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– Manchester United open talks for £69m-rated forward
– Liverpool plotting to generate £100m from transfers
– Arsenal are on the hunt for their first summer signings
– Chelsea have made a decision on Higuain’s future
Swift James hope for Man Utd?
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Ed Woodward to conclude all their transfer business before July 1.
And according to the London Evening Standard, Solskjaer is hopeful a deal for Swansea winger Daniel James will be agreed imminently.
The fee for the Wales international will reportedly rise to £20m with add-ons.
Solskjaer believes James is capable of solving the team’s problem position on the right wing.
Man Utd talks
Manchester United have contacted Lille to discuss a deal for Nicolas Pepe.
According to the Daily Record, a senior Old Trafford executive got in touch with the Ligue 1 club to discover Pepe’s price tag and availability.
The 23-year-old forward reportedly has an asking price worth £69m (€80m).
United, who face competition from Bayern Munich and PSG, are yet to launch an official offer.
Liverpool transfer plan
Liverpool are planning to raise £100m by clearing the deadwood from their squad.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Anfield bosses have already received approaches for their players returning from loan spells.
The likes of Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Kent could all be sold if Jurgen Klopp decides their futures lie elsewhere.
Simon Mignolet, Rafa Camacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, Sheyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria are also set to depart on a permanent basis.
Arsenal have launched a bid for Gremio defender Walter Kannemann.
According to Calciomercato, the Gunners have offered the Brazilian club a fee worth £10.3m (€12m).
Gremio are weighing up whether to sell Kannemann, 28, and have yet to respond to Arsenal.
Inter Milan and Sampdoria are also interested.
Chelsea have decided to get rid of Gonzalo Higuain when his loan spell expires.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues will send Higuain back to Juventus after the Europa League final.
Chelsea have an option to sign the 31-year-old on a permanent basis for £31.6m or extend his loan for a further season at a cost of £15.7m.
Higuain has managed just five goals in 21 appearances in all competition since arriving in January.
Man Utd triple signing plot
Manchester United are targeting three stars as part of a stunning summer spending spree.
According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing Jadon Sancho, Philippe Coutinho and Youri Tielemans.
Old Trafford bosses reportedly held further talks with Borussia Dortmund for Sancho earlier this week.
Barcelona are reportedly likely to make Coutinho while Tielemans is wanted after impressing for Leicester.
Man Utd Dybala boost
Manchester United have been handed a boost in the chase for Juventus star Paulo Dybala.
According to Dybala’s agent and brother Gustavo, the Argentina international is likely to leave the Serie A champions.
“Yes, there is a good chance he’ll leave Juventus. Absolutely. He needs a change,” Gustavo told Argentine radio show Futbolemico.
“I can’t say where he’ll go, but there is a strong chance Paulo will leave.”