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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea look to offload unwanted stars to fund huge Erling Haaland bid, as Premier League sides eye up Barcelona defenders with LaLiga giants in financial trouble

  • Chelsea are still hoping to pull off a huge summer bid for striker Erling Haaland 
  • An assortment of fringe players are being sold off in order to raise funds
  • Barcelona plan a summer fire sale and Premier League clubs are interested
  • Sportsmail provides all the latest updates as clubs look to get deals over the line
  • READ: Comprehensive Premier League club-by-club list of 2021 summer moves
  • Catch all the latest transfer news and done deals from around the world here

The summer transfer window is alive and kicking as clubs throughout Europe look to cement their squads ahead of next season.

It’s the future of Tottenham striker Harry Kane that will dominate much of the headlines until the close of the window at 11pm BST on August 31.

Manchester City are the favourites to land the England captain, and Sportsmail also understands they are confident of securing a £100million move for Jack Grealish. 

Meanwhile, Manchester United have announced they have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho, while Arsenal are trying to lure Ben White to the Emirates in a big-money move.

Sportsmail’s DANNY GALLAGHER will keep you up-to-date with the latest negotiations, rumours and done deals below. 

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Bold words coming from Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri, who has spoken out against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s recent claim that he will benefit from another loan spell away.

Widely seen as one of world football’s next generational talents, Pellistri wants his opportunity now.

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As mentioned earlier, Chelsea are very much intent on trying to sign Erling Haaland this summer.

Therefore, it comes as little surprise that reports are now emerging suggesting Timo Werner could be going the other way.

The German featured heavily last season and his playing style caused defenders untold problems… except he just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net frequently.

Is his number now up?

The powers that be at Anfield showed their ruthless side this summer when they allowed Gini Wijnaldum to walk away for free.

The party line is clear – big contracts will not be handed out to aging stars who are entering, or close to entering, the twilight of their career.

But will an exception be made for the club captain?

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Chelsea are very much in the market for a striker this summer and they’re aiming for the cream of the crop.

Despite Borussia Dortmund saying they will not sell this summer, the Blues are ready to test their resolve.

As a result, fringe players are being sold off and a cool £18m has been recouped for Marc Guehi’s switch to Crystal Palace.

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He may be left in the dark at Old Trafford, but talk is fast emerging of Diogo Dalot being a wanted man.

Real Madrid are said to be keen on taking him in a cut-price deal, after being impressed by his loan spell in Milan.

New boss Carlo Ancelotti is tasked with improving his squad on a reduced budget, while United are hopeful of selling fringe players this summer.

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Given the turmoil, it comes as little surprise that Barca now need to sell, sell, sell!

It is now reported that  Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest and Samuel Umtiti to depart the club should the right fees come in this summer.

Understandably, a host of Premier League clubs are interested.

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This could be a very awkward one, as Barca’s plans to commit their talisman to a new deal are getting caught in the sticky stuff.

It is no secret that the club are in quite the financial mess, and a huge balancing of the books is needed to take place before a lucrative deal can be handed to their greatest ever star.

The Catalan club MUST make drastic savings of around €200million (£170m) this summer, or they will remain in a bind ahead of next season.

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And welcome to another day in the transfer market.

Last week brought the first real murmurings of activity with pre-season fast creeping up following the conclusion of the Euros.

Teams have started to meet up again and, for many, pre-season is under way.

The time is now to start adding to the squad and bedding new faces in, and Sportsmail will bring you every movement throughout the market in Europe and beyond all day.

Stay tuned!

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