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Transfer news – LIVE!

With the focus now back on club football after the conclusion of Euro 2024 and the Copa America respectively, expect transfer talk to go into overdrive. Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has confirmed, are likely to be busy this summer and are closing in on the signing of Ajax goalkeeper Tommy Setford. There could, however, be more of a statement signing in the offing too, with the Gunners reportedly handed a boost in their pursuit of Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyokeres.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have already been busy this summer but remain on the hunt for a new striker. Now, their attentions are said to have turned to England’s hero of the semi-final in Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins.

Manchester United have already signed Joshua Zirkzee and are said to be keen on a move for Lille’s Leny Yoro, with developments having emerged. Follow the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours including updates on Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal get Viktor Gyokeres boost

  • Chelsea prepare shock Ollie Watkins bid

  • Manchester United make Leny Yoro contract offer

  • Mo Simakan to Liverpool latest

  • Marc Guehi transfer news

Arsenal braced for fresh Emile Smith Rowe bid as Crystal Palace plot move

13:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are braced for fresh bids for Emile Smith Rowe after rejecting an offer from Fulham.

Crystal Palace are also interested in the midfielder and are expected to make an official approach for him.

Arsenal are open to selling Smith Rowe, who has linked up with the Gunners for the start of pre-season but looks set to leave Emirates Stadium this summer.

Read the full story here!

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Man United now told exactly how to seal Leny Yoro transfer

10:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has urged Lille defender Leny Yoro to make the “right decision” and move to Old Trafford this summer.

The Red Devils are one of the teams believed to be interested in the 18-year-old, along with Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Chelsea have also previously considered a move for the teenager but have since signed Tosin Adarabioyo to bolster their defensive options.

Madrid have long been touted as Yoro’s preferred destination but Saha is hopeful United can convince the player to snub overtures from the Spanish capital by offering a higher salary.

Read the full story here!

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Tottenham reject AC Milan bid for Emerson Royal amid Dortmund interest

10:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham have rejected an £8.4m (€10m) bid from AC Milan for defender Emerson Royal, who is valued at closer to £16.8m (€20m).

Milan's offer for the Brazilian, which was submitted both verbally and in writing, was rejected by Spurs and there has been no contact between the clubs since.

Spurs are open to selling the 25-year-old who is not a first-choice under head coach Ange Postecoglou, while Emerson has said he wants regular football to force his way into Brazil's 2026 World Cup squad.

Read the full story here!

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Galatasaray confirm interest in Scott McTominay and Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg

09:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Galatasaray vice-president Ibrahim Hatipoglu has confirmed Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg and Scott McTominay are transfer targets this summer.

The Turkish champions are looking to build on a record-breaking season in which they held off the challenge of arch rivals Fenerbahce by claiming a stunning 102 points.

Fenerbahce have since responded by appointing Jose Mourinho as manager, with the champions now looking to build from a position of strength.

Read the full story here!

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Manchester United plot Jonathan Tah transfer hijack

08:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jonathan Tah might have won the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen but still could leave the club this summer.

Bayern Munich have long been linked but Florian Plettenberg suggests Manchester United could hijack their attempts to sign the German international.

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Ederson agrees to Saudi Arabia move

08:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ederson now looks like the latest big name star to leave the Premier League for Saudi Arabia.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Manchester City goalkeeper has agreed a move to Al Nassr, but the club themselves are yet to strike an agreement with Pep Guardiola’s side.

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Adam Wharton to reject Man City

08:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Another Crystal Palace star in Adam Wharton endured a different kind of Euro 2024, having not featured under Gareth Southgate.

Still, there is huge excitement about the midfielder, who impressed so much after joining Palace in January.

The Sun, however, claim Wharton is ready to reject the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City in order to stay at Palace a while longer.

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Fulham consider improved Emile Smith Rowe bid after Arsenal reject transfer offer

07:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal have rejected a bid from Fulham to sign Emile Smith Rowe.

The Cottagers are considering whether to increase their transfer offer as they look to improve their attack for the new campaign. Crystal Palace have also been linked.

Smith Rowe, 23, only made three Premier League starts for Arsenal in the last campaign after a lengthy spell of injury issues. He is understood to be ready to leave if he can secure first-team football away from north London.

Read the full story here!

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Marc Guehi transfer news

07:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

Marc Guehi was one of few England players who left Euro 2024 with his reputation enhanced, with the Crystal Palace star having emerged as a fine option at international level.

Linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, the Eagles no doubt face a battle to keep him.

Still, according to journalist Ben Jacobs, Palace are confident about keeping Guehi for at least another season.

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Liverpool interested in move for Mo Simakan

07:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool appear keen to strengthen at centre-back this summer as Arne Slot looks to stamp his authority on the squad for his first season in charge.

While Yoro has been linked, Fabrizio Romano claims the Reds are actually eyeing up a move for RB Leipzig star, Mo Simakan.

“It is a rumour we have today from Germany. What I can tell you is that Liverpool – people in charge, people in the board at Liverpool – have been tracking and know very well Mo Simakan,” he told CaughtOffside.

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Man Utd make Leny Yoro contract offer

07:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lille defender Leny Yoro seemingly has his pick of big clubs this summer, with Real Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea all linked with a move.

Still, it could in fact be Manchester United who are accelerating into the lead.

Florian Plettenberg suggests the Red Devils have now offered the teenager a huge five-year contract...

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Chelsea prepare shock Ollie Watkins bid

07:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ollie Watkins did his reputation no harm at Euro 2024, capping off a brilliant season at Premier League level with a stunning late goal against the Netherlands to send England through to the final.

Now, it seems Chelsea could look to bring the former Brentford striker back to west London.

Football Insider claim the Blues are ready to offer Aston Villa some of their players as well as cash for the forward.

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Arsenal handed big boost in pursuit of Viktor Gyokeres

07:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sporting CP star Viktor Gyokeres is perhaps the standout name linked with a move to Arsenal this summer as they bid to bolster their attacking options.

Thus far, the Gunners are yet to formalise their apparent interest but could have been handed a boost.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Napoli have ruled themselves out of the running - perhaps offering Arsenal an easier route to sign the Sweden international.

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Free agent defender on Chelsea and Spurs radar

Monday 15 July 2024 22:31 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in signing Mario Hermoso on a free transfer.

Napoli have been tipped as the favourites to sign the centre-back after his exit from Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer.

But, according to Italian network Radio Punto Nuovo, Chelsea have made contact over a deal while Spurs and Aston Villa are keeping an eye on his situation.

Inter Milan have also been linked with the Spaniard.

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Bayern push for Desire Doue deal

Monday 15 July 2024 21:59 , Marc Mayo

Rennes have slapped a £51m price tag, plus bonuses, on Desire Doue.

The teenage midfielder is attracting interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG while Sky Sports in Germany name Bayern Munich as advancing towards a deal.

Doue is said to be in advanced talks with the German side but a fee still has to be thrashed out after a first offer was rejected.

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Chelsea frustrated by Trevoh Chalobah situation

Monday 15 July 2024 21:28 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are reportedly becoming frustrated with Trevoh Chalobah’s demands if he is to be sold.

TeamTALK name Nottingham Forest, Fulham and Crystal Palace as clubs which have all been rejected by the centre-back, who Chelsea want to cash in on this summer.

Chalobah is said to be waiting for the perfect move and is even happy to remain a fringe player at Stamford Bridge if it doesn’t arrive.

He’s under contract to 2028 and a loan move hasn’t been ruled out, while Spurs are also touted as an interested party.

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Mason Greenwood set to join Marseille

Monday 15 July 2024 20:49 , Marc Mayo

The short saga over Mason Greenwood’s future is nearing its end.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Manchester United striker has given the green light to move to Ligue 1 after being linked with Napoli and Lazio.

Marseille will pay £26.7m for Greenwood with bonuses and a sell-on clause inserted into the deal.

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Fulham consider improved bid after Arsenal reject transfer offer

Monday 15 July 2024 20:10 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have rejected a bid from Fulham to sign Emile Smith Rowe.

The Cottagers are considering whether to increase their transfer offer as they look to improve their attack for the new campaign. Crystal Palace have also been linked.

Smith Rowe, 23, only made three Premier League starts for Arsenal in the last campaign after a lengthy spell of injury issues. He is understood to be ready to leave if he can secure first-team football away from north London.

Read the full story!

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Arsenal attempt to knock down Riccardo Calafiori price tag

Monday 15 July 2024 19:38 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are hoping to lower Riccardo Calafiori’s transfer fee as negotiations with Bologna continue.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claims the Gunners want to use Calafiori’s desire to move to north London as leverage to reduce his club’s demands, which stand at £42m plus bonuses.

Arsenal are happy to reach the £42m figure by adding bonuses onto a lower initial transfer fee, but Bologna reportedly want that number guaranteed - and then some.

It is reported that the Serie A side consider themselves in a position of strength given Calafiori’s contract runs for another three years.

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Done deal!

Monday 15 July 2024 19:05 , Marc Mayo

Lazio have signed Nuno Tavares on loan from Arsenal.

The left-back’s move will be made permanent next summer for a fee in the region of £7m and a sell-on clause thought to be worth around 25 per cent is also part of the deal.

Ollie Watkins keen on Chelsea move

Monday 15 July 2024 17:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ollie Watkins was another of England’s stars at Euro 2024 and could be set to get a huge move away as a result.

According to Football Insider, Chelsea are lining up a major bid for the Aston Villa hitman...

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Ivan Toney wants to join Manchester United

Monday 15 July 2024 16:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ivan Toney was one of England’s heroes in their run to the Euro 2024 final, scoring a penalty against Switzerland in the quarter-finals.

With the Euros now over, it will be fascinating to see what happens next at club level.

Brentford have already admitted he’s likely to be sold and, according to Football Insider, the striker has told friends he wants to join Manchester United.

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West Ham agree to sell £18m Flynn Downes amid interest in Reiss Nelson

Monday 15 July 2024 15:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham have agreed to sell midfielder Flynn Downes to Southampton as part of a deal worth up to £18million.

Downes spent last season on loan with the Saints and played a key role as they secured promotion to the Premier League.

Southampton had made the midfielder a key target this summer and have now agreed a deal worth £18m.

Downes is due to have a medical with the club this week before signing a long-term contract with them.

Read the full story here!

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Sambi Lokonga eyes long-term Sevilla stint after sealing Arsenal exit

Monday 15 July 2024 15:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Albert Sambi Lokonga hopes he will be at Sevilla for “many years” after joining them on loan from Arsenal.

The midfielder joined the Spanish club on Monday, arriving on loan for the upcoming season.

As part of that deal, Sevilla can make the move permanent next summer for around £10million..

Read the full story here!

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Flynn Downes set for Southampton move

Monday 15 July 2024 14:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Southampton could be getting their man.

According to Sky Sports, the Saints have agreed an £18m fee for West Ham midfielder Flynn Downes, who enjoyed a successful loan stint there last season.

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Arsenal consider move for Mikel Merino

Monday 15 July 2024 13:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mikel Merino has lifted the European Championship and could now be on his way back to the Premier League.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are keen on a move for the former Newcastle United midfielder.

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Manchester United accelerate plans to sign Leny Yoro

Monday 15 July 2024 13:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Real Madrid have long been touted as Leny Yoro’s preferred destination all summer but it seems Manchester United are not giving up attempts to sign the Lille defender.

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, the Red Devils have offered the defender a six-year deal...

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Dani Olmo transfer news

Monday 15 July 2024 12:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Another of Spain’s stars of 2024, Dani Olmo has been linked with pretty much every major club going.

Still, according to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are not planning to activate his release clause - said to be worth around £60m - this summer.

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Nico Williams transfer latest

Monday 15 July 2024 12:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

Nico Williams scored in the Euro 2024 final as Spain beat England in Berlin.

One of the stars of the tournament, the Athletic Bilbao winger is attracting a lot of interest.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona are ready to accelerate their plans to sign the forward.

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Setford set for medical as Arsenal agree deal with Ajax for highly-rated goalkeeper

Monday 15 July 2024 11:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Ajax goalkeeper Tommy Setford.

The Gunners have agreed a fee of around €1million (£840,000) for the England Under-20 international, who will now finalise personal terms and undergo a medical.

Setford was into the last year of his contract at Ajax and the Dutch club have reluctantly agreed to let him go instead of him leaving for free next summer.

Read the full story here!

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Newcastle enter race to sign Xavi Simons

Monday 15 July 2024 11:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Xavi Simons is one of this summer’s big transfer names, having been linked with the likes of Bayern Munich and PSG.

Reports, however, claim Newcastle are the latest team keen on a move for the Dutchman.

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Liverpool keen on Marc Guehi

Monday 15 July 2024 10:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

One of the stars of Euro 2024, Marc Guehi has raised his profile even further.

Linked with moves away from Crystal Palace even before the Euros, a new team has reportedly entered the race to sign the defender.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are interested in a move for Guehi.

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Chelsea target Julian Alvarez wants move this summer

Monday 15 July 2024 09:49 , Alex Young

Julian Alvarez was strongly linked with a move to Chelsea this summer but the noise surrounding it has gone a little quiet of late, due to the striker playing in the Copa America.

Still, according to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito, the Argentine has now asked for a move away from Manchester City - perhaps raising hope about a move to Stamford Bridge.

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Arsenal begin talks over Mikel Merino deal

Monday 15 July 2024 09:20 , Alex Young

Arsenal have begun talks with Real Sociedad over a deal for Mikel Merino.

According to Football Transfers, Mikel Arteta is desperate to add to his midfield and the Spain international is his latest target after moving on from Martin Zubimendi.

However, the Gunners are not prepared to spend more than £21million on the players, who is out of contract next summer. Sociedad want closer to £25m.

Merino is also of interest to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

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(AP)

Two up for sale at Arsenal

Monday 15 July 2024 08:55 , Alex Young

Arsenal hope to sell two first-team players this summer.

According to TEAMtalk, both Jakub Kiwior and Eddie Nketiah are available.

Kiwior is attracting interest from Italy, while new Marseille manager Roberto De Zerbi wants to take Nketiah to France.

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Barcelona close in on Nico Williams

Monday 15 July 2024 08:47 , Alex Young

Dani Olmo appears to be heading to Manchester City and now fellow Spain star Nico Williams is edging closer to a move to Barcelona.

According to journalist Rudy Galetti, Barca and Williiams are discussing personal terms on a five-year deal with an increase on his already big wages at Athletic Bilbao.

Williams is expected to cost around €60million due to a release clause.

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Willy Kambwala completes Villarreal medical

Monday 15 July 2024 08:23 , Alex Young

Manchester United defender Willy Kambwala has completed a medical with Villarreal.

According to Fabrizio Romano, United will bank £8.6million, including add-ons, and both a buy-back and sell-on clause.

Confirmation is imminent.

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Arsenal to announce Albert Sambi Lokonga's loan move today

Monday 15 July 2024 08:02 , Alex Young

Arsenal will announce Albert Sambi Lokonga’s loan move to Sevilla today.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Spanish club will be able to make the move permanent for £10m next summer.

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Man United still waiting on Leny Yoro decision

Monday 15 July 2024 07:42 , Alex Young

Talking of Manchester United, Leny Yoro still has not made a decision on his future.

United have had a £50million bid accepted by Lille for the young centre-back, but the teenager has not yet responded.

It is believed Yoro has his sights set on a move to Real Madrid rather than Old Trafford.

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Man City trigger Dani Olmo's £51m release clause

Monday 15 July 2024 07:27 , Alex Young

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Dani Olmo by triggering his £51.5million (€60m) release clause.

The RB Leipzig forward has impressed throughout Euro 2024 and could tonight take home the Golden Boot award if a goal in the final

Chelsea and Barcelona are also interested, but it is City who have stolen a march by triggering his release clause.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that City have been following Olmo for several seasons, with Pep Guardiola a great admirer, and the club have moved quickly before his clause expires today. City will pay the full fee by Tuesday.

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Tottenham and Chelsea lead race for Desire Doue

Monday 15 July 2024 07:16 , Alex Young

Chelsea and Tottenham lead race for Desire Doue

Chelsea and Tottenham are now favourites to sign Desire Doue.

According to L’Equipe, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have lodged bids for the Rennes midfielder but it is the Premier League pair leading the race.

Rennes are expected to demand €60million (£51m) for the 19-year-old this summer.

Doue is currently with France’s Olympics squad.

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Manchester United and Tottenham in Ivan Toney battle

Monday 15 July 2024 06:58 , Alex Young

Ivan Toney seems destined to leave Brentford following Euro 2024.

The striker has made no secret of his willingness to leave the club and the Bees appear resigned to losing him.

GiveMeSport report that Tottenham remain very interested, and hope to agree a deal for around £40m despite the £60m asking price.

But now Manchester United are sniffing around despite having signed Joshua Zirkzee.

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Arsenal to finalise Riccardo Calafiori move

Monday 15 July 2024 06:40 , Alex Young

Arsenal will this week finally wrap up a deal for Riccardo Calafiori/

Mikel Arteta is keen to add the Italy defender to his ranks and talks with Bologna over a £42million deal have been ongoing and advanced for well over a week.

But before any further progress is made, Calafiori has been enjoying a well-deserved post-season holiday in the Maldives with his girlfriend!

You can't blame him, he's had a long campaign. But this week there is expected to be movement to finalise the deal.

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Chelsea plot audacious Ollie Watkins move

Monday 15 July 2024 06:31 , Alex Young

Chelsea are plotting an audacious move for Ollie Watkins.

According to Football Insider, the Blues are ready to go big in any attempts to sign the England striker and will offer Conor Gallagher plus cash to Aston Villa.

Villa have previously shown interest in Gallagher and the clubs have a good relationship having worked together on a deal for Ian Maatsen earlier in the window.

Watkins is expected to be considered not for sale by Villa.

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Euro 2024 final LIVE!

Sunday 14 July 2024 19:30 , Marc Mayo

Right enough of this transfer malarky for one night, it’s the Euro 2024 final between England and Spain... and we have you covered with live updates.

Follow all the action right here!

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Arsenal interested in Joao Felix

Sunday 14 July 2024 18:45 , Marc Mayo

Joao Felix’s Barcelona stint has now ended and Arsenal are among the clubs taking a look at the Portuguese winger.

That’s according to Revelo, who claim the Gunners are interested in signing the ex-Chelsea man permanently from Atletico Madrid.

Atleti are said to prefer a sale this summer with Felix also keen to leave, and a price tag of £25m has been set.

Benfica have reportedly offered £17m while Aston Villa want a loan deal.

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Chelsea outcast available on loan

Sunday 14 July 2024 18:15 , Marc Mayo

Lesley Ugochukwu did not enjoy the most encouraging of debut seasons at Chelsea and could now be about to leave the squad.

A loan move is being set up for the French midfielder, according to Foot Mercato.

Chelsea are keen on the idea of the 20-year-old gaining first-team experience elsewhere and ‘several’ unnamed Premier League teams are said to be keen.

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Viktor Gyokeres boost for Arsenal

Sunday 14 July 2024 17:46 , Marc Mayo

Napoli have ruled out a bid for Viktor Gyokeres.

The Sporting CP striker is reportedly a target for Arsenal and has an £86m release clause in his contract.

Victor Osimhen’s likely departure from Napoli has led to reports of their interest in the Swede but sporting director Giovanni Manna described a deal for Gyokeres as “impossible”, as quoted by TMW.

Napoli are thought to prefer Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea or Girona’s Artem Dovbyk once Osimhen is sold, with PSG and Al Ahli named as his most likely destinations.

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Arsenal agree to sign teenage goalkeeper

Sunday 14 July 2024 17:13 , Marc Mayo

Tommy Setford is heading to Arsenal in a deal worth just shy of £1m.

According to The Athletic, the Gunners have made a breakthrough in talks with Ajax over the 18-year-old goalkeeper.

Setford was born in the Netherlands but represents England at youth level and is yet to make his senior debut.

A medical is reportedly planned for early next week.

Done deal! Manchester United sign Joshua Zirkzee

Sunday 14 July 2024 16:04 , Alex Young

Manchester United have announced the signing of Joshua Zirkzee.

The striker joins for £36.5million on a contract until 2029, with the option of a further year.

"Having had discussions with the manager and the leaders of the club I know how exciting the future is going to be here and I cannot wait to play my part in achieving success for Manchester United."

Sporting director Dan Ashworth adds: "Securing a forward to enhance our already strong group of attacking players was a key aim for this summer. We are delighted that we’ve managed to sign a player of Joshua’s calibre this early in the transfer window."

Crystal Palace explore Marcus Edwards deal

Sunday 14 July 2024 16:00 , Alex Young

Crystal Palace are exploring a deal for Sporting winger Marcus Edwards.

According to Sky Sports, the former Tottenham forward is on a list of targets to replace Michael Olise, who joined Bayern for £51million.

No offer has been submitted amid reports Edwards could be available for around £20m of which Spurs would be due a sizeable chunk.

He is understood to be open to a return to the Premier League.

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Chelsea and Tottenham lead race for Desire Doue

Sunday 14 July 2024 15:38 , Alex Young

Chelsea and Tottenham are now favourites to sign Desire Doue.

According to L’Equipe, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have lodged bids for the Rennes midfielder but it is the Premier League pair leading the race.

Rennes are expected to demand €60million (£51m) for the 19-year-old this summer.

Doue is currently with France’s Olympics squad.

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Arsenal to announce Albert Sambi Lokonga's loan move on Monday

Sunday 14 July 2024 15:22 , Alex Young

Arsenal will announce Albert Sambi Lokonga’s loan move to Sevilla on Monday.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Spanish club will be able to make the move permanent for £10m next summer.

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Man United still waiting on Leny Yoro decision

Sunday 14 July 2024 14:42 , Alex Young

Talking of Manchester United, Leny Yoro still has not made a decision on his future.

United have had a £50million bid accepted by Lille for the young centre-back, but the teenager has not yet responded.

It is believed Yoro has his sights set on a move to Real Madrid rather than Old Trafford.

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Willy Kambwala completes Villarreal medical

Sunday 14 July 2024 14:33 , Alex Young

Manchester United defender Willy Kambwala has completed a medical with Villarreal.

According to Fabrizio Romano, United will bank £8.6million, including add-ons, and both a buy-back and sell-on clause.

Confirmation is imminent.

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Barcelona close in on Nico Williams

Sunday 14 July 2024 13:43 , Alex Young

Dani Olmo appears to be heading to Manchester City and now fellow Spain star Nico Williams is edging closer to a move to Barcelona.

According to journalist Rudy Galetti, Barca and Williiams are discussing personal terms on a five-year deal with an increase on his already big wages at Athletic Bilbao.

Williams is expected to cost around €60million due to a release clause.

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Done deal! Calum Chambers joins Cardiff

Sunday 14 July 2024 13:05 , Alex Young

Former Aston Villa and Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has joined Cardiff City.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal.

Man City trigger Dani Olmo's £51m release clause

Sunday 14 July 2024 12:47 , Alex Young

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Dani Olmo by triggering his £51.5million (€60m) release clause.

The RB Leipzig forward has impressed throughout Euro 2024 and could tonight take home the Golden Boot award if a goal in the final

Chelsea and Barcelona are also interested, but it is City who have stolen a march by triggering his release clause.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that City have been following Olmo for several seasons, with Pep Guardiola a great admirer, and the club have moved quickly before his clause expires on Monday. City will pay the full fee by Tuesday.

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Nuno Tavares arrives in Italy to complete Arsenal exit

Sunday 14 July 2024 12:26 , Alex Young

Nuno Tavares has arrived at Lazio's training camp in Auronzo di Cadore ahead of completing a move from Arsenal.

The left-back has been pictured in Italy as he prepared to join in a deal worth around £4.3million (€5m), with the Gunners due a percentage of a future resale.

Tavares will now link up with his new team-mates as they build towards the new season.

Chelsea told to sign Granit Xhaka

Sunday 14 July 2024 11:53 , Alex Young

Chelsea have been told to make a move for former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka.

Despite have a midfield pairing which cost £220million, the Blues need Xhaka as the “missing piece of the puzzle” for new manager Enzo Maresca.

"I’m telling you the one who Chelsea should sign is Granit Xhaka. He’s so impressive and I think Chelsea should have signed him when he left Arsenal,’ Frank Lebouef told BoyleSports.

"He has been phenomenal for Switzerland at the EUROs and he was also the Player of the Season for Leverkusen – he suits Chelsea so well, particularly in midfield with Enzo and Caicedo.

"He could be the missing piece of the puzzle for them."

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(AP)

Tottenham join race for £25m Jonathan David

Sunday 14 July 2024 11:34 , Alex Young

Tottenham have joined the race for Lille forward Jonathan David.

According to Football Insider, Ange Postecoglou is "obsessed" with signing a No9 this summer and a cut-price deal for £25million for David is attractive to Spurs.

The 24-year-old is of interest to plenty of clubs, including Chelsea, and Lille expect David to leave this summer.

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Chelsea plot audacious Ollie Watkins move

Sunday 14 July 2024 11:13 , Alex Young

Chelsea are plotting an audacious move for Ollie Watkins.

According to Football Insider, the Blues are ready to go big in any attempts to sign the England striker and will offer Conor Gallagher plus cash to Aston Villa.

Villa have previously shown interest in Gallagher and the clubs have a good relationship having worked together on a deal for Ian Maatsen earlier in the window.

Watkins is expected to be considered not for sale by Villa.

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(REUTERS)

Arsenal agree deal to sign Tommy Setford

Sunday 14 July 2024 10:48 , Alex Young

Arsenal have agreed a deal for Ajax goalkeeper Tommy Setford.

According to The Athletic, the England Under-20 goalkeeper will join for around £850,000 and sign a five-year deal.

The move for the teenager comes after Wolves rejected Arsenal’s miserly £50,000 bid for Dan Bentley.

Why Aston Villa's Amadou Onana move is bad news for Man Utd

Sunday 14 July 2024 10:28 , Alex Young

Aston Villa's £50m deal to sign Amadou Onana from Everton is bad new for Manchester United.

Everton had needed to sell at least one star player this summer to balance the books and now a £50m windfall means the likes of United target Jarrad Branthwaite does not need to be sold.

According to reports, Everton are more confident than ever of keeping the defender as they can dig in their heels over their £75m valuation.

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(Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Tottenham weigh up Bradley Locko move

Sunday 14 July 2024 10:00 , Alex Young

A new name has entered the fray for Tottenham.

According to Paul O’Keefe on Twitter, Brest left-back Bradley Locko is a potential option this summer.

There is nothing advanced over a deal but interest is there, it is claimed.

Locko is currently with France’s Olympics squad.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal begin talks over Mikel Merino deal

Sunday 14 July 2024 09:38 , Alex Young

Arsenal have begun talks with Real Sociedad over a deal for Mikel Merino.

According to Football Transfers, Mikel Arteta is desperate to add to his midfield and the Spain international is his latest target after moving on from Martin Zubimendi.

However, the Gunners are not prepared to spend more than £21million on the players, who is out of contract next summer. Sociedad want closer to £25m.

Merino is also of interest to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

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(REUTERS)

Viktor Gyokeres to Arsenal transfer latest

Sunday 14 July 2024 09:14 , Alex Young

Arsenal are yet to make their move for a striker this summer but continue to be linked with a move for Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyokeres.

The Sweden international has thrilled since moving to the Lisbon giants from Coventry and could be set for a huge move back to English football.

According to TBR Football, the Gunners are keeping tabs on the striker and could yet move this summer.

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Manchester United to confirm Joshua Zirkzee deal

Sunday 14 July 2024 09:03 , Alex Young

Manchester United are set to confirm the signing of Joshua Zirkzee.

A medical has been completed and, according to Fabrizio Romano, the striker has now signed his five-year deal at Old Trafford.

Zirkzee is expected to cost around £42million, which is a shade more than his release clause so United can pay in instalments rather than the whole sum up front.

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(Evening Standard)

Chelsea back in frame for Julian Alvarez summer swoop

Sunday 14 July 2024 08:54 , Alex Young

Julian Alvarez was strongly linked with a move to Chelsea earlier this summer but the noise surrounding it has gone a little quiet of late, due to the striker playing in the Copa America.

Still, according to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito, the Argentine has now asked for a move away from Manchester City.

In true tabloid style, consider Chelsea ‘on red alert’.

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(Evening Standard)

Why Arsenal's move for Riccardo Calafiori has been delayed

Sunday 14 July 2024 08:43 , Alex Young

The reason Arsenal are dragging their feet over a move for Riccardo Calafiori has finally been explained.

Mikel Arteta is keen to add the Italy defender to his ranks and talks with Bologna over a £42million deal have been ongoing and advanced for well over a week.

But before any further progress is made, Calafiori is enjoying a well-deserved post-season holiday in the Maldives with his girlfriend!

You can't blame him, he's had a long campaign.

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Chelsea and Tottenham lead race for Desire Doue

Sunday 14 July 2024 08:36 , Alex Young

Chelsea and Tottenham are now favourites to sign Desire Doue.

According to L’Equipe, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have lodged bids for the Rennes midfielder but it is the Premier League pair leading the race.

Rennes are expected to demand €60million (£51m) for the 19-year-old this summer.

Doue is currently with France’s Olympics squad.

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Gareth Southgate on England contract extension

Saturday 13 July 2024 22:30 , Alex Young

Gareth Southgate says he will need "a few days" to decide his future after Sunday's European Championship final but already has "a pretty good idea" of his decision.

The Football Association want Southgate to stay on as England manager for the 2026 World Cup, irrespective of the result against Spain in Berlin this weekend.

The 53-year-old's contract is up in December, allowing for a period of reflection after the Euros, but Southgate says he will not "need weeks" to make up his mind.

Asked if he knew whether the final would be his last game in charge, Southgate said: "No.

"The way my emotions have gone over the last five weeks, it would be ridiculous for me to think about anything beyond Sunday.

"We've got time to make decisions. I won't need weeks. But also, I think I've earned the right to give myself a few days to think things through.

Read more here!

England manager Gareth Southgate says the team can bring happiness to the nation with a win (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)
England manager Gareth Southgate says the team can bring happiness to the nation with a win (Nick Potts/PA) (PA Wire)

Arsenal tipped to seal 'dream' Nico Williams deal

Saturday 13 July 2024 21:40 , Alex Young

Arsenal have been tipped to sign Nico Williams in a "dream" summer deal and told to make a move for Victor Osimhen to solve their striker problems.

"Arsenal’s dream signing this summer would be Nico Williams," Petit told bet365’s Euro 2024.

"I've been watching him in Spain with his club, but he has impressed me a lot during Euro 2024, especially against Italy. It was a nightmare for the right back. I think this guy could have a huge impact at Arsenal.

Read more here!

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Crystal Palace explore Marcus Edwards deal

Saturday 13 July 2024 21:07 , Alex Young

Crystal Palace are exploring a deal for Sporting winger Marcus Edwards.

According to Sky Sports, the former Tottenham forward is on a list of targets to replace Michael Olise, who joined Bayern for £51million.

No offer has been submitted amid reports Edwards could be available for around £20m of which Spurs would be due a sizeable chunk.

He is understood to be open to a return to the Premier League.

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Mikel Arteta maps out transfer plans

Saturday 13 July 2024 20:38 , Alex Young

Mikel Arteta believes the Premier League’s enforcement of Profit and Sustainability Rules has made clubs wary to do deals and slowed the transfer market down this summer.

Everton and Nottingham Forest were hit with points deductions last season for breaching PSR, while the likes of Newcastle were forced to frantically do deals before the end of last month to stay compliant.

Arteta believes the environment has made clubs wary about splashing the cash and it partly explains why the summer transfer window is yet to get going so far.

“A very different summer, with the Euros and the Copa America, it is different,” Arteta told Arsenal’s website.

Read the full story here!

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Tottenham weigh up Bradley Locko move

Saturday 13 July 2024 19:40 , Alex Young

More on Tottenham now as a new name has entered the fray.

According to Paul O’Keefe on Twitter, Brest left-back Bradley Locko is a potential option this summer.

There is nothing advanced over a deal but interest is there, it is claimed.

Locko is currently with France’s Olympics squad.

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Tottenham and Everton reach Dele Alli agreement

Saturday 13 July 2024 18:11 , Alex Young

Talking of Tottenham, they have reached an agreement with Everton to allow Dele Alli to sign a new contract with the Toffees.

According to the Mail, Spurs were due a fee if Dele signed a contract extension at Goodison Park.

Everton wanted that fee waived, and Spurs have agreed. Dele has been training with the Toffees and will be given a chance to prove himself in pre-season.

Double debuts for Tottenham

Saturday 13 July 2024 18:09 , Alex Young

Tottenham handed summer signings Archie Gray and Lucas Bergvall their first minutes of pre-season today.

Spurs beat Cambridge United in a behind-closed-doors friendly, which saw Brennan Johnson score a first-half hat-trick.

Read more here!

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Aston Villa seal Amadou Onana deal

Saturday 13 July 2024 17:38 , Alex Young

Amadou Onana to Aston Villa is almost done!

A superb signing for Unai Emery, who has moved to bolster his midfield after the departure of Douglas Luiz.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Vill will pay £50m fee and Everton have a sell-on clause included.

Onana has agreed a five-year contract and will now undergo a medical, likely next week, before finalising the move.

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(AP)

Xavi Simons price tag revealed

Saturday 13 July 2024 16:54 , Alex Young

Xavi Simons has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich after starring for the Netherlands at Euro 2024.

According to The Sun, parent club PSG are prepared to demand as much as £70m for the forward.

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(REUTERS)

Riccardo Calafiori wants Arsenal move

Saturday 13 July 2024 16:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal reportedly remain in talks with Bologna over a move to sign defender Riccardo Calafiori, though a deal is yet to be struck.

Still, according to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are the defender’s priority and he only has eyes for them this summer.

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Nico Williams transfer news

Saturday 13 July 2024 15:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Nico Williams has vowed to resolve his future after Euro 2024, which comes to an end on Sunday.

The Athletic Bilbao forward has been linked with most of Europe’s top teams but, according to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona are trying to accelerate attempts to sign him.

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(REUTERS)

Willy Kambwala set for shock Manchester United exit with Villarreal transfer close

Saturday 13 July 2024 14:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

Manchester United are reportedly close to sealing the shock transfer exit of young defender Willy Kambwala.

Widespread reports on Saturday claim that Villarreal are poised to take the teenage centre-back to LaLiga in a surprise deal worth a total of €11.5million (£9.6m), comprised of €5.5m (£4.6m) up front and a further €6m (£5m) in add-ons.

Read the full story here!

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Amadou Onana: Aston Villa close to shock £50m deal with Everton for Arsenal transfer target

Saturday 13 July 2024 14:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aston Villa are reportedly closing in on a shock big-money move for Amadou Onana, a player frequently linked with Arsenal in recent times.

Widespread reports on Saturday morning claimed the Champions League-bound Villains were on the verge of completing a high-profile £50million deal with Everton for the Belgian international midfielder.

Read the full story here!

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(REUTERS)

Willy Kambwala set for Manchester United exit

Saturday 13 July 2024 13:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Willy Kambwala enjoyed a breakout season for Manchester United last season but it appears his development instead lies elsewhere.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the defender is set to join Villarreal on a five-year contract, albeit the Red Devils are thought to have a buy-back clause.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Tottenham confirm Troy Parrot exit

Saturday 13 July 2024 12:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham have now confirmed the departure of striker Troy Parrot, who has joined AZ Alkmaar for around eight million euros.

Aston Villa close to sealing shock move for Amadou Onana

Saturday 13 July 2024 11:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Amadou Onana has been linked with all manner of big clubs this summer, including Barcelona and Arsenal.

It, however, looks like Aston Villa will be winning the race.

The Athletic claim Unai Emery’s side are closing to sealing a £50m deal for the Everton star.

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Kasper Schmeichel closing in on Celtic move

Saturday 13 July 2024 10:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Scottish champions Celtic look like replacing one Premier League-winning goalkeeper with another.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Kasper Schmeichel is set to replace the retired Joe Hart in goal for the Bhoys.

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Tottenham now facourites to sign Eberechi Eze

Saturday 13 July 2024 10:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Eberechi Eze could be returning to Crystal Palace as a Euro 2024 winner this summer.

Quite how long he stays at Selhurst Park, however, is up for debate.

According to Ben Jacobs, Tottenham lead the chase for the midfielder...

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(Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Tottenham keen on move for Ivan Toney

Saturday 13 July 2024 09:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

It seems Ivan Toney will be on the move this summer, with Brentford pretty much admitting as much.

According to GIVEMESPORT, Spurs are one of the teams interested in the Brentford striker.

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Arsenal closing in on deal to sign Riccardo Calafiori

Saturday 13 July 2024 08:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Riccardo Calafiori is one of Arsenal’s targets this summer but noise suggesting a move is imminent seems to have slowed of late.

Football Insider, however, suggest the Gunners are still confident about sealing a move in the coming weeks.

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Jadon Sancho transfer rupdate

Saturday 13 July 2024 08:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

Manchester United have confirmed that Jadon Sancho is back in the fold following positive talks with Erik ten Hag.

Still, according to Sky Sports Germany reporter Patrick Berger, Borussia Dortmund remain keen on a move - even if it looks difficult to pull off.

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(Manchester United via Getty Images)

Xavi Simons transfer news

Saturday 13 July 2024 08:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Joshua Zirkzee and Matthijs De Ligt may not be the only Dutch signings Manchester United make this summer.

Indeed, according to The Sun, the Red Devils remain interested in a move for PSG’s Xavi Simons...

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(REUTERS)

Manchester United confirm Joshua Zirkzee move

Saturday 13 July 2024 08:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

There may not be an official announcement just yet but it seems as if Manchester United have sealed the signing of Bologna forward, Joshua Zirkzee.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Dutchman has now signed his five-year deal at Old Trafford.

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Viktor Gyokeres to Arsenal transfer update

Saturday 13 July 2024 08:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are yet to make their move for a striker this summer but continue to be linked with a move for Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyokeres.

The Sweden international has thrilled since moving to the Lisbon giants from Coventry and could be set for a huge move back to English football.

According to TBR Football, the Gunners are keeping tabs on the striker and could yet move this summer.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea target Julian Alvarez wants move this summer

Saturday 13 July 2024 08:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Julian Alvarez was strongly linked with a move to Chelsea this summer but the noise surrounding it has gone a little quiet of late, due to the striker playing in the Copa America.

Still, according to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito, the Argentine has now asked for a move away from Manchester City - perhaps raising hope about a move to Stamford Bridge.

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Julian Alvarez wants Man City exit

Friday 12 July 2024 22:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Julian Alvarez was strongly linked with a move to Chelsea earlier this summer but the trail has since gone cold.

Spanish outlet El Chiringuito, however, suggest that the Manchester City striker has now asked for a move away.

 (Evening Standard)
(Evening Standard)

Ivan Toney transfer news

Friday 12 July 2024 22:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ivan Toney seems destined to leave Brentford following Euro 2024, no matter what happens with England.

The likes of Manchester United and Tottenham have been linked but reports suggest Aston Villa have now joined the race.

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Joao Neves set for PSG move

Friday 12 July 2024 22:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Benfica star Joao Neves has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United - but it seems the Red Devils have gone cold.

In fact, according to OJogo, PSG are now moving ahead to sign the midfielder, which could then free up Manuel Ugarte to move to Old Trafford.

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Chelsea reject bid for Kepa Arrizabalaga

Friday 12 July 2024 21:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Kepa Arrizabalaga spent last season on loan with Real Madrid but it seems Los Blancos won’t be signing him permanently.

Chelsea, however, have been offered the chance to sell the goalkeeper - but have snubbed it.

According to The Athletic, Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad have had a bid turned down...

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