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The beginning of pre-season is sort of upon us and that may only mean one thing – the summer transfer window is well and truly in full swing. Throughout the country the elite teams are starting to make their moves as they appear to strengthen their squads and eliminate a few of their deadwood ahead of the brand new Premier League campaign.

Arsenal have been one in all the busier sides of late, securing deals to sign Brazilian teen Marquinhos from Sao Paolo and Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto. They usually are not more likely to stop there, nevertheless, and reports late on Wednesday gave a giant indication of who Gabriel Jesus could make a choice from them and Tottenham with the potential for a deal being done ‘in hours’.

Manchester United, meanwhile, proceed to struggle to nail down any of their key targets with deals for Frenkie de Jong, Antony and Jurrien Timber looking complicated. Erik ten Hag is nevertheless near signing Watford’s Daniel Bachmann, with Dean Henderson on the verge of completing a move to Nottingham Forest. Ten Hag is desperate for signings and can hope John Murtough can get some over the road in the approaching weeks, with loads of twists and turns expected yet.

Liverpool have already splashed out to sign Darwin Nunez after losing Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich and will look to be pragmatic for the remainder of the window. There are nevertheless several players still being linked with them, one being Marco Asensio. The Real Madrid man has loads of interest across Europe though, meaning Liverpool could face a bidding war to secure the Spaniard’s services.

Chelsea are hoping to be energetic with big gaps to fill in defence, and up front with Romelu Lukaku set to return to Inter Milan while it is also expected to be a busy few weeks across London on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Antonio Conte continues to shake up his squad after already welcoming three arrivals in Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma.

And with the likes of Manchester City and Newcastle also expected to splash extra cash before the tip of the window, it’s fair to say there may be plenty happening to maintain an eye fixed out for.

For all the most recent updates throughout the day, stay tuned to the Express Sport transfer blog below.

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