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Liverpool lead Arsenal for Leicester's Ben Chilwell; James to Bayern Munich?

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Ben Chilwell could leave Leicester and Champions League football behind for a move to Liverpool.

The summer transfer window will be opening before you know it, and rumours around the world are picking up steam. As always, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest gossip. See the latest deals here.

TOP STORY: Liverpool to move for Leicester's Chilwell

Liverpool are looking to move on quickly from their Europa League final defeat to Sevilla by finalising plans to strengthen their squad and have lined up a £3 million move for highly rated Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell who they view as the long-term replacement for Alberto Moreno.

Chilwell, 19, was the subject of a failed bid from Arsenal in January, but Liverpool are confident of agreeing a deal to secure the England Under-21 player's services, the Mail reports.

The Foxes have failed in their attempts to convince Chilwell to sign a new contract and commit his future to the club as he looks set to depart the Premier League champions this summer.

Arsenal to make youth movement this summer

Arsenal will try to improve their chances of winning the Premier League title by opting for youth, with the Mirror claiming Arsene Wenger is targeting a number of promising British youngsters.

Celtic's Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding of Bolton and Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon are all said to be on the Gunners' transfer list with a £3m bid for England Under-21 defender Holding already on the table following his side's relegation to League One.

Arsenal have focused on full-back Tierney after admitting defeat to Liverpool in their pursuit of Leicester's Chilwell and could face further competition from the Reds for the signature of 16-year-old winger Sessegnon.

Leicester and Southampton have both sent scouts to monitor Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet.

Leicester, Southampton scout Praet

Leicester and Southampton have an impeccable record of unearthing talent in recent seasons, so you can bet their pursuit of Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet means he is one to watch.

The Sun reports Saints stepped up their interest in the 22-year-old by sending "a delegation" to watch him in action against Genk and want to complete a £10m deal over the summer.

Newly promoted Middlesbrough are also interested in the Belgian, who has one year left on his current contract and is expected to be granted a move.


- Bayern Munich could continue their spending spree by signing James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. Mundo Deportivo (via the Mirror) reports Carlo Ancelotti, Rodriguez's former manager at the Bernabeu, would like the Colombia international to join fellow signings Mats Hummels and Renato Sanches in the Bundesliga next season.

- Tottenham are interested in signing Franco Vasquez from Palermo. That's also from the Mirror. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder, who has also been linked with Napoli and Roma, has been one of the Rosanero's top performers and could be open to a move after becoming frustrated at a lack of European football.

- The Telegraph reports West Ham striker Enner Valencia has emerged as a shock target for West Brom. The Baggies are looking to strengthen their options in attack with Saido Berahino expected to depart this summer and Tony Pulis has earmarked 25-year-old Valencia as a potential replacement.

- Sam Allardyce is also in the market for strikers and has his eye on Swansea duo Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis, according to the Star. Sunderland boss Allardyce will be handed £30 million to strengthen his squad after saving them from relegation and is willing to spend half of that on Ayew and Gomis.


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