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Transfer news LIVE! Saul Niguez to Man Utd or Liverpool? Lautaro Martinez to Arsenal; Haaland Chelsea FC rumours today

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Transfer news LIVE! Saul Niguez to Man Utd or Liverpool? Lautaro Martinez to Arsenal; Haaland Chelsea FC rumours today

The summer transfer window is in full swing as we enter August, with Europe’s top clubs stepping up their efforts to sign and sell players.

Paul Pogba could be on the move though, but could delay his decision beyond this summer. PSG want him, while Mino Raiola has reportedly offered Pogba to Liverpool… cheeky. Should Pogba leave United, then Saul Niguez is a reported target – but Liverpool are also said to be interested.

Arsenal have made one big move in £50m Ben White, and want another in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez. Hector Bellerin could be used as a makeweight, but Tottenham are said to also be interested should they sell Harry Kane to Manchester City… and Jack Grealish is expected to move to the Etihad for £100m.

Chelsea want Haaland or Romelu Lukaku to lead their attack, with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde their preference for a defender.

As for Liverpool, Manuel Locatelli, Youri Tielemans and Nicolo Barella are all targets with Jordan Henderson’s future unclear, while Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new four-year deal at Anfield.

Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip!

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Arsenal AND Tottenham want Lautaro Martinez

Arsenal have indeed lodged inquiries with Inter Milan over Lautaro Martinez.

Reports that the Gunners were making an ambitious attempt to sign the Argentine forward first emerged last week.

Now The Athletic say Arsenal have asked about Lautaro during conversations with reigning Serie A champions Inter as the latter try to strike a deal for right-back Hector Bellerin.

Crucially, it is said that Lautaro would be open to joining Arsenal, while Tottenham are mentioned as potential rival suitors for the 23-year-old if Harry Kane does leave this summer.

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Romero to Spurs latest

Tottenham are taking another step closer to signing defender Cristian Romero, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The player is pushing to join Spurs and is due back to Atalanta on Monday.

The Serie A side are expected to grant Romero’s wish, with Spurs bidding €50m for the player.

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‘Kane wants Man City move’

Given the fees involved in any potential deal, the Harry Kane transfer saga does not seem likely to be resolved quickly.

We understand Kane wants to leave Tottenham and Man City are keen on signing the England captain, though he would cost well over £100m – and potentially £150m.

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City are set to spend £100m on Jack Grealish, so it remains to be seen whether the Premier League champions have enough money left over for the Spurs star as well.

According to the Telegraph, Kane is set for talks with Spurs next week and will insist he wants to follow Grealish to Manchester – so that nine-figure transfer could well be on…

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Saul to Man Utd or Liverpool?

As we said earlier, Saul Niguez’s agents are reportedly heading to the UK to attempt to seal a transfer – but where will he end up?

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Manchester United have been linked with the Atletico Madrid midfielder for two years now, and he could be an option if the Red Devils end up selling Paul Pogba to PSG.

Liverpool are also said to be interested as well though: with Gini Wijnaldum leaving for PSG on a free and Jordan Henderson’s future unclear, Jurgen Klopp could be on the lookout for a top-quality midfielder.

The reported presence of Saul’s representatives in the UK suggests they expect this saga to run and run as both clubs plan for the new season.

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‘Spurs can match Kane’s ambition’

Ledley King believes Spurs can match Harry Kane’s ambition as the striker’s future remains in the balance.

King was not drawn on Kane’s future amid Man City’s interest, but insists Spurs are ambitious.

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“We know he is one of the best strikers in the world. Harry is ambitious and I know the club is very ambitious,” he told PA.

“That is as far as it goes, I wouldn’t like to say what is going to happen next, all I know is the club is very ambitious and Harry is himself, so that’s it.”

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Villa to accept £100m City offer for Grealish

Man City are clearly big fans of Jack Grealish – so much so that they could be about to pay a nine-figure sum for the Aston Villa captain.

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Villa have set an asking price of £100m this summer, but that has not deterred the Premier League champions – and Sky Sports reports that Grealish’s club are set to accept a huge bid from City.

The £100m offer was reportedly made on Friday, and Sky says that while Villa have yet to respond to City, they are likely to accept it to make Grealish the most expensive transfer in British football history.

Losing Grealish would be a huge blow for Villa, but they are set to sign Leon Bailey and will have serious funds to reinvest in their squad at a time when rivals are struggling financially, so they could arguably head into the new season with a stronger squad overall.

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Haaland advantage for Man Utd?

Erling Haaland may be on the move this summer, but it would take a truly astonishing bid from Chelsea – likely in the £150m range – for Dortmund to sell their star man, especially after raking in £73m for Jadon Sancho.

It is far more likely that Haaland will be on his way in summer 2022 when his £65m release clause kicks in, and the Star reports that a new deal for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could prove decisive.

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Solskjaer has signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford, and boasts a fine working relationship with Haaland having coached him at Molde. United are said to be confident that in next summer’s bidding war, Solskjaer’s position of strength could give them the edge over their rivals.

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Arsenal face £34m price tag for Bruno Guimaraes

Arsenal will have to pay £34m if they want to sign Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes this summer.

That is according to Brazilian outlet Globo.com.

It is said that the Gunners were hoping to spend around £25m on the highly-rated 23-year-old, who is currently with Brazil at the Olympic Games.

Brazil beat Egypt 1-0 in Japan earlier on Saturday courtesy of Matheus Cunha’s goal and face Mexico in the semi-finals.

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Liverpool target Bowen misses West Ham win

There was no Jarrod Bowen in the West Ham squad today as David Moyes’ side beat newly-promoted London rivals Brentford 1-0 in a friendly thanks to Said Benrahma’s excellent goal against his old club.

The absence of the former Hull star comes in the wake of reports suggesting he is being lined up for a move to Liverpool.

However, West Ham have since confirmed that Bowen missed out due to a minor injury issue.

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Saul Niguez agents in England

Saul Niguez’s next move looks likely to be decided at some point soon.

According to The Mirror, representatives of the Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder have flown into England in an attempt to resolve their client’s future.

Just about every major club in the Premier League has been linked with Saul at some point over recent months, but particularly Manchester United and Liverpool.

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Heather Knight accepts Pakistan tour withdrawal but hopes England Women can check out in long run

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Heather Knight accepts Pakistan tour withdrawal but hopes England Women can visit in future

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ngland captain Heather Knight suggests the controversial decision to pull out of the prepared tour of Pakistan was “taken out of our hands” and insists it is critical for women’s cricket that they pay a visit to the state in the long run.

England’s ladies were because of to tour Pakistan for the initially time ever as aspect of a joint white-ball tour with the men’s staff, who were returning for the first time since 2005.

Even so, after New Zealand withdrew their men’s workforce from their tour of Pakistan very last 7 days due to a “credible threat”, the ECB announced on Monday that it too was pulling the plug.

That has drawn fierce criticism from Pakistan, who are confident they can give a protected experience for going to teams.

Knight insisted verdicts on the viability of a tour are not for players, or even captains, to take care of and defended the ECB’s ideal to make the phone.

Talking immediately after her side’s a few-wicket defeat to New Zealand at Leicester, she reported: “We found yesterday that the board experienced built the final decision for us not to go and it’s higher than our heads a minimal bit.

“I feel the the dialogue and the communication between the board and PCA (experienced cricketers’ association) is a robust a person, and it was a tough situation with what experienced gone on with New Zealand.

“I feel using it out of our palms is most likely the right issue to do and, and that was finished with a perspective to consider and glimpse soon after the gamers.

“It’s for the persons higher than us to make people selections and for us to to get on with them and take wherever they are.

“Hopefully, someday in the potential we’ll be able to go. I do consider it is significant for them, notably in women’s cricket with what is going on in the location.”

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