Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham are among the biggest movers so far in the early summer transfer window. Arsenal have an agreement in principle with West Ham over a record £105million deal for top target Declan Rice, who is now due to undergo a medical. The Gunners have also finally confirmed the arrival of £65m Kai Havertz. and will now focus on completing the contract with Jurrien Timber from Ajax.
Over at Chelsea, they are reportedly planning another bid for Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga amid a boost in their pursuit of Brighton’s Moises Caicedo – also wanted by Manchester United – and advanced talks over Santos star Angelo Gabriel. Chelsea are also said to have been alerted to an interesting new development regarding Harry Kane, who is expected to reject Bayern Munich and any potential PSG bid.
Tottenham have announced the £40m signing of James Maddison from Leicester. and will now look to sign at least one defender, such as Edmond Tapsoba and Micky van de Ven, while Manchester United have reopened talks over Mason Mount and Liverpool have entered talks with RB Leipzig bringing Dominik Szoboszlai to Anfield. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors live below!
De Gea is leaving Man United
Speaking of goalkeepers, David de Gea is now expected to leave Manchester United.
According to reports, the club and the player have failed to agree on an extension to his contract – which expires tomorrow.
The goalkeeper tweeted a gaping face emoji yesterday as speculation over his future rumbled on.
The Athletic reported this week that De Gea had agreed a pay cut on a contract, only for United to withdraw the offer and return to the negotiating table.
Now it seems that the two parties are parting ways.
No new goalkeeper at Chelsea
With Edouard Mendy’s move to Saudi Arabia completed last night, Chelsea fans should not expect an imminent replacement, says Standard Sports’ Nizaar Kinsella.
Incoming Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino is happy to work with Kepa Arrizabalaga as his No.1.
Gabriel Slonina is likely to get some minutes in pre-season as it stands with Chelsea to reassess the situation at a later date.
Chelsea fans may not be too happy about that…
Kane rejects Bayern move
Harry Kane is “confident” of rejecting Bayern Munich and staying at Tottenham this summer.
Bayern Munich are interested in a move for the England captain, who is ready to join the German giants if they can agree a fee with Spurs.
However, former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp believes the England captain is destined to stay at his boyhood club for the rest of his career at the top level.
“Family would be the most important thing for him, so there is no chance of him going to Bayern Munich. He will stay at Tottenham,” he told BBC Radio Wales.
“He won’t go to Germany – he won’t take his family over there, not a chance. So if he stays here, unless you go to Manchester City, you’re not guaranteed to win anything.”
Flashing kit for Leicester Medical
Speaking of medicals, with Tottenham last night confirming the arrival of James Maddison, Harry Winks is set to complete his £10million move to Leicester.
Maddison’s £40m move was sealed last night and Winks will be moving in the opposite direction.
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Sampdoria and is now set to complete a permanent move to Leicester after undergoing a medical later today.
Arsenal book Rice medical
Arsenal have been given permission by West Ham to book a medical for Declan Rice.
According to talkSPORT, West Ham have given the go-ahead for their captain to take the next step towards completing his £105m move, as the two clubs continue to discuss the finer details of the deal.
The Gunners have agreed a deal in principle for Rice, with discussions underway to resolve the last remaining payment issues.
Rice has always been Arsenal’s top target for a busy summer transfer window, with them finally confirming the £65m signing of Kai Havertz from Chelsea on Tuesday.
Man United make contact over Moises Caicedo deal
Manchester United have made contact regarding an agreement with Moises Caicedo.
The Red Devils want to sign Brighton’s star midfielder with suggestions tonight that this is not just a tactic or ploy being used as part of their plans to finally agree a deal with Chelsea for Mason Mount.
According to Sky Sports, United have made the first contact over Caicedo and are expected to make a formal approach to Brighton this week.
The club insist the Ecuador international, 21, is a long-term target at Old Trafford.
Man United reopen Mount talks with Chelsea
Manchester United have reopened talks with Chelsea over Mason Mount, reports claim.
The Red Devils had appeared to walk away from negotiations for Erik ten Hag’s top summer transfer target following a third take-it-or-leave-it offer worth £55m. was rejected last week.
United appeared unwilling to raise their bid further after Chelsea proposed a counter offer of £58m plus £7m in add-ons and a face-to-face meeting.
According to the latest from the Daily Mail, United are re-opening talks with Chelsea over Mount in an attempt to finally find a solution, but are only willing to improve their proposal “fractionally”.
It sounds like a deal can now be reached, with the England midfielder set to return to pre-season training at Cobham on Monday.
Chelsea agree Angelo Gabriel deal
Agreed deals galore tonight, including at Chelsea.
The Blues have now sealed the transfer of Santos winger Angelo Gabriel, according to Fabrizio Romano.
He says Chelsea have settled on a €15m fee for the Brazilian, 18, who has agreed a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge until 2029.
Romano says Gabriel will join Chelsea for pre-season ahead of a possible loan move, with suggestions elsewhere that he will move to sister club Strasbourg.
Barcelona, it is said, will not exercise their option to match Chelsea’s bid for the player within the next 48 hours.
Chelsea are making good progress with the Moises Caicedo deal
Chelsea are said to be making positive progress with a deal for Moises Caicedo.
The Ecuador international, 21, is the top midfield target at Stamford Bridge this summer to replace the likes of Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante.
Chelsea have recently been locked in talks with Premier League rivals Brighton over the signing of Caicedo, with The Guardian now reporting that good progress has been made on that front.
It is said that an £80million bid could be enough for Chelsea to seal the deal with Manchester United also lurking, although much is still said to depend on whether Brighton demand Levi Colwill as part of the deal.
Caicedo, for his part, is said to want the move.
Chelsea on alert over Harry Kane’s development
An interesting story about Harry Kane and Chelsea tonight.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea have been made aware that the England captain has booked a new house for his family close to Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, which also happens to be just 15 minutes away from Chelsea’s Cobham training ground. .
Matt Law reports that Tottenham risk Chelsea making a “very serious gamble” for Kane on a free transfer next summer if he stays at Spurs and sees out the final 12 months of his current contract without agreeing an extension.