The new Premier League season is back and Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham remain extremely busy during the summer window. At Stamford Bridge, Marc Cucurella has been signed for £62million and Wesley Fofana could join him as Thomas Tuchel works on a new offer. Cesar Casadei is tipped for a £17m switch with Marcos Alonso set to join Barcelona and Callum Hudson-Odoi linked with Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed he wants more new faces, despite spending over £120m with Leicester’s Youri Tielemans still interesting. Lucas Paqueta has also been linked but the Gunners face a battle with Manchester United over Cody Gakpo.
Tottenham have made six signings so far and a bid for Nicolo Zaniolo has been turned down, according to reports in Italy. Udinese left-back Destiny Udogie is believed to have come personally recommended by a certain Antonio Conte. Memphis Depay and Pau Torres have both been linked.
Tielemans update at Arsenal
Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has detailed the situation for Youri Tielemans and possible interest from Arsenal.
As things stand, the Belgian is said to be keen on the transfer but no official offer has been made. Lucas Torreira’s move to Galatasaray has helped the Gunners raise the necessary funds to push through with the move.
Meanwhile, interest from Paris Saint-Germain continues to fade, with the Ligue 1 giants closing in on a deal for Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz.
Chelsea close to £17m deal
Inter Milan are ready to sell Cesare Casadei to Chelsea for £17million.
Tuttosport reports the brokered deal between upfront payments and add-ons.
The young Italian midfielder recently changed agents to facilitate the deal as Chelsea bolstered their youth options following the arrival of Carney Chukwuemeka.
Spurs rebuffed in Zaniolo bid
Tottenham have offered a player plus cash offer for Nicolo Zaniolo.
La Repubblica report that Tanguy Ndombele or Japhet Tanganaga are Roma’s options for the deal, which the Italians have rejected.
It is claimed at Corriere della Sera that an upfront payment of £42million would secure Zaniolo’s signature – if he is happy to move to Spurs after previously preferring to sign for Juventus.
Fofana speaks out on Chelsea interest
Wesley Fofana says Leicester City feels like “family” to him amid Chelsea’s bid to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.
The Frenchman has emerged as a key target for Thomas Tuchel as the German offers to bring another defender to the club following the arrivals of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph as rumors continue to swirl, Fofana said: “Leicester are family and I felt that from day one. I always felt like a Leicester native.
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Frank Lampard explains Everton’s West Ham transfer hijacking
Frank Lampard believes Amadou Onana will have a ‘big impact’ at Everton as a deal for the Lille midfielder draws closer.
The Belgium international was at Goodison Park on Sunday to watch Lampard’s side suffer a narrow defeat to Chelsea, who needed a penalty from Jorginho to get their Premier League campaign off to a flying start.
Onana had been a target for West Ham and a deal initially worth £29m was agreed with the French club, but a move was thrown into doubt as issues over wage demands emerged.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is therefore on the Manchester United bench today.
He still wants to leave. Follow our live blog here.
Well well well. Looks like Timo Werner is returning to RB Leipzig and it could be permanent.
There are conflicting reports but Fabrizio Romano suggests Chelsea are selling the striker while others claim it could be on loan and bond.
Either way, Werner’s time in west London is improving.
Deal done! Bournemouth signs Neto
Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Neto from Barcelona.
The 33-year-old has reportedly signed a one-year contract and will compete with Mark Travers for the starting spot.
United’s offer for Arnautovic rejected
Ok, that’s even more interesting.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester United have seen a bid of around £6m rejected by Bologna for Marko Arnautovic.
Erik ten Hag has known the player since their time at FC Twente. Ronaldo’s replacement?
Seville signs Isco
Isco left Real Madrid at the end of last season and has since been a free agent. A week before the new season, he seems to be heading to Sevilla.
Does he still have it? Guess we’re about to find out.