Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal want deals; Lewandowski to Chelsea FC; Spence to Spurs latest; gossip; rumours
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to be among the major players in the summer’s transfer window. Indeed, all three London giants are keen on strengthening their squads before the start of the season next month and each of their managers will invariably be under a huge amount of pressure.
Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake are both close to leaving Manchester City for Satamford Bridge in an eye-catching double deal for new co-owner Todd Boehly. While the idea of signing two players from the Premier League champions is exciting enough, the Blues are now being touted as a potential landing spot for Robert Lewandowski.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are eager to add yet more signings to their squad after the £45m arrival of Gabriel Jesus. while Spurs continue to chase a move for Midddlesbrough star Djed Spence. Follow all of the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours below!
ICYMI – Chelsea without N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for pre-season tour
Chelsea will be without both N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for their pre-season tour of the United States.
The Blues confirmed on Saturday that neither midfielder had made the trip across the Atlantic due to their current Covid-19 vaccination status.
Under current regulations, all non-citizens over the age of 18 visiting the USA must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus.
Chelsea did not expand any further on the individual vaccine status of either Kante or Loftus-Cheek, simply confirming they were unable to make the journey.
Read the full story here!
ICYMI – Antonio Conte makes ruthless Tottenham decision
Antonio Conte has excluded four big-name first-team players from Tottenham’s pre-season tour of South Korea.
Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Winks will all remain at the club’s Hotspur Way training base as the rest of the squad jet out to Asia.
Ndombele, the club’s record signing until the £60m arrival of Richarlison, spent the latter half of last season on loan at Lyon, departing north London under a cloud after being booed off while leaving the pitch at walking pace during an FA Cup win over Morecambe in January.
Read the full story here!
Barcelona improve offer for Raphinha
The Leeds United star is one of the most in-demand players in Europe this summer.
Fabrizio Romano has the latest…
Djed Spence: Chris Wilder breaks silence on Tottenham target
Speaking to Teeside LIVE, Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder has stressed he wants little to do with the Djed Spence deal as Tottenham continue to discuss a potential move for the full-back.
Spurs are keen on Spence but have not yet agreed a fee, with Wilder saying: “I’ve got to say, I’ve taken myself away from it. It’s not my job now, it’s gone beyond me and it’s not up to me to do the negotiating and agree a deal.
“That’s with the clu and the owner and the chief executive.”
Robert Lewandowski keen on Chelsea move
While Bayern Munich’s great Polish striker has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, it’s difficult to see a way in which the Spanish giants actually afford Robert Lewandowski.
Still, the striker is reportedly keen to leave Germany either way and would consider a move to Chelsea, according to Sport Bild.
Done deal! Tottenham confirm Clarke sale
Confirmation from Tottenham that they have completed the permanent sale of Jack Clarke to Championship newcomers Sunderland.
The former Leeds starlet returns to Wearside having excelled on loan at the Stadium of Light last season.
He has now returned on a full-time basis for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract until 2026.
Clarke only made four first-team appearances during a disappointing stint at Tottenham after moving to north London for £9m in the summer of 2019.
Lampard keen on Broja and Walker-Peters
Frank Lampard is eyeing a couple of Premier League players to bring to Goodison Park this summer.
According to the Mirror, the Everton boss is keen to sign Armando Broja and Kyle Walker-Peters in the weeks ahead.
With Richarlison already gone and Anthony Gordon also linked with a move away, it could be a busy window for the Toffees.
Arteta hints at more signings
Arsenal are targeting further signings in the transfer window, manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed, but would not be drawn on interest in Youri Tielemans.
“There are more things that we would like to do if we can,” Arteta told reporters after Friday’s 5-3 win over Nurnberg.
“Obviously the market will dictate what we can do. So far we are happy with what we have done.
Asked specifically about Tielemans, Arteta replied: “We can improve the team still in the market and we are going to try and do it, but we are not going to go into any specific names.”
Read the full story!
It’s seemingly been dragging on for months, but Paul Pogba’s free transfer to Juventus is at last nearing completion.
He arrived earlier today for his medical.
Zaha to Roma?
Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Wilfried Zaha to Roma.
That’s according to Sky Sports Italy – it’s claimed that although no discussions have yet taken place, Roma are open to the idea of making a move for Zaha.
The 29-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park, so there is a big decision to be made this summer.