sport news Harry Kane, Romeulu Lukaku and Erling Haaland: Ten Premier League transfers ...

sport news Harry Kane, Romeulu Lukaku and Erling Haaland: Ten Premier League transfers ...
sport news Harry Kane, Romeulu Lukaku and Erling Haaland: Ten Premier League transfers ...

A breathtaking schedule of sporting action has filled the summer in its entirety, with the Tokyo Olympics, now in it's second and final week, following a gripping European Championships. 

And now, domestic football is set for its return. Scottish football is back, the Community Shield takes place this weekend and it is less than two weeks until the 2021/22 Premier League campaign gets underway. 

Manchester United have made the statement signing of the summer to date, finally capturing their No1 target Jadon Sancho. But there are a number of high-profile deals still in the pipeline. Jack Grealish is set to complete his record £100m move to Man City today, but the future of Harry Kane, in particular, remains up the air.   

As expected, it's Premier League powerhouses Manchester City and Chelsea set to dominate the action in the remaining weeks of the transfer window, while Tottenham are also set to be busy with managing director Fabio Paratici seemingly never off his phone. 

But which transfers will actually get over the line? Sportsmail assesses the potential high-profile deals with life in them yet below.  

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Grealish, alongside Kane, was turning into one of the transfer sagas of the summer, but it's one that is now about to end, and he will soon find himself playing alongside England team-mates Kyle Walker, John Stones, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling at Manchester City.

Sportsmail understands Grealish will complete his £100m move to City today. He's due Manchester to sign his contract and complete the British record transfer deal.    

Villa had no desire to sell their talisman this summer, who signed a new contract only in September last year.  

Jack Grealish is closing in on a record-breaking £100m move to champions Manchester City

Jack Grealish is closing in on a record-breaking £100m move to champions Manchester City

But there was always a sense of inevitability, particularly after City opened talks last Friday, when they offered his £100m clause.   

Despite Grealish returning to training following his elongated break after reaching the Euros final with England, Villa's transfer activity was perhaps a telling sign. 

They have already acquired a ready-made replacement in the £40m signing of Emi Buendia, alongside the £30m signing of Leon Bailey, whose move was confirmed on Wednesday. 

Harry Kane to Manchester City 

Yes, it's City involved again. And this time, it's a deal that hangs much more in the balance, with Harry Kane's proposed move to the Etihad a potential deal that is set to go right down to the wire. 

Just for added intrigue, Tottenham are, of course, preparing to play the Premier League champions, at home, in their season-opener. 

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Kane sparked the talk of his exit before the 2020/21 season had even ended, revealing to Gary Neville in an interview for 'The Overlap' that the 'crossroads moment' had now come, reiterating his intent to win trophies and revealing his desire to play alongside Kevin De Bruyne. 

Nevertheless, Tottenham's stance was and still is that their talisman will not be leaving this summer, with new boss Nuno Espirito Santo insisting he has 'no doubt' the England star will remain part of his squad this season. 

Harry Kane is set for talks with Tottenham as he returns for pre-season on Monday

Harry Kane is set for talks with Tottenham as he returns for pre-season on Monday

Though Tottenham fans will deem Grealish a missed opportunity, having previously been heavily linked to the midfielder at a fraction of his current price, his move to City should come as positive news for the north London club. 

Pep Guardiola has this summer insisted City cannot afford to sign a striker this summer, in a statement that certainly raised a few eyebrows. 

And indeed, the £100m signing of Grealish certainly complicates things. 

However, and it's a big however, Kane has now taken things into his own hands, having failed to show up for training on his return from holiday. He was due in on Monday. 

Sportsmail understands Kane is isolating after returning from the Caribbean, and is expected to return to training by the end of the week. 

Yet, Kane believes he has a 'gentlemen's agreement' with Daniel Levy that he can leave this summer. And though returning to training, Kane is still very much intent on pushing through a move to City.  

Erling Haaland to Chelsea

From one world-class striker to another, we move from Kane to Erling Haaland, who has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.  

Sportsmail reported back in March that Chelsea were one of three teams - alongside Real Madrid and Manchester City - interested in signing the Borussia Dortmund forward, and the links have continued ever since. 

The difference with Haaland and Kane, however, is that the former has publicly distanced himself from the proposed transfer. 

Chelsea-linked Erling Haaland has been in action for Borussia Dortmund during pre-season

Chelsea-linked Erling Haaland has been in action for Borussia Dortmund during pre-season

Speaking while away with Dortmund in Switzerland, Haaland - who is under contract until 2024 - played down talk of a £150m move to Chelsea. 

'Before yesterday I haven't spoken with my agent for one month,' Haaland said. 'So you have the answer. I hope it's only rumors because it's a lot of money for a person.' 

'I have three years left on my contract,' he added. 'I'm enjoying my time here. But of course the trophy was important because that's what I want.'

Chelsea are certainly in need of attacking reinforcements, though, with Olivier Giroud heading off to AC Milan, Tammy Abraham likely to leave and Timo Werner showing poor form in front of goal last season.  

But Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl has once more stressed the forward is going nowhere, saying: 'We have already emphasised 1,000 times that we do not want to give him up.' 

At this stage, it feels as if Haaland will be a Dortmund player come the close of the window, but stranger things have happened. 

Perhaps it's more likely we'll see a deal next summer, when Haaland's £68m release clause becomes active.

Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea

Haaland is not the only striker heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, with Tuchel desperate to add a target man to his attack. 

The Blues have turned their attention towards their former striker Romelu Lukaku, and have seen a whopping £88m plus Marcos Alonso bid turned down by Inter Milan

Inter won the Serie A title last season, with Lukaku playing a major role as he scored 24 goals, meaning the prolific forward has now notched 64 goals in 95 appearances since his £73m transfer in 2019. 

Chelsea have seen an £88m plus Marcos Alonso bid for Romelu Lukaku rejected by Inter Milan

Chelsea have seen an £88m plus Marcos Alonso bid for Romelu Lukaku rejected by Inter Milan

The Italian giants were in desperate need to sell at the start of the summer, but their financial struggles have been partially eased by the transfer of Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for £51.3m. 

However, according to The Sun, Lukaku is interested in returning to his former club as he is eager to prove his worth to the Chelsea fans. 

Yet, they will face a battle to sign the prolific forward, with Inter's CEO Beppe Marotta telling Sportmediaset: 'From our side, we can yes absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale. 

'Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.'

Jules Kounde to Chelsea 

Sticking with Chelsea, and Tuchel is not only looking to bolster his attack, but also his defence. 

Sportsmail reported last week that Chelsea are now in talks with Sevilla for the 22-year-old, who is their No1 target at the back. 

Kounde has attracted interest from City and Manchester United

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