Transfer the news LIVE! Update from Ronaldo to Chelsea; Arsenal still want Tielemans; Tottenham last; gossip, rumors

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the biggest players in the summer transfer window. The Blues remain linked with Cristiano Ronaldo while accepting the transfer of Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge. This will see him become the club’s highest-paid player, as they continue to work on deals for Matthijs de Ligt, Raphina and are now linked with Frenkie de Jong.

The Gunners, meanwhile, continue to be interested in Youri Tielemans and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is another key target although Manchester United are doing their best to sign the Argentine.

Spurs are working on deals for Djed Spence and Clement Lenglet as Antonio Conte wants the fifth and sixth signings in place before the team departs for their pre-season tour of South Korea, with a ready for Lenglet almost done. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors in our LIVE blog below!

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Gabriel Jesus discusses Arsenal move

Gabriel Jesus has signed for Arsenal to play a vital role in the club’s “project” to rebuild the club as a force that can challenge trophies.

The Brazilian striker left Premier League champions Manchester City for the Gunners in a deal confirmed earlier this week, having been persuaded by talks with technical director Edu and manager Mikel Arteta.

He told Goal: “In my life, I have always liked projects. When Edu came to talk to me, I was so happy with the club’s ideas. The way they want to go, the things they want to do.

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Ndombele set for Conte’s chance

PSG continue to monitor Tanguy Ndombele.

The Tottenham midfielder is back at the club after a loan spell with former side Lyon.

Still, Media Foot claim Spurs will keep Ndombele through pre-season with a view to Antonio Conte giving him a chance in the squad – although a loan move later in the window is not ruled out.

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Chelsea eyes Kimpembe

Chelsea could make an offer for Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe.

L’Equipe appoint the Blues interested in the French international in their search for new defenders, following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.

PSG are reportedly demanding £51m after reported issues between Kimpembe and new manager Christope Galtier.

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Remember the name!

Edon Zhegrova might not be too familiar a name for Arsenal fans, just yet…

Kosovan journalist Arlind Sadiku claims the Gunners have made a £6million bid for the Lille winger.

However, this would only match the fee Lille paid Basel for the player in January.

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Spurs miss the defender

Tottenham have missed out on Turin defender Gleison Bremer.

The Brazilian was expected to be a top target for the club earlier this summer as Antonio Conte looked for a new centre-back.

Now, with the arrival of Clement Lenglet, Bremer is reported by Corriere dello Sport to only have eyes for Inter Milan.

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End of Chelsea-Barcelona talks

“Great meal, great food,” says Todd Boehly as he leaves talks with Barcelona officials.

Reports in Spain claim he answered ‘yes’ when asked if Chelsea have reached an agreement with the La Liga giants over their talks.

For now, we don’t know exactly what did these talks end on…

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Leeds sign potential replacement for Raphinha

Leeds have signed Colombia winger Luis Sinisterra, who could replace Raphinha.

The Brazilian is set to leave Elland Road but Chelsea’s bid remains in a battle with Barcelona as the Spanish giants scramble to find the money for the deal.

In the meantime, 23-year-old Sinisterra has arrived in Leeds for £25million.

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Paqueta becomes the target of Arsenal

Arsenal want to convince Lucas Paqueta to join the club before approaching Lyon with an official offer.

Media Foot details Mikel Arteta’s interest in the Brazilian attacking midfielder.

And Paqueta, who would be happy at Lyon, will hear Arsenal talk ahead of a potential £45million bid.

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James set for new Chelsea deal

Chelsea will offer Reece James a new contract to stave off interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.

According to iNews, talks with the 22-year-old are expected in the coming weeks.

James has three more years to run on his current £80,000-a-week deal.

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Wright backs Arsenal for more big business

Agents are ‘knocking on the door’ to interest Arsenal in their players due to the club’s turnaround under Mikel Arteta and Edu.

That’s the view of club legend Ian Wright, who has had detailed conversations with Gunners bosses that underlined his enthusiasm for the direction Arsenal are heading.

He told the Wrighty’s House podcast: ‘I remember going to the training ground. I had a meeting with Edu and Mikel. We were just talking about how Arsenal are building now with young players and the excitement of what is happening with a young manager.

“Remember how [criticism] Edu was taking because he’s from Brazil and he doesn’t even know this job, so you look at the windows they’ve been involved in and the players they’ve brought.

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