July 14 Transfer Zone: Arsenal gun for Maddison, and Mbappe makes up his mind!

The rumours continue to swirl and transfers continue to develop. Planet Sport takes you through all the twists and turns of this summer's transfer window.

The transfer market continues to heat up, including Kylian Mbappe's potential move to Madrid, twists and turns in the Saul Niguez saga, Everton's defensive rebuild and Arsenal's latest move for James Maddison.

Kylian Mbappe

It seems as though Kylian Mbappe has made up his mind - he wants to play for Real Madrid.

The 22-year-old proved that he is in fact human this summer, as he missed the vital penalty in France's Euro 2020 shootout with Switzerland, sending the favourites home in the round of 16.

However, with Mbappe returning home to four league titles, multiple domestic honours and a World Cup medal, it's fair to say he's still a fairly valuable asset.

Mbappe has flirted with the idea of playing for Madrid plenty of times, and he fits the mould of a typical galactico signing. The only issue is whether Real are ready to splash the cash.

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Saul Niguez

Another day, another Liverpool midfield rumour. This time it's Saul Niguez, who is reportedly eyeing a move away from Atletico Madrid after nine years at the club.

But while Liverpool have reportedly had a bid rejected for Saul, it now seems as though Barcelona have come calling, and are willing to trade Antoine Griezmann for the Spanish midfielder.

With the Catalan club struggling financially, they could look to offload Griezmann back to his former club to free up wages for new signings, Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay.

Either way, we look set for a bidding war between two European giants willing to put their heart-and-Saul into securing his signature this summer!

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Clement Lenglet

The Barcelona fire-sale continues, and after taking over from Carlo Ancelotti at EvertonRafa Benitez supposedly wants to bring Clement Lenglet to Merseyside to shore up his defence.

With Benitez likely to opt for a three-at-the-back formation at Everton, the addition of Lenglet to the squad could add some much-needed defensive depth.

With Denzel Dumfries also likely to come through the doors of Goodison Park this summer, it looks like Everton could be in for a defensive rebuild under Benitez.

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James Maddison

Arsenal are reportedly taking an 'All or Nothing' approach to making James Maddison a Gunner this summer.

With Arsenal likely to offload Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin and possibly even Alexandre Lacazette this window, their sales could fund a hefty move for Leicester City midfielder Maddison, who fell slightly out of favour with Brendan Rodgers towards the end of the last campaign.

The rumours have reignited the good old 'top six' debate, with Gary Lineker, perhaps biasedly - perhaps correctly, claiming the move would be a backwards step in Maddison's career.

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Jules Kounde

After Tottenham and Sevilla agreed on a fee, Jules Kounde has reportedly turned down the move. Anyone else spotting a trend here?

Following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho last season, Tottenham's pursuit of a manager didn't exactly go to plan.

After holding talks with Antonio Conte, Julian Nagelsmann and Paulo Fonseca, all discussions between the parties seemed to collapse, and Spurs eventually ended up with former Wolves boss, Nuno Espirito Santo.

Now, it seems as though it's not just managers that don't seem too keen on a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Jules Kounde personally rejecting the offer.

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Raphael Varane

You can't blame him, it's a good number.

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Never gonna happen...

Is this on top of the £170million for Erling Haaland?

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Outrageous.

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