We are just one day away from the opening of the summer transfer window for business as clubs scramble to get those first key deals down the line. Richarlison could snub Arsenal for London rivals Chelsea, who are also linked with Lautaro Martinez and Ousmane Dembele as Inter Milan seek a return for Romelu Lukaku.
Liverpool remain stuck in talks over Darwin Nunez who could become the club’s record signing after a fine season at Benfica. Manchester United also want the Uruguayan, although Frenkie de Jong remains their main target during the early stages of Erik ten Hag’s rebuild.
It is also believed that United will fight against Chelsea for the signing of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahima Sangare. Elsewhere, Manchester City are set to make a bid for Kalvin Phillips when the Leeds star returns from England as they seek to replace outgoing club captain Fernandinho as Gabriel Jesus is offered to Tottenham.
Arsenal rival for Bissouma
Aston Villa should rival Arsenal for Yves Bissouma.
Steven Gerrard’s side have been active in the transfer window with Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara joining alongside loanees Robin Olsen and Philippe Coutinho arriving permanently.
Athletic claim a midfielder is top of their list with Brighton’s Bissouma eyeing it.
Lacazette press conference
Alexandre Lacazette should be unveiled in Lyon. They’ve called a press conference and everything, which will start shortly.
The striker, who is leaving Arsenal on a free contract after his contract expired, underwent a medical last night.
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Rudiger’s first interview
Antonio Rudiger spoke to Spanish newspaper Marca after swapping Chelsea for Real Madrid.
He covers a lot of ground in a broad interview, but regarding his move, here’s what he had to say: “I think in football, like in life, everything is a chapter, and it’s a new chapter for Obviously, this new chapter is important because it’s a big step for me, it’s probably the biggest of my entire career.
He added: “The first time I heard about Madrid was like ‘wow.’ doesn’t call often, so that was amazing.
Arsenal swipe as Spurs offered Jesus
Gabriel Jesus might have left for North London after all, but to play Champions League football.
Arsenal have made Manchester City their main transfer target this summer, but The Times report that Tottenham may be leading the hunt.
Jesus wants to stay in the Premier League and the Gunners haven’t lost hope.
Chelsea and Man United in the battle for Sangare
Chelsea and Manchester United could face off in a battle to sign Ibrahim Sangare.
Liverpool and Newcastle have also been linked with PSV midfielder Eindoven, who has impressed in the Eredivisie since leaving Toulouse.
Sky Sports are reporting that Chelsea and United are both interested in Sangare, who is keen on a move to the Premier League despite being contracted to PSV for three more seasons.
Man City set to make Phillips bid
Leeds are preparing for more interest from Manchester City in Kalvin Phillips.
Pep Guardiola is targeting the England midfielder as part of a summer recruitment campaign at the Etihad which has already secured the signing of Erling Haaland, with a replacement for outgoing club captain Fernandinho next on the list.
According to the Daily Mail, City will officially approach Leeds rather than Phillips when the latter returns from the Nations League with England next week.
The 26-year-old – who has also been linked with Liverpool – is said to be valued at around £60million.
Liverpool hoping for Darwin Nunez deal
The latest on Darwin Nunez’s Liverpool front now.
As you can imagine, there are several reports circulating on this hot topic tonight, each claiming that the potential deal is at different stages.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are increasingly hoping to beat Manchester United and Atletico Madrid in the race for Benfica’s prolific striker.
However, the Reds will not pay the full asking price of £85.5m, despite Nunez indicating a preference for Anfield and apparently being offered a five-year contract.
Instead, it’s suggested a structured deal is more likely, involving £68.4m upfront and a further £17.1m in add-ons.
Benfica owe 20% of the transfer fee to Nunez’s former club Almeria in Spain.
Will Richarlison snub Arsenal for Chelsea?
Richarlison is set to snub Arsenal in favor of a move to London rivals Chelsea, Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain.
That’s according to the latest reports from The Sun, which claim the Brazilian has now informed Everton of his wish to leave Goodison Park this summer.
The former Watford star Richarlison, who is contracted to Merseyside until 2024, is believed to be valued by his current club at around £65m.
Links between Bale and Getafe canceled
It looks like Gareth Bale won’t be joining Getafe after all!
Earlier today, Spanish club chairman Angel Torres, speaking at a kit launch, insisted they had been offered the chance to sign the Welsh star, who is a free agent after having left neighboring Real Madrid and will not retire after Wales qualify for the world. Cup in Qatar.
“People might take it as a joke, but about 45, 50 minutes ago I spoke to his rep and they offered it to us,” Torres said.
However, such a claim was met with bewilderment by one of Bale’s agents, Joshua Barnett, who told Fabrizio Romano: “I don’t even have the number of the president of Getafe.”
Saka gives new clue about Arsenal’s future
Has Bukayo Saka dropped a huge new hint that he will stay at Arsenal next season?
Doubts over the England winger’s future at the Emirates have been circulating as he enters the final two years of his contract.
Liverpool and Manchester City are both known to have an interest in Saka, who retained Arsenal’s Player of the Season award earlier today – becoming the first player to do so since Thierry Henry in 2004.
In a video thanking fans for voting for him again this season, the 20-year-old said: “See you next season.”