Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are among the busiest teams as the transfer window heats up ahead of pre-season.
Todd Boehly has held talks with Jorge Mendes over a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has concerns with the situation at Manchester United. Meanwhile, the Gunners have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus, who is Mikel Arteta’s key attacking target, and will now turn to Leeds’ Raphinha, with Spurs favouring a move for Everton forward Richarlison.
Defence is also an area all three hope to strengthen, with Arsenal facing a fight to sign Lisandro Martinez, as Manchester United also like the Ajax man, Spurs being frustrated in their pursuit of Djed Spence and a centre-back, while Thomas Tuchel has made Juventus stalwart Matthijs De Ligt one of six potential summer targets for the Blues. Follow all the latest news with our LIVE blog below.
Eriksen still undecided on future
Christian Eriksen is yet to be convinced that Manchester United is a better option for him than Brentford.
The Mirror claims that the midfielder is still undecided between the two clubs, even though United’s is a more financially lucrative offer.
Eriksen enjoyed his time at Brenford and he and his family would ideally prefer to stay in London.
Man United close in on De Jong
Manchester United have made progress in their bid to sign Frenkie de Jong.
According to Goal, an agreement over the fee is close to being reached with Barcelona, likely to be in the region of £69m with add-ons.
It’s claimed that Barcelona want to sell the midfielder, to ease their financial woes, and that is providing United with encouragement that a deal can be done.
Chelsea haven’t given up hope on Rice
Chelsea remain interested in bringing Declan Rice to Stamford Bridge.
90min claims that the Blues have contacted West Ham again about the midfielder, but they insist he will not be sold for less than £150million.
Todd Boehly is believed to have moved to start discussions, though the Hammers quickly shut them down.
Ajax confident Timber will stay
New Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder is confident that Jurrien Timber will remain at the club this summer.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a reunion with Erik ten Hag, but it looks increasingly likely that Manchester United will not be able to secure the defender.
“I have spoken with Jurrien and I am assuming he is staying at Ajax,” Schreuder told ESPN.
“Timber is a smart guy and he knows what is best for himself. We don’t think he is done at Ajax yet.”
Royal admits he gets made with Conte
Emerson Royal has given an insight into the high standards demanded by Antonio Conte during Tottenham’s training sessions.
Already it’s been a busy transfer window for Spurs, with Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma all joining, while Richarlison is among those strongly linked with a move.
A swoop for Djed Spence also seems likely, though talks drag on, and should the wing-back be signed then there would be some questions regarding Royal’s future in north London.
It remains to be seen whether the Brazilian is in Conte’s long-term plans, but it’s clear that the Italian’s training methods have had an impact on the 23-year-old.
“There are some physical training, sometimes we do a strong training, it ends, and I finish the training dead,” Royal revealed in an interview with ESPN Brasil.
“I arrive at training the next day, and he’s [Conte] like, ‘Emerson, I didn’t like your training yesterday.’ It’s not possible, then I start to get mad already. ‘How did you not like my training yesterday? I gave life, finished training dead’.”
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West Ham close to snapping up Lingard
Jesse Lingard is reportedly close to sealing a return to West Ham on a free transfer.
The Daily Mail reports that the Hammers are keen to bring Lingard back to the London Stadium, after the successful loan spell he enjoyed at the club last year.
A new offer is expected to be put in, with West Heam leading the race for the out-of-contract midfielder.
Barcelona consider withdrawing Dembele offer
Clubs interested in signing Ousmane Dembele could receive a boost in the coming days.
Recent reports have suggested that the Frenchman, who is out of contract at Barcelona in the summer, has decided to stay at the Nou Camp and has told the club of his desire to do so.
However, Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona are considering withdrawing any contract offers, as they fear they are being used by Dembele to get a better deal elsewhere.
elsea are among the clubs to have been linked with a free transfer for the winger.
Ronaldo wants Man United to act in window
More on that report regarding Ronaldo.
It’s claimed that the 37-year-old is desperate for Manchester United to be challenging for major honours and wants to see the club match his ambition.
If that doesn’t happen in the transfer window, then a move away from Old Trafford becomes more likely.
Ronaldo to Chelsea discussed
A sensational Chelsea bid for Cristiano Ronaldo has been discussed by Todd Boehly and the player’s agent Jorge Mendes.
The Athletic reports that Boehly met with Mendes in Portugal where a potential move was raised, with Ronaldo having concerns with the situation at Manchester United.
It’s not confirmed whether Chelsea will pursue a deal or not, or whether United would even entertain a bid.
Merson: Nketiah wouldn’t start for Fulham
Paul Merson has claimed Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is not good enough to start for newly-promoted Fulham.
Nketiah recently signed a new contract with the Gunners, taking on the iconic 14 shirt in the process, as he opted to stay despite rejecting the offers put to him by the club during the season.
Merson told the Daily Star: “No disrespect to Nketiah but Mikel Arteta must realise he won’t get you into the top four. Absolutely no chance. That’s a fact.
“He’s not getting in at Fulham ahead of Aleksandr Mitrovic and they’ve only just been promoted.”
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