Transfer news LIVE! Vitinha to Arsenal; Chelsea open Lukaku talks; Spence to Tottenham; latest gossip, rumours

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea continue to be linked with some serious spending to kick off the summer transfer window. The cash is set to be splashed on the likes of Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence with talk of Vitinha and Ousmane Dembele also doing the rounds.

The Gunners are keen to improve their frontline with interest in Gabriel Jesus, Marco Asensio and Raphinha reportedly high. Over the other side of north London, the Spurs are wasting no time in bolstering Antonio Conte’s squad and Spence is tipped to join along with a new goalkeeper from Ireland.

Chelsea’s transfer activity is finally getting underway too in the form of moves for Jules Kounde, who had surgery on his groin on Tuesday, Gabriel Slonina and Barcelona free agent Dembele. Heading out of Stamford Bridge could be Romelu Lukaku. There is also plenty going on at West Ham, Liverpool and Manchester United – so watch this space!

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Keeley set for Tottenham move

Tottenham have agreed to sign Republic of Ireland Under-19 goalkeeper Josh Keeley.

Keeley, who reportedly had trials with a number of other Premier League clubs, is set to join Spurs this summer, though they won’t immediately be part of Antonio Conte’s first-team squad.

The teenager made his senior debut for the Irish side of St. Patrick’s Athletic in the FAI Cup in July last year before the sole senior league start against Finn Harps in November.

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Lukaku could make Inter return

It’s been a frustrating first season back in the Premier League for Romelu Lukaku and there may be no second campaign.

Inter Milan are keen to bring the Belgian back to Italy and, according to the Telegraph, talks have begun with Chelsea about a potential move.

It would be a loan deal and Lukaku would have to take a wage cut for any agreement to be reached.

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Tap calls for patience with Darwin

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool need to be patient with Darwin Nunez after his big-money move to Anfield.

The 22-year-old was officially unveiled yesterday after signing for a fee that could rise to £ 85m.

“It’s important we all recognize we are getting a ‘work in progress’ with Darwin,” Klopp said.

“He recognizes that himself, for sure. I love how much focus and humility they have.

“We have wonderful attacking options already and he becomes part of that now. So there is no pressure on him at all. He signs for a very long time and we intend to nurture his talent and see it grow.

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Hammers set for first signing of window

Nayef Aguerd is set to undergo a medical at West Ham as David Moyes closes in on his first signing of the summer, writes Malik Ouzia.

The Rennes defender had been away on international duty with Morocco over the past fortnight but has now traveled to London and could even be formally unveiled as a West Ham player by the end of the week.

It is understood the Hammers will pay an initial fee of more than £ 20million, which could rise significantly if add-on clauses are met.

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Milan consider swoop for Asensio

AC Milan have opened talks over a move for Marco Asensio with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

Corriere dello Sport detail two stumbling blocks for Rossoneri’s transfer after Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti gave the green light to the move.

Firstly, Asensio’s wage demands of £ 115,000-a-week will be tough for Milan to meet, while competition from Arsenal is another factor.

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Kounde to Chelsea still is

Seville defender Jules Kounde’s proposed transfer to Chelsea should not be hampered by the fact that he underwent surgery yesterday, writes Simon Collings.

Kounde had an operation on his groin on Tuesday after coming off at half-time during France’s Nations League defeat by Croatia in Paris.

The surgery, however, was understood to be pre-planned as the defender has been managing an ongoing issue.

It is hoped Kounde could make a full recovery within a month or so and the injury is not expected to impact a potential switch to Chelsea.

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Juventus keen is Jesus

Juventus have entered the race to sign Gabriel Jesus.

The Manchester City striker is out of contract next year and is reportedly available for £ 45million.

Arsenal and Chelsea are battling for the forward, along with Real Madrid, and now Rai Sport in Italy add Juve’s name to the list.

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Dembele to make Chelsea decision

Ousmane Dembele will make a final decision on his future when he returns from his holiday.

Talks with Barcelona have reportedly collapsed in recent weeks ahead of his contract expiring.

Sport report on talks between Dembele and Europe’s top clubs, now notably Chelsea and also Paris Saint-Germain.

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Vitinha emerges as major Arsenal target

Arsenal are preparing to pay Vitinha’s £ 35million release clause to beat Manchester United to the Portuguese midfielder.

Record claim that the Gunners have joined United and Barcelona in the race for the Porto star – and they are happy to meet his club’s demands for a summer transfer.

Arsenal are still yet to complete a deal this summer amid interest in the likes of Raphinha, Christopher Nkunku and Marco Asensio.

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Djed Spence transfer update

There is still nothing concrete on Djed Spence’s future, reports Simon Collings.

Tottenham are still keen on the Middlesbrough full-back and they are eager for that move, but plenty of other clubs remain interested, such as Borussia Dortmund and Roma.

Spence is on holiday now after a long season that included promotion to the Premier League on loan at Nottingham Forest and culminated in England Under-21 duty.

Things could move on in the coming days.

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