The summer transfer window is intensifying with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea all investing heavily in revamping their squads for the new season. The mega-deals involving Jarrod Bowen and Richarlison are already getting serious.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners in particular are showing plenty of signs of life as they pursue Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Youri Tielemans and Gianluca Scamacca. Back in the Champions League, Antonio Conte’s Spurs are taking a slightly different route, with defense their priority amid interest in Pau Torres. Up front, Richarlison emerged as an option in a busy market.
In west London, Chelsea are finally free to do business and kick off the Todd Boehly era, and Raheem Sterling is of interest alongside expected interest in Jules Kounde and Milan Skriniar. There will also be plenty of action involving Liverpool, Manchester United and West Ham – so stay tuned!
Barcelona hunt Chelsea duo
Barcelona aren’t just looting Chelsea for Andreas Christensen.
Sky Sports name Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta as targets for the Camp Nou club.
Azpilicueta’s contract is over while the Blues are happy to hear offers for Alonso.
Arsenal and West Ham battle for Simeone
A good year on loan at Hellas Verona has sparked the interest of Giovanni Simeone.
Previously touted as a big star of the European game, the striker, son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, rebuilt his reputation in the beautiful city with 17 goals last season.
Now, according to AS, Hellas will attract interest from Arsenal and West Ham after securing his permanent signature.
Bernd Leno targeted by Cottagers
Fulham aren’t just chasing Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.
Athletic are reporting interest in Arsenal’s Bernd Leno ahead of his return to the Premier League.
It is believed that the Gunners would be happy to sell the German as he enters the final year of his contract.
Lukaku slammed for Inter U-turn
Antonio Cassano has taken aim at Romelu Lukaku for demanding a return to Inter Milan just a year after his ‘dream’ move to Chelsea.
The Belgian striker is reportedly ready to return to Italy after a £97m move to Stamford Bridge, potentially on a loan deal.
However, the former Inter striker Cassano is unsure how fans will react to signing Lukaku if it means selling Lautaro Martinez amid talks to also sign Paulo Dybala – especially given the way he’s exited. .
“I wouldn’t take it back,” Cassano told his Bobo TV stream.
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Gabriel Slonina to Chelsea last
Chelsea have launched a new bid for up-and-coming goalkeeping superstar Gabriel Slonina.
Relevo Deportes report on the Blues vying with Real Madrid for the Chicago Fire shot-stopper, who is just 18.
Madrid have reportedly had their offer turned down recently with Chelsea, who first opened talks in February, now back in the mix.
Slonina would likely be loaned out next season if he arrives in the summer, amid claims he will replace Kepa Arrizabalaga in the first team.
Nuno Tavares wanted in Italy
Atalanta have become an option for Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares.
The Portuguese defender has suffered a poor opening season in north London and Mikel Arteta is targeting Scotsman Aaron Hickey as his replacement.
Corriere di Bergamo name Tavares as Atalanta’s preferred choice to replace Robin Gosens, who joined Inter Milan in January.
Tottenham and Chelsea feud with Richarlison
Brazil’s UOL Sport claim talks are underway over Tottenham’s move to Richarlison.
A fee of £51million is being touted as enough to sign the striker from Everton, as Antonio Conte refreshes his Champions League squad.
However, Chelsea remain keen, particularly if they fail to land Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal want Jarrod Bowen
A surprise offer for Jarrod Bowen could be Arsenal’s next step in the market.
Mikel Arteta is building a new front line after the departure of Alexandre Lacazette with England international Bowen which would be interesting by The Beautiful Game Podcast.
It is claimed that Arsenal have contacted their representatives to sound out a possible deal – for which West Ham would demand a huge fee.
Harry Kane: I would have liked to play for Tottenham at 16
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Harry Kane opened up about the early loan spells that defined the start of his career.
“I would have loved to play for Tottenham at 16 and play every game, but it was important to have those experiences. The loan spells. The ups and downs that taught me to be patient. learned to trust myself more.
ICYMI – Darwin Nunez Development
Darwin Nunez has been left out of the Uruguay squad that will face Panama in Montevideo.
The Benfica striker has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool and reports on Saturday suggested a deal was complete after a fee of around £68.3m was agreed.
Nunez has scored 34 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for the Lisbon giants, including two in as many games against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Coming from the Penarol academy, the striker moved to Almeria in 2019 before joining Benfica a year later.
Ahead of his Anfield goal, Klopp said of the striker: “Very handsome lad, huh? And a good player too. Very good. I knew that before, of course, but he played pretty much in front of me with his difficult fights with Ibrahima Konaté.
“He was physically strong, quick, calm around his arrival. I always say in these situations that if he is in good health, a great career awaits him. »