Transfer news LIVE! Spurs target Gleison Bremer; Arsenal bid for Scamacca; Nunez to Man United; Danjuma last

There’s now just a week left until the summer transfer window opens, with plenty of high-profile deals already on the cusp of closing.

Arsenal continue efforts to sign Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans, although they will lose Alexandre Lacazette to Lyon as they also target Italy’s Gianluca Scamacca.

Manchester United have been given the chance to sign Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, while they are also in talks about Frenkie de Jong and Jurrien Timber. They are also looking at Benfica shooter Darwin Nunez.

Paul Pogba, meanwhile, is returning to Juventus after being shown the exit from Old Trafford, while Tottenham has apparently been offered West Ham star Tomas Soucek.

Elsewhere, Chelsea and Spurs will face off for new defensive recruits in Josko Gvardiol and Gleison Bremer, with the Blues also vying Arsenal for PSV’s Cody Gakpo.

Horace Danjuma is believed to be demanding a transfer to Liverpool, while Leeds are on the cusp of signing Rasmus Kristensen and Valentin Castellanos.

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BREAKING: Arsenal confirm Lacazette’s departure

Arsenal have now officially confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club when his contract expires on June 30.

The French striker is leaving after scoring 71 goals in 206 appearances in all competitions and winning the FA Cup in 2020.

He is now expected to return to former club Lyon on a free transfer.

“Laca has been a fantastic player for us,” said manager Mikel Arteta.

“He has been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence on our younger players.

“His dedication to us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family every success and happiness.”

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Bailly and Tuanzebe join Man United exodus

The departure of Manchester United just keeps coming.

The respective exits of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have already been confirmed this week, with the likes of Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic also on their way.

Fabrizio Romano now reports that defenders Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe will also leave Old Trafford this summer.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka could also leave, although it looks like fellow fullback Diogo Dalot is staying put.

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Tottenham reject Ajax Bergwijn bid

Steven Bergwijn is expected to leave Tottenham this summer.

The Dutch winger has been limited to a supporting role under Antonio Conte and is strongly linked with a return to the Eredivisie once the transfer window reopens for business.

It is known that Ajax is targeting the former PSV Eindhoven star, after they tried to get him to Amsterdam in January.

De Telegraaf now reports that the reigning Eredivisie champion has now failed with an opening summer bid for his services.

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Tottenham and Chelsea battle for Bremer

There is currently plenty of speculation about the future of Gleison Bremer.

The Brazilian centre-back is attracting interest from a wide range of clubs after a fantastic season with Turin, which culminated in winning the Serie A Defender of the Season award.

Chelsea are said to have scouted Bremer as a potential replacement for Antonio Rudiger, who is tied to Real Madrid, and Leicester also have ties to both clubs in Milan.

Calciomercato, meanwhile, claims Tottenham is willing to offer up to £43million for the 25-year-old as a contingency plan in case they fail to convince Inter to part with Alessandro Bastoni.

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Barcelona see Lukaku as an alternative to Lewandowski

Barcelona could shift their transfer focus from Robert Lewandowski to Romelu Lukaku.

The Camp Nou has been widely regarded as Lewandowski’s next destination, as the Bundesliga goalscoring machine needs time to complete his trophy-laden career with Bayern Munich.

However, Mundo Deportivo suggests that Lukaku could instead be the object of Barca’s affections, while Bayern could also look to Chelsea’s record signing if their move to replace Lewandowski with Liverpool star Sadio Mane falls through.

Lukaku had a miserable first season at Stamford Bridge following his £97.5m move from Inter Milan and is known to be excited about a return to the San Siro.

The 29-year-old is currently on international duty with Belgium, where he told reporters he “cannot talk about the future”.

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Arsenal bid for Scamacca rejected

Gianluca Scamacca is a new name on the Arsenal striker front.

Journalist Alfredo Pedulla claims The Gunners have made an offer of €40 million plus bonuses for the Sassuolo and Italy frontman.

That offer was quickly rejected, however, and Scamacca is keen to remain in Serie A amid interest from AC Milan and Napoli.

Inter are considered the frontrunner for the 23-year-old but are currently busy signing Paulo Dybala, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Gleison Bremer, while also being linked with a Romelu Lukaku reunion.

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Tottenham still excited about Adama Traore’s arrival

Is Adama Traore to Tottenham a deal that could be revived this summer?

Antonio Conte was known to be excited about a deal for the Spanish winger in January, with the intention of turning him into a fullback.

However, the Spurs ultimately missed out on a deal with Wolves, with Traoré instead opting to return to Barcelona on loan.

Barca will not exercise their option to sign the 26-year-old at the end of the season, although he is still expected to leave Molineux with a contract expiring in 2023.

Newcastle have been linked with Traore, while 90min.com reports that Tottenham remain interested, as do Leeds.

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Danjuma wants to move Liverpool this summer

Liverpool are inevitably linked with a host of new strikers, with Sadio Mane looking to leave for Bayern Munich and the futures of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino in doubt.

One such reported target is Horace Danjuma, who has been growing stronger since leaving Bournemouth for Villarreal on a £21m deal last summer.

Spanish outlet El Periódico Mediterráneo reports that the Dutch international wants to move to Anfield after just one season in LaLiga.

Villarreal would have to pay a fee of around £34million to Danjuma, who is also rumored to be of interest to the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.

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Arsenal and Chelsea Offer Gakpo Deal

Chelsea have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to sign Cody Gakpo.

The Dutch winger is believed to be on the radar of a slew of top clubs across Europe after shining for PSV Eindhoven.

Arsenal’s interest in the versatile Gakpo has long been reported, although CaughtOffside now claims the player has been offered to both Mikel Arteta and Chelsea counterpart Thomas Tuchel.

PSV would like around €30 million for the 23-year-old, who could use Chelsea to replace Marcos Alonso.

Meanwhile, Arsenal would see him as support and competition for the oft-injured Kieran Tierney.

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West Ham’s Soucek ‘offered to Tottenham’

Now here’s a rumor that is sure to rock West Ham fans.

Football Insider reports that Tottenham – of all teams – have been given the chance to sign Tomas Soucek.

The Czech midfielder is a key figure under David Moyes, although talks over a contract extension have stalled at the London Stadium, leading to suggestions he could leave this summer.

The latest reports suggest there is a real prospect of Soucek being sold with tensions behind the scenes, with agents offering his services to fierce rivals Spurs.

However, the chances of West Ham succeeding such a deal would certainly be zero.

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