The summer transfer window is a week away but Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United are all busy working on deals. The Blues have already completed their second summer signing in the form of Kendry Paez and are now looking at Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga.
Arsenal are also keen on Caicedo, and a £70million fee has been touted, though West Ham captain Declan Rice remains their top priority and will lodge a first bid in the coming days. Manchester City pair Ilkay Gundogan and Joao Cancelo are other major targets. Tottenham have appointed Ange Postecoglou as their new manager, and will now look to overhaul their squad, though Spurs are braced for an opening bid from Real Madrid for Manchester United target Harry Kane.
Los Blancos are pushing for Kane with Karim Benzema heading to Saudi Arabia, though Chelsea’s Kai Havertz is also of interest. United, meanwhile, are in talks to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea, are likely to sign Kim Min-jae and have lined up Randal Kolo Muani and Goncalo Ramos as Kane alternatives. Alexis Mac Allister is joining Liverpool, while Lionel Messi is set to join Inter Miami in the MLS and Jude Bellingham has completed his move to Real Madrid. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours with Standard Sport’s live blog below!
ICYMI: Kim-Min Jae ready to join Manchester United
Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae is reportedly set for a move to Manchester United.
After playing a starring role in the Italian side’s first Serie A title win in 33 years, the South Korean international has reportedly bid farewell.
Il Mattino, however, suggest the 26-year-old could first complete compulsory military service before his move to Old Trafford.
ICYMI: Arsenal open Joao Cancelo transfer talks
Arsenal have begun talks to sign Joao Cancelo from Manchester City.
According to Sky Sports, the Gunners have opened negotiations with the Premier League champions over a summer deal, but there remains a “gap in valuation” between the clubs.
Cancelo is understood to be ready to leave City, having been shipped out to Bayern Munich on loan in January, though it remains to be seen if Arsenal appeals.
Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey is a back-up option.
ICYMI: Liverpool lose ground in Marcus Thuram chase
Alexis Mac Allister might be on the way but there has been some slightly bad news for Liverpool fans.
According to Sempre Inter, both Inter Milan and PSG lead the race to sign Marcus Thuram.
A free agent and a high-profile one at that, the French international could be on the move soon.
ICYMI: Chelsea plot Romeo Lavia move
Chelsea made a £50m offer for Romeo Lavia last summer only weeks after his move to Southampton.
Little under a year on, they could be set to go again.
According to Football Insider, the Blues are ready to move for the Belgian after Liverpool edged closer to signing Alexis Mac Allister.
Axel Disasi keen on Manchester United transfer
According to Fabrizio Romano, Axel Disasi is keen to join Manchester United this summer.
The Monaco defender isn’t thought to be their top target amid interest in Napoli star Kim-Min Jae, though the Frenchman is eager to join.
Arsenal ready for swap deal to sign Sacha Boey
Arsenal could look to shift on some of their fringe players in order to strengthen at full-back this summer.
Mikel Arteta wants more options in those areas and could be set to move for Galatasaray defender Sacha Boey.
According to the Sun, the Gunners chief could inclue Nuno Tavares as part of the deal.
Mateo Kovacic speaks for the first time since Man City transfer reports emerged
Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has addressed speculation linking with him a move to Manchester City.
Standard Sport understands the Blues gave City the greenlight to sign the 29-year-old this summer with incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino allowing him to depart.
Pep Guardiola could lose influential midfielder Ilkay Gundogan this summer amid interest from Arsenal, Barcelona and clubs in Saudi Arabia.
Lionel Messi speaks for the first time since confirming transfer to Inter Miami
Lionel Messi has confirmed his move to Major League Soccer side Inter Miami.
The World Cup winner was strongly linked with a return to Barcelona or a move to the Saudi Pro League after his departure from Barcelona but will instead link up with David Beckham’s MLS franchise.
The 35-year-old will officially leave Paris Saint-Germain next month after an underwhelming two-year stint in the French capital, calling an end to one of the most remarkable careers European football has ever seen.
Inter Miami CONFIRM Lionel Messi signing
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Lionel Messi: Inter Miami update coming imminently
According to Fabrizio Romano, Lionel Messi is set to confirm his move to Inter Miami in the next few minutes…