Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd eye three stars, Chelsea second hijack, Liverpool exit plea

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With just under two weeks to go until the summer transfer window opens, Premier League clubs are putting the finishing touches on their plans ahead of what promises to be an enthralling few months of business.

Chelsea have already set the wheels in motion for their spending spree under Enzo Maresca, hijacking Newcastle’s move for free agent Tosin Adarabioyo to lure the central defender to Stamford Bridge.

The move for the 26-year-old is likely to prompt the Blues to part ways with at least one of their homegrown stars, which could be music to the ears of Manchester United and Liverpool. United are considering a move for Trevoh Chalobah and will be encouraged by Adarabioyo’s decision to join the Blues, whilst Liverpool are long-term admirers of Levi Colwill.

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Arsenal join Liverpool in race to sign Barcelona teen

Arsenal have enquired about the availability of Barcelona prospect Mikayil Faye, reports the Daily Mail.

The versatile defender was expected to be integrated into the first team next season under Xavi, but Barca’s decision to sack the Spaniard has prompted Faye’s suitors to attempt to pounce on the situation.

Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen are all said to be interested in the 19-year-old, with Arsenal now joining the teenager’s growing list of admirers.

A fee in the region of £17million is expected to test the resolve of Barca, though it remains to be seen whether Hansi Flick has long-term plans involving Faye.

Liverpool prospect makes exit plea

Liverpool prospect Sepp van den Berg has revealed that he is keen to leave the club this summer.

The defender enjoyed a very fruitful successful loan spell at Mainz last season and was thought to have earned himself the chance to impress Arne Slot in pre-season as a result.

However, Van den Berg does not appear to have any interest in fighting for a position in Liverpool’s squad anymore. He told De Telegraaf that he is keen to depart the Merseyside outfit this summer and has been left unhappy by Liverpool pricing him at £20million.

He said: “You [Liverpool] didn’t radiate confidence in me all this time, but you do want to hinder my future. I want to keep playing weekly and develop myself further.

“In Germany I enjoy Dortmund-out with 70,000 men, Bayern Munich-out against Harry Kane, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Leverkusen, against those kinds of clubs I am challenged every week.”

Chelsea plot second transfer hijack

Chelsea are plotting a move for Leeds United start Crycensio Summerville, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The winger has been heavily linked with joining Liverpool this summer to work under Arne Slot, but the Blues look set to attempt to hijack that move in the hope of bolstering their options on the right.

Chelsea have already successfully hijacked Newcastle’s move for Tosin Adarabioyo, with his medical at Stamford Bridge now booked, and a move for Summerville would certainly ruffle feathers at Anfield.

Manchester United plot three major transfers

Erik ten Hag has revealed that Manchester United have three main transfer priorities this summer.

After an injury-ridden campaign which saw the Red Devils finish eighth in the Premier League, the Dutchman has called for reinforcements in several different departments.

He said: “We need to get a striker in to work alongside Rasmus Hojlund. I also hope we manage to get another central midfielder and also a replacement for Varane.

“Then I think things will look very good for next season – with the caveat that the players are fit and stay fit. Then you can start playing towards the top four with such an eleven. That gives me hope and is also realistic in my eyes.”

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