Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd make defender offer, Arsenal deal green-lighted, Chelsea talks

Express Sport brings you all the latest transfer news ahead of this summer’s window (Image: GETTY)

This summer’s transfer window is set to be another exciting one as the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool battle it out to secure the services of some of the brightest talents across the globe. The three Premier League giants will be desperate to close the gap on the sides above of them, with Manchester City and Arsenal battling it out for this season’s title.

It remains to be seen whether Erik ten Hag will remain in the United hotseat to oversee another summer of spending. The Dutchman has come under increasing pressure in recent months following an underwhelming campaign and saw his side suffer an embarrassing 4-0 thumping at the hands of Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Arne Slot looks likely to be the man in the dugout for Liverpool next season, with current Reds manager Jurgen Klopp heading for the Anfield exit. And the Feyenoord manager will be keen to bring in the players he needs to ensure the Merseyside club can compete for silverware during his maiden campaign in England.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will want to target players who have the ability to make a real difference. Under Todd Boehly, the Blues have been guilty of profligacy in the transfer market, with a whole host of faces failing to shine at the club. But Chelsea have been making steady progress on the pitch in recent months and will be desperate to secure a top-four finish next time out.

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Juventus duo could be available

Premier League teams may be on high alert as Juventus duo Federico Chiesa and Adrien Rabiot could be up for sale this summer, according to La Gazzetta Dello Sport. The players have both been links with moves to England in recent seasons.

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba’s future at Juve is also uncertain. The former Manchester United star was handed a four-year ban after testing positive for DHEA last August.

Chelsea hold talks

Chelsea have held talks with the representatives of Shakhtar Donetsk ace Georgiy Sudakov in recent weeks, according to the Daily Mail. The Blues are stepping up their interest in the attacking midfielder, who has featured in this season’s Champions League and Europa League.

Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin recently watched Chelsea’s 6-0 thrashing of Everton at Stamford Bridge and later confirmed to the media: “This summer window, he has a big chance to move to some big clubs. We have had some contacts with big clubs and some are not negotiating with us directly but are getting a feel for the summer environment.

“He will definitely move to a top European club this summer. When I was at Chelsea versus Everton, many people asked me about Sudakov.”

Chelsea have reportedly held talks with the representatives of Shakhtar Donetsk ace Georgiy Sudakov (Image: GETTY)

Arsenal get green light from Gyokeres

Arsenal have been given the green light to go after Sporting striker Viktor Gyokeres following the player’s latest comments.

After bagging 41 goals during his maiden campaign at Sporting and helping his team with the Portuguese title, the 25-year-old said: “Thank you very much Sporting fans. See you soon. I can’t promise that I’ll still be here.

“I love it here and I wouldn’t mind. But things happen quickly in football and we have to adapt to that. We’ll see what happens. It’s hard to predict what will happen in the future.”

Man Utd set for Todibo offer

Manchester United are increasingly likely to submit a formal offer to Nice in exchange for their star defender Jean-Clair Todibo, according to GIVEMESPORT.

The 24-year-old is viewed as a chepaer alternative to Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite and has been identified as a key transfer target following internal discussions in Manchester.

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