The Gunners hope to sign Raphinha having agreed terms over Gabriel Jesus, with Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez also a key target for Mikel Arteta. Chelsea are stepping up interest in Matthijs de Ligt and Raheem Sterling amid a potentially clear run at Ousmane Dembele as part of a £150m rebuild under Todd Boehly. However, West Ham remain adamant that Declan Rice is not for sale at any price as they wrap up the signing of Alphonse Areola.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are expected to turn attention to Richarlison and have also lodged an enquiry over Josko Gvardiol at RB Leipzig as discussions continue regarding Djed Spence. Manchester United are finally closing in on the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, who are preparing a final bid for Robert Lewandowski. Follow all the latest transfer updates, gossip and rumours throughout the day below.
Jesus medical and Raphinha bid
It’s set to be another busy week at Arsenal.
Gabriel Jesus will fly in for a medical and complete a £45m move, while another bid for Raphinha is being lined up.
Christensen pens letter to Chelsea fans
Andreas Christensen has opened up on the “mentally tough” final months of his Chelsea career and says few people understand just how much the club means to him.
Christensen, who spent 10 years at Chelsea, is set to join Barcelona as a free agent after leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of his contract, his departure along with that of Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid leaving Thomas Tuchel with a major defensive rebuild on his hands this summer.
Chelsea were unhappy with the manner of his departure and believe he went back on an agreement to stay.
Brentford appoint rugby sevens guru
Brentford have appointed rugby sevens guru Ben Ryan as their new Director of Elite Performance.
Ryan is best known for leading Fiji to Olympic gold when rugby sevens made its debut at Rio 2016, delivering the country’s first ever medal at the Games, and was also England head coach for six years before that.
The 50-year-old’s arrival in the newly created role is part of a restructure of the Bees’ leadership following the departure of co-Director of Football Rasmus Ankersen last year.
Matt Turner, Arsenal’s new no30, is raring to go.
Done deal! Arsenal sign Turner
A move months in the making, Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Matt Turner from New England Revolution.
West Ham wait on Lingard
More on West Ham’s interest in Jesse Lingard from Malik Ouzia, after the club submitted a contract offer.
The Hammers are waiting for Jesse Lingard to make a decision over his future ahead of becoming a free agent this week.
Lingard is currently on holiday and will choose his next club over the coming days, having received a number of offers.
Chelsea set Kounde deadline
Amid all the talk of De Ligt, Chelsea fans may have forgotten about Jules Kounde.
The Sevilla defender was widely expected to arrive this summer after a move last year fell through, and Thomas Tuchel remains interested despite links with Barcelona.
According to the Daily Mirror, however, those at Stamford Bridge have been set a strict deadline.
Sevilla are believed to have told Chelsea a deal must be completed by July 5, in order to allow them to focus on their own recruitment plans.
Two new signings at Arsenal
Goalkeeper Matt Turner is due in London this week to complete the final stages of his £7.5m move from MLS side New England Revolution to Arsenal, writes Simon Collings.
The American is expected to come in and become the back-up to Aaron Ramsdale, with Bernd Leno set to leave this summer.
Spurs make Lenglet loan offer
Tottenham have made an offer to take Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet on loan, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Spurs have included an option to buy the defender but face competition from Roma, who have made a permanent transfer offer.
Barcelona are keen to ship Lenglet out this week.
Eriksen to reject Man United
What a sign of the times.
Christian Eriksen will reject the chance to join Manchester United, reports talkSPORT, with the midfielder now likely to stay at Brentford.
A more lucrative offer is on the table to move to Old Trafford but Eriksen is prioritising a guaranteed starting sport in London.
Tottenham were interested but are not looking elsewhere, so it appears all roads lead back to the Bees!