Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all lining up big deals as the transfer window kicks into high gear with a return to pre-season just days away. Things are likely to pick up speed with the new campaign in sight.
The three London clubs are battling for the signing of Leeds United star Raphinha, with Todd Boehly now personally overseeing a deal to potentially bring the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge alongside Raheem Sterling. Man City team-mate Gabriel Jesus, meanwhile, is another to have been linked with the three, although Arsenal’s talks with the striker are progressing.
Tottenham have been one of the busiest clubs in the window so far, bringing three players to Antonio Conte’s revolution and reports claim the manager wants a new striker signed before the end of next week along with Steven Bergwijn heading to Ajax and Harry Winks in talks with Everton.
Arsenal turn to Fabian Ruiz
Arsenal have added Napoli star Fabian Ruiz to their list of summer transfer targets, according to reports in Italy.
Corriere dello Sport claim Manchester City and Newcastle are also sniffing around the Spain international.
Napoli have put a £26million price tag on Ruiz’s head with just one year remaining on his contract.
ICYMI: Chelsea players want Richarlison
Some members of the Chelsea squad are urging Thomas Tuchel to move for Everton striker Richarlison, claims The Sun.
Tottenham have also been linked with the Brazilian striker, who is reportedly keen to leave Goodison Park this summer.
Spurs are currently in talks with Everton over a move for Harry Winks in the opposite direction, which could prove a trump card up their sleeve in any deal for Richarlison.
Arsenal medical booked
Matt Turner will undergo his medical with Arsenal today before finalizing a move from New England Revolution.
Sky Sports are reporting that the 27-year-old goalkeeper is in London to put pen to paper on a deal to become Aaron Ramsdale’s replacement.
He recently told reporters: “I’m coming to push him and become the best goalkeeper I can become, while also making him the best goalkeeper he can become. That’s really my goal for all of this.
Spurs want new striker ahead of Bergwijn sale
Tottenham have agreed a £21.5million deal with Ajax to win over Steven Bergwijn and want a new striker before he is sold.
The deal is expected to be completed ‘on or after July 1’ which doesn’t leave much time for this new striker to be signed, sealed and delivered.
That’s according to The Athletic, with journalist Charlie Eccleshare adding: “There’s still work to be done, but if these final details can be agreed, it will be a big sale.”
Spurs and Man United battle for Pau Torres
Pau Torres is highly likely to move to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United and Tottenham linked.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who said: “For Pau Torres, they know he has a release clause of around €60m (£52m), but they also know Villarreal would be ready. to negotiate for less than that.
“It could be around €45-50m (£38-43m). So all the terms were set and they had conversations with intermediaries working on this deal.
“I see Pau Torres playing in the Premier League next season because it’s a serious possibility, but at the moment it’s still not something advanced between the clubs.”
Neymar offered to Barca
In a crazy transfer rumor this morning, El Chiringuito TV claim that Neymar has been offered to Barcelona for 50m euros (£43m).
It follows quotes from PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi which weren’t exactly reassuring about the Brazilian’s future.
“Is Neymar part of the new project or not? We can’t talk about it in public because some players will arrive, some players will leave the club,” he told Marca.
“These are private negotiations.”
ICYMI – West Ham confident in Alphonse Areola deal
West Ham confident of signing Alphonse Areola
Speaking on the West Ham Way podcast, Sky Sports reporter Dhamersh Sheth revealed the club were confident of landing Alphonse Areola despite interest from Fulham and Newcastle.
“The noises I’m hearing today are about Areola and increased confidence that they can do it,” he said.
“And the feeling that he wants to fight for the top spot next season, because he was effectively your cup goalkeeper, wasn’t he, last season.
“I think he wants to fight Fabianski for that first team shirt.”
ICYMI – Everton open talks with Tottenham over Harry Winks
Tottenham: Everton in transfer talks over Harry Winks
Harry Winks is up for sale at Tottenham this summer following the signing of Yves Bissouma.
According to The Sun, Everton have entered talks with Spurs over a potential transfer for the 10-cap England international, although interest from Crystal Palace and Sevilla could complicate matters.
Chelsea want Liverpool guru Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards has been hailed for all his success in the transfer market at Liverpool.
While Jurgen Klopp naturally gets most of the applause, Edwards’ ability to spot a bargain in the form of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, as well as sign exactly the right players at the right time has been a big part of the success. of the club.
Now, according to ESPN, Chelsea are eager to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
There are major changes happening under Todd Boehly and Edwards could come to help shape the new direction of the club.
Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City star set to sign £220,000-a-week deal from Arsenal
According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Gabriel Jesus is keen to join Arsenal on a deal on wages of up to £220,000-a-week.
“Arsenal remain the favourites. I think this signing is very likely. Jesus, as I understand from sources close to the player, is a big sell as part of Arteta and Arsenal strategy. And by strategy I mean they sold him this move based on a focal point in the team and it’s a firm contract with Manchester City,” he told The Football Terrace.
“The terms will likely see him earn around £220,000 a week. I believe, verbally anyway, that Arsenal and Manchester City have agreed on a fee.