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Transfers Summary: Manchester United target Upamecano, close to signing Van de Beek and more round-ups

We ‘re in the summer transfer window for the sixth week of the Premier League and it seems like Manchester United is actually on the cusp of making their first signing.
The Red Devils have reached an agreement with Ajax to buy midfielder Donny van de Beek and this week a contract worth £35.7 m plus add-ons (The Guardian) will be completed.

Top Stories on Transfer:

  • Manchester United could follow up on Van de Beek ‘s signing by purchasing a new central defender. Despite the fact that the Frenchman signed a new three-year contract last month (ESPN), RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano emerged as the prime transfer priority for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
  • Leicester City are close to landing a departing Ben Chilwell substitute. They are said to be engaged in advanced talks with Atalanta to buy Timothy Castagne. The Foxes expect to finalize a £18 m contract with incentives until the Belgians enter for international service (HLN’s Kristof Terreur).
  • Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 has become the latest club to be interested in signing Arsenal’s Emiliano Martinez. David Wagner ‘s side are looking into a contract for the Argentine after last season’s first-choice goalkeeper, Alexander Nubel joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer on a free transfer (Sky Sports).
  • Chelsea has hit the headlines on five signings this summer with a spending spree of more than £130 m. Now they have reached a contract with Bayer Leverkusen to buy Kai Havertz. With an extra £ 18 m in the form of add-ons (Goal.com) the West London giants will pay an estimated £ 72 m for the German.

More roundups soon.

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