Chelsea are about to complete £115million transfer of Moises Caicedo. Mauricio Pochettino is due to get his man having initially looked like losing out to a shock bid from the Reds, with a medical now completed. And their deals don’t stop there with Deivid Washington set to sign and personal terms agreed for Michael Olise. A fresh Liverpool offer for Romeo Lavia has shaken up that bidding war.
Arsenal should today announce the signing of David Raya from Brentford on an initial loan deal as they look to wrap up their summer incomings. Plenty of players are up for grabs in the opposite direction however and Folarin Balogun has emerged as a Tottenham target in their hunt for a Harry Kane replacement.
Liverpool are looking around for an alternative to Caicedo and Manchester United are still linked with Sofyan Amrabat, amid their potential sale of Harry Maguire to West Ham. Neymar, meanwhile, is set to move to Saudi Arabia. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours live below!
Arsenal defender a wanted man
Newcastle are maintaining their long-standing interest in Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney as head coach Eddie Howe targets one final summer signing.
The Magpies have been admirers of the Scotland international since his time at Celtic and have monitored his situation, particularly this summer.
His price-tag, which is reportedly in the region of £30million, has proved an obstacle for a series of suitors to date, but the PA news agency reports Newcastle have tested the waters once again as the summer transfer deadline approaches.
Spurs plot transfer shake-up
Tottenham are expected to make a formal move for Gent striker Gift Orban before the end of the transfer window but the club have prioritised outgoings in the wake of Harry Kane’s departure for Bayern Munich, writes Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick.
Spurs have struggled to offload players this summer – with only Harry Winks, Joe Rodon and Kane so far leaving the club – and after Sunday’s opening Premier League game at Brentford head coach Ange Postecoglou reiterated that clearing the decks is now the priority.
Tanguy Ndombele, Hugo Lloris, Djed Spence, Sergio Reguilon and Japhet Tanganga were also all left out of the squad for the 2-2 draw in west London and are free to leave Spurs, along with Davinson Sanchez, who featured from the bench.
Moises Caicedo completes medical
Chelsea are on the verge of officially signing Moises Caicedo.
The Athletic report on the midfielder’s medical being completed before a £115m switch, signing an eight-year deal with the option of a ninth.
Al-Hilal eye stunning double swoop
After bagging Neymar for £80m on a £2.5m-a-week pay packet, Al-Hilal want a partner for their new superstar, writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.
Their ideal man for the job: Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Harry Maguire handed Man Utd ultimatum
Harry Maguire should leave Manchester United if he is not confident enough to fight for his place, manager Erik ten Hag has said.
Ten Hag stripped Maguire of the captaincy last month after the 30-year-old made only eight Premier League starts last season, with Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof preferred in central defence.
West Ham have agreed a deal worth £30m for Maguire, who became the world’s most expensive defender when United signed him from Leicester City for 80 million pounds in 2019.
“He has to fight for his place and he has the abilities to be a top-class centre back,” Ten Hag told reporters. “He is the best for England and I assume he will be best for us, but he has to prove it.
“When he is not confident enough to go in and fight, then he has to go. He has to make a decision. But I am happy with him … You need high-level players who are maybe not starting, but that can change.”
Chelsea talent set for third-tier stint
Harvey Vale is set to join Bristol Rovers on loan.
The Chelsea youngster spent time at Hull last season and will drop down to League One for playing time with the Gas under Joey Barton.
Crystal Palace weigh up Che Adams swoop
Roy Hodgson wants to sign Che Adams but Crystal Palace will weigh up alternative options before making their move for the Southampton striker, writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.
Scotland international Adams wants a move back to the Premier League after Southampton were relegated last season.
Crystal Palace are considering a £10million offer for Adams, 27, this week but remain undecided on their favoured striking target.
Adams fits the bill but Palace will wait to see if they bank a substantial fee for wide forward Michael Olise, who is a target for both Chelsea and Manchester City
Breaking news! Moises Caicedo medical underway
Incoming Chelsea signing Moises Caicedo has begun his medical at Cobham.
Sky Sports report on the Ecuadorian arriving at the training ground in the last few minutes, ahead of his £115m transfer from Brighton.
New signings plan set out by Chelsea
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed the need for new signings.
Deivid Washington is set to join from Santos today, before a loan spell at Strasbourg, with Moises Caicedo and possibly Romeo Lavia following through as first-team midfielders.
“We need good players, yes,” Pochettino said.
“We need to improve the squad, yes. But that is not new. We are working very hard, I am so happy in the way that we are working with Laurence and Paul and the owners.
“For sure we are going to improve the squad. It is about finding the right profile, the right player to create a combination maybe where we are more solid.”
Liverpool fire in new Romeo Lavia bid
Liverpool have upped the ante in the bidding war for Romeo Lavia.
Chelsea were set to bag a £55m deal for the Southampton midfielder, but a new £60m offer has been put in by the Reds, according to The Guardian.
That’s some £10m over Lavia’s asking price, which Liverpool had initially rejected paying.
They must now convince the teenager to sign for them over Chelsea, amid supposed fears he prefers a switch to Stamford Bridge.