As the summer window enters July, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham remain among the busiest clubs so far. The Gunners believe they have finally reached a full agreement with West Ham to sign Declan Rice for £105m, and are also close to sealing a £40million deal for Jurrien Timber, having announced the arrival of Kai Havertz, to take their spending beyond £200m. They have now been linked with Kylian Mbappe.
Chelsea and Manchester United have agreed a £60m deal for Mason Mount, who will undergo a medical on Monday. The Blues then want Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga having completed the signing of Nicolas Jackson and English wonderkid Alex Matos, while Hakim Ziyech’s move away from Stamford Bridge has collapsed. United hope to follow up Mount’s arrival with a deal for goalkeeper Andre Onana, with a breakthrough made over his fee as David de Gea has so far failed to agree a new contract.
Tottenham have already spent more than £80m this summer, most recently signing James Maddison, and are now looking to bolster their defence with Edmond Tapsoba, Micky van de Ven and Gleison Bremer all of interest. Harry Kane is set for talks over his future as Bayern prepare a second bid, while Liverpool are set to sign Dominik Szoboszlai. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumours below!
Spurs consider Adarabioyo swoop
Tottenham continue to be linked with most of the centre-backs in Europe.
Edmond Tapsoba and Micky van de Ven are two that remain on the shortlist, and football.london report that Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo is still being considered too.
Adarabioyo has just one year left on his current Fulham deal and is set to leave the club this summer.
Juve sign Weah
Juventus have signed Timothy Weah from Ligue 1 side Lille for around £9million, rising to £11m.
He has been signed to replace the outgoing Juan Cuadrado, who left at the end of his contract.
Weah, who started his senior career at Paris St Germain, spent four seasons at Lille where he made more than 100 appearances, winning league titles with both teams.
He also won the league and cup double with Celtic when he was on loan at the Scottish side in the 2018-19 season.
Watford exits confirmed
Watford have confirmed a number of departures, along with the retirement of captain Tom Cleverly due to injury.
The 33-year-old will take up a coaching role.
Elsewhere, Domingos Quina has moved to Udinese permanently, Jurgen Elitim has joined Legia Warsaw and Mario Gaspar has been released.
Ober Almanza joins Orsomarso SC on loan until the end of the year.
ICYMI: Colwill offered new contract
Chelsea have offered Levi Colwill a new contract but the defender wants talks with Mauricio Pochettino before deciding his future, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
The 20-year-old has a long-term deal on the table but wants clarity over his squad role and will first speak to Pochettino, who begins work as manager on July 3.
Chelsea are well-stocked at the back and Colwill does not want to serve as a back-up.
Pochettino is a known admirer of Colwill and holds the key to unlocking the contract impasse.
Premier League battle for Vlahovic
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all considering a move for Dusan Vlahovic.
The Juventus striker faces an uncertain future in Italy, with reports suggesting he could be available this summer for £80m.
Calciomercato claim that Vlahovic wants a move to England, and his agent is in talks with those three Premier League clubs.
Mount medical booked in
Mason Mount will undergo his Manchester United medical on Monday.
Chelsea have accepted an initial £55m sum for the academy product, with £5m in add-ons.
Should all go to plan, Mount will put pen to paper on a five-year contract after failing to agree on a new deal with Chelsea.
It’s two new signings today for Leicester as Conor Coady has joined from Wolves in a deal worth up to £8.5million.
Speaking to LCFC TV, he said: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I couldn’t wait to get down here, to obviously see everyone and get everything signed and boxed off. Now I’m here, I’m massively excited. I’ve been massively excited all summer to be fair and it’s something I was desperate to get done.
“I’ve played against the Club numerous times and it’s so, so hard playing against Leicester City. That’s something we need to take into the season. This place is incredible, I think it’s the best training ground I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s got absolutely everything so there’s no excuses for us going forward into the new campaign.”
Chelsea aim to knock down Caicedo price
Chelsea hope to get a £20m discount on Moises Caicedo.
WIth Brighton wanting a £100m fee for the midfielder, having rejected the Blues’ opening bid of £60m, there is hope that a deal can be struck in the middle of those two figures.
Once Mason Mount’s move to Manchester United goes through in the next few days, Chelsea are set to accelerate their attempt to sign Caicedo to bolster their midfield.
Man United tracking Taremi
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Porto striker Mehdi Taremi.
According to A Bola, the 30-year-old Iranian is available for around £17million after scoring 31 goals in 51 games last season.
United have been tracking the player for some time as Taremi goes from strength to strength since moving to Portugal four years ago.
It remains to be seen if manager Erik ten Hag would go for that profile of striker.
Szoboszlai lands in Liverpool
This is the moment Dominik Szoboszlai landed in Liverpool earlier today ahead of completing his £60m move to the Reds.
The player has already completed some of the medical checks and will then sign that all-important contract.
He leaves RB Leipzig after two seasons.