Transfer news LIVE! Ronaldo to Chelsea update; Martinez to Arsenal latest; Spence to Tottenham gossip, rumours

Transfer news LIVE! Ronaldo to Chelsea update; Martinez to Arsenal latest; Spence to Tottenham gossip, rumours


Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to make big moves in the summer window, with the three London giants looking to strengthen their squads and integrate new signings as pre-season friendlies begin.

Raheem Sterling began his medical at Chelsea on Sunday night ahead of his £50million move, and Nathan Ake should soon join him at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel remains interested in Matthijs de Ligt although Raphinha looks to be off to Barcelona and the Blues have been linked with the likes of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dayot Upamecano.

Arsenal have spent close to £100m but manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed he wants more after signing Gabriel Jesus. A surprise move for N’Golo Kante has been reported, along with interest in Paulo Dybala, Youri Tielemans and Lisandro Martinez. Tottenham remain locked in talks with Middlesbrough to make Djed Spence their sixth summer signing and could soon field bids from Bayern for Harry Kane… Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours below!

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at the club this summer.

The 37-year-old striker has told the club of his desire to leave Old Trafford following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Ten Hag told reporters: “[Ronaldo] is not with us. That’s due to personal issues. We are planning with Ronaldo for this season – that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him.

“I spoke with him before this issue came up. I had a conversation him and had a real good talk.”

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Tuchel not keen on Ronaldo

Chelsea are ready to focus on new attacking targets with Leeds forward Raphinha closing in on a move to Barcelona, writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

The 26-year-old has finally seen the Spanish giants match the £55million offer that was made by Blues co-owner Todd Boehly. Barcelona needed to raise money outside of the transfer market and cover their historic financial losses.

The Blues have been offered Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo by his agent Jorge Mendes but Thomas Tuchel is said to be lukewarm on the prospect of signing an older superstar attacker.

It is a similar reaction to having been offered Paris Saint-Germain’s attacker Neymar but that stance could yet change later in the window.

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Ajax raise Martinez price

Having previously been reported to want £45m, Ajax now want a whopping £52m for Lisandro Martinez amid a bidding war between Arsenal and Manchester United.

De Telegraaf report on the Dutch club refusing any add-ons despite Martinez’s desire to leave for the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag is soon to hold a press conference, we’ll keep you posted on updates…

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What’s happening with Djed Spence?

Tottenham remain locked in talks with Middlesbrough over Djed Spence.

Our latest report highlighted Spurs’ hopes that a deal worth around £15m to £20m will be struck this week.

Boro boss Chris Wilder said over the weekend: “It’s not my job now, it’s gone beyond me and it’s not up to me to do the negotiating and agree a deal. That’s with the club and the owner and the chief executive.”

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West Ham set for Broja talks

West Ham are set to step up their striker search this week, with Chelsea forward Armando Broja the club’s leading target, writes Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia.

The Hammers made their third major signing of the summer last Thursday when midfielder Flynn Downes arrived from Swansea, but a centre-forward has been a key priority for David Moyes since the transfer window opened.

Should their pursuit of Broja fail, Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz, who scored 22 times in 37 Championship appearances last term, is one of a number of alternatives being considered.

However, Sevilla are reluctant to sell forward Youssef En-Nesyri, who West Ham bid for unsuccessfully last summer.

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Brentford set for another signing

After landing Aaron Hickey, Brentford are on the verge of landing Keane Lewis-Potter from Hull.

The Athletic report on a £16m fee being accepted, including £4m of add-ons.

The England Under-21 international will now discuss personal terms with the Bees.

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Reguilon available for Tottenham exit

Sergio Reguilon is set to depart Tottenham this summer.

Sevilla are a key option for the left-back, who spent time on loan at the LaLiga club earlier in his career.

AS report on their interest with Reguilon determined to play first-team football in his bid to earn a Spain World Cup call-up.

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Rooney secures new role

Wayne Rooney is set to return to MLS side DC United and take over as manager.

According to the Associated Press, the 36-year-old will head back to the United States after leaving League One side Derby following their relegation.

The former striker played for the MLS club in 2018 and 2019. Once visa paperwork is complete, Rooney is set to replace interim coach Chad Ashton, who replaced Hernan Losada earlier this season.

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New left-back wanted by Arsenal

Arsenal are keen on Alex Grimaldo in their bid to sign a new left-back.

Having missed out on Aaron Hickey, the Gunners are linked with the Benfica defender by Portuguese outlet A Bola.

Entering the last year of his contract, Grimaldo is available for just £6m.

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Barcelona move ahead in Raphinha race

Barcelona have beaten Chelsea to the signing of Raphinha.

Sport claim Leeds have accepted a bid worth £45million plus add-ons, some way below the deal Chelsea had agreed with the Yorkshire outfit.

Raphinha’s agent Deco, the former Blues and Blaugrana player, is described as integral to pulling off the unlikely move ahead of it being sealed today.

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