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Hello and welcome to our Huddersfield Town live blog for Thursday, June 7 .

Despite the close season being well underway, there is still plenty of news and rumours up and down the Premier League as well as signings being made.

After making their first purchase last week with Leicester City goalkeeper Ben Hamer's arrival at the John Smith's Stadium, the Terriers could now finalise a deal for Ramadan Sobhi from Stoke City in the next day or so.

Elsewhere, Liverpool look to be the side the most active so far – linked to Lyon's Nabil Fekir and Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri after already completing the purchases of Fabinho and Naby Keita.

And with just over a week to go, the excitement is building for not only the start of that tournament but also the publication of next season's football fixtures.

Stick with us here for all the latest news and rumours regarding Town, with the transfer window now open to Premier League clubs.

Town's Transfer Targets - Rated & Reviewed

Speculation, fuelled by social media, is part and parcel of the modern game with it often hard to see through the smoke and mirrors as to what could be viewed as ‘the real deal’.

With this in mind, Examiner Football Writer Blake Welton has assessed all the players the Terriers have been linked with from credible media outlets.

Who will Huddersfield Town be signing during this Summer's Transfer Window?
Who will Huddersfield Town be signing during this Summer's Transfer Window?

Barca targeting French Star?

Barcelona have joined the race for in demand Monaco winger Thomas Lemar - and have ‘already asked’ the French side about a deal.

France international Lemar has been a long term target for Liverpool and Arsenal, with the latter seeing a last ditch attempt to sign him in January fail.

The Mirror go on to report La Liga champions Barca are targeting more attacking talent as Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen is also on their radar.

France's Thomas Lemar reacts after scoring his side's second goal during a World Cup qualifying match against the Netherlands.
France's Thomas Lemar reacts after scoring his side's second goal during a World Cup qualifying match against the Netherlands.

Huddersfield Town Fan View...

Have a look at the seven players YOU think should leave Huddersfield Town this summer.

Huddersfield Town's players and staff celebrate with the supporters after the draw with Chelsea.
Huddersfield Town's players and staff celebrate with the supporters after the draw with Chelsea.

Bale over Ronaldo?

Manchester United will pursue the signing of Gareth Bale over a potential reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Manchester Evening News.

United are continuing to monitor Bale’s situation at Real Madrid after the Welshman suggested he was ready to leave the Bernabeu this summer.

The 28-year-old is a long-term target of Ed Woodward, while Jose Mourinho is also a confirmed admirer.

United will continue to explore the possibility of what would be a club record deal for the former Tottenham Hotspur winger, despite increased uncertainty over Ronaldo’s future at Real.

Gareth Bale celebrates with Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring during a La Liga clash with Deportivo Alaves.
Gareth Bale celebrates with Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring during a La Liga clash with Deportivo Alaves.

Date For Your Diary...

Huddersfield Town have announced their second pre-season friendly clash of the summer – once again making the short trip to Gigg Lane to face Bury FC.

The Terriers will face Ryan Lowe’s newly-relegated League Two side on Tuesday, July 10th (kick-off 7.45pm) in what is looking likely to be the first warm-up encounter for David Wagner’s side this close season.

Have a look at the full story here.

General view of Bury FC's Gigg Lane ahead of Huddersfield Town's pre-season friendly clash.
General view of Bury FC's Gigg Lane ahead of Huddersfield Town's pre-season friendly clash.

Rangers sign Liverpool youngster on loan

Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, has signed a Liverpool youngster on loan until the end of the season.

Ovie Ejaria, 20, extended his contract with the Reds before completing the temporary switch to Glasgow.

The midfielder was a key part of the Liverpool youth team that was coached by Gerrerd before the Liverpool legend took the manager’s job at Rangers.

Ovie Ejaria. Photo by Colin Lane
Ovie Ejaria. Photo by Colin Lane

Premier League profitability

Analysis by accounting firm Deloitte of the 2016/17 Premier League clubs found that all 20 clubs recorded an operating profit with the English top-fligh.

Collectively they made 86% more money than La Liga - its nearest rival. This was largely due to the huge uplift in broadcast income from BT and Sky.

Deloitte’s football finance expert Dan Jones said: “The financial results of the class of 2016/17 are the most impressive we have ever seen.

“Just a decade ago, 60% of Premier League clubs were making an operating loss whereas in the 2016/17 season, all clubs were profitable.”

Read the full story here.

Jonny Evans on his way to Leicester FC

Jonny Evans has agreed to sign for Leicester City from West Bromwich Albion according to Sky Sports.

The Foxes met the £3.5m relegation release clause for the 30-year-old Northern Ireland international and he will have his medical with the club in the next 48 hours.

West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans
West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans

'He was an idiot'

Roberto Firmino has slammed Sergio Ramos after the Real Madrid captain criticised the Brazilian and Liverpool teammates, Mo Salah and Loris Karius.

Ramos was hitting back at claims he intentionally injured Salah during the Champions League final in May.

Speaking before Brazil’s friendly against Austria on Sunday, Firmino commented: “I prefer not to make any comments, I think he has a view because he was the champion but I thought he was an idiot for what he said but that’s okay.”

Unconfirmed response from Ramos: ‘I know you are, so what am I?.’

Roberto Firmino. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Roberto Firmino. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sobhi Watch...

Reds Double Swoop?

Nabil Fekir appears to be closer to a move to Liverpool after his club Lyon indicated they would allow him to join the Reds - for the right price.

The Mirror also go on to report that boss Jurgen Klopp is planning to bolster his attacking options even further by also seriously contemplating a £12m move for Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri.

Klopp was frustrated by the lack of back up to his front three at the end of last season, and particularly the lack of options for a team undermined by injuries when Mo Salah limped out of the Champions’ League final.

Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri is tackled by West Ham United's Michail Antonio during the recent Premier League clash.
Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri is tackled by West Ham United's Michail Antonio during the recent Premier League clash.

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