Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea show no signs of slowing down as the summer transfer window kicks off with a bang as clubs scramble to secure major signings down the line.
Arsenal have agreed a £34m deal for Porto’s Fabio Vieira, and attention now turns to securing the arrivals of Raphinha, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus. Tottenham have already signed Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and will now hold further talks over Djed Spence, but will also admire Arsenal’s three Brazilian targets.
Chelsea are pushing to sign Raheem Sterling and are hot on the trail of Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona and Jules Kounde from Sevilla, after agreeing a loan deal to send Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan. West Ham are keen to withdraw Armando Broja from Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United are more interested in Antony and Frenkie de Jong. Follow all the latest transfer news and rumors with us.
Antony is keen to move to Man United
Ajax star Antony has decided to join Manchester United, according to Goal.com.
A deal worth around £40million has been mooted as new manager Erik ten Hag appears to be reunited with the striker.
However, Jurrien Timber remains in Amsterdam and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong remains to be convinced.
Ten Hag is apparently only looking to sign players he has worked with before.
Sterling decision date set
Raheem Sterling will tell Manchester City his decision on his future ahead of the club’s first pre-season game, Manchester Evening News report.
Chelsea want to make Sterling the marquee signing for a first transfer window under new owner Todd Boehly.
City players are expected at the club in early July and the team will fly to the United States a few weeks later with friendlies on July 20 and 23.
Arsenal are preparing a swap deal with Rabiot
Arsenal want to trade Hector Bellerin for Adrien Rabiot
Calciomercatoweb claims Mikel Arteta senses an opportunity to sign the Juventus midfielder and could use Bellerin, who wants to leave Arsenal, as bait.
Rabiot is ready to go and could be available for £13million.
Basel to Cardiff for interviews
Gareth Bale was at the Cardiff City training base today to discuss a move.
The multiple Champions League winner is out of contract and considering his next move, and has spoken to manager Steve Morison according to WalesOnline.
Bale will now go on holiday for the next three weeks but a decision on his future is expected by then.
Chelsea sign goalkeeper
Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Eddie Beach, who will join the academy.
The 18-year-old is a Wales Under-19 international.
Jim Fraser, Chelsea’s assistant head of youth development and head of youth recruitment, said: “We are very happy to bring Eddie to the club.
“He is a talented goalkeeper with good potential and he will join our development team for the coming season.”
Pau Torres ‘prepared for the Premier League’
Pau Torres is highly likely to move to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United and Tottenham linked.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who said: “For Pau Torres, they know he has a release clause of around €60m (£52m), but they also know Villarreal would be ready. to negotiate for less than that.
“It could be around €45-50m (£38-43m). So all the terms were set and they had conversations with intermediaries working on this deal.
“I see Pau Torres playing in the Premier League next season because it’s a serious possibility, but at the moment it’s still not something advanced between the clubs.”
Mane wanted a new challenge
Sadio Mane insists he moved to Bayern Munich for a new challenge after winning everything with Liverpool.
“Obviously it’s strange – really, really strange – not to be a Liverpool player anymore,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “But of course I had a great time, an amazing time. We won a lot.
“My life is always (on a) challenge and when it came I told the club that I wanted to leave, I want to go somewhere else to see a new challenge.
“It’s nothing else, it’s just a challenge because for me, I always want to challenge myself to get better and better.”
Fredericks will join Bournemouth today
Ryan Fredericks is set to finalize a move to Bournemouth today, according to Football Insider.
The defender, who left West Ham last season, had a medical yesterday.
He will sign a two-year deal to stay in the Premier League and become the Cherries’ first summer signing.
Koundé on his way to Barça
It’s a Barcelona double blow for Chelsea.
According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Ferran Martinez, the Sevilla defender – who was expected to make a delayed transfer to Stamford Bridge this summer – is now closing in on a move to Barca.
Club president Joan Laporta is leading the talks due to his relationship with Sevilla.
Dembele in Barca U-turn
Ousmane Dembele ‘is one step away’ from agreeing to extend his contract at Barcelona.
According to AS journalist Javi Miguel, the Chelsea target is now ready to accept the same contract offer that has been on the table since December.
Xavi told president Joan Laporta to make one last push and Dembele was told it was it or nothing.