Transfer news LIVE: Latest club signings, deals and rumours

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal set to secure signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga while Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann is linked with return to Atletico Madrid in potential swap deal with Saul Niguez

  • Arsenal are reportedly set to complete the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga 
  • Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid 
  • Sportsmail provides all the latest updates as clubs look to get deals over the line
  • READ: Comprehensive Premier League club-by-club list of 2021 summer moves
  • Catch all the latest transfer news and done deals from around the world here

The summer transfer window is alive and kicking as clubs throughout Europe look to cement their squads ahead of next season.

It’s the future of Tottenham striker Harry Kane that will dominate much of the headlines until the close of the window at 11pm BST on August 31.

Manchester City are the favourites to land the England captain, and Sportsmail also understands they are confident of securing a £100million move for Jack Grealish following the conclusion of Euro 2020. 

Meanwhile, Manchester United have announced they have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho, while Arsenal are trying to lure Ben White to the Emirates in a big-money move.

Sportsmail’s JEORGE BIRD will keep you up-to-date with the latest negotiations, rumours and done deals below. 

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Manchester United are ‘not far off’ agreeing personal terms with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. 

The France international has been a long-term target for Manchester United and could head to Old Trafford for the 2021-2022 season after Real admitted they would be willing to sanction his exit.     

Southampton have sold teenager Alex Jankewitz to Swiss club Young Boys for an undisclosed fee.

The Switzerland-born midfielder, 19, joined the Saints’ academy in 2018 from Geneva-based side Servette and went on to make three first-team appearances.

Chelsea are preparing a ‘big offer’ for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft.

Fjortoft says Dortmund ‘wouldn’t say no’ if a bid of £150million was made.

Following his departure from Boca Juniors, 37-year-old Carlos Tevez has offers from three MLS clubs.

David Beckham’s Inter Miami are among the teams interested in the striker, with Atlanta United and Minnesota United.

Barcelona are eyeing a move for Lille star Renato Sanches after an impressive Euro 2020 campaign with Portugal, according to Le10Sport. 

However, Ronald Koeman’s side will have to fend off interest from the likes of Liverpool to secure the midfielder’s signature.

One deal that could be announced this week is Arsenal’s signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga. The Gunners are reportedly set to bring in the Belgian midfielder for an initial fee of £14.9million plus add-ons. He will have to undergo a period of quarantine before the transfer is made official.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic has returned to Hajduk Split on a season-long loan move. The shot-stopper, who has made eight appearances for Villa, returns to the club where he spent the second half of last season and also where he started his career.

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Antoine Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona and there have been suggestions that the Frenchman could return to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal involving Saul Niguez.

The fallout from England’s heartbreaking defeat to Italy on penalties in the Euro 2020 final will continue for some time, but thoughts will gradually start to turn back to transfers, with clubs across the world seeking to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season.

With the tournament now over there could be more activity in the transfer market.

Follow all of the action as it unfolds here on Sportsmail’s live transfer blog.


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