leipzig forward, Christopher Nkunku.
Linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, the forward looks set to leave Germany after a brilliant season, during which he scored 35 goals and registered 20 assists in 51 appearances.
With Milan champions once again, they are keen to make the Frenchman their big signing after tasting Serie A success again, although it could be difficult match any offers from England.
Richarlison: Real Madrid keen on Everton star
Richarlison, who has touted as a potential Kylian Mbappe replacement for PSG had he left last summer, now reportedly features on Real Madrid’s transfer wish-list after they were snubbed by the Frenchman.
According to LaOpinion, Carlo Ancelotti is determined to bring the Brazilian forward to the Spanish capital.
The player himself, meanwhile, recently hinted he had already told Frank Lampard of his desire to leave Everton.
Alessandro Bastoni: Inter Milan star’s agent all but confirms he will stay at the club
Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni is a major target for Tottenham this summer, although a deal could be difficult to do.
Despite Spurs’ upward trajectory under Antonio Conte, the Italian defender is believed to be keen to stay at the San Siro.
“He is certainly a big fan of the team he plays for, so he will happily remain at Inter,” agent Tuilio Tinti told Sportitalia.
“However, he is also a professional. This is football and he has to adjust.
“It’s clear he is very happy to play for Inter and feels this jersey like a tattoo on his skin.”
Sven Botman confirms Newcastle and AC Milan both want to sign him
Sven Botman is a name you’re likely going to be hearing a lot of in the next few weeks.
A major target for Newcastle in January, they are believed to be keen on the Lille defender again, although Serie A champions AC Milan are also in the mix.
Speaking to Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad, the 22-year-old revealed: “Talks are underway now. I won’t go into all of that, but it’s going well. I do hope that the transfer for the new season is completed. Preferably also for the pre-season, yes.
“Those clubs [Newcastle and AC Milan] are interested, yes. I can’t and won’t say much more about it. What I want is to take a nice step towards a nice competition. I am also looking forward to a new step.
“I am aware of what I want – that is not necessarily to that club or that competition. You weigh all kinds of things and then the total picture has to suit you. I must have a very good feeling about it.”
Darwin Nunez: Manchester United and Liverpool set for transfer battle
According to the Independent, Manchester United and Liverpool are among the clubs seriously keen on signing Benfica forward Darwin Nunez this summer.
Linked with pretty much every top club going, the player himself was said to have been keen on moving to Anfield although could now listen to offers from Old Trafford.
CONFIRMED: Aston Villa sign Robin Olsen
Aston Villa are getting their business done early this year.
While signing Robin Olsen on a permanent basis is not quite as eye-catching as their moves for Philippe Coutinho, Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara, Steven Gerrard clearly wants plans in place ahead of pre-season.
Real Betis continue Hector Bellerin chase
Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Real Betis are making progress in their attempts to bring Hector Bellerin in on a permanent basis.
Having spent last season on loan there, Betis want to keep the right-back.
Arsenal are believed to value him at around £15.4m but, with Mikel Arteta having other options, Betis are reportedly hoping to land him for less.
- 1 Latest transfer news and rumours
- 1.1 Live updates
- 1.2 West Ham edge closer to Nayef Aguerd signing
- 1.3 Goncalo Inacio: Wolves closing in on deal for Man Utd target
- 1.4 Arsenal ready to walk away from Victor Osihmen deal
- 1.5 AC Milan ‘dreaming’ of signing Christopher Nkunku
- 1.6 Richarlison: Real Madrid keen on Everton star
- 1.7 Alessandro Bastoni: Inter Milan star’s agent all but confirms he will stay at the club
- 1.8 Sven Botman confirms Newcastle and AC Milan both want to sign him
- 1.9 Darwin Nunez: Manchester United and Liverpool set for transfer battle
- 1.10 CONFIRMED: Aston Villa sign Robin Olsen
- 1.11 Real Betis continue Hector Bellerin chase