Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea offered Neymar, Aubameyang talks; Weigl to Arsenal; Tottenham keen on James

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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all remain heavily active on the penultimate day of the summer transfer window. Arsenal have been warned over Palmeiras star Danilo after making a £20million bid for the midfielder, while there is also believed to be interest in Julian Weigl, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Youri Tielemans and Pedro Neto before Thursday’s 11pm BST deadline.

Chelsea are said to be in advanced talks to sign RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, while they are still trying to clinch the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, despite the Barcelona striker suffering a fractured jaw during a home robbery. The Blues have also bid for Ajax defensive midfielder Edson Alvarez and, for the second time, been offered PSG superstar Neymar.

Tottenham are in talks with Leeds over signing Dan James and hope to sign Manchester City starlet Adedire Mebude, while Bryan Gil could leave. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Arsenal could hijack Weigl move

  • Chelsea offered chance to sign Neymar

  • Arsenal fired Danilo warning after £20m bid

  • Chelsea still want Aubameyang despite jaw fracture

  • Tottenham set for further James talks

  • Blues opt against Gvardiol move

Chelsea could be set for Man City battle

Wednesday 31 August 2022 19:23 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have decided against making an offer for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol but will continue to monitor the Croatia international should his club one day decide to cash in, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues prioritised the £70million signing of Leicester’s Wesley Fofana and are now generally happy with their central defensive outlook in the short-term.

It is thought that they could return for the 20-year-old Gvardiol in future transfer windows and this could come as early as January, with a replacement for Thiago Silva potentially needed next summer.

Manchester City are also thought to be huge admirers of Gvardiol and are likewise keen to compete for his signature should Leipzig decide to sell.

Read the full story!

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Busy 24 hours for Arsenal?

Wednesday 31 August 2022 18:27 , Matt Verri

Youri Tielemans, Danilo, Julian Weigl, Douglas Luiz, Pedro Neto...

No shortage of players being linked with a move to Arsenal before the window closes tomorrow night.

We’ve had a full look at all those rumours right here!

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Chelsea hold fire on Gvardiol

Wednesday 31 August 2022 17:56 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are ready to wait to continue talks with RB Leipzig over a move for Josko Gvardiol until January.

There have reportedly been discussions between the clubs over a big-money deal that would see the defender remain at Leipzig on loan for the rest of the season.

However, with Leipzig wanting a fee in the region of €90 million, Chelsea are ready to put any potential move on hold, according to The Athletic.

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Malinovskyi wants Tottenham

Wednesday 31 August 2022 17:33 , Matt Verri

Ruslan Malinovskyi is hoping to make a late move to Tottenham before the end of the window.

Calciomercato claim that Leicester are interested in the midfielder, as are Nottingham Forest who continue to want to sign the entirety of Europe.

However, it’s reported that Malinovskyi would much prefer a move to Spurs than those two clubs.


Done deal!

Wednesday 31 August 2022 17:11 , Matt Verri

Leandro Paredes has joined Juventus on a loan deal from PSG, ending any speculation that he could be an Arsenal target.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Juventus have an option to make the move a permament one, which could become mandatory.

Disappointment for Chelsea

Wednesday 31 August 2022 16:52 , Matt Verri

A Chelsea deal for Crystal Palace star attacker Wilfried Zaha has been described as ‘unlikely’ by sources close to the situation, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Meanwhile, the academy’s interest in Dinamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan has hit issues over the paying of his transfer fee.

Sanctions on the Russian economy due to the war in Ukraine are now expected to block any move for the 19-year-old to move to west London, ending any option to activate his £12.6m release clause.

Read the full story!

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Interest in Gakpo continues

Wednesday 31 August 2022 16:36 , Matt Verri

Leeds are interested in a late move for PSV winger Cody Gakpo.

The 23-year-old was linked with Arsenal earlier in the summer, while Southampton had a £21m bid rejected this week. PSV want at least £25m for Gakpo.

Sky Sports now report that Leeds have joined the race and are keen on the Dutchman - sign that they think Dan James could be leaving?

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No further Man United business expected

Wednesday 31 August 2022 16:19 , Matt Verri

Manchester United are set for a quiet transfer deadline day after the signings of Antony and Martin Dubravka.

Erik ten Hag insisted the paperwork was not yet complete on his new £84million signing when speaking to the media on Wednesday, ahead of facing Leicester, as he stated the double deal would spell the “end” of United’s summer purchases.

While the United boss specified a quality over quantity aspect to his business, he explained why his desire for a high-intensity game made it necessary to get more bodies through the door.

“[In the] offense department we need to strengthen our squad,” he told reporters ahead of Antony’s impending arrival.

Read Ten Hag’s full comments

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Maitland-Niles to sign new Arsenal deal ahead of loan

Wednesday 31 August 2022 16:05 , Matt Verri

Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to join Southampton on loan for the season, writes Simon Collings.

The 25-year-old is in the final stages of sealing a move to the south coast after fielding interest from other Premier League clubs, including Bournemouth.

Maitland-Niles will join Southampton for the rest of the 2022-23 campaign and also extend his Arsenal contract - due to expire next summer - by a year.

The loan deal is also expected to include the option for a permanent transfer in 2023.

Read more on that

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Spurs set for more James talks

Wednesday 31 August 2022 15:47 , Matt Verri

Tottenham are among the clubs exploring a deadline-day deal for Leeds United’s Dan James but the winger is happy to remain in Yorkshire, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs are in the market for a replacement for Bryan Gil, who wants to return to La Liga side Valencia on loan for the rest of the season.

They are one a number of clubs interested in James after Leeds indicated they would allow the 24-year-old to leave Elland Road before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.

Further talks are expected on Thursday but James is thought to be content where he is and not pushing for a late move.

Read the full story!

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Gordon set to stay at Everton

Wednesday 31 August 2022 15:28 , Matt Verri

One man who is unlikely to join Chelsea though is Anthony Gordon.

The Athletic report that the Blues have no interest in going beyond £40million for the winger and with Everton valuing him at much more than that, a deal looks almost impossible.

Frank Lampard made it clear last night he expects Gordon to stay at the club.

He said: “I’m very confident he’ll be our player. The deadline to decide to sell him has passed.”

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Aubameyang move still possible

Wednesday 31 August 2022 15:09 , Matt Verri

It could well be a chaotic last day or so of the transfer window at Stamford Bridge, particularly after last night’s defeat at Southampton.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains a target, despite suffering a broken jaw in an armed robbery, and Fabrizio Romano reports that new talks have begun between Chelsea and Barcelona.

It’s believed that personal terms are already agreed with the striker from Chelsea’s perspective, but they still need to finalise the structure of a potential deal with Barcelona. Both parties appear keen on making it happen.

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Chelsea offered chance to sign Neymar

Wednesday 31 August 2022 14:53 , George Flood

Is there more to this Neymar business than first thought?

The Daily Mail are reporting that Chelsea HAVE been offered a sensational deal to sign the Brazilian superstar before tomorrow night’s transfer deadline.

While Todd Boehly and Clearlake have not been afraid to splash the cash this summer, with a new Premier League record looming for a single window, such a blockbuster transfer is rated unlikely at this stage.

Surely not!


Maitland-Niles to Southampton in triple deal

Wednesday 31 August 2022 14:24 , George Flood

Southampton are preparing to make several new additions to their squad before the deadline, it seems.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the Saints are closing in on a loan deal with a buy option for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, whose Arsenal contract will be extended before he departs.

A medical is due soon, with Southampton also poised to acquire young Manchester City pair Sam Edozie and Juan Larios, with the Premier League champions to retain buy-back clauses - as they did when selling Romeo Lavia to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side earlier in the summer.

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Arsenal could hijack Weigl deal

Wednesday 31 August 2022 13:58 , George Flood

Julian Weigl is reportedly emerging as another potential midfield option for Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta remains on the lookout for further additions in the middle of the park before the deadline with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny out injured.

With deals for the likes of Youri Tielemans, Danilo and Mykhaylo Mudryk considered unlikely, the Daily Express suggests that Arsenal could now return for another former target in Weigl.

Benfica look set to offload the German international, with suggestions that he could be loaned to Borussia Monchengladbach in a deal that includes a £13m buy option.

Could the Gunners swoop first?

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Done deal! Chelsea announce Fofana signing

Wednesday 31 August 2022 13:43 , George Flood

Chelsea have now at last confirmed the signing of Wesley Fofana from Leicester.

The French defender has put pen to paper on a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge and arrives for an initial fee of £70m.

“The two last days have been really big days for me and I’m very happy,” Fofana said. “I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing games for the fans and the club.

“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, everything. I came here to win and the club is built to win trophies so I’m here to continue that.”

Ronaldo and Wan-Bissaka staying at Man United

Wednesday 31 August 2022 13:08 , George Flood

Erik ten Hag has now claimed that the deals for Antony and Martin Dubravka will bring an end to Manchester United’s summer spending.

At a press conference held before Thursday’s Premier League trip to Leicester, the Dutchman refused to discuss his reunion with Ajax’s Brazilian winger specifically as the necessary paperwork is not yet fully complete.

“For this window, it will be the end,” Ten Hag said of United’s plans. “You always have to be alert at a top club. But we will go from September to minimum January with this squad.

“In the offensive department we needed to strengthen the squad. Offensive players fatigue quicker. They have to run more with high intensity.”

Ten Hag also confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will both STAY at Old Trafford beyond the deadline.

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Man United want Sergio Dest deal

Wednesday 31 August 2022 12:47 , George Flood

Manchester United want to buy a new right-back before the transfer window slams shut, according to the latest reports.

Erik ten Hag has been busy of late, with Casemiro and Antony both signed up, and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka also on his way from Newcastle.

But he’s not done yet, with The Independent reporting that a new right-sided defender to compete with Diogo Dalot is next on the wishlist, with Barcelona’s Sergino Dest apparently seen as the most viable option.

Barca apparently want to offload the USA international, but much will depend on United securing the exit of Aaron Wan-Bissaka amid interest from former club Crystal Palace and West Ham.

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Aubameyang injured during armed robbery at his home

Wednesday 31 August 2022 12:24 , George Flood

A worrying update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has suffered a jaw fracture after trying to defend his family during a terrifying armed robbery at his Barcelona home.

The ex-Arsenal captain was said to have been hit in the face with an iron bar in front of his wife and children during the attempted burglary that took place in the early hours of Monday morning.

Our best wishes to Pierre for a speedy recovery.

Aubameyang’s injury is not expected to prove a barrier to joining Chelsea before tomorrow night’s deadline, but an agreement between the clubs is yet to be reached with time quickly running out.

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Tottenham back in Dan James talks

Wednesday 31 August 2022 11:52 , George Flood

Dan James to Tottenham has been potentially resurrected.

Spurs are now back in talks with Leeds over the former Manchester United winger, per Fabrizio Romano.

Tottenham want an initial loan deal for James that includes a buy option, but they are said to face a battle from Premier League rivals for his signature.

Romano adds that Spurs are not moving for Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech or Yannick Carrasco at this time as they search for another wide option with Bryan Gil expected to be loaned to Valencia.

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Arsenal not in Mudryk talks

Wednesday 31 August 2022 11:34 , George Flood

Perhaps Brentford are the Premier League club that will sign Mykhaylo Mudryk after all.

Fabrizio Romano reports that they still want the Ukraine international, but adds that talks with Shakhtar Donetsk are very complicated for obvious reasons.

He adds that Arsenal have not advanced any further with a potential move for Mudryk, having held discussions with the player on Monday.

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Done deal! Wolves sign Kalajdzic

Wednesday 31 August 2022 11:29 , George Flood

A confirmed transfer to bring you from the Premier League.

Wolves have now sealed their £15.4m deal for towering Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic.

The Austrian international, who stands at 6ft 7ins tall, was previously linked with Manchester United but has penned a five-year deal at Molineux that includes the option for a further 12 months beyond that.

Kalajdzic won’t play against managerless Bournemouth tonight, however.

Exclusive: Tottenham eye Man City starlet Mebude

Wednesday 31 August 2022 11:07 , George Flood

Tottenham have joined the race to sign highly-rated 18-year-old Adedire Mebude from Manchester City, Nizaar Kinsella reports.

A skilful forward with blistering pace, Mebude has stalled on contract talks with City, opening the door for rival clubs to pounce.

Spurs are among the English clubs ready to sign the Scotland Under-19 international on a permanent deal, with Southampton and Newcastle also monitoring his situation.

There is also interest from European clubs, with PSV Eindhoven and Club Brugge keen.

Read the full article here

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PSG not entertaining Neymar to Chelsea links

Wednesday 31 August 2022 11:04 , George Flood

Neymar to Chelsea is a particularly outlandish rumour as we head into the the final 36 hours of this eventful summer transfer window.

According to CBS Sports, Paris Saint-Germain are currently treating such talk as just that - a rumour.

Ben Jacobs reports that there has been no direct contact between the clubs, with PSG not currently contemplating selling the Brazilian superstar.

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Arsenal fired Danilo transfer warning

Wednesday 31 August 2022 10:46 , George Flood

Arsenal have been warned that Palmeiras have no plans to sell midfielder Danilo before the transfer window shuts on Thursday, writes Simon Collings.

Danilo is of long-term interest to Arsenal and sources in Brazil claim the Gunners made a fresh enquiry about him on Tuesday.

That was knocked back by Palmeiras, with the Brazilian side only willing to sanction a sale now if his £86million release clause for foreign suitors is met.

Palmeiras are reluctant to sell now as they are currently competing to retain the Copa Libertadores. Danilo is admired by other clubs in Europe, not just Arsenal, with AC Milan one of those also tracking him.

Arsenal could swoop for a midfielder before the transfer window slams shut as both Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are currently out injured.

Read the full article here

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Everton to clinch Garner and Gueye deals

Wednesday 31 August 2022 10:28 , George Flood

Speaking of Everton, they look to be very busy as the deadline approaches.

Frank Lampard is on the verge of signing two new midfielders as he seeks an upturn in fortunes on Merseyside this season.

The Athletic claim that Everton have beaten Leicester, Southampton and Nottingham Forest to a deal for Manchester United midfielder James Garner that could be worth up to £15m including add-ons.

Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano adds that Idrissa Gana Gueye will undergo a medical today ahead of his eagerly-awaited return to Goodison Park from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Mudryk to Arsenal ‘extremely unlikely’ before deadline

Wednesday 31 August 2022 10:21 , George Flood

Bad news for Arsenal on the Mykhaylo Mudryk front.

The Guardian now report it is “extremely unlikely” that he will complete a move to the Emirates this summer.

However, they seem to suggest that a switch elsewhere in the Premier League is still an option for the highly-fancied Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger.

Could Everton win the race for his services instead?

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Done deal! Spurs sign ex-Arsenal striker Lankshear

Wednesday 31 August 2022 09:35 , George Flood

Tottenham have completed the signing of highly-rated Sheffield United teenager Will Lankshear in a deal worth a reported £2million, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

The 17-year-old forward, who was released by their north London rivals Arsenal a year ago, will join up with Spurs’ academy on a deal until 2025 after they beat Brentford to his signature.

The deal includes both performance-related add-ons and a sell-on clause, the Blades have confirmed.

Lankshear was prolific as captain of Sheffield United’s Under-18 side, who won the Professional Development League national title last season after an unbeaten campaign, and he has also played and scored for their U23s.

Read the full story here

Exclusive: Chelsea’s Simons set for Hull loan switch

Wednesday 31 August 2022 09:17 , George Flood

Chelsea’s young midfielder Xavier Simons is on the verge of sealing a season-long loan switch to Championship side Hull, reports Nizaar Kinsella.

The Yorkshire club hope to complete a medical today, subject to a few final details. They have seen off competition from AFC Wimbledon to sign the 19-year-old.

Simons recently penned a new contract at Stamford Bridge until 2023, with the club holding an option to extend the deal by another year.

The renewal came as a relief within the Chelsea academy after he snubbed transfer interest from Watford, Norwich, Southampton and Brighton with his old deal due to expire this summer.

Now, with the Blues having signed academy midfielders Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei for a combined £33million, they have opted to loan out their homegrown talent.

Read the full article here

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Arsenal and Chelsea target Zaha set for Palace stay

Wednesday 31 August 2022 09:00 , George Flood

Wilfried Zaha cut a very frustrated figure at Selhurst Park last night.

The Crystal Palace talisman continued his red-hot start to the season by netting another brilliant effort shortly before the hour mark against Brentford.

However, he later his expressed his frustration and said he was “lost for words” after the Eagles conceded another late goal courtesy of Yoane Wissa to draw.

Patrick Vieira, though, insists Zaha is going nowhere amid strong late interest in a deal from London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

“I didn’t even put that in my head,” the Palace boss said. “I didn’t even ask myself that question. I’m working with him every day and there is no doubt, there is nothing crossing my mind that something like that will happen.

“He never showed anything like that. The only thing he is showing is competitiveness on the field, doing well for the super club that he loves very much.

“Today, we needed something special to score a goal and Wilfried delivered,” Vieira said, and when asked whether the speculation over Zaha’s future had become a distraction he added: “None at all. We’re used to it.

“When you look at his smile when he scored that goal, it says everything. The smile on his face tells you how much he loves this football club.”

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£19m bid launched for Arsenal target Tielemans

Wednesday 31 August 2022 08:39 , George Flood

Have Arsenal finally made their move for Youri Tielemans?

The Belgian international is another long-term target for Mikel Arteta, whose desire to further bolster his midfield ranks before tomorrow’s transfer deadline has been strengthened by injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny.

Football Insider now report that Leicester have received a £19m bid for Tielemans from a “mystery club”.

No word yet as to if that offer is being considered or indeed who exactly it’s from!

Watch this space, folks...

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Liverpool ponder £42m Caicedo offer

Wednesday 31 August 2022 08:27 , George Flood

Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a late move for Moises Caicedo, though Graham Potter insists Brighton won’t be forced into selling their star midfielder.

Jurgen Klopp performed a dramatic public U-turn on his stance over not signing a new midfielder last week amid injuries to the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

And the Reds are now pondering a £42m bid for Caicedo, per The Sun, a player whom Brighton only signed for £4.5m last January.

However, Potter insists that the Seagulls are determined to keep their Ecuador international at the Amex.

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“In football you never know, but we are quite calm and confident,” he said. “You’d probably get his boots for that from the chairman — maybe! £100m? They can try.

“It doesn’t surprise me that people are looking at him, because he is playing at a fantastic level.

“He is a top, top kid, a great person. But the position that the club are in is that we don’t want to lose him and we don’t think we will. He has all the attributes to play at the very, very highest level.”

Chelsea in advanced Gvardiol talks

Wednesday 31 August 2022 08:09 , George Flood

Chelsea have caused a shock by entering into talks over Josko Gvardiol.

Thomas Tuchel is on the lookout for further future defensive options with the imminent arrival of Wesley Fofana from Leicester as the Blues also frantically try to close deals for Anthony Gordon and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the deadline.

According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are in advanced negotiations with RB Leipzig over Gvardiol after making an offer of around €90m yesterday.

The deal would see the Croatian international remain in the Bundesliga on loan until next summer, when he would then make the move over to Stamford Bridge.

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Arsenal submit £20m Danilo bid

Wednesday 31 August 2022 08:04 , George Flood

Mykhaylo Mudryk is far from the only player on Arsenal’s radar before tomorrow night’s deadline.

The Gunners also appear eager to pull off a deal for long-term target Danilo at Palmeiras.

Goal claim that Arsenal have submitted a £20m proposal for the 21-year-old midfielder, which is likely to be rejected.

Apparently Palmeiras president Leila Pereira will only let him leave at this juncture for his full €100m release clause that applies to European suitors, with AC Milan also registering an interest.

A transfer in January may be more likely for Danilo.

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Mudryk responds favourably to Arsenal interest

Wednesday 31 August 2022 07:57 , George Flood

Arsenal are reportedly chasing a late summer move for Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The highly-rated winger - dubbed both the Ukrainian Messi and Ukrainian Neymar, depending on which publication you read - could leave Shakhtar Donetsk before Thursday night’s 11pm BST deadline.

Multiple outlets suggest Arsenal have explored a potential deal for Mudryk, who has also been compared to ex-Gunners winger Alexander Hleb.

Now, in true modern football fashion, the 21-year-old has even liked a post on Instagram claiming Arsenal are interested in taking him to the Emirates this week.

One to watch, with Everton among the other clubs linked with Mudryk.

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Klopp: Our midfield target joined another club

Tuesday 30 August 2022 22:46 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp has revealed Liverpool were unsuccessful in bringing in their top midfield target earlier in the summer.

It’s believed Aurelien Tchouameni was the man Liverpool wanted, before the Frenchman opted to join Real Madrid instead.

“We were going for a midfielder but that midfielder decided to go to another club,” Klopp said.

“That can happen. Some players in this moment are not available but for us really interesting. That’s how it is - we can make that decision.

“And now we can make the decision – we bring somebody in where you think, ‘Is it the right one?’ I’m not 100 per cent sure; short term probably yes, long term I’m not 100 per cent sure, and what would that mean for the next transfer?

“So, we always wanted, we always wanted but it was always about the right one. And we cannot change that just because of some things.”


Saka confident of new Arsenal deal

Tuesday 30 August 2022 22:35 , Alex Young

Bukayo Saka is confident he will sign a new contract at Arsenal, mirroring manager Mikel Arteta’s words.

Arteta last week told reporters: “I am very confident that we as a club, Bukayo and his family and agent are all aligned.

“Now it’s about putting that on a piece of paper. I would like that to get done because I don’t want players to be distracted in the season. But these things take time.”

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s match against Aston Villa, Saka was asked if he agreed with Arteta’s view

He replied: “Yes, I share his confidence”.

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Vieira has no doubt Zaha is staying

Tuesday 30 August 2022 22:05 , Alex Young

Patrick Vieira says he has “no doubt” that Wilfried Zaha will remain a Crystal Palace player beyond Thursday’s transfer deadline.

The Ivorian is into the final 12 months of his contract at Selhurst Park and is the subject of late window interest from Chelsea. However, Vieira insists he is not contemplating the possibility of life without his talisman.

“I didn’t even put that in my head,” Vieira said. “I didn’t even ask myself that question. I’m working with him every day and there is no doubt, there is nothing crossing my mind that something like that will happen.

“He never showed anything like that. The only thing he is showing is competitiveness on the field, doing well for the super club that he loves very much.”

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Paredes picks Juve

Tuesday 30 August 2022 21:43 , Alex Young

Arsenal target Leandro Paredes has decided to join Juventus.

The PSG midfielder will have a medical on Wednesday, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Done deal!

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That was quick! He was only in the airport a short while ago.

Harry Winks has officially joined Sampdoria on loan for the season.

Leipzig respond to Gvardiol reports

Tuesday 30 August 2022 21:04 , Alex Young

RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has ruled out a transfer exit for Chelsea target Josko Gvardiol.

Gvardiol is a long-term target of the Blues, and many clubs across Europe, and with just two days left of the transfer window is reportedly the subject of a bid from Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks over signing Gvardiola next summer in a deal worth around £77million (€90m), with Gvardiol remaining at Leipzig for the coming season before linking up with the Blues 10 months’ time.

But Mintzlaff says his player will be going nowhere, either this summer or next.

Read more here!

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Winks arrives for Sampdoria move

Tuesday 30 August 2022 20:23 , Alex Young

Harry Winks has landed in Italy ahead of finalising a move to Sampdoria.

He will now undergo a medical before confirmation of the season-long loan, which will likely come tomorrow.

Man United could sign new right-back

Tuesday 30 August 2022 20:08 , Alex Young

It turns out, Manchester United could be back in for a new player.

The Telegraph report that Sergino Dest and Thomas Meunier are both now available on loan, which means Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be allowed to leave.

West Ham and Crystal Palace are keen on the England international.

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Chelsea offer De Jong a contract

Tuesday 30 August 2022 19:54 , Alex Young

Chelsea are cooking.

According to reports in Spain, the club have offered Frenkie de Jong €18million a season to make the move from Barcelona.

Barca are open to selling - as they are skint - but it remains to be seen if Chelsea can wrap up a deal.

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No concerns over Caicedo

Tuesday 30 August 2022 19:21 , Alex Young

Brighton CEO Paul Barber has no concerns over Moises Caicedo amid links with Arsenal and Liverpool.

Speaking with talkSPORT, he said: “Moises Caicedo has done well but he is still a very young player.

“We know with young players form is sometimes inconsistent and we don’t want the kind of pressure on Moises that these kinds of headlines create.

But he is a very level-headed young man. He is more than capable of dealing with it, in our opinion."

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Man City to sign Akanji

Tuesday 30 August 2022 18:47 , Alex Young

Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund's Manuel Akanji, according to reports.

The central defender has just one year left on his contract, so is available for a reduced price of around £15million.

Akanji would come in and provide competition for John Stones, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake.

Chelsea in talks to sign Gvardiol

Tuesday 30 August 2022 18:30 , Alex Young

Wow, this has come out of nowhere!

According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are negotiating with RB Leipzig over buying Josko Gvardiol for around £77million, who would stay in Germany on loan for the season before linking up with the Blues next summer.

Gvardiol is one of Europe’s most highly rated players and is being chased by almost every top club - who could afford him! - ahead of next summer.

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Arsenal make Danilo contact

Tuesday 30 August 2022 18:26 , Alex Young

Arsenal have enquired about Palmeiras midfielder Danilo.

That's according to football commentator Callum Williams - a unique source, admittedly - who claims that the Gunners have been long-term admirers of the 21-year-old.

An injury to Mohamed Elneny has promoted Arsenal's latest approach, so one to watch with just over 48 hours left of the window.

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Winks closes in on Sampdoria move

Tuesday 30 August 2022 18:03 , Alex Young

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has been granted a visa ahead of a loan move to Sampdoria, Sky Sports report.

Winks was told to find a new club this summer and will spend the season in Serie A.

He is currently on a plane to Italy to finalise the move.

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Arsenal lead race for Gakpo

Tuesday 30 August 2022 17:48 , Alex Young

Arsenal have joined the race for Cody Gakpo, according to Sky Sports.

Southampton, Newcastle and Leeds are all interested, though Manchester United have cooled theirs, leaving the Gunners in the lead for the PSV man's signature.

Sky Sports are confident Gakpo will find a new club before Thursday's deadline, with the Premier League the most likely destination.

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Rahman heading back to Reading

Tuesday 30 August 2022 17:30 , Alex Young

Chelsea have given the green light for Baba Rahman to spend another season on loan at Reading, reports Nizaar Kinsella.

The defender made 29 appearances in the Championship last season and still has two years to run on his Blues contract.

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City close in on Akanji

Tuesday 30 August 2022 17:20 , Matt Verri

Manchester City are on the verge of completing the signing of Manuel Akanji.

The Borussia Dortmund centre-back has spent four years in Germany but is yet to feature this season. The Guardian report that talks are in the final stages after City bid £14.6m for Akanji.

The 27-year-old is in the final year of his Dortmund contract.

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Ronaldo wants Chelsea

Tuesday 30 August 2022 17:05 , Matt Verri

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to push for a move away from Manchester United.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the 37-year-old does not want to join Napoli as he does not believe the club are capable of a deep Champions League run, and instead has his heart set on joining Chelsea.

While Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes are trying to make that happen, Thomas Tuchel has no interest in signing the forward and so it would have to be led by Todd Boehly, which is looking unlikely.

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Reguilon completes Atletico move

Tuesday 30 August 2022 16:50 , Matt Verri

Tottenham defender Sergio Reguilon has joined Atletico Madrid on loan for the season.

Reguilon, who is currently overcoming injury, passed a medical on Tuesday before putting the finishing touches on a season-long deal, which is understood to not include an option to buy.

Atletico will pay Reguilon’s wages.

Read the full story!

Paredes not interested in Arsenal move

Tuesday 30 August 2022 16:31 , Matt Verri

Arsenal’s pursuit of Leandro Paredes looks to be over already.

The Gunners are potentially in the market for a midfielder, with injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny a concern.

It had been claimed that enquires were made over a possible move for Paredes, but reports in Italy suggest he has agreed personal terms with Juventus and does not want to go back on any agreement with them.

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Southampton move for Gakpo

Tuesday 30 August 2022 16:21 , Matt Verri

What will happen to Cody Gakpo between now and the end of the window?

Arsenal have been linked with the winger, Manchester United were reportedly in for him before they moved for Antony.

Now it’s Southampton’s turn - Sky Sports report the Saints have had a £21m bid for Gakpo rejected, with PSV wanting £25m. With the player keen on a Premier League move, there could be some late drama involving the 23-year-old.

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Liverpool in the market... ish

Tuesday 30 August 2022 16:00 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp was not particularly decisive when asked if Liverpool were still in the transfer window and looking to sign a midfielder.

“Ish... Somehow, yeah,” Klopp responded.

“But the closer we get to the last minute, the more unlikely it gets. That’s just how it is. We’re not out. I couldn’t tell you names if I wanted to, but it’s difficult because there are few players out there who could be the right ones. We cannot force it.

“There is still time, but when it is then over, signed or not signed, I’ll be really happy as we can just focus on the team and the squad we have.”


Dubravka set for United move

Tuesday 30 August 2022 15:40 , Matt Verri

Martin Dubravka is in Manchester ahead of undergoing a medical this afternoon.

The goalkeeper is set to join Manchester United on loan from Newcastle for the rest of the season, with a £5m option to make it permanent next summer according to Fabrizio Romano.

That’s then likely to wrap up their business this window - but you never know!

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More to come from West Ham?

Tuesday 30 August 2022 15:15 , Matt Verri

David Moyes has revealed he wants Craig Dawson to stay at West Ham, but the situation is a complicated one.

The Hammers boss also suggested there could be more business done at the club in the next couple of days.

On whether he would let Dawson leave, Moyes said: “Ideally we wouldn’t, but it’s probably a much more complicated situation.”

He added: “I wouldn’t completely say no (to more business), but it might not be yes either. It may not be some people coming in, but may be some going out.”

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Pulisic going nowhere

Tuesday 30 August 2022 14:49 , Marc Mayo

Christian Pulisic will remain at Chelsea this summer.

Links to Newcastle and Manchester United arose amid the American winger’s apparent unhappiness at Stamford Bridge as a bit-part player.

But, with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech leaving, The Athletic report on Pulisic being chosen to stay at Chelsea.

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Udogie praised for form after Tottenham deal

Tuesday 30 August 2022 14:22 , Marc Mayo

Udinese midfielder Jean-Victor Makengo has praised Destiny Udogie for his performances for the Italian club after signing for Tottenham.

A victory away to Monza on Friday pushed the Serie A side into mid-table ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Fiorentina.

Makengo said: “Despite his transfer to Tottenham, he is calm; he knows where he wants to go and continues to work towards our goals.”

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Arsenal enquire for Paredes

Tuesday 30 August 2022 14:05 , Marc Mayo

Injuries to Oleksandr Zinchenko and Thomas Partey have pushed Arsenal into making a move for Leandro Paredes.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has an agreement with Juventus and a loan deal featuring a purchase clause worth £17m is under discussion.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports on Paredes turning the Gunners down to honour his original commitment with Juve, although the Serie A club are yet to reach a deal with PSG.

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Done deal!

Tuesday 30 August 2022 13:56 , Marc Mayo

West Ham youngster Armstrong Okoflex heads to Swansea.

Another Arsenal hero joins Como cause

Tuesday 30 August 2022 13:36 , Marc Mayo

Thierry Henry has joined Cesc Fabregas’ quest at Como.

The Arsenal legend will be a shareholder in the Italian minnows after his old teammate signed for the team while also buying a stake.

He said: “I did not hesitate when this possibility was proposed to me because it is in effect a new chapter of my life.

“I spoke to both Fabregas and [Gianluca] Zambrotta, my former Barcelona teammate. Cesc will be the protagonist and will give a great contribution on the pitch, whether he is a starter or not.”


Done deal!

Tuesday 30 August 2022 13:04 , Marc Mayo

Manchester United complete £84million deal for Antony.

Work permit issues are likely to prevent Antony from making his United debut this week.

The Red Devils head to Leicester on Thursday but a first outing against Arsenal on Sunday is considered far more likely.

Read the full story!

Done deal!

Tuesday 30 August 2022 12:33 , Marc Mayo

Callum Hudson-Odoi heads on loan to Bayer Leverkusen.

Read the full story!

Chelsea set for Zaha talks

Tuesday 30 August 2022 12:20 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea have expressed an interest in Wilfried Zaha, writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

Zaha is in the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park and has been identified as an alternative option if Chelsea do not sign Anthony Gordon.

Palace are reluctant to sell their star player so late in the transfer window but their interest in Gallagher means there could be talks between the two clubs in the coming days.

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Tottenham duo set to seal loan moves

Tuesday 30 August 2022 12:04 , Marc Mayo

Harry Winks will today complete a loan move to Sampdoria, writes Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick.

The Bank Holiday prevented the Tottenham midfielder from collecting his new Italian visa yesterday despite contracts being signed.

Sergio Reguilon is also on the verge of a move to Atletico Madrid but Bryan Gil will have to wait to complete a switch to Valencia.

Read the full story!

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De Jong heads to England amid Chelsea rumours

Tuesday 30 August 2022 11:32 , Marc Mayo

Frenkie de Jong has flown to London… to attend a wedding.

Netherlands teammate Donny van de Beek tying the knot brought the Chelsea and Manchester United target over amid a calm few days in talk over his future.

Barcelona are said by Sport to be calmer over his large salary, following Jules Kounde’s registration, although they remain open to a sale to allow further signings to arrive.


Fulham set to sign Willian

Tuesday 30 August 2022 11:11 , Marc Mayo

Fulham are closing in on a one-year deal for former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian.

The 34-year-old has been training with Fulham after terminating his contract with Brazilian side Corinthians.

His family want to return to Europe after he received abuse on social media in his native Brazil.

Read the full story!


Ziyech nears Chelsea exit

Tuesday 30 August 2022 10:39 , Marc Mayo

Hakim Ziyech is in advanced talks to sign for Ajax.

The Chelsea winger would be a replacement for Antony as he nears an £84m move to Manchester United.

Sky Sports detail the two clubs being on the verge of an agreement for Ziyech, two years after he swapped Amsterdam for London.

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Milinkovic-Savic agent speaks out on rumours

Tuesday 30 August 2022 10:04 , Marc Mayo

Mateja Kezman, the agent of Arsenal and Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, has spoken out over his client’s future.

He told Corriere dello Sport: “If miracles do not happen in these last three days he will stay at Lazio. Until then, time will tell.

“This summer no club was ready to pay what [Lazio president, Claudio] Lotito asked for so I think the situation won’t change

“Everyone at Juventus loves him. We have talked about him very often in the past. But the reality, at the moment, is that the Sergej project is too expensive for them. They were clear, and correct.”

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Gallagher wanted for Eagles return

Tuesday 30 August 2022 09:37 , Marc Mayo

Crystal Palace are considering a late move for Conor Gallagher before the transfer window shuts on Thursday - but Chelsea are reluctant to lose the midfielder despite his indifferent start to the season, writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

West Ham, Newcastle and Everton are also interested in a loan deal for Gallagher, who Chelsea have previously valued at £50million.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a brilliant season on loan at Palace last season and the Eagles hope to persuade him that a return to Selhurst Park will help his chances of being named in the England squad for the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

Read the full story!

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Fofana set for Stateside medical

Tuesday 30 August 2022 09:18 , Marc Mayo

Wesley Fofana will undergo his Chelsea medical in the United States.

Co-owner Todd Boehly chose the location to attain certainty over the broken leg that kept the new £70m signing out of action for much of last season.

Chelsea are set to announce Fofana’s arrival imminently.

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Breaking news!

Tuesday 30 August 2022 08:47 , Marc Mayo

Scott Parker sacked as Bournemouth boss after Liverpool drubbing.

Read the full story!

Done deal!

Tuesday 30 August 2022 08:21 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham have announced the permanent signing of Cristian Romero after an initial loan spell at the club from Atalanta.

Read the full story!

Chelsea lead Arsenal in Zaha race

Tuesday 30 August 2022 08:08 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea are leading the race to sign Wilfried Zaha with reports suggesting it is the Blues, not Arsenal, most keen on the winger.

Crystal Palace will naturally not want to sell their star player yet he is out of contract in a year’s time.

The Independent report on Chelsea keeping their options open in the market as they also push to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Mudryk to Arsenal latest

Tuesday 30 August 2022 08:00 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal have made contact over a late move for Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Brentford were keen on the young Ukrainian winger earlier in the summer before Juventus and Bundesliga clubs made their interest known, it is claimed.

Local outlet Football24 say Shakhtar Donetsk want upwards of £30million for Mudryk after Everton also enquired over his availability.

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Aubameyang deal to be thrashed out TODAY

Tuesday 30 August 2022 07:48 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea and Barcelona will hold more talks over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang today.

The Catalans continue to hold out for £17m after offers closer to £15m from the Blues, according to ESPN.

Barcelona are reportedly optimistic of reaching a deal and that could trigger their move for Marcos Alonso.

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Carrasco linked to Tottenham

Tuesday 30 August 2022 07:42 , Marc Mayo

Talks are underway to bring Yannick Carrasco to Tottenham.

That is according to the Telegraph, who report on Atletico Madrid considering selling the Belgian winger to recoup margins on LaLiga’s salary cap.

Atleti previously sought £25million for Carrasco but their demands at this stage of the window are unknown, with Sergio Reguilon set to move to the Madrid club.

However, Standard Sport understand the club will not follow through on any links.

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Conte: Kane happy at Spurs

Monday 29 August 2022 22:47 , Alex Young

Antonio Conte is convinced in-form Harry Kane is happy at Tottenham and believes the club are on the right path to persuading him to sign a contract extension.

"You know very well that you create the perfect time (for a contract extension) with a project," the Italian said. "If also the player understands that there is a right process, that everybody is going in the same direction, I think every single player wants to see this.

“Harry for sure is happy because he is seeing this type of situation. There is a vision, there is a direction and there is a unity to try to improve the team and also to improve the team at the level of his expectations."

He added: "We are talking about a world-class striker and a player who in this moment is the most representative player for Tottenham. For sure I would like him to sign a new contract.”


Cavani joins Valencia

Monday 29 August 2022 22:18 , Alex Young

Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has joined Valencia on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old has been out of contract since July 1 and has penned a two-year contract with Los Che after rejecting an approach from Real Sociedad.

"I am happy to be here. I wanted to play in Spain and Valencia were willing to bet on me," Cavani said.

"I like to be where I'm wanted, where I'm loved because you live off the strength of the fans and the club's love.

"I talked to coach Gennaro Gattuso and Valencia have given me a lot of confidence, so I hope I can give them my best and leave a good image here."

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Carrasco to Spurs not on?

Monday 29 August 2022 22:06 , Alex Young

Tottenham are NOT interested in Yannick Carrasco, according to growing reports on Twitter.

The Telegraph claimed earlier that discussions were under way between Spurs and Atletico Madrid, but that now appears not the case.

Again: one to watch.

Rio in Jesus warning

Monday 29 August 2022 21:36 , Alex Young

Rio Ferdinand has sent Arsenal fans are warning over Gabriel Jesus's start to the season.

The £45million summer signing has scored two goals and laid on three assists in his opening four games, helping the Gunners to a 100 per cent start to the campaign.

Ferdinand has been impressed by how well Jesus has settled in with his new team, but feels Arsenal fans are getting carried away compared to how his defacto replacement at Manchester City, in Erling Haaland, has blown the league away.

Speaking on his Vibe with Five podcast, the Manchester United legend said: "I think that Jesus’s impact has been unreal.

"I think that he has been a fantastic signing, an absolute major signing for Arsenal, but please don’t go overboard like all Arsenal fans do."

Read more here.


Pulisic staying put

Monday 29 August 2022 21:02 , Alex Young

One Chelsea player who is definitely staying put, though, is Christian Pulisic.

That’s according to the Athletic, who add that Pulisic was unhappy with the decision.

Manchester United and Newcastle were among potential destinations, along with Champions League clubs in Italy and Spain.

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PSG weigh up Kante bid

Monday 29 August 2022 20:55 , Alex Young

Paris Saint-Germain are weighing up a move for Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, according to The Times.

The Blues are reportedly open to selling the 31-year-old, given his injury record, salary and age.

Kante has just one year left on his contract.

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Monday 29 August 2022 19:53 , Alex Young

Callum Hudson-Odoi has completed a medical with Bayer Leverkusen ahead of joining on loan from Chelsea.

Atletico deny Carrasco reports

Monday 29 August 2022 19:37 , Alex Young

A twist in the tale of Tottenham's interest in Yannick Carrasco.

Marca claim Atletico are not in talks with Spurs and insist the only way he will be sold is if the player's £50m release clause is paid.

One to watch.


Paqueta’s first words

Monday 29 August 2022 19:25 , Alex Young

West Ham have been tracking Lucas Paqueta for some time. Here’s his first interview.

“I am extremely happy to be here. I hope it’s the beginning of an enjoyable journey. I hope my time here is successful,” said the South American, who will wear the No11 shirt in Claret and Blue.

“Last season, West Ham had a very good season and I hope they continue to enjoy more and more good seasons in my time at the Club.

“I am excited to pull on the West Ham shirt and show the fans what I can do, to help my team-mates and the Club.”

Read more here!

Done deal! West Ham sign Paqueta

Monday 29 August 2022 19:05 , Alex Young

It’s official!

You can read more here.

Man United to sign Dubravka on loan

Monday 29 August 2022 18:38 , Alex Young

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Newcastle to loan goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

West Ham to confirm Paqueta

Monday 29 August 2022 17:48 , Alex Young

West Ham’s will imminently confirm their club-record signing of Lucas Paqueta, according to reports.

He has taken the No.11 shirt.

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Arteta talks transfers

Monday 29 August 2022 17:41 , Alex Young

Mikel Arteta has been talking about Arsenal's summer transfer business.

He said: “At the start of the window, we signed players before getting other players out. Now we have done something different, we have let a player go and maybe [we’ll] be able to recruit somebody.

"But it’s not a guarantee because the players are still not here.

"What I guarantee is the day the window closes, for me, this is the best team in the world and I will try to get the best out of them, that’s it.”


Spurs back in for Carrasco

Monday 29 August 2022 16:54 , Alex Young

Tottenham have reignited their interest in Atletico Madrid's versatile midfielder Yannick Carrasco, according to the Telegraph.

Spurs failed in a bid to sign the player in January but now Atletico are open to a sale, with Manchester United also interested.

Carrasco is expected to cost less than the £25million previously quoted and can play both in attack and at right wing-back.

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Mudryk could be on the move

Monday 29 August 2022 16:25 , Alex Young

Arsenal target Mychajlo Mudryk could be on the move before the transfer window shuts this week.

Everton are also very keen.

West Ham’s Paqueta move at risk from rival Premier League bid

Monday 29 August 2022 16:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham’s bid to sign Lucas Paqueta is potentially at risk from a late bid from a Premier League rival looking to hijack the transfer.

The Hammers last week agreed a club-record deal worth around £51million to sign the Brazilian from Lyon, and the player has subsequently undergone a medical ahead of completing the move.

But, speaking to beIN Sports on Sunday, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed an unnamed English club explored a late attempt to sign the player and opened the door to a possible late twist in the tale.

Read his comments in full here!

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Conte addresses reports Tottenham have offered Kane a new contract

Monday 29 August 2022 15:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has reiterated the club’s desire to hand Harry Kane a new contract.

Kane is in the final two years of his contract, signed in 2018, and failed to engineer a move to Manchester City last summer. The arrival of Conte as manager late last year, and the subsequent return to the Champions League, has softened Kane’s desire to leave.

Standard Sport in May exclusively revealed that Kane - who on Sunday scored his 201st Premier League goal - is open to talks over an extension. The striker would be available for a cut-price fee next summer, when he also turns 30.

Read the full story here!


Marco Asensio offered to Arsenal

Monday 29 August 2022 15:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Speaking to wettfreunde, Fabrizio Romano has provided the latest update on Marco Asensio’s future.

"Marco Asensio has been offered by his agent to many important English clubs including Arsenal, Man Utd in the last two weeks."

"At the moment for Man Utd, he is not the priority. He was one of the options in case the Antony deal did not go through. But now it is almost completed, so it’s not the case and I don’t see them signing one more winger at this point in the market."

"For Arsenal, there is no direct negotiation with Real Madrid but the relationship with Jorge Mendes is always very good, so could be a last minute idea but at the moment it’s not a negotiation."

"For sure, Marco Asensio is looking for an opportunity and till deadline day, he will try to find a nice opportunity because he wants to play. He wants regular playing time. But in case he won’t be playing, he will stay at Real Madrid and then next summer, big opportunity to leave on a free."

"So, his agent is potentially working on a free transfer for next summer in case nothing happens this week."

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Ross Barkley leaves Chelsea by mutual consent

Monday 29 August 2022 15:02 , Jonathan Gorrie


While hardly involved in the first-team, Ross Barkley has left Chelsea by mutual consent!

Antonio Conte reveals latest on Tottenham transfer business

Monday 29 August 2022 14:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s game with West Ham, the Tottenham boss said: “I spoke with the club, with [Fabio] Patatici and Daniel Levy and told them my opinion. The most important thing is they know that. If we do something or not, it’s okay.”

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