Follow the latest transfer news live from the second week of the summer window as Premier League clubs look to strengthen their squads, with European football also set to resume this week. Fresh from their FA Cup final victory on Sunday, Arsenal are set to dominate the headlines this week with talks ongoing to extend Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract beyond the end of the season, while Mikel Arteta is also targeting Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos.
Tottenham Hotspur meanwhile have been offered the chance to sign Watford captain Troy Deeney in an effort to keep the striker in the Premier League, while Aston Villa are understood to be looking at a move for Liverpool forward Divock Origi.
Manchester United are set for a busy summer with interest in both Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, but one name who has cropped up on the radar is Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reportedly held talks with his agent last week. United are also keeping an eye on Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar, though the defender may be priced out of a move to Old Trafford. Follow the live news below.
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With the longest ever Premier League season finally wrapped up and consigned to the history books, attentions once again turn to the summer transfer window, which opens nearly two months later than normal.
Clubs are set for a busy 10 weeks until the 5 October transfer deadline, with a number already confirmed to be in the market to reinforce their squads ahead of the 2020/21 season – which will begin on the weekend of 12 September in fewer than seven weeks’ time.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the headlines this morning.
Liverpool are still being linked with a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, though French champions Paris Saint-Germain have entered the race for the Spain midfielder as he nears a move away from Bayern Munich.