The summer window is starting to heat up as clubs step up efforts to recruit and sell players.
The biggest window splash to date has seen Manchester United finally land longtime target Jadon Sancho in a deal worth £ 73million. The transfer is expected to be finalized this week with a completed medical exam. Raphaël Varane of Real Madrid and Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga are also priority targets.
Chelsea also want to sign a superstar from Dortmund and are reportedly ready to offer £ 150million for Erling Haaland, looking to beat the fierce competition for a striker who is available for half that price next summer, but could look to Robert Lewandowski as the frustrations grow.
Tottenham’s transfer activity has shifted into high gear now that Nuno Espirito Santo has been confirmed as new manager. Danny Ings remains their priority to sign with the club determined to keep Harry Kane. In defense, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jules Kounde are reported targets, Lyonnais Houssem Aouar also being interesting as Spurs move closer to Atalanta duo Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini.
Manchester City are once again ready to spend the money as they aim for huge deals for Kane and Jack Grealish, although getting the pair away from Tottenham and Aston Villa will prove difficult. Villa is convinced that Grealish will accept a new contract, while Spurs have repeatedly ruled out the sale of their precious asset.
Liverpool have been linked with Saul Niguez, Youri Tielemans and Nicolo Barella as well as a potential deal for Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches as they look to replace Gini Wijnaldum, as big doubts have emerged over the future of the Captain Jordan Henderson.
Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip today below!
Chelsea striker Kalajdzic
Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic is on Chelsea’s radar, according to reports.
According to The Athletic, the Austria international – with contracted Southampton rebel Danny Ings – is a potential candidate to arrive at Stamford Bridge if the reigning European champions fail in their high-profile pursuit against the goal machine. of Borussia Dortmund Erling Haaland this summer.
Kalajdzic, 24, has scored 18 goals in 42 appearances for Stuttgart since joining Admira in the summer of 2019.
He was part of the Austrian squad at this summer’s European Championship, scoring in the 2-1 overtime loss 2-1 to eventual winner Italy at Wembley.
Gollini’s imminent move to Tottenham
Pierluigi Gollini’s supposed move to Tottenham has now received Fabrizio Romano’s ‘confirmed and go’ treatment!
Romano says it is an initial one-season loan deal that includes the option for Spurs to extend for a year or permanently sign goalkeeper Atalanta, 26, for a fee of 15 millions of euros.
He adds that the achievement of certain objectives could lead to this call option becoming an obligation.
Gollini has a senior selection for Italy and was previously on the books for Manchester United, while he also made 20 appearances for Aston Villa between 2016-18.
He will provide competition to Hugo Lloris, who turns 35 later this year and has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Tottenham.
Joe Hart is currently captain Lloris’ only senior replacement in N17 following the release of Paulo Gazzaniga last month.
Gollini in Tottenham
It seems Pierluigi Gollini at Tottenham is just a matter of time, according to this tweet from Italian transfer specialist Gianluca Di Marzio …
Spurs close to signing double contract for Romero and Gollini
Tottenham are set to sign two players from Serie A squad Atalanta, according to reports.
According to football.london, Spurs are in advanced talks to sign Argentina defender Cristian Romero and Italy goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.
The duo would become the first players recruited by Tottenham under the reign of new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
It is claimed that Atalanta intends to activate their option to buy Romero for € 16million, having signed the player on a two-year loan from Juventus last summer.
They then reportedly intend to sell him quickly to Tottenham for a profit.
It would certainly come as no surprise to see Spurs attack Serie A for new players this summer, after appointing former Juventus mainstay Fabio Paratici as new soccer general manager in June.
Mills: Ben White is “better than Arsenal”
After making deals for Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga, Arsenal look set to add Ben White to their summer roster, once the England defender returns from vacation after the European Championship.
The Gunners reached a £ 50million deal in principle with Brighton for the 23-year-old center-back last week and he is due to undergo a medical in north London once he completes his holiday in Greece.
But former England, Leeds and Manchester City full-back Danny Mills questioned why White would want to join Arsenal at this point and said he was surprised players like Manchester United had not rushed in. for the former Leeds moneylender as they also seek a new center-half alongside skipper Harry Maguire.
“I think he’s better than Arsenal right now,” Mills told talkSPORT.
“I just wonder what his ambitions are. I’m surprised that bigger and better clubs with more chances to win something haven’t come down to him.
“I think he’s better than that right now. What will he gain at Arsenal? The Coupe de la Ligue if he’s lucky. Maybe the FA Cup?
“It’s going to be some time before Arsenal win a Champions League. Winning the Premier League, you are probably considering seven or eight years later, he could retire before that step.
“I think he’s an exceptional player and a fantastic signing for Arsenal, I’m just a little surprised that Manchester United, who are looking for a center-half, haven’t come for him.”
Deal done! Milan seals the return of Brahim Diaz
AC Milan have managed to secure the return of Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid.
The former Manchester City youngster, 21, spent last season on loan at the San Siro, where he scored seven goals and provided four assists in 39 appearances across all competitions.
Attacking midfielder Brahim, who made his senior debut in Spain last month, is now back in Milan on another loan lasting two more seasons.
He will inherit the No.10 shirt recently vacated by Turkish playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, who recently joined rivals Inter on a free transfer.
Farke delighted with new Hanley deal
It’s fair to say that Norwich boss Daniel Farke seems thrilled with influential captain Hanley’s decision to sign a new long-term contract at Carrow Road …
“This is great news for us. We are absolutely delighted to have Grant with us for the years to come, ”he said.
“I have worked with him for many years now and it has been a joy and a pleasure. He is a great character and also the captain of our club. He’s a great footballer and a great personality in the locker room.
“We need his quality and also his personality to be successful. It’s great that he has committed his future to the football club.
Captain Hanley signs new deal with Norwich
At Carrow Road now, where there’s news of a contract extension for Norwich captain Grant Hanley.
After taking part in Euro 2020, the Scottish defender, 29, has put his pen to a new deal with the newly promoted Canaries until 2025.
Hanley made 42 appearances for Norwich in the league last season as Daniel Farke’s side secured a Premier League return on first request.
“I am over the moon. For me, I am very grateful for the opportunity that has been given to me,” said Hanley.
“From the moment I walked through the door, it’s so welcoming and they made me feel like I’m part of something.
“Committing my future here means a lot to me and my family as well. My partner loves it here and it’s such a great room to live in.
“I now have a little girl who is almost a year old. Everything about this place is great and I’m really happy.”
What can Arsenal fans expect from Lokonga?
For Arsenal fans who haven’t seen much of Lokonga’s career thus far, here is the 21-year-old’s response when asked if he’d rather play as a box midfielder. -to-box or more offensive …
“I can play both,” he said.
“I can play in six and I can play like a box to box, but people say I’m better in position six.”
Lokonga did not hesitate to move Arsenal
Now let’s hear from the man himself!
Albert Sambi Lokonga gave his first interview to the official Arsenal website, revealing that he didn’t hesitate for a second when he first heard about the club’s interest in his signing.
He is also confident of taking the big step towards Premier League football in 2021/22.
“The club president [Anderlecht] told me about Arsenal’s interest, ”Lokonga said.
“My lawyer also told me about Arsenal’s interest and I didn’t hesitate for a second, I said to them: ‘Yeah, excuse me, I’m going’.
“I have to thank the coach [Mikel Arteta] and [technical director] Edu because they really wanted me here.
He added: “It’s a big move because I’ve been playing for Anderlecht for 10 years, so this will be my first big move to another country.
“It’s a big step, but I feel confident because we have to be. In the world of football you have to be confident in yourself but I’m looking to play in this league and can’t wait to get started.