Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea continue to enjoy a great summer. The capital’s counterparts remain among the busiest sides in Europe during the window, with Chelsea fielding two more of the continent’s most sought-after defenders in RB Leipzig star Josko Gvardiol and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
Mikel Arteta is believed to be the ‘driving force’ behind Arsenal’s pursuit of Youri Tielemans. The Belgium international has been linked all summer and Arteta would like to bring him into a team that will soon be strengthened by the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Elsewhere in north London, Spurs are now reportedly looking to follow up the addition of Djed Spence with another signing. Fabio Paratici is in Italy for talks with Roma over a potential deal for Nicolo Zaniolo, while Alessandro Bastoni remains interesting. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors in our transfer blog below!
Zinchenko signs a four-year contract with Arsenal
As expected, Oleksandr Zinchenko has signed a four-year contract with Arsenal.
Official confirmation shouldn’t be too far away. Any plans tonight, Gunners fans?
Spurs target Bastoni could be on the move
Tottenham have made Alessandro Bastoni their main defensive target this summer but have been told the player doesn’t want to leave Inter.
Interestingly, Bastoni’s agent Tulio Tinti was spotted at Inter HQ today which has sparked speculation over possible transfer talks.
Inter would need to sell a player and it had to be Milan Skriniar, but his exit to PSG hit the buffers.
“Next Haaland” to Newcastle?
Benjamin Sesko, RB Salzburg’s latest young striker, has been linked with a move to Newcastle.
Sesko’s agent, Elvis Basanovic (big name) posted a picture on his Instagram account from Tyneside, setting the transfer factory in motion.
Tottenham have also been linked, along with AC Milan.
Deal done! Toffolo Forest Panel
Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of left-back Harry Toffolo from Huddersfield
From Halifax to the villa
FC Halifax Town striker Jamie Allen has moved this summer…to the villa on Love Island.
The 27-year-old has been confirmed as a new contestant for the ITV2 show.
Allen played for Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Southport and Dover Athletic. He also played international football for Montserrat.
Ajax land Lisandro Martinez replacement
Rangers defender Calvin Bassey has become Ajax’s record signing, replacing Manchester United-linked Lisandro Martinez.
West Ham still in talks with Chelsea over possible Armando Broja deal
Frenkie De Jong: Chelsea have a real interest
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are seriously interested in signing Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona.
Manchester United have reached an agreement with the Catalan club over a potential transfer, although the Dutchman still needs convincing to move to Old Trafford.
Indeed, Thomas Tuchel would be ready to try to take advantage of it.
Chelsea accept Jules Kounde deal
It’s agreed, apparently!
The Sun claims Chelsea have agreed a £55million deal with Sevilla and are finally offering a move for Jules Kounde.
Now, the Frenchman is expected to undergo a medical within the next 48 hours.
Arsenal in Arthur Melo talks to Juventus
Arthur Melo was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window, although nothing came of their interest.
Still, TuttoJuve now claim the Gunners are in talks with Juventus over a possible move.