Harry Kane seems to be good at all kinds of things: scoring goals, falling over, playing golf, gridiron and more – and if he’s also got an aptitude for speaking other languages he might have read this morning that Bayern Munich are keen on signing him. It says here in German sports magazine Kicker that the club has added the Tottenham striker’s name to a list of possible replacements for Robert Lewandowski – if the Polish forward ever actually leaves this summer. He’ll cost the serial Bundesliga champions a small fortune, mind, but with Kane’s contract expiring in 2024, Daniel Levy might be more receptive to offers than he was when Manchester City came calling.
As for Lewandowski, the latest news is that Chelsea and PSG have got proper money lined up for him if Barcelona – Lewandowski’s preferred destination – are just pretending they are still a serious club but can’t actually stump up the cash. Reports in Spain suggest Barça want to sign Bernardo Silva from Manchester City, too, but with the 27-year-old still having three years left on his deal and having been an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s title-winning side last season we’ll file that one under “Oh aye!”.
Ostensibly, the future of Cristiano Ronaldo is still up in the air but until a Champions League club truly shows an interest in signing the shiny veteran it looks like he’ll be staying put at Manchester United. The word today is that Thomas Tuchel is not keen on bringing the 37-year-old to Chelsea – with the focus being put on shoving the deal for Raheem Sterling over the line and then trying to bolster his defence with Rumour Mill regular Kalidou Koulibaly, who is out of contract at Napoli next summer but will still cost £34m.
Arsenal are hoping that they can help Chelsea fund some of the business above by throwing in a bid for N’Golo Kanté, who is out of contract next season. The Gunners have been trying to find the missing jigsaw piece in midfield for years but we’re not convinced their London rivals will hand it over. They probably have a better chance of signing left-back Alex Grimaldo from Benfica, with the 26-year-old keen on a move to the Emirates and the Portuguese club only wanting a cheap-as-chips £6m for him.
West Ham are prepared to give up attempts to sign Villarreal’s zippy winger Arnaut Danjuma and instead try to nab Justin Kluivert from Roma. José Mourinho didn’t have much use for the forward last season and he was farmed out on loan to Nice, so he wouldn’t miss him much. In any case Mourinho is keen to bring a terrier-like midfielder into his Europa Conference League-winning squad and Lucas Torreira – who it says here is still an Arsenal player! – fits the bill. They’ve had a cosy chat about a move there and Torreira would love to stay in Serie A, where he was on loan at Fiorentina last season.
Sevilla have got the hots for Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon, but the full-back will cost them a bank balance-bothering £28m while Levy is in charge of Spurs’ financial dealings. Having done so well out of signing Richarlison from Watford, Everton will revisit Vicarage Road to replace him with Emmanuel Dennis. Newcastle are sniffing around, though, so we’re guessing the price just went up.
Brighton are hoping a bumper new contract offer for Marc Cucurella will stave off interest in the full-back from Manchester City and Wayne Rooney is keen to head back to the USA, where the DC United job is available.