Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd warned about £70m target as Chelsea face double hijack

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Premier League clubs are busy attempting to improve their squads for the new season. The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea are all set to make upgrades over the coming weeks in order to mount a challenge on Manchester City.

It’s been a quiet start to the summer transfer window, but things will start to heat up over the coming weeks, particularly with a PSR deadline of June 30 for clubs looking to complete any business inside the 2023-24 season.

Teams will also be scouting Euro 2024 with an eye on unearthing the next gem. Some young stars have already impressed at the tournament, giving scouts and heads of recruitment plenty to think about.

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Who does your club need?

Premier League clubs are making plans for the summer transfer window.

Manchester United are widely expected to make upgrades in several positions to avoid a repeat of their struggles last season.

Chelsea and Liverpool will be signing stars to fit the systems of their respective new managers.

Arsenal could launch a move for a new forward over the coming weeks.

Let us know in the comments who your club needs to sign.

Aston Villa transfer ongoing

Talks remain ongoing for Aston Villa star Douglas Luiz to join Juventus, Fabrizio Romano claims.

Weston McKennie and Samuel Iling Junior are joining Villa in a rare swap deal.

Discussions are reportedly still going on over the terms of McKennie’s exit.

Jarrad Branthwaite questioned as Man Utd make offer

Jarrad Branthwaite has been told he’s only had one good season by Manchester United icon Paul Ince.

The Red Devils are strongly interested in the defender and are widely reported to have submitted a bid to Everton over the last few days.

That offer, reported to be in the region of £35m, has been rejected.

But Ince is not convinced by Branthwaite.

“Jarrad Branthwaite has had a steady season in a team that struggled against relegation in Everton, and we’re talking about a player that came from Carlisle,” Ince told Bet365.

“He’s made great strides in such a short space of time so I think a move to Manchester United is a possibility. The problem is that United have signed players in the past that have had one good season.”

Branthwaite shone for Everton last season and was part of the extended 33-man preliminary England squad picked for the Euro 2024 warm-up matches. He made his senior international debut against Bosnia two weeks ago.

The 21-year-old was also excellent on loan at PSV the year before.

Jarrad Branthwaite has been linked with Man Utd (Image: Getty)

Liverpool express interest in Euro 2024 star

Liverpool have been added to the clubs interested in signing Riccardo Calafiori this summer, The Athletic report.

Newcastle, Brighton and West Ham have reportedly already enquired about signing the centre-back from Bologna.

Calafiori, 22, impressed in Italy’s Euro 2024 win over Albania earlier this week.

Man Utd receive bad update on striker target

Manchester United target Joshua Zirkzee reportedly wants to stay in Italy.

United were claimed to have been readying a £34m bid on Tuesday.

However, Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport claim that the Bologna forward wants to remain in Italy.

He has interest from Juventus.

Liverpool target eyes talks

Federico Chiesa will hold talks with Juventus over his future once Italy’s Euro 2024 campaign is over, Fabrizio Romano reports.

Chiesa is a long-term target for Liverpool and the winger could be on the move this summer.

He scored 10 goals and provided three assists in 37 appearances last season.

Chelsea double hijack

Chelsea could have two deals hijacked over the coming weeks.

A move for Pedro Lima to join sister club Strasbourg was scuppered by Wolves, who have announced that the teenager will instead join them subject to ‘customary conditions’.

And now a deal for Crysencio Summerville could be hijacked by Brighton.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Brighton are in talks over signing the Leeds winger, who has been strongly linked with Chelsea.

Man Utd make £25m bid

Manchester United reportedly made a £25m offer for Barcelona star Fermin Lopez.

The technical midfielder is the right kind of profile for Erik ten Hag’s system.

However, Sport report that Barca knocked back the bid for the 21-year-old.

United are still expected to have a busy summer replenishing Ten Hag’s squad.

Man Utd reportedly made a bid for Fermin Lopez (Image: Getty)

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