Transfer the news LIVE! The spurs make Jesus bid; Liverpool want Nunez and Pulisic; Arsenal and West Ham eye Zinchenko

We’re just four days away from the official opening of the summer transfer window as the rumor mill kicks into high gear ahead of a busy few months.

Tottenham have already signed Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster, with Antonio Conte now turning to Gabriel Jesus. Former Nottingham Forest star Djed Spence and Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin are also linked with moves to north London.

Liverpool are reportedly targeting Chelsea’s Darwin Nunez and Christian Pulisic as they prepare to replace Sadio Mane. The Blues themselves are for a winger and would be favorites to land Ousmane Dembele.

Arsenal face a potential battle to bring in Jesus from Manchester City, as they continue to hunt Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans and compete with West Ham to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko.

David Carmo and Ruben Neves are key names on Manchester United’s transfer radar, with Erik ten Hag looking to secure deals for Dutch duo Frenkie de Jong and Jurrien Timber. Another Dutchman, Matthijs de Ligt, refused to rule out a Juventus departure.

Elsewhere, thief Robert Lewandowski could stage resistance at Bayern Munich, while Barcelona want to sign Mo Salah and Raphinha.

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De Ligt undecided on the future

Matthijs de Ligt has refused to rule out leaving Juventus despite being in talks with the club over a new contract.

The 22-year-old has two years left on his current deal at Turin but has been linked with a move to the Premier League. Chelsea and Manchester United have been offered as possible destinations, and De Ligt has revealed he is yet to make a decision on his future.

“Discussions are ongoing and when the time comes I will decide if I will extend or if I want to look elsewhere,” De Ligt told NOS.

“I always look at what is best for me in terms of a sporting project. Fourth place, two years in a row, is not enough. We must take steps in this direction. »

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Collymore urges Liverpool to sign Bellingham

Stan Collymore has called on Liverpool to make a move for Jude Bellingham this summer.

The 18-year-old has shone in the Bundesliga since joining Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham, and Collymore has urged his former side to try and bring the midfielder back to England.

“I think Jude Bellingham would be absolutely sensational,” Collymore told CaughtOffside.

“I was reading this morning that James Milner will be offered an extension at Liverpool, but Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago and Milner are quadrupling in age.

“So for me, someone like Jude Bellingham would be an absolute no-brainer.”

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Factors behind Lukaku’s decision

Romelu Lukaku’s future at Chelsea could be linked to Marina Granovskaia staying at the club.

The Belgian striker had a frustrating first season in west London, finishing as the club’s top scorer but having long spells out of the squad after reportedly falling out with Thomas Tuchel.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Lukaku should stay at Stamford Bridge if director Granovskaia does the same under new owner Todd Boehly.

“It now depends on who decides the future of Chelsea,” he told wettfreunde.

“Whether Marina Granovskaia will stay or not. If she will stay, I don’t think, knowing how she fought to have Lukaku, with Inter, last summer, and say “you can go to Inter on loan without an option to buy”.

“I think it’s really, really difficult, but in football transfers you can never say impossible.”

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What next for Gareth Bale?

With Wales securing their place at the World Cup later this year, it seems almost certain that Gareth Bale will be on the hunt for a club this summer.

The 32-year-old’s time at Real Madrid is up and while he may have retired if Wales lost to Ukraine last night, he is expected to be looking for a new one. club now, at least until the end of the World Cup.

When asked if the win changed his retirement plans, Bale replied: “Maybe a little!”

Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney looks set to give Bale a new home…

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Liverpool eyes Phillips in a swoop

Liverpool could be ready to join the race to sign Kalvin Phillips this summer.

Manchester City have been linked with the Leeds midfielder and now Jurgen Klopp’s side are also keen on a transfer for Phillips, according to SPORT.

The Reds were considering a deal with Barcelona for Gavi, 17, but the teenager now looks set to renew his contract at Camp Nou with a rumored €1bn release clause. This has forced Liverpool to look elsewhere and Phillips could be the player to target.

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Bergwijn wants to move

It looks like a busy summer at Tottenham as they push for a number of signings, but there could also be a few departures.

Steven Bergwijn is one of those pushing to leave North London in search of regular first-team football.

“I just need to go play. I want to leave Spurs now for sure,” Bergwijn told Dutch outlet AD.

“Is it important that my new club plays in the Champions League? It’s not my top priority. It would be good, but what is important is that I will play.

“I was not allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and I had no problems. But for the past few months I have hardly had any treatment there.

“I want to go play somewhere every week. It would be nice if there was clarity soon. My situation must now be different.

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Tottenham bid for Jesus

Tottenham have beaten rivals Arsenal to a place in the top four and they could well beat the Gunners against Gabriel Jesus.

SportItalia report that Spurs have made a £40million bid for the Man City striker and are keen to complete a deal as soon as possible.

Jesus worked with Mikel Arteta while the Spaniard was at City, but could the Champions League football offer tempt the Brazilian to choose the other north London side?


Chelsea lead the race for Dembele

Ousmane Dembele wanted to leave Barcelona in January and it looks like he can finally get his wish this summer.

The French winger is out of contract at Camp Nou at the end of the month and there seems to be little chance of him renewing.

According to Mundo Deportivo, PSG have pulled out of the race to sign Dembele as they prioritize a midfield signing instead, which left Chelsea as favorites to land the 25-year-old.

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Ekitike is not yet concluded

It is rumored that Hugo Ekitike’s transfer to Newcastle is not a done deal as the Magpies continue to work on trying to bring the striker to England.

The 19-year-old Frenchman is set to join Newcastle for £36m but the Telegraph report there is still work to be done to get over the line.

Last week, Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot confirmed an offer had been made and the club were happy.

“Today is very concrete,” he said.

“On the board, there is one that suits us very well. It is an offer which, in my opinion, is sportingly interesting for the player and it is now up to him to make his choice.

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