The transfer window is in full swing with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all closing in on summer deals. The Gunners continue to chase Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber as Mikel Arteta aims for another run at the Premier League title.
Despite Manchester City’s interest in Rice, there is reportedly new hope that the Gunners will soon be able to sign the West Ham captain. The story at Chelsea is different though, with Nicolas Jackson set to sign soon amid suggestions Diogo Costa could also be on the way, while Moises Caicedo remains a top target in midfield.
Mason Mount has been the subject of offers from Manchester United but is still unable to agree a fee with the Blues, which could have inadvertently set them on the path to signing Caicedo as an alternative. Elsewhere, Tottenham have ordered a medical for goalkeeper-to-be Guglielmo Vicario as they continue their pursuit of James Maddison. Follow the latest news, gossip and rumors in the Standard Sports transfer center below!
Wood for Arsenal ‘finished’
Arsenal have reached a verbal agreement to sign Jurrien Timber from Ajax, according to reports in Germany.
Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race, leaving the Gunners on the verge of completing the deal.
The Gunners have seen one bid rejected, but another worth around £40m plus add-ons is expected and will be accepted.
Caicedo only wants Chelsea
Chelsea have been told Moises Caicedo only has eyes for them.
According to Fabrizio Romano, interest from Arsenal and Manchester United will fail as the Brighton man only wants to move to Stamford Bridge.
Caicedo has almost agreed personal terms with Chelsea and a formal bid is expected in the coming days.
Rice race hits £100m
Manchester City are ready to make a £100m bid for Declan Rice – but only if they are assured the West Ham captain is open to a move.
The Mirror claim the Gunners are making a bid worth a similar amount after seeing two £90m bids rejected, and the Hammers are waiting on two offers before handing Rice the decision to make.
Rice is understood to favor a move to Arsenal, with the expectation for months that that would be his destination, but now City are desperate to land the player after losing out-of-contract captain Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona.
ICYMI: Liverpool make new offer to sign Gabri Veiga
Liverpool appear to have moved ahead in the race to sign Gabri Veiga.
The Celta Vigo midfielder has been linked with a number of big clubs this summer, including Chelsea, Newcastle, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Yet it seems to be the Reds who are most keen.
Mundo Deportivo claim that an offer has now been launched.
Man United angry at Chelsea over Mount leaks
Manchester United are unhappy with Chelsea over alleged leaks about their Mason Mount pursuit.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United’s director of football John Murtough is unimpressed with the Blues’ strategy of “communicating United’s bid through the club’s dedicated correspondents in London.”
Chelsea have rejected three bids for Mount and after the latest are believed to have told a number of reporters their counteroffers, although United’s “hands are tied” due to their ongoing takeover process.
Tottenham book Vicario medical
More on Tottenham’s pursuit of goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.
Fabrizio Romano reports that the Empoli stopper is due to fly to London today for a medical ahead of a £16m move.
He will sign a five-year deal to become Spurs’ new first-choice keeper.
Newcastle set for Dominik Szoboszlai this week
Sandro Tonali might not be the only big star to arrive at Newcastle this summer.
According to Newcastle World, the club are also chasing Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig.
They claim Newcastle will hold further talks with the German side THIS WEEK ahead of a move.
ICYMI: Declan Rice close to Arsenal transfer
There is some good news on the Declan Rice front for Arsenal fans.
While Manchester City’s interest in the West Ham midfielder obviously complicates matters, there is still hope that the Gunners can close the £100m deal for the England star.
According to talkSPORT, West Ham are urging the Gunners to make a third offer and believe the saga will soon be over.
ICYMI: Tottenham want to sign Guglielmo Vicar
It looks like Ange Postecoglou is closing in on his first signing at Tottenham!
According to Italian magazine Il Tirreno, Spurs are ready to sign goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.
The Empoli stopper is a major target at Tottenham and the report suggests a deal could be struck on Monday.
ICYMI: Kai Havertz to undergo medical at Arsenal soon
Get excited, Arsenal fans!
According to Fabrizio Romano, Kai Havertz will undergo his medical at the Gunners immediately.
The German joins from London rivals Chelsea in a deal worth £65m.