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Transfer news – LIVE!

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, as ever, are all major players in this summer’s transfer window. Indeed, the two north London clubs have been amongst the busiest in Europe with Antonio Conte still keen to add Djed Spence to Spurs’ list of summer recruits and the Italian is also now reportedly eyeing a move for Villarreal’s Pervis Estupinan.

At Arsenal, meanwhile, Mikel Arteta wants more additions to his squad following the signing of Gabriel Jesus. Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans is a target, although the Belgian has now linked up with Brendan Rodgers’ side ahead of their pre-season training camp in France.

Over at Chelsea, manager Thomas Tuchel is not keen on the idea of a move for Cristiano Ronaldo despite being offered both him and Neymar. Instead, the Blues are said to have ramped up their interest in a certain Lisandro Martinez, a player to have been linked with Arsenal too. Follow all of the latest gossip and rumours in our LIVE blog below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Chelsea eye Lisandro Martinez

  • Update on Arsenal target Youri Tielemans

  • Tottenham want Pervis Estupinan

  • Cristiano Ronaldo latest

ICYMI - Cristiano Ronaldo transfer update emerges

Tuesday 12 July 2022 07:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at the club this summer.

The 37-year-old striker has told the club of his desire to leave Old Trafford following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Chelsea are thought to be the frontrunners for his signature and Todd Boehly has held talks with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, but Standard Sport reported on Monday that Thomas Tuchel is lukewarm to the idea of the transfer.

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI - Chelsea to focus on fresh targets after Raphinha blow

Tuesday 12 July 2022 06:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are ready to focus on new attacking targets with Leeds forward Raphinha closing in on a move to Barcelona, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 26-year-old has finally seen the Spanish giants match the £55million offer that was made by Blues co-owner Todd Boehly. Barcelona needed to raise money outside of the transfer market and cover their historic financial losses.

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI - Bernd Leno close to Arsenal exit

Tuesday 12 July 2022 06:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fulham are growing in confidence that they can wrap up a £10million deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, writes Simon Collings.

Marco Silva wants to add a new keeper to his squad this summer and Fulham have settled on Leno as their preferred target.

Talks are advancing well over a deal and there is a growing belief that Leno will move to west London for a fee of around £10m.

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI - West Ham plan Chelsea transfer talks

Tuesday 12 July 2022 05:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham are set to step up their striker search this week, with Chelsea forward Armando Broja the club’s leading target, writes Malik Ouzia.

The Hammers made their third major signing of the summer last Thursday when midfielder Flynn Downes arrived from Swansea, but a centre-forward has been a key priority for David Moyes since the transfer window opened.

The Irons boss has tried and failed to bring in competition for Michail Antonio in each of the past two windows, including having a club record bid for now Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez knocked back by Benfica on deadline day in January.

Read the full story here!

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Gareth Bale: MLS move is not a retirement tour

Tuesday 12 July 2022 05:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gareth Bale wants to prolong his career potentially beyond the upcoming World Cup to possibly even make the Euros in 2024 after being unveiled by LAFC, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 32-year-old signed a year-long contract with various options to extend the deal for an extra 12 months, with a further 18 also in the arrangement.

With the former Tottenham and Real Madrid forward planning to compete for Wales at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, he spoke about why he has opted to prolong his career despite rumours that he was previously bound for retirement.

Read Bale’s comments in full here!

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Jack Wilshere returns to Arsenal

Monday 11 July 2022 19:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

One of the club’s most highly-rated young talents at one point in his career, Jack Wilshere will now guide the next generation of Hale End academy graduates.

Read the full story here!

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De Ligt close to Juventus move

Monday 11 July 2022 19:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Frenkie De Jong: Manchester United transfer update

Monday 11 July 2022 18:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

More bad news, Chelsea fans!

While Barcelona are keen for the Blues to bid for Frenkie De Jong, presumably to drive up the price, Manchester United officials have been spotted in the Catalan city to discuss a deal, according to The Sun.

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Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona deal close

Monday 11 July 2022 17:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here we go!

Done deal!

Monday 11 July 2022 17:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aston Villa continue their busy summer...

Bernd Leno could leave Arsenal this week

Monday 11 July 2022 17:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Clearly, much of the focus at Arsenal has centred around potential incomings.

Still, Bernd Leno could be the start of a clearout next week, according to Sky Germany...

Matthijs de Light: Bad news for Chelsea

Monday 11 July 2022 17:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Matthijs de Ligt is a target for Chelsea this summer, although it seems unlikely at this stage.

Indeed, Bayern Munich are reportedly closing in...

Fulham confirm Andreas Pereira signing

Monday 11 July 2022 16:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea enter race to sign Lisandro Martinez

Monday 11 July 2022 16:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lisandro Martinez is a name we’re going to be seeing a lot of this summer.

Linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United, Chelsea are now said to be keen on a move for the Argentine international.

According to Estadio Deportivo, the Blues are lining up a move for the Ajax star should they lose N’Golo Kante to Arsenal.

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Youri Tielemans: Arsenal target joins Leicester’s pre-season tour

Monday 11 July 2022 16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are keen on a move for Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans this summer.

At times, it has seemed as if the Belgian was destined to leave the King Power Stadium before pre-season as he enters the final 12 months of his deal there, amid reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle too.

Tielemans, however, linked up with Brendan Rodgers’ side at their training base and will head to France for a pre-season camp in just a few hours time.

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Tottenham to target Pervis Estupiñan

Monday 11 July 2022 16:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Antonio Conte has been very busy at Tottenham this summer but the club’s transfer business is not expected to stop there.

Such is the Italian’s desire to lead Spurs’ challenge for major honours, top brass in north London will continue working.

According to Spanish outlet El Periodico Mediterraneo, Conte has asked the club to move for Villarreal’s Pervis Estupiñan once Sergio Reguilon is sold.

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United told to pay £118m for Antony and Martinez

Monday 11 July 2022 16:02 , Alex Young

Manchester United have been told to pay £118m to sign Ajax duo Antony and Lisandro Martinez, according to 90min.

Erik ten Hag wants to be reunited with the forward and defender but his former side are digging in their heels.

Arsenal are also keen on Martinez.

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Arsenal and West Ham want Lacroix

Monday 11 July 2022 15:45 , Alex Young

Talking of Wolfsburg, both Arsenal and West Ham are interested in centre-back Maxence Lacroix, according to MediaFoot.

The 22-year-old has establised himself as a regular in the Bundesliga since arrived two years ago.

Lacroix could be a target for the Gunners if, as expected, they miss out on Ajax's Lisandro Martinez.

Fulham working on deals

Monday 11 July 2022 15:33 , Alex Young

More from Nizaar Kinsella as Joao Palhinha's £20m move from Sporting remains the only deal that has been officially announced by Fulham this summer, but others are expected to follow imminently including Kevin Mbabu

The club have made plans to fly Israel international Manor Solomon to their training camp as FIFA ratifies his loan move from Shakhtar Donetsk.

A £10m fee has been agreed to sign Andreas Periera from Manchester United, with confidence growing around the possible signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno for a similar fee.

Read more here!

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Fulham close in on £5m Mbabu

Monday 11 July 2022 15:23 , Alex Young

Fulham are closing in on the £5million signing of Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu, in a deal that is subject to rise after performance-related add-ons, reports Nizaar Kinsella.

The 27-year-old has yet to sign personal terms as negotiations continue at a very advanced stage.

The attacking Switzerland international full-back was ready to leave the Bundesliga club after his contract was set to expire in less than 12 months.

More to come.

More on Doucoure’s move to Crystal Palace

Monday 11 July 2022 14:59 , Marc Mayo

Crystal Palace have made their third signing of the summer with the addition of Cheick Doucoure.

The Mali midfielder arrives from Ligue 1 side Lens for a fee that could reach £22million, with the Eagles paying an initial £18m for the player.

Patrick Vieira had long ago earmarked Doucoure as one of his top transfer targets following Conor Gallagher’s return to Chelsea following his loan spell.

Read the full story.

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Milan consider Tanganga loan

Monday 11 July 2022 14:50 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is wanted by AC Milan.

After losing out on Sven Botman, the Serie A champions are keen on a loan according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Everton and Brentford are also named in the report but have so far been outbid by Milan.

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Dybala set to respond to offers

Monday 11 July 2022 14:34 , Marc Mayo

Back from his holiday, Paulo Dybala will now begin to field offers from the likes of Inter Milan ahead of picking his new club.

Corriere dello Sport state Manchester United would be interested in a deal if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves.

Also in the mix are Arsenal, Napoli, Roma and Atletico Madrid.

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Done deal!

Monday 11 July 2022 14:24 , Marc Mayo

Marseille eye another Arsenal talent

Monday 11 July 2022 14:20 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares is wanted by Marseille for a loan switch.

Matteo Guendouzi left the Gunners for the Ligue 1 club last summer and they are back in for left-back Tavares, according to L’Equipe.

A loan deal is reportedly seen as favourably by Arsenal amid their pursuit of Alex Grimaldo.

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Brentford near Lewis-Potter deal

Monday 11 July 2022 14:07 , Marc Mayo

Brentford are closing in on the club-record signing of Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter, writes Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia.

The Bees have agreed a deal worth an initial £16million, which could rise to £20m in add-ons.

The 21-year-old has been given permission to leave Hull’s pre-season training camp in Turkey in order to fly to London to complete a medical before being formally unveiled later this week.

Read the full story.

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Sagna: Arsenal should sign Saint-Maximin

Monday 11 July 2022 13:47 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have been told to make a bid for Allan Saint-Maximin as the Newcastle winger would “electrify” Mikel Arteta’s attack.

Former Gunners star Bacary Sagna believes a transfer would prove unlikely but that it would nonetheless be an ideal move for Arsenal after the arrivals of Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus.

“The one player I really like, but I’m not sure Arsenal could sign him because he would want to play every game, is Allan Saint-Maximin,” Sagna told casino website Lord Ping.

“I really like this player a lot. I love the way he plays - with so many tricks and skills - he is a nightmare for any defender.

Read the full story.

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Bids land for Paqueta

Monday 11 July 2022 13:35 , Marc Mayo

Lyon have received bids for Lucas Paqueta amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.

Club president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed yesterday: “There are proposals for him.

“There are certain players who can feel complete in the project, and others who don't. Economically, we have the means to pursue our ideas and objectives.”

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Another arrival for Conte’s revolution

Monday 11 July 2022 12:58 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham are the latest Premier League club to appoint a specialist set-piece coach, confirming Gianni Vio as a member of Antonio Conte's staff.

Vio, 69, joins Spurs from the Italy national team where he helped the Azzurri to win last summer's European Championship.

The former banker has previously worked for a host of Italian clubs, including Fiorentina and AC Milan, as well as Brentford and Leeds.

Read the full story.

De Jong update from Ten Hag

Monday 11 July 2022 12:41 , Marc Mayo

Erik ten Hag has refused to discuss Manchester United’s potential bid for Frenkie de Jong.

Addressing the media today, he said: “Definitely we are searching for players in the midfield and also in offence we are still looking for players.

“I never talk about players who are not under contract at Man United, players at different clubs. I cannot tell you anything about this issue.”

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Bellingham not a Liverpool target... for now

Monday 11 July 2022 12:23 , Marc Mayo

Jurgen Klopp has claimed Liverpool will not sign another midfielder in the summer transfer window despite reports linking the club with Jude Bellingham.

Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez have reinforced the Reds’ attack along with the arrival of defender Calvin Ramsay, replacing the sold trio of Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino and Neco Williams.

But Klopp, 55, does not expect any movement in the market for a new midfielder.

“No. I can say that,” he told reporters. “I don't think something will happen in midfield, but you never know. If somebody comes to you and says, ‘I want to go’.”

Read the full story.

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Torreira back in the Arsenal squad

Monday 11 July 2022 12:02 , Marc Mayo

Lucas Torreira is due to report back for pre-season training at Arsenal this week as the club continues with their attempts to resolve his future, writes Standard Sport’s Simon Collings.

Torreira has fallen out of favour at Arsenal and he spent last season on loan at Fiorentina, where it was thought he would sign permanently this summer.

Fiorentina, however, refused to pay the pre-agreed fee for Torreira, believed to be around £12.5million, and he has been left in limbo.

Read the full story.

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Former Tottenham man on Arsenal radar

Monday 11 July 2022 11:46 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping an eye on Kyle Walker-Peters.

The Southampton defender is said by The Athletic to be attracting admiring glances.

Spurs hold a £30m buy-back clause after selling Walker-Peters to Southampton.

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Conte effusive on new Tottenham signings

Monday 11 July 2022 11:27 , Marc Mayo

Antonio Conte says it was important for Tottenham to do their business early this summer as the squad began their pre-season tour of South Korea.

Four of Spurs' five summer signings - Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison - were part of the squad for Monday morning's open training session at Seoul World Cup Stadium in front of around 6,000 fans, while Clement Lenglet has remained in London because he signed too late to get a visa.

“It was important to sign new players early," Conte said. “In this way you can prepare, you can work at the start with these players, bring [them] into our idea of football.

“Compared to the past, now for me it's a bit easier because the team knows very well what I want. After seven months of work, we have a base.”

Read the full story.

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Tuchel tight-lipped on Ronaldo

Monday 11 July 2022 11:12 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has responded to a fan asking about the potential signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has decided he wants to leave Manchester United, less than a year after returning to the club in a shock reunion last summer.

Read the full story.

Done deal!

Monday 11 July 2022 10:56 , Marc Mayo

It’s #Pogback. Again.

Erik ten Hag currently addressing the media

Monday 11 July 2022 10:42 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at the club this summer.

The 37-year-old striker has told the club of his desire to leave Old Trafford following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Ten Hag told reporters: “[Ronaldo] is not with us. That’s due to personal issues. We are planning with Ronaldo for this season - that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him.

“I spoke with him before this issue came up. I had a conversation him and had a real good talk.”

Read the full story.

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Tuchel not keen on Ronaldo

Monday 11 July 2022 10:29 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are ready to focus on new attacking targets with Leeds forward Raphinha closing in on a move to Barcelona, writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

The 26-year-old has finally seen the Spanish giants match the £55million offer that was made by Blues co-owner Todd Boehly. Barcelona needed to raise money outside of the transfer market and cover their historic financial losses.

The Blues have been offered Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo by his agent Jorge Mendes but Thomas Tuchel is said to be lukewarm on the prospect of signing an older superstar attacker.

It is a similar reaction to having been offered Paris Saint-Germain’s attacker Neymar but that stance could yet change later in the window.

Read the full story.

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Ajax raise Martinez price

Monday 11 July 2022 10:24 , Marc Mayo

Having previously been reported to want £45m, Ajax now want a whopping £52m for Lisandro Martinez amid a bidding war between Arsenal and Manchester United.

De Telegraaf report on the Dutch club refusing any add-ons despite Martinez’s desire to leave for the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag is soon to hold a press conference, we’ll keep you posted on updates...

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What’s happening with Djed Spence?

Monday 11 July 2022 10:19 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham remain locked in talks with Middlesbrough over Djed Spence.

Our latest report highlighted Spurs’ hopes that a deal worth around £15m to £20m will be struck this week.

Boro boss Chris Wilder said over the weekend: “It's not my job now, it's gone beyond me and it's not up to me to do the negotiating and agree a deal. That's with the club and the owner and the chief executive.”

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West Ham set for Broja talks

Monday 11 July 2022 09:47 , Marc Mayo

West Ham are set to step up their striker search this week, with Chelsea forward Armando Broja the club’s leading target, writes Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia.

The Hammers made their third major signing of the summer last Thursday when midfielder Flynn Downes arrived from Swansea, but a centre-forward has been a key priority for David Moyes since the transfer window opened.

Should their pursuit of Broja fail, Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz, who scored 22 times in 37 Championship appearances last term, is one of a number of alternatives being considered.

However, Sevilla are reluctant to sell forward Youssef En-Nesyri, who West Ham bid for unsuccessfully last summer.

Read the full story.

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Brentford set for another signing

Monday 11 July 2022 09:31 , Marc Mayo

After landing Aaron Hickey, Brentford are on the verge of landing Keane Lewis-Potter from Hull.

The Athletic report on a £16m fee being accepted, including £4m of add-ons.

The England Under-21 international will now discuss personal terms with the Bees.

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Reguilon available for Tottenham exit

Monday 11 July 2022 09:09 , Marc Mayo

Sergio Reguilon is set to depart Tottenham this summer.

Sevilla are a key option for the left-back, who spent time on loan at the LaLiga club earlier in his career.

AS report on their interest with Reguilon determined to play first-team football in his bid to earn a Spain World Cup call-up.

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Rooney secures new role

Monday 11 July 2022 08:49 , Marc Mayo

Wayne Rooney is set to return to MLS side DC United and take over as manager.

According to the Associated Press, the 36-year-old will head back to the United States after leaving League One side Derby following their relegation.

The former striker played for the MLS club in 2018 and 2019. Once visa paperwork is complete, Rooney is set to replace interim coach Chad Ashton, who replaced Hernan Losada earlier this season.

Read the full story.

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New left-back wanted by Arsenal

Monday 11 July 2022 08:29 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal are keen on Alex Grimaldo in their bid to sign a new left-back.

Having missed out on Aaron Hickey, the Gunners are linked with the Benfica defender by Portuguese outlet A Bola.

Entering the last year of his contract, Grimaldo is available for just £6m.

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Barcelona move ahead in Raphinha race

Monday 11 July 2022 08:16 , Marc Mayo

Barcelona have beaten Chelsea to the signing of Raphinha.

Sport claim Leeds have accepted a bid worth £45million plus add-ons, some way below the deal Chelsea had agreed with the Yorkshire outfit.

Raphinha’s agent Deco, the former Blues and Blaugrana player, is described as integral to pulling off the unlikely move ahead of it being sealed today.

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Sterling to Chelsea latest

Monday 11 July 2022 08:05 , Marc Mayo

Raheem Sterling’s £50m move to Chelsea could be confirmed today.

The England winger began his medical in London last night having returned from holiday.

A five-year contract to make Sterling the club’s highest-paid player has also been signed, ahead of the eagerly-awaited announcement.

Watch this space!

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Dybala still on Arsenal’s radar

Monday 11 July 2022 07:49 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal remain in the hunt for Paulo Dybala.

Today’s Corriere dello Sport front page outlines Inter Milan and Roma’s duel for the ex-Juventus striker.

However, it is noted that the Gunners remain key contenders alongside Napoli, Manchester United, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

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Bayern eye Kane

Monday 11 July 2022 07:41 , Marc Mayo

Bayern Munich want Harry Kane.

According to German newspaper Kicker, the Tottenham striker is the German club’s ideal replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern want to keep the Pole until his contract expires next summer, with it acknowledged that any push for Kane could be better set then - given Antonio Conte’s resistance to any sale talks now.

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ICYMI - Arsenal midfielder reveals Jose Mourinho transfer talks

Monday 11 July 2022 07:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lucas Torreira has admitted to holding talks with Jose Mourinho over a potential move to Roma.

The Uruguayan spent last season on loan at Fiorentina but saw a permanent move break down after the Serie A club refused to pay a previously agreed £13m fee.

Having not played for Arsenal since July 2020, the 26-year-old remains up for sale as Mikel Arteta continues to chase more additions between now and the end of the season.

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI - Cristiano Ronaldo took major Man Utd bonus before transfer demand

Monday 11 July 2022 06:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristiano Ronaldo signalled his desire to leave Manchester United just days after taking a “six-figure bonus” from the club, The Sun reports.

Ronaldo was due the payment, which included image rights and performance bonuses, when the second year of his contract began on July 1, and word of his intention to leave first circulated on July 2.

Chelsea remain linked with signing the 37-year-old, but Bayern have ruled themselves out.

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ICYMI - Bids confirmed for Arsenal and Tottenham target Lucas Paqueta

Monday 11 July 2022 06:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lyon star Lucas Paqueta has been the subject of bids, Lyon have confirmed, amid links with Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle.

The midfielder is considered the Ligue 1 side’s prized asset, and Newcastle failed with an offer in January during negotiations for Bruno Guimaraes.

North London rivals Arsenal and Spurs have also been credited with interest this summer, and Lyon president this weekend told reporters: “There are proposals for him.

“There are certain players who can feel complete in the project, and others who don’t. Economically, we have the means to pursue our ideas and objectives.”

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI - Chelsea make Cesar Azpilicueta transfer demands clear

Monday 11 July 2022 05:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea want £7million to sell Cesar Azpilicueta to Barcelona, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 32-year-old has already agreed personal terms on a two-year deal with the Spanish giants, which will see him pocket a substantial pay rise compared to his Blues contract.

Azpilicueta will earn £11million a season before tax and has held talks with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and new co-owner Todd Boehly about making the switch.

Chelsea want to recoup the £7m paid for Azpilicueta when he joined from Marseille a decade ago, but there is a belief that further negotiations will see the asking price lowered.

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ICYMI - Sergej Milinkovic-Savic delivers Arsenal transfer blow

Monday 11 July 2022 05:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with a move to Arsenal as attentions now turn to strengthening the midfield department at the Emirates Stadium following the signing of Gabriel Jesus.

At one point, the Serbian was one of the most-highly rated stars in Europe, although his stock has dropped somewhat in recent years.

That might not ever matter to Arsenal, however, as Calciomercato claim the Lazio star has little interest of a move to north London.

Raheem Sterling: A matter of moments before Chelsea move

Sunday 10 July 2022 22:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Standard Sport have already brought you the news that Raheem Sterling has undergone his medical ahead of a move to Chelsea.

Now, The Sun have provided an update.

They claim the England star is merely now awaiting the results of said medical, waiting to join the club’s pre-season tour in America.

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Christian Eriksen: Manchester United confident of wrapping up deal quickly

Sunday 10 July 2022 22:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Christian Eriksen is widely expected to become Manchester United’s second signing of the summer.

Still, despite being a free agent, the deal might be moving too slowly for football fans, a notably rather impatient bunch.

The Manchester Evening News, however, have revealed the club hope to annouce the Dane’s arrival soon and there is a hope he can link up with the squad in Thailand.

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Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona deal close

Sunday 10 July 2022 22:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Another player linked with Chelsea, Ousmane Dembele now seems set to stay at Barcelona.

Raphinha latest: Leeds star STILL wants Barcelona move

Sunday 10 July 2022 22:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea might have offered a better deal to Leeds than Barcelona, although Raphinha is STILL pushing to join the Spanish giants.

Fabrizio Romano has the latest...

Kyle Walker-Peters: Arsenal interested, Tottenham have buy-back clause

Sunday 10 July 2022 21:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Given Tottenham’s problems at right-back in recent seasons, the decision to sell Kyle Walker-Peters to Southampton looks even stranger.

Having worked his way into the England squad while down on the south coast, the 25-year-old has put his career back on track.

According to The Athletic, Saints are not actively looking to sell the defender, although could be forced to after failing to agree a new deal.

The report credits Arsenal with an interest, while revealing Spurs do indeed a have buy-back clause.

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Djed Spence: Tottenham could follow up his signing up with another

Sunday 10 July 2022 21:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham remain keen on Djed Spence of Middlesbrough after a busy summer to have already seen five players arrive.

Now, the club are being tipped for another move if and when the Spence deal is pushed over the line.

“I’ve think now they’ve got Lenglet, that’s the defensive side of things tied up,” said journalist Paul Brown.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if there’s another transfer down the line, they’ve got money to spend because of what ENIC put in at the beginning of the window.

“He’s filled most positions he wanted. He wanted a forward to compete with and put pressure on Kane, he got that in Richarlison, he wanted a tough nut in midfield in Bissouma, he got a wing-back in Perisic and is going for another in Spence.

“But it wouldn’t surprise me if they go for one more player.”

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Frenkie De Jong angry at Barcelona treatment

Sunday 10 July 2022 21:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

On Friday, Standard Sport reported that Barcelona had urged Chelsea to make a bid for Frenkie De Jong, presumably in order to drive up the price amid Manchester United’s interest in the player.

According to BILD, the Dutchman is unhappy with how his future is being dealt with at the Camp Nou.

One to watch, this one...

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(PA)

Lautaro Martinez: Man Utd were tracking Inter Milan star

Sunday 10 July 2022 20:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Linked with Tottenham and Chelsea, Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez is no stranger to the gossip column.

Seemingly staying at Inter Milan this summer, the two London giants weren’t the only clubs keen on the Argentina forward.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United were tracking a move for the forward.

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(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Lisandro Martinez: Nothing advanced on Manchester United front

Sunday 10 July 2022 20:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ajax star Lisandro Martinez is one of the most discussed names in the transfer market this summer.

A target for both Arsenal and Manchester United, the Argentine is constantly tipped as being on the verge of a Premier League move.

Fabrizio Romano, however, has the latest.

A sight Tottenham fans will enjoy seeing

Sunday 10 July 2022 20:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal make Grimaldo offer

Sunday 10 July 2022 19:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Alex Grimaldo to Arsenal story is gathering pace.

Now, A Bola claim the Gunners have submitted an offer of around £6.4m for the Benfica left-back amid their problems in signing Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.

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(AFP/Getty Images)

Matthijs de Ligt: Bad news for Chelsea fans

Sunday 10 July 2022 19:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

It seems Bayern are looking to move ahead in the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt, a player Chelsea have moved for this summer.

Lucas Torreira reveals Jose Mourinho talks

Sunday 10 July 2022 18:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Expected to leave Arsenal, Lucas Torreira has revealed he has held talks with Jose Mourinho over a potential move to Roma.

The midfieler spent last season on loan at Fiorentina and is keen to remain in Italy, though saw a permanent move to the club break down.

“I talked to Mourinho a while ago. He’s a coach I admire. It’s a chance that seduces me, but it’s not easy,” he told El Pais.

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Sevilla eye Sergio Reguilon

Sunday 10 July 2022 18:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

Left out of the squad for the club’s pre-season tour in South Korea, Sergio Reguilon’s future at Tottenham looks bleak.

To that end, Mucho Deporte claim Sevilla are lining up a move for the defender.

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Raheem Sterling to Chelsea: Medical TONIGHT!

Sunday 10 July 2022 18:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Raheem Sterling will undergo a medical on Sunday night as he closes in on a move to Chelsea, writes Simon Collings.

The England winger is leaving Manchester City to join Chelsea and the deal is worth up to £50million, including add-ons.

Sterling will sign a five-year contract with Chelsea, which will include the option for a further 12 months, and he will become the Blues’ highest-paid player.

The 27-year-old will undergo a medical in London on Sunday night ahead of joining the Chelsea squad next week for their tour in America.

Read the full story here!

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Arsenal transfer blow

Sunday 10 July 2022 17:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with a move to Arsenal as attentions now turn to strengthening the midfield department at the Emirates Stadium following the signing of Gabriel Jesus.

At one point, the Serbian was one of the most-highly rated stars in Europe, although his stock has dropped somewhat in recent years.

That might not ever matter to Arsenal, however, as Calciomercato claim the Lazio star has little interest of a move to north London.

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Harry Kane transfer update

Sunday 10 July 2022 17:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Rest easy, Tottenham fans.

Despite some links between Harry Kane and Bayern Munich, Fabrizio Romano has moved to assure everyone that the German giants are NOT tracking the England captain.

Harry Winks tipped for permanent Tottenham exit

Sunday 10 July 2022 17:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Harry Winks’ time at Tottenham looks over following the signing of Yves Bissouma from Brighton.

Linked with a loan move to Everton, Football Insider suggest Spurs are looking for a permanent sale and tip both the Toffees and Bournemouth as potential landing spots.

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)

Alex Grimaldo: Arsenal prepare bid

Sunday 10 July 2022 17:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Kieran Tierney has proven a revelation at Arsenal since joining from Celtic in 2020 but cannot be relied upon to stay fit for a whole season.

In his place, Nuno Tavares endured a difficult first season at the club, so Mikel Arteta could certainly do with stregnthening in that department.

Now, Portuguese outlet Jornal de Noticas claims the Gunners lining up a bid for Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo.

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Erling Haaland’s opening Manchester City message

Sunday 10 July 2022 16:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erling Haaland says he followed his gut when signing for Manchester City.

The striker was on Sunday officially presented to fans at an unveiling ceremony at the Etihad Stadium, arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth around £51million.

Haaland’s signature was one of the most sought-after across the continent, with City facing stiff competition from the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and others. But it was City - the club his father Alf Inge previously played for - who won the race.

Read his comments in full here!

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Raheem Sterling: Chelsea target to have medical today

Sunday 10 July 2022 16:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

We know Raheem Sterling is closing in a move to Chelsea, with a medical booked ahead of an initial £45m deal.

Now, Fabrizio Romano has shared some insight as to the potential timeline.

Steven Bergwijn: Ajax move is a step up from Tottenham

Sunday 10 July 2022 15:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Having sealed a move to Ajax earlier this weekn, Steven Bergwijn believes it is actually STEP UP from playing for Tottenham.

“I was a bit shocked. I didn’t see it coming, actually,” he told Ajax’s official website.

“But yeah I was getting left out of the team there and of course you just want to play. So if you can go back to Ajax it’s quite tempting. They always do well in the league and the Champions League. So, it’s a step up for me.”

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)

N’Golo Kante to Arsenal not happening

Sunday 10 July 2022 15:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

While we’ve seen a number of deals between the Premier League’s Big Six this summer, the idea of Arsenal actually signing N’Golo Kante seemed somewhat ambitious.

The kind of player Arsenal fans have been calling for a for number of years now, the Frenchman has been influential in two Premier League title-winning teams.

Still, according to Fabrizio Romano, there are no talks between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Giovani Lo Celso set to leave Tottenham on a permanent basis

Sunday 10 July 2022 15:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Left out of the club’s pre-season tour of South Korea, Giovani Lo Celso does not look like a man who will be staying in north London for too much longer.

Having spent a hugely impressive spell on loan at Villarreal towards the back end of last season, Marca now claim the La Liga side are preparing to sign the Argentine on a permanent basis.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Haaland looking forward to the derby

Sunday 10 July 2022 15:01 , Alex Young

Manchester City are officially presenting Erling Haaland and their new signings over at the Etihad.

Haaland was just asked which team he is most looking forward to facing.

He replied: "I don't like to say the words, but... Manchester United."

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Cucurella in talks over new Brighton deal

Sunday 10 July 2022 14:52 , Alex Young

Brighton are in discussions with Marc Cucurella over a new contract.

The defender has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, though Brighton have demanded a big fee and are reluctant to sell.

The Athletic reports that the Seagulls are keen to tie down Cucurella beyond his current deal, though it’s not a direct response to City’s interest in the player.

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Ronaldo big bonus before exit plea

Sunday 10 July 2022 14:34 , Alex Young

Cristiano Ronaldo signalled his desire to leave Manchester United just days after taking a “six-figure bonus” from the club, The Sun reports.

Ronaldo was due the payment, which included image rights and performance bonuses, when the second year of his contract began on July 1, and word of his intention to leave first circulated on July 2.

Chelsea remain linked with signing the 37-year-old, but Bayern have ruled themselves out.

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Man United lodge Paredes enquiry

Sunday 10 July 2022 14:16 , Alex Young

Manchester United have made contact with Paris Saint-Germain about Leandro Paredes, according to L'Equipe.

Paredes is available for transfer this summer, with PSG putting a £30million price on the midfielder’s head.

One to watch.

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Chelsea interested in Upamecano

Sunday 10 July 2022 13:58 , Alex Young

More from Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, who confirms Dayot Upamecano is a target.

Chelsea want to sign at least two defenders this summer, with Matthijs de Ligt and Jules Kounde further up Thomas Tuchel's shortlist.

Bayern are proving stern competition for De Ligt which could in turn see Upamecano available for a move.

Read more here!

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Chelsea want £7m for Azpilicueta

Sunday 10 July 2022 13:43 , Alex Young

Chelsea want £7million to sell Cesar Azpilicueta to Barcelona, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 32-year-old has already agreed personal terms on a two-year deal with the Spanish giants, which will see him pocket a substantial pay rise compared to his Blues contract.

Azpilicueta will earn £11million a season before tax and has held talks with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and new co-owner Todd Boehly about making the switch.

Chelsea want to recoup the £7m paid for Azpilicueta when he joined from Marseille a decade ago, but there is a belief that further negotiations will see the asking price lowered.

Read more here!

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Lyon confirm Paqueta bids

Sunday 10 July 2022 13:20 , Alex Young

Lyon star Lucas Paqueta has been the subject of bids, Lyon have confirmed, amid links with Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle.

The midfielder is considered the Ligue 1 side's prized asset, and Newcastle failed with an offer in January during negotiations for Bruno Guimaraes.

North London rivals Arsenal and Spurs have also been credited with interest this summer, and Lyon president this weekend told reporters: "There are proposals for him.

"There are certain players who can feel complete in the project, and others who don't. Economically, we have the means to pursue our ideas and objectives."

Read more here!

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Barca still keen on Azpilicueta

Sunday 10 July 2022 13:00 , Alex Young

Barcelona have not given up hope of signing Cesar Azpilicueta, reports Nizaar Kinsella.

Chelsea are open to selling and want to recoup the £7million fee paid for the defender a decade ago. Barca want to pay less, of course.

More to come shortly.

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(REUTERS)

Sterling medical today

Sunday 10 July 2022 12:53 , Alex Young

Raheem Sterling is set to undergo his Chelsea medical today, according to Sky Sports.

The forward is set to join in a deal worth up to £50million, having already agreed a five-year deal to make him the club’s highest-paid player in their history.

Chelsea hope Sterling will join the squad on their pre-season tour of the USA.

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

No Kante talks for Arsenal

Sunday 10 July 2022 12:47 , Alex Young

A double dose of cold water for Arsenal fans from Fabrizio Romano.

No talks in progress for either Lille winger Edon Zhegrova Chelsea's N'Golo Kante, according to the journalist.

Brentford not giving up on Eriksen

Sunday 10 July 2022 12:28 , Alex Young

Interesting one, this.

Despite Christian Eriksen giving Manchester United his word that he will be joining on a three-year deal, Brentford still retain hope that the player will stay.

That’s according to the Mirror, who report that Thomas Frank has not given up on persuading Eriksen to extend his Bees deal.

United, meanwhile, are aiming to complete the deal to allow Eriksen to join the squad on their pre-season tour.

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(Getty Images/Evening Standard)

Barca and Mendes’ audacious Bernardo plan

Sunday 10 July 2022 12:07 , Alex Young

Barcelona and agent Jorges Mendes have devised a strategy to sign £85m-rated Bernardo Silva from Manchester City.

According to Mundo Deportivo, they hope to lure City by paying a small fee up front and then the rest over a number of years.

For the avoidance of any doubt: that’s how almost every transfer to paid for.

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

Ronaldo’s sister posts cryptic message

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:48 , Alex Young

Try working this one out.

Responding to a question on Instagram about whether her brother will “stay in Manchester?”, Katia Aveira replied: "I suggest some glasses... a span of brain or else learn to read haaa and notion."

A very rough translation for you, there.

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Chelsea target Laporte staying put

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:33 , Alex Young

Aymeric Laporte has ruled out leaving Manchester City this summer amid interest from Chelsea.

Standard Sport understands the Blues made an approach for the centre-back, only for City to reject the prospect out of hand. Chelsea, though, are expected to sign team-mates Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake in the coming days.

Laporte was heavily linked with an Etihad Stadium exit last summer but, after a stellar season back in the fold, is now not looking to leave.

Read more here!

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(PA)

Foden to treble his City wages

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:18 , Alex Young

Phil Foden has agreed a new £200,000-a-week six-year deal with Manchester City.

The contract signals a huge pay bump for Foden, who had been on £65,000 a week, which would put him among the club's highest earners.

The Sun reports that Foden turned down £150,000 a week last season, only for his performances last season to see the club improve the offer.

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Lewandowski keen on Chelsea

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:13 , Alex Young

Chelsea have been alerted to word that Robert Lewandowski is open to joining.

Amid links with Dayot Upamecano, the Blues are also weighing up a move for his Bayern team-mate.

Barcelona are closing in on Chelsea target Raphinha and Sport Bild claim the Blues could take Barca target Lewandowski to England as the striker favouring a Premier League move.

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Barca ready to pull plug on Raphinha

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:11 , Alex Young

A new twist in the Raphinha transfer saga!

According to Mundo Deportivo this morning, Ousmane Dembele's imminent new contract at Barcelona means Raphinha could be put on the backburner.

Barca would prioritise signing Robert Lewandowski, Cesar Azipilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Jules Kounde over Raphinha, despite weeks of negotiations.

A boost for Chelsea, then.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal plot Kante bid

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:09 , Alex Young

Arsenal are weighing up a surprise bid for Chelsea's N'Golo Kante.

According to the Star, Chelsea are open to cashing in on the 31-year-old who has just a year to run on his current deal.

Mikel Arteta believes Kante, one of the club's top earners who has struggled for fitness over the past 12 months, would fit the bill as the defensive midfielder he craves.

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(Getty Images/Evening Standard)

Man United close in on Arsenal target

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:07 , Alex Young

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Lisandro Martinez, reports Fabrizio Romano.

A new bid worth £42million (€50m) has been submitted for the Arsenal target, which does not match Ajax's valuation but there is confidence an agreement will be reached.

Martinez prefers United, and manager Erik ten Hag, over Arsenal and has told Ajax as much.

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Chelsea turn to Upamecano

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:05 , Alex Young

Chelsea have been alerted to the possible availability of Dayot Upamecano as Bayern Munich target Matthijs de Ligt.

The Blues see centre-back as a priority position this summer, with Nathan Ake set to arrive and that is unlikely to be the end of the defensive reinforcements.

90min reports that Upamecano could emerge as an option as fellow target De Ligt prefers Bayern.

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Spurs remain in Spence talks

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:03 , Alex Young

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder has stressed he wants little to do with the Djed Spence deal as Tottenham continue to discuss a potential move for the full-back.

Spurs are keen on Spence but are yet to agree a deal despite weeks of negotiations.

Wilder told Teeside LIVE: “I’ve got to say, I’ve taken myself away from it. It’s not my job now, it’s gone beyond me and it’s not up to me to do the negotiating and agree a deal.

“That’s with the club and the owner and the chief executive.”

Read more here!

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Sterling to join Chelsea pre-season tour

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:01 , Alex Young

Chelsea have agreed a £50million deal with Manchester City to sign Raheem Sterling, with the forward now set to undergo a medical.

The Blues will pay a guaranteed £47.5m, with £2.5m made up of performance-related add-ons.

Sterling has already agreed a five-year deal with Chelsea, with the option of a further year, which will see him become the club’s highest-paid player on over £300,000 a week.

Chelsea hope Sterling will complete a medical early next week and then join his new team-mates on the pre-season tour of the United States. The squad flew out on Saturday.

Read more here!

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