Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all trying to conclude more major business as the summer transfer window heats up nicely heading into July. Spurs are poised to sign richarlisonwith a medical set for today after a fee was agreed with Everton overnight. Tottenham have also struck a loan deal for Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet and are on the trail of Villarreal defender Pervis Estupinan.
Arsenal will announce the arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City on Thursday and are battling Manchester United for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, with a new bid made. However, Chelsea have hijacked their chase for Leeds winger Raphinhawith the Blues having made a huge contract offer in a bid to ward off any late interest from Barcelona.
Chelsea have turned to Kalidou Koulibaly in their search for new centre-backs as they also chase Matthijs de Ligt, while a formal bid for Raheem Sterling is expected soon. West Ham, meanwhile, are confident of signing Arnaut Danjuma. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip throughout a busy day below.
Clement Lenglet: Tottenham closing in on loan move
Spurs boss Antonio Conte wants to sign a new centre-back this summer and Lenglet has emerged as a key target.
Negotiations are at an advanced stage between Barcelona and Tottenham, with further talks scheduled for Thursday.
Barca are ready to let Lenglet leave on loan as they want to reduce their wage bill ahead of the new season.
The 27-year-old has slipped down the pecking order at the Camp Nou and is ready for a new challenge elsewhere.
Chelsea told to ‘prioritise’ Ousmane Dembele signing
Speaking to Lord Ping, former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet urged the club to press ahead and bring Ousmane Dembele to Stamford Bridge.
“It looks like the priority for Chelsea is a wide player and that shows that maybe the players who played there last season didn’t perform at the level Tuchel wanted,” he said.
“Chelsea should prioritise Dembele but the club will be having doubts about his fitness. Barcelona paid a lot of money for him and didn’t use him as much as expected.
“We all know what he can do and how important he could be, but there’s a question mark around him.”
Atletico Madrid in talks with Arsenal over Hector Bellerin deal
Hector Bellerin has made little secret of his desire to re-join Real Betis on loan following a productive loan stint last season.
ElDesMarque, however, now claim Atletico Madrid are keen on the right-back and have opened talks with Arsenal over a move.
Bellerin would appear to have little in the way of a chance to break back into Mikel Arteta’s starting XI and has only a year left on his contract.
Raphinha: Chelsea to hold further talks over transfer
Chelsea are due to hold further talks with Raphinha’s agent Deco on Thursday as they look to see off any threat of a late move from Barcelona for the Brazilian, writes Giuseppe Muro.
Chelsea have agreed a £55million fee with Leeds for Raphinha and hope to agree personal terms with a five-year contract worth around £120,000 a week.
Deco, the former Portugal and Chelsea midfielder who represents Raphinha, was spotted at Barcelona’s offices on Wednesday and was reportedly making a final check to see if the Catalan club could match the offer on the table from Chelsea.
Frenkie de Jong: Barcelona star open to Manchester United transfer
At long last, Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a move for Frenkie De Jong.
The midfielder is believed to be Erik Ten Hag’s main target this summer following the departure of Paul Pobga, although there had been suggestions De Jong wanted to remain in the Champions League.
Still, The Guardian claim the Barcelona star is now open to the idea of moving to Manchester.
Gabriel Jesus: Chelsea and Tottenham were keen on new Arsenal signing
With Gabriel Jesus expected to be confirmed as an Arsenal player shortly, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update.
Writing in his column for CaughtOffside, Romano claims both Chelsea and Tottenham were genuinely interested in the 25-year-old, although it is Arsenal who have won the race.
West Ham increasingly confident of signing Arnaut Danjuma
According to The Guardian, West Ham are increasinlgy confident of landing a deal for Villarreal star Arnaut Danjuma.
The Dutchman has hit new heights since leaving Bournemouth for La Liga last year and, although no agreement has been struck, there is a hope in east London an eye-catching deal could be done.
Arsenal want Lisandro Martinez deal quickly
According to Sam Dean, there is a feeling in Holland that Arsenal want to sign Lisandro Martinez “quickly”.
The Gunners’ have reportedly submitted a new offer for the Argentina international, worth an initial £35m before rising to £40m.
Competition from Manchester United is expected.
Raphinha to Chelsea: Arsenal ‘still trying’ to sign Leeds United star
Fabrizio Romano has revealed Arsenal have not yet given up of signing Raphinha despite the fact Chelsea appear to be leading the race for the Leeds star.
Gleison Bremer: Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in transfer battle
According to 90 Min, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal will all hold talks with Gleison Bremer.
The Torino star has been linked with Inter Milan too and has suggested he would be willing to leave his current charges.
With all three London giants chasing defensive recruits, a battle in the capital could be on the cards…