Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham continue to try to strengthen their squads in the final days of the window. At Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel is turning a number of plates, with chases from Anthony Gordon, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Rafael Leao all believed to be active as things stand. Wesley Fofana is another target, although the club’s most recent offer was snubbed.
For Arsenal, Wolves winger Pedro Neto is a key target, even despite fears they could be priced out of a £50million move. Yeremy Pino, Moussa Diaby and Wilfried Zaha are also touted as potential targets as Mikel Arteta offers to increase his attacking options, while Youri Tielemans continues to be linked.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are said to be in pursuit of an additional striker after a recent spell of inactivity. Leeds star Daniel James would be of interest, while Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech is another surprise target. Now new reports suggest that Antonio Conte likes Adama Traore again. Manchester United and Liverpool are also linked with late moves with the likes of Leandro Paredes, Antony and Cody Gakpo. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors below!
Frenkie De Jong: Chelsea still want to move
Ah, Frenkie DeJong.
The Dutchman has been linked with leaving Barcelona all summer but continues at Camp Nou amid financial uncertainty.
Still, perhaps Chelsea could offer a late lifeline.
Journalist Dean Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “Chelsea have really looked at their midfield and are still considering a big move in that area. Declan Rice and Frenkie de Jong are some of the players they have looked at and they are now looking at what players could be on the table as we head into the final week of the window.
Everton in talks with Man United over James Garner deal
With Casemiro’s arrival at Manchester United, James Garner’s chances of playing for the first team seem even more remote.
Despite an impressive time on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, the midfielder hasn’t been involved in the Premier League this term.
Tottenham have been touted as a potential landing spot, although there has been further movement over their future.
According to The Athletic, Everton are in talks with United over a potential deal.
Ander Herrera ready for return to Bilbao
A cult hero at Manchester United during his time there, Ander Herrera looks ready for a new challenge.
The PSG midfielder has been told he can leave the French capital on a free transfer and has been linked with a return to the Premier League.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, Herrera has made up her mind.
After almost a decade away, Herrera looks set to return to Athletic Bilbao.
Cody Gakpo: PSV send message on Man United
Cody Gakpo continues to be linked with a move to Manchester United as Erik ten Hag looks to add more options to his squad.
Yet, while United surely have the financial resources to entice PSV to sell at some point, the Dutch side face a huge Champions League qualifier against Rangers in just hours.
Ahead of the match, manager Ruud van Nistelrooy – a man with a clear United connection – revealed he was “relaxed” about Gakpo’s future.
“I think I’m very relaxed about the situation,” the United legend said in his pre-match press conference ahead of PSV’s Champions League play-off second leg against Rangers.
“There have been rumors about him since the start of the season almost eight weeks ago. And we haven’t seen Cody change his behavior so far.
Wesley Fofana: Chelsea are not giving up on the transfer
Chelsea won’t give up on their pursuit of Wesley Fofana, as they line up a late push to secure their key targets in the final week of the transfer window, writes Simon Collings.
The Blues are also aiming to complete deals for Anthony Gordon and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the September 1 deadline.
Chelsea have had bids of £50m, £60m and £70m for Fofana turned down by Leicester, who are resisting a record fee of over £80m for the 21-year-old centre-back .
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Leandro Paredes: Liverpool consider late move for PSG star
Much has been on Liverpool’s midfield options, with Jordan Henderson and James Milner doing little to convince against Manchester United on Monday night.
While Jurgen Klopp has stressed the club won’t be looking at the market for short-term solutions, it’s hard to imagine there isn’t a temptation.
According to TNT Sports, Liverpool could turn to PSG in a bid to make a late move.
They claim the club are preparing a clash against Argentina international Leandro Paredes.
Chelsea set huge price on Rafael Leao
With Chelsea desperate to bolster their attacking options during what remains of the transfer window, many names are linked.
Yet amidst all the frenzy, AC Milan star Rafael Leao is one name that refuses to go away.
Standard Sport understands the Portuguese star is a target, while reports out of Italy have offered further insight into the kind of price the Serie A champions would demand.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are looking for €150m which is roughly equivalent to £126.4m.
West Ham eyes ambitious late midfielder move to go with Vanaken
West Ham are interested in a loan deal for Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher as David Moyes looks to bolster his midfield options before the transfer window closes.
The Hammers are also continuing to work on a move for Club Brugge captain Hans Vanaken after rejecting an initial offer worth around £8million.
West Ham are aware that a deal for Gallagher will be difficult to secure, with Crystal Palace, Everton and Newcastle all rival suitors for the 22-year-old.
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Manchester United prepare Antony’s candidacy
Erik ten Hag is eager to sign more attacking players this summer despite a slew of options up front, so much so that Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench against Liverpool.
To that end, Ajax star Antony is seen as one of the Dutchman’s top targets, with the pair having worked together in the Dutch capital.
While one offer has already been rejected, the Manchester Evening News suggests a new offer is on the way.
Chelsea bid for £80m banned star confirmed as urgently needed fix
Chelsea’s third offer for Wesley Fofana has been confirmed by Brendan Rodgers, who has revealed the defender has been banned from first-team training at Leicester.
Fofana has long become Thomas Tuchel’s main defensive target, with the Blues pushing hard to complete a high-profile punch before the summer transfer window closes on September 1.
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