Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all set to play major roles in what is already turning into a very busy summer transfer window.
Arsenal’s £34million signing of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira has been confirmed by the Portuguese club, with Mikel Arteta still targeting Leicester’s Youri Tielemans as he also closes in on Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus .
Tottenham are set to welcome Yves Bissouma from Brighton after initial deals with Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and now have their sights set on Lautaro Martinez at Inter Milan, with Antonio Conte still after three more arrivals.
Chelsea are also keen on attacking upgrades as they prepare for a spending spree led by Todd Boehly, with Thomas Tuchel looking to take on former club Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the race for the Bayern Munich star, Robert Lewandowski. Follow all the latest transfer news with our live blog below.
How Arsenal could line up with Vieira
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta appears to be building a team increasingly in Manchester City’s profile, with new signing Fabio Vieira drawing comparisons to Bernardo Silva in the way he plays.
The Gunners will likely play in a 4-3-3 formation again for the majority of their games next season, with Thomas Partey, if he remains fit, set to start in the base of midfield.
That leaves two number eight spots alongside him. For games where Arsenal face a low block and have so often struggled to break up teams, Arteta may well choose to launch both Vieira and Martin Odegaard alongside Partey in what would be a team full of creativity.
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Man United considering goalkeeper options
Manchester United could sign a goalkeeper this summer, with Dean Henderson likely to leave Old Trafford.
The 25-year-old has been in talks with Nottingham Forest over a potential loan deal, as they go in search of a first-team footballer to try to make a late charge for a place in the squad. England World Cup later this year.
The Manchester Evening News reports that Daniel Bachmann and Karl Darlow are among those on the shortlist to be David de Gea’s replacement should Henderson leave, although United could opt to use Tom Heaton as their second choice instead.
Manchester City for Cucurella
Manchester City are expected to push for the signing of Marc Cucurella this summer.
The Spanish left-back has been impressive for Brighton and although the Seagulls value him at £50million, City are prioritizing a move for him according to the Guardian.
Joao Cancelo played in that position for City, but with Oleksandr Zinchenko potentially leaving Manchester this summer, Pep Guardiola obviously wants to bolster his options.
Arsenal get line deal
Arsenal has its first major signing of the summer!
Vieira cut short his holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos to undergo a medical and complete the formalities to switch to English football.
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Signing of Vieira confirmed!
Porto have confirmed they have reached an agreement for Fabio Vieira to sign for Arsenal.
The fee is €35m upfront with €5m in potential add-ons, as the Gunners make their second signing of the window following the arrival of teenager Marquinhos.
Vieira is expected to pass his medical later today, after arriving in London yesterday.
Tarkowski to Everton done well
James Tarkowski appears set to join Everton, with the transfer expected to be officially confirmed in early July.
The 29-year-old’s contract at Burnley expires at the end of the month and he will then complete his move to Goodison Park on a free transfer, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Aaron Lennon, Erik Pieters, Dale Stephens and Phil Bardsley are among those leaving relegated Burnley this window when their contracts expire.
Julio Enciso joined Brighton from Libertad Asuncion for an undisclosed fee.
The 18-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Seagulls, committing his future until 2026.
Boehly sends spending warning
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has warned the club will not be able to buy players at any price.
Chelsea have had 19 years of big spending under Roman Abramovich and Thomas Tuchel is expected to have a transfer budget of around £200m this summer.
But, following his £4.25billion deal to buy Chelsea from Abramovich alongside private equity firm Clearlake Capital, US businessman Boehly said: “Financial fair play is starting to have teeth and that will limit the ability to acquire players at any cost.”
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Atlético interested in royal move
Emerson Royal’s time at Tottenham could be coming to an end.
Spurs look set to add Djed Spence to their ranks this window, while Ivan Perisic has also arrived.
This suggests there will have to be exits and Sky Sports report that Atletico Madrid are keen to bring Royal to Spain.
Atletico were interested in the 23-year-old when Tottenham signed him last summer.
Leeds agree £10m deal for Marc Roca
Leeds are making moves in the early part of this transfer window.
BBC Sport report that a £10million switch for Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca will be finalized and announced today, with the Spanish midfielder set to undergo a medical.
The former Espanyol star is set to sign a long-term contract at Elland Road, after struggling for regular minutes in the Bundesliga.
His arrival follows that of former RB Salzburg duo Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen as Jesse Marsch continues a summer rebuild with Premier League survival only assured on the final day of last season.
However, the deal for Roca will inevitably lead to more speculation over a potential exit for notorious Manchester City target Kalvin Phillips.