It’s going to be a big day in the transfer window for Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and more with deals for Kai Havertz, Nicolas Jackson and Guglielmo Vicario nearing the finish line. The likes of Declan Rice, Victor Osimhen, Moises Caicedo and Mason Mount are also very much up for grabs with still over two months left on the market.
Mikel Arteta is determined to sign Rice with a third bid expected amid £100million competition from Manchester City, who want assurances he is happy to join them. Havertz reportedly underwent his medical at the weekend and could soon be announced with Jurrien Timber still a top target.
Over at Chelsea, Jackson should be immediately appointed as their new striker, and a £130m push. to get Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is on the way. They will have to battle Manchester United for Brighton’s Caicedo, as a result of their refusal to let Mount go to Old Trafford for £55m. Spurs could also announce a signing today with goalkeeper Vicario a done deal. Follow all the latest transfer news, updates and rumors with the Standard Sports live blog below!
Kai Havertz teases Chelsea’s exit
Kai Havertz has teased his exit from Chelsea this weekend.
Last night, the soon-to-be Arsenal striker posted a picture of himself with another impending Blues departure, Mateo Kovacic
“We’re ready,” he captioned the photo, before also taking part in a snap with Jorginho.
The Arsenal midfielder posted a series of eye-gazing emojis alongside the snap of them together.
The footballers were all in Marbella for Kepa Arrizabalaga’s wedding and it has been reported that Havertz’s Arsenal medical was to take place abroad.
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Manchester United midfielder Moise Caicedo
Chelsea will be able to outbid Manchester United for Moises Caicedo.
That’s according to the Telegraph, where it’s claimed the Red Devils want to sign a striker, goalkeeper and left winger will hinder their ability to sign Caicedo.
Brighton are seemingly ready to do a deal for the Ecuadorian but Chelsea, in the midst of their string of player sales, should be best placed to meet the Seagulls’ demands.
Declan Rice to Arsenal update
Manchester City want to know Declan Rice is happy to sign for them before they make a £100million bid for the West Ham star.
Arsenal are reportedly Rice’s first choice for a summer move, amid Mikel Arteta’s push to sign him as a top priority.
A third offer from the Gunners, in the region of £100m, is expected soon, with City, it has been said by the Mirror, ready to launch their own proposal – should they receive assurances from the player’s camp.
Arsenal are working hard to structure their offer, while City have a whopping £300m in their transfer reserves, it has been claimed.
Nicolas Jackson is on his way to becoming a Chelsea player
Chelsea will soon announce the signing of Nicolas Jackson after he has completed a medical.
In a deal first reported by Standard Sport, the Blues have agreed to pay around £30m for the Villarreal striker.
It is higher than Jackson’s release clause but comes on more favorable terms for Chelsea, who are able to pay the fee over several instalments.
Jackson has agreed to an eight-year contract at Stamford Bridge, with the appetite for big long-term deals unabated!
Arsenal’s Kai Havertz announcement comes this week
Arsenal could announce the signing of Kai Havertz this week.
Several reports claimed that the German striker was seeing his doctor at the weekend when he was spotted at Kepa Arrizabalaga’s wedding in Marbella.
The Gunners will pay Chelsea £60m for Havertz, with an extra £5m in the deal as add-ons.
Chelsea prepare Osimhen approach
Huge news coming out of Italy tonight… with Chelsea said to be ready to make a move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.
Napoli are set to demand around £130million for Osimhen, but Sky Sport Italia claim Chelsea are not scared of that price and will call Napoli next week to get a clearer idea of the situation.
Osimhen’s agent has met Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis to discuss his future and to set the price that would prompt the Serie A champions to consider an offer.
Chelsea are closing in on a £30m deal. about signing Nicolas Jackson from Villarreal, but a move for Osimhen would be one of the biggest transfer deals of the summer.
Tottenham are said to be a new contender for Osimhen amid uncertainty over Harry Kane’s future
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in the 24-year-old.
Hours ready for five-year Arsenal deal
And more on Jurrien Timber… reports in Holland claim he has agreed a five-year contract with Arsenal.
De Telegraaf claim that Timber have a verbal agreement on a deal that runs until 2028.
Arsenal prepare improved Timber offer
Arsenal are preparing another bid for Ajax defender Jurrien Timber.
The Gunners received an opening bid of 30 million. £ for Timber rejected.
Ajax want closer to £50m, but Arsenal are optimistic a deal can be reached.
Fabrizio Romano says Timber agreed personal terms with Arsenal two days ago and the 22-year-old has his heart set on a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal defender in line for Galatasaray switch
Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares is in line for a move to Galatasaray, according to reports in Turkey.
The 23-year-old has struggled at Arsenal since moving to the Emirates Stadium for £8m in 2021 and has been given the green light to leave this summer.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to upgrade his back-up full-back options.
The Gunners are interested in Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey, and Tavares could move in the other direction.
Tavares spent last season on loan at Marseille and is currently with the Portuguese team at the European Under-21 Championship.
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