Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC in De Jong boost; Arsenal eye Paqueta ; Spence to Spurs latest; gossip; rumours

Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC in De Jong boost; Arsenal eye Paqueta ; Spence to Spurs latest; gossip; rumours


Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to prove some of the busiest clubs in Europe during this summer’s transfer window. Indeed, all three London giants appear to be doing all they can to strengthen ahead of the new season, even if that means battling with Premier League rivals in the market.

Raheem Sterling is close to a move to Stamford Bridge and could well be joined by Manchester City teammate Nathan Ake, with the two clubs said to be in advanced talks. Elsewhere, co-owner Todd Boehly is reportedly prepared to fight with Manchester United for Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong and could even include TWO players in part-exchange in order to land the Barcelona star. If all that wasn’t enough, the links with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo go on.

Up in north London, Arsenal are still hopeful of signing United target Lisandro Martinez, while there has been a fresh update in Spurs’ pursuit of Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni amid the imminent arrival of Clement Lenglet. Follow all the latest transfer news and gossip in our LIVE blog below!

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Lucas Paqueta: Arsenal launch move for Lyon star

Having tried to sign Raphinha already this summer, it seems reasonable to assume Arsenal are prepared to make yet more attacking signings despite the arrivals of Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus.

According to Media Foot, the Gunners have now made an approach for Lyon star Lucas Paqueta, with Mikel Arteta said to be confident of landing the Brazilian forward.

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Barcelona encourage Chelsea bid for Frenkie De Jong

Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Nathan Ake after talks with Manchester City accelerated this week.

Thomas Tuchel is hopeful of wrapping up a deal for the Dutchman, a player Chelsea sold to Bournemouth for £20m in the summer of 2017, with City’s valuation of around £41m not expected to be an issue.

Raheem Sterling is also close to sealing a move to Stamford Bridge and will soon become the first marquee men’s addition of the club’s new era.

The England forward has agreed a small increase on his £300,000-a-week wages and is expected to join the club for their pre-season tour of the US.

Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali met Barcelona representatives in the Catalan city on Thursday night, where it is believed the La Liga club encouraged a bid for midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

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Jack Wilshere retires from football ahead of potential Arsenal coaching return

Jack Wilshere has announced his retirement football.

The 30-year-old made 14 appearances for Danish side AGF and has previously revealed the idea of moving into a coaching role after his playing career is over.

One of the most highly-rated talents in European football upon his initial breakthrough at Arsenal, Wilshere made his Premier League debut in 2008 and won two FA Cup in north London.

Injuries, however, would prove a consistent part of his career and Arsenal took the decision to release him in the summer of 2018.

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Brentford close in on Aaron Hickey

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William Gallas: Cristiano Ronaldo does NOT suit Chelsea

Former Chelsea defender William Gallas has urged the club NOT to move for Cristiano Ronaldo as links between the two continue.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a world class player and everybody knows that he wants to play Champions League football,” he told Genting Casino.

“I don’t think he would suit Chelsea. Cristiano and Thomas Tuchel should have a good conversation because if Chelsea really want to sign him then they will have to speak about everything.”

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Arsenal tipped for more signings

Arsenal “don’t feel they have finished just yet” as Mikel Arteta and Edu continue to try and improve their squad ahead of next season.

Four players have already joined the club this summer, with a £45m deal to bring Gabriel Jesus to north London from Manchester City the headline arrival thus far.

The Brazilian international follows Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira into the Emirates Stadium, while Arteta is keen on bolstering his defence.

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Djed Spence: Tottenham in transfer frustration

Tottenham are continuing negotiations with Middlesbrough over Djed Spence, with no prospect of a deal being finalised in time for the defender to join up with the Spurs squad when they fly out for their pre-season tour of South Korea, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

Spurs have been in talks with Middlesbrough but are understood to not have had a bid accepted.

The clubs are discussing the finer details of the deal as Spurs hope to find a breakthrough.

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Matthijs de Ligt: Fresh Chelsea insight

Chelsea’s pursuit of Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt appears to have gone cold in recent weeks, with the club now linked with a move for Manchester City’s Nathan Ake.

Still, according to transfer insider Gianluca Di Marzio, there’s every chance the Dutchman could still be of interest at Stamford Bridge.

“I know that (Thomas) Tuchel has put him (Matthijs de Ligt) at the top of his list and the Premier League is perfect for a player like Matthijs,” he told wettfreunde.

“Bayern Munich want him, as you said. These are two top clubs. It obviously depends on what Matthijs wants.

“Chelsea of course, the Premier League is the best league in the world. And they lost Christensen, they lost Rudiger, so they need a top defender.”

“So it’s hard to say whether it’s better to go to Chelsea or Bayern because at Chelsea Matthijs can become one of the best defenders in the Premier League.”

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Hakim Ziyech: AC Milan working on Chelsea star’s exit

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Clement Lenglet: Tottenham face nervy VISA wait

Clement Lenglet continued to undertake his medical on Friday ahead of joining Tottenham on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

The centre-half stayed overnight at Hotspur Way, with a deal set to be finalised today, pending the formalities of a work permit and international clearance.

It is unclear if the France international will be granted a visa in time to join Spurs’ pre-season tour of South Korea, with a squad of up to 30 players leaving for Seoul on Saturday following a round of Covid testing at the training ground today.

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