The summer window is just a week old and Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all busy strengthening their squads. The Gunners are on the verge of completing the £65m signing of Kai Havertz, and are preparing a third bid for Declan Rice. Ajax defender Jurrien Timber is also a target, along with Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.
Long-term Gunners target Moises Caicedo is keen on a move to Chelsea, with Brighton holding out for at least £80m. The Blues have confirmed the signing of Christopher Nkunku and will soon add Nicolas Jackson as another forward signing. Mauricio Pochettino also needs to trim his squad, with Hakim Ziyech set to move to Saudi Arabia and Mateo Kovacic joining Manchester City.
Tottenham have been told James Maddison will cost a minimum of £50m, while their pursuit of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is at risk of breaking down over a fee. Manchester United are set to enter the race to sign Rice, with an offer that could involve Harry Maguire, while they have had a fresh bid for Mason Mount rejected by Chelsea. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip below!
Havertz set for Arsenal medical
Arsenal have now reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign Kai Havertz.
A fee in the region of £65m will see Havertz make the move to north London this summer, with personal terms already agreed.
The Athletic report that Arsenal will now schedule a medical for the German, who will become the club’s first signing of the summer.
Fresh Mount offer from Man United
Man United submitted a fresh bid for Mason Mount earlier today, one that has been met with a counter offer by Chelsea.
The Athletic report that United have offered £45m plus £5m in add-ons, but have been told by Chelsea that a bid of £60m and £5m in add-ons would be accepted.
An agreement is edging closer, but United do have a limit to how far they will go in their attempts to sign Mount, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer.
Man United set to move for Onana
Manchester United are preparing a £34.9m bid for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana.
The club are set to strengthen in that position regardless of whether David de Gea stays, and Gazzetta Dello Sport report that a firm approach for Onana will be made.
Chelsea have also been linked with the 27-year-old, though it’s believed Mauricio Pochettino is happy to have Kepa Arrizabalaga as his number one.
Havertz could complete move this week
Kai Havertz’s move to Arsenal could be wrapped up by the end of the week.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims that a final agreement is imminent and personal terms have already been sorted.
Sounds like Havertz will officially be an Arsenal player in the very near future, with the Gunners getting their man for £65m.
Jorginho wants Arsenal stay
Jorginho is ready to snub interest from Lazio to stay at Arsenal, writes Simon Collings.
Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants to be reunited with Jorginho but the midfielder is not keen on a return to Serie A.
Arsenal are plotting an overhaul of their midfield this summer, with a third offer for Declan Rice to come. They are also targeting Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, though any further moves depend on player sales.
Arsenal are looking to offload Thomas Partey instead of Jorginho – the Italian has a contract with the Gunners until the end of next season and the club have an option for a further year.
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Fulham unwilling to match Fred valuation
Fulham currently do not intend to push for a deal to sign Fred this summer.
There is interest from the club in the Manchester United midfielder, who has a year left on his current contract at Old Trafford and could be on the move.
However, Sky Sports report that Fulham are currently put off by the asking price, with it suggested that United want in the region of £20m for Fred.
Kroos extension confirmed
Toni Kroos has signed a one-year contract extension at Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti is not exactly short of midfield options after Jude Bellingham’s arrival, with Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni leaving Real set pretty much for the next decade.
Luka Modric is expected to extend his deal for another season, and it’s now been confirmed that Kroos will also be remaining in Madrid.
Spurs consider Adarabioyo move
Tottenham have identified wantaway Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo as a possible centre-back target.
Spurs want to upgrade their defence for new head coach Ange Postecoglou. Adarabioyo has one year left on his contract at Fulham and is ready to leave Craven Cottage this summer after talks over a new deal broke down last week.
French clubs Rennes and Monaco are also interested in the former England youth international, who is thought to be open to a move abroad with his preference based on sporting opportunity over whether his next destination is domestic-based.
Fulham are ready to cash in on the 25-year-old and have held talks with Fiorentina defender Igor Julio as they look for a replacement.
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Man United to enter Rice race?
Manchester United are ready to make their move for Declan Rice.
The Telegraph report that United are prepared to make a player-plus-cash bid, with Harry Maguire or Scott McTominay potentially offered to West Ham.
With Manchester City also interested, Arsenal might want to hurry up with that third bid…
Kovacic set for £30m Man City move
Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is closing in on a move to Manchester City, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
The 29-year-old is now in advanced talks over a switch to the Etihad Stadium for a fee of £25m. with a further £5m in add-ons.
Kovacic has already agreed personal terms with City, having not been offered a contract by Chelsea and with just a year left to run on his deal at Stamford Bridge.
The Croatia international is expected to leave Chelsea after winning the Club World Cup, Champions League and Europa League during five years at the club.
Kovacic has played 221 times for Chelsea, who hope to sign Brighton’s Moises Caicedo as his replacement.
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