Transfer Round-Up: All the latest news from across world football
Will there be more money spent this summer than ever before?14:43 Wednesday 31 May 2017, 14:43 31 May 2017
The season has only just finished but clubs are already getting ready to build their squads. Here is all the latest transfer news this week.
Manchester United look very close to signing Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann for a fee believed to be £86 million. The Euro 2016 top scorer has said that he wants to leave the club and Jose Mourinho has already made it clear that he is United's number one summer target. In the last few hours it is believed that Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be joining Paris Saint Germain for a fee of £70 million.
Liverpool securing fourth place in the Premier League means that Jurgen Klopp will need to strengthen his side for next season if the club are going to be competitive for silverware. They have signed Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke for £3 million. Also on their list of targets is the widely sought after Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. The defender has enjoyed a fantastic season and Liverpool have expressed interest in him before. The Merseyside club have also offered Gael Clichy a two year contract in the hope to land him on a free transfer from Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Sunderland have rejected an £8m bid from Everton for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Arsene Wenger has recently signed a new contract with Arsenal that will see him remain at the club until 2019. However, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have reportedly decided that they will leave the club according to The Sun. Wenger knows he must get suitable replacements and there are talks the Gunners are looking to sign AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca and Thomas Lemar from Monaco. The 2016 Premier League player of the year Riyad Mahrez has informed Leicester that he will leave in the summer. Arsenal are also high in the betting to sign the midfielder.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak insists there is no chance striker Sergio Agüero will be sold this summer. Arguably the most talked about young talent of last season Kylian Mbappe has been linked with moves from Manchester City and Real Madrid. Both clubs are reported to have submitted £120 million for the Monaco striker. AC Milan are set to offer Real Madrid €50m plus €5m in bonuses for striker Álvaro Morata.
Chelsea have accepted a £10m bid from Bournemouth for goalkeeper Asmir Begović. Benfica goalkeeper Ederson is expected to undergo a medical in Manchester today ahead of his £36.2m move to Man City.
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