The transfer window will officially open later this week and all of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are expected to be busy. For the Gunners, Declan Rice is widely tipped as their leading transfer target and reports in Germany – where Bayern Munich are interested – claim the midfielder’s move to the Emirates is a “done deal”. Elsewhere, they are also now reportedly tracking Leicester City’s Timothy Castagne.
For Chelsea, a new goalkeeper is said to be on the agenda. Inter Milan’s Andre Onana is said to be the leading target on that front and a huge offer of a swap deal including Romelu Lukaku and Kalidou Koulibaly could be forthcoming.
Over at Tottenham, David Raya could become their first new signing of the Ange Postecoglou era while James Maddison and Jadon Sancho are also reportedly of interest. Manchester United, meanwhile, are now ready to turn their attentions to French World Cup star Randal Kolo Muani. Follow the latest news, gossip and rumours in our transfer blog below!
West Ham identify two Declan Rice replacements with club ready to take quick action
West Ham want to sign a replacement for Declan Rice before the midfielder is sold this summer, with Fulham’s Joao Palhinha and Ajax’s Edson Alvarez both leading targets.
Rice played his final game for the club in last week’s Europa Conference League Final triumph over Fiorentina, with chairman David Sullivan since confirming the 24-year-old will be granted his wish to move on and play Champions League football.
David Moyes would like to avoid a summer-long transfer saga as he plans for next season but West Ham are in no rush to sell and are happy to let a bidding war between the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich unfold in the hope of securing around £100million for Rice.
Arsenal open talks to sign Timothy Castagne
It’s not only Declan Rice whom Arsenal are reportedly chasing.
With Mikel Arteta eager to strengthen at full-back, the Gunners are seemingly ready to take full advantage of Leicester’s relegation.
According to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, the club have opened talks with the Foxes over a move for Timothy Castagne.
Manchester United close in on Mason Mount transfer
It’s all gone a bit quiet in regards to Mason Mount and Manchester United.
Having agreed personal terms about a move to the club from Chelsea, United’s pursuit of the England international has hit something of a stumbling block over the price tag.
According to Fabrizio Romano, however, the Red Devils have informed Mount of their desire to move in the coming days.
Wilfried Zaha has offer from PSG
As ever, Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha is a man in demand.
Palace naturally want to keep their talisman but the Ivory Coast international is believed to have a big money offer from Saudi Arabia on the table.
Now, another name has entered the race.
According to the Sun, Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Zaha a contract.
Antonio Rudiger calls on Kai Havertz to join Real Madrid
Chelsea star Kai Havertz has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in recent days.
There are, however, reports from Spain suggesting Real Madrid are in fact keen.
Now, former Blues star Antonio Rudiger and his called on a reunion with his compatriot in the Spanish capital.
Speaking to AS, Rudiger said: “It would make me happy to play with Havertz again at club level.
“Unfortunately, I cannot say a lot about it… in terms of transfers, my opinion is secondary. They’re club decisions.”
Leeds goalkeeper Ilan Meslier open to Chelsea move on one condition
Leeds goalkeeper Ilan Meslier is open to joining Chelsea, but only if he is signed to be their first-choice goalkeeper.
The former Real Madrid shot-stopper has been linked with a move away from Elland Road following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.
Liverpool transfer news: Club working on two new midfielder deals
It’s going to be a busy summer at Liverpool indeed.
Alexis Mac Allister has already been signed and, according to Fabrizio Romano, more work is going on.
The noted transfer guru claims the Reds are “working on” two more deals for potential midfield recruits.
Roger Ibanez ready for Tottenham transfer
David Raya could soon sign for Tottenham and another potentially key signing may soon arrive.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma defender Roger Ibanez has his bags packed ahead of a potential move to north London.
Man United want £60m for Tottenham target Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho has reportedly emerged as a target for Tottenham this summer.
Having failed to convince at Manchester United, Spurs are reportedly ready to offer the England forward a lifeline.
Still, signing the former Borussia Dortmund star will not be easy.
The Daily Mirror claim United are ready to demand up to £60m for Sancho.
Liverpool set to move for James Ward-Prowse
Liverpool were interested in the signing of Mason Mount but appear to have lost ground to Manchester United on that front.
With Jurgen Klopp keen on a midfield rebuild, it could be another England international who comes in.
According to the Daily Mirror, James Ward-Prowse of Southampton is of particular interest.
Klopp has certainly had success signing relegated players before…