Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham remain on the hunt for major deals as the summer transfer window continues to heat up considerably with the new season fast approaching. Chelsea want to sign Nathan Ake or Matthijs de Ligt this week as well as Raheem Sterling, while also considering a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to up their bid for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and are set to hold fresh talks with Ajax over Lisandro Martinez, who is also wanted by Manchester United. The Gunners have an eye on Paulo Dybala having finally confirmed the £45m arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.
Tottenham have now agreed a loan deal with Barcelona for Clement Lenglet and are still being linked with Pau Torres as they also reportedly target Memphis Depay. Meanwhile, Tyrell Malacia has now become the first signing of the Erik ten Hag era at Old Trafford. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with our live blog below!
Chelsea remain in pole position for De Ligt
Chelsea’s bid for Matthijs de Ligt is linked with Juventus’ move for Roma winger Nicolo Zaniolo.
Jose Mourinho’s side could be ready to cash in on their winger for £51m, funds which Juve could raise by selling De Ligt.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Chelsea’s bid of £60m plus £8m in add-ons is beating Bayern Munich’s bid of solely £60m.
Talks are planned later this week between Juventus and Roma over Zaniolo.
Ronaldo to Chelsea latest
Manchester United want a speedy resolution in the growing Cristiano Ronaldo saga.
Sky Sports detail a fear within the club that the Portuguese veteran will dominate the focus around Old Trafford if he stays.
Therefore Chelsea and other interested parties will be given a price to meet and do a deal, despite United’s preference in keeping Ronaldo – who wants Champions League football.
Arsenal not giving up on Milinkovic-Savic
Arsenal are persisting with a £47million bid for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Il Messaggero report on the potential for an improvement on that offer, with talks continuing between the club and his agent.
Manchester United are said to have dropped out of the running with Lazio wanting £55m with the hope of cashing in and rebuilding their side with the proceeds.
Spurs track Torres
Antonio Conte is hoping to sign Pau Torres as well as Clement Lenglet.
Negotiations are continuing over the Villarreal defender, according to the Mirror.
It is claimed that Giovani Lo Celso could head back to the Yellow Submarine as part of any deal.
Pavard up for grabs
Juventus have rejected the opportunity to sign Benjamin Pavard as part of Bayern Munich’s bid for Matthijs de Ligt.
Sky in Germany detail talks in the Bavarians’ bid for De Ligt, who is a target for Chelsea.
It is claimed that Pavard is also on the Blues’ radar, along with that of Atletico Madrid.
Gabriel Jesus gets to grip with his new home
Inter deliver Skriniar update
Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi has delivered an update on the future of Milan Skriniar amid Chelsea and PSG’s links with the defender.
He said: “Today he is an Inter player, last year he had an extraordinary season.
“On the 10th he will arrive for pre-season and then we will see what happens. Last year this week we talked to Romelu and fifteen days later he was gone. We all know that things can change very quickly during the transfer market.”
Lisandro Martinez: Erik Ten Hag urges Man United to work quickly
Linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United, Lisandro Martinez is a demand in demand.
Understood to have told Ajax he wishes to leave the club this summer, it will be fascinating to see where the Argentine ends up.
According to Fabrizio Romano, United boss Erik Ten Hag has urged the club to work quickly to land his former player.
Armando Broja: West Ham, Everton and Newcastle all keen on Chelsea forward
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly will meet with Armando Broja this week after West Ham and Everton both made contact over a summer move for the striker, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
Everton have discussed termsan approach worth £30million and West Ham are considering whether to match their offer for the 20-year-old.
The active contact from Everton and West Ham has left Boehly and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel under pressure to decide their plan for the Albania international, who is ambitious to kick on after a successful loan spell at Southampton last season.
Everton manager Frank Lampard sees Broja as a top summer target and West Ham also hold serious interest, although they continue to weigh up other potential striking options.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea: Club consider move
Chelsea are weighing up a move for Ronaldo after he told United he wants to leave to play in the Champions League and fight for major trophies. Ronaldo has missed the start of pre-season training due to “family reasons” and it is unclear when he will return.