The summer transfer window is growing at a brisk pace, with top teams across Europe doing all they can to strengthen ahead of the new season. Looming moves are expected at Tottenham and Manchester United, while Chelsea and Arsenal are also trying to pull the strings as fans, managers and owners battle the fear of being left behind.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has already had a productive summer, handing Antonio Conte three new faces and getting to work. On Thursday, the Lilywhites are believed to be closing in on Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet and Everton’s Richarlison, which would sew up much of their transfer activity sooner than most.
Arsenal and Man Utd are two teams that may have hoped for more progress depending on the number of signings needed, and they are both trying to remedy that by chasing the same player. Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez is the star in question, and a bidding war seems to have set in as the numbers edge closer to the Dutch side’s asking price.
And Thursday could see even more twists involving Leeds United winger Raphinha. Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal are all believed to be in the running to sign the Brazilian, who is yet to decide on the next step.
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