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Jul-19 13:01 first published at 13:01 PM


Oleksandr Zinchenko, a utility player for Manchester City, is close to signing a four-year contract with Arsenal in a deal worth £30 million with add-ons. In order to replace the departing Ukrainian, City is contemplating a bid for Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella. Cristiano Ronaldo has essentially asked to quit Manchester United, but manager Erik ten Hag has suggested that he might sign a contract extension. In spite of the player’s links, Atletico Madrid has reiterated that they cannot afford Ronaldo. Ten Hag, who has yet to make an impression in preseason, is contemplating a possible swap deal including Donny van de Beek for Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer. Jonathan Clauss, a wingback for France, is on the verge of signing Marseille from Lens despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. Kepa Arrizabalaga of the Blues has surfaced as a possibility for Napoli, who desire the Spaniard on a permanent basis. Another player expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer is Ross Barkley, while Billy Gilmour will go out on loan once more. Matthijs de Ligt is in Germany to finalise his high-profile transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich. Barcelona’s summer business is not yet complete despite several headline-grabbing arrivals, according to club president Joan Laporta, who revealed the team still intends to strengthen the defense. Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio are undesired stars who Real Madrid will attempt to offload this summer. Additionally unnecessary are Jesus Vallejo, Reinier, Mariano Diaz, Borja Mayoral, and Alvaro Odriozola. Charles De Ketelaere, an attacker for Club Brugge who is also wanted by Leeds United and Leicester City, is close to joining Milan. The Talking Transfers podcast, featuring Scott Saunders, Graeme Bailey, Harry Symeou, and Toby Cudworth, is available right now for listening. On the most recent episode, they talk about Marc Cucurella being sought after by Man City, Frenkie de Jong still being unsigned by Manchester United, and Chelsea’s interest in Antony and Serge Gnabry. accessible through the 90min YouTube channel and all audio devices. The Rossoneri are also interested in Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga, with the Serie A powerhouses eager to sign the defender on loan. West Ham have resurrected talks with free agent Jesse Lingard and are confident of signing young Belgian midfielder Amadou Onana from Lille. Martin Terrier, an attacking midfielder for Rennes, has also been linked to the Hammers, however Leeds may outbid them. Contract rebel Carney Chukwuemeka is said to want £100,000 per week to stay at Aston Villa this summer, amid interest from a number of top clubs. Nottingham Forest are working on a deal to sign left-back Alex Moreno from Real Betis and plan to compete with Everton for Burnley attacker Maxwel Cornet.

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