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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal handed Lautaro Martinez boost

Sunday's transfer rumors - Arsenal handed Lautaro Martinez boost
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Arsenal handed Lautaro Martinez boost

Lautaro Martinez is open to the idea of joining Arsenal from Inter Milan in the current transfer window.

The Gunners rate Lautaro highly and enquired over his availability to Inter during talks for Hector Bellerin. With the Serie A champions in need of a new right-back, a swap deal could be possible.

Any move for the Argentine attacker, however, could hinge on whether Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal. And if Mikel Arteta’s side aren’t too careful, Tottenham might intervene. The Lilywhites may make a move for Lautaro if Harry Kane leaves this summer. [Athletic – subscription required]

Kane to hand in a transfer request to Tottenham

Harry Kane will confirm his desire to join Manchester City to Tottenham.

The 28-year-old will hold talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy next week as he returns from his summer vacation. He is apparently eager to follow England teammate Jack Grealish to the Etihad.

City boss Pep Guardiola remains interested in signing Kane as a successor to the club’s record scorer Sergio Aguero. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Santos youngster closes in on Juventus move

Juventus have all but agreed on terms with Santos for the transfer of Kaio Jorge, who is out of contract in 2021.

The Bianconeri will spend an initial €3 million on the 19-year-old attacker. They will pay half of the fee this year, and the rest of it in 2022, along with another €1m in bonuses. Santos will also bank around 5% of any future sale for Kaio and have the first refusal on a loan move for the teenager.

Kaio, who turned down a move to Benfica recently, could arrive in Turin on Thursday to complete the transfer. [Goal]

Saul Niguez agents in England

The Saul Niguez transfer saga continues as the midfielder’s agents will reportedly travel to England on Monday.

Amid interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, Saul is keen to resolve his future soon. Atletico Madrid have given him the green light to pursue an exit this summer.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atletico don’t expect any club to be able to match Saul’s £125 million (€146.5m) release clause. Therefore, they may accept offers between £35m and £40m. [Mirror]

Arsenal face €40m price tag for Bruno Guimaraes

Lyon have reportedly set a €40 million price tag on rumored Arsenal transfer target Bruno Guimaraes.

This price could be a problem as Arsenal are only willing to invest around €30m for the midfielder. But Guimaraes is under contract until 2024, meaning Lyon are under no pressure to sell.

Borussia Dortmund could also make a for the 23-year-old, who is representing Brazil at the Olympic Games. [Globo – in Portuguese]