Tuesday's transfer rumours: Cucurella, Areola, Hickey, Nunez, Timber, Spence and more


Welcome to 101's daily round-up of the top transfer news and rumours for Tuesday 31st May.


Those two signings are thought to be a left-back and a central midfielder, with Marc Cucurella and Kalvin Phillips atop their list. [The Telegraph]

West Ham are willing to sell Issa Diop this summer [Standard Sport]

Crystal Palace are eyeing up a move for SC Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure [The Telegraph]

Arsenal are preparing a 25m bid for Bologna defender Aaron Hickey [Gazetta Dello Sport]

Liverpool are out of the race for Aurelian Tchouameni, with Real Madrid close to finalising a move for the midfielder. [Foot Mercato via GFFN]

Manchester United have opened talks with Ajax defender Jurrien Timber, but may have to stump up £43m to bring him to Old Trafford [The Times]

Meanwhile, they are also keeping tabs on Villareal defender Pau Torres [The Times]

But they could face competition for Darwin Nunez from Liverpool, with the Reds set to 'do everything' to sign the Benfica forward. [Sports Witness]

Tottenham, Arsenal and Brentford are all showing a strong interest in Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence, while Nottingham Forest would like to make his loan move permanent. [Sky Sports]

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