Transfer News Live: Arsenal 'make enquiries' to sign Manchester City duo

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta clapping the team at the Emirates Stadium

With the summer transfer window now open for English clubs, it could turn out to be a hectic few months as managers look to bolster their squads.

Here in our live transfer blog, we keep you up to date with the latest rumours and gossip concerning some of the world's best players and biggest clubs...

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Arsenal make enquiries for Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling

According to journalist Dean Jones, Arsenal have made enquiries to see if its worth pursuing deals for Manchester City forwards Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling. 

However, these enquiries are described as 'tentative' with the Gunners apparently still working out who they can attract to the club this summer after an incredibly underwhelming season. 

Mahrez and Sterling both reached the Champions League final and won the Premier League title at City this season. But with Sterling not always a guaranteed starter and Mahrez already 30 years old, perhaps City will be tempted to cash in on one of them this summer.

Burnley and Brighton interested in Liverpool defender Nat Phillips

According to Goal, Burnley and Brighton are leading the race to sign Liverpool defender Nat Phillips, with Newcastle and Southampton also making enquiries.

The towering centre-back rose to surprise prominence at Anfield this season due to an injury crisis that ruled out Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomes and Joel Matip for much of the campaign. 

With Ibrahima Konate also joining the Reds' ranks from RB Leipzig, game-time could be limited next season and Phillips is said to be open to moving on. 

Man United could try to swap Paul Pogba for Raphael Varane

According to AS, Manchester United are open to swapping midfielder Paul Pogba for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane this summer. 

United are believed to have already tabled a bid for Varane, while Pogba's contract at United is up at the end of the season. 

They're reportedly willing to make him the best paid player in the Premier League to stay at Old Trafford, however if a new contract fails to materialise swapping the World Cup winning midfielder for his France team-mate could be a wise use of resources.


Man City make record-breaking proposal for Harry Kane

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have make an official proposal of £100m to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane. 

It's claimed Manchester City are also willing to include players in the deal, however Spurs have no intention of agreeing the reported offer and still want to keep their star striker for next season.

Kane has reportedly expressed a desire to leave the Lilywhites, however it appears Tottenham are prepared to dig their heels in.

Man United working on deal to sign Pau Torres

Manchester United are working on a deal to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Spain international is currently serving his country at the European Championships and ironically ended the domestic season by helping secure a victory over the Red Devils in the Europa League final. 

His contract includes a £51.4m release clause although it's claimed Villarreal could be tempted by a deal that would include a current United player.

Man United want to make Pogba best-paid player in Premier League

According to The Sun, Manchester United want to make Paul Pogba the best-paid player in the Premier League. 

The France international's contract expires at the end of next season and United are desperate to secure him on longer terms before the 2021/22 campaign begins. 

They reportedly want to hand him a five-year contract which will see the midfielder earn a staggering £400k per-week. 

Whether Pogba is interested in signing a new deal remains to be seen.


Liverpool and Chelsea target Dusan Vlahovic priced at £60m

According to Anfield Central, Liverpool and Chelsea have been informed that in-demand Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic will cost £60m to sign this summer.

The attacking prodigy netted 21 times in Serie A and has clearly earned himself admirers in the Premier League.

Despite Fiorentina's reluctance to sell to Italian giants Juventus, however, they feel they are under no pressure to cash in on the youngster and are demanding a £60m fee. 

Chelsea and Liverpool could both do with striking additions this summer but it remains to be seen if either are willing to meet that valuation.

PSG want to sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba

According to reports from Le Parisien via The Express, PSG want to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer. 

The French giants have already landed Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum on a free transfer and it appears they are now looking to sign Pogba as his engine room accomplice. 

Pogba featured prominently for United towards the end of the season after injury and fitness issues at the beginning of the campaign, however he is yet to extend his Old Trafford contract which currently expires next summer.


Man United table offer for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane

According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United have submitted a £50m bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

However, Los Blancos want £80m for the World Cup winning centre-back which United are reluctant to pay because he has just a year left remaining on his Real Madrid contract.

United reportedly see Varane as the ideal defensive partner to Harry Maguire, suggesting he would replace Victor Lindelof in the Red Devils' starting XI.

Arsenal leading race to sign Wolves star Ruben Neves

According to Pete O'Rourke speaking on The Football Terrace, Arsenal are at the front of the que to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves this summer. 

The Portugal international looks set to follow Nuno Santo out of Molineux this summer and it's claimed the Gunners could sign him for between £35m and £40m. 

Arsenal are known to be in the market for a midfielder and Neves offers a mixture of Premier League experience and quality in the middle of the park. 

Atletico Madrid want £43m for Man United target Kieran Trippier

According to Sky Sports News, Atletico Madrid want £43m for England right-back Kieran Trippier this summer. 

Manchester United hold an interest in the former Tottenham star who is currently representing England at the European Championships, following a La Liga title-winning campaign with The Mattress Makers.

United see Trippier as someone who can compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the right-back role, however it remains to be seen whether they will meet Atletico's asking price.


Chelsea make breakthrough in their pursuit of Erling Haaland

Chelsea have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland as it has been revealed that the Norwegian has agreed personal terms with the club.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Ian McGarry revealed that the Blues will now be looking to discuss a fee with the German side after positive discussions with Haaland's representatives.

Kingsley Coman eyeing Premier League move after turning down Bayern deal

Kingsley Coman is reportedly eyeing a move to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

The winger recently rejected a new contract offer from Bayern Munich after the club failed to match his wage demands.

Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier valuation revealed amid Manchester United interest

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Atletico Madrid are not willing to sell Kieran Trippier to Manchester United unless Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are willing to pay €40m (£34.3m).

The Red Devils recently had a £10m bid rejected by the La Liga champions who are reluctant to part ways with the England international.

Son Heung-min set to extend his stay at Tottenham

Son Heung-min is set to extend his stay at Tottenham Hotspur by signing a new contract, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The deal will see the winger receive a pay-rise and thus end any speculation linking him with a move elsewhere this summer.

Danny Rose completes Watford switch following Tottenham exit

Danny Rose has completed a move to Watford following Tottenham Hotspur's decision to release him last month.

As confirmed by the Hornets' official website, the full-back has signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road.

Aston Villa in talks with Ashley Young over potential return

Aston Villa have reportedly entered talks with Ashley Young's representatives over a potential reunion with the wing-back, according to Sky Sports.

The 35-year-old, who is also attracting interest from Burnley, is set to become a free-agent at the end of the month when his current deal at Inter Milan expires.

Marseille edge closer to sealing move for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi

According to Fabrizio Romano, Marseille are edging closer to sealing a move for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.

It is understood that the French side are now negotiating a fee with the Gunners after personal terms with the midfielder were agreed.


Manchester United eyeing up stunning reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United have been linked with a stunning reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to Italian news outlet La Gazetta dello Sport (as cited by the Daily Mail), the Red Devils are reportedly willing to pay the Portugal international £17m-per-year in an attempt to lure him to Old Trafford.

However, it is understood that Ronaldo would prefer a move to Paris Saint-Germain if Juventus are willing to sell him this summer.

Arsenal have bid rejected by Anderlecht for midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga

Arsenal have reportedly had a £12.9m bid by Anderlecht for midfielder Albet Sambi Lokonga, according to ESPN.

The Gunners will have to pay a fee believed to be in the region of £17.2m in order to secure a deal for the 21-year-old.

Red Bull Salzburg forward Patson Daka keen to seal Liverpool move

According to Football Insider, Red Bull Salzburg forward Patson Daka is keen to seal a move to Liverpool this summer.

It is understood that the Reds will have to pay around £17m for the Zambian who scored 34 goals in 44 games last season.

Manchester United linked with move for Keylor Navas

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Paris Saint-German goalkeeper Keylor Navas who is also being tracked by AC Milan and Juventus.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, the French side will be willing to sell the shot-stopper if one of the aforementioned clubs match their €12m (£10.3m) valuation.

Bernardo Silva open to Manchester City exit

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is willing to leave Manchester City this summer, according to The Athletic.

Whilst the midfielder is not unhappy at the Etihad Stadium, he could open to a new challenge if a club are willing to negotiate a fee with the Citizens.

West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Everton linked with Aaron Ramsey move

West Ham United,Crystal Palace and Everton have all been linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

According to Italian news outlet CalcioMercato, the Wales international could be open to the possibility of returning to the Premier League which has in turn alerted the attention of these three aforementioned clubs.

Southampton and Norwich City both interested in securing the services of Adam Armstrong

According to Football Insider, Southampton and Norwich City are both interested in signing Adam Armstrong from Blackburn Rovers.

It is understood that the Championship side will be willing to sell the forward this summer if a club meets their £15m valuation.


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