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Summer is finally here.

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Jun-17 12:47 first published at 12:47 PM


The longest day is approaching, the temperature is approaching 30 degrees, England’s Test cricket crisis is over, and Wimbledon is swiftly approaching. What better time to start pondering if your team will sign left-back cover for the upcoming football season?

Let’s start in north London, where Arsenal, along with a slew of other clubs, are vying for the signature of Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus. The additions of Erling Haaland and Julián Lvarez to the Etihad this summer will naturally limit Jesus’ playing time, and while City would prefer not to sell, they are willing to let him go for around £50 million. Arsenal’s negotiations are thought to be going smoothly.

As we revealed on Thursday night, the Gunners are close to completing the £30 million transfer of Portugal Under-21 midfielder Fábio Vieira, and Mikel Arteta is still hoping to get Youri Tielemans from Leicester, so it’s all happening at the Emirates.

Yves Bissouma’s move to Tottenham from Brighton is almost complete after the energetic midfielder passed his medical. He’ll sign for around £25 million. Antonio Conte is also interested in Internazionale forward Lautaro Martnez. The Italian manager formed a great bond with the Argentina international as the two won Serie A together, and he wants to move him to north London, with a £77 million bid on the table. Martnez, according to rumors, is apprehensive about leaving Inter, but the enormity of the offer may force Inter’s hand.

The projected return of Romelu Lukaku to Internazionale appears to have an impact on Conte’s pursuit of Martnez. Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s new owner, is reportedly sceptical by Thomas Tuchel’s desire to loan the striker back to the Italian club, despite wanting to support his manager as much as possible.

Chelsea have entered the competition to sign Robert Lewandowski, according to the German publication Bild. Naturally, PSG and Barcelona are interested in signing the Polish goal machine, with Spain being his favorite destination.

As revealed by Fabrizio Romano and Will Unwin on Thursday, Manchester City’s well-known wish to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton is looking set to be satisfied.

Leo Stigrd, a 22-year-old center defender for Brighton, is another player on his way out. According to Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, the Norwegian is likely to join Napoli. As the clubs work toward a financial deal, “positive emotions” abound.

As they prepare for life back in the top flight after a 23-year absence, Nottingham Forest look increasingly likely to bring in the Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan. Incoming manager Erik ten Hag is said to have told the Old Trafford goalkeeper that he is free to quit.

Forest are also in talks with the Bundesliga club Mainz over the potential signing of Moussa Niakhaté and are speaking to Steve Cooper about extending his current deal after the manager took them from the bottom of the Championship into the Premier League via the playoffs, with an agreement close.

Southampton and Leeds are both monitoring Manchester City youngster Romeo Lavia but Pep Guardiola wants to keep the 18-year-old holding midfielder, who made his senior debut in the League Cup against Wycombe last season.

On the continent, Juventus have tweaked their offer to the former Manchester United forward Ángel di María, who is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. The Bianconeri have offered the Argentinian a one-year deal with an option of a further year.

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