Transfer news LIVE! Fofana to Chelsea boost, Aubameyang latest; Arsenal update; Tottenham want Malinovskyi

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Transfer news LIVE!

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all keen on making further signings during the final days of the summer window. Chelsea have reportedly persuaded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to accept a three-year contract to reunite with Thomas Tuchel as a move for Wesley Fofana also accelerates. However, a shock bid for Harry Maguire has been rebuffed.

Over at Arsenal, Youri Tielemans was benched by Leicester as Chelsea target Fofana missed the game entirely. Lucas Paqueta, Yeremy Pino and Cody Gakpo remain talked about but players must first be sold before the Gunners can continue a busy summer of signings.

Spurs are ready to pounce. Fofana’s arrival at Chelsea could force Trevoh Chalobah out and Antonio Conte is considering a shock move for the defender, who is also attracting interest from Roma and Inter Milan. Ruslan Malinovskyi is also of interest. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours via our live transfer blog below!

Latest transfer news and rumours

  • Aubameyang accepts Chelsea offer

  • Tottenham consider Chalobah swoop

  • Blues handed big Fofana boost

  • Spurs expected to find Malinovskyi solution

  • Arsenal not giving up on further signings

Kulusevski lauds Spurs’ summer signing

Sunday 21 August 2022 22:35 , Marc Mayo

Dejan Kulusevski has heaped praise on one of Tottenham’s new summer additions - set-piece coach Gianni Vio.

“I just told [Vio] three times that we have to give him more money. He has to get a pay rise for sure! Shoutout to him,” Kulusevski said after the win over Bruno Lage’s side.

“He’s very important.”

Read the full story!

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Teams circle for Man United outcast

Sunday 21 August 2022 22:11 , Marc Mayo

Casemiro’s arrival at Manchester United could lead to Scott McTominay’s exit.

The Scottish midfielder is wanted by West Ham, Newcastle, Everton, Leicester and Southampton, so say 90min.

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Everton join Gakpo race

Sunday 21 August 2022 21:43 , Marc Mayo

PSV Eindhoven will consider cashing in on Cody Gakpo if they get knocked out of the Champions League.

A 2-2 first-leg draw with Rangers sets up their play-off tie for Wednesday’s return game in the Netherlands.

The Sun report on Everton joining Arsenal and Manchester United in tracking the young forward, the Toffees having scoutd Gakpo in PSV’s Ibrox trip.

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Ajax boss speaks out on Antony rumours

Sunday 21 August 2022 21:11 , Marc Mayo

Alfred Schreuder has stated why he thinks Antony will snub rumours of a move to Manchester United - despite claims he wants to leave.

“Yes, my feeling is good. I understand Antony, but you play for Ajax,” he stated.

“We are playing Champions League football. I don’t think Man United are playing Champions League football.”

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Tottenham target Malinovskyi in among the goals tonight

Sunday 21 August 2022 20:23 , Marc Mayo

Casemiro has United medical

Sunday 21 August 2022 19:23 , Marc Mayo

Casemiro has completed his medical tests at Manchester United.

Fabrizio Romano reports that those are all now done, with a four-year contract also signed. There is the option to extend for a further season.

The Brazilian is now just waiting for his visa to be resolved, ahead of his first training session at United this week.

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Sarr set for Villa

Sunday 21 August 2022 18:43 , Matt Verri

Ismaila Sarr is on the verge of signing for Aston Villa.

The Telegraph report that Watford have accepted a fee in the region of £25m plus add-ons, with personal terms also agreed. Steven Gerrard has been in contact with the winger to help get the move done.

Sarr had a medical at Villa today, with the move expected to be completed soon.

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Tuchel: Chelsea don’t need another midfielder

Sunday 21 August 2022 17:52 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel played down Chelsea’s need to sign a new midfielder before the end of the window.

Conor Gallagher made his full Chelsea debut this afternoon, in the heavy defeat against Leeds, as the club deal with injury problems, but Tuchel insists the club are not in a desperate situation.

He said: “Another midfielder? We have Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, we have Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Mateo Kovacic.”

When pressed on Kante and Kovacic being injured, Tuchel addied: “They’re injured, yes, it’s a problem. But they will come back. They’ve not disappeared.”

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United push for Gakpo.

Sunday 21 August 2022 17:20 , Matt Verri

Manchester United remain confident of landing Cody Gakpo.

That’s according to The Telegraph, who report that while PSV want £38.2m for the winger, United are hopeful a bid of £34m could be enough.

Looks set to be a busy end to the window for United...

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Inter in for Spurs target Chalobah

Sunday 21 August 2022 12:43 , Alex Young

Inter Milan have joined the race to sign Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.

The Blues want the deal to be a straight-up loan, or to feature a repurchase option if Inter are to sign him permanently.

Corriere dello Sport name Manuel Akanji and Francesco Acerbi as alternative options for Inter as they look for a new defender.

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Kounde remains unregistered

Sunday 21 August 2022 12:40 , Alex Young

There will be no Barcelona debut for Jules Kounde tonight.

The club have again failed to register the player for tonight’s La Liga game against Real Sociedad.

That’s two games missed now.

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(Instagram/Jules Kounde)

Arsenal turn to Ukraine winger Mudryk

Sunday 21 August 2022 10:42 , Alex Young

One of those supposed targets of Mikel Arteta’s could be Ukrainian midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Shakhtar Donetsk youngster is said by Foot Media to be available for around £17m after an approach by Brentford was knocked back.

The left-winger is seen as an alternative to Lucas Paqueta, who reportedly remains on Arsenal’s radar.

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Spurs expected to find a solution for Malinovskyi

Sunday 21 August 2022 10:21 , Alex Young

Tottenham and Atalanta are expected to find a "solution" over a deal for Ruslan Malinovskyi.

That's according to Italian outlet Corriere Bergamo, who claim Sergio Reguilon could be used as part of the deal.

An agreement could be reached to see both players loaned to the interested party, though the left-back's salary could prove an issue.

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Arteta: Not done yet

Sunday 21 August 2022 10:15 , Alex Young

Arsenal’s summer shopping spree is not over after Mikel Arteta promised to add “more firepower” before the transfer deadline.

Youri Tielemans and Lucas Paqueta have been linked with the Gunners, who are thought to need to shift the likes of Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles to open up space for more signings.

A 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday made it three victories on the bounce for the new Premier League leaders, but Arteta wants to improve his Arsenal squad further.

“No it doesn’t change,” he told reporters when asked if the win changes his transfer market plans.

Read more here!

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Chelsea interested in Toney

Sunday 21 August 2022 09:59 , Alex Young

Chelsea will turn to Brentford striker Ivan Toney if they fail to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

That's according to the Mirror, who report that Manchester United and Everton are also weighing up a late move for the player.

Aubameyang remains Thomas Tuchel's first-choice as a striker target and the club are making progress on a deal, but Toney could be lined up as second choice.

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Chelse handed Fofana boost

Sunday 21 August 2022 09:53 , Alex Young

Leicester City are expected to soften their stance on selling Wesley Fofana to Chelsea, the Athletic reports.

A poor start to the season has seen the Foxes pick up one point from three games, including Saturday 2-1 defeat at home to previously winless Southampton.

As such, the Foxes are now expected to be more open to selling Fofana and move on from the player having previously insisted they would not sell for less than £80million.

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Villa agree £25m+ Sarr deal

Sunday 21 August 2022 09:45 , Alex Young

Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Watford to sign Ismaila Sarr.

Crystal Palace are also interested, but it remains to be seen if they will match the bid which is understood to be worth more than £25m plus add-ons.

Sarr was absent from the Watford squad on Saturday as they played out a goalless draw with Preston.

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Antony absent for Ajax

Sunday 21 August 2022 08:41 , Alex Young

Ajax star Antony is expected to miss today’s game at Sparta Rotterdam as he looks to engineer a move to Manchester United.

Just a little over a week left of the summer transfer window, United continue to step up their attempts to sign players.

Casemiro is expected to join over the coming days and now manager Erik ten Hag is reportedly back in for Antony and the player wants to make the move.

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Hojbjerg on Real Madrid’s radar

Saturday 20 August 2022 22:32 , Marc Mayo

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has caught Real Madrid’s eye.

With Casemiro set to sign for Manchester United in a £70m deal, the Tottenham midfielder has emerged as Real’s ideal replacement.

The Telegraph expect a bid to land in the coming week.

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Aubameyang pursuit disrupts Juventus

Saturday 20 August 2022 21:53 , Marc Mayo

Juventus have been forced to look for alternatives to Memphis Depay after Chelsea advanced in talks to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Tuttosport say Barcelona’s talks to terminate Depay’s contract have stalled.

That has led Juve to Marko Arnautovic of Bologna, and formerly a Manchester United target, plus Luis Muriel, Andrea Belotti and Arkadiusz Milik.

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Atalanta boss suggests Malinovskyi exit is close

Saturday 20 August 2022 21:22 , Marc Mayo

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has suggested that he is happy to sell Tottenham target Ruslan Malinovskyi.

The Ukrainian midfielder has been linked with Spurs in a deal reportedly worth around £17million or possibly including Sergio Reguilon in an exchange.

Gasperini said: “He has been great at adapting, he has done some very good things. But it’s right for Atalanta to look for a player who scores more than six goals.

“He has adapted very well, but it’s right that in the market the club looks for players with characteristics more suitable for the game.”

Read the full story!

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Inter rival Spurs for Chalobah

Saturday 20 August 2022 20:47 , Marc Mayo

Inter Milan are in the mix for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.

The Blues want the deal to be a straight-up loan, or to feature a repurchase option if Inter are to sign him permanently.

Corriere dello Sport name Manuel Akanji and Francesco Acerbi as alternative options for Inter as they look for a new defender.

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Bellerin exit talks to continue

Saturday 20 August 2022 20:15 , Marc Mayo

Udinese are set for tough negotiations over Hector Bellerin in the coming days.

Fichajes.net report on the Italian club wanting the Arsenal man after Brandon Soppy’s move to Atalanta.

Barcelona are also in the mix with Bellerin’s £100,000 weekly wages a key hurdle to any deal.

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Brazilian starlet catches West Ham’s attention

Saturday 20 August 2022 19:53 , Marc Mayo

West Ham have had a £6million bid for attacking midfielder Lazaro rejected by Flamengo.

GloboEsporte say the Brazilian club want a higher fee for the player, with negotiations set to continue.

It is claimed that the Hammers are not alone in tracking the 20-year-old Brazil youth international.

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Arsenal eye Ukraine winger Mudryk

Saturday 20 August 2022 19:14 , Marc Mayo

Ukrainian midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk has emerged as a target for Arsenal.

The Shakhtar Donetsk youngster is said by Foot Media to be available for around £17m after an approach by Brentford was knocked back.

The left-winger is seen as an alternative to Lucas Paqueta, who reportedly remains on Arsenal’s radar.

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Atalanta keen on Reguilon swap

Saturday 20 August 2022 18:44 , Marc Mayo

Tottenham are ready to use Sergio Reguilon in their negotiations for Ruslan Malinoskyi.

TMW report on talks between Spurs and Atalanta commencing soon after the Ukrainian midfielder’s wife announced the Italian side’s intention to sell.

Atalanta are said to be keen on Reguilon.

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Maguire wanted by Chelsea

Saturday 20 August 2022 18:11 , Marc Mayo

Chelsea approached Manchester United over a surprise deal for Harry Maguire in talks over Christian Pulisic.

The Englan defender was discussed in United’s failed bid for Pulisic, according to The Guardian.

But Chelsea were knocked back with the Red Devils determined to keep their captain despite Maguire becoming a target for angry United fans of late.

If a deal for Wesley Fofana collapses, the Blues are said to remain keen on a fresh move for Maguire.

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Aubameyang agrees Chelsea deal

Saturday 20 August 2022 17:57 , Marc Mayo

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to sign for Chelsea.

Sport report on the Barcelona striker accepting a three-year contract offer from the Blues featuring a pay rise on his current Camp Nou salary.

Thomas Tuchel is said to have been key in persuading his former star at Borussia Dortmund to accept leaving Barcelona, which he was reluctant to do.

Now all that remains is for the clubs to reach an agreement on a transfer fee, mooted to be around £24million.

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Rodgers explains Fofana and Tielemans’ absence

Saturday 20 August 2022 17:12 , Marc Mayo

Brendan Rodgers left Welsey Fofana and Youri Tielemans out of his starting line-up for Saturday’s defeat to Southampton following rumours of interest from Chelsea and Arsenal.

“One, a change in system,” he told Sky Sports.

“And two, I mentioned in the week, we’re coming into a Premier League game and maybe we’ve got players who are maybe not quite in the right frame of mind.

“You can’t carry them, or certainly we can’t. So yeah, that’s the reason for the changes.”

Read the full story!

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Pepe not involved for Arsenal

Saturday 20 August 2022 16:28 , Matt Verri

Nicolas Pepe has been left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Bournemouth.

Arsenal are in talks with Nice over a loan move for the unwanted winger, who is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.

Looks like that move to France could be happening...

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Liverpool eye Berge

Saturday 20 August 2022 15:55 , Matt Verri

Liverpool are unlikely to go back into the transfer window, Jurgen Klopp has insisted, but midfield looks to be the position that could change that.

With injuries piling up, Sky Sports report that Liverpool are interested in Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.

It’s believed a fee in the region of £25m could be enough to get the player.

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Tielemans also misses out

Saturday 20 August 2022 15:31 , Matt Verri

Brendan Rodgers has suggested Youri Tielemans’ absence from the Leicester side today is not due to uncertainty over his future.

Wesley Fofana is missing out for that reason, but Tielemans, looked with Arsenal so regularly this summer, appears to have missed out to tactical reasons.

Casemiro medical underway

Saturday 20 August 2022 15:02 , Matt Verri

Casemiro is in town!

Fabrizio Romano reports that the midfield arrived in Manchester this morning, and is having the first part of his medical.

Should all be wrapped up very soon.

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Fernandes wanted Nunes at Old Trafford

Saturday 20 August 2022 14:34 , Matt Verri

Bruno Fernandes has revealed he wanted new Wolves signing Matheus Nunes to join him at Manchester United.

The 23-year-old has joined Wolves in a big-money move, starting against Tottenha, but Fernandes was keen to him to move to Old Trafford.

He said: “I’ve already talked to him. I’ve already told him that he should have come here and not there! I’m very happy for him.

‘Matheus is doing incredible things. He has an incredible scope for growth, he is a humble, hardworking kid and I’m sure he will probably explode in the Premier League and will show his qualities.”

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Fofana not involved

Saturday 20 August 2022 14:11 , Matt Verri

As expected, Chelsea target Wesley Fofana is left out of the Leicester squad.

The centre-back wants to join Chelsea this summer, but Leicester are reluctant to sell and would want a massive fee.

Arteta explains Jesus decision

Saturday 20 August 2022 13:58 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta is confident Gabriel Jesus will produce his best football now he has regular Premier League starts.

The Brazilian joined Arsenal this summer, bringing an end to his time at Manchester City, and he has wasted no time in settling in to his new surroundings.

Arteta believes the platform for Jesus to be the main man at the Emirates is what was so appealing for the striker when considering his options earlier in the summer.

“That’s what he needed,” the Arsenal boss told Sky Sports. “Obviously he’s played a lot of games in this league in the last few years but not that many as a starter, especially in the last two years.

“He really wants to feel like the player that can make the difference for the team and that’s the next stage.”

Read the full story!

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Sterling ‘fuming’ at Man City treatment

Saturday 20 August 2022 13:30 , Matt Verri

Raheem Sterling has revealed how angry he was at his treatment by Manchester City before he left the club this summer.

“Everyone wants to feel wanted, football is no different,” Sterling told Sky Sports.

“When you play your heart out, sacrifice some of your kids’ birthdays, and then get treated in a certain way, it’s disappointing.

“At the time I was fuming, raging, but it’s gone, it’s in the past and I can only focus on the present, which is now, here at Chelsea, and the opportunity I’ve got here to go out and showcase my talents once again.”

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Xavi on Dest links

Saturday 20 August 2022 13:14 , Matt Verri

Manchester United are reportedly pushing to sign Sergino Dest from Barcelona.

Xavi has been discussing those links, suggesting that Barcelona not being able to sign Cesar Azpilicueta could play a role in the club’s decision.

He said. “We wanted to sign Azpilicueta and it couldn’t be. We’ll have to see what we do. Sergino Dest? He knows about the situation.”

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Barcelona ready to terminate Depay contract

Saturday 20 August 2022 12:55 , Matt Verri

A year after joining the club, Memphis Depay’s time at Barcelona looks to be coming to an end.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Barcelona are ready to terminate his contract, allowing Depay to join Juventus on a two-year deal.

Barcelona are keen to let the player leave, but talks are still ongoing between Depay and Juventus over personal terms.

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Vardy going nowhere!

Saturday 20 August 2022 12:32 , Matt Verri

Jamie Vardy has been linked with surprise moves to Chelsea or Manchester United, but that has been put to bed.

The striker has signed a new Leicester contract, extending for another two years.

United confident of landing Gakpo

Saturday 20 August 2022 12:14 , Matt Verri

Manchester United reportedly expect to seal a move for Cody Gakpo before the end of the window.

The winger has been linked with a move to Arsenal for much of the summer, but Manchester United are now firm favourites to land the 23-year-old.

The Telegraph report that United are confident a £34m will be enough to land Gakpo, as they look to strengthen their squad in the final two weeks of the window following a dreadful start to the season.

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Gennaro Gattuso confirms interest in Tottenham man

Saturday 20 August 2022 11:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bryan Gil is included in Tottenham’s squad to play Wolves, although Valencia boss Gennaro Gattuso has confirmed his interest in the player.

“I like Bryan Gil, I like players that look to play football. We’re working on it. Next week we’ll fix the problems that we have.”

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Xavi reacts to Chelsea’s bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Saturday 20 August 2022 11:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Barcelona boss has broken his silence after Chelsea reportedly made a bid of around £15m plus Marcos Alonso for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“We don’t know what will happen. Right now he’s our player, he’s important but the circumstances will tell”.

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Tottenham still keen on Ruslan Malinovskyi

Saturday 20 August 2022 10:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ruslan Malinovskyi continues to be linked with a move to Tottenham, despite the club now focusing on outgoings.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Spurs are very much keen on the Atalanta star but could face competition from Marseille.

One to keep an eye on...

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Casemiro sends message to Real Madrid fans ahead of Manchester United move

Saturday 20 August 2022 10:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

On Friday, Manchester United confirmed the club had reached an agreement with Real Madrid over a move for Casemiro.

Today, the midfielder sent a message to Madrid fans.

“I have lived the most amazing story that I ever thought. I hope to return some day to what will always be my home. Not in a thousand lives will I be able to give back to you Real Madrid and to Madrid fans what you all have given me.”

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Real Madrid plot shock swoop on Tottenham

Saturday 20 August 2022 10:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Casemiro’s boots are big ones to fill, though Real Madrid reportedly have their target lined up.

According to the Telegraph, those in the Spanish capital have their eyes on a certain Tottenham star.

They claim Pierre-Emile Hojbjeg has emerged as Carlo Ancelotti’s first-choice once Manchester United land the Brazilian.

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Offer made as Chelsea chase Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Saturday 20 August 2022 10:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea are ramping up attempts to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from FC Barcelona.

The stiker is a key target for Thomas Tuchel as he looks to add to his attack and has worked with the striker before.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea have now made a bid of around £15m plus Marcos Alonso.

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West Ham plot Scott McTominay move

Saturday 20 August 2022 09:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

With Casemiro set to join Manchester United, Erik ten Hag is going to have plenty of options for a midfield three.

Fred and Scott McTominay provide deeper cover, while Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes fill more attacking roles.

Still, perhaps one of those names may not be sticking around.

According to 90Min, West Ham are lining up a shock move on McTominay as David Moyes plots another big-name signing.

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Casemiro medical booked

Saturday 20 August 2022 09:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

After what feels like an age, Manchester United are finally set to land a defensive midfielder.

On Friday, the club confirmed they had reached an agreement to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid, though the deal is not yet complete.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian is due to fly to Manchester in the coming hours and has a medical with United booked.

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Tottenham consider Trevoh Chalobah raid

Saturday 20 August 2022 09:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham and Roma have joined Inter Milan in showing an interest in Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The 23-year-old has concerns about game time under Thomas Tuchel this season as the Blues continue talks with Leicester City for £80million rated Wesley Fofana.

Chalobah fears that the signing will block his pathway and could seek either a loan or permanent move.

Read the full story here!

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Arsenal in pole position to sign Lucas Paqueta

Saturday 20 August 2022 09:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mikel Arteta has made little secret of his desire to sign more players this summer, with the club having lost out on Raphinha to Barcelona.

Not content with adding just Marquinhos, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira to his attack, the Arsenal chief is now plotting a move for another star.

According to UOL Esporte, Arsenal are still in pole position to sign Lucas Paqueta from Lyon and could still move this summer.

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Wesley Fofana ‘obsessed’ with Chelsea

Saturday 20 August 2022 09:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Wesley Fofana is set to be left out of Leicester’s squad to play Southampton later today as Chelsea continue in their attempts to sign the player.

The club have made two bids for the Frenchman, although the Foxes are so far holding firm.

Still, according to Fabrizio Romano, the 21-year-old is ‘obsessed’ with the idea of moving to Stamford Bridge.

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Milan target Tanganga

Friday 19 August 2022 22:53 , Matt Verri

AC Milan are back in for Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga.

That’s according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims that the Italian side have restarted talks with Spurs today.

It’s believed Milan want a loan deal with an option to buy, but Tottenham would prefer to sell permanently this summer.

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Tuchel in talks over new contract

Friday 19 August 2022 22:40 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he is negotiating a new Chelsea contract, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

It is the latest example of the opinion of the new Boehly-Clearlake owners who have been backing their manager in the transfer market, spending upwards of £170million with more signings to come.

Tuchel signed a last extension shortly after winning the Champions League final in July 2021 and he could now extend his deal beyond 2024.

“There are talks,” Tuchel told reporters at Cobham Training Centre. “But I think given the situation where we come from, and where we are in the middle of the transfer period, I think it is the very best if I focus on my team and on sports and on being competitive.

Read the full story!

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Liverpool in for Caicedo?

Friday 19 August 2022 22:19 , Matt Verri

Anyone not interested in Moises Caicedo.

Reports in Ecuador suggest that Liverpool are now in for the Brighton midfielder, who is also attracting interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

It’s claimed that Liverpool could be preparing a bid, with Caicedo believed to have no interest in joining United.

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Chelsea interested in Maguire

Friday 19 August 2022 21:49 , Matt Verri

Brace yourselves.

Chelsea have reportedly made an enquiry to Manchester United about the availability of Harry Maguire.

The Blues are interested in the centre-back, according to the Mail, and could look to include him in a deal that sees Christian Pulisic join United.

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“We want to have a couple more players"

Friday 19 August 2022 21:26 , Matt Verri

Gakpo to United?

Friday 19 August 2022 21:04 , Matt Verri

Cody Gakpo has been linked with a move to Arsenal for much of the summer, but Manchester United are now firm favourites to land the 23-year-old.

The Telegraph report that United are expecting to complete a move for Gakpo as they prepare an official bid, with PSV believed to be wanting £38.2m.

Busy times for United!

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More on Casemiro...

Friday 19 August 2022 20:49 , Matt Verri

Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign Casemiro.

The deal being completed is subject to personal terms being agreed, UK visa requirements and a medical, but the Brazilian is expected to wrap up the move in the coming days after undergoing a medical this weekend.

Casemiro is set to join for an inital £60m fee, with an additional £10m in add-ons, and sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford, with the option to extend for a further season.

Read the full story!

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Done deal!

Friday 19 August 2022 20:30 , Matt Verri

West Ham back in for Emerson

Friday 19 August 2022 20:07 , Matt Verri

West Ham have renewed their interest in Chelsea left-back Emerson.

Talks had ended at the start of the week with personal terms providing a problem, but it’s now claimed that Emerson’s representatives are willing to accept the offer from West Ham should the two clubs agree a fee.

The Sun claim add-ons are proving a problem at the moment, though discussions will continue over the weekend.

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Hojbjerg deal ‘unlikely'

Friday 19 August 2022 19:48 , Matt Verri

As we covered earlier, Real Madrid are reportedly keen on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to replace Casemiro.

However, Sky Sport claim that the move is very unlikely, even though Carlo Ancelotti is a big admirer of the midfielder.

It’s suggested that Real may not sign a replacement for Casemiro, content with their midfield options as it is.

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Marseille push for Bailly

Friday 19 August 2022 19:27 , Matt Verri

Some more Manchester United news, this time involving a player already at the club.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Marseille are close to completing a loan move for Eric Bailly, which will include an option to make it permanent next summer.

Discussions are currently taking place on personal terms.

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United won’t give up on Antony

Friday 19 August 2022 19:12 , Matt Verri

Manchester United are refusing to give up on signing Ajax’s Antony.

That’s according to Sky Sports, who report that United could make an improved offer after having an €80m bid rejected.

It’s suggested that Antony is keen on a move to Old Trafford, and to work again with Erik ten Hag, but Ajax are demanding a huge fee.

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Welbeck extends Brighton deal!

Friday 19 August 2022 18:52 , Matt Verri

Chelsea make Aubameyang offer

Friday 19 August 2022 18:26 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have reportedly officially submitted an offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Athletic claim that the Blues have made a £15m bid that will also see Marcos Alonso join Barcelona, with the Spanish side yet to respond.

It’s suggested that Chelsea are confident personal terms will not be an issue at all should that be accepted.

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Skriniar going nowhere

Friday 19 August 2022 17:57 , Matt Verri

Inter Milan have decided they will not sell Milan Skriniar this summer.

Chelsea, Tottenham and PSG are among the clubs who have been linked with the centre-back in recent months, with it claimed that Inter could be open to selling at the right place.

However, Fabrizio Romano reports that the Italian club have now decided Skriniar is not for sale and are ready to offer him a new contract.

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Chelsea plan Nkunku bid next summer

Friday 19 August 2022 17:40 , Matt Verri

RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku may have signed a new contract this summer but he tops Chelsea’s shortlist of targets to bolster their attack in 2023.

Valued at £100million by the German club before his renewal, a report from the Telegraph names the Frenchman as the Blues’ priority ahead of AC Milan’s Rafael Leao and Stuttgart forward Sasa Kalajdzic.

While Chelsea are pushing to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he would be a stop-gap for the 2022-23 season before a major move for Nkunku next summer.

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Fulham in advanced Maupay talks

Friday 19 August 2022 17:30 , Matt Verri

Fulham are closing in on the signing of Neal Maupay.

The striker has looked likely to leave Brighton for a number of weeks and The Athletic report that Fulham are in advance talks as they look to seal a £15m deal.

Nottingham Forest and Everton have also shown interest in Maupay, but Fulham are very much leading the race.

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Nice push for Pepe

Friday 19 August 2022 17:06 , Matt Verri

Arsenal are in talks with Nice over a potential loan move for Nicolas Pepe.

Three years after the winger signed for the Gunners for £72million from Lille, Arsenal are keen to move Pepe on with it clear that he is not a part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.

It’s reported the Gunners will still have to contribute towards Pepe’s £140,000-a-week wages should he join Nice on loan, who have already signed Aaron Ramsey and Kasper Schmeichel this summer.

With Arsenal waiting to get unwanted players off the wage bill before making further signings, a loan move for Pepe could be a major boost in enabling them to target a winger in the next couple of weeks.

Read the full story!

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Done deal!

Friday 19 August 2022 16:44 , Matt Verri

Tanguy Ndombele has signed for Napoli on loan as Antonio Conte’s clear-out of the Spurs squad continues.

After the departures of Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso and Joe Rodon, the French midfielder is the fourth senior player to leave with Harry Winks and Sergio Reguilon also touted for exits.

Serie A side Napoli have signed Ndombele on a season-long loan with reports in Italy suggesting Spurs will continue to pay the bulk of his wages.

The move can be made permanent for a fee of £25million, which would represent a heavy loss on the £65m Tottenham agreed to pay Lyon for the player when he signed in 2019.

Real turn to Hojbjerg

Friday 19 August 2022 16:30 , Matt Verri

Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as a replacement for Casemiro.

With Casemiro set to join Manchester United, the La Liga side are on the hunt for his successor and The Telegraph report that Hojbjerg is the man being considered.

It’s claimed that Antonio Conte would demand a replacement if he leaves, but it remains to be seen if Spurs will sell.

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Dortmund not in for Ronaldo

Friday 19 August 2022 16:11 , Matt Verri

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has insisted the German club are not looking to bring Cristiano Ronaldo in this summer.

He said: “I love this player, it’s certainly a charming idea - to see Cristiano play at Signal Iduna Park.

“But there is no contact at all between the parties involved. From that point of view, we should stop talking about it.”

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Fofana left out of Chelsea squad

Friday 19 August 2022 15:46 , Matt Verri

Leicester are set to leave Wesley Fofana out of their squad to face Southampton this weekend amid ongoing transfer interest from Chelsea, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Brendan Rodgers has decided he will not use the defender, who is believed to have had his head turned by a potential switch to west London.

The Leicester boss was asked whether he would consider leaving out Fofana during his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

“Yes, 100 per cent,” Rodgers said ahead of Southampton’s visit to the King Power Stadium on Saturday. “If the players aren’t totally focused and committed to the club and being here, or for whatever reason just aren’t in the right mindset, that won’t help us.

Read the full story!

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Potter on Caicedo speculation

Friday 19 August 2022 15:19 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter insists Manchester United and Arsenal target Moises Caicedo is happy at Brighton, despite the midfielder being linked with a move away this window.

“I would say is really low maintenance as a player, and just wants to join in football with his team-mates,” Potter said.

“He is really enjoying his football as you can imagine. He is only young, but he has got such a high possibility I think. We love him here

“As for speculation, it is what it is. When the transfer window is open, you always get that stuff but he is really enjoying his football here and we are really enjoying having him.”

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Bruno Guimaraes: Eddie Howe plays down Real Madrid rumours

Friday 19 August 2022 15:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

With Casemiro close to leaving Real Madrid, Newcastle star Bruno Guimaraes has been touted as a potential replacement.

One of the stars of the second half of the season, the Brazilian has emerged as a cult-hero on Tyneside.

Eddie Howe, however, has played down any suggestion he could leave.

“Absolutely not,” he said when quizzed on the matter.

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Frank Lampard admits it would be ‘naïve’ to guarantee Anthony Gordon will stay at Everton amid Chelsea links

Friday 19 August 2022 14:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Frank Lampard says it would be “naïve” to make guarantees to Everton fans that Anthony Gordon would stay at the club this summer.

The England U21 international has emerged as one of Thomas Tuchel’s key targets during what remains of the summer transfer window, with the west London club having seen two bids rejected.

Sources close to the situation suggest a bid of around £50m would be enough to reach a breakthrough in talks between the two clubs.

Read the full story here!

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Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta reveals latest on Nicolas Pepe amid Nice links

Friday 19 August 2022 14:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mikel Arteta admits Nicolas Pepe could leave Arsenal during what remains of the summer transfer window.

A club-record signing in 2019, the Ivorian now looks the odd man out in Arteta’s first-choice frontline, with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus increasing the competition for places.

Despite the advent of five substitutions in the Premier League, Pepe is yet to feature this season and Fabio Vieira’s return from injury ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth could complicate matters further.

Read the full story here!

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Wesley Fofana update: Chelsea target likely to be left out of Leicester’s squad

Friday 19 August 2022 13:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good news, Chelsea fans!

Despite Brendan Rodgers insisting Welsey Fofana is expected to stay at Leicester City this summer, The Athletic claim the defender is hugely unlikely to play against Southampton this weekend.

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Erik ten Hag offers Cristiano Ronaldo transfer update

Friday 19 August 2022 13:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future continues to be a sideshow at Manchester United.

The forward has recently hit out at media lies but is believed to remain unhappy at the club.

Still, Erik ten Hag has once again insisted Ronaldo remains key to plans.

“I repeat the same - Cristiano is in our plans. That is what I can say”.

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Arsenal rule out Marquinhos loan after impressing Mikel Arteta

Friday 19 August 2022 13:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal are not planning to loan out winger Marquinhos before the summer transfer window shuts.

The 19-year-old joined the club in the summer from Sao Paulo for £3million and he was viewed as a player for the future.

The Brazilian, however, has impressed since joining and now Mikel Arteta has revealed he won’t be leaving on loan until at least January.

Read the full story here!

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Arsenal still want to sign Cody Gakpo

Friday 19 August 2022 13:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gabriel Jesus looks the main man at Arsenal and is enjoying praise from all angles after a blistering start to life in north London.

Still, Mikel Arteta has previously hinted he remains keen to strengthen his options, with Arsenal looking to avoid a late-season capitulation.

According to football.london, the Gunners retain an interest in PSV star Cody Gakpo and could yet make a move if Manchester United look to hijack them.

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Tottenham pushing for Nicolo Zaniolo

Friday 19 August 2022 13:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

The rumours linking Nicolo Zaniolo with Tottenham refuse to go away, even this late into the window.

Roma, despite bringing Paulo Dybala to the Italian capital, are now believed to want to keep the 23-year-old.

Still, Antonio Conte is not a man who gives up easily and remains keen to strengthen his squad now the clearout has begun.

According to Gazettta Dello Sport, Conte is putting the pressure on Fabio Paratici to get a deal done.

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Christopher Nkunku: Chelsea have plan to sign RB Leipzig star

Friday 19 August 2022 12:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might be a luxury option up front, though perhaps only a short-term one for Chelsea.

At 33, the Gabon international was never likely to be the future of Thomas Tuchel’s side, though the hope will be to provide a boost this season.

Indeed, Chelsea are said to be lining up a move for Christophe Nkunku of RB Leipzig as the future of their frontline.

According to CaughtOffside, the Frenchman will be the club’s key target next summer.

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Cesare Casadei: Chelsea confirm £12.6m transfer of Inter Milan midfielder despite late interest from Nice

Friday 19 August 2022 12:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea have completed the signing of Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan.

The Blues will pay an initial £12.6million fee for the midfielder in a deal that could rise by a further £4.2m in add-ons should certain criteria be met.

French side Nice attempted to hijack the move but Chelsea held out and have now confirmed the arrival of one of Italy’s brightest talents on a six-year contract.

Read the full story here!

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Carlo Ancelotti confirms Casemiro wants to leave Real Madrid amid Manchester United transfer rumours

Friday 19 August 2022 12:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Carlo Ancelotti admits Casemiro wants to leave Real Madrid as Manchester United continue to track the Brazilian.

After a difficult summer for the club, United look set to sign the midfielder in a desperate attempt to bolster Erik ten Hag’s squad.

Recruitment staff at Old Trafford have been criticised this summer amid their long-running pursuit of Frenkie De Jong, who is now being linked with a move to Chelsea should he leave Barcelona.

Read the full story here!

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Trevoh Chalobah emerges as Inter Milan target

Friday 19 August 2022 11:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Inter Milan‘s loan interest in Trevoh Chalobah emerged last night after Chelsea secured the signing of young midfielder Cesare Casadei, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Chalobah is currently happy at Stamford Bridge but that position could change if the potential signing of Leicester’s Wesley Fofana knocks him further down the defensive pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Loanee Romelu Lukaku has personally recommended Chalobah to Inter’s transfer decision-makers and they have since expressed an interest in signing the Blues academy graduate.

Read the full story here!

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Casemiro set for huge Manchester United contract after Real Madrid transfer

Friday 19 August 2022 11:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

As a five-time Champions League winner, Real Madrid star Casemiro was never likely to arrive at Manchester United cheaply.

The Brazilian looks close to a £60m move from the Spanish capital as Erik ten Hag looks to improve what is becoming a crisis situation so early into his tenure.

According to The Sun, the 30-year-old has agreed a HUGE £350k-per-week deal with United ahead of his transfer.

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Tottenham target Ashley Phillips expected to stay at Blackburn this summer

Friday 19 August 2022 11:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham are interested in Blackburn Rovers teenager Ashley Phillips but the defender is expected to stay at Ewood Park this summer.

Phillips, 17, has broken into the Rovers team this season, starting three of their first five matches of the campaign, and is out of contract next year.

Spurs were thought to be winning the race to sign the six-foot-four centre-back ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United, and would have likely sent Phillips straight out on loan to continue his development.

Read the full story here!

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Rivaldo: Gabriel Jesus could become Arsenal’s best signing in years

Friday 19 August 2022 11:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gabriel Jesus continues to delight in Arsenal colours, with the forward now off the mark in the Premier League.

Speaking to Betfair, Brazilian legend Rivaldo has hailed the former Manchester City striker as the Gunners’ best signing in years.

“Gabriel Jesus is already paying for his transfer fee at Arsenal with such a prolific performance against Leicester following his move from Man City in the summer.

“He might become one of the best signings for the club for many years.

“He’s a great player who is completely adapted to the Premier League and he is in a fantastic stage of his career to develop into a big star.

“He didn’t play so often at Man City because the club has so many good options in all positions and Pep Guardiola didn’t see him as a regular starter in his time there.

“Even though, he learned a lot and grabbed a lot of experience in English football that will help a lot to create an immediate impact in his new club.

“I believe Jesus has all the qualities to have a great season in his first year at the club and also consolidate his position as a starter for the Brazilian national team.”

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Matheus Nunes cites Portuguese connection after snubbing West Ham transfer for Wolves

Friday 19 August 2022 10:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Matheus Nunes says the Portuguese connection at Wolverhampton Wanderers helped sway his decision to join the club.

West Ham had made a move to sign the Sporting Lisbon midfielder, although David Moyes admitted Nunes had rejected the offer.

Instead, the 23-year-old has moved to Molineux for a club-record fee, signing a five-year contract with Wolves in what has been heralded as a coup.

Read the full story here!

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Chelsea close in on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Friday 19 August 2022 10:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s not just the youth team Chelsea are looking to strengthen, however.

Three big money signings have already been made to give Thomas Tuchel fresher options in his senior squad after the club’s title challenge fell away last season.

Now, Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could add to that.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the club held “very positive” meetings with the player on Thursday and now its down to the two clubs to agree a fee.

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Chelsea close in on Cesare Casadei

Friday 19 August 2022 10:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea continue to have a number of plates spinning this late into the window.

While fans will naturally focus on the big names, the club’s desire to strengthen their academy and youth options speaks to a long-term plan under the new Boehly-Clearlake ownership, the kind of project not often associated with Chelsea.

According to the Guardian, Inter Milan midifelder Cesare Casadei - seen as an heir to N’Golo Kante and Jorginho - is set to complete his move today.

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Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp delivers Naby Keita update amid RB Leipzig rumours

Friday 19 August 2022 10:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions Naby Keita could look to leave Liverpool.

The midfielder has rarely hit the heights expected of him following a big money move from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2018 and had been linked with a move away from Anfield.

Keita has entered the final year of his contract on Merseyside and talks over an extension have reportedly stalled.

Read the full story here!

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Chelsea could be willing to loan Christian Pulisic to Manchester United

Friday 19 August 2022 10:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea could allow Christian Pulisic to join Manchester United on one condition.

While the idea of the Blues willingly strengthening a rival seemed somewhat strange, the American international could be granted a loan move to Old Trafford.

According to Mail Online, Pulisic would be allowed to join United should he sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

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West Ham revive Emerson talks with Chelsea

Friday 19 August 2022 09:35 , George Flood

West Ham’s move for Emerson Palmieri is back on after talks resumed over a deal for the Chelsea left-back, writes Malik Ouzia.

The Hammers were close to agreeing a fee for the Italy international after submitting a £13m bid earlier this week, only for discussions to break down over personal terms.

At that point, a deal looked dead in the water, but Standard Sport understands that talks have now been revived, though no agreement on either a transfer fee or wages has yet been reached.

Emerson, who was part of the Italy squad that won Euro 2020, is expected to leave Stamford Bridge in the final weeks of the window after the arrival of Marc Cucurella from Brighton nudged him further down the left-back pecking order.

Read the full article here

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants Dortmund move

Friday 19 August 2022 08:58 , George Flood

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to join Borussia Dortmund before the transfer deadline, reports suggest.

News emerged yesterday that the Portuguese superstar has been offered to the Bundesliga giants by agent Jorge Mendes.

Ronaldo is said to be keen on a switch to Signal Iduna Park with his options to secure an exit from Manchester United now extremely limited.

However, Bild claim that his age - Ronaldo turned 37 in February - and exorbitant wage demands will rule Dortmund out of any pursuit.

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Chelsea eye Nkunku, Leao and Kalajdzic

Friday 19 August 2022 08:29 , George Flood

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who turned 33 in June, is only a short-term solution to Chelsea’s issues, it would appear.

The Blues also have their focus on longer-term attacking targets, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Those include Christopher Nkunku, who was on Chelsea’s radar this summer before signing a new two-year contract at RB Leipzig.

AC Milan’s Rafael Leao and Stuttgart forward Sasa Kalajdzic are also reportedly other transfer candidates for Thomas Tuchel.

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Man United fail with £67.6m Antony bid

Friday 19 August 2022 08:07 , George Flood

Manchester United’s quest to land Ajax winger Antony looks decidedly tougher, however.

The Red Devils are revisiting their earlier summer interest in the Brazilian, who worked under Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam.

Per Sky Sports, United tabled a £67.6m for the 22 year-old yesterday, but it has since been dismissed by the Eredivisie giants, who do not want to sell.

United have yet to decide whether to increase their offer, meanwhile.

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Casemiro set for Man United medical

Friday 19 August 2022 07:52 , George Flood

Casemiro is poised to swap Real Madrid for Manchester United.

The seasoned Brazilian midfielder has become the primary focus of busy transfer attentions at Old Trafford in recent days as they scramble to complete a few late high-profile incomings after a dismal opening to the Erik ten Hag era.

While at first such a move looked fanciful at best, real progress has now been made and Casemiro does indeed look to be heading to Manchester.

Per multiple outlets including the Daily Mail, United have agreed a £60m deal with Madrid for the 30-year-old, who will sign a lucrative four-year contract and undergo a medical this weekend after heartfelt talks with Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti.

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