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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Ten Hag closes in on his first Man Utd signing

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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.

Ten Hag closes in on his first Man Utd signing

Ajax winger Antony is set to become the first transfer of the Erik ten Hag era at Manchester United.

The Red Devils have sent officials over to the Netherlands to begin talks with Ajax. Antony could cost up to £40 million (€47m). Ten Hag wants the 22-year-old Brazilian winger, having seen the team struggle down the flanks last season under his predecessors, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. [Mirror]

Arsenal make their first offer for Raphinha

The Gunners have submitted a formal offer to sign Leeds United winger Raphinha.

The transfer fee involved is unknown, but it’s understood that it is well below Leeds’ asking price. Arsenal could face competition from Barcelona, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur to sign Raphinha. [The Athletic]

The details of Romelu Lukaku’s Inter loan deal

Barcelona reluctant to meet Kounde asking price

The Catalan giants are still keen on Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, but only for the right price.

Despite a recent boost in finances, Barcelona don’t intend to pay the €60 million transfer fee that Sevilla seek for the 23-year-old Frenchman. [Marca]

Martial expected to return to Man Utd

Manchester United expect Anthony Martial to return to Old Trafford for next season.

The 26-year-old forward struggled to impress on loan at Sevilla during the second half of the 2021/22 campaign, prompting a lack of transfer interest from other clubs. [Manchester Evening News]

Mario Gotze joins Eintracht Frankfurt on a three-year deal

Will Neymar leave PSG?

Paris Saint-Germain would be happy to allow Neymar to leave the club in the summer.

New sporting director Luis Campos agrees with this stance. PSG have decided on an asking price, although offloading the 30-year-old forward could prove problematic due to his €30 million per year salary. [Foot Mercato – in French]

Monaco agree on a deal for Minamino

AS Monaco have agreed to a deal with Liverpool to sign attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino.

The initial transfer fee will cost €15 million with a potential €3 million coming in add-ons. Minamino has managed 14 goals and three assists in 55 appearances for Liverpool since his arrival from Salzburg in January 2020. [Sky Sports]

Arsenal in ‘very advanced’ talks for Gabriel Jesus