Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC agree Fofana terms; Arsenal’s new Tielemans plan; Tottenham step up Zaniolo chase
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to push for major new signings as the transfer window heats up with the new Premier League season now just one week away. Chelsea are said to have agreed personal terms with Wesley Fofana as they desperately seek defensive reinforcements after missing out on Jules Kounde to Barcelona, though Leicester still do not want to sell the highly-rated French centre-back.
Arsenal could have a new plan for Fofana’s Foxes team-mate Youri Tielemans that involves a potential part-exchange deal involving wantaway goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who has been in talks with Fulham. The Gunners continue to be linked with Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is also a strong target for Manchester United.
Tottenham are believed to be stepping up their pursuit of Nicolo Zaniolo, with tomorrow night’s final pre-season friendly against Roma in Israel offering the perfect opportunity for Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici to potentially strike a deal for the Italy international. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with Standard Sport’s live blog below!
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Arsenal exit edges closer
Pep Guardiola confident Man City’s signings will hit the ground running
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Cristiano Ronaldo left OUT of Manchester United’s preseason game vs Atletico Madrid
Despite talks over his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has been left OUT of Manchester United’s preseason friendly against Atletico Madrid in Oslo tomorrow.
Japhet Tanganga: Tottenham demands holding up AC Milan move
Japhet Tanganga has bee strongly linked with a move to AC Milan this summer, with his chances of regular first-team football at Spurs looking somewhat bleak.
Still, according to Gazetta dell Sport, Spurs’ demands are holding up an exit.
Indeed, they claim the London club are currently asking for too much money.
Chelsea told to keep Armando Broja despite Real Madrid interest
Pundit Dietmar Hamann has told Chelsea to keep Armando Broja despite Real Madrid’s interest.
“I don’t know what plans Chelsea have because they do need a striker so I am surprised that they’ll let Armando Broja leave. Tammy Abraham is another one who left and has done really well and I think clubs like Chelsea have too many players,” he told Genting Casino.
“The system is wrong. There should be a restriction on how many players you can have under contract because now these clubs just loan the players out. It’s a flaw in the system but in Broja’s case, he’s a tremendous talent so I’m surprised they’re letting him leave.”
Levi Colwill: Crystal Palace trying to sign Chelsea defender
Chelsea wonderkid Levi Colwill could also still leave this summer. His future remains uncertain with Crystal Palace pushing hard to win the race against Leicester, Southampton and Brighton.
They see the 19-year-old as the future of their defence but the move remains blocked as Chelsea look for new defenders this summer.
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Rivaldo reveals Gabriel Jesus message
Speaking to Betfair, Brazil legend Rivaldo has revealed a message sent to Gabriel Jesus prior to his Arsenal move.
“After moving from Man City to Arsenal the best thing that could happen for Gabriel Jesus was starting strongly with his new club.
“That’s exactly what’s happened with Jesus scoring and assisting a lot in the pre-season, proving that he signed with the club to become one of its stars and a regular starter. This good start is crucial for his confidence.
“I spoke with Jesus after the Chelsea match, wishing him the best in this new phase of his career, praising his qualities as a player, and asking him to keep focused to start the new season very strongly.
“How he starts at the club will probably be crucial to his success with the Brazilian national team at the World Cup. I can only hope that he produces the goods for the Gunners early on – starting when Arsenal go to Crystal Palace next Friday – and heads to Qatar in top form, as Brazil’s bid to win a sixth World Cup.”