Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham continue to try and add to their squads during the final few days of the window. A frantic finish at Stamford Bridge could see several stars arrive with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a top target ahead of Rafael Leao. In defence, Harry Maguire could be an alternative to Wesley Fofana’s proposed £85million move.
Arsenal look to be about to miss out on Pedro Neto, leading the club towards a potential bid for Wilfried Zaha. Youri Tielemans, Yeremy Pino and Mykhaylo Mudryk all have unresolved futures having been linked with the Gunners.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are thought to be chasing an extra attacker after a recent period of inactivity. Arsenal target Lucas Paqueta and Leeds star Daniel James are believed to be of interest, while Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech is thought to be another surprise target. Fresh reports suggest Antonio Conte is once again keen on Adama Traore. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumours below!
Chelsea close in on Aubameyang
Chelsea are reportedly ‘very close’ to sealing a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Spanish journalist Javi Martinez claims that a deal has been reached for a fee in the region of €25m, with the move potentially being confirmed in the next 48 hours.
Thomas Tuchel looks set to be reunited with Aubameyang.
Besiktas with option on Dele
Dele Alli is currently finishing up his medical at Besiktas ahead of completing his move to Turkey.
While it is initially a season-long loan move, Fabrizio Romano reports that Besiktas have the option to make it permanent for £8m.
It comes just over six months after he joined Everton, though that move has not worked out as planned.
West Ham suffer double blow
West Ham’s hunt for an attacking midfielder looks set to go to the wire after their latest bids for Lyon star Lucas Paqueta and Club Brugge’s Hans Vanaken were rejected, writes Malik Ouzia.
The Hammers made a €40million offer for Brazil international Paqueta, as well as a bid worth around £10m for Belgian Vanaken but both have been turned down.
Neither deal is dead, with talks continuing with both clubs, but with just a week to go until deadline day, the Irons are running low on time to complete what has been a summer-long search.
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More Antony progress for Man United
Manchester United look increasingly likely to sign Antony between now and the end of the window.
According to GOAL, progress has been made in negotiations from United’s side with both Ajax and the player, with a growing belief that a deal will be wrapped up.
Erik ten Hag has been desperate to get the winger and it looks like he’ll get his wish.
Trapp rejects Man United offer
Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has confirmed he has rejected an offer from Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag made the former Paris Saint-German keeper a summer target to provide competition for David de Gea. Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly behind the push to sign the player.
Eintracht were reportedly open to cashing in on the 32-year-old and were looking for a fee in excess of £20million.
Trapp was asked about a possible move away from Frankfurt earlier in the week, telling reporters: “It’s always nice when rumours like this come out. It’s a nice acknowledgement. But I can’t say anything about it.”
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Mudryk remains an Arsenal target
Mykhaylo Mudryk has been watched by Arsenal but no offer has been launched for the Ukrainian.
The Guardian state that the Gunners are interested in tracking the young winger.
Mudryk looks set to show off his talents in the Champions League this season, with the group stage to be drawn today.
Pino still on Arsenal radar
Arsenal’s interest in Yeremy Pino has not gone away.
The Spanish winger emerged as a target for the Gunners, Liverpool and Chelsea earlier this month.
And transfer journalist Dean Jones reports on Arsenal keeping track of Pino, who is keen on making the move to north London.
Yorke explains Casemiro doubts
Casemiro is not the type of signing Manchester United need as the club suffers from long-running recruitment issues, according to Dwight Yorke.
The former Red Devils striker is dismayed at the club’s position and believes the £70million deal to sign the ex-Real Madrid midfielder would have made more sense earlier in the summer.
“United are struggling,” he told Lord Ping. “They can’t get deals over the line, it’s as simple as that.
“Casemiro is a great player with pedigree, but he clearly wasn’t the first choice pick otherwise United would have signed him in June. Perhaps the player wanted a new challenge and saw United as a great opportunity.”
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Chelsea outcast heading to Italy
Michy Batshuayi could be about to head to Italy.
Salernitana want the Belgian striker, who is available to leave Chelsea.
Sky Sport Italia report on an offer to sign the player on loan with a purchase option, however Chelsea would prefer the deal including an obligation to buy Batshuayi outright.
Milinkovic-Savic set for Lazio stay
Arsenal and Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will soon hold talks over a new Lazio contract.
The Red Devils made what has been described as a “feeble” attempt to sign the Serbian earlier this summer, with his preferred move to Real Madrid not getting off the ground.
Therefore, Lazio will invite him in for contract talks in the coming weeks, according to Il Messaggero.