Transfer news LIVE! Major Sadio Mane update; Aaron Hickey to Arsenal latest; NINE Tottenham targets revealed

Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United and more are busy ahead of the official opening of the transfer window.

In north London, a duel is brewing over Gabriel Jesus, with the Gunners and Spurs keenly interested in the Brazilian forward with a year to go on his contract at Manchester City.

The Premier League champions are preparing to unveil Erling Haaland and the Norway international’s arrival could serve to send off Gabriel Jesus.

Bologna defender Aaron Hickey is another target for Arsenal, who are reportedly interested in loaning Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill next season.

At Stamford Bridge, Todd Boehly is set to play a leading role in the club’s transfer signing this summer once his takeover is given the green light, with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde set to become the first signing of the new era.

RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku is also admired by those at Stamford Bridge. United are another team keen on the Frenchman, having shown a surprise interest in Barcelona’s Harry Maguire.

Europe’s big deal of the summer could actually emerge from Anfield with Liverpool winger Sadio Mane reportedly set to move to Bayern Munich.

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Ruben Neves: Manchester United ‘close’ to pushing to sign Wolves star

The Sun claims Manchester United are ready to make a last-ditch push to sign Wolves star Ruben Neves.

The club are believed to have been tracking the 25-year-old for some time now and reportedly saw a £35m bid rejected in January.

Now, they are said to be ready to go again and make the former Porto captain one of the first big signings of the Erik Ten Hag era.

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Sergio Aguero backs Lionel Messi to improve at PSG

Speaking to Stake, Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has backed former team-mate Lionel Messi to become good at PSG.

By his high standards, Messi endured a difficult first season in the French capital.

“It’s still his first year and, having to adapt to another league, his performance was very good. Leaving aside the Champions League, they won the league comfortably. PSG are full of elite players and Leo is a winner, I’m sure his second season will be even better.

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Jurgen Klopp drops Sadio Mane hint

As rumors grow over a potential transfer to Bayern Munich for Sadio Mane, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was not at all eager to discuss his future ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.

“Wherever Sadio plays next season, he will be a great player. Without a doubt.”

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Manchester United among clubs stalking Kouadio Kone

Man United should be busy this summer with Erik Ten Hag through the door at Old Trafford.

After such a bad season, the club should strengthen in a number of areas, although the midfield department needs a lot of work.

Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are both leaving and Borussia Mönchengladbach star Kouadio Kone is said to be a target.

L’Equipe claim that United, Atletico Madrid and Leicester are all on the hunt for the 21-year-old.

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Paulo Dybala: Inter Milan will meet the Argentine star’s agents

Paulo Dybala must be one of the biggest names on the market this summer.

Preparing to leave Juventus at the end of his contract in a few weeks, Football Italia claim that Inter Milan are expected to meet the player’s agents on Friday and make an official offer.

Both Tottenham and Manchester United have been linked, although deals to bring him to either have fallen through in the past.

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NOW: Antonio Conte WILL REMAIN at Tottenham

This is the news that Tottenham fans will have wanted to hear.

Antonio Conte WILL REMAIN at the club and oversee a huge summer for Spurs after productive talks with Fabio Paratici on Friday.

Read the full story here.

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Luis Suarez: The last recruit of the Steven Gerrard revolution?

Having already signed Philippe Coutinho, Steven Gerrard would like another meeting.

Indeed, the Daily Telegraph suggests that Luis Suarez – who delighted alongside Gerrard at Liverpool – is a target for Aston Villa.

The striker will leave Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer and, although he has offers across the Atlantic, he would like to stay in Europe.

One of the best players in the Premier League during his time at Anfield, it would be quite a comeback for the striker.

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Newcastle move Moussa Diaby

The Daily Telegraph claims Newcastle are ready to splash the cash on £40m-rated Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby.

A full French international, the 22-year-old has reportedly become Newcastle’s top target ahead of what looks to be a huge summer at St James’ Park.

While Eddie Howe’s side will have FFP issues to contend with, Diaby could be another eye-catching signing.

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Sadio Mane’s Man United revelation

Sadio Mane has admitted he nearly snubbed Liverpool – to sign for Manchester United.

In conversation with the Telegraph, he remarked: “I have to say I was really close to going to Manchester United.

“I had the contract there. I had agreed everything. Everything was ready, but instead I thought: ‘No, I want to go to Liverpool’. I was convinced to go with Klopp’s project.

Alas, a move to Bayern Munich could be next on the cards for Mane…

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Tomas Soucek remains at West Ham

West Ham have no intention of selling Tomas Soucek this summer, despite speculation the club are willing to entertain offers for the midfielder. writes Malik Ouzia of Standard Sport…

It has been suggested that the Czech international is one of several first-team players that David Moyes is ready to move on as he seeks to bolster his transfer budget and plan a major squad overhaul .

However, Standard Sport understand that Soucek remains an integral part of Moyes’ plans as he seeks to build a team capable of both making the Europa Conference League and trying to break into the Premier League top six. next season, with reports of a fall. between player and manager far from the account.

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