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Transfer window blog: News, rumours, gossip and done deals from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe


The summer transfer window is officially open and you can keep track of all the latest updates, rumours and done deals in our transfer blog.


When does the summer transfer window open?

The summer transfer window opened for Premier League clubs on Wednesday, June 9, and will last for 12 weeks. Any deals with foreign teams will officially go through on July 1.


MAN CITY BID £100M FOR KANE

Harry Kane's Goals v xG since 2014/15 Premier League season
Harry Kane's Goals v xG since 2014/15 Premier League season

Manchester City are reported to have made a bid of £100m for Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane.

City are believed to be open to including players in a swap deal in addition to the fee but Spurs are expected to reject the bid for their talismanic star forward.

Ironically, the two clubs will meet in champions City's opening Premier League fixture of the 2021-22 season as they travel to Tottenham on August 15.

City will face competition from Manchester United and Chelsea for Kane's signature but Tottenham are believed to want a minimum of £120m before considering selling their biggest star.


DE BOER HOPES BARCA MOVE LIFTS DEPAY

Holland head coach Frank De Boer hopes Memphis Depay’s move to Barcelona can inspire the forward to great things at Euro 2020.

Barca announced on Saturday that the 27-year-old will join them on a two-year deal when his current contract with Lyon expires at the end of this month.

Depay has scored one goal in Holland’s opening two Group C wins over Ukraine and Austria, but has received criticism for his general level of play.

“I think Memphis is the first person to criticise his own game and say I can do better than I have shown so far,” he said. “I am also sure that he is not going to become another player when he receives this kind of criticism, he is really self-confident and he knows exactly what he wants."

MAN UTD BID FOR SANCHO

He might be getting overlooked by Gareth Southgate, with not a minute of action in England's opening two Euro 2020 games, but Jadon Sancho remains very much a wanted man.

Manchester United have made an opening bid for the Borussia Dortmund winger according to reports in Germany, with the Red Devils thought to have offered around £70m.

But in what is seemingly a re-run of last summer, only at a reduced price, Dortmund have said they will not sell unless their price tag of £82m is met.

Jadon Sancho 2020/21 stats


KLINSMANN INTERESTED IN SPURS JOB

Jurgen Klinsmann says Tottenham are in his “heart” and he would be interested in becoming their new boss.

The 56-year-old, who has managed the United States, Bayern Munich and Germany, had two spells as a player with Spurs during the 1990s and remains a popular figure with the fans.

Klinsmann rang chairman Daniel Levy when Jose Mourinho was sacked, but did not hear back, though remains up for the job in north London.

"Spurs are in my heart," The German said while working as a pundit for the BBC. "I would consider that – but if he doesn’t want to, I am not going to force him."


TIELEMANS TO SIGN NEW DEAL

Leicester City believe Youri Tielemans, 24, will sign a new contract with the club amid speculation over his future.

The Belgian midfielder has been linked with a shock move to Liverpool.

The Reds are looking to replace Gini Wijnaldum, who left Anfield to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.


UNITED BID FOR VARANE

It is being reported that Manchester United have made an opening £50 million bid for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

Los Blancos are set to demand £80 million for the French defender though, and are rumored to be in talks to extend his contract in Madrid following the departure of Sergio Ramos.


TOMORI MAKES MILAN SWITCH PERMANENT

Fikayo Tomori has completed a permanent move from Chelsea to AC Milan after a successful loan spell in Italy.

The 23-year-old joined the Serie A club in January after struggling for first-team opportunities during the first half of last season.

Milan had the option to buy Tomori for a £25million fee at the conclusion of his loan and that has been exercised after he played 22 times and helped them qualify for the Champions League during the 2020-21 campaign.

A four-year deal has been agreed at San Siro for the defender, who has made one appearance for England but missed out on the squad for this summer’s European Championships.


BUFFON RETURNS TO PARMA

Gianluigi Buffon has signed a two-year deal with Serie B side Parma, 20 years after he left the club to join Juventus.

The 43-year-old made is debut at Parma when he was 17 in 1995, and returns after his contract with Juventus expired.


TRIPPER CHASES MAN UTD MOVE

Manchester United reportedly want to sign England right-back Kieran Trippier this summer, but the England right-back fears he will be priced out of a move to his boyhood club.

The 30-year-old left Tottenham for Atletico Madrid in 2019, and was a key member of the Atleti side that won La Liga this season.


RAMOS TO LEAVE REAL

Real Madrid have confirmed Sergio Ramos will leave the club.

The 35-year-old, who has been with Madrid since 2005, will depart at the end of his contract this summer.

The La Liga club announced on Wednesday evening that they will host a farewell to the defender on Thursday, followed by a press conference.

Sergio Ramos' Real Madrid statistics

A short statement on the club website read: “Real Madrid C. F. announces that tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, at 12:30pm, an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos will be held, which will be attended by our president Florentino Perez.

Ramos will be a free agent and a host of top clubs are already reported to be interested in signing him.


CITY CLOSE BARCA DOOR

Manchester City have no desire to negotiate swap deals with Barcelona for squad players this summer despite the Spanish giants' interest in Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo.

Silva is believed to wish to leave The Etihad, frustrated by a lack of playing time, while Laporte has fallen behind Ruben Dias and John Stones in the pecking order at centre-back.

Barcelona have already signed two City summer leavers, striker Sergio Aguero and defender Eric Garcia.


WATFORD 'CLOSE' TO ROSE DEAL

Danny Rose is undergoing a medical at Watford ahead of his expected move to the club.

Rose's contract at Tottenham expires at the end of this month, meaning the former England defender will be available on a free transfer.

The signing would mean Watford are unlikely to pursue Ashley Young, who had reportedly been in talks with club.


YOUNG IN TALKS WITH FOUR CLUBS

Inter Milan defender Ashley Young is reportedly weighing up offers from four different clubs.

The former Manchester United man, who won the Serie A title with Inter this season, is supposedly in advanced talks with Burnley, while Watford, another of Young's former clubs, are also interested.

Inter Milan are keen on keeping Young for another year, but with his 36th birthday coming up, Young is reportedly assessing all his options given it could be the last big contract of his career.


DE GEA UNITED FUTURE UNCERTAIN

David de Gea is reportedly "in the dark" about his Manchester United future, with crunch talks planned with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Spaniard lost his regular Premier League starting place in the United goal to Dean Henderson midway through the season, but was given the nod for their Europa League final defeat by Villarreal last month.

He has made more than 400 appearances for the club since signing from Atletico Madrid in 2011.


ARSENAL CHASE RYAN DEAL

Mat Ryan spent the second half of last season at Arsenal, and it is understood that the Gunners are keen to sign the Australian shot-stopper on a permanent basis.

However, there has been reported interest from clubs in both Spain and France, and with Ryan's contract at Brighton not up until next summer, a bidding war could ensue.


FOYTH LEAVES SPURS FOR VILLARREAL

Tottenham have announced defender Juan Foyth has joined Villarreal on a permanent basis.

The LaLiga club have exercised the option they had to sign the 23-year-old Argentina international after he spent last season on loan with them.

The campaign included winning the Europa League, with Unai Emery’s men getting the better of Arsenal in the last four and Manchester United in the final.

Foyth joined Tottenham from Estudiantes in 2017 and went on to make 32 appearances in all competitions for Spurs, scoring once.


ARSENAL JOIN BEN WHITE RACE

Arsenal have reportedly joined Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign Brighton's £50m-rated defender Ben White.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a phenomenal rise in the past couple of years, culminating in a late call-up to the England squad as an injury replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold.

He is now believed to be in a straight fight with Tyrone Mings to start alongside John Stones for the Three Lions' Euro 2020 opener against Croatia on Sunday.

Ben White has had a similar season to Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings

GIROUD SET FOR CHELSEA EXIT

Chelsea chief executive Marina Granovskaia has promised Olivier Giroud a move away from the club this summer, despite the France striker signing a new one-year contract last week.

The former Arsenal front-man has been close to an exit on several occasions during his time at Stamford Bridge, but with the Blues hotly tipped to spend big on a new centre-forward this summer this could now be the end of his spell in west London.


DORTMUND REJECT UNITED SANCHO BID

Borussia Dortmund have turned down Manchester United's £67m bid for Jadon Sancho, who is valued at around £78m after four superb seasons in Germany, the latest of which ended strongly following a period of injury disruption.

Jadon Sancho 2020/21 stats

A story that rumbled on all for the entirety of last summer, there does seem to be an increased likelihood of the deal being done this time around.

Should it happen, 15% of any sale would go to Manchester City, who sold him for £8m back in 2017.


WIJNALDUM SIGNS THREE-YEAR PSG DEAL

Georginio Wijnaldum has signed a three-year contract with Paris St Germain following his departure from Liverpool.

The Holland midfielder, who turns 31 later this year, failed to agree new terms with the Reds after negotiations hit an impasse over salary and length of the new deal because of his age.

He said his farewells in front of a crowd of 10,000 in the final match of the season at home to Crystal Palace.

Gini Wijnaldum stats

ASTON VILLA SIGN BUENDIA

Aston Villa have signed Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia for a club record fee.

The Argentine was the Canaries’ player of the season as they won the Championship title and sealed an immediate return to the Premier League, scoring 15 goals and registering 16 assists – creating more chances than any other player in the division.

Arsenal were also reported to have been interested in signing the 24-year-old but Villa have moved quickly to land their transfer target.

The reported £30million fee would be a club-record for Villa, with add-ons potentially taking the final figure nearer to £40million.

Emiliano Buendía | Goals, Assists | Norwich star's AMAZING 20/21 highlights

BENTEKE SIGNS NEW PALACE DEAL

Christian Benteke has signed a two-year contract extension with Crystal Palace.

Benteke, part of Belgium’s squad for this summer’s European Championship, joined Palace from Liverpool in 2016 for a club record fee.

The 30-year-old has scored 31 goals in 137 Premier League appearances for the Selhurst Park outfit, including netting 10 in 30 matches in 2020-21.


DORTMUND WANT LINGARD

Manchester United's on-loan forward, Jesse Lingard, is being looked at by Dortmund according to reports.

The Englishman has had a great time of it at West Ham this term, scoring nine times and assisting three goals since joining in January, with his expected goals per 95 minutes (xG/95) rate of 0.41 an excellent number that shows he is constantly getting into good scoring positions.

It is undetermined as to whether Man Utd will want to keep him at Old Trafford, but Dortmund are one of many suitors interested.


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