International football may dominate the football agenda as things stand, but there’s a huge amount going on in the background.
The transfer window doesn’t even open for a few days but, as always, the proverbial rumor swirls.
Many big clubs and looking to rebuild, Manchester United in particular are set to undergo another overhaul, with Christian Eriksen seen as a target for Erik Ten Hag following his impressive return to the Premier League.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are reportedly ready to make Gabriel Jesus a huge offer to join them from Manchester City after missing out on Champions League football.
In Spain, Barcelona – who have already made inroads into the free agent market – have reportedly told Mohamed Salah they will be looking to sign him when his contract with Liverpool expires in 2023.
Salah’s teammate Sadio Mane has also clarified his comments regarding a possible departure from Anfield.
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Tottenham pursue Allan Saint-Maximin
According to Football.London, Antonio Conte is considering a shock transfer for Allan Saint-Maximin.
The Newcastle striker has been linked with a move away from the club despite his popularity among fans, although it may be difficult to find a buyer willing to pay the kind of fee they would sell him for.
Spurs, however, are reportedly considering a move for the Frenchman as Conte looks to add more signings in what is expected to be a busy first summer.
Chelsea FC favorites to sign Ousmane Dembele
According to talkSPORT, Chelsea are leading the race to sign Ousmane Dembele.
Thomas Tuchel has been calling for attacking signings for some time now after a difficult season for his front line and previously worked with the Frenchman at Borussia Dortmund.
Out of contract at Barcelona, the Spanish giants are still trying to keep him at the club, with PSG also keen.
Chelsea, however, would be leading the race.
Arsenal to offer Gabriel Jesus £190,000 a week
Missing out on Champions League football threatened to derail Arsenal’s transfer plans.
Without such appeal, it’s not hard to imagine other destinations becoming a bit more enticing.
Yet, according to The Sun, Mikel Arteta’s side are ready to offer Gabriel Jesus £190,000 a week in order to convince him to join.
It would almost double his salary at Manchester City, a real sign of intent from those at the Emirates.
Barcelona tell Mohamed Salah they will sign him in 2023
Barcelona have had to be quite inventive with their signings of late after the financial troubles led to Lionel Messi leaving the club.
Focusing on the free transfers, the Sunday Mirror claim those at Camp Nou have told Mohamed Salah they will bring him to the club in 2023 if he lets his contract at Liverpool run out.
So far, nothing stands in the way of a new development regarding a new contract for the striker who will be able to speak to foreign clubs in January 2023.
Manchester United want Christian Eriksen
According to the Sunday Mirror, Manchester United will continue their attempts to sign Christian Eriksen.
The Dane had a transformative effect at Brentford after returning to football and will soon be a free agent.
Undoubtedly a top player in his day, Erik Ten Hag would have made him a key target as he seeks to rebuild at Old Trafford.
Sadio Mane clarifies Liverpool transfer comments
Sadio Mane says he was only joking when he claimed he would be looking to leave Liverpool to please his fans in Senegal.
You can read his full comments here.
Serge Gnabry last
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer says the club are still in talks with Serge Gnabry over a new contract.
The Germany international is entering the final year of his contract and has been linked with Liverpool, as well as former club Arsenal, with Bayern set to sell this summer if they fail to convince the winger to sign a new contract.
“We have been in talks with Serge for a long time,” Hainer said. “Unfortunately, we have not yet reached an agreement. There are still different expectations, but we are working on it.
Man United want Eriksen
The mirror report that Manchester United entered the race to sign Christian Eriksen this summer.
The Dane made a superb return to football after joining Brentford as a free agent midway through the season but only signed a short-term contract until the end of the campaign.
Brentford are desperate to secure his services on a permanent deal but are set to face competition from a number of Premier League rivals.
Bergwijn in line for Ajax?
Talks are continuing between Tottenham and Dutch side Ajax over a deal for striker Steven Bergwijn.
That’s according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who says the winger is open to the transfer, although no fee has yet been agreed between the clubs.
Bergwijn has been used sparingly by Antonio Conte, who is looking to make significant improvements to his squad this summer, having already signed Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
Farke gets a gig in Mönchengladbach
Former Norwich City boss Daniel Farke is back in charge.
The German was sacked midway through the season with the Canaries entrenched at the bottom of the Premier League table, but that doesn’t seem to have hurt his stock as he has been named the new boss of Borussia Mönchengladbach.