Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has identified his ideal defensive signing, while Manchester United have a back-up plan if they fail to strike a deal with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho, all in the headlines.
ARSENAL LOCK ON KOUNDE
Mikel Arteta’s perfect defensive signing this summer is Jules Kounde, according to Athleticism.
Arteta is looking for a new defender following the departure of David Luiz.
Sevilla center-back Jules Kounde, who is also on Manchester United’s wanted list, is said to be on the Gunners’ radar.
However, Arsenal are struggling to bring the 22-year-old to the Emirates without Champions League football.
Koundé also has a £ 69million release clause in his contract, which could also prevent Arsenal from taking an approach for the France international seriously.
However, the report claims Sevilla are said to be open to offers for the player. Whether Arsenal have the financial means to compete for Kounde is open to debate.
UNITED LINE UP SANCHO BACK-UP
Man Utd are ready to bid for French Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, 24, if Dortmund play hard for a transfer for Sancho. (Sport1)
Serge Aurier has reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain. (Football insider)
Manchester United expect to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho after Euro 2020 and have already agreed personal terms with the 21-year-old. (Sun)
Juventus are interested in signing Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane, but a major hurdle will be the price Spurs president Daniel Levy has set for the 27-year-old, who has indicated that ‘he wanted to leave the club. (Calciomercato)
Manchester United have started talks with representatives of 28-year-old French midfielder Paul Pogba over a new contract. (Celestial sport)
Pogba, speaking ahead of France’s European Championship campaign, declined to rule out a move to Paris St-Germain as speculation over his future continues. (Mirror)
German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 30, is eager to see if Barcelona really care about him before making a decision on his future at Manchester City. (Sun)
West Ham manager David Moyes, 58, is set to sign a new three-year contract with the club, ending the prospect of a return to Everton. (Telegraph)
Manchester United and Manchester City are considering taking action for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice. (Express)
Everton are reportedly considering activating a clause to bring Nikola Vlasic back – two years after selling him. (The sun)
Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Marcel Sabitzer, with reports suggesting he could be the next player to leave RB Leipzig. (The sun)
Burnley is making a stunning new £ 12million offer for Stoke City center-back Nathan Collins. (The sun)
Norwich is linked with Armenian right-winger Norberto Briasco after losing star man Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa. (The sun)
Italian champions Inter Milan have offered 35-year-old England midfielder Ashley Young a new one-year contract, seriously questioning plans for a potential return to the childhood club Watford. (Sun)
Chelsea boss Marina Granovskaia has promised Olivier Giroud to leave the club this summer – despite handing him a new one-year contract last week. (Star of the day)
GIROUD CAP FOR MILAN
AC Milan have signed a two-year contract with France and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, 34. (Calciomercato)
Lionel Messi is said to have had “serious talks” with David Beckham about a move to Inter Miami. (Star of the day)
Liverpool prepare to take a step for Serbian Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp identifying the 26-year-old as his main target to replace Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum after his move to Paris Saint Germain. (Il Messaggero)
Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in giving Sheffield United England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale a chance to stay in the top flight. Wolves are also interested in the 23-year-old. (To post)
Arsenal are reportedly considering taking a step for Belgian youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga after Granit Xhaka moved closer to the exit. (Express)
Chilean Real Betis boss Manuel Pellegrini is the latest name linked to Everton’s post following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure for Real Madrid.
Former Manchester City and West Ham manager Pellegrini is under consideration, along with former Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez and former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo. (To post)
Everton have also contacted former Lyon boss Rudi Garcia about the vacant post at Goodison Park. (The Team)
Everton and Tottenham are both looking to make a move for 23-year-old Uruguayan winger Diego Rossi, who is expected to cost US Major League Soccer Los Angeles FC around £ 10million. (Telegraph)
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is also held by Tyler Adams, the 22-year-old US right-back from RB Leipzig. (Athletic)
Marseille are preparing to take a step for 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder from Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho. (Mundo Deportivo)
Fenerbahce is interested in signing Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas, 25, with the Reds ready to let the Greece international go on loan. (Fotomac, via Sport Witness)
Former Fulham England Under-19 defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 23, wanted by Arsenal and Newcastle, will be able to leave Craven Cottage for £ 10million this summer due to a release clause in his contract. (To post)
Arsenal have been linked with Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, with the one-year-old Belgian also drawing interest from Monaco, Sevilla and Bayer Leverkusen. (Sudinfo)
BARCA PUSH-BUTTON FOR PELLEGRINI
Barca have already “taken steps” to try to sign Italian midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini from Rome, but face competition from Liverpool and Atalanta for the 24-year-old’s signing. (Mundo Deportivo)
West Bromwich Albion has contacted former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes about the vacant management post at The Hawthorns after talks with David Wagner failed. (Football insider)
Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca is hoping to secure a deal to become Tottenham Hotspur’s next manager this week. (Telegraph)
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are set to fight for the signing of Spanish Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, 25, who has rejected two contract extension offers from the Italian club. (AS)
Arsenal and Newcastle United are looking at Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo this summer as both sides look to strengthen their defensive options. (Daily mail)
Barcelona have offered Antoine Griezmann’s services to Juventus (Calciomercato)
INTERESTING LANG LEEDS
Leeds United want to sign young Dutch midfielder Noa Lang (Fabrizio Romano)
Galatasaray is preparing an offer of over £ 1million for Hibs defender Ryan Porteous. (Scottish sun)
Gavin Rae saw Ange Postecoglou directly transform the fortunes of Australian football. He now expects him to do the same for Celtic. (Scottish sun)
Hamilton won the race to clinch Kieran MacDonald. (Scottish sun)
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