With Euro 2020 concluded and all clubs now back in pre-season – with fresh waves of players returning from their holidays – attention is now fully on preparations for the new campaign.
It has been a low key transfer window thus far due to the economic climate following the pandemic and many clubs reluctant to sell their key players.
Expect the next few weeks to hot up as one big transfer usually has a domino effect across Europe, with all clubs hopeful of strengthening their squads.
Chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs keen to bolster their ranks with star signings, while others such as Manchester United and Liverpool may be looking to move players on to free-up funds for replenishing their squads.
With that in mind, Mirror Football brings you the biggest transfer stories from today.
Blues monitor Lewandowski
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is on the radar of Chelsea this summer as they look to sign a new number nine.
A report in Goal.com claims that the Blues have switched their attention to the Poland striking star following frustrations in their pursuits of Erling Haaland and Harry Kane of Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham respectively this year.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly desperate to add a top class striker to his squad as Olivier Giroud has already left Stamford Bridge this summer to join Milan.
Tammy Abraham is also thought to be on his way out of the club this summer with a host of Premier League clubs interested in the Blues youth graduate.
That leaves only Timo Werner as a natural striker in the first-team squad and he often is deployed in a non-central area.
Lewandowski broke the all-time record for goals in a single Bundesliga season last time out as he netted a remarkable 41 league goals in just 29 appearances.
The Poland striker will celebrate his 33 rd birthday in August.
Spurs reach player agreement
Tottenham have reached a personal agreement with Atalanta defender Cristian Romero for a transfer this summer but now must negotiate with the club.
The central defender was part of the Argentina squad who won the Copa America this year after a season in which he impressed for the high-flying Bergamo-based side, who finished second in Serie A and reached the Champions League knockout stages for the second successive season.
Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims that the player has agreed a five-year deal with Spurs through to 2026 and the two clubs are now locked in negotiations on a fee.
Atalanta only signed Romero from Juventus this summer following an agreement as part of their loan deal from last season.
The 23-year-old spent two seasons at Genoa – the latter on loan from Juve, for whom he never made an official appearance – prior to his switch to Atalanta.
Spurs are also closing in on the signing of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from the Italian club.
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United set Dalot demand
Manchester United are willing to allow Diogo Dalot to return to Milan next season on a loan deal but have set demands before sanctioning any exit for the player.
The Portuguese international spent last season on loan at the Rossoneri and the Milanese giants want him back in their squad next campaign, having qualified for the Champions League.
United have now requested a loan fee in the region of £5million for the player and a purchase option for a set fee next summer included in the deal, say Milan News 24 .
Dalot is the natural back-up for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the United squad but the Red Devils are said to be monitoring a move for Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid this summer.
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