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Friday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal plot double Man City swoop as new target emerges

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Arsenal plot double Man City swoop as new target emerges

Oleksandr Zinchenko is the second Manchester City star to emerge on Arsenal’s transfer shortlist after Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus.

Mikel Arteta worked with Zinchenko during his time as an assistant to Man City manager Pep Guardiola. The Gunners boss values the 25-year-old Ukrainian’s ability to play as a left-back and in midfield. [Daily Mail]

Man Utd set to make Nkunku offer

Manchester United could table a transfer offer for RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku next week.

Interim coach Ralf Rangnick has recommended the 24-year-old Frenchman to the club board. However, Leipzig do not want to sell their prized asset this summer. [Florian Plettenberg – Sky Germany]

Divock Origi close to AC Milan move

Aston Villa reach an agreement to sign Carlos

Aston Villa have reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of defender Diego Carlos for an undisclosed fee.

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De Jong handed a warning from Man Utd

The Red Devils have warned Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong they will turn their attention elsewhere if he can’t decide if he wants to join the club.

The 25-year-old Dutchman, who is under contract at Barcelona until 2026, interests Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag, who coached him at Ajax. [Sport – in Spanish]

Real Madrid suffer a setback in Tchouameni deal

A tax issue has caused a delay for Aurelien Tchouameni’s proposed move to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid are prepared to pay Tchouameni’s club, Monaco, a transfer fee of €80 million. But as the Spanish treasury considers the Principality of Monaco a tax haven, Monaco may have to pay 24% in taxes. [ESPN]

Chelsea to revive interest in Jules Kounde

Kane is set to discuss a new contract with Spurs

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is ready to open talks on a new contract with the club.

Despite Kane’s attempts to force a transfer to Manchester City last summer, the 28-year-old has reconsidered. Thanks to Antonio Conte’s appointment as manager, he believes Spurs can win a trophy. [Evening Standard]