Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal agree £45m Jesus deal; Chelsea focus on Sterling; Raphinha to Tottenham rumours

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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all playing leading roles as the transfer window heats up ahead of pre-season.

The Gunners have reportedly reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus, as that moved nears completion. Spurs have already been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer window thus far and could yet add one of Richarlison or Raphinha to their list of recruits, though Leeds may be even more unwilling to sell with Kalvin Phillips on his way to Manchester City. Tottenham’s attempts to bring Djed Spence to north London continue to make little progress.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are yet to make a men’s first-team signing but fresh reports claim Todd Boehly has promised manager Thomas Tuchel SIX new additions as they chase Matthijs De Ligt and top target Raheem Sterling. Arrivals are expected at both ends of the pitch. Follow all the latest news with our LIVE blog below.

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal agree deal with Man City for Jesus

  • Todd Boehly makes big Chelsea transfer promise with De Ligt targeted

  • Tottenham suffer Djed Spence blow

  • Arsenal make news contact with Lisandro Martinez

  • Man City agree fee for Kalvin Phillips

Raphinha with north London decision

07:00 , Matt Verri

Arsenal and Tottenham could be the last two clubs in the race for Raphinha.

Fabrizio Romano reports that while Chelsea are interested, their top priority is bringing Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge this summer.

With it unclear whether Barcelona are in a financial position to act on their interest in Raphinha, the two serious offers look set to come from north London.

However, with Leeds selling Kalvin Phillips, they are likely to be even more determined to secure a huge fee.

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Ajax push for Bergwijn

06:30 , Matt Verri

Ajax are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Bergwijn has been told he can leave Spurs this summer and Sebastien Haller’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will help Ajax fund a move for the Dutch international.

Ajax’s current transfer record is the £20.25million they paid West Ham for Haller in January 2021. But the Dutch giants are ready to spend more than that to land Bergwijn.

Ajax want Bergwijn to form part of a new-look attack next season and are expected to step up their pursuit of the 24-year-old after agreeing to sell Haller. Tottenham paid £27m for Bergwijn in January 2020.

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Phillips set to make Man City move

06:00 , Matt Verri

Manchester City have agreed a fee of around £42m for Leeds and England star Kalvin Phillips, reports The Athletic.

In a separate deal, Darko Gyabi will go the other way for a fee in the region of £5million.

West Ham had tried to sign the player in January but saw a £50m offer snubbed and now the Premier League champions look to be closing in.

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Arsenal reach Jesus agreement

05:30 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are now believed to have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian has been a top target for Mikel Arteta this window, who is desperate to add a striker to the squad following the departures of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the last six months.

Tottenham and Chelsea have also been linked with Jesus in recent weeks, with boths club able to offer Champions League football.

But it’s become apparent that the Gunners have been front-runners in the race to sign the Brazilian and The Athletic reports that Arsenal and City have reached a deal over a £45million move.

Read the full story!

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Liverpool business done, says McManaman

Friday 24 June 2022 23:04 , Matt Verri

Steve McManaman is not expected any further additions to his former club Liverpool’s squad in the coming weeks.

“I don’t believe Liverpool need to make more signings this summer,” McManaman said via the Liverpool Echo.

“Where would you put them? They’ve made three signings already this summer.

“They’ve brought in Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay, who are two players for the future and they’ve also brought in Darwin Núñez, who’s another player for the future to a certain extent but has cost them a lot of money.

“Players will have to leave as there isn’t enough space to fit everybody in. Keeping the players happy now is as hard a job as it is to jam all of these players into the team.”

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Barcelona in for Koulibaly

Friday 24 June 2022 22:44 , Matt Verri

Every club appears to be interested in the same few players this window!

Barcelona are keen on Chelsea target Jules Kounde, but are considering turning their attentions to Kalidou Koulibaly instead if they cannot land the Sevilla defender, according to Diario Sports.

Koulibaly is seen as a cheaper and more realistic target, considering Barcelona’s financial woes.

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Raphinha deal now more difficult?

Friday 24 June 2022 22:05 , Matt Verri

Could Kalvin Phillips’ imminent move to Manchester City have an impact on Leeds selling Raphinha?

There’s certainly no need for Leeds to sell the Brazilian, with City buying Phillips for £42million.

With Chelsea likely focusing on Raheem Sterling, it looks to be a straight race between Arsenal and Tottenham for Raphinha - but any hopes of driving the price down seem to have ended.

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Arsenal agree deal with Man City for Jesus

Friday 24 June 2022 21:18 , Matt Verri

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Man City to sign Gabriel Jesus for a guaranteed £45million, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners are now set to complete a move for the Brazilian, seeing them win the race for Jesus that has dragged on for weeks.

Personal terms are now being discussed, which are expected to be swiftly agreed too.

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Chelsea focus on Sterling

Friday 24 June 2022 20:55 , Matt Verri

Chelsea still see Raheem Sterling as their top priority in the transfer window.

Fabrizio Romano reports that although the Blues have shown interest in Raphinha, it’s Sterling who they really want to bring to Stamford Bridge.

He has just 12 months remaining on his Manchester City contract and it’s believed Pep Guardiola is willing to sell the Englishman.

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Tottenham told Zaniolo fee

Friday 24 June 2022 20:22 , Matt Verri

Roma have been told to cash in on Nicolo Zaniolo should a bid worth €50million (£42m) come in for the midfielder amid links with Tottenham.

Reports in Italy claim Spurs manager director Fabio Paratici is looking into bringing the 22-year-old to the Premier League.

Former Roma striker Roberto Pruzzo told Il Messaggero: “If someone’s willing to spend €50 million on Zaniolo, I’ll think about it. But then, you’d need to find somebody who scores more than him.”

Read more here!

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Kompany looking for quick additions

Friday 24 June 2022 19:58 , Matt Verri

Vincent Kompany is hoping to add to his Burnley squad as quickly as possible after taking charge.

James Tarkowski and Nick Pope are just two players to leave the Clarets after their relegation, and Kompany revealed there will be some replacements arriving in the near future.

“We’re close to bringing in a few players but until the medicals have been finalised and contracts are signed, there’s nobody we’re brining in officially today,” Kompany said at his first press conference.

“In general, we’ve been close to players and set up a few medicals, and hopefully in the next 24 or 48 hours we can start making the first announcements.”

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Botman on his way to Newcastle

Friday 24 June 2022 19:42 , Matt Verri

Newcastle have had an offer of £39million accepted for Sven Botman, according to reports.

The Magpies tried to bring the defender to England in January but were unsuccessful - they look set to get their man now though.

Lille are content with the bid and Botman’s medical is expected to take place in the coming days.

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Jesus to Arsenal ‘in next ten days'

Friday 24 June 2022 19:20 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Gabriel Jesus in the next ten days.

That’s according to The Daily Mail, who report that a £50million deal is almost done and the Brazilian is expected to make the switch to the Emirates.

City look to already be putting that money to use, after agreeing a fee with Leeds for Kalvin Phillips.

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New Martinez talks for Arsenal

Friday 24 June 2022 18:48 , Matt Verri

Arsenal continue to push for Lisandro Martinez this window.

Fabrizio Romano reports there has been new contact between the Gunners and Martinez’s agent, though Ajax are still reluctant to sell.

Should the Gunners get a move over the line, Nuno Tavares could well be leaving the Emirates this summer.

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Gabriel Jesus: Eddie Nketiah will relish battle for starting role if Arsenal land £50m target

Friday 24 June 2022 18:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Eddie Nketiah has vowed to “relish the challenge” at Arsenal this summer as the club chase a move for Gabriel Jesus.

The forward signed a new contract at the Emirates Stadium after a strong end to last season, with the 23-year-old scoring five goals in last seven Premier League games.

Handed the No.14 shirt after penning a new deal running until the summer of 2027, Nketiah could face a battle for a starting berth as Arsenal continue to chase Manchester City forward Jesus.

The Brazilian is Mikel Arteta’s leading target this summer and the club are increasingly confident of sealing a deal potentially worth up to £50m.

Read the full story here.

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BREAKING: Wayne Rooney leaves Derby County

Friday 24 June 2022 17:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Wayne Rooney has left Derby County with immediate effect after informing the club he wanted to be relieved of his managerial duties.

The 36-year-old joined Derby in 2021 as a player-coach, before retiring a year later to become manager at Pride Park.

It’s been a period overshadowed by instability off the pitch, culminating in the club being relegated from the Championship as they were unable to make up the ground lost by a 21-point deduction for breaches of accounting rules.

Derby have been in administration since September and they will now have to find a new manager too, after Rooney made the decision to step down.

Read the full story here.

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Kalvin Phillips: Man City agree £42m deal for England star

Friday 24 June 2022 17:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to The Athletic, Manchester City have agreed a fee of around £42m for Leeds and England star, Kalvin Phillips.

West Ham had tried to sign the player in January but saw a £50m offer snubbed and, now, the Premier League champions look to be closing in.

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Gabriel Jesus: What Pep Guardiola has said about Arsenal target

Friday 24 June 2022 17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

As Arsenal continue to chase Gabriel Jesus, it’s worth taking a look at what Pep Guardiola has said about the Brazilian’s character.

“If he doesn’t play, he’s there training the day after like it’s his last day, that’s why he will have a long career, he will have a successful career because of the incredible positivity in his mind and he thinks for the team. He has this incredible ability because he is always thinking what is the best for the team.”

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Clement Lenglet: Tottenham open talks with Barcelona defender

Friday 24 June 2022 17:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s busy at Tottenham!

ESPN claim Spurs and Barcelona have been in talks over a deal for Clement Lenglet for a number of weeks now.

It is claimed the Spanish giants are hoping Spurs can convince the Frenchman to join them, as they bid to free up wages.

Barca, however, are also said to be open to a loan deal.

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Tottenham tell Steven Bergwijn he is free to leave

Friday 24 June 2022 17:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ajax are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham.

Bergwijn has been told he can leave Spurs this summer and Sebastien Haller’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will help Ajax fund a move for the Dutch international.

Ajax’s current transfer record is the £20.25million they paid West Ham for Haller in January 2021. But the Dutch giants are ready to spend more than that to land Bergwijn.

Ajax want Bergwijn to form part of a new-look attack next season and are expected to step up their pursuit of the 24-year-old after agreeing to sell Haller. Tottenham paid £27m for Bergwijn in January 2020.

Read the full story here.

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John O’Shea predicts transfer domino when Romelu Lukaku leaves Chelsea

Friday 24 June 2022 17:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Speaking to Paddy Power, former Manchester United defender John O’Shea has predicted a transfer chain-reaction when Romelu Lukaku leaves Chelsea.

The forward is expected to rejoin Inter Milan on loan next wee.

“Richarlison didn’t have the best of seasons last year, but he did turn up in a couple of big, important games for Everton and in an ideal scenario, Frank Lampard would look to hang on to him” he said.

“But if Everton do sell Richarlison, whether he goes to Arsenal will depend on whether they can get both Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus in.

“If Romelu Lukaku leaves, there will be a space at Chelsea for him. One big transfer will probably trigger three or four other big transfers too.

“This is when everything gets moving and the excitement builds up as the start of the season approaches.”

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West Ham: Club set to complete signing of Alphonse Areola

Friday 24 June 2022 16:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to The Sun, West Ham are close to making their second signing of the summer.

Alphonse Areola is expected to join on a permanent basis from PSG in a £10.5m deal despite interest from Fulham and Newcastle.

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Tottenham: Ajax still working on Steven Begwijn deal

Friday 24 June 2022 16:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fabrizio Romano has provided the latest update...

Chelsea: AC Milan eye Hakim Ziyech

Friday 24 June 2022 16:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

There are expected to be a number of changes at Chelsea this summer, particularly in attack.

Thomas Tuchel is keen on big signings this summer after a disappointing season for his frontline, although players will need to depart for that to happen.

According to SempreMilan, Hakim Ziyech could be one of those to leave.

They claim Italian champions AC Milan are eager to sign the forward and could make an offer to bring him to the San Siro.

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Wijnaldum linked with Premier League return

Friday 24 June 2022 15:50 , Matt Verri

Everton have been linked with a shock move for Gini Wijnaldum.

The former Liverpool midfielder has struggled to make an impact at PSG and although he has two years remaining on his contract, the Liverpool Echo claim that they would be willing to sanction a move this summer.

Everton are one of the clubs put forward as being interested, along with Leicester and West Ham.

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Djed Spence: Tottenham dealt transfer blow

Friday 24 June 2022 15:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to The Sun, Tottenham and Middlesbrough remain some way apart in their valuations of Djed Spence.

Boro are reportedly looking for £15m plus add-ons for the England U21 international, who is a major target for Antonio Conte.

Spurs, however, are said to value him at considerably less.

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Lucas Moura’s agent provides Tottenham update

Friday 24 June 2022 15:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham forward Lucas Moura is “fundamental” to the club’s plans next season, according to the player’s agent.

The signing of Dejan Kulusevski pushed the 29-year-old down the pecking order during the second half of last season, with Moura only afforded five Premier League starts following the Swede’s arrival.

Despite boasting one of the most prolific attacks in Europe as it is, Spurs boss Antonio Conte is keen on more signings this summer.

Read the full story here.

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Crystal Palace transfer update

Friday 24 June 2022 15:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

The latest from Fabrizio Romano...

Arsenal: Albert Sambi Lokonga to stay at club despite interest from Burnley

Friday 24 June 2022 14:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to football.london, Vincent Kompany is interested in Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga.

The Belgian played under the current Burnley boss at Anderlecht and Kompany has already raided the Gunners, with a deal for Daniel Ballard close.

Given Arsenal have been linked with Youri Tielemans, as well as Lisandro Martinez (who is capable of playing in holding midfield), Lokonga had been linked with a move to Turf Moor himself.

Now, however, it is claimed Arsenal will keep last summer’s signing.

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Nathan Holland says farewell to West Ham

Friday 24 June 2022 14:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Nathan Holland has sent an emotional message to West Ham fans after leaving the club for MK Dons.

Chelsea FC: Todd Boehly makes transfer promise to Thomas Tuchel

Friday 24 June 2022 14:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to The Daily Telegraph, Todd Boehly has promised Thomas Tuchel as many as six signings at CHelsea this summer.

The two have held talks about the direction the club need to go in as they attempt to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.

Matthijs de Ligt, Jules Kounde, Raheem Sterling, Richarlison and Ousmane Dembele are all under consideration.

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Richarlison: Tottenham warned amid £50m transfer chase

Friday 24 June 2022 13:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Richarlison could cause a “problem” for Antonio Conte at Tottenham, says pundit Danny Murphy.

The forward has emerged as one of Spurs’ key targets this summer, with current Everton prepared to demand over £50m for the 25-year-old.

Chelsea are another club keen on a move for the former Watford, who scored 10 times last season as Frank Lampard’s side managed to retain their Premier League status despite a dreadful campaign.

While Spurs fans will undoubtedly be excited about the idea of strengthening an attack already containing Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski, there is not an obvious starting berth for Richarlison.

Read the full the story here.

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Arsenal: Club willing to sell Nuno Tavares

Friday 24 June 2022 13:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are willing to sell Nuno Tavares this summer, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Tavares is a loan target for Marseille as they prepare for a return to the Champions League next season after finishing second in Ligue 1.

Atalanta are also interested in a move for the 22-year-old, who was the understudy to first-choice left-back Kieran Tierney last season and had some shaky moments when he came into the team.

Arsenal are targeting a move for highly-rated Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez as they look to continue their summer spending after agreeing a £34million deal to sign midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto.

Read the full story here.

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Newcastle were keen on West Ham signing Nayef Aguerd in January

Friday 24 June 2022 13:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Newcastle reportedly looked at Nayef Aguerd in January, months before the defender’s move to West Ham.

The 26-year-old became David Moyes’ first signing of the summer earlier this week in a deal that could rise up to £28m.

There had been concern Newcastle would attempt to hijack a deal, although The Daily Telegraph claim their interest stopped after the winter window.

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(West Ham United (credit Javier Garcia / Shutterstock))

Fulham and Crystal Palace in battle for Joe Aribo

Friday 24 June 2022 12:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to allnigeriasoccer.com, Crystal Palace and Fulham are among the clubs keen on a move for Rangers midfieldeer Joe Aribo.

The Nigeria international has impressed since leaving Charlton for Glasgow and is coming towards the end of his deal at Ibrox.

Able to leave for free next summer, the two London sides are thought to be battling Crystal palace in the race to sign him.

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Jack Wilshere: Gareth Bale would not get into the Arsenal team

Friday 24 June 2022 12:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

A big claim from the former Gunner...

He told talkSPORT: “I see the players who would be playing in that position and they are young players who have arguably been Arsenal’s best players over the last few years.

“So I don’t think he [Bale] would get in, I don’t think he gets a game and if he does, I think he’d be holding one of those players back.”

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Tottenham now third favourites to win the Premier League after busy transfer window

Friday 24 June 2022 12:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

SBK: Premier League winner 2022/23

Man City: 4/6

Liverpool: 3/1

Tottenham: 14/1

Chelsea: 18/1

Man United: 40/1

(via SBK)

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Arsenal: Marseille offered boost in William Saliba chase

Friday 24 June 2022 12:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

William Saliba’s return to Arsenal is an interesting one.

The defender is yet to play a first-team game for the club amid a flurry of loan spells, although is now expected to compete for a starting berth.

Marseille, however, have made it clear they are keen to sign the French international on loan.

According to RMC Sport, French football’s financial watchdog the DNCG have approved their summer spending, meaning they can at least approach Arsenal with a fairly big offer.

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Chelsea FC: Kepa to hold talks with Thomas Tuchel over future

Friday 24 June 2022 12:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Kepa Arrizabalaga has revealed he will hold talks over his future at Chelsea with manager Thomas Tuchel.

The most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the game, the Spaniard has been reduced to a back-up role since the signing of Edouard Mendy in 2020.

Noted as somewhat of a penalty expert, the 27-year-old did not save a single effort in the shootout during the Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool in February and was not brought on for the FA Cup final edition against the same opponent.

While the former Athletic Bilbao stopper did generally operate as Tuchel’s cup goalkeeper last season, Kepa has revealed he is eager to play more.

Limited to only four Premier League appearances, the club are open to a sale should a sizeable offer emerge, although recouping anything close to the £72m spent on the Spanish international in 2018 looks extremely unlikely.

Read the full story here.

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Tottenham: Jose Mourinho wants transfer reunion with Joe Rodon

Friday 24 June 2022 12:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is keen to reunite with Tottenham defender Joe Rodon, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Rodon made his Spurs debut under Mourinho following his £11million switch from Swansea in 2020 but has struggled to nail down a regular place and is set to leave this summer.

Nottingham Forest are also interested in the 24-year-old following their promotion to the Premier League.

Rodon helped Wales to qualify for the World Cup and is keen to be playing regularly next season in the build-up to Qatar.

He made 10 appearances for Tottenham last season and played just nine minutes in the Premier League under Antonio Conte after the Italian’s appointment in November.

Read the full story here.

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Arsenal: Burnley agree deal for defender Daniel Ballard

Friday 24 June 2022 11:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Vincent Kompany’s Burnley have agreed a fee with Arsenal for defender Daniel Ballaard, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Ballard is set to move to Turf Moor for around £2million following an impressive loan spell in the Championship at Millwall last season.

Arsenal have inserted a sell-on clause into the deal and a clause which would grant them the opportunity to match future bids for the 22-year-old.

Ballard, a Northern Ireland international, has not made a senior appearance for Arsenal.

Read the full story here.

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Gary Neville aims dig at Manchester United owners amid Brentford battle for Christian Eriksen

Friday 24 June 2022 11:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gary Neville has criticised the Glazer family as Manchester United battle Brentford for the signing of Christian Eriksen.

The Dane is believed to be considering both clubs as his next move, the idea of which would have been fanciful a number of years ago.

While Brentford are certainly an attractive destination for players, even the most ardent supporter of the club would surely admit United’s pull would generally far outweigh theirs.

Still, the 30-year-old enjoyed a wonderful stint in west London during the second half of last season, scoring once and registering four assists in 11 Premier League appearances.

Read the full story here.

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Fabio Paratici in Italy with Tottenham interested in Nicolo Zaniolo

Friday 24 June 2022 11:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

A busy summer at Tottenham could be about to get better...

Arsenal: Jose Fonte tells fans to get ‘very excited’ about Fabio Vieira transfer

Friday 24 June 2022 11:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jose Fonte has told Arsenal fans to get “very excited” following the signing of Fabio Vieira.

The 22-year-old joined Mikel Arteta’s side in a £34m deal earlier this week, becoming their first major signing of the summer.

Deals for both Marquinhos, a teenager winger who joins from Sao Paulo, and back-up goalkeeper Matt Turner had already been wrapped up, but it is the Portugal U21 international who is expected to feature far more prominently in the first-team next season.

While still a developing talent himself, Vieira is coming off the back of a strong season with Porto having scored 7 goals and registered 16 assists in 39 appearances for the Portuguese champions.

Read the fully story here.

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Chelsea FC make approach to sign Matthijs de Ligt

Friday 24 June 2022 10:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea have launched a bid to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Sources in Italy claim Chelsea have made an approach for the Dutch centre-back but could face competition from Manchester City.

Chelsea are plotting a defensive rebuild this summer after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Jules Kounde remains their primary target but Barcelona are also interested in the Sevilla centre-back.

Read the full story here.

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Gabriel Jesus: Man City star ‘waiting’ for AC Milan bid despite Arsenal transfer interest

Friday 24 June 2022 10:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to transfer insider Dean Jones, Arsenal transfer target has been waiting to see if AC Milan would bid for him this summer.

“Jesus has been waiting to see what other offers land this summer – and in particular has been hoping for a bid from AC Milan – but so far Arsenal is seen as the most likely move and he is believed to have seemed more open to the idea in recent days,” he told GIVEMESPORT.

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Matthijs de Ligt: Chelsea FC target hands in transfer target

Friday 24 June 2022 10:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

A big boost for Chelsea?

According to Corriere dello Sport, Matthijs de Ligt: has handed in a transfer request at Juventus.

The 22-year-old is a leading target at Stamford Bridge following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.

Reportedly unhappy in Turin, the Dutch international could be helping to force through a move to Stamford Bridge.

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Gonzalo Higuain reacts to failed Arsenal move

Friday 24 June 2022 10:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal fans will need little reminding about just how often Gonzalo Higuain was linked with a move to the club in 2013.

Now, relfecting on the move, the Argentine has revealed exactly what happened back then, when he instead joined Napoli after leaving Real Madrid.

He told TyC Sports: ““I remember that I was on the verge of going to Arsenal when I went to Napoli, but they said I was too expensive. And a few days later, they paid €80m for Ozil!”

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West Ham leading Tottenham in transfer race

Friday 24 June 2022 10:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

According to 90Min, West Ham are leading Tottenham in the race to sign Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter.

The 21-year-old is attracting an awful lot of interest after a strong season in the Championship, during which he scored 12 goals in 46 appearances.

Southampton are another to be linked, although it is West Ham who are said to be leading the chase to sign the £15m-rated forward.

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Man City close in on second signing

Friday 24 June 2022 09:57 , Alex Young

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Stefan Ortega on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old has agreed a five-year deal after leaving Arminia Bielefield following their relegation from the Bundesliga and would provide back-up to Ederson.

A medical is scheduled for next week.

Spurs told Zaniolo price

Friday 24 June 2022 09:48 , Alex Young

Roma have been told to cash in on Nicolo Zaniolo amid links with Tottenham.

Reports in Italy claim Spurs manager director Fabio Paratici is looking into bringing the 22-year-old to the Premier League.

Read more here!

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ICYMI: Marseille not giving up on Saliba

Friday 24 June 2022 09:36 , Alex Young

Marseille have reportedly not given up hope of bringing William Saliba back to France.

The centre-back looks set to finally be given a chance to prove himself at Arsenal, after a season on loan at Marseille.

Foot Mercato claim that the Ligue 1 side approached the Gunners to enquire about a permanent move for Saliba, but Arsenal are unwilling to sell.

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Pogba return to Juventus a ‘done deal’

Friday 24 June 2022 09:18 , Alex Young

Paul Pogba’s return to Juventus has been completed, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Six years on from when the Serie A side sold him to Manchester United for €100million, he will be back in Turin on a free transfer.

The deal will be officially signed and announced at the start of July.

Spurs get Spence boost

Friday 24 June 2022 09:13 , Alex Young

Djed Spence has told Middlesbrough he wants to leave with fresh talks over a move to Tottenham expected.

Boro boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Tees Sport: “Well we want the going rate. The negotiators, with my input, we’ve set a price and a fair price. We don’t want to hold anybody back.

“Djed has made it clear that he wants to go play in the Premier League, he’s earned that opportunity which he has done.”

Read the full story here!

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Spurs plot Raphinha bid

Friday 24 June 2022 09:02 , Alex Young

Tottenham are preparing an opening bid for Raphinha, Standard Sport understands.

Arsenal have had an initial offer for the Brazil forward rejected by Leeds and now Spurs are ready to swoop.

Leeds will demand around £60m for the 25-year-old, who is keen to the play in the Champions League after impressing in his two seasons in England.

Raphinha is believed to favour a move to Barcelona and is thought to have already agreed personal terms with the Catalan club - but their financial situation means a deal is unlikely.

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Latest on Jesus to Arsenal

Friday 24 June 2022 09:00 , Alex Young

Gabriel Jesus has been “sold” on the idea of playing for Arsenal, with a move imminent

Standard Sport understands, with Tottenham no longer interested and Chelsea not following up after being offered the striker, it is the Gunners who lead the race for the Manchester City striker.

It appears only a matter of time, Arsenal fans!

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Real Madrid make Son a target

Friday 24 June 2022 08:59 , Alex Young

Real Madrid have made Heung-min Son a summer transfer target, according to reports in Spain.

The forward has enjoyed his best season at Spurs, scoring 23 Premier League goals, and has three years remaining on his contract.

According to journalist Rudy Galetti, Real Madrid are monitoring the forward and could look to test Tottenham's resolve this window.

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ICYMI: Eriksen to pick between two

Friday 24 June 2022 08:51 , Alex Young

Christian Eriksen is deciding between offers from Brentford and Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder and his family are keen to remain in London, but he is interested in working with Erik ten Hag and the offer from United is also a more lucrative one.

Eriksen joined Brentford at the start of the year and shone for the Bees, as he made his return from the cardiac arrest he suffered last summer at the Euros.

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Spurs in for Zaniolo

Friday 24 June 2022 08:22 , Alex Young

Fabio Paratici is in Italy to discuss a Tottenham move from Zaniolo, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Roma have reportedly put the midfielder up for sale and Spurs are now exploring a deal.

Paratici is also having discussions over sending Joe Rodon on loan in the opposite direction, with Jose Mourinho a big fan.

Also on the agenda for the busy Paratici is a loan to Sampdoria for Bryan Gil.

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Bayern eye Ronaldo as Lewandowski replacement

Friday 24 June 2022 07:47 , George Flood

Could Bayern Munich end up being Ronaldo’s next destination?

Spanish publication AS report that such a deal could be pursued in the likely event that Robert Lewandowski departs Bavaria this summer.

The Polish goal machine wants a new challenge after eight years at Bayern, who have already signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool in anticipation of his exit, although have not yet given up hope over a new contract agreement.

Widespread reports last night suggested that Barcelona had finally submitted their opening offer for Lewandowski worth up to £34m, with Paris Saint-Germain and PSG also interested.

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Frustrated Ronaldo considering Old Trafford exit

Friday 24 June 2022 07:39 , George Flood

Plenty more speculation regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United future this morning.

After no shortage of uncertainty regarding his place in Erik ten Hag’s rebuild, it had seemingly been confirmed that he would remain at Old Trafford for at least another season.

However, Portuguese outlet Record now claim that Ronaldo is ready to consider leaving United due to a perceived lack of ambition on the transfer front.

The Red Devils missed out to Liverpool on Benfica marksman Darwin Nunez and have yet to make a single signing so far this summer, despite talks over the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Antony, Jurrien Timber and Malcolm Ebiowei.

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Chelsea could hijack Man United’s Antony move

Friday 24 June 2022 07:28 , George Flood

Chelsea could rival Manchester United in the race to sign Ajax winger Antony.

The Brazilian international is a key target for new Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag as he seeks to drastically overhaul the squad in his first summer in charge.

United have already held talks over a reunion between the pair in Manchester, though it was said they will not advance any other transfers until they strike an agreement in their long-running talks with Barcelona over top target Frenkie de Jong.

90min.com now reports that Chelsea also met with Antony’s agents during their recent trip to the UK as they seek to revamp their attack under Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel.

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ICMYI - Juventus demand huge money for De Ligt

Friday 24 June 2022 07:00 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are interested in a move for Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, reports Sky Sports.

The defender has a €120million release clause in his Juventus contract though and the Serie A club would demand a fee close to that figure.

Chelsea are not prepared to spend that much on De Ligt, so they would be relying on the centre-back to show an interest in leaving to try and force the price down.

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ICYMI - Spence keen on Premier League move

Friday 24 June 2022 06:30 , Matt Verri

Djed Spence has told Middlesbrough he wants to leave, manager Chris Wilder confirmed yesterday.

Tottenham are keen to bring the wing-back to the club this window, with fresh talks between the clubs expected to take place.

Wilder told BBC Radio Tees Sport: “Well we want the going rate. The negotiators, with my input, we’ve set a price and a fair price. We don’t want to hold anybody back.

“Djed has made it clear that he wants to go play in the Premier League, he’s earned that opportunity which he has done.

“You cannot get away from the fact that he’s had an incredible season and with that comes interest but it has to be at that right price.

“If that happens then I’m sure we’ll all walk away happy with the deal.”

Read more on that here

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Dembele gives boost to Premier League clubs

Friday 24 June 2022 06:00 , Matt Verri

Ousmane Dembele could be set to give a number of Premier League clubs a big boost in their bid to sign Raphinha.

The Frenchman has told Barcelona he wants to stay at the club, according to Cadene SER, despite previously looking likely to leave on a free transfer.

While it remains to be seen whether Barcelona want to, or are able to, match Dembele’s wage demands, the winger staying at the Nou Camp would likely see the Spanish giants pull out of the race to sign Raphinha.

That would then leave rivals Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea to battle it out.

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Interest in Gil loan

Thursday 23 June 2022 23:10 , Matt Verri

Sampdoria have asked Tottenham if Bryan Gil is available for a loan move.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the Italian side are keen on a move for the 21-year-old, though they would face competition from a number of clubs including Marseille.

No decision has yet been made on the future of Gil, who spent the second half of the season on loan at Valencia.

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Carroll close to finding new club

Thursday 23 June 2022 22:37 , Matt Verri

Andy Carroll is close to completing a move to Club Brugges this summer.

The Belgian club are keen to bring the striker in, according to The Daily Mail, with Carroll available on a free transfer after leaving West Brom at the end of his contract.

He is reportedly now in Belgium to finalise a short-term deal and undergo his medical.

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Eriksen considering two options

Thursday 23 June 2022 22:12 , Matt Verri

Christian Eriksen is deciding between offers from Brentford and Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder and his family are keen to remain in London, but he is interested in working with Erik ten Hag and the offer from United is also a more lucrative one.

Eriksen joined Brentford at the start of the year and shone for the Bees, as he made his return from the cardiac arrest he suffered last summer at the Euros.

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Ziyech involved in Raphinha deal?

Thursday 23 June 2022 21:48 , Matt Verri

Hakim Ziyech may well play a surprise role in Chelsea’s attempts to bring Raphinha to Stamford Bridge.

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, the Blues could include Ziyech in a potential swap deal as Leeds are believed to be extremely interested in the winger.

It’s claimed that would be a more appealing offer than just a lump sum in the region of £55million, as he would provide an ideal replacement for Raphinha.

Read more on that here

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Marseille remain interested in Saliba

Thursday 23 June 2022 21:24 , Matt Verri

Marseille have reportedly not given up hope of bringing William Saliba back to France.

The centre-back looks set to finally be given a chance to prove himself at Arsenal, after a season on loan at Marseille.

Foot Mercato claim that the Ligue 1 side approached the Gunners to enquire about a permanent move for Saliba, but Arsenal are unwilling to sell.

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De Ligt not ruling out exit

Thursday 23 June 2022 20:57 , Matt Verri

Matthijs de Ligt’s previous comments about his Juventus future will give Chelsea encouragement of signing the centre-back.

The 22-year-old is believed to be attracting interest from the Blues, who are desperate to bolster their defensive ranks this summer following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

“Negotiations are ongoing at the moment and when the time comes I will decide whether to extend or look elsewhere,” De Ligt said earlier this month in an interview with NOS.

“I always look at what is best for me in terms of the sporting project.

“Two consecutive fourth place finishes are not enough, we have to make progress in that direction because these are disappointing results. Juventus are a club that always wants and must become champions.”

Read the full story here

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Ronaldo frustrated with Man United’s window

Thursday 23 June 2022 20:34 , Matt Verri

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly less than impressed with what he is seeing from Manchester United so far this transfer window.

Record Portugal claims that while Ronaldo believes in the style of play Erik ten Hag is trying to bring to the club, the lack of action in terms of signings is concerning him.

It’s believed that he wants to be challenging for trophies and will consider his future unless he sees more activity.

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Antony wants Man United switch

Thursday 23 June 2022 20:06 , Matt Verri

Antony is pushing for a move to Manchester United this summer.

The winger is keen to join up with Erik ten Hag once again, according to The Times, despite Ajax demanding £69 million for the winger in an attempt to put potential buyers off.

United are also interested in Arsenal target Lisandro Martinez, who Ajax value at £51.5m.

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Eddie Howe reacts to signing of Nick Pope.

Thursday 23 June 2022 19:48 , Matt Verri

“Nick is an exceptional Premier League and international level goalkeeper so I’m very pleased to be adding strong competition to a very important position.

“There has been a lot of interest in him from other clubs this summer, so I’d like to thank our owners and everyone behind the scenes for getting us ahead of the competition.

“I’m delighted he is joining us as we prepare for the exciting challenge ahead.”

Done deal!

Thursday 23 June 2022 19:35 , Matt Verri

Bellingham a ‘special talent'

Thursday 23 June 2022 19:23 , Matt Verri

Danny Murphy has named the three midfielders he believes should be top of Liverpool’s wishlist should they look to make a big-money signing in that area of the pitch.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a priority but there are a couple of names that really stand out - [Jude] Bellingham is a special talent, there’s no doubt about that,” Murphy told BeMyBet.

“He would be somebody who very few people would be unhappy with if he turned up at Anfield because he can play in a variety of positions in that midfield.

“He’s got super athleticism that Klopp likes for his midfield players and he’s got the ability to score lots of goals in a good team. He would be somebody I would really be looking at, yes.

“If you’re talking about somebody long term to try and fill the void which will be left by Jordan Henderson, then you’d be looking at someone more like Declan Rice, or even Kalvin Phillips.”

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Richarlison: ‘A little speechless’ discussing Everton exit

Thursday 23 June 2022 19:04 , Matt Verri

Everton forward Richarlison has already admitted the idea of leaving Everton this summer leaves him “speechless”.

The Brazilian international is a target for Tottenham as Antonio Conte looks to continue his spending spree, having already welcomed Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma to the club.

While away on international duty, Richarlison said (via Globo Esporte): “Now I can’t talk, because when we talk about leaving a club I’m kind of like this, because of the history I have at Everton, the affection that the fans have for me, when we talk about leaving I’m a little speechless.”

Read more on that here!

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Pogba to Juventus ‘done deal'

Thursday 23 June 2022 18:40 , Matt Verri

Paul Pogba’s return to Juventus has been completed, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Six years on from when the Serie A side sold him to Manchester United for €100million, he will be back in Turin on a free transfer.

The deal will be officially signed and announced at the start of July.

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Bayern expect Lewandowski at pre-season

Thursday 23 June 2022 18:22 , Matt Verri

The Robert Lewandowski saga continues to drag on.

Barcelona are believed to have submitted an offer for the Bayern Munich striker, who has made it clear he wants to leave this summer. However, the Bundesliga champions are expected to reject that bid.

Despite Lewandowski’s apparent desperation to join Barcelona, Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic has told Sky Sport that he expects the 33-year-old back for pre-season training.

He said: “Lewandowski staying? Until now it’s 100%. July 12 is his first day at work, so I’m awaiting him.”

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Neymar set for PSG stay

Thursday 23 June 2022 18:05 , Matt Verri

Neymar wants to stay at PSG and help the club win the Champions League for the first time.

That’s according to Wagner Ribeiro, Neymar’s former agent, who rubbished reports that the Brazilian could be on the move this window.

“Despite rumours on his departure, Neymar is only focused on PSG and he wants to win Champions League there,” Ribeiro told Goal.

“He’ll be working on this dream again.”

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Spence wants Premier League football

Thursday 23 June 2022 17:45 , Matt Verri

Djed Spence has told Middlesbrough he wants to leave, manager Chris Wilder has confirmed.

Tottenham are keen to bring the wing-back to north London this summer, with fresh talks between the clubs expected to take place.

Wilder told BBC Radio Tees Sport: “Well we want the going rate. The negotiators, with my input, we’ve set a price and a fair price. We don’t want to hold anybody back.

“Djed has made it clear that he wants to go play in the Premier League, he’s earned that opportunity which he has done.

“You cannot get away from the fact that he’s had an incredible season and with that comes interest but it has to be at that right price.

“If that happens then I’m sure we’ll all walk away happy with the deal.”

Read more on that here

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Conte revolutionises transfer strategy

Thursday 23 June 2022 17:28 , Matt Verri

his time last year, Tottenham were back at square one. Their torturous search for a new manager had just taken its latest turn, after talks with Gennaro Gattuso broke down, writes Giuseppe Muro.

They had lurched from Paulo Fonseca to Erik ten Hag on a seemingly unending list of candidates and talks with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte had collapsed.

Harry Kane was looking to leave and the apparent lack of a long-term strategy was alarming. Spurs eventually settled on Nuno Espirito Santo — and we know how that went. 12 months on and the mood at Tottenham could not be more different.

After securing Champions League qualification ahead of Arsenal on the final day of the season, the Conte revolution is continuing with a transfer strategy that has all the traits of a club with serious ambition.

Click here for the full story!

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Sanogo looking for club

Thursday 23 June 2022 16:57 , Matt Verri

Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is looking for a club this summer.

The 29-year-old has been a free agent for the past year, unsuccessfully searching for a new club since he left Huddersfield at the end of his contract 12 months ago.

“I hope to find a club quickly, that would make me happy,” Sanogo told Sky Sports. “I need to find the joy of the pitch again, the taste of it.

“I’ve always got dreams, but you need to have the club first to get those dreams.

“There are three teams in Scotland interested in me, in Switzerland and France too. You never know.”

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Marseille eye Tavares move

Thursday 23 June 2022 16:33 , Matt Verri

Marseille are keen on a move for Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares.

Foot Mercato reports that while the Ligue 1 side have Tavares on their shortlist, no agreement has been reached with the Gunners.

Any move would likely be a loan deal, suiting Arsenal and potentially then leading to further attempts to bring Lisandro Martinez to north London.

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“I was really, really clear in my mind"

Thursday 23 June 2022 16:11 , Matt Verri

Sadio Mane has been discussing his move to Bayern Munich - it didn’t take long to persuade him to leave Liverpool!

Haller to replace Haaland

Thursday 23 June 2022 15:56 , Matt Verri

Borussia Dortmund are on the verge of signing former West Ham striker Sebastien Haller as their replacement for Erling Haaland.

Haller is set to join Dortmund from Ajax for €35million, with his medical taking place this week according to Fabrizio Romano.

Sadly for West Ham, they have no sell-on clause in place.

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Ajax ready to break transfer record for Bergwijn

Thursday 23 June 2022 15:40 , Alex Young

Ajax are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham, reports Giuseppe Muro.

Bergwijn has been told he can leave Spurs this summer and Sebastien Haller’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will help Ajax fund a move for the Dutch international.

Ajax’s current transfer record is the £20.25million they paid West Ham for Haller in January 2021. But the Dutch giants are ready to spend more than that to land Bergwijn.

Read the full story here.

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Chelsea could offer Ziyech for Raphinha

Thursday 23 June 2022 15:15 , Alex Young

Chelsea could offer Hakim Ziyech to Leeds to sign Raphinha, claims CBS Sport.

The Blues are battling with Tottenham and Arsenal for the Brazilian.

Ziyech joined from Ajax two years ago but has struggled to make the desired impact.

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Nketiah explains No14 shirt importance

Thursday 23 June 2022 14:50 , Alex Young

Eddie Nketiah has explained the significance of the No14 Arsenal shirt to him, beyond the connection with Thierry Henry.

The striker signed a new contract last week and was handed the iconic shirt.

"It’s an important number," he told the Telegraph. "It means a lot to me.

“I joined the club at the age of 14,” says Nketiah. “I wore 14 on loan at Leeds, and I even lived at No 14 at one point. When the opportunity came up to take it, it was hard to say no. I know what it means to the club and the fans. It’s a nice feeling, an iconic number.”

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Everton in talks to sign £20m Winks

Thursday 23 June 2022 14:28 , Alex Young

Everton are in talks over a move for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, reports Giuseppe Muro.

Spurs want around £20million for Winks but are prepared to be open-minded about the package of a deal, and could settle for a lower fee plus add-ons.

Winks could potentially be used as a makeweight in any deal for Richarlison as Spurs firm up their interest in the Everton forward.

Read the full story here.

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Jesus ‘sold’ on Arsenla project

Thursday 23 June 2022 14:05 , Alex Young

Gabriel Jesus has been “sold” on the idea of playing for Arsenal, reports the Daily Star.

With Tottenham no longer interested and Chelsea not following up after being offered the striker, it is the Gunners who lead the race for the Manchester City striker.

It appears only a matter of time, Arsenal fans!

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Spurs backed to make ‘surprise’ signing

Thursday 23 June 2022 13:45 , Alex Young

Tottenham have been predicted to make a 'surprise' defensive signing this summer with Fabio Paratici overseeing transfer business.

Fabrizio Romano says RB Leipzig pair Josko Gvardiol and Mohamed Simakan are high on Spurs' shortlist, along with the likes of Pau Torres.

He said: "Those are two players they really like, but it depends on the price. We know how difficult it is to negotiate with Leipzig.

"In terms of top goals, Pau Torres was close to joining Tottenham a year ago. It could happen this summer depending on the negotiations with Giovani Lo Celso. But nothing concrete so far."

He added: "I wouldn't be surprised if Fabio Paratici pulls a surprise out of his hat because he's a savvy one."

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Ward-Prowse to cost £75m

Thursday 23 June 2022 13:25 , Alex Young

Southampton have put a £75million price tag on James Ward-Prowse to deter interest in their star player.

GiveMeSport claim Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and West Ham are all interested in the 27-year-old after a stellar season on the south coast.

But Southampton's captain is not expected to be on the move.

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Man City want Ortega

Thursday 23 June 2022 13:08 , Alex Young

Talking of goalkeepers, Manchester City are looking into signing Stefan Ortega on a free transfer, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The 29-year-old is set to leave Arminia Bielefield following their relegation from the Bundesliga and would provide back-up to Ederson.

City need a new goalkeeper after selling Gavin Bazunu to Southampton and loaning James Trafford to Bolton. Zack Steffen would likely remain as no2 and play in the cup competitions.

West Ham to sign Areola on a permanent deal

Thursday 23 June 2022 12:51 , Alex Young

West Ham are closing in on £10m deal to sign PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a permanent deal, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Areola spent last season on loan at the London Stadium and played predominantly in the Europa League as the Hammers reached the semi-finals.

He played just once in the Premier League, a 1-0 loss to Manchester United.

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Chelsea ready to explore De Ligt deal

Thursday 23 June 2022 12:34 , Alex Young

Chelsea are ready to explore a deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt, reports Sky Sports.

The defender has a €120million release clause in his Juventus contract, which Chelsea have no intention of paying.

If they are convince Juve to part with signficantly less, than there could be a deal to be done.

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Leeds line up Raphinha replacements

Thursday 23 June 2022 12:19 , Alex Young

Leeds United are looking at Raphinha replacements, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Club Brugge forward Charles De Ketelaere and PSV's Cody Gakpo, though the latter is expected to command plenty of interest and likely be clubs who are a bigger draw than Leeds.

Meanwhile, Raphinha edges closer to an exit.

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Spurs want Raphinha or Richarlison before Asia tour

Thursday 23 June 2022 12:03 , Alex Young

Antonio Conte wants Tottenham to secure more signings in time for their pre-season tour of South Korea, as they firm up their interest in Raphinha and Richarlison.

There is an understanding that a big-money move for a new forward could drag on longer but ideally Conte wants to boost his squad further before Spurs fly out to Asia on July 9.

Conte has made it clear he wants to build a squad capable of challenging for trophies at Tottenham, and Raphinha and Richarlison are among their top targets.

Read the full story here.

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No West Ham move for Kalajdzic

Thursday 23 June 2022 11:50 , Alex Young

West Ham will not be signing Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic, The Guardian have confirmed.

Kalajdzic has just 12 months left on his contract and is reportedly available for around £21.5million.

But he won't be heading to West Ham, who are prioriting a move for Chelsea's Armando Broja.

Chelsea want ex-Liverpool transfer chief

Thursday 23 June 2022 11:37 , Alex Young

Chelsea have identified former Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards as an option to become their new sporting director, reports Giuseppe Muro.

The 43-year-old enjoyed remarkable success during 10 years at Anfield and was at the centre of rebuilding the club into European and then Premier League champions.

His decade on Merseyside saw the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager and the recruitment of players like Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson.

Read the full story here.

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