Bellingham to Real Madrid, Liverpool targets, PSG-Kane talks and Mbappe exit

Clockwise from top left: Harry Kane, Declan Rice, Nicolo Barella, Jadon Sancho, Kylian Mbappe (Getty Images/PA/Reuters)

The summer transfer window is officially open ahead of the 2023-24 Premier League season and there are already plenty of news and rumours ahead of what promises to be a busy few weeks for clubs, players and agents.

Having signed Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool are keen to bring in at least two more top players, with Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram and Inter’s Nicolo Barella top of the shopping list, according to the Mirror. The same paper also reports that Paris Saint-Germain have opened preliminary talks with Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

PSG are likely to be the big focus of the window with Kylian Mbappe’s future up in the air. The France forward will be a target for Manchester United, according to the Metro, should Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim buy the club. Meanwhile 90min reports Declan Rice is moving closer to Arsenal, with the Gunners preparing a bid higher than £100m for the Hammers’ captain.

Follow all the latest transfer news and rumours below.

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Liverpool eye midfield reinforcements after Mac Allister signing

PSG open preliminary talks with Harry Kane’s camp

Qatari buyout could pave way for Man Utd to sign Kylian Mbappe

Arsenal prepared to break record to sign Declan Rice

Bayern’s 21-year-old Dutch midfielder determines playing time is more important than staying in Munich

13:01 , Charlie Schoninger

The Dutch Midfielder Ryan Gravenberch who made a move from Dutch Club Ajax to the German giants Bayern Munich for €18.50m last summer, appears unhappy in his current situation.

The midfielder, who didn’t register any goal contributions in his twenty-four Bundesliga matches, appears keen for more minutes.

He relayed to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he doesn’t want to repeat another season like this last campaign, that saw Bayern win the Bundesliga.

Gravenberch stated his biggest goal is to play more on the pitch, and if that opportunity can be at Bayern, he is happy to stay.

However, if more minutes at Bayern doesn’t seem feasible, the Dutch Gravenberch would like to be on the move.

Bayern’s Ryan Gravenberch (Matthias Schrader/AP) (AP)

Manchester United eye Kim Min-jae after contract rejected

12:44 , Lawrence Ostlere

Napoli defender Kim Min-jae has rejected a new contract, throwing his future up in the air with Premier League clubs circling.

Kim has a clause in his contract which can be acitivated in July, according to 90min, which would enable interested parties to bid a reasonable but undisclosed fee for the South Korean international.

Italian outlet Il Mattino says Napoli are resigned to his exit and have already identified Feyenoord’s David Hancko as his replacement.

Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly keeping an eye on developments.

Kim Min-jae celebrates after Napoli clinched the title (Getty Images)

Chelsea set eyes on new attacking target from La Liga

12:39 , Charlie Schoninger

Chelsea remain buyers in the transfer market in pursuit of providing newcomer manager Mauricio Pochettino with a squad that can immediatelly compete in next years Premier League.

Nicolas Jackson, a 21-year-old senagalese striker from the La Liga side Villareal has stood out to Chelsea representatives according to the evening standard. Jackson, who finished the La Liga campaign with 12 goals and 4 assists would bolster a lackluster Chelsea attack that struggled massively down the stretch of the Premier League campaign.

With Chelsea showing keen interest in the expensive and talented £100m Victor Osimhen, whom Napoli is very reluctant to sell, Boehly and Chelsea have found a great back up plan in case the Nigerian Osimhen stays put or doesn’t agree to terms with the Pochettino-led side.

Villareal’s Jackson is reportedly available for a fee of around £30million, a significant discount from Osimhen’s £100m tag. Jackson ,who ended the La Liga campaign on a tear scoring 9 in 8 matches, would heavily improve a Chelsea attack that just saw João Félix sent back to Madrid.

Nicolas Jackson of Villarreal CF celebrates after scoring (Getty Images)

Arsenal prepared to break record to sign Declan Rice

12:17 , Charlie Schoninger

After months of speculation the English born Declan Rice appears to be headed to Arsenal for a potential record-breaking fee.

Coming off of a brilliant run in the UEFA Conference League that ended in Rice and the Hammers holding the trophy, West Ham chairman David Sullivan says he’s 99% sure their captain will leave them, according to the BBC.

Arsenal, who have a clear opening in the middle of the pitch with Granit Xhaka’s apparent departure, are firm in their pursuit of the best possible deal for the 24-year-old Rice.

The Gunners are prepared to break their current transfer record fee held by Nicolas Pépé in pursuit of the highly talented defensive midfielder who they would love for £90m according to reports from the Guardian. West Ham would love to get this number to the ten-figure mark but look for the clubs to provide add-ons to get the highly anticipated deal finished.

West Ham captain Declan Rice celebrates his side’s Europa Conference League win (Zac Goodwin/PA) (PA Wire)

12:03 , Charlie Schoninger

Jude Bellingham, England’s young star, has officially made the move to Madrid penning a six-year-deal that will see the Birmingham native lighting up the Bernabeau for years to come.

Madrid announced the transfer today and will be shelling over £88m to the Dortmund club that is coming off of a disappointing second place finish to champions Bayern Munich.

The 19-year-old will be presented tommorrow at the Bernabeau and hopes to bring the La Liga trophy back to Los Blancos.

(Getty Images)

Qatari buyout could pave way for Man Utd to sign Kylian Mbappe

11:29 , Charlie Schoninger

Manchester United look to possibly be in line for their biggest transfer since Paul Pogba in 2016. Kylian Mbappe, a fellow Frenchman, has been rumoured to the Red Devils, according to Spanish outlet El Pais.

The 24-year-old Mbappe appears set on leaving the Ligue UN for the first time with Manchester United and the English Premier League emerging as a top option. With recent news that Mbappe won’t resign with PSG beyond the 2023-2024 season the Qatari owned PSG are determined not to let the hyper-valuable Mbappe leave on a free that following summer.

PSG’s owner, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is believed to be highly interested in selling Mbappe to United on the condition that compatriot Sheikh Jassim completes the purchase of the Manchester club. Jassim appears to be in a two-headed race for ownership with British CEO Sir Jim Ratcliffe still vying for ownership.

While no official news has been released by the club many believe Jassim will complete the takeover creating a clear path for Mbappe to join Manchester United.

Coming off a successful first campaign under Dutch manager Erik Ten Hag, which included the clubs first trophy since the 2016-2017 Europa League, Mbappe would look to take the club further up the premier league table and deeper in the Champions League.

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PSG hold preliminary talks with Harry Kane’s representatives

10:35 , Lawrence Ostlere

Paris Saint-Germain have opened preliminary talks with Tottenham’s Harry Kane. That’s what the Mirror is reporting:

The 29-year-old’s entourage met with PSG transfer chief Luis Campos last month … to hold an informal conversation over his future. There is a strong relationship between PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi and his Spurs counterpart [Daniel] Levy. The two met in London earlier this year to discuss potential investment into the North London club, but the two are respectful of each other’s positions.

Kylian Mbappe’s potential availability could limit Kane’s options this summer, with either Manchester United or Real Madrid – likely to prioritise to Mbappe over the England captain.

That would strengthen Spurs’ chances of keeping him for Ange Postecoglou’s first year in charge, but the real challenge would then be convincing Kane to extend his contract beyond its end next summer.

Harry Kane has one year left on his Spurs contract (Getty Images)

Liverpool want midfield reinforcements

10:12 , Lawrence Ostlere

Having signed Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool are keen to bring in at least two more top players, with Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram and Inter’s Nicolo Barella top of the shopping list, according to the Mirror.

Barella, who played for Inter Milan in their Champions League final defeat by Manchester City, has developed a big reptuation both in Serie A and on the international stage with Italy. The 26-year-old came through the academy at Cagliari before his move to Inter, and has clocked up 43 caps for his country.

His all-round box-to-box game would complement Alexis Mac Allister, while Thuram is another midfielder with a rounded game who, like Barella, can carry the ball through the centre of the pitch.

Nicolo Barella in action for Italy (Getty Images)

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