Football transfer rumours: Amrabat to Al-Ahli? Tyler Adams to Chelsea?

Sofyan Amrabat’s name has been bandied around as a priority target for Manchester United and Erik ten Hag, but it now seems Al-Ahli are aiming to snatch the Morocco international.

The French sports daily L’Equipe reports the Saudi Pro League club want to add one of the stars of the 2022 World Cup to the rapidly lengthening list of players they have signed from the Premier League this summer, including Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Édouard Mendy and Allan Saint-Maximin.

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Soon after being snubbed by the iconic Kylian Mbappé, undaunted Al-Hilal are reportedly readying a £120m bid for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, while Arsenal are being linked with a move for Osimhen’s play-making teammate Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. It would cost in excess of £100m to bring the tricky Georgian winger to north London, however.

As revealed last night by Jacob Steinberg, West Ham are preparing to abandon their pursuit of the Southampton dead-ball supremo and midfield general James Ward-Prowse. The Saints fancy that Ward-Prowse is worth around £40m, while the Hammers value him at what some may say is a rather optimistic £25m. Manchester United’s Scott McTominay and João Palhinha of Fulham are among the other names on West Ham’s midfield shopping list.

Staying on the sunny south coast, omniscient transfer-being Fabrizio Romano revealed on Tuesday that Liverpool are preparing a fresh bid for Southampton’s Roméo Lavia. The player is believed to be keen to tread the well-worn path from St Mary’s to Anfield, but can the clubs agree a fee?

Tino Livramento, yet another talented youngster on the books at relegated Southampton who is attracting interest from a veritable host of Premier League clubs, is firmly in the sights of big-spending Newcastle. However the Saints director of football, Jason Wilcox, has warned any potential fee would need to make it a “win-win” for both parties, while neglecting to name his price.

Chelsea have tabled a £30m bid for the Brighton goalie Robert Sánchez, while the prolific Jacob Steinberg also reported yesterday that the club are close to agreeing a new six-year contract with the defender Levi Colwill. Some even claim that the Blues are sizing up a loan move for Mbappé, who has a year-long gap in his diary to fill before a rumoured permanent move to Real Madrid. If that doesn’t come off they may have to be content with boosting their resources in midfield by signing the American Tyler Adams from Leeds.

Moving to the Midlands, it is reported that Dean Henderson’s anticipated permanent move to Nottingham Forest is in doubt now that Steve Cooper and his team have identified Matt Turner of Arsenal as a potential alternative.

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A fresh log or two has been tossed on the smouldering Harry Kane transfer-bonfire: representatives of Bayern Munich reportedly met their Tottenham counterparts on Monday but the clubs are said to remain about £25m apart in their valuation of the player. It is being reported that the German champions want to pay around £70m, although some say they are ready to improve their offer to £85m.

Spurs are said to be eyeing up a move for Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson should Kane finally depart, while the Spanish media reports the north London club will move for the Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessié while also making Clement Lenglet’s loan deal permanent if and when they get their hands on the Kane readies.

The Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is looking for a move away from Spurs but the 36-year-old has drawn a blank on viable employers so far this summer. Paris Saint-Germain had been touted as an option, but their signing of the young Spaniard Arnau Tenas from Barcelona appears to shut down that possibility.

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