The Grapevine

Transfer rumours: Arsenal eye first summer signings, Liverpool FC tracking Lorenzo Pellegrini

Arsenal are looking to conclude their first deals of the summer, with Ben White and Albert Lokonga among their top targets, plus other transfer gossip

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Welcome to The Grapevine, The Sport Review’s daily football transfer news and rumour round-up, published every day during the summer transfer window.

Today’s headlines include Arsenal’s bid to get their summer spending under way as Mikel Arteta looks to revamp his squad ahead of the new campaign.

Meanwhile, Liverpool FC are being credited with an interest in signing Italy and AS Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Also in the news is Manchester United’s apparent interest in landing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

Arsenal are stepping up their efforts to make their first signings of the summer, with bids having been made by the Gunners for Brighton defender Ben White, 23, and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Lokonga, 21. (Goal)

Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a possible move to sign 24-year-old AS Roma and Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid asked about the availability of Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe, 20, in discussions about the future of Martin Odegaard. (CBS Sports via The Daily Mirror)

Liverpool FC are keeping tabs on Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak, 21, ahead of a possible bid this summer. (The Daily Express)

Manchester United have made an opening bid of £50m for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane – but Real want at least £80m for the 28-year-old. (The Manchester Evening News)

Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi, 22, has “verbally agreed” to join Chelsea FC this summer. (Ekram Konur via The Sun)

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