Check out the transfer talk for the Premier League…
• Norwich are holding firm on a £20m price tag for Jamal Lewis amid interest from Liverpool, who are only willing to spend £8m + £2m in bonuses. (Source: Athletic)
• Penarol boss Diego Forlan has contacted Manchester United about highly-rated youngster Facundo Pellistri, according to reports. Wolves, Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked.
• According to BN DeStem, Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing talented NAC Breda centre-back Jan Paul van Hecke. Willing to meet the €2 million asking price. There are other interested clubs including AS Monaco, who have had a fee agreed for the 20-year-old for weeks. However, the Ligue 1 side seems to be stalling on the move.
• Celtic are braced for a big money chase for Odsonne Edouard with clubs down south getting ready to make a move, including Arsenal, Leicester and Aston Villa.
• Tottenham are willing to sell United States centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22, for about £2.5m. (Football Insider)
• Everton and Wolves have been linked with a move for Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Rafinha, 27, with the Catalan club holding out for a price matching his release clause of £14.5m. (Sport, via Sport Witness)
• Tottenham are ready to sell £35m-rated right-back Serge Aurier, with AC Milan and Monaco both interested in the 27-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Mirror)
• Manchester City want to sign four more players this summer. Napoli’s Senegalese centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, and Inter Milan’s Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, 22 are among those on their list of targets.(Sky Sports)
• Fulham have an option to sign midfielder Harrison Reed from Saints, according to a report in the Telegraph. The option is for an £8million deal – although personal terms would still need to be agreed with the 25-year-old.
• Crystal Palace and Fulham are interested in signing free agent Ryan Fraser following the end of his contract at Bournemouth.
• West Bromwich Albion central defender Ahmed Hegazi has refused to vouch on his future with the newly promoted Premier League side as he continues to be linked with a return to Cairo giants Al Ahly.
• Leicester City are plotting a move for Fulham defender Joe Bryan as they step up plans to replace Ben Chilwell, Football Insider can reveal.
• West Brom are set to hold talks with Benfica as they aim to re-sign Filip Krovinovic on a season loan deal, according to the Telegraph.
• Celtic are said to still be keen on Middlesbrough midfielder Paddy McNair, but will only move for the Northern Ireland international if they fail to land top target James McCarthy from Crystal Palace. (90min)
• Watford star Gerard Deulofeu has again been linked with a move to AC Milan, with reports from Italy suggesting the player’s agent has offered him to the Serie A sleeping giants. (Corriere dello Sport)
• Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is believed to be keen on joining Fulham permanently, despite not playing enough games for the Cottagers to activate a £4m permanent deal clause. (talkSPORT)
• Neil Warnock is looking at potential Premier League loans as well as permanent deals ahead of the new season. He has said players could leave as well as arrive but claims he hasn’t asked chairman Steve Gibson for a specific kitty to spend.
• Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United are interested in signing Rico Henry from Brentford in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Mail. The report has also claimed of interest from Brighton and Hove Albion in the 23-year-old left-back.
• Sevilla do not want to pay a substantial transfer fee for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. The 32 year old is in the final year of his contract at Barcelona who are are keen to offload him in order make space on their wage bill.
• Manchester City are just one step away from signing Gremio midfielder and Juventus target Diego Rosa, 17, it has been claimed in Italy.
• LEEDS. Big interest in Christian Nørgaard from Brentford. Want competition/backup for Phillips and he is a main target. (David Smith)
• Fulham are ready to jump in the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker-Peters.
• Chelsea are offering Michy Batshuayi to a variety of clubs for a cut-price fee of £25m. Leeds United are one of them. (via Metro)
• Werder Bremen are interested in signing Tahith Chong on loan from Manchester United. (via Bild)
• Brentford want in excess of £50m (£25m each player) to sell the two best parts of their BMW – Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins. Reports Watkins has an £18m release clause in his contract are wide of the mark. He is wanted by Crystal Palace, Leeds, Sheffield Utd and Aston Villa. Benrahma is high on the lists of a string of Premier League clubs including Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Leeds, West Ham and Aston Villa.
• Everton and Tottenham are keen on Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey but may have to pay €40m to secure his signature.
• Fulham are exploring the idea of bringing Ryan Sessegnon back to Craven Cottage on loan for the season. He’s struggled to get regular game time at Tottenham and is open to a return to his former club. (Source: ESPN)
• Arsenal will not sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona if they capture Chelsea’s Willian.
• West Bromwich Albion are not in the running to sign Croatian forward Mislav Orsic despite reports suggesting they are preparing a summer swoop for the Dinamo Zagreb attacker according to Birmingham Live. Rumours of an £8.5m bid denied.
• Leeds United target Marcos Senesi has been tipped not to leave Feyenoord this summer.
• Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilón is in talks to join Chelsea, with discussions already at an advanced stage. The defender has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs after impressing in La Liga this season on loan at Sevilla. (Source: ESPN)
• Manchester United have submitted a £49million bid for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa amid concerns about a deal for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
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