Transfer the news LIVE! Paqueta chooses Tottenham over Arsenal; Chelsea FC struck a double blow; Ronaldo last; gossip

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea continue to work hard on comings and goings as the new Premier League season approaches. Thomas Tuchel is working on a shortlist of centre-backs with Jules Kounde set at Barcelona, ​​but new target Wesley Fofana from Leicester and Presnel Kimpembe from PSG are unlikely to join. Also of interest is Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries with Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick.

At Arsenal, James Maddison continues to be linked with a move, a deal which could see Fulham target Bernd Leno moving the other way, but Lucas Paqueta would rather join Spurs than their north London rivals. Mikel Arteta has been linked with a ‘mystery winger’, who could be PSV star Cody Gakpo.

If Spurs choose not to move for Paqueta, having failed with a January offer, then Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo looks the likeliest option if Antonio Conte pushes for another big signing. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo is losing hope of leaving Manchester United. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!

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No transfer to Arsenal for Arthur

Arsenal are unlikely to pursue their January interest in Arthur Melo, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners have been linked with another midfield signing this summer, but it doesn’t look like it will be the Juventus man.

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The old lady looks up at Werner

More bad news for Chelsea as Juventus are set to move on from signing Timo Werner.

The Old Lady are progressing on a deal to sign Roberto Firmino from Liverpool, according to Corriere dello Sport, which would see them lose interest in Werner.

The Blues were hoping to dispatch the German flop this summer.

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Chelsea rejected by Fofana and Kimpembe

Chelsea are expected to miss both Wesley Fofana and Presnel Kimpembe.

standard sports understands the pair are happy to stay at Leicester and PSG, respectively, and pulling them away seems like a fruitless task.

More on that when we have it.

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Ronaldo loses hope on exit

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again told Manchester United he wants to leave for a Champions League club, according to the Mail.

United are unwilling to sell the 37-year-old, who is losing hope of forcing a transfer.

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Spurs advance Zaniolo

Amid new links with Lucas Paqueta, Tottenham are more likely to sign Nicolo Zaniolo from Roma, according to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare.

Speaking on Chris Cowlin’s podcast, Eccleshare said of Zaniolo: “He’s the one Spurs are probably the furthest from and even that’s not particularly far.”

Reports of a move for James Maddison have also been played down, although the player remains a long-term target.

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Chelsea to make £25m bid for Endrick

Chelsea and Barcelona can’t stop fighting for goals.

According to reports in Brazil, Chelsea have held talks with Brazilian wonderkid Endrick, the 16-year-old’s agent and his parents.

Talks have been positive and the club are now ready to beat Barca to signing with an offer worth £25m plus bonuses. His release clause at Palmeiras is around £34m, in a deal that was only signed last week!

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Leno and Tielemans exchanges

An interesting line in the Express this morning.

Arsenal and Leicester are considering a swap deal for Bernd Leno and James Maddison, it is claimed.

Fulham have agreed a fee worth around £8million for Leno but the Foxes want a new goalkeeper, with Kasper Schmeichel likely heading to Nice.

Maddison will clearly cost upwards of £8million so one to watch.

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Good morning!

We’re back for more. Hopefully we will finally see the end of the Jules Kounde saga, right?

Stay with us.

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The Koundé agreement is coming to an end

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Learn more about Ronaldo’s future

Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes continue to tell Manchester United that they remain determined to leave the club.

Sir Alex Ferguson has also been involved in talks between Ronaldo and United, according to Goal, with no agreement yet reached.

It’s been reported that Ronaldo isn’t convinced he’ll get the move he wants this summer.

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