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 still be able to sign the West Ham captain. The story at Chelsea is that Nicolas Jackson has completed his medical and the Blues are said to be preparing an approach for Victor Osimhen, while Moises Caicedo remains a top midfield target and wants a move to Stamford Bridge.
Mason Mount has been the subject of offers from Manchester United, but they are still unable to agree a fee with Chelsea, which could have inadvertently set United on course to pursue Caicedo as an alternative. Elsewhere, Tottenham have booked a medical for goalkeeper-to-be Guglielmo Vicario and they continue to push for James Maddison. Follow the latest news, gossip and rumors in the Standard Sports transfer center below!
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.
Here’s a first look at Kalidou Koulibaly in his new colors for Al-Hilal.
Fulham are close to the Ocampos deal
Big news coming from Fulham.
The Cottagers are in talks to sign Lucas Ocampos from Sevilla.
Sky Sports claim Fulham are closing in on a £12.8m deal. for the 28-year-old Argentina.
Ocampos scored a penalty for Sevilla in their Europa League final penalty shootout victory over Roma.
Chelsea clear-out takes off as Koulibaly joins Al-Hilal
Chelsea have confirmed the departure of Kalidou Koulibaly to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal as the player’s clear-out at Stamford Bridge gathers pace.
Koulibaly joins Al-Hilal in £16m deal.
Chelsea will also get his £200,000-a-week off the books.
Koulibaly struggled in his one season in the Premier League after joining Chelsea in a £33million deal from Napoli last summer.
The Senegal international played 32 games for the Blues.
Vicario to undergo Spurs medical
Guglielmo Vicario will undergo his Tottenham medical on Monday.
Spurs have agreed a deal worth around £16m to sign Vicario from Empoli, with the Italian goalkeeper set to head to London for his move.
The transfer looks set to be completed next week, with Vicario becoming the first new arrival of the Ange Postecoglou era at Tottenham.
Jackson is set to sign an eight-year Chelsea contract
Nicolas Jackson is set to sign an eight-year contract at Chelsea.
The Senegalese striker has agreed to join Chelsea in a deal worth around £30m which was due to be completed next week.
Jackson has completed a medical and is set to become Chelsea’s second summer signing after Christopher Nkunku completed his £53m move from RB Leipzig earlier this week.
No Bayern bid for Mount
Following reports that Manchester United have moved to focus on other targets after having a £55m bid for Mason Mount rejected, Bayern Munich have been linked with a move for the Chelsea midfielder.
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel is a big admirer of Mount from his time at Chelsea, but Fabrizio Romano says the German giants have yet to make a bid for him.
Chelsea want £65m for Mount, who has a year left on his contract and can leave on a free transfer next summer.