Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea continue to be major players in the summer transfer window. A new era begins in west London and owner Todd Boehly is plotting a mega triple deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, who has asked to leave Manchester United, Raheem Sterling and Matthijs de Ligt. Ousmane Dembele is another target but Raphinha looks like to join Barcelona.
Arsenal continue to fight United for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and could turn to left-back Alex Grimaldo having lost out to Brentford for Aaron Hickey. Confirmation of Gabriel Jesus signing for £45million is expected any day now.
Tottenham have signed Richarlison and hope to wrap up two more deals over the coming days. Clement Lenglet is flying in to undergo a medical before joining on loan from Barcelona, while talks with Middlesbrough over defender Djed Spence continues. Stay tuned for all the latest transfer news and rumours!
Arsenal lose out to Brentford for Hickey
Arsenal face missing out on Raphinha, Lisandro Martinex and now Aaron Hickey.
The left-back was touted as a target for the Gunners but a £14m deal has been agreed between Brentford and Bologna.
The Scotland international, according to Italian outlet Il Resto del Carlino, will have his Bees medical next week.
Lenglet flies in for Spurs medical
Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet is heading to London to complete a medical with Tottenham.
That’s according to reports in Spain, who add that Barca have given the centre-back permission to not turn up for the start of pre-season training on Monday.
Spurs are expected to pay around 60 per cent of Lenglet’s wages and should hold the option to sign Lenglet permanently for around £5m.
Chelsea want Ronaldo
Chelsea and Bayern are the two leading candidates to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, reports the Times.
Ronaldo, who earns around £500,000 a week, has one year remaining on his contract at Manchester United, though the club hold the option to extend for a further season.
Both Bayern and Chelsea have discussed signing the player, and new Blues owner Todd Boehly last month met with Ronaldo’s representatives Gestifute with the superstar one topic on the table.
Ronaldo asks to leave Man United
Cristiano Ronaldo has asked to be sold by Manchester United this summer, reports the Times.
The 37-year-old has no interest in playing Europa League football and wants a move to a Champions League club, having played the previous 19 seasons in Europe’s premier club competition.
It remains to be seen if a club would come in for him.
Barca close in on Raphinha
What a rollercoaster this has been.
The end, it appears, may be in sight with the news that Barcelona have upped their bid to £51m, according to journalist Gerard Romero.
It is still shy of Chelsea’s £60m bid, but with both Raphinha and his agent Deco – yes, him formerly of Barca and Chelsea! – wanting a Camp Nou move, then Leeds are on the verge of accepting the offer.
Birmingham have parted company with manager Lee Bowyer amid uncertainty regarding a proposed takeover at St Andrew’s.
Bowyer was in charge for 16 months, steering the club to safety after his appointment in March 2020 and then guiding them to 20th place in the Sky Bet Championship last term.
But at a time when the club’s owners are seeking to sell up, Bowyer’s contract has been terminated.
“The board of directors believe this to be the necessary course of action and have acted swiftly ahead of the 2022/23 campaign,” a club statement said.
Richarlison gets started
Richarlison is wasting no time endearing himself to Tottenham fans.
Take a look at his latest Instagram story.
‘New Ozil’ on Arsenal’s radar
Arsenal are chasing a player dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’ or, less appealingly, the ‘New Ozil’.
Turkish publication Aksam name 17-year-old Arda Guler as a target after he broke into the Fenerbahce first-team last season.
It is claimed that talks have begun for the player.
De Jong latest
Manchester United fans hope Frenkie de Jong liking a club Instagram post is a sign he will soon join them.
A photo of Ruud van Nistelrooy starring for the Red Devils and the Netherlands earned a nod from the midfielder.
United are said to have agreed a fee for De Jong worth in the region of £56m although he reportedly prefers staying at Barcelona.
Chelsea are also interested in a deal.
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