This week, the transfer window opens.
Tottenham look to be making moves early on with Ivan Perisic undergoing a medical today, with the Croatia star potentially following Fraser Forster through the door.
Their attempts to sign Alessandro Bastoni, however, have hit a stumbling block as the Italian is understood to be leaning towards staying at Inter Milan.
Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, has made quite the statement. The Bayern Munich story says his story with the club is “over” as links with a move to Barcelona continue.
Sadio Mane has been lined up as his replacement at the Allianz Arena, although the Liverpool forward has reportedly NOT asked to leave Anfield despite claims to the contrary.
Over at Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag could be handed a war-chest of around £120m as he attempts what surely has to be quite the rebuild.
Chelsea are believed to have agreed personal terms with Jules Kounde on a five-year contract as the first signing of the Todd Boehly era.
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Ivan Perisic: A game-changer for Tottenham
Tottenham’s capture of Ivan Perisic, who is set to complete a medical and sign a two-year deal on Monday, marks a significant change of direction from the club, writes Dan Kilpatrick.
In signing a 33-year-old with little to no sell-on value on a short-term contract, Daniel Levy has signalled a willingness to hand the keys to the club’s immediate future to managing director Fabio Paratici and head coach Antonio Conte.
As chairman, Levy has established a clear policy of signing young players with sell-on value, only deviating from the model in rare cases, where the commercial value of bringing in a superstar like Edgar Davids or Gareth Bale outweighed the costs of the deal.
Duncan Ferguson favourite for Blackburn Rovers job
According to jouranlist Pete O’Rourke, Everton coach Dunan Ferguson has been interviewed for the vacant Blackburn Rovers job and is now a clear favourite for the job.
Erling Haaland coy on Manchester City move
Erling Haaland refused to discuss his move to Manchester City when interviewed while on international duty.
The 21-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 24 Bundesliga games this season and is expected to become a City player on July 1, entered Monday’s news conference in Oslo rubbing his hands, but he had little enthusiasm for discussing his club situation.
“(The last few months) have been tough. This thing, it hasn’t been simple, at the same time I have been doing the best that I can for Borussia Dortmund for two and a half years,” he told reporters.
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Chelsea agree five-year deal with Jules Kounde
According to The Athletic, Chelsea have agreed a five-year-deal with Jules Kounde.
Now, it’s up to the club to strike an agreement with Sevilla as they attempt to make him Todd Boehly’s first signing.
A reminder: Chelsea are keen on Robert Lewandowksi
An overhaul in attack is likely, with Tuchel accepting his forward line cannot match rivals Manchester City or Liverpool. Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku is a target, while Tuchel is a huge admirer of Robert Lewandowski.
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Robert Lewandowski’s explosive statement
Well, it’s safe to say Robert Lewandowski is NOT happy at Bayern Munich.
Linked with a move to Barcelona for a while now, the striker made quite the statement.
“I will only comment on this once,” he said.
“As of today, my story in Bayern is over. After the last few months, I believe that the transfer will be the best solution. At the moment I am focusing only on the grouping and representation.”
Tottenham to consider offers for Sergio Reguilon
Ivan Perisic expected to compete with Ryan Sessegnon at left wing-back next season, with Spurs prepared to listen to offers for Sergio Reguilon, but can also play on the right, at No.10 or even up-front.
Christopher Nkunku: Paris is my home
The RB Leipzig forward is understood to be a target for Chelsea and Manchester United this summer but has spoken of his love for former club, PSG.
“Paris is my home, my favourite club. I don’t close any doors,” he said (via The Mirror).
“It’s nice to have the biggest clubs in the world interested in me. But it’s also great to see that Leipzig are doing everything to keep me.”
Corentino Tolisso: Available as a free agent
Another of France’s 2018 World Cup-winning squad in Corentin Tolisso will be available on the market this summer.
The midfielder joins Ousmane Dembele in seeing his contract wind down at a super-club, with Bayern Munich not extending his deal.
- 1 Latest transfer news and rumours
- 1.1 Live updates
- 1.2 Ivan Perisic: A game-changer for Tottenham
- 1.3 Duncan Ferguson favourite for Blackburn Rovers job
- 1.4 Erling Haaland coy on Manchester City move
- 1.5 Chelsea agree five-year deal with Jules Kounde
- 1.6 A reminder: Chelsea are keen on Robert Lewandowksi
- 1.7 Robert Lewandowski’s explosive statement
- 1.8 Tottenham to consider offers for Sergio Reguilon
- 1.9 Christopher Nkunku: Paris is my home
- 1.10 Corentino Tolisso: Available as a free agent