Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal chase Pino; Chelsea eye £43m Gordon, Aubameyang bid; Tottenham latest

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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all remain on the lookout for key new signings as we get closer and closer to the summer transfer deadline. Arsenal are chasing Villarreal youngster Yeremy Pino, with a move for Youri Tielemans looking increasingly unlikely before the September 1 deadline. The Gunners could opt to try and sign the Belgian for free next summer.

Chelsea are among the busiest clubs in Europe, with Anthony Gordon reportedly a major target. Frenkie de Jong is said to prefer a move to Stamford Bridge over Manchester United in a huge boost to Thomas Tuchel. They have also had an initial bid turned down by Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the Blues set to make a fresh play for Leicester’s Wesley Fofana this week.

Destiny Udogie is set to undergo a Tottenham medical after being omitted from Udinese’s latest squad, but links to Nicolo Zaniolo have gone cold. Manchester United, meanwhile, are pressing to sign Adrien Rabiot after being embarrassed by Brentford and could also swoop for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Mauro Icardi, among others.

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Edu ‘flies out to watch Pino'

  • Chelsea bid £43m for Gordon

  • Aubameyang offer rebuffed

  • Arsenal want Tielemans for free

  • Udogie jets in for Tottenham medical

  • Man United hand down Ronaldo threat

West Ham fans slam Lingard over failed transfer

Monday 15 August 2022 06:00 , Marc Mayo

West Ham fans lobbed fake pound notes onto the pitch at the City Ground as they were reunited with Jesse Lingard for the first time since his summer move to Nottingham Forest.

Lingard joined Forest during the current transfer window on a free transfer after his contract with Manchester United expired at the end of last season.

Read the full story.

Lo Celso heads back to Villarreal

Monday 15 August 2022 03:45 , Marc Mayo

Giovani Lo Celso’s loan move to Villarreal for the rest of the season has been confirmed.

Tottenham have been keen to move the 26-year-old on this summer, with Lo Celso seemingly having no future in north London under Antonio Conte. He has been training individually since returning for the start of pre-season.

Read the full story.

Frank defends Eriksen from Bees fans

Monday 15 August 2022 00:45 , Marc Mayo

Brentford boss Thomas Frank urged the club’s fans to show “class, respect and integrity”, after Christian Eriksen was booed on his first return to the west London club.

Eriksen enjoyed a terrific spell with Brentford during the latter part of last season as he returned to football following his collapse at Euro 2020.

Read the full story.

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Arsenal still keen on Diaby

Sunday 14 August 2022 22:38 , Marc Mayo

French outlet But! claim Arsenal are still in for Moussa Diaby.

The Bayer Leverkusen star stated earlier in the summer that he wants to remain with the Bundesliga club, who value him at £59m.

Yet the Gunners are said to “strongly like” the Frenchman as they continue to eye new arrivals.

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Carragher unsure of Chelsea bid for Gordon

Sunday 14 August 2022 22:02 , Marc Mayo

Udogie jets in for Tottenham medical

Sunday 14 August 2022 21:39 , Marc Mayo

Destiny Udogie is set to complete a medical and sign a long-term contract with Tottenham on Monday after arriving in London on Sunday evening, writes Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick...

The Italian left-back, who will be Spurs' seventh signing of the summer, landed at Stansted Airport on a private flight shortly after the end of Spurs' 2-2 draw with Chelsea and will spend the night at the Player Lodge at Hotspur Way.

Spurs have agreed a £15million fee with Udinese which could rise to £20m with add-ons, and Udogie will return to the Italian club on loan for the rest of the season.

Read the full story.

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Ronaldo chased Milan clubs

Sunday 14 August 2022 21:02 , Marc Mayo

AC Milan and Inter rejected the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this summer.

Corriere dello Sport described how the wantaway Manchester United man’s agent, Jorge Mendes, contacted the clubs in late June to gauge a deal.

Both were put off by his huge wages, though.

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More on Chelsea’s Gordon bid

Sunday 14 August 2022 20:32 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea have made a £43million offer to sign Everton forward Anthony Gordon, write Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella and Dan Kilpatrick.

The 21-year-old has long been a target for Newcastle but the Blues are now keen to sign the winger-turned-striker from the cash-strapped Toffees.

It is unclear how the Goodison Park outfit will react to the approach with Frank Lampard hoping to keep the England Under-21 international despite interest.

Read the full story.

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Done deal! Lo Celso heads to Villarreal

Sunday 14 August 2022 20:11 , Marc Mayo

Spotted: Edu flies out to Spain

Sunday 14 August 2022 19:51 , Marc Mayo

A classic piece of transfer window rumour-milling here...

Arsenal technical director Edu purportedly flying out to Valencia today to witness Yeremy Pino in action as his Villarreal side are in action this weekend.

The catch? The Yellow Submarine played yesterday away to Valladolid...

Maybe he’s watching Valencia vs Girona instead. Ramon Terrats, anyone?

Chelsea eye Gordon deal

Sunday 14 August 2022 19:44 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea could offer £50m to test Everton’s resolve over Anthony Gordon.

The young playmaker is said to be of interest, according to The Times, with a players-plus-cash deal in the offing featuring Armando Broja and Michy Batshuayi.

Everton are not keen on Ross Barkley returning and have already rebuffed a £35m offer from Newcastle for their academy product.

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PSG near Napoli deals

Sunday 14 August 2022 19:01 , Marc Mayo

Fabian Ruiz will not feature for Napoli as they open their Serie A campaign against Hellas Verona this weekend.

Talks over a move to PSG are advanced, according to Fabrizio Romano, while discussions continue over Les Parisiens goalkeeper Keylor Navas going the opposite direction.

That deal would end a potential move to the Italians for Chelsea keeper Kepa.

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Casadei to Chelsea talks to resume

Sunday 14 August 2022 18:18 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea have a clear path ahead to sign Cesare Casadei.

Inter Milan will resume talks with the Blues on Tuesday for the teenage midfielder, so say Corriere dello Sport.

Rival interest from Nice and Sassuolo has reportedly been blocked by Inter.

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Bellerin back to Barca?

Sunday 14 August 2022 17:46 , Marc Mayo

Hector Bellerin is keen on a return to Barcelona.

The Arsenal defender had hoped to seal a second stint at boyhood club Real Betis but his £100,000 weekly wages have held up the deal.

Therefore, Mundo Deportivo report on a return to Barcelona being favoured by Bellerin - should they be able to afford his salary.

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Man United hand down Ronaldo threat

Sunday 14 August 2022 17:14 , Marc Mayo

Cristiano Ronaldo could have his contract TERMINATED by Manchester United.

With the veteran striker keen to leave Old Trafford, the Red Devils’ hierarchy are prepared to tear up his deal following two defeats to open the season.

Sky Sports report that Ronaldo must buck up his ideas and improve his attitude or find himself without a club for the first time in his career…

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Havertz wanted back home

Sunday 14 August 2022 16:46 , Marc Mayo

Bayern Munich are interested in a surprise deal for Kai Havertz.

Leading the line for Chelsea today, Sport1 claim the German striker is seen as a potential heir to Robert Lewandowski’s throne.

In fact, you can follow the Blues in action vs Tottenham via our live blog!

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Chelsea agree Fofana terms

Sunday 14 August 2022 16:17 , Marc Mayo

The Mail report on Chelsea agreeing personal terms with Wesley Fofana amid talk of an £80m deal.

After bids of £60m and £65m were rejected, the Leicester defender is set for a £200,000-a-week contract if he moves to Stamford Bridge.

All that is left is for the clubs to settle on a transfer fee...

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Pino excites Arsenal fans

Sunday 14 August 2022 15:50 , Marc Mayo

A sterling display from Yeremy Pino in Villarreal’s 3-0 win at Valladolid yesterday has exicted Arsenal supporters hoping the Spanish winger moves to north London.

Rated at around £40million, the teenager was handed a 9/10 by Spanish newspaper AS for his performance.

They wrote: “He was key in resolving the match with a superb assist to [Nicolas] Jackson after haggling his marker. Previously he had shot at goal, which the goalkeeper saved, and put together countless dribbles with which he generated advantages.”

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Tierney to City?

Sunday 14 August 2022 15:16 , Matt Verri

Manchester City could make a shock move for Kieran Tierney.

Pep Guardiola’s side are keen to add a left-back to their ranks, after Oleksandr Zinchenko’s move to north London.

The Daily Mail reports that City are interested in Arsenal’s Tierney as a potential option.

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Battle on for Caicedo

Sunday 14 August 2022 14:39 , Matt Verri

As we covered earlier, Arsenal are reportedly interested in Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.

The Sunday Mirror claims that Manchester United are also keen on the midfielder, as they look to finally secure a midfield signing.

Another bidding war coming up?

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Ten Hag’s advisors unhappy

Sunday 14 August 2022 14:12 , Matt Verri

Erik ten Hag’s advisors are reportedly incredibly frustrated with the situation at Manchester United.

The Sunday People claim that Ten Hag’s agents believed the United boss has been let down by the club in the transfer market, having been promised five new signings would be brought in this summer.

Ten Hag reportedly believes Frenkie de Jong would still choose United over Chelsea if presented with a straight choice, but no progress has yet been made on that deal.

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Napoli reach verbal agreement over Ndombele loan

Sunday 14 August 2022 13:51 , Matt Verri

Napoli are keen on a deal to bring Tanguy Ndombele to Italy.

Tottenham are looking to move the midfielder on this summer, with it clear that Ndombele has no future at the club under Antonio Conte, and Fabrizio Romano reports that Napoli have reached a verbal agreement with Spurs over a loan deal.

It’s expected that it would include an option to buy next summer, with personal terms currently being discussed.

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Busy busy!

Sunday 14 August 2022 13:41 , Matt Verri

United still in for Rabiot

Sunday 14 August 2022 13:10 , Matt Verri

Manchester United continue to push to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The Times report that United are making progress with Rabiot’s mother, his agent, over personal terms, though it’s suggested elsewhere that the demands of £160,000-a-week could be a problem.

Erik ten Hag is believed to be unwilling to sanction further signings at this stage, worried it would leave the club unable to seal a move for top target Frenkie de Jong.

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Arsenal could wait for Tielemans

Sunday 14 August 2022 12:53 , Matt Verri

Arsenal could opt to try and sign Youri Tielemans on a free next summer.

The Leicester midfielder has entered the final 12 months of his contract and the Gunners continue to be linked with him.

However, The Sun report that the Foxes would rather lose Tielemans for free at the end of the season than sell this window, meaning Arsenal could opt to move for the Belgian at the end of his deal.

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Chelsea bid for Aubameyang rejected

Sunday 14 August 2022 12:44 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have reportedly had a bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by Barcelona.

According to Spanish journalist Albert Roge, the Blues have made an inital verbal offer of €14m for the striker, but Barcelona have made it clear they want at least €20m.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea match that valuation, but it’s suggested the club see Aubameyang and Wesley Fofana as priority signings.

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Udogie left out of Udinese squad

Sunday 14 August 2022 12:30 , Matt Verri

Tottenham target Destiny Udogie was left out of Udinese’s squad for their defeat against AC Milan.

The 19-year-old is due to travel to England in the coming days to undergo a medical and complete his move to Spurs, before returning to Udinese on loan for the rest of the season.

With Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon already providing Antonio Conte with options at left wing-back, Udogie is set to immediately rejoin Udinese after signing a five-year contract to complete a £21m move.

Read the full story!

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Forest close in on Aouar

Sunday 14 August 2022 12:08 , Matt Verri

Nottingham Forest are reportedly on the verge of completing a move for Houssem Aouar.

Forest are in action this afternoon against West Ham, as they look to pick up their first Premier League points of the season.

It’s already been a busy window for Steve Cooper’s side and another incoming could be imminent, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, with Lyon midfielder Aouar close to sealing a move.

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Chelsea plot new Cesare Casadei bid

Sunday 14 August 2022 11:33 , George Flood

For all the focus on the here and now with the trio of Wesley Fofana, Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Chelsea also continue to plan for the future.

Having already secured some top young talent in the likes of Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina, the Blues are now pushing hard for Cesare Casadei.

Chelsea have already failed with an opening bid for the Inter Milan starlet, considered one of the best young midfield talents in Serie A and an Italy Under-19 international.

According to Fabrizio Romano, a new bid will be made this week after further talks were scheduled with the Nerazzurri hierarchy.

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Newcastle line up £40m Gallagher swoop

Sunday 14 August 2022 10:44 , George Flood

Conor Gallagher is being lined up for a move to Newcastle.

The England midfielder is currently back at Chelsea trying to prove his worth to Thomas Tuchel, who has urged him to fight for his place after shining on loan at Crystal Palace last term.

While Gallagher did make his competitive Chelsea debut in the win over Everton on opening weekend, he played just a single minute off the bench at Goodison Park.

Now The Sun report that Newcastle have made the 22-year-old their No1 target before the September 1 transfer deadline and want to convince Chelsea to sell in a £40m deal, having potentially admitted defeat in their quest for Leicester’s James Maddison.

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Klopp: Liverpool won’t be drawn into transfer deals

Sunday 14 August 2022 10:16 , George Flood

Jurgen Klopp claims he is unfazed by the sustained transfer push from Liverpool’s Premier League rivals, insisting the Reds will not be drawn into striking further high-profile deals just for the sake of it.

Darwin Nunez is Liverpool’s only headline outlay so far this summer, while youngsters Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay have also arrived at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal have all strengthened significantly and continue to look for major signings before the deadline on September 1.

“There is absolutely no joy that they still try; other teams have finished their business as well. It’s nothing to do with us,” Klopp said ahead of Monday night’s clash with Crystal Palace.

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“We cannot increase the rhythm or find money because other teams sign players and say ‘oh, now we have to do as well because they signed him, we now need him’.

“You have to be completely independent of whatever, whoever, is doing what - and we are.

“We tried to sort our situation, which is difficult enough, but it is our situation at least and the only situation in which we are influential and the only one I am concerned about.”

Mauro Icardi eager for Man United move

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:36 , George Flood

One player who is definitely open to a move to Manchester United, according to reports, is Mauro Icardi.

The Argentine striker appears surplus to requirements at Paris Saint-Germain under new head coach Christophe Galtier and has apparently been told that he can leave before the deadline as he trains away from the senior squad.

Icardi has been tentatively linked with a switch to Old Trafford - who hasn’t at this point? - as Erik ten Hag desperately targets attacking reinforcements this month.

TyC Sports in Argentina now claim that the former Inter Milan marksman would be very open to joining United and also has interest from Turkish giants Galatasaray.

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Chelsea handed key De Jong boost

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:17 , George Flood

Chelsea appear to have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong.

The Blues have long since joined Manchester United in the battle to sign the Dutch international, who has been in dispute with Barcelona over deferred salary payments.

De Jong has been at the centre of one of this summer window’s most lengthy and frankly tedious transfer sagas, but could the end now finally be in sight?

The Telegraph report that the 25-year-old has indicated a preference to join Chelsea over United in a hammer blow to Erik ten Hag’s hopes.

However, rival claims from Catalan outlet Sport suggest he is now coming around to the possibility of reuniting with Ten Hag at Old Trafford! What to believe?!

Like Aubameyang, De Jong was restricted to a substitute cameo for Barcelona against Rayo last night.

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Udogie set for Tottenham medical

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:10 , George Flood

Tottenham are edging closer to their seventh signing of a busy summer transfer window.

Spurs have been trying to wrap up a deal for Italian Under-21 international left-back Destiny Udogie for some time now.

The 19-year-old was left out of the Udinese squad for last night’s 4-2 defeat by reigning Serie A champions AC Milan at the San Siro.

Fabrizio Romano reports that they did not want to take any risks over Udogie, who is poised to undergo his Tottenham medical on Tuesday.

He will sign a five-year contract with Tottenham before being loaned back to Udinese for the rest of the 2022-23 season.

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Arsenal want Moises Caicedo deal

Sunday 14 August 2022 09:00 , George Flood

Arsenal want to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton.

The Ecuadorian midfielder has made quite some impact since returning from a loan spell at Belgian side Beerschot last term, playing a starring role as Graham Potter’s side opened the new Premier League season with an impressive 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

And such strong performances have evidently not gone unnoticed, with the Sunday Mirror suggesting that Arsenal are now interested in a deal for Caicedo.

However, United, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen are also said to be chasing the 20-year-old, whom Brighton signed for only £4.5m from Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle last January after initial strong links to the Red Devils.

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Man United push for Rabiot deal after Brentford drubbing

Sunday 14 August 2022 08:39 , George Flood

Manchester United fans simply won’t want to hear it after yesterday’s humiliation by Brentford, but they are pushing ahead with a deal for Adrien Rabiot.

The Red Devils have had a £15m agreement in place with Juventus for the French midfielder for over a week now, with football director John Murtough having travelled to Turin to discuss personal terms with his agent and mother Veronique.

Fabrizio Romano reports this morning that United want to press to sign Rabiot soon, with another round of discussions planned.

He adds that all parties are confident that the transfer will be completed.

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Chelsea in contact over Aubameyang signing

Sunday 14 August 2022 08:25 , George Flood

Chelsea are making contact with Barcelona over a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the latest reports.

The Blues have the Barcelona frontman on their shortlist of striker targets and he is clearly seen as a preferred option due to a strong relationship with Thomas Tuchel owing to their stint together at Borussia Dortmund.

The Press Association reported yesterday that Barca were open to discussing a move with Chelsea, but would likely push for a fee in excess of £20m, while the Blues could instead target a season-long loan that would see them cover Aubameyang’s wages in full.

Now Fabrizio Romano claims that the two clubs will be in touch through intermediaries, before Chelsea decide whether or not to bid.

Aubameyang was restricted to a late cameo as Xavi’s Barcelona began the new LaLiga season with a frustrating goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou last night.

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Ndombele talks to Napoli coach

Saturday 13 August 2022 21:40 , Alex Young

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has spoken to Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti ahead of his proposed loan move to Italy.

According to Foot Mercato, Ndombele picked Napoli over other possible destinations and a deal is nearing completion.

Spurs are expected to net around £2m for the loan fee and Napoli could make the move permanent for £10m.

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Arsenal ‘against the clock’ to sign Tielemans

Saturday 13 August 2022 21:37 , Alex Young

Arsenal are running out of time to sign Youri Tielemans.

That's according to journalist Dean Jones, who tells GiveMeSport: "Arsenal are against the clock on this one now. I mean, they’ve just left it too late.

"Leicester have got plans of their own to fulfil, this isn’t a team that are knocking around at the bottom of the Premier League."

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Chelsea see Casadei bid rejected

Saturday 13 August 2022 21:35 , Alex Young

Chelsea have seen an opening £6.7m bid for Cesare Casadei rejected by Inter Milan, reports Calciomercato.

Inter are looking for twice that to sell the 19-year-old, who Thomas Tuchel identified last months as a transfer target.

Casadei is aware of Chelsea's interest and wants to make the move.

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Barcelona open to Chelsea move for Aubameyang

Saturday 13 August 2022 15:31 , George Flood

Barcelona are open to striking a deal with Chelsea for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the latest reports.

The ex-Arsenal captain has been linked with a shock return to the Premier League just seven months after arriving in Spain and a reunion with Thomas Tuchel, with whom he shares a close bond from their Borussia Dortmund days.

According to the Press Association, Barca are willing to discuss a potential fee with Chelsea for Aubameyang, pushing for a figure upwards of £20m as they seek to continue to balance the books at Camp Nou.

PA report that the Blagurana will want a permanent transfer and are open to letting him go for the right price, with Chelsea perhaps set to try their luck with a loan offer that would see them cover his wages in full.

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Guardiola coy on Bernardo’s Man City future amid Barcelona links

Saturday 13 August 2022 14:44 , George Flood

Quite how Barcelona prepare to pay for Bernardo Silva remains to be seen, although their links with a move for the Manchester City star continue.

Speaking on Friday, City boss Pep Guardiola was coy on the midfielder’s future.

“I want Bernardo at Man City, 100 per cent. He’s special. I don’t know what will happen, but he knows how much we like him and want him, how much we love him,” he said.

“But I don’t know what is going to happen.”

Jesse Lingard fires back

Saturday 13 August 2022 14:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

An unpopular man in east London, Jesse Lingard has provided an update as to why he moved to Nottingham Forest.

David Moyes sends fresh Jesse Lingard message

Saturday 13 August 2022 13:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes insists West Ham did all they could to bring Jesse Lingard back to the club this summer.

Upon the expiration of the 29-year-old’s contract at Manchester United, a return to east London seemed an obvious move for a player eager to work his way back into the England set-up ahead of the World Cup.

Lingard scored 9 goals in 16 games for the club during a loan spell two seasons ago and had remained a target, although ultimately it was Nottingham Forest who swooped in.

Read the full story here!

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Carlo Ancelotti to RETIRE after Real Madrid spell

Saturday 13 August 2022 13:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

One of the greatest managers of all time will be retiring after his second-trophy laden spell at Real Madrid.

Despite all of his success, Real certainly are a club who don’t tend to stick with a manager at even the slightest dowturn, so perhaps Ancelotti will soon start to think otherwise...

Chelsea told three signing would ‘guarantee’ Champions League football

Saturday 13 August 2022 13:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jamie Redknapp believes signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Frenkie De Jong and Wesley Fofana would guarantee Champions League football for Chelsea.

“If they get Fofana, Aubameyang and De Jong, they’re guaranteeing Champions League football with that,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’m a massive fan of De Jong. I feel sorry for him in a way because he’s in limbo. It feels like he wants to come to London and isn’t too keen on going to Manchester. Whoever gets him, he’s a game changer for them. Chelsea certainly have problems in that area – Jorginho is not long-term in terms of his physicality.

“He’s done brilliantly and been an amazing player for Chelsea, Champions League winner and for Italy winning the European Championships, but De Jong gives them a different dimension with pace and strength, playing at the base of midfield, giving N’Golo Kante license to go and do what he wants.

“He’d be an amazing signing and a real statement of intent if they could beat Man Utd to that one.

“As for Aubameyang, he was such a disappointment at Arsenal towards the end. He did OK at Barcelona but they’re obviously keen to offload him again. As a stop-gap for a year, it probably wouldn’t be the worst signing.

“I was quite critical of him last year. I didn’t think he put the effort in for Arsenal. It looked like he wasn’t the same player. But for one season… it’s not one that would inspire me, but he would come with a bit of a point to prove.”

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Chelsea agree personal terms with Fofana

Saturday 13 August 2022 12:36 , George Flood

Though most of Thomas Tuchel’s attention will be on Chelsea’s huge meeting with Tottenham tomorrow, the club continue to be busy in the transfer market.

Big names have been signed already as the Blues chase even more additions between now and the end of window.

According to the Daily Mail, one player in particular is of interest.

They claim personal terms have been agreed with Leicester star Wesley Fofana.

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Kieran Tierney: No transfer talks between Manchester City and Arsenal

Saturday 13 August 2022 12:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

So much about Arsenal’s transfer window so far has been hugely impressive, with big names arriving at the club to potentially propel the club back into the Champions League places.

With that in mind, the idea of a key player leaving goes against the good-feeling Mikel Arteta has built up this summer, with Kieran Tierney linked with Manchester City.

Fabrizio Romano, however, has stressed there are no talks between the two clubs.

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Ndombele to follow Lo Celso out of Spurs

Saturday 13 August 2022 11:47 , George Flood

Tottenham now appear to be making great progress in their quest to get rid of a quartet of unwanted players.

Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Sergio Reguilon have all been transfer listed and training away from their team-mates as Spurs look to offload them ahead of the September deadline.

While Lo Celso is on the verge of returning to Villarreal on another loan deal, fellow midfielder Ndombele is reportedly set for Napoli.

Fabrizio Romano says that a deal has now been struck between the two clubs for an initial loan that includes an option to buy next summer.

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli is believed to have met with Ndombele’s agents in Paris this week in order to discuss personal terms.

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Bayern Munich want Havertz to join Mane in attack

Saturday 13 August 2022 11:14 , George Flood

Chelsea forward Kai Havertz is being targeted for a return to the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

That is according to Sport1 in Germany, who claim that Bayern previously wanted to exploit Chelsea’s interest in Robert Lewandowski by manoeuvering a deal for the former Bayer Leverkusen star.

Lewandowski obviously ended up at Barcelona, where he has now finally been registered ahead of tonight’s LaLiga opener against Rayo Vallecano, though the pursuit of Havertz is seemingly not over.

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann is said to still covet the 23-year-old, despite signing Sadio Mane from Liverpool earlier this summer.

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Done deal! Watford sign Keinan Davis

Saturday 13 August 2022 10:45 , George Flood

Watford have wasted little time moving for their preferred Emmanuel Dennis replacement.

With the Nigerian forward on the verge of completing a £20m switch to Nottingham Forest, the Hornets have swooped for a player who impressed on loan at the City Ground last term.

Keinan Davis has now completed his move from Aston Villa to Vicarage Road on a season-long loan, having passed a medical and been in the stands for last night’s 1-0 home win over fellow Championship promotion hopefuls Burnley, secured by Tom Cleverley’s late first-half strike.

He will hope to make his debut away at Birmingham on Tuesday night as Rob Edwards’ Hornets face a reunion with club legend and former long-serving captain Troy Deeney at St Andrew’s.

Man United hold talks over Morata move

Saturday 13 August 2022 10:35 , George Flood

Alvaro Morata is the latest player to have his name drawn from the crammed Manchester United transfer tombola.

Erik ten Hag wants to sign a new striker before the deadline, with doubts still surrounding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani now gone and their unpopular pursuit of Marko Arnautovic abandoned due to a fan backlash.

The Athletic report that a move to Old Trafford for ex-Chelsea frontman Morata is now considered a real possibility this month, with talks already held with Atletico Madrid over a deal that could be worth £30m.

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Tottenham set to clinch £41m Romero deal

Saturday 13 August 2022 10:04 , George Flood

Tottenham are reportedly set to finally convert Cristian Romero’s successful loan deal into a permanent transfer.

The Argentine defender initially joined Spurs on loan from Serie A side Atalanta last summer on a season-long loan agreement that included an option to buy.

Per The Telegraph, Tottenham will now take up that option and clinch a permanent deal worth around £41m, which would put him third on the club’s list of all-time most expensive signings, after new boy Richarlison and Tanguy Ndombele.

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Arsenal target Tonali rubbishes Milan exit talk

Saturday 13 August 2022 09:42 , George Flood

While Arsenal have been handed a key boost over Yeremy Pino in the last 24 hours, one player who may not be coming to the Emirates this summer after all is Sandro Tonali.

Reports earlier this week suggested that the Gunners had entered into early talks with AC Milan over a deal for the Italian international midfielder.

However, speaking in a recent interview with Sette Magazine in Milan, Tonali claimed that his future lies at the San Siro.

“[Joining AC Milan] was the right thing to do and my development has been a natural consequence,” he said.

“Being in a team permanently is not like being out on loan. It’s a detail that alone counts little, but makes the difference by adding other factors.

“If you play badly while on loan, you can be worried the club won’t sign you. I joined Milan at the right moment and I want to stay.”

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Moyes denies West Ham bid for Memphis Depay

Saturday 13 August 2022 09:24 , George Flood

Yet another Barcelona player whose club future has become a dominant theme of this transfer window is Memphis Depay.

The Dutch forward is heading for a Camp Nou exit before the deadline as Barca try to shift the Ronald Koeman signing off their wage bill, with Juventus seen as the most likely next destination amid rival liks over Tottenham and even a potential return to Manchester United.

Football Insider reported that West Ham have now made a big-money offer to Depay to pair with headline signing Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio at the London Stadium.

However, Irons boss David Moyes rejected the speculation yesterday, telling reporters ahead of the clash with Nottingham Forest: “It’s not us.”

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Man United in talks over Sergino Dest deal

Saturday 13 August 2022 09:11 , George Flood

Manchester United are trying to sign Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest, according to reports.

The Red Devils are going after a number of players as their rather scattergun approach to the end of a largely frustrating first transfer window under Erik ten Hag continues.

Per Catalan outlet Sport, United are in talks with Barca over a deal for USA international Dest that could be worth just £16.9m.

They are said to have offered Diogo Dalot as part of the negotiations, though the Blaugrana would prefer a straight cash deal as they look to improve their financial situation.

Sport add that Chelsea could yet rival United for Dest, with both clubs still trying to sign his Barca team-mate Frenkie de Jong.

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Tottenham tracking Arsenal target Paqueta

Saturday 13 August 2022 08:58 , George Flood

Tottenham are reportedly on the trail of Lucas Paqueta.

North London rivals Arsenal - along with Newcastle - are among a number of other clubs to be linked with the Brazilian playmaker this summer, with French side Lyon facing an obvious fight to retain his services.

According to football.london, Spurs have been tracking Paqueta for quite some time, with suggestions over recent days that he could be allowed to move on for a cut-price fee of just £33m.

However, Antonio Conte is prioritising outgoings at the moment, having made six new signings already this summer.

But once those unwanted players are offloaded, could there be room for one more big splash? Time will tell...

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Chelsea have Fofana agreement with £80m deal close

Saturday 13 August 2022 08:43 , George Flood

Chelsea are finally edging closer to signing Wesley Fofana, according to the latest reports.

The French centre-back, 21, has long since emerged as Thomas Tuchel’s next top target as he looks to further strengthen and reshape his ageing defence this month.

Chelsea’s opening two bids in a protracted pursuit have been rejected out of hand, but Foot Mercato report that Leicester have now told the Blues that Fofana can leave the King Power Stadium for a fee of around £80m.

What’s more, the French outlet also claim that Fofana already has an agreement on personal terms with Chelsea.

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Arsenal handed huge Pino boost

Saturday 13 August 2022 08:37 , George Flood

Arsenal appear to have been offered a key boost in their quest to sign Yeremy Pino.

The Gunners, along with Premier League rivals Liverpool, have identified the Spain teenager as an ideal next recruit as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his wide option before the September 1 transfer deadline.

That pursuit has only been strengthened by yesterday’s comments from former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who admitted before Villarreal’s LaLiga opener against Valladolid tonight that Pino would likely have to depart if a suitable bid arrives.

“If an offer arrives for players like Yeremy Pino, then he will have to leave,” he said.

“We have a responsibility with the club. It is what it is.”

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Conte backs Lukaku to shine in England again

Friday 12 August 2022 22:30 , Alex Young

Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has backed Romelu Lukaku to be a success in the Premier League in future, despite flopping at Chelsea.

Lukaku returned to Stamford Bridge in a club-record £97.5million deal last summer on the back of two outstanding seasons under Conte at Inter Milan, only to struggle and this summer rejoin the Serie A side on loan.

Conte said: "For sure, he [Lukaku] has the potential to play in the Premier League. I remember very well when he started to play last season, he played really well and you in the media said Lukaku is really strong. A lot of things can happen to drop [a player's] confidence.

"I know for sure he is a bit disappointed with his impact, because he wanted to have another impact in England. But he has time. Now it's right for him to play for an important club in Italy to try to get again confidence in himself. But we are talking about a really important, a really good striker.”

Read more here!

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Icardi up for sale

Friday 12 August 2022 21:57 , Alex Young

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Mauro Icardi has been transfer-listed.

"The club is working closely with Mauro to find the best possible solution," said Galtier on Friday.

"Mauro has had very little playing time in the last few seasons, I think it is important for him to get back on track. I think it is important for him to get back into the game."

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Barca register most of their new signings

Friday 12 August 2022 21:28 , Alex Young

Barca have registered Kessie, Lewandowski, Raphina and Andreas Christensen as players in time for for tomorrow's La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano.

Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele also needed to be registered after signing news deals, and have been.

Jules Kounde remains unregistered but was not expected to play as he is not fully fit.

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United in for Kalajdzic

Friday 12 August 2022 21:12 , Alex Young

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Sasa Kalajdzic, Sky Sports report.

The Stuttgart striker is open to the move and would not break the bank, as he is in the final year of his contract at the German club.

Interestingly, Kalajdzic's international manager for Austria is former United interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who is reportedly happy for the player to stay put.

Ndombele wants Napoli move

Friday 12 August 2022 20:26 , Alex Young

Tottenham flop Tanguy Ndombele has agreed to join Napoli on loan.

That's according to reports in Italy, with Napoli keen to replace PSG-bound Fabian Ruiz with the Spurs man.

Ndombele has attracted interest in Spain but it is Napoli where he wants to spend the season.

Spurs will have to contribute to his wages, which are around £200,000 a week.

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Willian terminates contract

Friday 12 August 2022 20:15 , Alex Young

Willian is a free agent again, and Fulham are most interested in signing him.

Done deal! Leicester sign Smithies

Friday 12 August 2022 20:01 , Alex Young

Leicester City have signed goalkeeper Alex Smithies, who was a free agent.

Remarkably, that is the Foxes’ first summer signing.

Chelsea and Leicester agree Fofana price

Friday 12 August 2022 18:57 , Alex Young

Chelsea are closing in on the £80million signing of Wesley Fofana, according to Foot Mercato.

Leicester have held out for their full asking price, matching the fee Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire, and are now looking at replacements.

There is already an agreement between the player and Chelsea and progress is being made towards completing a deal.

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Arsenal handed Pino boost

Friday 12 August 2022 18:19 , Alex Young

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Yeremy Pino.

The Gunners are reportedly looking at the Villarreal midfielder with the view to making a move before the end of the transfer window.

"If an offer arrives for players like Yeremy Pino, then he will have to leave," Emery told reporters on Friday.

"We have a responsibility with the club. It is what it is."

Read more here!

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Xavi discusses De Jong

Friday 12 August 2022 17:55 , Alex Young

Barcelona head coach Xavi has been discussing Frenkie de Jong.

"I consider Frenkie important for me, he's in the squad and that's it," he has said. "Until August 31st, we'll see because the market is still open.

"We don't know what's going to happen with many players until the end of the window.”

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Arsenal make Gakpo decision

Friday 12 August 2022 17:47 , Alex Young

Arsenal decided against pursuing Cody Gakpo earlier in August, reports journalist Jacque Talbot.

The PSV forward has attracted a host of European suitors after scoring 12 goals and providing 13 assists last season.

The Gunners were initially interested but will now on to other targets, leaving Manchester United as the likeliest destination.

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Chelsea told Aubameyang fee

Friday 12 August 2022 17:08 , Alex Young

Chelsea will have to pay £21m to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.

That’s according to reports on Spain, which claim Barca are holding out for a high fee for a player they signed for free in January.

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Juve turn to Jorginho

Friday 12 August 2022 16:37 , Alex Young

Juventus will try to sign Jorginho from Chelsea should Adrien Rabiot join Manchester United, PA report.

Juve will hope they can persuade the midfielder to leave Chelsea, where he has repeatedly - and recently - said he is happy.

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West Ham transfer latest

Friday 12 August 2022 16:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes has denied reports West Ham have made an offer for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay and confirmed the club had an approach knocked back for Sporting midfielder Matheus Nunes.

Moyes has made five signings already this summer but is looking to make further additions to his squad before the transfer window closes at the start of next month.

Read the full story here!

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Antonio Conte warns against ‘foolish’ Tottenham transfer risks with fixing past mistakes now the priority

Friday 12 August 2022 15:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Antonio Conte has said it would be “foolish” for him to ask Tottenham to spend big money on “a lot of players” in the final weeks of the transfer window, as he warned that the club cannot afford to make mistakes in the market.

Spurs have made six new signings this summer but remain in a strong financial position following a £150million cash injection from owners ENIC.

Read the full story here!

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves good Arsenal reception if he completes Chelsea transfer, says Mikel Arteta

Friday 12 August 2022 14:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes the Emirates Stadium crowd would give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a good reception if he returned to the Premier League amid interest from Chelsea.

Aubameyang left Arsenal under a cloud in January after he was stripped of the captaincy and had his contract mutually terminated.

The Gabon international ended up joining Barcelona, but he has now been linked with a sensational return to English football with Chelsea.

Read the full story here!

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More bad news for West Ham

Friday 12 August 2022 14:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

As has been a theme this summer, West Ham have lost out on another target...

Erik ten Hag denies PSG reports and wants Marcus Rashford at Man United

Friday 12 August 2022 14:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag has stressed his desire to keep Marcus Rashford at Manchester United this summer.

It has already been a difficult transfer window for United, who have struggled to get a deal for Frenkie De Jong over the line despite a summer-long pursuit of the Barcelona midfielder.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has also dominated headlines, with the 37-year-old having asked to leave Old Trafford after only one season back at the club.

Read the full story here!

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Memphis Depay to West Ham NOT HAPENNING

Friday 12 August 2022 14:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sorry West Ham fans, David Moyes has dropped a double transfer blow...

Tuchel on Aubameyang relationship: ‘We have a close bond'

Friday 12 August 2022 13:47 , George Flood

Tuchel has also spoken of his strong relationship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with whom he previously worked at Borussia Dortmund, as rumours persist that the ex-Arsenal captain could make a shock return to English football with Chelsea.

“I enjoyed a lot working with him, it was a pleasure," he said. "Some players stay your players because you work very very close, Auba is one of these players.

"We had a very close relationship. Always when we played him here with Arsenal, there was always straightaway this close bond. They always stay your players in a way, Auba is one of these guys.

“No concerns because I experienced none of this [his behaviour at Arsenal]. This is nothing to do with the situation in Arsenal which I will also not comment on out of respect. It’s not on me to comment, I don’t know what happened. In Dortmund, there was never an issue.”

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Tuchel issues Chelsea transfer update

Friday 12 August 2022 13:34 , George Flood

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has inevitably been quizzed on transfers at a press conference held ahead of Sunday’s London derby clash with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge...

“I think we could use and strengthen our squad in depth and strength [in attack and defence]," the German told reporters at Cobham. "But it's one thing that you wish for and another what is possible. It needs to be possible.

"We are looking for top quality, top personalities, good characters and competitors on the highest levels. You don’t always get what you wish for and that’s why we are calm and ambitious at the same time.

"There are quite some days to go until the end of the transfer period. Everything is possible until the end. We could use one more central defender; if you look at the numbers and that we play with a back three. The profile of the guys in the three is a little bit different, I admit.

"We can play with Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta), who is more a full-back than central defender. (Marc) Cucurella it’s possible too [to play on the side of a back three]. Both of them cannot play as the middle central defender. So we could use one more central defender. Let’s see what happens.

“It is what it is. We will not panic and we will not do things, we will not try to sign players which we are not 10 per cent convinced. All signings so far are fantastic signings that help us. To be very honest it is day-by-day business now to coach the team which is here and not lose your head as a coach about what could be."

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Man United failed with last-ditch Werner bid

Friday 12 August 2022 13:26 , George Flood

Manchester United also reportedly made a desperate late bid to keep Timo Werner in the Premier League, it has emerged.

The German striker rejoined former club RB Leipzig in a £25m transfer earlier this week, only two years after leaving the Bundesliga side for Stamford Bridge.

However, the Manchester Evening News have now revealed that United made an - obviously unsuccessful - last-ditch, 11th-hour offer to get Werner to Old Trafford instead.

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Ten Hag meeting resistance in Ziyech pursuit

Friday 12 August 2022 12:43 , George Flood

Erik ten Hag is getting pushback from the Manchester United hierarchy over his desire to sign Hakim Ziyech, per the latest reports.

Ten Hag worked with the Moroccan winger in Amsterdam and is seeking a reunion at Old Trafford as an alternative to current Ajax star Antony, with Ziyech now surplus to requirements at Chelsea having been left as an unused substitute at Everton on opening weekend.

However, the Manchester Evening News report that he is being met with resistance by the powers that be at United, despite the club being willing to submit bids for the likes of Marko Arnautovic, drawing a strong backlash from disgruntled fans.

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Man City in talks over Kabore exit

Friday 12 August 2022 12:20 , George Flood

One defender who could be leaving Manchester City in the near future is Issa Kabore.

The Burkina Faso right-back, 21, is being lined up for a loan move to Marseille, according to Fabrizio Romano.

It is said to be unclear at this stage if the deal will include the option for the Ligue 1 side to complete a permanent transfer next summer.

Kabore, who has been loaned to Mechelen and Troyes in recent years, will compete with Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares in Marseille, who are allowing Pol Lirola to join Spanish outfit Elche.

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Gabriel ‘very happy’ at Arsenal after Juventus chase

Friday 12 August 2022 11:57 , George Flood

Arsenal defender Gabriel has insisted he is “very happy” at the club, after Juventus expressed an interest in signing him this summer, writes Simon Collings.

Having sold Matthijs de Ligt to Bayern Munich last month, Juve were on the hunt for a centre-back and identified Gabriel as a target.

The Brazilian has impressed since joining Arsenal in 2020 from Lille, and the Serie A giants wanted to see if he would be tempted by a move to Italy.

A deal never got off the ground, though, and Juve swooped for Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer instead, with Gabriel revealing he never wanted to leave Arsenal.

“It’s always nice to get recognition, but I am really focused on Arsenal,” he said. “I am very happy here. I’ve got a good relationship with my team-mates and I am fully committed to the project.

Read the full story here

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Man City target Renan Lodi

Friday 12 August 2022 11:44 , George Flood

Joining Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney on Manchester City’s left-back shortlist is Renan Lodi.

As mentioned earlier, Pep Guardiola is believed to be desperate to strengthen that area of his defence before the September 1 deadline after allowing Oleksandr Zinchenko to join Arsenal last month.

While Tierney has been linked, The Telegraph report that City are interested in signing Lodi from Atletico Madrid.

The Brazilian is a key player under Diego Simeone and has three years left on his contract in the Spanish capital, so likely won’t come cheap.

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Man United interested in Icardi deal

Friday 12 August 2022 10:50 , George Flood

Another Manchester United transfer rumour that seems to be going down like a lead balloon among the fanbase.

Argentine outlets TNT Sports and TyC Sports both report that the club are interested in signing Mauro Icardi.

The striker has been told he can leave PSG, where he has only two years left to run on his current contract.

Erik ten Hag also wants to bolster his attack as talks continue over the likes of midfield duou Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie de Jong.

Could this factor into PSG’s reported interest in Marcus Rashford, one wonders?

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Real Madrid chief shuts down Ronaldo return talk

Friday 12 August 2022 10:32 , George Flood

Florentino Perez looks to have mockingly ruled out a sensational return to Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo.

For the second successive summer transfer window, the Portuguese superstar’s club future has turned into a major saga as he attempts to leave Manchester United.

However, Ronaldo’s transfer options have dwindled fast and he can now cross off a return to the Bernabeu as any sort of possibility.

“Sign Cristiano? Again? He’s 38 years old!” joked Madrid president Perez as he was asked by a fan about re-signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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Klopp doubts Liverpool will make further signings

Friday 12 August 2022 10:04 , George Flood

Jurgen Klopp has cast doubt upon Liverpool conducting any more transfer business this summer.

The Reds have brought in Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay so far in the current window, with the German insisting he is happy with the make-up of his squad.

Injuries to the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have significantly harmed Liverpool’s depth during the early stages of the new campaign, but Klopp does not believe an effective solution lies in the transfer market.

“If there would be the right player, we would have done it, we would do it, but we have had a lot of conversations already and it doesn’t look like it will happen,” he told reporters ahead of Monday night’s clash with Crystal Palace.

“I’m happy with the strength, size, and quality of my squad – but we have injuries.

“There are different solutions for it – one of them is the transfer market, but it only makes sense if you can bring in the right player.

“If there is the right solution for us, we would have done it already. We are not stubborn, it’s just about the right thing to do.”

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Watford eye Davis as Dennis replacement

Friday 12 August 2022 09:37 , George Flood

Watford are set to swoop for Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis after agreeing to sell Emmanuel Dennis to Nottingham Forest, writes Simon Collings.

Dennis has been attracting interest from clubs all summer, including Everton and Villarreal, but Forest made a concrete offer earlier this week.

They are set to pay Watford £20m for the Nigerian, who moved to Vicarage Road from Club Brugge for £3m only a year ago, and there is optimism on all sides that a deal will be completed.

Watford are now looking to bring in a striker before the transfer window shuts on September 1 and they have set their sights on Davis.

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It is thought Villa would be open to loaning the 24-year-old, who impressed in the Championship at Forest last season and is a target for West Brom.

Watford are also fans of Davis’ Villa team-mate Cameron Archer, but it is unclear if he will be allowed to leave on loan this summer.

No Willian as Fulham press for Kluivert and Zirkzee

Friday 12 August 2022 09:29 , George Flood

Here’s more on Fulham’s quest for a trio of new attacking signings from Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella...

As well as moving for Hwang, Fulham are also in advanced negotiations with Roma winger Justin Kluivert and are also in talks with Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee.

German side Stuttgart have recently emerged as competitors for the signature of Zirkzee. Several sources have also moved to deny rumours of advanced talks between Fulham and former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian, who has cancelled his contract at Corinthians in order to return to European football.

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Fulham join battle for Bordeaux striker Hwang

Friday 12 August 2022 09:09 , George Flood

Fulham have joined the race to sign Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-Jo with the French club asking just £4million for their South Korea international, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 29-year-old is in the final year of his contract and is keen to move to the Premier League with Wolves and Nottingham Forest competing against the Cottagers for his signature.

Marco Silva has tasked Fulham with adding attackers to his squad before the transfer window closes on September 1 and is interested in Hwang as he can also play in wide areas.

After seeing the club add several central defenders in the last week, the Portuguese manager has now instructed the likes of Tony Khan and Alistair Macintosh, who work on transfers, to conduct further business.

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Man City plot late Tierney swoop

Friday 12 August 2022 08:51 , George Flood

Manchester City are reportedly planning a late push to sign Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney.

Pep Guardiola is on the hunt for a new left-back in the final weeks of the window having allowed Oleksandr Zinchenko to join the Gunners in a £32m deal last month.

The Mirror report that City are now plotting to go back to Arsenal in a bid to sign Tierney, who was on the bench at Crystal Palace on the opening weekend of the season as he returns to fitness following his latest bout of injury.

However, the Scotland international remains a crucial part of Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad and it would surely be hugely difficult to prise him away from the Emirates at this time.

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Tottenham hold Depay talks

Friday 12 August 2022 08:26 , George Flood

Conflicting reports over Memphis Depay and a potential move to Tottenham.

Many expect the Dutch forward to complete a switch to Juventus in the coming days, with Barcelona under pressure to offload players in order to register new signings and improve their difficult financial situation.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy report that Spurs football director Fabio Paratici approached Barca earlier this week regarding Depay and could now be offered his services on a free transfer, having initially been willing to pay a fee of around £15m.

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Arsenal to make Diaby move

Friday 12 August 2022 08:17 , George Flood

Arsenal want to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby, according to reports.

A new winger remains firmly on the wishlist of Gunners boss Mikel Arteta before next month’s deadline as he looks to finish off an impressive summer transfer haul.

Arsenal have tried to strengthen that position already in this window, though, along with Chelsea, lost out to Barcelona in the battle to sign Brazil’s Raphinha from Leeds.

Now according to But Football, they will move for Diaby, with Arteta said to be a big fan of the French international. However, they are set to try and secure a deal for under Leverkusen’s £59.2m asking price.

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Man United set for Rabiot talks today

Friday 12 August 2022 07:51 , George Flood

Speaking of Manchester United, today is set to be a crucial day in their quest to sign Adrien Rabiot.

The Red Devils agreed a deal with Juventus for the wantaway French midfielder last week, but have yet to negotiate personal terms.

According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, United’s football director John Murtough is poised to meet with Rabiot’s agent and mother Veronique in Turin today in order to discuss salary.

Rabiot is already said to have held talks with United boss Erik ten Hag earlier this week.

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PSG target Rashford ‘not for sale’, say Man United

Friday 12 August 2022 07:45 , George Flood

Manchester United appear to have poured cold water on a shock move to Paris Saint-Germain for Marcus Rashford.

Surprise reports emerged last night that PSG had made contact with the England forward, amid a prolonged run of disappointing form at Old Trafford.

Rashford has only a year left on his current United contract - though that is effectively two years with the club holding the option to trigger a 12-month extension - and is said to be ready for a new challenge as he looks to revive his stalling career.

However, according to ESPN, United have adamantly insisted that Rashford is not for sale at this time.

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Chelsea confident over Fofana deal

Friday 12 August 2022 07:38 , George Flood

Chelsea are confident of finally sealing a deal for Wesley Fofana at the third attempt.

The Blues are focused on completing the signing of Leicester’s highly-rated centre-back before the September 1 deadline in a transfer that could end up being worth a world-record fee for a defender.

Addressing Chelsea’s ongoing interest in Fofana, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers reiterated again yesterday that the club’s key players were not for sale this summer and insisted two bids for the 21-year-old had been “nowhere near” high enough to consider changing that stance.

However, a third bid is now imminent, with football.london reporting it is a strong offer that Chelsea believe Leicester will accept.

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ICYMI - Frenkie De Jong STILL wants to stay at Barcelona

Friday 12 August 2022 07:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Frenkie de Jong remains keen to remain at Barcelona this summer, ESPN report.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United want to sign the midfielder and the player’s agents have advised all clubs involved that any talks must come through them.

Barcelona have reportedly tried to involved super-agent Pini Zahavi in a bid to move discussions along, but De Jong’s camp insist that will only hamper progress.

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ICYMI - Nottingham Forest in £20m Emmanuel Dennis talks

Friday 12 August 2022 06:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Watford are set to bank £20million by selling forward Emmanuel Dennis to Nottingham Forest, writes Simon Collings.

The two clubs are in advanced talks over a deal for Dennis and there is optimism from all involved it will get completed.

Forest are prepared to pay £20m for the Nigeria international, who has only been at Vicarage Road for one season.

Watford signed Dennis last summer from Club Brugge for around £3m and he was a hit during his first season in England.

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI - Fulham closing in on Willian

Friday 12 August 2022 06:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fulham are closing on a deal to bring former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian back to London.

According to Brazilian outlet El Globo, Willian will terminate his Corinthians contract and then head back to the Premier League.

Willian won almost everything during seven year with Chelsea, but moving to the Gunners and proving an expensive flop.

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