Transfer news LIVE: Saudi chiefs target key Man Utd star as Liverpool prepare £50m bid

Bruno Fernandes and Goncalo Inacio. (Image: Getty)

With less then two weeks to go until the summer transfer window opens, Premier League clubs are already lining up deals before a host of players jet off to Germany for Euro 2024.

Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea have all been linked with a host of players, with Arne Slot keen to make his mark at Anfield after officially starting work on June 1. The Blues have also now confirmed their new boss, with Enzo Maresca appointed after his move from Leicester.

Elsewhere in Europe, Real Madrid have made a major statement by confirming that Kylian Mbappe will join the Champions League winners this summer. And Napoli are waiting to see if anyone will be prepared to trigger the £110.7million release clause of Victor Osimhen.

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Arsenal close in on Raya

Arsenal will reportedly make Brentford goalkeeper David Raya their first permanent signing of the summer.

Raya, who spent last season on loan at the Emirates, won the Premier League’s Golden Glove in his first season at the Emirates.

The Gunners have a buy option clause included in Raya’s loan deal with Mikel Arteta keen to activate it at the first available opportunity.

Davis Raya is set to join Arsenal on a permanent deal. (Image: Getty)

Villa and Juventus in talks over swap deal

Aston Villa and Juventus are locked in talks over a potential swap deal for Douglas Luiz and Weston McKennie.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Luiz is keen to join the Serie A a side. However, there no agreement has been reached yet between the two clubs.

Man Utd urged to sign England pair

Former Man United striker Teddy Sheringham wants the club to but Jarrad Branthwaite and Michael Olise this summer.

“A top player like Michael Olise should be a Man United player,” he told Genting Casino. “He has been at the top of his game for Crystal Palace over the last few months of the season.

“I like him as a winger and United should be looking at players who are the main reason for their current club doing well

“Jarrad Branthwaite is playing at the top of his game, getting a lot of rave reviews and a lot of people have been talking about him. He is only young so could be a good option for the future.”

Blackpool to sign Jordan Rhodes

Blackpool have comfirmed the permanent signing of Jordan Rhodes on a 12-month contract.

The 34-year-old forward, who impressed on loan at the club last season, will join when his contract with Huddersfield Town expires.

Liverpool line-up a bid for Ignacio

Liverpool are set to make a £51million bid for Sporting CP defender Goncalo Ignacio.

According to the Record, the 22-year-old could become Arne Slot’s first signing, with Manchester United also interested.

Goncalo Ignacio has been linked with Liverpool. (Image: Getty)

Bruno Fernandes targeted by Saudi

Man Utd captain Bruno Fernandes is being targeted by the Saudi Pro League, with Al Nassr keen on a double swoop for him and team-mate Casemiro.

According to the Telegraph, the club are keen to use Cristiano Ronaldo to persuade his former club colleagues.

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