LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United turn to Juventus star Rabiot

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The summer transfer window is open for some leagues in Europe and there is plenty of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, made deals!

TOP STORY: Man United turn to Rabiot

Manchester United are looking to sign the Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer when his contract expires, says Athletics.

Rabiot, 28, has been locked in talks for weeks over a new deal as his current terms expire at the end of the month. The France international made 32 Serie A appearances last season, scoring eight goals, and has previously spoken of his desire to play in the Premier League.

United have been chasing a £55m deal for Chelsea Mason Mountbut sources have told ESPN that the club are considering other options, including the Brighton midfielder Moses CaicedoAjax’s Holy Muhammad and Taylor Booth at FC Utrecht.

Meanwhile, United will reportedly listen to offers for up to 13 players as they hope to bring in £100m, according to Daily Mail. The Red Devils will let go easily Donny van de Beek, Peace, Anthony Elanga, Hannibal Meibri, Alex Tells, Eric Bailly, Brandon Williams and Zidane Iqbal.

They will also listen to offers to sign Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, Dean Henderson, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sanchowith the latter reportedly available for £45m. That’s in addition to players who will leave as free agents, which could still include goaltending David De Gea.

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08.30 BST: Senegal’s defender Kalidou Koulibaly has joined Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal from Premier League side Chelsea, the two clubs announced on Sunday.

“We will continue to make history together,” Al Hilal said on Twitter alongside a short video featuring Koulibaly.

The four-time Asian Champions League winners said Koulibaly’s contract would run until 2026, without giving any financial details. British media reported that the Saudi club would pay around £17m for the centre-back.

“I am here with those who create glory in the present and the future,” said the Africa Cup of Nations winner.

Koulibaly, 32, scored two goals in 32 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea after joining them from Napoli last July. He is the second player to join Al Hilal from the Premier League after the Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers for £47m on Friday.

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PAPER SLIP (by Danny Lewis)

– There has been contact between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain regarding left-back Lucas Hernandez but no offer yet, reports Florian Plettenberg. Hernandez wants to leave Bayern, who have made it clear they want a transfer fee of €50m. plus bonuses for the 27-year-old, while PSG are now preparing a first offer.

– Fulham have made an approach to sign Leeds United and the US men’s national team midfielder Brendan Aaronsonas it has been reported by Daily Mail. Aaronson only joined Leeds from RB Salzburg last summer for £24.7m, but he has a relegation clause that allows him to leave on loan following Leeds’ drop to the EFL Championship. Fulham are also considering a move for Manchester United Peaceafter seeing the 30-year-old as a possible option for their midfield.

Meanwhile, Leeds could face a number of other outcomes following their relegation from the Premier League. Aaronson’s American teammate Tyler Adams remains a notable player to watch and Roma reportedly want Rasmus Kristensen and Diego Llorente on loan. Meanwhile, Everton are among the clubs who have made inquiries Wilfried Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville.

– Villarreal striker Nicholas Jackson has completed his medical ahead of a move to Chelsea, reports The Guardian. The €37m the Blues have offered is more than the 22-year-old’s €35m release clause, but it has allowed them to get a more advantageous structure, with Jackson agreeing to an eight-year deal.

– AC Milan have lost some confidence in their ability to sign the Fenerbahce attacking midfielder Arda Gulerreports Transfer market, with Barcelona and Real Madrid both among the other clubs eyeing the 18-year-old, who has a €17.5m release clause. Milan wanted Guler to go straight into their squad, while the Spanish giants would both plan to sign him before immediately sending him back on loan. Guler is expected to make a decision in the coming days.

– PSV Eindhoven attacking midfielder Xavi Simons has not made a decision on his future but is not leaning towards a return to Paris Saint-Germain, as reported by The team. The 20-year-old has impressed since leaving the Parc des Princes for Holland last summer, scoring 22 goals and assisting a further 12 this campaign. PSG have a €6m option to buy him back.

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