Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are trying to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season.
With Premier League fixtures over, it’s Spurs who are making progress in the transfer market, adding Yves Bissouma to the signings of Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster. At Arsenal, meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus remains a top priority, but Tottenham haven’t given up on the Brazilian themselves.
Things at Chelsea have been a little slower of late as Todd Boehly waits to make his first signing for the men’s team, although it is claimed progress has been made in bringing Raheem Sterling to the club, in particular if Romelu Lukaku leaves. New reports suggest that an ‘important proposal’ has also been lodged for Torino Gleison Bremer in a bid to replace Antonio Rudiger. With the international football calendar now over, the Premier League rumor will surely intensify in the coming days.
Premier League teams interested in Abraham
Tammy Abraham is wanted by three Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester United.
However, according to Corriere dello Sport, José Mourinho is determined to keep the striker at Roma.
It is even claimed that Abraham’s agent, Neil Fewings, will receive a bonus of around £325,000 if Abraham stays put this summer.
Arsenal man wanted
Juventus failed to move Arsenal defender Gabriel.
La Stampa reports that the Gunners have turned down the prospect of taking Brazilian playmaker Arthur Melo in exchange as Juve instead turn to Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez.
L’Equipe add that Gabriel is an option for PSG, who prefer Milian Skriniar and Sven Botman to strengthen their backline.
Gunners reflect on De Tomas
Arsenal are considering signing Spanish international striker Raul De Tomas.
Super Deporte believe Espanyol would consider a deal in the region of £20m – very low considering his £56m release clause.
De Tomas would be seen by the Gunners as a cheaper alternative to Gabriel Jesus and Victor Osimhen.
The defender moves to Inter Milan
Tottenham should miss Gleison Bremer.
Corriere dello Sport report that the Turin defender is keen to start pre-season as an Inter Milan player when he returns on July 6, despite interest from Spurs and AC Milan.
Torino are happy to cash in on the centre-back this summer for a fee of £32m.
Haller in Dortmund
Ajax striker Sebastien Haller is set to join Dortmund, according to RMC Sport.
The former West Ham striker is expected to cost around €30m (£26m), just 18 months after joining Ajax.
Haller scored 47 goals in 66 games for Ajax.
Arsenal will miss Vitinha
Arsenal are set to miss out on Vitinha, with Paris Saint-Germain ready to activate the Porto player’s €40m release clause.
Personal terms won’t be an issue with journalist Pedro Sepulveda reporting that a meeting is scheduled to finalize details of a move.
The Gunners will have to settle for Fabio Vieira!
Spurs in ‘pole position’ to sign N’Dicka
According to FootMercato, Tottenham are leading the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan N’Dicka.
Signing a new defender is seen as a priority for Antonio Conte, with Alessandro Bastoni and Gleison Bremer also linked.
However, it is the Frenchman from Frankfurt who is now at the top of their transfer program and Spurs would have beaten Marseille in the race.
Barca reinforce Raphinha’s push
Barcelona will step up their attempts to sign Raphinha this week.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona reached a full agreement with the player’s agent, ex-player Deco, in February so there are no issues on the personal terms.
However, Barcelona are yet to reach Leeds’ valuation of around £47m. It gave hope to Arsenal and Spurs, who are also interested in Raphinha.
A meeting this week has been scheduled to try to reach an agreement.
Eriksen favors London
Brentford and Tottenham are leading the race for Christian Eriksen, according to The Athletic.
Manchester United like the midfielder but he is believed to want to stay in London and so Brentford and Spurs are the two likely options.
Thomas Frank is desperate to keep Eriksen at the club and had dinner with the player last week, while Tottenham are convinced Champions League football could be enough to bring the Danish star back to the club.
Sterling ‘asks about Chelsea’
Raheem Sterling has spoken to people about what it’s like to play for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel, report The Athletic.
Chelsea are increasingly confident they can strike a deal with Manchester City for the striker, although the amount of the fee could prove a stumbling block.
Things are moving fast, it seems.