The summer transfer window reopens in just three days as clubs in the Premier League and beyond try to secure plenty of early deals down the line.
Arsenal are heavily linked with Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca as well as Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko but face a Manchester City fight to keep Bukayo Saka.
Elsewhere, Liverpool are trying to strike a deal with Scottish sensation Calvin Ramsay and have also entered the race to sign Leeds star Kalvin Phillips, with an additional eye on Jude Bellingham.
Mo Salah – as well as Angel Di Maria – could be on his way to Barcelona, with Bayern Munich set to make a fresh offer for Robert Lewandowski’s replacement Sadio Mane.
Chelsea are believed to be hot on the trail of Matthijs de Ligt and Ousmane Dembele, while Manchester United have added Denzel Dumfries to an already long list of targets which includes Frenkie de Jong, Jurrien Timber and Darwin Nunez.
Gareth Bale and Paulo Dybala will not sign for Tottenham, while Steven Bergwijn has been asked to leave the club ahead of the World Cup.
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Liverpool will seal Ramsay’s deal this week
Calvin Ramsay’s proposed move to Liverpool appears to be progressing.
The Reds made an early move this summer to secure the future of Scottish footballing sensation, who has already made a huge impact at Aberdeen.
The Times are reporting that Liverpool want to complete a £4million deal for Ramsay this week, with the 18-year-old full-back set to become Trent Alexander-Arnold’s understudy at Anfield.
Man City step up pursuit of Saka
But Arsenal appear to face a new fight in their quest to keep Bukayo Saka.
The Daily Mail reports that Manchester City are stepping up their interest in the England winger and are keeping a close eye on his contract situation.
The same is also said to be the case for Liverpool, with Saka having just two years left to fulfill his current contract at the Emirates.
Can Arsenal convince him to write new terms and ward off these stories before the situation escalates? Definitely one to watch…
‘Contact’ on Arsenal striker targets Scamacca
Arsenal are firmly on the trail of Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca, according to reports.
It was claimed in the Italian press last week that the Gunners saw an initial offer for the player rebuffed by Serie A side Sassuolo.
Now club director Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed transfer contact has been made with Scamacca, who have also been linked with the two Milan clubs.
“Our desire is to keep most of the players in the team, and there is nothing concrete at the moment,” Carnevali told Sky Sport Italia.
“There have been contacts with some clubs for Scamacca and others. Maybe the national team will grow the interest.
ICYMI: Decision day for Gabriel Jesus
Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus will start thinking about his club’s future today, with Real Madrid being the latest club linked with the Manchester City striker.
Jesus is currently on duty with Brazil, who face Japan in a friendly in Tokyo yesterday, and has been fully focused on his international commitments since the end of the Premier League season.
However, starting Tuesday, the 25-year-old will hold talks over his club’s future and assess a potential next move.
ICYMI: Bayern Munich replaces Sadio Mané again
Sport 1 have reported that a second offer for Sadio Mane is in the works from Bayern Munich.
After seeing an initial offer rejected, they are preparing a £32m offer with an additional £4m for the runaway winger.
Will this be the number that will ultimately break Liverpool’s resolve?
ICYMI: Paulo Dybala rejects Premier League advances
There will be no move to north London for Paulo Dybala this summer.
At the end of the contract at Juventus, the Argentine striker has received offers from Arsenal and Tottenham, according to Corriere dello Sport.
But he turned them down as he considered signing for Inter Milan.
Raphinha dismisses Liverpool
Raphinha rejected the possibility of a move to Liverpool.
Spanish daily Sport claim that Barcelona are the only club interested in the Leeds winger, although a hefty fee will be demanded by the Yorkshire club.
Liverpool had offered Takumi Minamino to Leeds as part of their bid for Raphinha.
Martin Satriano enters the radar
Unnamed English clubs are monitoring Inter Milan striker Martin Satriano.
Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Nice are all said to be interested in the 21-year-old Uruguayan after a solid loan spell at Brest, scoring five goals.
And a range of Premier League sides are equally enthusiastic, as BUT report.
Barcelona in shock over Angel Di Maria transfer
Barcelona are considering a shock decision for Angel Di Maria.
Marca report the Catalans’ interest in their search for a new winger, which has seen them eye Raphinha.
But, still wracked by economic problems and Leeds unwilling to sell the Brazilian cheaply, the out-of-contract Argentine veteran Di Maria is now a target.
Despite the midfielder’s past at Real Madrid, he reportedly reacted well to Barcelona’s first contact.
Edinson Cavani wanted in Turkey
Edinson Cavani was due to return to South America after leaving Manchester United.
But Turkish outlet TRT Spor claims that Trabzonspor is an option for the Uruguayan.