Arsenal lead race for Sarr, Manchester United submit £58m Skriniar bid, Liverpool target LaLiga ace

Arsenal are leading the race to sign Malang Sarr, the promising free agent centre-back. Sarr, 21, is on the lookout for a new club having left Nice at the end of June, and he’s highly rated having been one of Ligue 1’s best defenders over the past season. Fenerbahce and RB Leipzig are said to be interested in signing Sarr, but Arsenal are also keen on acquiring his services. The Gunners are in talks with Sarr, and are said to be front-runners to secure his signature.Manchester United and Man City are reportedly going head-to-head to sign Inter defender Milan Skriniar, with the Red Devils submitting a £58m bid for the Slovakia ace. Skriniar has been touted for a Premier League switch over the past few years given his fine form, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add the centre-back to his high-flying United squad. Pep Guardiola also wants Skriniar, however, as City have struggled defensively this season since losing Vincent Kompany at the end of last term.Liverpool are pushing ahead with their interest in Espanyol defender Leandro Cabrera, reports claim. The 29-year-old, who is most often used as a centre-back, is expected to leave Espanyol this summer following the club’s relegation from LaLiga. Espanyol will allow Cabrera to leave on loan throughout the 2020/21 season as long as his wages and paid in full for the entire campaign. He could be a bargain loan signing for Liverpool as Cabrera’s salary which would have to be matched is just €3m-per-season. Manchester United have reportedly moved ahead of Manchester City and Chelsea in the race to sign Ben Chilwell. According to reports, the Red Devils are now front-runners to capture the England left-back, who has made 27 appearances for Leicester this season. Chilwell has been a long-term target of Chelsea’s, with various reports suggesting he is one of Frank Lampard’s prime targets for the upcoming transfer window. However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add a new left-back to his squad and is said to be ready to make a £60million offer to prise Chilwell to Old Trafford this summer. Tottenham are close to signing Ozan Kabak, the Schalke and Turkey defender. While playing for first club Galatasaray last season, Kabak was linked with a move to the Premier League, but ended up signing for Stuttgart and then moving to Schalke. But reports are claiming he will be on the move again this summer, with Tottenham set to sign the promising 20-year-old centre-back.Trevor Sinclair believes Tottenham talisman Harry Kane will be ‘seriously considering’ his future at the club on the back of their disastrous 2019/20 season. And, he also believes Jose Mourinho could look to leave Spurs too, claiming the manager is starting to realise he took on a lot more than he bargained for when accepted accepted the job in north London. The former England international said he’d be ‘very surprised’ if Kane and his agent aren’t in discussions over a possible exit, given the club’s dramatic slide and yet another season without silverware. Chelsea may allow N’Golo Kante to leave this summer with Internazionale keen on signing the France World Cup winner. Kante has endured a tough season, struggling with injuries and also failing to establish himself under Frank Lampard, and the Blues have softened their stance on cashing in on the 29-year-old former Leicester player. Antonio Conte is currently Inter manager, and he wants to reunite with Kante, having signed him for Chelsea during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)

Chelsea’s operation to sign Kai Havertz this summer is moving forward with Antonio Rudiger trying to convince him to move to Stamford Bridge. Rudiger, who plays alongside Havertz with the Germany national team, has been in contact with the Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid for a ‘couple of weeks’ to discuss him making west London his new home. Chelsea have already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner this summer, and Frank Lampard wants to add Havertz also to further improve his already exciting squad.

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