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All the latest news from the crazy world of the summer transfer window

Sunday 09 July 2017 15:32
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The summer transfer window is wide open with a host of world football's biggest names apparently on the move.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Kylian Mbappe and Alvaro Morata are just a handful of big-name players tipped for a move this summer, with the likes of Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte all eager to bolster their squads ahead of the new season.

Rather impressively, a number of clubs have already set about their business early. Manchester City are the summer’s early pace setters, having already signed both Bernardo Silva and Ederson, while Mohamed Salah recently joined Liverpool in a £34.3m move from Roma.

The Reds' pursuit of Naby Keita is beginning to annoy Leipzig with lots of talk but little action. And then there's Charlie Taylor, Roque Mesa and a bunch of other guys signing deals at Premier League clubs.

We will have all the latest transfer news and reports throughout the day right here so don't touch that dial.

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Good morning football fans.

And the first piece of transfer news this morning is that The Mail on Sunday have splashed with the news that Arsenal are closing in on Monaco's Thomas Lemar.

Arsenal only broke their transfer record a few days ago to sign Alexandre Lacazette for £52.7m, but it appears they will once again spend big on a Ligue 1 player in the coming days.

The report suggests Arsenal will pay an upfront fee of £45m, which could rise to £50m depending on how Lemar performs in the Premier League.

Tottenham had also been interested in the Monaco man, but their chairman Daniel Levy is reluctant to pay more than £15m over their club record signing for a player unproven in England.

The paper also claims that Virgil van Dijk remains a target for The Gunners.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 July 2017 08:39
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Spurs are in talks to sign the highly rated Argentinian defender Juan Foyth, according to reports.

Foyth, 19, has told the Argentinian press that his agent and Estudiantes president Juan Sebastian Veron had travelled to London to discuss the transfer.

He said: “I know that my agent and Veron are travelling to speak with Tottenham. I am feeling relaxed.

“I would like to play in Europe, and if something comes up that convinces me and the club I will go.”

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 July 2017 09:39
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Manchester United target Fabinho has told Monaco that he wants to quit the club and move to England, according to L’Equipe.

The newspaper says the player told the club he "wants to leave Monaco" ahead of the new season.

But United will have to spend big to get their man. The French side have already rejected a £40m bid from domestic rivals PSG.

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 July 2017 10:08
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Romelu Lukaku has given his first interview since agreeing to sign for Manchester United.

Read more here:

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 July 2017 11:30
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Rooney has spoken for the first time since returning to his boyhood club.

Here's what he had to say:

Vithushan Ehantharajah9 July 2017 14:02

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