Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal enter Zaha race; Ronaldo to Chelsea, Fofana medical; Carrasco to Tottenham latest
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham remain eager to add to their squads during the final few days of the transfer window. Despite all three London giants being busy, the closing hours of the window look set to hold much more activity. Indeed, Mikel Arteta is eager to add a winger to his squad between now and September 1, with Wilfried Zaha reportedly emerging as a target amid fears Wolves could price them out of a move for Pedro Neto.
Over at Stamford Bridge, there’s a big story developing. With Wesley Fofana having a medical and both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Gordon targeted, a certain Cristiano Ronaldo has re-emerged. Reports suggest that amid doubts about the two other forwards, the Manchester United star’s agents are reportedly pushing a move to west London.
For Spurs, Ruslan Ruslan Malinovskyi is said to remain of interest but recent reports suggest the club are in talk with Leeds over a potential move for Daniel James. Elsewhere, Frenkie De Jong, Lucas Paqueta and Antony remain in the headlines. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours below!
Conte: Kane happy at Spurs
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
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.”
Carrasco to Spurs not on?
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
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
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.
PSG weigh up Kante bid
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.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has completed a medical with Bayer Leverkusen ahead of joining on loan from Chelsea.
Atletico deny Carrasco reports
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
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!