The summer transfer window is ramping up with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea all getting heavily invested in revamping their squads for the new season. Mega deals involving the likes of 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 the defence their priority amid interest in Pau Torres. Up front, Richarlison has emerged as an option in a busy market.
Over in west London, Chelsea are finally free to do business and kick off the Todd Boehly era, and Raheem Sterling is of interest alongside the 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!
Gabriel Slonina to Chelsea latest
Chelsea have launched a new bid for goalkeeping superstar in the making Gabriel Slonina.
Relevo Deportes report on the Blues rivalling Real Madrid for the Chicago Fire shot-stopper, who is only 18.
Madrid are said to have 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 this summer, amid claims he would replace Kepa Arrizabalaga in the first-team squad.
Nuno Tavares wanted in Italy
Atalanta have emerged as an option for Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares.
The Portuguese defender has endured a poor opening season in north London and Mikel Arteta is targeting Scotland’s Aaron Hickey to replace him.
Corriere di Bergamo name Tavares as Atalanta’s preferred choice to replace Robin Gosens, who joined Inter Milan in January.
Tottenham and Chelsea scrap over Richarlison
Brazil’s UOL Sport claim that talks are underway over Tottenham’s swoop for Richarlison.
A fee of £51million is being touted as enough to sign the Everton striker, as Antonio Conte freshen his squad up for the Champions League.
However, Chelsea remain keen – particularly if they fail to land Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal want Jarrod Bowen
A surprise bid for Jarrod Bowen could be Arsenal’s next move in the market.
Mikel Arteta is building a fresh frontline after the departure of Alexandre Lacazette with England international Bowen said to be of interest by The Beautiful Game Podcast.
It is claimed that Arsenal have contacted his representatives to sound out a possible deal – which West Ham would demand a huge fee for.
Harry Kane: I wish I was playing for Tottenham at 16
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Harry Kane has opened up on the early loan spells that defined the start of his career.
“I’d love to have been playing for Tottenham at 16 years old and playing every game, but it was important to have those experiences. The loan spells. The ups and downs that taught me to be patient. Taught me to have more self-belief.”
ICYMI – Darwin Nunez development
The Benfica striker has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool and reports on Saturday suggested a deal was close after a fee of around £68.3m had been agreed.
Nunez scored 34 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions for the Lisbon giants, including two in as many games against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Champions League quarter-finals.
A product of Penarol’s academy, the forward moved to Almeria in 2019 before joining Benfica a year later.
Prior to his goal at Anfield, Klopp said of the striker: “Extremely good looking boy, huh? And a decent player as well. Really good. I knew before, of course, but he played pretty much in front of me with his tough battles with Ibrahima Konate.
“He was physically strong, quick, was calm around his finish. I always say in these situations if he is healthy, it’s a big career ahead of him.”
Milan Skriniar: PSG step-up transfer interest
Bad news, Chelsea and Tottenham fans!
Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar has been touted as a target for both, although Fabrizio Romano claims it is PSG who are pushing for the defender.
Sadio Mane: Bayern Munich prepare third offer
Both BILD and Sky German suggest Bayern Munich are ready to return with a third offer for Sadio Mane.
The forward has hinted he is ready to leave Liverpool this summer and has emerged as a key target for the German giants.
Spotring director Hasan Salihamidzic is understood to be wanting a quick deal and will return with a third offer in an attempt to bring Mane to the Allianz Arena.
Kalvin Phillips: Agents waiting for Leeds man to make decision
The Daily Mail also claim Kalvin Phillips is a man many top agents are waiting for.
Currently away on international duty, the Leeds star is reportedly ready to leave Elland Road this summer, safe in the knowledge they will be a Premier League team next season.
Manchester City are said to be willing to pay up to £60m, though the England star is yet to make his decision.
Mikel Arteta ‘frustrated’ at Arsenal
The Daily Mail claim Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is growing frustrated at Arsenal’s indecision in the transfer market.
The Spaniard is reportedly concerned the fact all major purchases need approval from the club’s American owners is slowing them down in the market, potentially costing them big-name targets such as Gabriel Jesus.