Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC sign Chukwuemeka, Cucurella latest; Tottenham want Zaniolo; Tielemans to Arsenal
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all out to bag major deals in the final month of the transfer window. Having all secured some big-name players already, the likes of Marc Cucurella, Frenkie de Jong, Youri Tielemans and Nicolo Zaniolo are the latest potential signings being discussed.
All three teams are looking at Leicester for potential market inspiration with Wesley Fofana a Chelsea target as Thomas Tuchel looks to sort out his defence after a number of setbacks. The Blues are close to sealing a move for Brighton’s Cucurella, while Kyle Walker-Peters is also now a target. In a £20million surprise move, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa tonight.
In north London, Foxes playmaker Tielemans remains a target for Arsenal. Lucas Paqueta and Cody Gakpo also remain on Mikel Arteta’s shortlist. Tottenham, meanwhile, are linked with James Maddison, though reports in Italy suggest Jose Mourinho has blocked a move for Roma favourite Zaniolo. Follow the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip below!
Telles close to Man United exit
Alex Telles is on his way out of Manchester United.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that Sevilla are closing in on a deal for the Brazilian full-back, who is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford under Erik ten Hag.
Telles is said to have accepted the switch to LaLiga, with an agreement set to be completed.
Rumours suggest it will be a loan deal that includes the option for a permanent transfer next summer.
More on Chukwuemeka move
Aston Villa will receive £20m for Chukwuemeka, including add-ons.
His medical is scheduled for tomorrow, and the 18-year-old is expected to sign a six-year-deal.
Chelsea have confirmed the shock imminent signing of Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa.
The Blues confirmed on Tuesday that the Premier League rivals had reached an agreement that would see the highly-rated teenage midfielder move to Stamford Bridge on a permanent transfer.
No fee was reported and the deal remains subject to Chukwuemeka agreeing personal terms and undergoing a successful medical.
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Man United remain interested in Neves
Manchester United maintain their long-standing interest in Ruben Neves.
While United have spent the summer trying to bring Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford, Sky Sports report that Neves is still a player the club admire.
It’s claimed that United believes the Wolves midfielder would prove to be a good fit in terms of style of play.
Sarr snubs Fulham for Monaco move
Chelsea‘s Malang Sarr has decided that he would prefer a move to Monaco over Fulham and is waiting for the Blues to green-light the deal, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
The 23-year-old has prioritised his return to Ligue 1 since the offer arrived and would move on loan with an option to buy included.
Monaco have offered Sarr the chance to play as a starting central defender, which helped him make up his mind to leave the Premier League despite Fulham’s offer for both permanent and loan deals.
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Tottenham eye Zalewski move
Tottenham are linked with another Roma player – this time Nicola Zalewski is the reported target.
His team-mate Nicolo Zaniolo continues to be put forward as a potential option for Spurs, but Corriere Dello Sport report that Tottenham have also made contact with Roma about Zalewski.
However, Roma are believed to have no interest in selling the 20-year-old, who Conte is a big fan of.
Schmeichel on the move?
Kasper Schmeichel has been discussing his time at Leicester, as it looks increasingly likely that he will leave the club.
The goalkeeper is expected to complete a move to Nice in the coming days, following Aaron Ramsey in joining the club.
Aguero: Man City make ‘strange’ decision with Sterling
Sergio Aguero has questioned Manchester City’s decison to let Raheem Sterling join Chelsea.
The forward joined Thomas Tuchel’s side earlier this summer in a £47.5m deal, and Aguero was surprised his former club allowed Sterling to do so.
He said on Twitch: “I don’t understand the sale of Sterling. There are times [Man City] make strange decisions.”
Arsenal clearout picks up pace
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is closing in on a move to Galatasaray that could eventually be worth £7.5million, writes Simon Collings.
The Turkish club are in advanced talks with Arsenal and are ready to pay around £5m upfront, with a further £2m coming in the form of add-ons.
Torreira has one year to run on his current contract and had been attracting interest from clubs in Italy too.
The midfielder is one of a number of players Arsenal are looking to shift before the transfer window shuts and business is picking up.
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