TRANSFER GOSSIP: All the latest rumours as West Ham grow frustrated by Arsenal’s Declan Rice delays, Inter Milan remain short of Chelsea’s £40m Romelu Lukaku valuation and PSG rival Man United for Rasmus Hojlund
- Jordan Henderson is poised for discussions with Jurgen Klopp over a Saudi move
- Manchester United are targeting deals for Rasmus Hojlund and Andre Onana
- Mail Sport provides the latest transfer gossip as the 2023-24 season approaches
The new Premier League season is less than a month away and, with pre-season now in full swing, clubs across the globe are frantically working to put the finishing touches to their squads for 2023-24.
It will be hard to look back on this transfer window as anything other than the Saudi summer, with stars such as Karim Benzema, Ruben Neves and N’Golo Kante choosing to follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s example by moving to the Middle East.
But there’s still been plenty of activity across Europe with Man City signing Mateo Kovacic to replace Barcelona-bound Ilkay Gundogan, Jude Bellingham earning a £113m move to Real Madrid, Kai Havertz sealing a £65m switch from Chelsea to Arsenal and Mason Mount swapping the Blues for Man United.
Arsenal have also agreed a £105m deal to land West Ham star Declan Rice, although the move has not yet been finalised, and Tottenham captain Harry Kane is continuing to attract bids from Bayern Munich.
But what else is happening in the transfer market? Below, Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest news and gossip on Thursday.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson (right) is set for talks with Jurgen Klopp over a Saudi move
While Bristol City hope to spark a bidding war for Alex Scott, labelled the ‘Guernsey Grealish’
And there are updates on Manchester United’s moves for Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund
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West Ham are growing increasingly frustrated by the delays in sealing Arsenal’s £105million move for Declan Rice. The Hammer are yet to sign the contracts, despite striking a deal over a week ago. (Sky Sports)
Inter Milan are set to offer Chelsea a deal worth £25million plus add-ons for Romelu Lukaku. The Blues, who value him at £40m, have pushed back Lukaku’s return from pre-season until next week but he’s still expected to stay away in a bid to force through a move. (The Telegraph)
Barcelona are set to renew long-term interest in Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva but have shortlisted Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso as a back-up in case they can’t lure the Portuguese midfielder away from the Etihad. (Mundo Deportivo)
Paris Saint-Germain are set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, 20. (Fabrizio Romano)
But the French giants are also weighing up a move for Harry Kane as they look to rejuvenate their attack following Lionel Messi’s exit and possible departure of Kylian Mbappe. (RMC Sport)
Nottingham Forest have made an initial offer for highly-rated PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare. The Ivorian is a ball-winning midfielder, who has previously attracted the attention of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. It’s thought he’s valued at over £30million by PSV. (The Athletic)
Harry Kane returned to Tottenham training and is set for discussions with Ange Postecoglou
While Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (right) could poise a Saudi switch for a return to Cardiff
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been offered a staggering £700,000-a-week contract to join Steven Gerrard’s Saudi side Al-Ettifaq and is set for talks with boss Jurgen Klopp in the next 24 hours (Mail Sport)
Nottingham Forest’s hopes of landing Renan Lodi for another season have taken a blow with Marseille close to signing the Atletico Madrid defender. (Foot Mercato)
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is set for a move to Turkey, where he could play under Patrick Kluivert at Adana Demirspor (AS)
Juventus winger Federico Chiesa offered to Premier League clubs as Italian side looks to cash in – but he wants a move to a team in the Champions League (Mail Sport)
Bristol City have rejected Bournemouth’s £15m bid for talented young midfielder Alex Scott. The Championship side hope to spark a bidding war with West Ham, Wolves and Inter Milan all interested. (Mail Sport)
Newcastle remain locked in talks with Leicester over a deal for Harvey Barnes as boss Eddie Howe weighs up a £30m offer – but Leicester want £40m for the winger (Mail Sport)
Former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to snub a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia in favour of a return to his boyhood club Cardiff (The Sun)
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