The transfer window is in full swing with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all chasing big early signings this summer. Arsenal have launched a fresh bid for Kai Havertz and have also pursued Jurrien Timber at Ajax, while the Gunners are also targeting Romeo Lavia and Ilkay Gundogan amid a high-profile pursuit of Declan Rice.
Nicolas Jackson is set to undergo a Chelsea medical this week as he completes a £30million move from Villarreal, and Mauricio Pochettino is also looking to sign Gabri Veiga amid several links to Inter’s Lautaro Martinez and Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic . Tottenham could now face a battle with Arsenal for Harvey Barnes, although Leicester team-mate James Maddison is believed to want to join Spurs as they also target David Raya at Brentford.
However, Heung-min Son is the latest player to attract big-money interest from Saudi Arabia, with an offer from Al-Ittihad on the way. Manchester United have been offered a fresh boost over Victor Osimhen as they also target the likes of Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount and Goncalo Ramos. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip below!
Chelsea have completed the £53m signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig.
The 25-year-old French forward has joined on a six-year deal and is the first signing of the Mauricio Pochettino era at Stamford Bridge.
Nkunku signed a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea in December and the deal has now been made official.
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Man City make Guardiol progress
The treble is in the bag and Man City have now turned their attention to next season as they look to strengthen further.
Much of the transfer talk from the Etihad has centered on potential departures, including Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva, but it sounds like a big-money signing is not far off.
Journalist Nicolo Schira claims City are in advanced talks with RB Leipzig over a move for Josko Guardiol as they look set to sign him on a five-year deal.
Tree open to Ajax exit
Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has already opened the door to a summer transfer as rumors of Arsenal’s interest emerge.
The Gunners are said to have made a £30m bid for the Netherlands international, who is valued at £50m by his club with two years remaining on his contract. Timber revealed earlier this year that he is likely to move on from Ajax at the end of the 2022-23 season.
He told De Telegraaf in April: “A transfer is getting closer and closer, so to speak. There is a lot of concrete interest and I have made agreements with Ajax and to extend my contract. As a club boy, I did it with love, and after season, we will review the situation.”
Only last week, the 22-year-old refused to commit his long-term future to the Amsterdam club.
In a conversation with Vandaag Inside, Timber said of his future: “Do I want to stay at Ajax? I’m not sure, I can’t keep doing that.”
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Tottenham’s interest in Tapsoba
Tottenham themselves are looking to make defensive signings this summer, with Edmond Tapsoba raised as a possible target.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal and Spurs have tracked the Bayer Leverkusen man, but the Gunners are now looking elsewhere with Jurrien Timber.
It is believed that Tottenham’s interest remains strong and they could make a move for the 24-year-old in the coming weeks.
Bayern Munich to battle Arsenal for Timber
Arsenal appear to have competition in the race to sign Jurrien Timber.
The Gunners have made a £30million bid for the Ajax defender, who is already thought to have agreed personal terms.
However, Ajax are said to be holding out for a fee of around £50m for the Timbers, with negotiations ongoing as he aims to complete the move.
Liverpool and Manchester United are among the other clubs who have been linked with the Netherlands international, but ESPN in the Netherlands now report that Bayern Munich are also chasing his signature.
Arsenal expected to complete the Havertz deal this week
Arsenal are expected to complete the signing of Kai Havertz this week, following Germany’s friendlies against Poland and Colombia.
That’s what Fabrizio Romano says, who says that the Gunners just need the green light from Chelsea now with a five-year contract that has already been agreed with the player.
As mentioned, he believes Arsenal can find a deal for Havertz around the £65m mark, following another £60m offer verbally submitted today.
Arsenal could land Kai Havertz in a £65m deal
More now on the latest news on Arsenal’s fresh bid for Kai Havertz.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the new £60m proposal for Chelsea this morning.
Crucially, he says he believes a deal could eventually be struck for around £65m.
Romano says more talks will take place and that Havertz has made his desire to join Arsenal clear.
Arsenal launch new £60m bid for Kai Havertz
Arsenal have made a new offer for Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, according to the latest reports.
The Gunners have already seen a £50m bid for the German rejected due to a refusal to meet his £70m asking price.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have now made an improved verbal offer for Havertz worth £60m, including £55m up front and a further £5m in bonuses.
The 23-year-old will reportedly be offered a contract at the Emirates worth £210,000-a-week.
Pochettino is pushing for Chelsea to sign Gabri Veiga
Chelsea are said to have entered the race for Gabri Veiga.
Liverpool are known to be interested in the highly-rated young Spanish playmaker, who has enjoyed a breakout season in LaLiga with Celta Vigo.
Now Chelsea have fully joined the fray, with Relevo in Spain reporting that incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on a deal and has communicated as much to Veiga’s camp.
The 21-year-old’s €40m release clause at Balaidos makes him a very affordable and attractive target.
Arsenal’s plans for Jurrien Timber revealed
More details are now emerging about Arsenal’s pursuit of Jurrien Timber.
The Gunners have made an opening bid of £30m for the Ajax defender, who has reportedly already agreed personal terms.
However, Ajax are said to value Timber at £50m, with negotiations continuing and apparent optimism that a deal can be struck.
Manchester United and Liverpool have also been interested in the Netherlands international, with the Daily Mail claiming Arsenal are following in Oleksandr Zinchenko’s footsteps.
By which they mean a very versatile player who can operate at full-back initially, before filling further forward in midfield.