Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all planning big money deals with the transfer window taking the transfer window to a new level with a return to pre-season now just days away. Things will likely increase as a new campaign appears on the horizon once again.
The three London clubs are battling for Leeds United star Ravenha, with Todd Boehle now personally overseeing a deal to bring the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge alongside Raheem Sterling. Meanwhile, fellow Man City teammate Gabriel Jesus is another team-mate who has been linked with the three, although Arsenal appear to be in pole position as talks progress for the striker.
Tottenham have already signed three times in this window to continue Antonio Conte’s revolution and reports say the manager wants to sign a new striker before the end of next week with Steven Bergwijn heading to Ajax and Harry Winks in talks with Everton. Meanwhile, Spurs have informed Spence’s goal-grandfather Middlesbrough that he wants to leave.
Bayern expects Lewandowski in pre-season
Robert Lewandowski’s saga continues.
Barcelona is believed to have made an offer for the Bayern Munich striker, who has made it clear that he wants to leave this summer. However, the Bundesliga champions are expected to reject this offer.
Despite Lewandowski’s apparent desperation to join Barcelona, Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Sports he expects the 33-year-old to return to pre-season training.
He said: “Lewandowski is staying? So far he’s 100%. July 12 is his first day on the job, so I’m waiting for him. “
Neymar prepares to stay at Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar wants to stay at PSG and help the club win the Champions League for the first time.
This is according to Wagner Ribeiro, Neymar’s former agent, who has denied reports that the Brazilian might be on the move this window.
“Despite the rumors about his departure, Neymar is only focused on PSG and wants to win the Champions League there,” Ribeiro told Goal.
“He will work on that dream again.”
Spence wants football in the Premier League
Coach Chris Wilder confirmed that Spence’s grandfather had told Middlesbrough that he wanted to leave.
Tottenham are keen to bring the full-back to north London this summer, with fresh talks expected between the two clubs.
Wilder told BBC Radio Tees Sport: “Well, we want the running rate. The negotiators, with my input, have set a price and a fair price. We don’t want to hold back anyone.”
“Jed made it clear that he wanted to play in the Premier League, he got this opportunity which he did.
“You can’t get away from the fact that he has had a great season and with that the interest comes but it has to be at the right price.
“If that happens I’m sure we’ll all walk away happy with the deal.”
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Conti revolutionized transportation strategy
His time last year, Spurs were back in square one. Their painstaking search for a new director had just taken its final turn, after talks with Gennaro Gattuso broke down, Giuseppe Moro writes:.
They’ve gone from Paolo Fonseca to Eric ten Hag on a seemingly endless list of candidates, and talks with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte have broken down.
Harry Kane was looking forward to leaving and the apparent lack of a long-term strategy was alarming. Spurs eventually settled on Nuno Espirito Santo – and we know how it went. After 12 months, the mood at Spurs could not be different.
Having secured Champions League qualification ahead of Arsenal on the final day of the season, Conte’s revolution continues with a transfer strategy that has all the hallmarks of a club that aspires to make serious goals.
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Sanogo is looking for the club
Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is looking for a club this summer.
The 29-year-old was a free agent for the past year and has been unsuccessful in his hunt for a new club since he left Huddersfield at the end of his contract 12 months ago.
“I hope to find a club quickly, and that will make me happy,” Sanogo told Sky Sports. “I want to find the joy of the playground again, its taste.
“I always have dreams, but you have to have the club first to make those dreams come true.
“There are three teams in Scotland who are interested in me, in Switzerland and France too. You never know.”
Tavares Ain Marseille movement
Marseille is keen on the transfer of Arsenal left back Nuno Tavares.
Foot Mercato reports that while Ligue 1 has the Tavares on its shortlist, no deal has been reached with the Gunners.
Any move would likely be a loan deal, suiting Arsenal and possibly then leading to further attempts to bring Lisandro Martinez to north London.
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Haller to replace Halland
Borussia Dortmund is close to signing former West Ham striker Sebastian Haller as a replacement for Erling Haaland.
Haller is set to join Dortmund from Ajax for €35m, with his medical done this week according to Fabrizio Romano.
Unfortunately for West Ham, they do not have a sale clause.
Ajax ready to break Bergwijn’s record
Ajax is ready to break his record in transfers to sign Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham, Giuseppe Moro reports.
Bergwijn has been told he could leave Tottenham this summer and Sebastian Haller’s move to Borussia Dortmund would help Ajax fund the Dutch international’s move.
Ajax’s current transfer record is the £20.25m they paid West Ham for Haller in January 2021. But the Dutch giants are willing to spend more than that in order to acquire Bergwijn.
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Chelsea could offer Ziyech to Ravenha
Chelsea could offer Hakim Ziyech to Leeds to sign Ravenha, CBS Sport claims.
The Blues are fighting with Tottenham and Arsenal for the Brazilian.
Ziyech joined from Ajax two years ago but has struggled to make the desired impact.