Arsenal have completed a £34m deal for Fabio Vieira from Porto, and now attentions turn to securing the arrivals of Raphinha, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus. Tottenham have already signed Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster and will now hold fresh talks over Djed Spence, but also admire Arsenal’s three Brazilian targets.
Chelsea are pressing to sign Raheem Sterling, and are on the trail of Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, having agreed a loan deal to send Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan. West Ham keen to take Armando Broja from Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United step up interest in Antony and Frenkie de Jong. Follow all the latest transfer news and rumours with us.
Gabriel Jesus: Could Arsenal be targeting the WRONG player?
Goals were a problem for Arteta’s side last season. All of the top four, as well as eighth-placed Leicester City, scored more than their 61, with no Arsenal player aside from Bukayo Saka or Emile Smith Rowe hitting double figures in a Premier League context.
Jesus scored 8 times during what is widely believed to be his final season as a City player and, while the Brazilian did not often play as a central striker, the 25-year-old has not delivered a haul of over double figures for two years.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Vickery stressed that decision-makers at the Emirates Stadium should factor in Jesus’ struggles as Brazil’s centre-forward at the 2018 World Cup when it came to spending a sizeable chunk of their summer budget on him.
Lucas unsure over Spurs future
Lucas Moura has admitted the upcoming season could be his final as a Tottenham player.
The Brazilian has fallen down the pecking order in north London following the January arrival of Dejan Kulusevski, with Antonio Conte targeting more additions to his frontline this summer.
Earlier this month, the former Paris Saint-Germain forward revealed there was a “90%” chance he would stay at Spurs beyond this summer but, speaking to journalist André Hernan, Moura did hint at an uncertain future beyond that.
Arsenal told Martinez price
Ajax are demanding up to £55million for Arsenal target Lisandro Martinez, reports Telegraaf.
Arsenal have made the centre-back a key target and had hoped to agree a deal around £30m, but are now facing up to the prospect of paying twice that.
The Gunners could face competition for Martinez from Manchester United, who are ready to move for the Argentina international after failing to land his Ajax team-mate Jurrien Timber.
Ronaldo offered back to Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered back to Juventus, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish publication Sport claims Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has sent a proposal to Juventus over bringing his client back.
It appears highly unlikely, even before you take into account Paul Pogba’s return.
Inter ultras warn Lukaku after betrayal
Inter Milan’s ultras have sent a warning to Romelu Lukaku as the striker nears a return to the club.
A statement read: “Since Lukaku’s return to Inter is very likely, a few things need to be made clear.
“Curva Nord supports Inter Milan and will not stage any protest against the player (despite his behaviour last summer). That being said, nobody shall go and welcome him with scarves and banners representing the Curva or its groups. He will need to earn everything that, in case, will be done for him in the future with humility and sweat on the pitch.
They added: “We took note of Lukaku’s betrayal and we were extremely disappointed. With time we can even forgive such things to a footballer, but the facts won’t change.”
Antony has heart set on Man United move
Ajax star Antony has set his heart on joining Manchester United, according to Goal.com.
A deal worth around £40million has been mooted as new manager Erik ten Hag looks to be reunited with the forward.
However, Jurrien Timber is staying in Amsterdam and Frenkie de Jong, at Barcelona, still needs convincing.
Ten Hag only looking to sign players he’s previously worked with, apparently.
Sterling decision date set
Raheem Sterling will tell Manchester City his decision on his future before the club’s first pre-season fixture, reports Manchester Evening News.
Chelsea want to make Sterling the marquee signing of a first transfer window under new owner Todd Boehly.
City players are expected back at the club early in July and the squad will fly out to the United States a few weeks later with friendlies on July 20 and July 23.
Arsenal plot Rabiot swap deal
Arsenal want to swap Hector Bellerin for Adrien Rabiot
Calciomercatoweb claim Mikel Arteta senses an opportunity to sign the Juventus midfielder and could use Bellerin, who wants to leave Arsenal, as bait.
Rabiot is open to leaving and could be available for £13m.
Bale in Cardiff for talks
Gareth Bale was at Cardiff City’s training ground base today to discuss a move.
The multi-Champions League winner is out of contract and mulling over his next move, and spoke to manager Steve Morison according to WalesOnline.
Bale will now go on holiday for the next three weeks but a decision on his future is expected before then.
Chelsea sign goalkeeper
Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Eddie Beach, who will join the academy.
The 18-year-old is a Wales Under-19 international.
Jim Fraser, Chelsea’s assistant head of youth development and head of youth recruitment, said: “We are very pleased to bring Eddie to the club.
“He is a talented goalkeeper with good potential and will join our development squad for the coming season.”