Transfer news LIVE! Major Sadio Mane update; Aaron Hickey to Arsenal latest; NINE Tottenham targets revealed

Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United and more are all getting busy ahead of the official opening of the transfer window.

In north London, a duel is brewing over Gabriel Jesus with both the Gunners and Spurs taking a keen interest in the Brazilian forward with a year to go on his Manchester City contract expiring.

The Premier League champions are preparing to unveil Erling Haaland and the Norway international’s arrival could serve to push Gabriel Jesus out.

Bologna defender Aaron Hickey is another target for Arsenal, who are reportedly interested in taking Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill on loan next season.

At Stamford Bridge, Todd Boehly is set to take a leading role in the club’s transfer recruitment this summer once his takeover is given the green-light, with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde expected to become the first signing of the new era.

Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig is also admired by those at Stamford Bridge. United are another team keen on the Frenchman, having fielded some surprise interest in Harry Maguire from Barcelona.

The big European deal of the summer could in fact emerge out of Anfield with Liverpool winger Sadio Mane reportedly nearing a switch to Bayern Munich.

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Filip Kostic: Tottenham increasingly confident of signing Eintracht Frankfurt star

The good news keeps coming for Tottenham.

With Antonio Conte sticking around and a £ 150m to be plowed into the team, these are exciting times at Spurs.

Football.London also suggest the club are increasingly confident of signing Eintracht Frankfurt star, Filip Kostic.

A huge part of the Germans’ Europa League win, the wing-back looks tailor-made for a Conte side.

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Newcastle have never left Sven Botman race

According to noted transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle are yet to give up in their attempts to sign Sven Botman.

The club saw a number of bids rejected for the Dutchman in January and, while AC Milan are said to be keen, Newcastle will still attempt to sign him.

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Ruben Neves: Manchester United ‘on verge’ of making push to sign Wolves star

The Sun claim Manchester United are ready to make one last push to sign Wolves star Ruben Neves.

The club are thought to have tracked the 25-year-old for a while now and reportedly saw a £ 35m offer rejected in January.

Now, they are said to be ready to go again and make the former Porto captain one of the first big signings of the Erik Ten Hag era.

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Sergio Aguero backs Lionel Messi to improve at PSG

Speaking to Stake, Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero backed former teammate Lionel Messi to come good at PSG.

By his high standards, Messi endured a difficult first season in the French capital.

“It’s still his first year and, having to adapt to a different league, his performance has been very good. Leaving the Champions League aside, they won the league comfortably. PSG is full of elite players and Leo is a winner. I’m sure his second season will be even better. ”

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Jurgen Klopp drops Sadio Mane hint

As rumors grow in regards to a potential move to Bayern Munich for Sadio Mane, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was not at all keen on discussing his future ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.

“Wherever Sadio plays next season he will be a big player. No doubt. ”

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Manchester United among clubs tracking Kouadio Kone

Man United are expected to be busy this summer with Erik Ten Hag through the Old Trafford door.

After such a bad season, the club are expected to strengthen in a number of areas, although the midfield department needs a lot of work.

Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are both leaving and Borussia Monchengladbach star Kouadio Kone is believed to be a target.

L’Equipe claim United, Atletico Madrid and Leicester are all scouting the 21-year-old.

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Paulo Dybala: Inter Milan to meet with Argentine star’s agents

Paulo Dybala has to be one of the biggest names on the market this summer.

Gearing up to leave Juventus at the end of his contract in a few weeks time, Football Italia claim Inter Milan are set to meet the player’s agents on Friday and place an official offer.

Tottenham and Manchester United have both been linked, although deals to take him to either have broken down in the past.

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BREAKING: Antonio Conte will STAY at Tottenham

It’s the news Tottenham fans will have been wanting to hear.

Antonio Conte will STAY at the club and oversee a huge summer for Spurs after productive talks with Fabio Paratici on Friday.

Read the full story here.

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Luis Suarez: The latest signing in the Steven Gerrard revolution?

Having already signed Philippe Coutinho, Steven Gerrard is reportedly keen on another reunion.

Indeed, the Daily Telegraph suggests Luis Suarez – who thrilled alongside Gerrard at Liverpool – is a target for Aston Villa.

The forward will leave Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer and, while he does have offers across the pond, is said to be keen to stay in Europe.

One of the best players in the Premier League during his time at Anfield, it would be quite the return for the forward.

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Newcastle make move for Moussa Diaby

The Daily Telegraph claims Newcastle are ready to splash the cash on £ 40m-rated Bayer Leverkusen star, Moussa Diaby.

A full French international, the 22-year-old is said to have emerged as Newcastle’s major target ahead of what looks to be a huge summer at St James’ Park.

While Eddie Howe’s side will have FFP concerns to battle, Diaby could be another eye-catching signing.

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