July 24, 2022
Transfer the news LIVE!  Update from Ronaldo to Chelsea;  Martinez to Arsenal last;  Spence at Tottenham gossip, rumors

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to make big strides in the summer window, with the three London giants looking to strengthen their squads and bring in new signings at the start of pre-season friendlies.

Raheem Sterling began his medical at Chelsea on Sunday night ahead of his £50million transfer, and Nathan Ake is expected to join him at Stamford Bridge soon. Thomas Tuchel remains interested in Matthijs de Ligt although Raphinha appears to be leaving for Barcelona and the Blues have been linked with Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dayot Upamecano.

Arsenal spent nearly £100million but manager Mikel Arteta confirmed he wanted more after signing Gabriel Jesus. A surprise move for N’Golo Kante has been reported, along with interest in Paulo Dybala, Youri Tielemans and Lisandro Martinez. Tottenham remain locked in talks with Middlesbrough to make Djed Spence their sixth summer signing and could soon present offers from Bayern for Harry Kane… Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!

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Another arrival for Conte’s revolution

Tottenham are the latest Premier League club to appoint a specialist set-piece coach, confirming Gianni Vio as part of Antonio Conte’s staff.

Vio, 69, joins Spurs from the Italy national team where he helped the Azzurri win the European Championship last summer.

The former banker has previously worked for numerous Italian clubs, including Fiorentina and AC Milan, as well as Brentford and Leeds.

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Ten Hag’s De Jong Update

Erik ten Hag has refused to discuss Manchester United’s potential offer for Frenkie de Jong.

Speaking to the media today, he said: “Certainly we are looking for players in midfield and also in attack we are always looking for players.

“I never talk about players who are not under contract at Man United, players from different clubs. I can’t tell you anything about this issue.

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Bellingham not a Liverpool target… yet

Jurgen Klopp has claimed Liverpool will not sign another midfielder in the summer transfer window despite reports linking the club with Jude Bellingham.

Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez have bolstered the Reds’ attack with the arrival of defender Calvin Ramsay, replacing the sold trio of Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino and Neco Williams.

But Klopp, 55, doesn’t expect any move in the market for a new midfielder.

“No. I can tell,” he told reporters. “I don’t think anything will happen in midfield, but you never know. If someone comes up to you and says, ‘ I want to go”.

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Torreira back in Arsenal squad

Lucas Torreira is due to report for pre-season training at Arsenal this week as the club continue their attempts to resolve their future, writes Simon Collings of Standard Sport.

Torreira fell out of favor at Arsenal and spent last season on loan at Fiorentina, where it was believed he would sign permanently this summer.

Fiorentina, however, refused to pay the pre-agreed fee for Torreira, believed to be around £12.5million, and he was left in limbo.

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Former Tottenham player on Arsenal’s radar

Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Kyle Walker-Peters.

According to The Athletic, the Southampton defender is attracting admiring glances.

Spurs hold a £30million buyout clause after selling Walker-Peters to Southampton.

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Effusive tale about Tottenham’s new signings

Antonio Conte says it was important for Tottenham to get their business done at the start of the summer as the team embarked on their pre-season tour of South Korea.

Four of Spurs’ five summer signings – Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison – were in the squad for Monday morning’s open training session at the Seoul World Cup stadium in front of around 6,000 fans, while Clement Lenglet stayed in London because he signed too late to get a visa.

“It was important to sign new players early,” Conte said. “That way you can prepare, you can work with these players at the start, bring [them] in our idea of ​​football.

“Compared to the past, now for me it’s a bit easier because the team knows very well what I want. After seven months of work, we have a base.

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Tuchel discreet on Ronaldo

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has responded to a fan asking about Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential signing.

Ronaldo has decided he wants to leave Manchester United, less than a year after returning to the club in a shock meeting last summer.

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Deal done!

It’s #Pogback. Still.

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Erik ten Hag currently speaking to the media

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at the club this summer.

The 37-year-old striker has told the club he wants to leave Old Trafford following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Ten Hag told reporters: “[Ronaldo] is not with us. This is due to personal issues. We are planning with Ronaldo for this season – that’s all. I look forward to working with him.

“I spoke with him before this problem arose. I had a conversation with him and I had a very good conversation.

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Tuchel doesn’t like Ronaldo

Chelsea are ready to focus on new attacking targets with Leeds striker Raphinha closing in on Barcelona, writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

The 26-year-old has finally seen the Spanish giants match the £55million offer made by Blues co-owner Todd Boehly. Barcelona needed to raise funds outside the transfer market and cover their historic financial losses.

The Blues have been offered Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United by his agent Jorge Mendes, but Thomas Tuchel is said to be lukewarm about signing an older superstar striker.

It’s a similar reaction to what was offered to Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, but that stance could still change later in the window.

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