The summer transfer window is really kicking into high gear again with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham among the clubs hunting more major signings. Arsenal are said to have entered the race for Kylian Mbappe, but Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly accepted a £259million world-record bid from Al-Hilal.
Things are very busy over at Chelsea, with Moises Caicedo their top target amid the Brighton midfielder’s latest hint at his wishes. Arsenal target Mohammed Kudus, Crystal Palace star Michael Olise and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins are the latest names said to be on their radar, while Montpellier striker Elye Wahi is still a top target.
Manchester United are poised to bid for Rasmus Hojlund and could test Tottenham’s resolve over Harry Kane once again, amid claims that Spurs have been told to sell the England captain if he does not agree a lucrative new contract. Bayern Munich are plotting a third bid for Kane, who is now keen on moving to Old Trafford. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours live below!
Breaking news! Barcelona out of Kylian Mbappe bid
In a quick turn of events, Marca are reporting that Barcelona will not try to sign Kylian Mbappe.
The LaLiga giants simply cannot afford the PSG striker due to their financial fair play constraints.
Barcelona to hold Kylian Mbappe talks
Barcelona will hold talks over beating Real Madrid to Kylian Mbappe.
L’Equipe report on a phone conversation being put in the diary for the Catalans to discuss Mbappe’s transfer with PSG.
Barcelona’s lack of cash is an issue in any deal yet they are expected to make that up by offering up some of their own players.
Chelsea in Dusan Vlahovic hunt
Juventus still want over £70m for Dusan Vlahovic.
The Serbian striker has been linked with a move away from Turin all summer with Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG all keen – the latter as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe.
Tuttosport say Juve’s own transfer business highly depends on Vlahovic’s sale, something which they are nonetheless not willing to settle for cheaply.
Man Utd not focused on Harry Kane
Manchester United are focused on signing Rasmus Hojlund despite the latest news regarding Harry Kane.
The Tottenham striker could now be available for the Red Devils after refusing to sign a new contract in north London.
But Atalanta striker Hojlund is said by Fabrizio Romano to be their top target with talks scheduled and a potential official bid imminent.
Kylian Mbappe to Inter links a ‘joke’
Reports of Inter Milan wanting to sign Kylian Mbappe have been branded a “joke” – by the club itself.
FCInterNews quote insiders as laughing off the rumoured idea that they will bid for the wantaway PSG striker.
Meanwhile, Inter are still chasing Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun.
However, a couple of alternatives are on their radar with Corriere della Sera naming Alvaro Morata as a new name the Nerazzurri like.
Arsenal join Michael Olise pursuit
Arsenal are set to rival Chelsea for Michael Olise.
According to 90min, the London rivals, PSG and Manchester City are all taking a close look at the Crystal Palace winger.
Olise’s current injury, which is likely to rule him out of the start of the season, may inhibit their pursuit.
It is said that Chelsea are the frontrunners for the deal, with a £35m in his contract.
Fresh hope for Man Utd in Harry Kane bid
Manchester United are the first choice destination for Harry Kane this summer.
That is despite Bayern Munich pushing to land the Tottenham striker, with a third bid on the way.
Football Insider claim Kane would prefer United yet will be happy to join Bayern, after Spurs made clear they don’t want to sell to a domestic rival.
Tottenham are edging towards selling their star player, at the risk of him going for free next year.
Moises Caicedo in fresh Chelsea hint
We know that Moises Caicedo is keen to leave Brighton amid talks with Chelsea but the midfielder has taken another step to distance himself from the Seagulls.
Caicedo has, wait for it, taken Brighton’s name out of his Instagram bio.
It remains to be seen exactly how far he’s willing to go to force the move, with his club demanding £100m in talks with Chelsea.
PSG give Kylian Mbappe permission to talk to Al-Hilal
Kylian Mbappe is set to discuss a world-record move to Al-Hilal after being given permission to do so by PSG.
The French club are set to accept the world record £259m offer from the Saudi Arabian big-spenders, according to CBS Sports.
A two-year contract worth £127m-a-year is reportedly on the table for Mbappe.
Done deal! Celtic snap up Hyeokkyu Kwon
He follows fellow South Korean talent Hyunjun Yang in joining today.