Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea discuss shock Ronaldo move; Raphinha to Arsenal; Tottenham’s Richarlison latest

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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are among the busiest teams as the transfer window heats up ahead of pre-season.

Todd Boehly has held talks with Jorge Mendes over a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has concerns with the situation at Manchester United. Meanwhile, the Gunners have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus, who is Mikel Arteta’s key attacking target, and will now turn to Leeds’ Raphinha, with Spurs favouring a move for Everton forward Richarlison.

Defence is also an area all three hope to strengthen, with Arsenal facing a fight to sign Lisandro Martinez, as Manchester United also like the Ajax man, Spurs being frustrated in their pursuit of Djed Spence and a centre-back, while Thomas Tuchel has made Juventus stalwart Matthijs De Ligt one of six potential summer targets for the Blues. Follow all the latest news with our LIVE blog below.

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Chelsea hold talks with Ronaldo agent

  • Arsenal lead race for Raphinha

  • Tottenham confirm £100m boost

  • Spurs begin Richarlison talks

  • Arsenal agree £45m Jesus fee

  • Chelsea get Dembele boost

ICYMI - Bale’s new confirmed!

Sunday 26 June 2022 07:30 , Matt Verri

Gareth Bale has joined MLS side Los Angeles FC on a year-long deal.

The 32-year-old had been without a club since leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season as his contract expired, initially sparking talk that he would retire from football this summer if Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Bale will lead his side out in Qatar at the end of the year though, leaving him needing to find a new club, at least until the tournament in November.

Cardiff had been touted as a potential option, however Bale has made the decision to join LAFC, just a couple of weeks after it was announced that Italian veteran Giorgio Chellini was also joining the MLS side.

Read the full story here!

ICYMI - Good news Tottenham fans...

Sunday 26 June 2022 07:00 , Matt Verri

Tottenham have confirmed £100million of the £150m cash injection from owners ENIC has been drawn as the club step up transfer dealings.

Exactly one day since announcing the capital increase, Spurs filed a motion with Companies House to confirm two-thirds of the figure was now in club coffers.

Spurs at the time described the move as one that will provide “greater financial flexibility” and enable to club to “further invest on and off the pitch”.

As a result of the equity injection, ENIC could increase their ownership of the club from the current 85.6 per cent to 87.5%. Spurs are able to draw the remaining £50m at a future date.

Read more here

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Potential Dembele boost for Chelsea

Sunday 26 June 2022 06:30 , Matt Verri

Ousmane Dembele could once again be available on a free transfer in the coming days.

It has recently been reported that the Frenchman, who is out of contract at Barcelona at the end of the month, has decided to stay at the Nou Camp despite previously looking set to leave.

However, Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona are on the verge of ending negotations, believing the player is using them to increase offers from interested parties.

Chelsea are among the clubs to have been linked with a free transfer for the winger.

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Chelsea holds talks with Ronaldo’s agent

Sunday 26 June 2022 06:00 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have been linked with a shock move for Cristiano Ronaldo after Todd Boehly reportedly held talks with agent Jorge Mendes.

The 37-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with Manchester United and according to The Athletic, Ronaldo is concerned about the club not matching his ambition in the transfer window after a disappointing season.

It’s claimed that new Chelsea owner Boehly held talk with Mendes in Portugal, with Ronaldo’s future and a potential move to Stamford Bridge one of the subjects discussed. The Telegraph similarly reports that Ronaldo has been offered to the Blues.

United plan on keeping their star man and it is largely expected that he will remain at the club he loves, while it is not clear whether Chelsea will make a serious move for the striker.

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Eriksen still undecided on future

Saturday 25 June 2022 22:51 , Matt Verri

Christian Eriksen is yet to be convinced that Manchester United is a better option for him than Brentford.

The Mirror claims that the midfielder is still undecided between the two clubs, even though United’s is a more financially lucrative offer.

Eriksen enjoyed his time at Brenford and he and his family would ideally prefer to stay in London.

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Man United close in on De Jong

Saturday 25 June 2022 22:18 , Matt Verri

Manchester United have made progress in their bid to sign Frenkie de Jong.

According to Goal, an agreement over the fee is close to being reached with Barcelona, likely to be in the region of £69m with add-ons.

It’s claimed that Barcelona want to sell the midfielder, to ease their financial woes, and that is providing United with encouragement that a deal can be done.

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Chelsea haven’t given up hope on Rice

Saturday 25 June 2022 21:46 , Matt Verri

Chelsea remain interested in bringing Declan Rice to Stamford Bridge.

90min claims that the Blues have contacted West Ham again about the midfielder, but they insist he will not be sold for less than £150million.

Todd Boehly is believed to have moved to start discussions, though the Hammers quickly shut them down.

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Ajax confident Timber will stay

Saturday 25 June 2022 21:16 , Matt Verri

New Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder is confident that Jurrien Timber will remain at the club this summer.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a reunion with Erik ten Hag, but it looks increasingly likely that Manchester United will not be able to secure the defender.

“I have spoken with Jurrien and I am assuming he is staying at Ajax,” Schreuder told ESPN.

“Timber is a smart guy and he knows what is best for himself. We don’t think he is done at Ajax yet.”

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Royal admits he gets made with Conte

Saturday 25 June 2022 20:46 , Matt Verri

Emerson Royal has given an insight into the high standards demanded by Antonio Conte during Tottenham’s training sessions.

Already it’s been a busy transfer window for Spurs, with Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma all joining, while Richarlison is among those strongly linked with a move.

A swoop for Djed Spence also seems likely, though talks drag on, and should the wing-back be signed then there would be some questions regarding Royal’s future in north London.

It remains to be seen whether the Brazilian is in Conte’s long-term plans, but it’s clear that the Italian’s training methods have had an impact on the 23-year-old.

“There are some physical training, sometimes we do a strong training, it ends, and I finish the training dead,” Royal revealed in an interview with ESPN Brasil.

“I arrive at training the next day, and he’s [Conte] like, ‘Emerson, I didn’t like your training yesterday.’ It’s not possible, then I start to get mad already. ‘How did you not like my training yesterday? I gave life, finished training dead’.”

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West Ham close to snapping up Lingard

Saturday 25 June 2022 20:22 , Matt Verri

Jesse Lingard is reportedly close to sealing a return to West Ham on a free transfer.

The Daily Mail reports that the Hammers are keen to bring Lingard back to the London Stadium, after the successful loan spell he enjoyed at the club last year.

A new offer is expected to be put in, with West Heam leading the race for the out-of-contract midfielder.

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Barcelona consider withdrawing Dembele offer

Saturday 25 June 2022 19:52 , Matt Verri

Clubs interested in signing Ousmane Dembele could receive a boost in the coming days.

Recent reports have suggested that the Frenchman, who is out of contract at Barcelona in the summer, has decided to stay at the Nou Camp and has told the club of his desire to do so.

However, Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona are considering withdrawing any contract offers, as they fear they are being used by Dembele to get a better deal elsewhere.

Chelsea are among the clubs to have been linked with a free transfer for the winger.

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Ronaldo wants Man United to act in window

Saturday 25 June 2022 19:33 , Matt Verri

More on that report regarding Ronaldo.

It’s claimed that the 37-year-old is desperate for Manchester United to be challenging for major honours and wants to see the club match his ambition.

If that doesn’t happen in the transfer window, then a move away from Old Trafford becomes more likely.

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Ronaldo to Chelsea discussed

Saturday 25 June 2022 19:14 , Matt Verri

A sensational Chelsea bid for Cristiano Ronaldo has been discussed by Todd Boehly and the player’s agent Jorge Mendes.

The Athletic reports that Boehly met with Mendes in Portugal where a potential move was raised, with Ronaldo having concerns with the situation at Manchester United.

It’s not confirmed whether Chelsea will pursue a deal or not, or whether United would even entertain a bid.

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Merson: Nketiah wouldn’t start for Fulham

Saturday 25 June 2022 18:54 , Matt Verri

Paul Merson has claimed Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is not good enough to start for newly-promoted Fulham.

Nketiah recently signed a new contract with the Gunners, taking on the iconic 14 shirt in the process, as he opted to stay despite rejecting the offers put to him by the club during the season.

Merson told the Daily Star: “No disrespect to Nketiah but Mikel Arteta must realise he won’t get you into the top four. Absolutely no chance. That’s a fact.

“He’s not getting in at Fulham ahead of Aleksandr Mitrovic and they’ve only just been promoted.”

Read the full story here!

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Monaco complete deal for Minamino

Saturday 25 June 2022 18:25 , Matt Verri

Takumi Minamino’s move to Monaco is effectively done.

The forward has spoken out about his frustration at the lack of first-team opportunities he got at Liverpool and he has now left the club for an €18million fee, including add-ons.

“We’re really happy, he was our priority,” Monaco manager said, via Fabrizio Romano.

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Everton eye Chelsea duo

Saturday 25 June 2022 17:56 , Matt Verri

Frank Lampard is eyeing up a summer raid of his former club.

The Telegraph reports that Everton are interested in both Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour, as Lampard looks to boost his midfield options.

Gallagher shone while on loan at Crystal Palace and has seemingly earned the chance to prove himself to Thomas Tuchel in pre-season, while Gilmour’s spell at Norwich was not as successful.

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Bale makes ‘great move'

Saturday 25 June 2022 17:38 , Matt Verri

Everton push for Winks loan

Saturday 25 June 2022 17:12 , Matt Verri

Everton remain interested in bringing Harry Winks to Goodison Park.

Sky Sports that while talks are ongoing, Spurs want a permanent sale but Everton are pushing for a loan with an obligation to buy.

Tottenham do not see Winks as part of Antonio Conte’s plans and so are willing to let him leave this summer.

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Bale set for MLS move

Saturday 25 June 2022 16:48 , Matt Verri

Gareth Bale is reportedly set to join MLS side Los Angeles FC on a year-long deal.

The 32-year-old is without a club after leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season as his contract expired, initially sparking talk that he would retire from football this summer if Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Bale will lead his side out in Qatar at the end of the year though, leaving him needing to find a new club, at least until the tournament in November.

Cardiff have been touted as a potential option, however The Athletic reports that Bale has made the decision to join LAFC, just a couple of weeks after it was announced that Italian veteran Giorgio Chellini was also joining the MLS side.

Read the full story here!

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Ronaldo not going to Bayern

Saturday 25 June 2022 16:26 , Matt Verri

It’s been claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo could make a move away from Old Trafford this summer, but Bayern Munich will not be his next destination should he leave Manchester United.

Reports have suggested Ronaldo is unhappy with United’s inactivity in the transfer window, forcing him to consider his future. Bayern have been linked with him, potentially as a Robert Lewandowski replacement.

However, Bayern Munich director Hasan Salihamidzic has dismissed these rumours.

He told Sky Germany: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a top player with an outstanding career. However, stories on potential deal with Bayern are not true.”

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Liverpool open to selling Salah

Saturday 25 June 2022 15:59 , Alex Young

Liverpool are prepared to let Mohamed Salah join Real Madrid for £60 million this summer, according to The Sun.

The club are considering cashing in on their star player should that figure be met, even though Sadio Mane has already been sold.

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Spurs may have Richarlison tick up their sleeve

Saturday 25 June 2022 15:39 , Alex Young

Tottenham could use transfer clauses to their advantage when discussing with Everton a move for Richarlison.

It has been reported that Watford are owed 10 per cent of any fee over £40m for the Brazilian, so a cash figure plus Harry Winks, for example, could be welcome to Everton.

Also, Everton have active clauses in their deal to bring Dele Alli to the club in January, though the exact details remain unclear.

Barca pushing Lenglet to Spurs

Saturday 25 June 2022 15:20 , Alex Young

Talking of defenders, ESPN claim Tottenham and Barcelona are in talks over a deal for Clement Lenglet.

Discussions have been ticking along for a number of weeks with Barca hoping Spurs will take the defender off their hands, likely on loan.

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Juve won’t budge on De Ligt price

Saturday 25 June 2022 15:00 , Alex Young

We brought you the news earlier that Chelsea were hoping to bring down the price of Matthijs de Ligt by offering a player in part exchange.

Well, Sky Sports report that it won’t cut the mustard with Juventus.

The defender has a €120million release clause in his contract and Juve would demand a fee close to that figure.

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Spurs begin Richarlison talks

Saturday 25 June 2022 14:39 , Alex Young

In addition to that, Everton transfer insider ‘El Bobble’ reports that Tottenham have now opened up talks with Everton for Richarlison.

Everton are holding out for an ‘exceptional’ offer, while talks over Harry Winks continues.

Interesting development in light of Arsenal reportedly taking the lead in the race to sign Raphinha.

Richarlison keen to join Spurs

Saturday 25 June 2022 14:37 , Alex Young

Richarlison is open to joining Tottenham as talks continue with Everton.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who adds that Harry Winks could be included in a deal or negotiated as a separate transfer.

Spurs retain an interest in Raphinha.

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Tuchel touches base with Sterling

Saturday 25 June 2022 14:21 , Alex Young

Thomas Tuchel has got in touch with Raheem Sterling as Chelsea line up an opening offer for the player, according to the Telegraph.

Sterling has just one year left on his Manchester City contract and both player and club are open to parting ways, meaning he could be available for around £50m.

The new era of Chelsea is firmly underway.

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Gil has loan suitors

Saturday 25 June 2022 14:05 , Alex Young

Sampdoria have asked Tottenham if Bryan Gil is available for a loan move.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the Italian side are keen on a move for the 21-year-old, though they would face competition from a number of clubs including Marseille.

No decision has yet been made on the future of Gil, who spent the second half of the season on loan at Valencia.

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Arsenal willing to let Tavares go

Saturday 25 June 2022 13:49 , Alex Young

Arsenal are willing to sell Nuno Tavares this summer.

Tavares is a loan target for Marseille as they prepare for a return to the Champions League next season after finishing second in Ligue 1.

Atalanta are also interested in a move for the 22-year-old, who was the understudy to first-choice left-back Kieran Tierney last season and had some shaky moments when he came into the team.

Arsenal are targeting a move for highly-rated Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez as they look to continue their summer spending after agreeing a £34million deal to sign midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto.

Read the full story here.

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Man United winning Eriksen race

Saturday 25 June 2022 13:38 , Alex Young

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Christian Eriksen, according to talkSPORT.

Following Tottenham bowing out of the race, it was a straight shootout between United and Brentford for Eriksen’s signature.

Erik ten Hag made him a key target and appears the new manager may be getting his name.

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Chelsea look at swap deals

Saturday 25 June 2022 13:22 , Alex Young

Todd Boehly will attempt to shake up Chelsea's summer transfer business through a series of US-style player trade deals, according to reports.

Chelsea's new supremo has already put the wheels in motion on a major administrative overhaul at Stamford Bridge, acting as interim sporting director this summer.

The PA news agency reports that Chelsea's new co-controlling owner and chairman will explore a number of player swaps to freshen up the Blues squad.

Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are among those who can leave this summer, and Chelsea have been encouraged by Juventus towards a move for Matthijs De Ligt. Werner could be offered in a part exchange deal but still remains a squad and fan favourite due to his hard-working attitude and upbeat demeanour.

Read more here.

Arsenal lead race for Raphinha

Saturday 25 June 2022 13:17 , Alex Young

Arsenal will step up their efforts to sign Raphinha in the coming days, The Athletic reports.

The Gunners have already seen a bid rejected but remain undeterred, with the player open to making the move making Arsenal favourites for his signature.

Chelsea and Tottenham are looking elsewhere, with Raheem Sterling of interest in west London and Spurs favouring Richarlison.

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Spurs getting serious

Saturday 25 June 2022 13:02 , Alex Young

Tottenham have confirmed £100million of the £150m cash injection from owners ENIC has been drawn as the club step up transfer dealings.

Exactly one day since announcing the capital increase, Spurs filed a motion with Companies House to confirm two-thirds of the figure was now in club coffers.

Spurs at the time described the move as one that will provide “greater financial flexibility” and enable to club to “further invest on and off the pitch”.

As a result of the equity injection, ENIC could increase their ownership of the club from the current 85.6 per cent to 87.5%. Spurs are able to draw the remaining £50m at a future date.

Read more here.

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Chelsea to bow out of Raphinha race

Saturday 25 June 2022 12:45 , Alex Young

Arsenal and Tottenham could be the last two clubs in the race for Raphinha.

Fabrizio Romano reports that while Chelsea are interested, their top priority is bringing Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge this summer.

With it unclear whether Barcelona are in a financial position to act on their interest in Raphinha, the two serious offers look set to come from north London.

However, with Leeds selling Kalvin Phillips, they are likely to be even more determined to secure a huge fee.

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ICYMI: Rooney resigns at Derby

Saturday 25 June 2022 12:16 , Alex Young

Wayne Rooney last night left Derby County with immediate effect after informing the club he wanted to be relieved of his managerial duties.

The 36-year-old joined Derby in 2021 as a player-coach, before retiring a year later to become manager at Pride Park.

It’s been a period overshadowed by instability off the pitch, culminating in the club being relegated from the Championship as they were unable to make up the ground lost by a 21-point deduction for breaches of accounting rules.

Derby have been in administration since September and they will now have to find a new manager too, after Rooney made the decision to step down.

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Spurs wonderkid heading to Man United

Saturday 25 June 2022 11:55 , Alex Young

Tottenham wonderkid Jayden Meghoma has been lured to Manchester United, according to Football Insider.

The 15-year-old left-back has come through the ranks at Spurs and broke into the England youth setup, but has told friends he is heading to Old Trafford.

Meghoma is considered among the most talented youngsters in the country.

Zaniolo happy at Roma

Saturday 25 June 2022 11:31 , Alex Young

Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo does not want to leave Italy, amid links with Tottenham, according to journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

Reports in Italy claimed Spurs manager director Fabio Paratici was looking into bringing the 22-year-old to the Premier League.

But Zaniolo is settled in Rome and not looking for pastures new.

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Marseille ready Saliba bid

Saturday 25 June 2022 11:16 , Alex Young

Marseille are ready to offer Arsenal £25million to keep William Saliba on a permanent deal, the Express reports.

Saliba, who spent the season on loan at the club and was named Ligue 1 young player of the year, has already said he plans on returning to Arsenal, for whom he has never played in three years.

But Marseille are not giving it as they can guarantee Saliba regular minutes ahead of the World Cup in November.

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West Ham to seal Areola deal

Saturday 25 June 2022 11:08 , Alex Young

According to The Sun, West Ham are close to making their second signing of the summer.

Alphonse Areola, who spent last season on loan at the club, is expected to join on a permanent basis from PSG in a £10.5m deal despite interest from Fulham and Newcastle.

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Ajax to make big Bergwijn bid

Saturday 25 June 2022 10:39 , Alex Young

Ajax are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham.

Bergwijn has been told he can leave Spurs this summer and Sebastien Haller’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will help Ajax fund a move for the Dutch international.

Ajax’s current transfer record is the £20.25million they paid West Ham for Haller in January 2021. But the Dutch giants are ready to spend more than that to land Bergwijn.

Ajax want Bergwijn to form part of a new-look attack next season and are expected to step up their pursuit of the 24-year-old after agreeing to sell Haller. Tottenham paid £27m for Bergwijn in January 2020.

Read the full story here.

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Arsenal continue work on Jesus deal

Saturday 25 June 2022 10:14 , Alex Young

Arsenal’s deal to sign Gabriel Jesus edges ever closer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, club director Edu will work over the weekend to finalise the move.

Newcastle agree Botman fee

Saturday 25 June 2022 09:56 , Alex Young

Newcastle have agreed a fee of around £35million for Lille defender Sven Botman, according to reports.

The Magpies tried to bring the defender to England in January but were unsuccessful - they look set to get their man now though.

Lille are content with the bid and Botman’s medical is expected to take place in the coming days.

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Antony absent from Ajax training return

Saturday 25 June 2022 09:37 , Alex Young

Ajax star Antony was reportedly absent from the first day of pre-season training amid transfer interest from Manchester United.

United are pushing to sign the winger as new manager Erik ten Hag targets a reunion with one of his standout former Ajax stars.

A deal worth around £40million has been mooted, with Antony reportedly making it clear he wants to explore a possible move to Old Trafford.

Read more here.

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Done deal! Nottingham Forest sign Taiwo Awoniyi

Saturday 25 June 2022 09:19 , Alex Young

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Taiwo Awoniyi, understood to be a club-record deal worth £17.2m.

Awoniyi is Union Berlin’s all-time top scorer in the Bundesliga.

Leeds raise Raphinha asking price

Saturday 25 June 2022 09:07 , Alex Young

Leeds have raised their asking price for transfer target Raphinha after agreeing a deal to sell Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all interested in signing the Brazilian, and Leeds had initially been holding out for around £55m but, according to Fabrizio Romano, are now asking for a further £10m.

That's because the club are under less pressure to sell due to Kalvin Phillips' £45m move to Manchester City.

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AC Milan open Ziyech talks

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:53 , Alex Young

There are expected to be a number of changes at Chelsea this summer, particularly in attack.

Thomas Tuchel is keen on big signings this summer after a disappointing season for his frontline, although players will need to depart for that to happen.

According to SempreMilan, Hakim Ziyech could be one of those to leave.

They claim Italian champions AC Milan are eager to sign the forward and could make an offer to bring him to the San Siro.

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Chelsea offer Werner and cash for De Ligt

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:40 , Alex Young

Chelsea have offered £38m plus Timo Werner to sign Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt, according to Sky Italia.

De Ligt is Thomas Tuchel's key defensive target and the Blues boss plans to make six new additions to his squad in a significant summer overhaul.

Werner is happy to make the move, though Juve may not be similarly inclined considering De Ligt's £103m release clause.

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Spurs deal for Spence stalls

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:35 , Alex Young

According to The Sun, Tottenham and Middlesbrough remain some way apart in their valuations of Djed Spence.

Boro are reportedly looking for £15m plus add-ons for the England U21 international, who is a major target for Antonio Conte.

Spurs, however, are said to value him at closer to £10m.

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Arsenal step up Martinez talks

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:31 , Alex Young

Arsenal continue to push for Lisandro Martinez this window.

Fabrizio Romano reports there has been new contact between the Gunners and Martinez’s agent, though Ajax are still reluctant to sell.

Should the Gunners get a move over the line, Nuno Tavares could well be leaving the Emirates this summer.

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Spurs in Lenglet loan talks

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:28 , Alex Young

ESPN claim Spurs and Barcelona have been in talks over a deal for Clement Lenglet for a number of weeks now.

It is claimed the Spanish giants are hoping Spurs can convince the Frenchman to join them, as they bid to free up wages.

Barca, however, are also said to be open to a loan deal.

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Chelsea focus on Sterling

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:25 , Alex Young

Chelsea still see Raheem Sterling as their top priority in the transfer window.

Fabrizio Romano reports that although the Blues have shown interest in Raphinha, it’s Sterling who they really want to bring to Stamford Bridge.

He has just 12 months remaining on his Manchester City contract and it’s believed Pep Guardiola is willing to sell the Englishman.

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Man City to sign Phillips

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:22 , Alex Young

Talking of Leeds, Manchester City have agreed a fee of around £42m for Kalvin Phillips.

In a separate deal, Darko Gyabi will go the other way for a fee in the region of £5million.

West Ham had tried to sign the player in January but saw a £50m offer snubbed and now the Premier League champions look to be closing in.

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Raphinha deal now more difficult?

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:19 , Alex Young

Could Kalvin Phillips’ imminent move to Manchester City have an impact on Leeds selling Raphinha?

There’s certainly no need for Leeds to sell the Brazilian, with City buying Phillips for £42million.

With Chelsea likely focusing on Raheem Sterling, it looks to be a straight race between Arsenal and Tottenham for Raphinha - but any hopes of driving the price down seem to have ended.

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Arsenal agree deal with Man City for Jesus

Saturday 25 June 2022 08:16 , Alex Young

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Man City to sign Gabriel Jesus for a guaranteed £45million, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners are now set to complete a move for the Brazilian, seeing them win the race for Jesus that has dragged on for weeks.

Personal terms are now being discussed, which are expected to be swiftly agreed too.

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