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TRANSFER RUMOURS: PSG turn to Gundogan, as Kovacic agrees terms with Man City

June 9, 2023
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  • Arsenal is intensifying their pursuit of Declan Rice from West Ham for £92m, aiming to secure the midfielder’s transfer before the start of pre-season (Telegraph).
  • West Ham is interested in acquiring Joao Palhinha, a defensive midfielder from Fulham and Portugal, as a potential replacement for Rice. Other targets include Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City and England, and James Ward-Prowse from Southampton and England (Mail).
  • Chelsea is also eyeing Declan Rice, along with Moises Caicedo, a 21-year-old midfielder from Brighton and Ecuador (90min).
  • Khephren Thuram, a 22-year-old midfielder from Nice and France, has reportedly reached a verbal agreement on personal terms with Liverpool (Football Transfers).
  • Mateo Kovacic, a 29-year-old midfielder from Chelsea and Croatia, has agreed to personal terms with Manchester City after advanced negotiations (Fabrizio Romano).
  • Liverpool has scheduled talks with the representatives of Manu Kone, a 22-year-old French midfielder from Borussia Monchengladbach (Fabrizio Romano).

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  • Real Madrid is working on a £68m bid to sign Harry Kane, the English striker from Tottenham Hotspur, as Manchester United’s attempts have been rebuffed by the Spurs chairman (Marca).
  • Newcastle is exploring transfer targets from relegated Premier League teams, including Tyler Adams, a 24-year-old midfielder from Leeds United and the USA, Harvey Barnes, a 24-year-old winger from Leicester City, and James Maddison, a 26-year-old midfielder from Leicester City (Telegraph).
  • Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham’s new manager, considers James Maddison a priority target, but the club will need to pay more than £50m for the English international (Telegraph).
  • Ilkay Gundogan, a 32-year-old midfielder from Manchester City and Germany, is being pursued by Paris St-Germain, the French champions (L’Equipe).

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  • Reports from Spain suggest that Gundogan has already agreed to a three-year deal with Barcelona, which will be announced after the Champions League final (Mundo Deportivo).
  • Al Ahli, a Saudi Arabian side, has expressed interest in signing Riyad Mahrez, a 32-year-old Algeria winger from Manchester City (Fabrizio Romano).
  • Tottenham will need to increase their valuation of £20m if they want to secure the services of David Raya, a 27-year-old goalkeeper from Brentford, as the latter is prepared to reject offers below £40m (i Sport).
  • Arsenal sees Ivan Fresneda, an 18-year-old Spanish right-back from La Liga side Valladolid, as a viable summer option (Football London).
  • Leicester City is considering Steven Gerrard, the former Aston Villa manager, as their next boss following relegation from the Premier League (Mail).
  • Zinedine Zidane has rejected an approach from PSG to become the head coach, replacing Christophe Galtier (Le Parisien).
  • Tottenham will request Juventus to lower their £35m asking price for the permanent transfer of Dejan Kulusevski, a 23-year-old forward from Sweden (Nicolo Schira).
  • Sergei Palkin, the chief executive of Shakhtar Donetsk, has threatened legal action against Tottenham if they attempt to sign Manor Solomon, a 23-year-old Israeli winger who was on loan at Fulham last season, on a free transfer (ESPN).
  • Manchester United is contemplating loaning out Mason Greenwood, a 21-year-old English forward, to a European club for the upcoming season (Mail).
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