Transfer news LIVE! Ivan Perisic to Tottenham, Man Utd want De Jong, Klopp drops Mane to Bayern hint

Tottenham are reportedly close to making Ivan Perisic one of their first signings following news that Antonio Conte will stay at the club next season.

The Inter Milan star has reportedly agreed terms on a deal for the Croatian star, who could follow Fraser Forster through the door.

At Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has hinted Sadio Mane could play an important role for another club next season amid suggestions Bayern Munich are keen on a move.

Frenkie De Jong is believed to have become a key target for Manchester United and Barcelona could use any funds they get for the Dutchman in their pursuit of Robert Lewandowski.

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly ready to kick off their summer plans with moves for Gabriel Jesus and Jules Kounde respectively.

Already, agreements have been made. The window won’t open until next week but, with Manchester City having already signed Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe remaining at PSG, it’s time to catch up.

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Edinson Cavani opens up on Manchester United regrets

Edinson Cavani has sent a farewell message to Manchester United supporters as he prepares to leave on a free transfer.

Cavani signed for United from Paris Saint-Germain in October 2020 and had a big impact in his first spell at Old Trafford, scoring 17 goals in all competitions.

A string of injuries has limited Cavani to two goals in 20 appearances this season with capacity crowds returning to stadiums after restrictions introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I wanted to contribute more this season,” Cavani, whose contract expires in June, said in an interview with the club’s website.

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Arsenal transfer news: Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans are the club’s top targets

Jesus and Tielemans appear to be Arsenal’s main targets but have been linked with many others, writes Simon Collings.

In attack, Darwin Nunez, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jonathan David and Tammy Abraham have all been spotted, while in midfield they have also tracked Ruben Neves in the past.

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Boubacar Kamara: Midfielder slated for Aston Villa transfer decision

Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara will join Aston Villa on a free transfer this summer in what looks like a major move for Steven Gerrard’s side.

The news, however, did not sit well with some believing that leaving his boyhood club which qualified for the Champions League for a mid-table side in the Premier League shows a lack of ambition.

French expert Jérôme Rothen told RMC Sport: “I don’t understand. The Premier League is the best league in Europe, but it has five or six headliners. Aston Villa are among the second tier teams.

“Do Aston Villa have star players? No. They are therefore not going to fight for the top places in the Premier League. I would be surprised if they finish in the top 10, so they have very little chance of playing in European competition.

“Is an international player going to join a team 14th in the English championship? Will Kamara play with Bertrand Traoré and Morgan Sanson? Sportingly, he will struggle (to move to the next level) at Aston Villa.


Aurélien Tchouameni: the Monegasque midfielder shy on the future of the transfer

Aurélien Tchouameni has been linked with all the big clubs after his rapid rise this season.

Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea continue to be linked with the 22-year-old, who looks set to leave AS Monaco this summer.

The France international, however, was remarkably coy about his future when asked about it by CNN.

“It’s funny. With my friends Benoit Badiashile and Djibril Sidibé, every morning they tell me: ‘Ah, you go to this club.’ “And the next day it’s another club. But it’s good to be in this situation. It means that I’m in a good position. I worked hard to achieve this, so that the best clubs want me.

“But in the end it’s just social media… the most important thing is to be good in training and in the next match. We’ll see.”

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Romelu Lukau: Chelsea striker wants talks

The Daily Telegraph claims Romelu Lukau’s agents will seek talks with Chelsea once the Todd Boehly takeover has taken place.

The Belgian has endured a difficult season at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with a return to Italy, having previously spoken of his love for former club Inter Milan.

A £100million player and huge salaries, it’s still unclear which club – if any – could afford him.

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Latest West Ham transfer news

Alphonse Areola is set to make his loan move from PSG permanent, leaving Moyes with a potential headache over who to make his No1, writes Malik Ouzia.

If his salary proves a stumbling block, signing Nick Pope from relegated Burnley could be an alternative.

The club have been in talks over Rennes centre-back Nayef Aguerd, while Nottingham Forest captain Joe Worrall is another option if the Championship side fail to win promotion in the play-off final on Sunday.

The Hammers failed with a £50m bid for Kalvin Phillips in January and would have rekindled that interest had Leeds been relegated, but the England international now looks set for Manchester City. Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has been linked and seems a more realistic target this summer, although he is not cheap.

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Sven Botman: AC Milan play down talk of deal

AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has denied suggestions the Serie A champions have agreed a deal for Newcastle United transfer target Sven Botman.

“We followed him, but there are a lot of good players in this role.”

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Eric Ramires: Liverpool start talks to sign Red Bull midfielder Bragantino

Liverpool are reportedly close to joining Everton and West Ham in chasing Red Bull Bragantino midfielder Eric Ramires.

The 21-year-old has impressed on loan from Bahia and journalist Jorge Nicola suggests Liverpool are in the running.

A versatile midfielder, Nicola said: “There is still no official proposal from Liverpool but there are conversations between the clubs.”


Chelsea will soon offer Jules Kounde

Jules Kounde continues to be linked with a move to Chelsea, with many pointing to him as the first signing likely to be made under Todd Boehly’s ownership.

Fabrizio Romano claims they will make an offer soon, although Sevilla are unlikely to accept anything less than €65m.

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Gabriel Jesus’ agent speaks out amid Arsenal rumors

Marcelo Pettinati, the agent of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, has claimed talks over the striker’s future will come to an end after Brazil’s games against South Korea, Japan and Argentina next month.

“At the moment, we understand all the projects [on offer]so now is not the time to say anything,” he said.

“Things will move forward after his time with the national team.”

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