Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC ‘done deal’; Raphinha to Arsenal; Tottenham Spence talks; latest gossip, rumors

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Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea show no signs of slowing down as the summer transfer window starts with a bang as clubs push hard to get important signings over the line.

Arsenal have completed a £ 34m deal for Fabio Vieira from Porto, with attentions now on securing the arrivals of Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus. Tottenham, with Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster already secured, have held fresh talks over Djed Spence, but also admire Arsenal’s Brazilian target along with the likes of Richarlison and Alessandro Bastoni.

Chelsea are pressing to sign Raheem Sterling, and are on the trail of Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, having agreed a loan deal to send Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan. West Ham keen to take Armando Broja from Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United step up interest in Antony and Frenkie de Jong. Follow the latest transfer developments with us below.

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Spurs expect improved Ajax bid for Bergwijn

Sebastien Haller’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund will help Ajax fund a move to sign Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Ajax have agreed a deal worth around £ 30million to sell Haller to Dortmund and are now expected to step up their pursuit of the Netherlands international.

Tottenham paid £ 27m for Bergwijn in January 2020 and wants over £ 20m for him this summer.

Antonio Conte has given the 24-year-old the green light to leave this summer amid interest in Richarlison and Raphinha as Spurs seek to upgrade their forward line.

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Pope set for Newcastle medical

Nick Pope will undergo a Newcastle medical on Thursday after a £ 10m deal with Burnley was agreed.

The goalkeeper will compete with Martin Dubravka after deciding to leave Burnley following their relegation.

Pope reportedly feared for his World Cup spot if playing in the Championship.

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Full steam ahead for Jesus

Arsenal remain confident of securing a deal for Jesus and Mikel Arteta hopes the club can achieve a breakthrough in talks this week, writes Giuseppe Muro.

Manchester City want £ 50m for the Brazil forward and his representatives have traveled to England to wrap up his transfer to Emirates Stadium.

Jesus wants to be a regular starter and is ready to leave City following their signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

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Spurs offered Joao Felix

Tottenham have been alerted to the availability of Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix.

Diego Simeone is, according to Barca Times, ready to sell the youngster and interest in Giovani Lo Celso could see Spurs get involved in the mix.

Felix, who cost Atleti around £ 100m three seasons ago and Simone is ready to cash in after his best season to date, as he remains unconvinced.

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Chelsea in pole position for De Ligt

Chelsea are first in line to sign Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports in Italy.

Calciomercato claim Juventus want to reduce De Ligt’s wage while tying him down to a longer-term contract, and Chelsea are monitoring the situation.

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Thomas Tuchel has made the defender his first-choice target at the back.

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Arsenal dealt Raphinha blow

This could be significant for Arsenal.

Raphinha’s agent Deco – yes, that Deco – has last night pictured sitting with Barcelona president Joan Laporta and fellow Blaugrana legend Samuel Eto’o. Barca have long been frontrunners for Raphinha’s signature.

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Read the full story here.

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Ronaldo concerned by lack of transfers

Cristiano Ronaldo is concerned about Manchester United’s lack of transfer actively, according to AS.

With Manchester City and Liverpool spending big on Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez, while Tottenham improve their starting line-up and Arsenal bolster their squad, United have yet to add to their ranks.

Spanish outlet AS – written by journalist Manu Sainz, who has ties with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes – claims the forward is concerned the gap between United and their supposed title rivals is now even bigger.

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Lucas Moura going nowhere

Talking of Spurs, Lucas Moura has said he is staying put for at least a season and that the club can trigger another year in his contract.

He told Brazilian media: “The idea is to fulfill the contract with [Spurs]. It has one more year, with the option of one more, on the part of the club. So at the end of this season now, if the club wants to extend another year, they have that option.

“But my idea to run down the contract while playing in the Champions League. We haven’t played in it for two years, and now it could be, perhaps, my last Champions League with Tottenham. So then the idea is to stay there, fulfill the contract, then be free, then decide where I’m going. ”

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Spurs to bid for Raphinha

Tottenham are ready to better Arsenal’s bid for Raphinha, according to Sportitalia journalist Gianluigi Longari.

The Gunners have seen an opening offer rejected by Leeds, though they are holding out for around £ 60million.

Longari claims Spurs are ready to hit Leeds’ valuation with a bid of £ 50m plus a further. 10m in add-ons, which will no doubt anger Arsenal.

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Alexis Sanchez back to Arsenal

Well, this one has come out of nowhere.

Arsenal have been linked with interest in bringing Alexis Sanchez back to the club.

Along with Barcelona, ​​Atletico Madrid, Marseille and Aston Villa, Sanchez is a popular man, it seems, according to Chilean outlet Latercera.

We shall see.

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