Transfer news LIVE! Ronaldo slams Sporting return claim; Chelsea learn Kimpembe fee; Zinchenko to Arsenal

Transfer news LIVE! Ronaldo slams Sporting return claim; Chelsea learn Kimpembe fee; Zinchenko to Arsenal

Transfer news – LIVE!

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are across the globe on pre-season tours, but that has not stopped them from finalising further transfer business. The Gunners are working on a second raid on Manchester City, having reached an agreement with the Premier League champions over a £30m fee for Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Over at Chelsea, both Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly have joined the club while out in the USA, while Presnel Kimpembe and Jules Kounde are being eyed to follow next. However, the Blues look set to miss out on Matthijs de Ligt and are considering sending Armando Broja to West Ham on loan.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are finally closing in on the signing of Djed Spence. The defender – a key target for Antonio Conte – underwent a medical on Friday and should be announced on Monday. Elswhere, Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading back home... Follow all of the latest transfer news and rumours below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Ronaldo slams ‘spotted in Lisbon’ transfer claim

  • PSG set Kimpembe fee amid Chelsea talks

  • Arsenal discuss Zinchenko personal terms

  • Chelsea lead Kounde race

  • Tottenham ready huge bid Maddison bid

  • Done deal! United sign Martinez

West Ham change approach for Broja

Monday 18 July 2022 07:42 , Alex Young

West Ham have submitted a loan offer to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea.

Amid reports of a £25m bid plus Thomas Tuchel’s decision not to sell the young striker, the Hammers have changed tack.

The Mail report on the loan bid while West Ham continue to press for Gianluca Scamacca of Sassuolo alongside the move.

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(REUTERS)

Spurs ask to speak to Depay

Monday 18 July 2022 07:40 , Alex Young

As summer signing no.6 is set to be announced, could Spurs make Memphis Depay their seventh of the window?

Sport claim Spurs have asked Barcelona to speak to Depay over a £15million move. Barca are happy for talks to start but would want closer to £18m.

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ICYMI: Ronaldo slams ‘spotted’ reports

Monday 18 July 2022 06:45 , Marc Mayo

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved swiftly to quash talk he headed home to Lisbon for transfer talks with Sporting CP.

Read the full story.

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Spence announcement TODAY

Monday 18 July 2022 06:00 , Marc Mayo

Djed Spence’s move to Tottenham is likely to be announced on Monday, according to football.london.

The defender has completed his medical and conducted his first interviews with the club, so just the final bits of paperwork are to be confirmed.

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(The FA via Getty Images)

ICYMI: Arsenal weigh up Sane bid

Monday 18 July 2022 04:00 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will have to stump up £64m to sign Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane.

Bild claim the Gunners are not yet done with signings attackers this summer, having landed Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

Ahead of Oleksandr Zinchenko also arriving from the Premier League champions, former City star Sane has entered their radar.

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(REUTERS)

Neves back on Man United radar

Sunday 17 July 2022 22:32 , Marc Mayo

With the move for Frenkie de Jong becoming increasingly complicated, Manchester United are preparing an alternative.

According to the Express, that would involve a move for Ruben Neves.

A deal would cost an estimated £34m.

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Dybala demanding a ‘big’ contract

Sunday 17 July 2022 22:11 , Marc Mayo

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has spoken about his club’s move for Paulo Dybala, also linked with Arsenal and Chelsea.

He stated: “A lot of shots will be made at the last moment because in football now it is hard to make the pennies stretch.

“First you have to be able to make sales, and then we are forced to loan out players. I don't know if this also will apply to [the move for] Dybala.

“I read in the newspaper that there are several teams in for him. He probably wants a big contract, at least the demands from him are high for the moment. This is why the club will have to think about it.”

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Toney a United target

Sunday 17 July 2022 21:49 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United are considering a surprise swoop for Ivan Toney.

Newcastle, West Ham and Leeds are also named by the Mirror as tracking the Brentford striker.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential exit from Old Trafford could lead them into a bid.

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Ronaldo slams Sporting CP talk

Sunday 17 July 2022 21:27 , Marc Mayo

Cristiano Ronaldo has called out claims he was spotted in Lisbon ahead of a move to Sporting CP as “fake”.

Reports emerged out of Portugal on Sunday that the wantaway Manchester United striker was at Jose Alvalade Stadium to discuss a remarkable loan transfer return to his first club.

It was even claimed that Ronaldo’s car had been seen outside the ground while he continues to miss the Red Devils’ pre-season tour due to family reasons.

However, the player quickly hit back at the claims by commenting on an Instagram post from Sport TV - simply quashing the notion as “fake”.

Read the full story.

Cristiano Ronaldo responds to Sport TV claims he was spotted in Lisbon (Instagram)
Cristiano Ronaldo responds to Sport TV claims he was spotted in Lisbon (Instagram)

Arsenal told: Zinchenko and Jesus not enough

Sunday 17 July 2022 21:14 , Marc Mayo

Former striker Gabby Agbonlahor feels Arsenal still have work to do in the transfer market to avoid being “cut adrift” in the race for a top-four finish.

He told talkSPORT: “Maybe they need another right-sided winger as back up to Bukayo Saka because Nicolas Pepe has not done it.

“These teams know that they need to keep improving their squad because it’s going to get harder and harder to challenge for the top four.

“Arsenal don’t want to be cut adrift. They want to bring in top, top players because Spurs are doing the same.

“Spurs have had a great window so it’s going to be even harder this season to get that top four and Man United fans, once again, will say that I don’t think they’ve got much chance to get top four again this season.”

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De Ligt off to Bayern

Sunday 17 July 2022 20:51 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea have long exited the race for Matthijs de Ligt but now multiple reports claim an agreement has been reached for the defender to move to Bayern Munich.

A contract to 2027 has been agreed between the player and the Bavarians.

And Juventus have verbally accepted a fee of around £67m for his transfer.

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Chelsea learn Kimpembe fee

Sunday 17 July 2022 20:38 , Marc Mayo

Paris Saint-Germain want in the region of £50million to sell Presnel Kimpembe to Chelsea.

Fabrizio Romano reports on talks between the clubs as the Ligue 1 champions consider the sale despite considering him a key member of the squad.

So far, Chelsea have proposed paying around £40m for France defender Kimpembe.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Ronaldo back to Lisbon?

Sunday 17 July 2022 20:01 , Marc Mayo

Social media scouts have spotted a car that is purportedly owned by Cristiano Ronaldo outside Sporting CP’s stadium.

It is claimed the Manchester United winger is in talks with his old club over a loan move from Manchester United.

They are in the Champions League after all..!

Dest eyed by Premier League pair

Sunday 17 July 2022 19:39 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea and Manchester United are considering a move for Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.

According to 90min, the American is of interest to the Premier League giants as an alternative to Jonathan Clauss.

The £8m Frenchman is said to prefer a move to Marseille.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal back in for Arthur

Sunday 17 July 2022 19:23 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal and Barcelona are the options for Juventus midfielder Arthur as he looks to leave the Turin outfit.

Talks between the Gunners and the Brazilian could escalate in the coming days, so say TMW, with the club’s attention to Arthur reportedly growing.

A sensational return to Barcelona is also on the cards, potentially even involving Memphis Depay going the other direction.

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Depay told he’s surplus to requirements

Sunday 17 July 2022 18:59 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona have told Memphis Depay he is free to leave the club.

After the arrivals of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, the Blaugrana have met with Depay’s entourage to explain his bit-part status within the squad.

Tottenham have previously been linked with the striker, who is valued at £17m.

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Chelsea winning Kounde race

Sunday 17 July 2022 18:33 , Marc Mayo

Spanish journalist Manu Sainz claims Chelsea are closing in on Jules Kounde.

Barcelona boss Xavi has been in contact with the Sevilla defender amid talk of a £51m deal.

But it is claimed that the Blues will win the race with an agreement to be sealed in the coming days.

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West Ham change approach for Broja

Sunday 17 July 2022 18:04 , Marc Mayo

West Ham have submitted a loan offer to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea.

Amid reports of a £25m bid plus Thomas Tuchel’s decision not to sell the young striker, the Hammers have changed tack.

The Mail report on the loan bid while West Ham continue to press for Gianluca Scamacca of Sassuolo alongside the move.

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Not everyone is sad to see Lewandowski leave the Bundesliga!

Sunday 17 July 2022 17:47 , Marc Mayo

Sane enters Arsenal’s radar

Sunday 17 July 2022 17:30 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal will have to stump up £64m to sign Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane.

Bild claim the Gunners are not yet done with signings attackers this summer, having landed Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

Ahead of Oleksandr Zinchenko also arriving from the Premier League champions, former City star Sane has entered their radar.

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Milan move forward in Tanganga plan

Sunday 17 July 2022 17:07 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham have received contact from AC Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara over a deal for Japhet Tanganga.

The Rossoneri want to turn the defender into their next Fikayo Tomori with a loan deal offered.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports on the Italians waiting to hear on Spurs’ interest in sending Tanganga to the San Siro.

 (PA)
(PA)

Napoli consider Kepa loan bid

Sunday 17 July 2022 16:40 , Marc Mayo

Napoli have enquired about a loan move for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea are reportedly happy to let the goalkeeper leave but the Spaniard’s high wages would prove a stumbling block, and a sale is preferred, say La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Armando Broja is also on the Napoli radar but Thomas Tuchel insisted yesterday the striker is not for sale.

 (PA)
(PA)

PSG eye Kimpembe replacement

Sunday 17 July 2022 16:14 , Marc Mayo

Paris Saint-Germain have identified Sporting CP defender Goncalo Inacio as a potential replacement for Presnel Kimpembe.

The France defender is in talks to move to Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel looks to continue his summer business.

Inacio, 20, has been one of Portuguese football’s bright lights in recent years and was linked with Manchester United earlier in the window.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Newcastle weigh up Toney bid

Sunday 17 July 2022 16:02 , Alex Young

Newcastle are weighing up a £30m bid for Brentford striker Ivan Toney, claims The Sun.

Toney spent three seasons with the club between 2015 and 2018 but made just four appearances.

Brentford are not looking to sell but £30m, it is believed, could be too good an offer to reject.

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Spurs not in for Kim Min-jae

Sunday 17 July 2022 15:38 , Alex Young

There is "no truth" in reports linking Tottenham with defender Kim Min-jae, according to reports in South Korea.

Journalist Sungmo Lee says, to date, there have been no discussions over a move.

Martinez fee and contract

Sunday 17 July 2022 15:18 , Alex Young

Manchester United will pay €57.37million (£48.84m), with a further €10m (£8.51m) in performance-related add-ons. Martinez will sign a five-year deal, with the option of a further year.

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Done deal! United to sign Martinez

Sunday 17 July 2022 15:05 , Alex Young

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Ajax to sign Lisandro Martinez.

Arsenal had made the Argentina international their key defensive target but it is United who the player picked.

Read more here.

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Chelsea in the mix for Clauss

Sunday 17 July 2022 14:43 , Alex Young

Chelsea are among a ground of clubs tracking Lens wing-back Jonathan Clauss, according to 90min.

The Blues face competition from Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Marseille want the 29-year-old, who scored five goals and provided 11 assists last season.

Marseille are leading the race.

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Bellingham Jr signs first deal

Sunday 17 July 2022 14:25 , Alex Young

Jobe Bellingham, the younger brother of England and Borssia Dortmund midfielder Jude, has signed his first professional deal at Birmingham City.

Jobe, 16, will see his contract come into effect on his 17th birthday in September.

More on Depay

Sunday 17 July 2022 13:40 , Alex Young

More on Memphis Depay from Fabrizio Romano. Barcelona happy for him to stay but open to selling.

Spurs ask for Depay talks

Sunday 17 July 2022 13:20 , Alex Young

As summer signing no.6 is set to be announced, could Spurs make Memphis Depay their seventh of the window?

Sport claim Spurs have asked Barcelona to speak to Depay over a £15million move. Barca are happy for talks to start but would want closer to £18m.

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Spence to be announced tomorrow

Sunday 17 July 2022 13:05 , Alex Young

Djed Spence’s move to Tottenham is likely to be announced on Monday, according to football.london.

The defender has completed his medical and conducted his first interviews with the club, so just the final bits of paperwork are to be confirmed.

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(The FA via Getty Images)

Chelsea target wants to join Bayern

Sunday 17 July 2022 12:49 , Alex Young

Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Bayern Munich, according to club CEO Oliver Kahn.

"We had talks and the player wants to come to FC Bayern,' Kahn told Bild.

"We'll have more discussions and then see how it goes."

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Sunday 17 July 2022 12:37 , Alex Young

Former West Ham youngster Sonny Perkins is set to join Leeds.

Sanchez staying at Spurs

Sunday 17 July 2022 12:21 , Alex Young

Davinson Sanchez is not looking to leave Tottenham this summer.

He told reporters: "​​Every summer it’s been the same. This is my sixth season here.

“Of course, we are focusing on the team and what the season means for this club. And, of course, there are always possibilities but the Premier League is the best league in the world and you have to be part of it if you want to compete against the best players.”

On Spurs summer transfers, he added: “The squad level is going to increase for sure. Competing, challenging with my team-mates always increases the healthy competition in the squad.

“We’re looking for that, not only in my position, but we have at least two players for each position which is good.”

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Zinchenko could be ‘signing of the summer'

Sunday 17 July 2022 12:09 , Alex Young

Darren Ambrose is very impressed by Arsenal's move for Oleksandr Zinchenko.

He said: “I think this could be one of the signings of the summer and I don’t like to say that because I’m a Spurs supporter. “£30million for Zinchenko, [Kieran] Tierney has his issues with injury so he’s more than adequate cover, but I think he’ll be going into midfield and I think it improves Arsenal’s midfield.

“When you watch him for Ukraine he plays in midfield, he gives you that bite, he’s clearly a leader as well, he’s clearly a good character.

“Mikel Arteta knows him from Manchester City so they’ve got a good relationship, Gabriel Jesus is already there.

“City and Arsenal have now got that relationship. City are not bothered about Arsenal at the moment so they’re sending them players for half decent prices as well.

“£30million in today’s climate is a good price for a player I feel will go straight into Arsenal’s first team.”

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

West Ham close in on Broja loan

Sunday 17 July 2022 11:25 , Alex Young

West Ham are closing in on a loan move for Armando Broja, reports the Mail.

Chelsea do not want to sell the Albanian as they have hopes he is good enough for the first team in the future, so are open to another temporary move away.

West Ham are leading the race to take on Broja for the season, and could then attempt to negotiate a permanent move next summer.

Armando Broja linked up with the Chelsea squad out in the USA. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Armando Broja linked up with the Chelsea squad out in the USA. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Kahn on Kane interest

Sunday 17 July 2022 11:18 , Alex Young

Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has addressed the club's interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Bayern have been credited with interest this summer having lost Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, but Kahn was coy when asked if the German giants could make a move this summer or next.

"He is under contract at Tottenham," he told Bild. "Sure, he is an absolute top striker, but that's all a dream of the future.

Read more here.

Tottenham ended their South Korea tour with a draw against Sevilla. (Getty Images)
Tottenham ended their South Korea tour with a draw against Sevilla. (Getty Images)

Chelsea failed to hijack Jesus move

Sunday 17 July 2022 10:43 , Alex Young

Chelsea failed in a late bid to hijack Arsenal's move for Gabriel Jesus, according to the player's agent.

Standard Sport understands Jesus was in the middle of a three-way transfer tussle between Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Read more here.

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Tottenham in battle to sign Memphis Depay

Sunday 17 July 2022 10:09 , Alex Young

Antonio Conte is keen on adding another forward to his ranks, despite the arrival of Richarlison.

While James Maddison has also been linked, Spurs are reportedly keen on Memphis Depay.

With Barcelona bringing in Raphinha and closing in on Robert Lewandowski, the Dutchman has reportedly emerged as a target.

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Arsenal reject Fulham’s LLeno bid

Sunday 17 July 2022 09:50 , Alex Young

Following the signing of Matt Turner, Bernd Leno has been widely expected to leave Arsenal this summer and Fulham are casting keen eyes in his direction.

Still, according to CBS Sports, the west London side have failed in a £10m bid with the Gunners wanting closer to £15m.

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How could Arsenal line up with Zinchenko?

Sunday 17 July 2022 09:43 , Alex Young

Arsenal are on the verge of sealing a £30m deal for Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Mikel Arteta will not be short of options to use the Ukrainian.

Read the full story.

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Chelsea in Kimpembe talks

Sunday 17 July 2022 09:21 , Alex Young

Chelsea are in negotiations with PSG over Presnel Kimpembe but there remains in gap in valuations between the clubs.

Here’s the latest from Fabrizio Romano.

Spurs to announce Spence

Sunday 17 July 2022 09:18 , Alex Young

Tottenham are set to confirm Djed Spence’s arrival at the club imminently.

On Friday, the wing-back underwent his medical with the Mail highlighting the club even carrying out the first interview with the player.

Spurs will pay £12.5m for Spence in a deal rising to £20m through add-ons.

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Chelsea back in for Kounde

Sunday 17 July 2022 09:12 , Alex Young

Chelsea face another transfer battle with Barcelona after reigniting their interest in Jules Kounde, reports the Times.

After beating the Blues to Raphinha and then signing Robert Lewandowski, the Catalan giants are now looking to bolster their defence.

Marca report on Sevilla wanting £51m for the defender who is also once again a Chelsea target after missing out on Nathan Ake.

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ICYMI: Spurs ready to spend big on Maddison

Sunday 17 July 2022 09:03 , Alex Young

Tottenham are finally closing in on the signing of Djed Spence and now Antonio Conte is looking to his seventh summer arrival.

The Italian is open to the idea of signing another creative attacking player, having previously been linked with Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo.

According to FA Registered Intermediary Paul O Keefe, the club are ‘very seriously’ considering a move for Leicester City’s James Maddison.

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(PA)

ICYMI: Arsenal out to make up Zinchenko fee

Sunday 17 July 2022 09:00 , Alex Young

Arsenal are determined to bank £15m for Bernd Leno, effectively already making up half of Oleksandr Zinchenko’s fee before the Ukrainian arrives.

Talks are ongoing between the Gunners and Fulham over the German goalkeeper, after a £10m bid was rejected.

And football.london have pointed out that Zinchenko’s £30m price could be halved, in real terms, if fringe player Leno can be flogged in the same week.

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

Top story: Zinchenko set for Arsenal

Saturday 16 July 2022 23:46 , Marc Mayo

Oleksandr Zinchenko is nearing a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners have reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Manchester City for a £30million move.

Mikel Arteta worked with Zinchenko at City and a reunion is not far off, with the deal potentially progressing after Arsenal’s match in the United States overnight.

And you can follow that game LIVE!

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

Bassey set for £20m move

Saturday 16 July 2022 23:34 , Marc Mayo

West Ham, Aston Villa and Brighton are among the many clubs who will miss out on Calvin Bassey.

That is because the Rangers and Nigeria defender is off to Ajax, according to The Athletic.

The Dutch club, set to sell Lisandro Martinez to Manchester United, appear to have their replacement for £20m.

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Broja latest

Saturday 16 July 2022 23:19 , Marc Mayo

West Ham have offered £25m for Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

The Hammers’ need for a new striker was exposed in their 1-1 friendly draw with Reading earlier today.

And The Guardian report on a bid for the Albanian featuring an additional £5m in bonuses, with Broja out in the United States on Chelsea’s tour.

Thomas Tuchel said ahead of tonight’s friendly with Club America: “Armando is our player first of all and we have, at the moment, no interest in selling him.”

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(REUTERS)

Fiorentina eye swoop for Spurs man

Saturday 16 July 2022 22:57 , Marc Mayo

Giovani Lo Celso is keen on a move to Fiorentina.

La Nazione report on talks over a loan switch which would feature a purchase option for the Italian club.

Tottenham are ready to deal the player after he failed to impress Antonio Conte.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Koulibaly settles into life at Chelsea

Saturday 16 July 2022 22:42 , Marc Mayo

Saliba sets out Arsenal stall

Saturday 16 July 2022 22:28 , Marc Mayo

William Saliba will ask to leave Arsenal unless he can be guaranteed first-team football by Mikel Arteta.

Hopes of reaching France’s World Cup squad have impacted Saliba’s demands, with the Independent claiming he will not sign a contract extension past 2024.

Atletico Madrid and Marseille, where Saliba spent last season on loan, are keen.

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Spurs carry out Spence interviews for unveiling

Saturday 16 July 2022 22:21 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham are set to confirm Djed Spence’s arrival at the club imminently.

On Friday, the wing-back underwent his medical with the Mail highlighting the club even carrying out the first interview with the player.

Spurs will pay £12.5m for Spence in a deal rising to £20m through add-ons.

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(The FA via Getty Images)

How could Arsenal line up with Zinchenko?

Saturday 16 July 2022 21:28 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are on the verge of sealing a £30m deal for Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Mikel Arteta will not be short of options to use the Ukrainian.

Read the full story.

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

Pepe wanted for Arsenal exit

Saturday 16 July 2022 21:01 , Marc Mayo

A host of clubs are keen on signing Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe.

Leeds, Marseille, Lyon and Sevilla are reportedly in the mix, according to the Mail.

Sevilla would want Pepe to take a pay cut to seal a deal at a fee of merely £15m, it is claimed.

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Aurier considered for Premier League return

Saturday 16 July 2022 20:32 , Marc Mayo

Fulham could move for former Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier.

Villarreal released the Ivorian at the end of last season and L’Equipe claim the Cottagers and Atletico Madrid are considering a deal.

Galatasaray are frontrunners however, and said to be in advanced talks with Aurier over a move to Turkey.

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)

Arsenal out to make up Zinchenko fee

Saturday 16 July 2022 20:08 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are determined to bank £15m for Bernd Leno, effectively already making up half of Oleksandr Zinchenko’s fee before the Ukrainian arrives.

Talks are ongoing between the Gunners and Fulham over the German goalkeeper, after a £10m bid was rejected.

And football.london have pointed out that Zinchenko’s £30m price could be halved, in real terms, if fringe player Leno can be flogged in the same week.

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(Getty Images)

Done deal!

Saturday 16 July 2022 19:40 , Marc Mayo

PSG snap up striker Hugo Ekitike from Reims on an initial loan deal.

Barcelona turn to Kounde

Saturday 16 July 2022 19:31 , Marc Mayo

After signing Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona are turning their attention to Jules Kounde.

Marca report on Sevilla wanting £51m for the defender who is also once again a Chelsea target.

Meanwhile, Barcelona remain keen on deals for Blues duo Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta as Sevilla look to bank serious cash for Kounde.

 (AP)
(AP)

PSG coach reveals reaction to Chelsea’s Kimpembe interest

Saturday 16 July 2022 19:08 , Marc Mayo

New Paris Saint-Germain boss Christophe Galtier claims he laughed off news of Chelsea’s interest in Presenl Kimpembe - but cannot rule out a sale to the Blues.

Thomas Tuchel’s side remain keen on a new central defender despite signing Kalidou Koulibaly for £33million, having lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen earlier in the summer.

PSG reportedly want around £50m for France international Kimpembe and Les Parisiens’ coach has cheekily stated that he was surprised by the news.

Galtier told L’Equipe: “I’ve read everything that has been said about Kimpembe. We even laughed about it together!”

Read the full story.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Boehly on Koulibaly

Saturday 16 July 2022 18:44 , Marc Mayo

Todd Boehly has given his reaction to Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly to bolster their defence.

The Blues co-owner said: “Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the world’s elite defenders and we are delighted to be welcoming him to Chelsea.

“A great leader and an exemplary team player, Kalidou brings a wealth of experience and attributes that will benefit our squad and the club as a whole.”

Kalidou Koulibaly has completed his move to Chelsea. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Kalidou Koulibaly has completed his move to Chelsea. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Lewandowski’s first words since Barcelona switch confirmed

Saturday 16 July 2022 18:25 , Marc Mayo

Robert Lewandowski tells reporters he’s “very” happy to have signed for Barcelona.

The Polish striker’s desired summer move has come off after weeks of talks between the Catalans and Bayern Munich.

Chelsea not keen on Dybala

Saturday 16 July 2022 17:44 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign Paulo Dybala.

The 28-year-old is yet to find a new club after leaving Juventus at the end of last season, with Roma and Napoli among those linked with a free transfer.

The Guardian reports that Chelsea were offered Dybala but opted not to pursue the move.

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Done deal!

Saturday 16 July 2022 17:21 , Matt Verri

Conte: Lucas a good wing-back option

Saturday 16 July 2022 17:00 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte believes Lucas Moura could prove a useful option at wing-back for Tottenham this season.

With Djed Spence’s move to the club effectively done, it’s a position that Tottenham have already have strength in depth in, though Conte has hinted Lucas may get more opportunities in the future.

There has been talk that Lucas may leave the club this summer, but that certainly looks unlikely now.

“I spoke with Lucas and I think that this will be a good option for me,” Conte said.

“In the past I converted Perisic in that position. [Victor] Moses was the same. [Antonio] Candreva was the same. Before a winger and then to become a wing-back. For sure he has great quality Lucas and I think this could be a good option.”

Read the full story!

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Martinez big-money move effectively done

Saturday 16 July 2022 16:34 , Matt Verri

We should be getting confirmaton of Lisandro Martinez’s move to Manchester United in the coming days.

Telesport report that the fee is €54m guaranteed plus €10m in add-ons, with Martinez set to be the third signing of the Erik ten Hag era.

United have been linked with seemingly the entire Ajax squad since Ten Hag took charge - one of them is now actually going to make the move.

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Zinchenko fee agreed

Saturday 16 July 2022 16:10 , Matt Verri

Arsenal and Manchester City have now agreed a deal over the transfer of Oleksandr Zinchenko.

A £30million deal is nearing completion, according to Fabrizio Romano, with just personal terms left to be sorted.

That is not expected to be a problem, as Zinchenko looks set to join Gabriel Jesus in leaving City to join Arsenal.

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William Saliba opens up on Arsenal plans

Saturday 16 July 2022 15:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

William Saliba is determined to fight for his place in the Arsenal first team as he looks to finally make his mark in north London.

The centre-back signed for the Gunners three years ago but since then has been back in France for various loan spells, bringing into doubt whether he had a long-term future at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta.

Despite that time away, and rumours of a potential permament move to Marseille, Saliba has made it clear this summer that he wants to return to Arsenal and try and force his way into Arteta’s plans.

You can read the full story here!

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Bernd Leno: Arsenal reject Fulham offer

Saturday 16 July 2022 15:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Following the signing of Matt Turner, Bernd Leno has been widely expected to leave Arsenal this summer and Fulham are casting keen eyes in his direction.

Still, according to CBS Sports, the west London side have failed in a £10m bid.

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Lisandro Martinez: Deal close

Saturday 16 July 2022 15:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

More good news for Man United fans as the club close in on their third signing of the summer...

No Bayern interest in Ronaldo

Saturday 16 July 2022 15:05 , Matt Verri

Bayern Munich director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed the German side will not be making a move for Cristiano Ronaldo as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

“I have a lot of respect for Cristiano Ronaldo, his successes and his career,” Salihamidzic told Sport.

“But once again: that was, and is, not a topic for us.”

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Saturday 16 July 2022 14:30 , Matt Verri

Serge Gnabry has signed a new four-year contract at Bayern Munich.

The winger was entering the final 12 months of his contract at the club, leading to rumours that he could leave this summer. Chelsea and Arsenal were put forward as potential destinations.

However, Gnabry has extended his deal at Bayern to put any such speculation to bed.

The saga continues!

Saturday 16 July 2022 14:03 , Matt Verri

Barcelona are keen to sell Frenkie de Jong, Manchester United are desperate to buy Frenkie de Jong, Frenkie de Jong wants to be paid his deferred wages in full.

A mess. It’s not getting any clearer either - Barcelona have named the Dutchman in their squad flying out on pre-season tour to the United States.

Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona confirmed

Saturday 16 July 2022 13:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lisandro Martinez arrives in England

Saturday 16 July 2022 12:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

The PA understand Lisandro Martinez has arrived in England ahead of his move to Manchester United.

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PSG react to Kimpembe transfer talk

Saturday 16 July 2022 12:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Not going to be easy for Chelsea..

Robert Lewandowski says goodbye to Bayern Munich

Saturday 16 July 2022 11:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

The end of an area...

Arsenal interested in Moussa Diaby

Saturday 16 July 2022 11:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Happy as Mikel Arteta may be, the fact Arsenal tried to sign Raphinha this summer would suggest he’s looking at yet more additions to his frontline.

According to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, the Gunners are tracking a move for Bayer Leverkusen forward Moussa Diaby.

“Diaby is probably on the list of a number of top clubs who are looking at attacking wingers this summer, and I’m sure Arsenal are no different.”

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Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal’s transfer business

Saturday 16 July 2022 11:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

While Arsenal are expected to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko soon, Mikel Arteta is already happy with his lot this summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Gunners boss said: “I really like the energy around the group.”

Mikel Arteta continues to try and add to his Arsenal squad while away in the US. (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mikel Arteta continues to try and add to his Arsenal squad while away in the US. (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

West Ham bid for TWO players

Saturday 16 July 2022 11:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fabrizio Romano with the latest...

Presnel Kimpbele close to Chelsea move

Saturday 16 July 2022 10:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

With on defender already signed, Chelsea appear to be closing in on another.

Portuguese outlet O Jogo claim a deal to bring PSG star Presnel Kimpembe to Stamford Bridge is now “close” as the French giants look for other options themselves.

Thomas Tuchel worked with the 2018 World Cup winner in the French capital and is keen on a reunion.

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Frenkie De Jong update

Saturday 16 July 2022 10:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bad news, Manchester United fans!

Despite agreeing a deal with Barcelona to sign Frenkie De Jong, the Dutchman has been included in their squad for a tour of the US.

Tottenham in battle to sign Memphis Depay

Saturday 16 July 2022 10:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Antonio Conte is keen on adding another forward to his ranks, despite the arrival of Richarlison.

While James Maddison has also been linked, Spurs are reportedly keen on Memphis Depay.

With Barcelona bringing in Raphinha and closing in on Robert Lewandowski, the Dutchman has reportedly emerged as a target.

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Wolves enter race for Jonathan Clauss

Saturday 16 July 2022 10:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

With Manchester United and Chelsea battling it out to sign Lens right-back Jonathan Clauss, Wolves could offer the Frenchman an alternative.

The Old Gold could promise the French international much more in the way of regular first-team football, according to the Daily Mail.

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Fulham eye Serge Aurier move

Saturday 16 July 2022 09:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Certainly an entertaining figure during his time at Tottenham, it would be interesting to see Serge Aurier back in the Premier League.

According to RMC Sport, Fulham think so too and are considering offering the Ivorian a deal now he is out of contract.

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ICYMI - Chelsea announce Kalidou Koulibaly deal

Saturday 16 July 2022 09:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Announced far too early in the morning for a UK audience to consume, Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly.

You can read the full story here!

Kalidou Koulibaly has completed his move to Chelsea. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Kalidou Koulibaly has completed his move to Chelsea. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Lisandro Martinez close to Man United move

Saturday 16 July 2022 09:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is in England to finalise his move to Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag’s rebuild is beginning to pick up pace, with the acquisition of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia complemented by the confirmation of Christian Eriksen’s arrival on Friday.

The Denmark international signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford on the same day that Martinez flew to Manchester with his agent to complete his move.

Arsenal had been interested in the Argentina international, who is now set to swap Ajax for United for a fee in the region of 55million dollars (£46.75million).

Martinez, who is reportedly set to sign a five-year deal, will now undergo a medical in Manchester and complete the requisite visa processes.

The PA news agency understands confirmation of the deal could take a few days and that the defender is not expected fly to Australia for their final two pre-season friendlies.

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Armando Broja: Chelsea rule out sale despite West Ham offer

Saturday 16 July 2022 09:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea are ready to block West Ham’s £30million bid for Chelsea’s young striker Armando Broja.

The 20-year-old is with his parent club in Las Vegas ahead of a game against Club America despite intense transfer interest that has also seen an offer come in from Frank Lampard’s Everton.

The Hammers appear to be frontrunners despite other interest from Newcastle, Napoli and AC Milan among other interested clubs.

Read the full story here!

Armando Broja linked up with the Chelsea squad out in the USA. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Armando Broja linked up with the Chelsea squad out in the USA. (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Robert Lewandowski: Barcelona set to sign Bayern Munich star

Saturday 16 July 2022 08:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Barcelona are set to sign Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich after the clubs reached an agreement in principle for his transfer, a person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press.

The person, who spoke under anonymity because he was not allowed to speak publicly about the deal, said that the official confirmation of the deal could come on Saturday.

Spanish media reports that the transfer would cost Barcelona some 50 million euros ($50.4 million).

The 33-year-old Lewandowski, one of soccer’s most prolific scorers of the past decade, would greatly boost Barcelona’s chances of rebuilding a competitive side after winning nothing last season following the departure of Lionel Messi.

Lewandowski scored 312 goals in 384 Bundesliga games for Bayern and previous club Borussia Dortmund. He hit 35 goals in 34 appearances last season to become the Bundesliga’s leading scorer for the fifth season in a row, and the seventh time overall.

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Tottenham ‘very seriously’ considering James Maddison move

Saturday 16 July 2022 08:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

While Tottenham are finally closing in on the signing of Djed Spence, Antonio Conte wants further additions.

The Italian is open to the idea of signing another creative attacking player, having previously been linked with Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo.

According to FA Registered Intermediary Paul O Keefe, the club are ‘very seriously’ considering a move for Leicester City’s James Maddison.

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Jules Kounde: Barcelona to battle Chelsea for Sevilla star

Saturday 16 July 2022 08:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

With Manchester City deciding to keep Nathan Ake, Chelsea have had to turn attentions back to Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

The French international has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and once again became a leading target with Ake now not for sale.

Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, however, has revealed Barcelona are now focusing on the Frenchman.

The Catalan giants have already beaten the Blues to the signing of Raphinha this summer and will look to do so again.

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Arsenal reach agreement to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko

Saturday 16 July 2022 08:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s happening, Arsenal fans!

Having missed out on the signing of Lisandro Martinez, Arsenal turned their attentions to Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, who of course worked with Mikel Arteta during his days there.

Well, according to Fabrizio Romano, that has been a successful pursuit...

ICYMI - Zinchenko nearing Arsenal move

Saturday 16 July 2022 07:00 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are reportedly now discussing personal terms with Oleksandr Zinchenko.

An agreement with Manchester City is close and Mikel Arteta wants the dead wrapped up swiftly, so negotiations are continuing with Zinchenko according to Fabrizio Romano.

Should the deal be completed, he would follow Gabriel Jesus in making the move from Manchester to north London.

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Martinez to Man United almost done

Saturday 16 July 2022 06:30 , Matt Verri

Manchester United are close to sealing their third signing of the Erik ten Hag.

With Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen already brought in this window, Ten Hag is set to be reunited with Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.

It’s reported that he flew in on Friday to sign the contract and complete the deal for a fee in the region of £45m.

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Chelsea set to snap up Arsenal teenager

Saturday 16 July 2022 06:00 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are set to sign Arsenal’s talented attacker Omari Hutchinson for the club’s academy teams, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 18-year-old winger is a coup for the Blues who have ambitious plans to strengthen their youth team, alongside their first team this summer.

They beat a host of clubs to his signature and poach a talent that the Gunners tried to keep in north London. Academy manager Neil Bath wants a better Under-23s team than last season after Chelsea were almost relegated last season - surviving through a last minute goal in the final game against Tottenham.

The west Londoners have also renewed the contract of Bashir Humphreys until 2024, with an option for an extra year. The young defender recently won the Under-19s European Championships with England.

Read the full story!

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Lewandowski off to Barcelona

Saturday 16 July 2022 05:30 , Matt Verri

Barcelona’s extraordinary summer business continues.

After moving for Raphinha, and reportedly telling Frenkie de Jong to leave without paying his deferred wages in full, the La Liga side have now found the money for Robert Lewandowski.

Who knows how they’re paying for it, but Fabrizio Romano reports that Bayern Munich have accepted the bid from Barcelona and the move will now be wrapped up quickly.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

West Ham back in for Onana

Friday 15 July 2022 22:32 , Matt Verri

West Ham have reportedly come back in with an improved offer for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.

A bid of €38m plus add-ons has been submitted, according to Sky Sports, and it’s believed the Ligue 1 club are seriously considering the offer.

David Moyes is looking to beef up his squad heading into the new season, as they prepare for another campaign of European football.

Mahrez reacts to signing new Man City contract

Friday 15 July 2022 21:45 , Matt Verri

“I am very happy to extend my contract here and to stay and see my future here.

“It was the only club I was seeing my future with and I am very happy.

I think I am [playing my best football]. I have more experience and more games and know how to manage my games.”

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal closing in on Zinchenko

Friday 15 July 2022 21:00 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are reportedly now discussing personal terms with Oleksandr Zinchenko.

An agreement with Manchester City is close and Mikel Arteta wants the dead wrapped up swiftly, so negotiations are continuing with Zinchenko according to Fabrizio Romano.

Should the deal be completed, he would follow Gabriel Jesus in making the move from Manchester to north London.

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