Transfer the news LIVE! Chelsea FC approach Koundé; Tottenham launch Zaniolo plan; Paqueta to Arsenal at the latest; gossip

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are arguably the main players in this summer’s transfer window. While the rest of Europe’s top flight look to have done their business early, London clubs remain active in the window and features gossip columns all over the internet. Indeed, Spurs may have completed their sixth signing of the summer in the form of Djed Spence on Tuesday, but they are now reportedly eyeing Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo and are willing to sell two players for him.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are said to be finally close to agreeing a deal for Jules Kounde. A target in the summer of 2021, the France international could be the subject of a £60m move to Stamford Bridge as Tuchel looks to bolster a badly depleted defense over the summer.

At Arsenal, the club are expected to announce the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko soon, while reported target Lucas Paqueta is said to be open to a move to the Premier League. Follow all the latest news, rumors and gossip in our transfer hub below!

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Neymar transfer news: Man City deny reports linking them with PSG star

Obviously, the idea of ​​Neymar going to Manchester City would have been hugely exciting.

One of the game’s biggest stars, it would have been fascinating to see how the Brazilian would fare under Pep Guardiola.

The City boss, however, dismissed those suggestions…

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Latest Oleksandr Zinchenko: Arsenal and Man City have ‘finished contracts’

An announcement is imminent after the two clubs have completed all the paperwork…

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David Moyes issues transfer warning to West Ham

David Moyes says West Ham’s pre-season form so far shows they need reinforcements “very quickly” after they were beaten 3-1 by Rangers last night.

Moyes was named close to his best XI for the game at Ibrox but saw his side well beaten by the Europa League finalists. It comes after an equally strong side were held 1-1 by Reading last weekend.

Read the full story here.

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Lucas Paquet open to Arsenal transfer amid links

Lucas Paqueta continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal.

While Mikel Arteta has a number of options following the additions of Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira in the summer, the fact the club have tried to sign Raphinha suggests they still want further reinforcement.

Fortunately, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Paqueta is eager to try his luck in the Premier League…

“Yes I think he is the one to watch in the coming weeks, Lucas Paqueta, the player really wants to experience the Premier League, he is really tempted by the Premier League. He is convinced that the Premier League would be the perfect league for him after playing in Brazil, Serie A and Ligue 1,” Romano said on his Here We Go podcast.

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Chelsea close to Jules Koundé deal

The case does not stop at Chelsea.

Two signings have already been made and Thomas Tuchel is keen for more additions as he tries to hunt down Liverpool and Manchester City.

According to The Guardian, the club are now close to agreeing a fee with Sevilla for Jules Kounde.

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Tottenham want Nicolo Zaniolo

Djed Spence has now officially become Tottenham’s sixth signing this summer, although the club’s transfer activity may not end there.

According to Calciomercato, Antonio Conte is ready to sell both Lucas Moura and Tanguy Ndombele in order to land the Italy international, to further strengthen his attack following the signing of Richarlison.

Having brought in Paulo Dybala themselves, Roma are believed to be keen to sell.

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Koounde loves Chelsea

Jules Kounde will accept Chelsea’s offer – if the Blues can agree a fee with Sevilla.

The Guardian report that the defender is not ready for a move to Barcelona, ​​paving the way for Chelsea.

Reports from Europe suggest the Premier League club have offered £51m for Koundé.

Presnel Kimpembe and Jules Kounde with the France team.

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Chelsea have yet to sanction Azpilicueta’s departure

Chelsea are ‘buying time’ but will eventually allow Cesar Azpilicueta to leave the club, according to Marca.

Barcelona are close to signing the veteran defender but the Blues want to land a replacement first with Jules Kounde and Presnel Kimpembe on their radar.

The LaLiga side will then push for Marcos Alonso in a separate deal upon Azpilicueta’s arrival, it is claimed.

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Zinchenko to Arsenal last

Arsenal are putting plans in place for Oleksandr Zinchenko to undergo a medical and complete his move from Manchester City.

The Gunners are currently on tour in the United States and normally potential new signings would undergo medical checks in the UK before flying out to join the team.

But City are also in America and Zinchenko has the option to do his medical instead.

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Bayern defender wanted by Palace

US defender Chris Richards is in talks with Crystal Palace.

Matthijs de Ligt has signed for Bayern Munich to force the 22-year-old lower in the pecking order.

And the Mail are reporting Richards’ interest in signing for the Eagles despite an offer from Hoffenheim, where he spent last season on loan.


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