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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal make improved €40m offer for top Man Utd target

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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 make improved €40m offer for top Man Utd target

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The Gunners have tabled an improved €40 million transfer offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.

Earlier this month, Ajax rejected a €30 million bid from Arsenal. The Dutch champions ideally want around €50 million for Martinez. Manchester United are also keen on the 24-year-old Argentine. However, at this stage of the summer, they’re yet to make a formal offer. [ESPN]

Chelsea set to beat Arsenal and Barcelona to Raphinha

The Blues have leapfrogged Arsenal and Barcelona in the race for Leeds United winger Raphinha.

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The 25-year-old Brazilian favored a transfer to Barcelona, but the Catalan club’s financial crisis has prevented it. This has allowed Chelsea to swoop in. The Premier League giants have agreed on a £55 million (€64m) fee with Leeds. They will now discuss personal terms with Raphinha. [Guardian]

Xavi Simons joins PSV Eindhoven for free

Man Utd hijack Lyon’s bid for Malacia

Manchester United have struck a €17 million deal to sign Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.

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The 22-year-old Dutchman appeared to be on his way to Lyon. The French club had an agreement in place to sign him before Manchester United swopped in on Monday.

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The Richarlison-Spurs saga takes another twist

Tottenham have offered £20 million (€23m) and winger Steven Bergwijn for Everton forward Richarlison.

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Everton, though, have rejected the offer. Spurs had also considered offering the Merseyside club Harry Winks and Lucas Moura for Richarlison, who is of interest to Chelsea. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Takumi Minamino completes Monaco move

Man Utd near an agreement for De Jong

Manchester United have agreed on an initial transfer fee of €65 million transfer fee with Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong. Add-ons will be included, which could raise the final fee closer to Barca’s €85 million asking price.

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But while progress has been made, the deal is still far from done. The clubs still have ‘significant issues’ to resolve. [BBC]