Transfer news LIVE: Atletico Madrid step up Cristiano Ronldo pursuit, Jules Kounde to Chelsea latest amid Barcelona claims, Barcelona open door for Lionel Messi return, Bayern Munich not ruling out Harry Kane move, Manchester United suffer Antony blow

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    Chelsea are close to agreeing a £55million deal for Jules Kounde after fighting off competition from Barcelona, although there are still rumours of a late hijack bid from the Catalans.

    Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has called on Manchester United to sign more attacking talent and offered no update on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Atletico Madrid are said to be stepping up their interest in the Portugal superstar.

    The Red Devils have already signed Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez, but the Dutchman may miss out on Ajax star Antony.

    West Ham have made a £15m bid for Eintracht Frankfurt’s star Filip Kostic and have also bid for Gianlucca Scamacca, while Dwight Gayle has finally left Newcastle for Stoke.

    And Oleksandr Zinchenko has officially been announced as an Arsenal player, completing a move from Manchester City.



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