Transfer news live: Arsenal linked with Ajax’s Andre Onana as Jude Bellingham tweet sparks Liverpool frenzy

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Arsenal are being tipped to complete the signing of Ajax’s 25-year-old Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana in the coming days as competition for Bernd Leno, according to reports.

Onana is currently still banned from all football until February 2022 after failing a drugs test earlier this year, his suspension appealed by the Dutch giants who said the player had taken his wife’s medication by mistake.

Elsewhere, a tweet from Borussia Dortmund’s teenage England star Jude Bellingham in appreciation of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has inspired excitement among the Anfield faithful about his possible arrival this summer while Harry Kane’s future continues to attract wild speculation, the latest suggesting he could be going to Manchester City as part of a swap deal that would see Nathan Ake and Gabriel Jesus heading to Tottenham in exchange.

Barcelona sign Spain international Eric Garcia

The Catalan giants have followed up their free transfer deal for Sergio Aguero with a swoop for a second Manchester City man: Spain international Eric Garcia.

The defender, 20, will return to his boyhood club on a five-year deal after failing to establish himself in Pep Guardiola’s costly squad, despite the latter’s efforts to keep him.

Tom Kershaw has this report.

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What the papers say: Kane to City in Ake, Jesus swap deal?

Elsewhere, Harry Kane’s future continues to attract wild speculation, the latest finding The Daily Mail suggesting he could be going to Manchester City as part of a swap deal that would see Nathan Ake and Gabriel Jesus heading to Tottenham in exchange.

The Sun, incidentally, have the same story but suggest that Raheem Sterling and Jesus will be the players heading south, not Ake, which seems even less likely if you ask me.

There’s also speculation about Eddie Nketiah trading Arsenal to lead the line at newly-promoted Watford today, conflicting reports over the identity of Spurs’ likely successor to Jose Mourinho and a line on Thiago Silva’s future after the aged Brazil stalwart limped out of the Champions League Final at the weekend.

If that’s not enough, there’s word on Cristiano Ronaldo, Donny van de Beek and Martin Odegaard in there too.

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Jude Bellingham’s Gerrard tweet excites Liverpool speculation

This seemingly innocuous, two-emoji tweet from Borussia Dortmund’s teenage England star Jude Bellingham in appreciation of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard hitting some audacious cross-field throughballs has apparently been enough to inspire excitement among the Anfield faithful about his possible arrival this summer.

The Liverpool Echo is so giddy at the prospect they’ve already knocked up a speculative “Bellingham 22” shirt and exhaustively documented the tweets of Reds fans imploring the 17-year-old to join Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Bellingham is, incidentally, expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s trimmed down 26-man Three Lions squad for the Euros this afternoon, the unveiling of which you can follow in our dedicated liveblog below.

Jesse Lingard is not expected to be so lucky.

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Arsenal ‘set to sign Andre Onana in coming days’

Arsenal are being tipped to complete the signing of Ajax’s 25-year-old Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana in the coming days as competition for Bernd Leno, according to reports.

Onana is currently still banned from all football until February 2022 after failing a drugs test earlier this year, his suspension appealed by the Dutch giants who said the player had taken his wife’s medication by mistake.

According to The Mirror, citing Dutch news agency NOS, the ban will have an impact on how much the North London club have to pay for the keeper.

If it is lifted, he’ll cost the Gunners £7.75m.

If it’s upheld, they can get him for just £1.7m.

Either way, the story appears to mean the end of Arsenal’s interest in Brentford keeper David Raya, whose £10m release clause will not now be triggered given the Bees’ triumphant playoff final win over Swansea taking them to the top flight.

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