Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all trying hard to get more high-profile new signings over the line as the summer transfer window continues to make headlines. The Gunners remain in pursuit of Lisandro Martinez after deals for Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira and want to strengthen their midfield further with Youri Tielemans and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Chelsea have yet to complete a transfer under Todd Boehly and are pushing to sign Nathan Ake and Matthijs de Ligt, though may lose out on the latter to Bayern Munich. The Blues are also reportedly eyeing Bayern’s French defender Benjamin Pavard and also want to wrap up a deal for Raheem Sterling before they fly to the USA for a pre-season tour, having also considered wantaway Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tottenham also want more new recruits before the weekend, with Clement Lenglet said to have undergone a medical ahead of his loan switch from Barcelona. Spurs are still being linked with the likes of Pau Torres and Memphis Depay. Follow all the latest transfer news and rumours below!
Richarlison backed for Tottenham success
While Tottenham’s ambitious move for Richarlison is broadly seen as a positive heading into the new season, there has been some doubt as to where the £60m star would feature.
Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski form one of the most prolific frontlines in Europe and ousting any of those could prove difficult.
Speaking to Betfair, however, Brazilian legend Rivaldo has backed his compatriot.
“I believe this is a great transfer for him as it will allow him to play for a top club in the Premier League and also compete in the Champions League in 2022-23,” he said.
“Furthermore, he might form a fantastic trio with Son and Harry Kane in attack. So, I think it is a great move for him and I’m anxious to start watching him play at a club with big ambitions for next season under Antonio Conte.”
Youri Tielemans: Arsenal still in ‘contact’ with Leicester City midfielder
Fresh from signing Gabriel Jesus, business is not over at Arsenal.
Keen on making that final step back into the Champions League, Mikel Arteta is eyeing more additions.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Fabrizio Romano has revealed Arsenal remain in talks with Youri Tielemans over a potential summer transfer.
“Arsenal are still in contact with his agent,” he said
“Arsenal are still exploring this possibility for Youri Tielemans, but there has still not been an official bid to Leicester.”
Jesse Lingard close to West Ham move
The Daily Mail claim Jesse Lingard is close to sealing a return to West Ham.
Now a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of his contract, the 29-year-old has also been linked with the likes of Everton and Tottenham.
With one eye on making the England squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Lingard has reportedly made his decision. A return to West Ham it is.
Arsenal and Manchester United battle for Paulo Dybala
TYC Sports claim Arsenal and Manchester United remain alert to Paulo Dybala’s situation.
Inter Milan, who had been expected to sign the Argentine, are thought to have put his potential signing on hold after bringing Romelu Lukaku back from Chelsea.
Now, the two Premier League giants are reportedly moving into position.
Tottenham make Depay move
Speaking of Tottenham, the club are being heavily linked with a potential swoop for Memphis Depay.
Catalan publication Sport suggest that the Dutch international is surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou under Xavi and is available for a cut-price fee of £17m this summer.
They add that Spurs are among the parties interested in former Manchester United forward Depay, having already lodged an enquiry with a view to submitting a possible bid for his services.
Tottenham still want Torres with Lenglet close
Tottenham are also on the hunt for new defensive recruits.
Reports suggest the loan deal for Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet is all but done, with only the finer details to be wrapped up.
However, that does not appear to have ruled out a potential switch for another LaLiga defender in Pau Torres.
The Daily Mirror suggest that the Villarreal defender remains a target for Tottenham, with Antonio Conte keen for two left-sided centre-backs this summer.
Martinez in Arsenal transfer plea
Arsenal remain firmly on the trail of Lisandro Martinez.
The Argentine centre-back appears to remain Mikel Arteta’s top defensive target after he bolstered his midfield and attack respectively with deals for Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus.
However, they face a fierce transfer battle with Manchester United, who want to reunite the Ajax star with former manager Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
The Daily Mirror now report that Martinez has made a fresh plea to be allowed to leave the Eredivisie giants this summer and move to the Premier League.
They add that Arsenal have made three separate attempts to land the 24-year-old already in recent weeks and remain optimistic of getting their man.
Ronaldo given indefinite leave by Man United
Sticking on the Cristiano Ronaldo theme for a moment, it appears his return to Manchester United is not happening anytime soon.
Ronaldo was given permission to skip pre-season training at Carrington on Monday for family reasons.
Now The Telegraph report that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been given indefinite leave by United and are unsure when exactly he will be back.
Ronaldo offered to Barcelona amid Chelsea links
Another update on the Cristiano Ronaldo front this morning.
The Portuguese superstar has demanded to leave Manchester United this summer amid doubts over the club’s transfer business and ability to compete for top honours.
Chelsea are said to be considering a sensational deal for Ronaldo, with the likes of Roma, Sporting Lisbon, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain also linked.
However, Spanish outlet AS now claim that the 37-year-old has been offered to Barcelona by agent Jorge Mendes during a meeting with club president Joan Laporta.
That will go down well with Real Madrid fans…
Raphinha may wait until January to make Barcelona move
Chelsea are waiting on an answer from Raphinha in their £55m bid for the Leeds winger.
The Brazilian wants a move to Barcelona, so say the Telegraph, and has reportedly been told to wait until January as the LaLiga giants struggle to find the cash to pay for him.
Personal terms have been agreed between Chelsea and Raphinha yet the Blues may grow impatient.