October 12, 2022
Transfer the news LIVE!  Jesus at Arsenal “done”;  Chelsea FC prepare De Ligt offer;  Spurs offer to Raphinha;  latest rumors

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are stepping up their summer activities into high gear with a return to pre-season just days away. The three London clubs are battling for the signing of Leeds United star Raphinha amid reports of a £60million price tag, with cash-strapped Barcelona now out of the running.

The Gunners appear to have won the race for Gabriel Jesus after Spurs opted against making a bid and the Blues failed to follow up on initial interest. Talks are progressing and a deal appears imminent. The third Brazilian in the three-man tussle is Richarlison, who is set to leave Everton this summer and is likely to demand a similar £60million fee.

As for defensive targets, Chelsea are interested in the Juventus mainstay, Spurs are set to sign Djed Spence and the Gunners will face another battle to lure Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez to north London with Manchester United also keen. . Follow all for the latest news and rumours!

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Chelsea FC: Kepa will talk to Thomas Tuchel about the future

Kepa Arrizabalaga has revealed he will hold talks over his future at Chelsea with manager Thomas Tuchel.

The most expensive goalkeeper in football history, the Spaniard has been reduced to a substitute role since signing Edouard Mendy in 2020.

Considered a bit of a penalty expert, the 27-year-old didn’t spare a single effort in the shootout in the Carabao Cup final loss to Liverpool in February and was left out of the final edition of the FA Cup against the same opponent.

While the former Athletic Bilbao striker usually acted as Tuchel’s cup goalkeeper last season, Kepa has revealed he’s eager to play more.

Limited to just four Premier League appearances, the club are open to a sale if a sizeable offer emerges, although recouping anything close to the £72m they spent on the Spain international in 2018 seems extremely unlikely.

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Tottenham: Jose Mourinho wants transfer reunion with Joe Rodon

Roma coach Jose Mourinho is keen to reunite with Tottenham defender Joe Rodon writes Giuseppe Muro.

Rodon made his Spurs debut under Mourinho following his £11million transfer from Swansea in 2020 but has struggled to find a regular place and is expected to leave this summer.

Nottingham Forest are also interested in the 24-year-old following his promotion to the Premier League.

Rodon helped Wales qualify for the World Cup and is keen to play regularly next season as they prepare for Qatar.

He made 10 appearances for Tottenham last season and played just nine minutes in the Premier League under Antonio Conte after the Italian was appointed in November.

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Arsenal: Burnley agree with defender Daniel Ballard

Vincent Kompany’s Burnley have agreed a fee with Arsenal for defender Daniel Ballaard, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Ballard is set to move to Turf Moor for around £2m after an impressive Championship loan spell at Millwall last season.

Arsenal inserted a sell clause into the deal and a clause that would give them the option to match future offers for the 22-year-old.

Ballard, a Northern Ireland international, did not make a senior appearance for Arsenal.

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Gary Neville aims to dig Manchester United owners amid Brentford battle for Christian Eriksen

Gary Neville has slammed the Glazer family as Manchester United take on Brentford over the signing of Christian Eriksen.

The Dane is believed to be eyeing the two clubs as his next move, the idea of ​​which would have been fanciful several years ago.

While Brentford is certainly an attractive destination for players, even the club’s most ardent supporter would surely admit that United’s attraction would usually far outweigh their own.

Still, the 30-year-old enjoyed a wonderful spell in west London during the second half of last season, scoring once and registering four assists in 11 Premier League appearances.

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Fabio Paratici in Italy with Tottenham interested in Nicolo Zaniolo

A busy summer at Tottenham could be about to get better…

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Arsenal: Jose Fonte tells fans to be ‘very excited’ about Fabio Vieira transfer

Jose Fonte has told Arsenal fans to be “very excited” after signing Fabio Vieira.

The 22-year-old joined Mikel Arteta’s side in a £34m deal earlier this week, becoming their first major signing of the summer.

Deals for Marquinhos, a teenage winger who joins from Sao Paulo, and substitute goalkeeper Matt Turner had already been agreed, but it is the Portugal U21 international who is expected to feature much more prominently in the first team next season .

While still a developing talent himself, Vieira is coming off a solid season with Porto having scored 7 goals and registered 16 assists in 39 appearances for the Portuguese champions.

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Chelsea FC approach to sign Matthijs de Ligt

Chelsea have launched a bid to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Italian sources claim Chelsea have made an approach for the Dutch centre-back but could face competition from Manchester City.

Chelsea are preparing for a defensive rebuild this summer after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Jules Kounde remains their main target but Barcelona are also interested in the Sevilla centre-back.

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Gabriel Jesus: Man City star ‘awaiting’ AC Milan offer despite Arsenal transfer interest

According to transfer insider Dean Jones, the Arsenal transfer target was waiting to see if AC Milan would make a bid for him this summer.

“Jesus has been waiting to see what other offers land this summer – and in particular was hoping for an offer from AC Milan – but so far Arsenal are seen as the most likely move and are thought to have seemed more open at the idea in recent days,” he told GIVEMESPORT.

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Matthijs de Ligt: Chelsea FC target changes to transfer target

A big boost for Chelsea?

According to Corriere dello Sport, Matthijs de Ligt: has submitted a transfer request to Juventus.

The 22-year-old is a top target at Stamford Bridge following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.

Seemingly unhappy in Turin, the Dutch international could help force a move to Stamford Bridge.

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Gonzalo Higuain reacts to failed Arsenal move

Arsenal fans won’t need to recall how often Gonzalo Higuain was linked with a move to the club in 2013.

Now, reflecting on the move, the Argentine has revealed exactly what happened back then when he instead joined Napoli after leaving Real Madrid.

He told TyC Sports: “‘I remember I was about to go to Arsenal when I went to Napoli, but they said I was too expensive. And a few days later, they paid 80 million euros for Ozil!

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