Inter accept Chelsea’s Lukaku offer, Grealish completes Man City move

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Jack Grealish has been billed to undergo medical for a potential Man City move on Thursday
Jack Grealish will undergo medicals on Thursday morning ahead of Man City move

Inter Milan expect Chelsea to return with an improved bid worth £110m for 28-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku after rejecting their initial offer of £85m plus Spain defender Marcos Alonso, 30. (Mail)

Jack Grealish’s imminent arrival at Manchester City could trigger the departure of Bernardo Silva, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid keen on the 26-year-old Portugal international midfielder. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Aston Villa are expected to pursue a deal for Norwich’s English midfielder Todd Cantwell, 23, if Grealish completes his £100m move to Etihad Stadium. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have entered the race to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea
Chelsea are willing to sell Tammy Abraham for £40m

Atalanta will hold talks with Chelsea this weekend to discuss a potential deal for England striker Tammy Abraham, 23. (Gianluca di Marzo)

Deal of the day

Paul Pogba will start the season with Manchester United but will make a decision about his future before the transfer deadline, with PSG still interested in the 28-year-old France midfielder. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Pogba Celebrates Man Utd winning goal against AC Milan
PSG has made efforts to sign Pogba this summer

Tottenham want to sign an attacking midfielder this summer with PSV Eindhoven’s England Under-21 international Noni Madueke, 21, and Sampdoria’s Denmark winger Mikkel Damsgaard, 21, on their shortlist. (Standard)

Barcelona’s Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 28, is among the players Tottenham will target if they sell striker Harry Kane, 28. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Barca to earn half his former wages
Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Barca to earn half his former wages

Lionel Messi is expected to sign his new Barcelona contract later this week. The 34-year-old’s previous deal expired last month but the Argentina striker has verbally agreed to a new five-year contract that will see his wages cut by 50%. (Sky Sports)

Leicester City have turned down a players-plus-cash bid from Arsenal for England midfielder James Maddison, 24. The Foxes are reportedly not interested in the players the Gunners have offered in part-exchange. (Football Insider) 

Chelsea’s attempts to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde have stalled because fellow Frenchman Kurt Zouma, 26, who they hoped to sell to make space for the 22-year-old, has rejected a move to West Ham. (Guardian)

Newcastle have expressed an interest in signing England Under-21 midfielder Oliver Skipp, 20, on loan from Tottenham. (Mail)

Sheffield United are hoping to sign Ben Davies on loan from Liverpool. The 25-year-old English defender has not made a single appearance for the Reds since signing from Preston in January. (Goal)

Liverpool and Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 29, is the subject of interest from Serie A side Lazio after telling the Anfield hierarchy of his desire to leave the club. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira says he has had a “good conversation” with Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha and hopes the 28-year-old will stay with the Eagles. (Sky Sports)

Palace have targeted Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson as a potential loan signing. The Gunners will allow the 21-year-old England youth player to leave as his game time is likely to be limited next season. (Sky Sports) 

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez’s representatives are attempting to engineer a move to Liverpool, however, the Reds remain unconvinced the 26-year-old Spain international wants to move to Anfield. (CaughtOffside)

Watford are closing on the signing of Slovakia midfielder Juraj Kucka, 34, from Parma. (Watford Observer)

Southampton are closing in on the signing of English striker Adam Armstrong, 24, from Blackburn Rovers after selling England forward Danny Ings, 29, to Aston Villa. (Football League World)

Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 26, has agreed a new five-year deal with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.(Bild, via 90 Min)

Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer’s current deal at RB Leipzig runs out in 2022 and the 27-year-old, who has been linked with Bayern Munich, has told the club that he does not want to extend it. (Goal)