West Ham are “disappointed” with the representatives of academy forward Sonny Perkins after confirming the teenager’s departure and say they “strongly believe” an approach from a rival club led him to push for an exit. Perkins has rejected multiple offers of a professional contract at the London Stadium, and though West Ham will be entitled to compensation from the 18-year-old’s next club, the Hammers are furious with the situation. The Hammers have not confirmed whether they will be making a formal complaint but in a strong statement said they “believe the rules and structures in place at the Football Association and Premier League should be upheld at all times”.
Incoming Arsenal signing Gabriel Jesus will score more goals than new Tottenham forward Richarlison. Both teams were interested in both players, with Spurs withdrawing their interest in Jesus and Richarlison reportedly opting against joining Arsenal. Richarlison has joined Spurs in a deal worth up to £60million, while Jesus is set to be announced as a £45m Gunners signing.
Defending champion Max Verstappen looks to be running away with the 2022 Formula One championship. Another win in Montreal - his fifth in six races - extended his lead to 46 points over team-mate Sergio Perez and 49 over Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
Gabriel Jesus is relishing the prospect of being Arsenal’s No9 and has told fans: “I’ve come to score goals”. Jesus completed his £45million move to Arsenal this morning from Manchester City, signing a five-year contract at Emirates Stadium. During his five years with City, and particularly last season, the Brazilian often operated out wide, but he is ready to lead the line for Arsenal.
Tyrell Malacia has revealed he vowed to one day return to Manchester United after playing against the club in a youth tournament with Feyenoord. The left-back is expected to join Erik Ten Hag’s rebuild at Old Trafford after a slow summer for the club on the transfer front, potentially becoming the first of a number of signings this summer. Reports suggest both Frenkie De Jong and Christian Eriksen could soon join the club as doubts over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo grow.