Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea all look like major players in this summer’s transfer window.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs are closing in on a move for Richarlison and are continuing talks with Middlesbrough over a move for Djed Spence as Daniel Levy continues to back the Italian. Three players have already been signed and that figure could soon double, with Clement Lenglet also understood to be close to joining the club.
Over at Arsenal, the club will surely announce Gabriel Jesus today after the Brazilian was spotted donning the No.9 shirt vacated by Alexandre Lacazette on Thursday. The Brazilian has been the Gunners’ key target and a £45m move from Manchester City represents a key bit of business for Mikel Arteta, who was in desperate need of a new forward.
Chelsea, meanwhile, continue to chase attacking signings but could face fresh competition from Barcelona for Raphinha. Follow all of the latest transfer news and rumours in our LIVE blog below!
Richarlison: Tottenham ‘contracts signed’
All of the paperwork is reportedly done as Tottenham prepare to announce the signing of Richarlison…
Youri Tielemans: West Ham could make shock move
Youri Tielemans had been expected to end up at either Tottenham or Arsenal this summer, such was their level of interest in the Leicester City star a number of weeks ago.
With just a year left on his deal with Leicester City, the Belgian international looked destined to leave Leicester for one of the north London giants, while Manchester United were another credited with an interest.
The Daily Mirror, however, now claim West Ham could launch what would be an eye-catching move to sign him.
David Moyes is keen on a big summer for the club now they are back in Europe and could reportedly look to sign the midfielder, in what would have to be seen as a major coup.
Lisandro Martinez: Man United in pole position in fresh blow for Arsenal
Standard Sport understand Arsenal are pressing ahead in their attempts to wrap up a deal for Lisandro Martinez quickly.
The Argentine is a key target for Mikel Arteta as attentions turn to make further addtions to his backline, with a move for attacker Raphinha also hijacked by Chelsea and Barcelona.
Still, the Daily Mail suggest it is Manchester United who have moved ahead in the race to sign Martinez, with the pull of playing for former manager Erik Ten Hag at Old Trafford likely to sway it.
Tottenham transfer talks advanced
It’s busy at Tottenham.
90Min claim Spurs are in advanced talks over Djed Spence and Clement Lenglet with Middlesbrough and Barcelona respectively and want to get deals pushed over the line in a matter of days.
Richarlison is expected to be announced as a Spurs player in due course.
Exciting times indeed!
ICYMI: Chelsea making progress with De Ligt
Chelsea are happy with how negotiations with Juventus over a move for Matthijs de Ligt are progressing, with Christian Pulisic or Timo Werner likely to move in the opposite direction.
The Telegraph reports that De Ligt’s eagerness to make the move will see Juve drop their demands, which were initially to see the player’s £102m release clause activated.
Nathan Ake is likely to join De Ligt at Chelsea, the report adds, with Manchester City wanting to recoup the £40m they paid Bournemouth for him two seasons ago.
Bad news, Chelsea fans!
The Times claim Barcelona are now ready to submit a £60m bid for Leeds United’s Raphinha.
Chelsea are thought to have been in the lead amid a race to sign the Brazilian international after agreeing a deal with the Yorkshire giants, stealing a march on Arsenal.
Still, the player himself is believed to prefer a move to Spain having already agreed personal terms with Barca. Indeed, it is merely a case of the Spanish giants trying to afford a deal.
Now, they are reportedly ready to make a bid of around £60m.
ICYMI: Spurs close in on Spence
Tottenham are nearing an agreement to sign Djed Spence in a deal worth an initial £15million, reports 90min.
Negotiations had stalled by now the expectation is that Spurs will have the right-back in time for the start of pre-season on Monday.
Spence should be joined by Everton forward Richarlison and Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet next week.
Martinez wants United, not Arsenal
Lisandro Martinez would prefer to join Manchester United over Arsenal, a blow to the Gunners’ transfer hopes.
The defender played under Erik ten Hag at Ajax and both player and manager are hoping for a reunion at Old Trafford, according to Telegraaf.
Martinez sees United as a “top club”, the report adds, suggesting the does not think the same about Arsenal.
ICYMI: Chelsea wait on Raphinha
Chelsea are waiting for a final agreement from Raphinha amid late interest from Barcelona.
According to SportWitness, the player is yet to say ‘yes’ to a Stamford Bridge move as he holds out for a dream move to Camp Nou.
A crucial few hours are in store.
Spurs to take Lenglet on loan
Tottenham are in advanced talks with Barcelona over a loan deal for defender Clement Lenglet, writes Simon Collings.
Barca are ready to let Lenglet leave on loan as they want to reduce their wage bill ahead of the new season.
The 27-year-old has slipped down the pecking order at the Camp Nou and is ready for a new challenge elsewhere.