Summer deadline day is fast approaching and Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool are all expected to be busy well into the final hours of the window. The Gunners are working on exits and have up to eight players with uncertain futures before potentially adding a new defender before 11pm BST on Friday night.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are ready to leave Romelu Lukaku to his target on another loan deal with Roma but have told Arsenal Emile Smith Rowe is not for sale as they could face Tottenham around Ansu Fati. Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong is also a target as Manchester United have bid £2m for Marc Cucurella on loan, as well as interest in Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Alonso, Rico Henry and Sergio Reguilon.
Spurs finalize a deal worth almost £50million for Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson to complete their summer signings while also having to move many current players. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is also interesting for United. The biggest potential deal is Al-Ittihad, which shows Saudi Arabia’s interest in signing Mohamed Salah and this deal is expected to see through to the end. Follow the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors live below!
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Chelsea and Tottenham are eyeing a deal with Ansu Fati
Chelsea and Tottenham could still face a late transfer battle over Ansu Fati.
The young Spanish striker has been consistently linked with a move from Barcelona this summer.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano now claims Fati was offered to Chelsea this week, with Spurs also appearing to have asked to be briefed on the 20-year-old while they negotiate £50m Brennan Johnson with Nottingham Forest.
Undoubtedly one to keep an eye on as the deadline nears.
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Man United agree to Marc Cucurella deal
Manchester United have reached an agreement with Marc Cucurella.
So says transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who says the Chelsea defender has agreed a move to Old Trafford on personal terms.
A deal with the Blues has yet to be agreed but Romano says Cucurella is now United’s only left-back target ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline.
So no Nicolas Tagliafico or Sergio Reguilon.
Arsenal send Chelsea message via Smith Rowe
Arsenal insist Emile Smith Rowe is not for sale amid Chelsea transfer interest in late summer.
Still looking for further attacking reinforcements ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline, the Blues are primarily looking for a versatile striker who can play as a number 10 and also on the wing.
London rivals Chelsea have been linked with Smith Rowe in recent days, although Arsenal have always insisted their popular academy-educated midfielder is not for sale.
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Man United make Marc Cucurella a loan offer
Manchester United have made a £2million loan offer for Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella. reports Nizaar Kinsella.
However, the Blues are expected to turn down the original offer as they seek a higher rental fee.
Cucurella is open to a move to Old Trafford but negotiations are tricky as other left-back candidates have been vetted.
United manager Erik ten Hag is believed to favor Cucurella as he feels it suits his style of play.
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Man United intensify talks with Nicolas Tagliafico
Manchester United’s search for a new left-back is gaining momentum ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.
Erik ten Hag is currently in something of a crisis at the position with Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia both out injured and Brandon Williams left on loan at Ipswich last week.
Diogo Dalot stepped in as a makeshift left-back against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, with youngster Alvaro Fernandez also in the squad.
United have been linked with a surprise win for Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella, Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon, Benfica’s Rico Henry and Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso, among others.
But now Nicolas Tagliafico seems to have emerged as the first option after reports from The Independent and others intensified talks with Lyon over the Argentine world champions.
United are said to want a loan deal for the 30-year-old, while Lyon would appear to prefer a permanent sale worth around £5.15million plus surcharges for a player who previously worked with Ten Hag at Ajax.
Arsenal reject Chelsea’s offer for Emile Smith Rowe
Chelsea have reportedly failed with a first attempt by Emile Smith Rowe.
The Gunners midfielder has emerged as a surprise transfer option for Mauricio Pochettino in the final days of a hectic summer transfer window.
However, the Daily Mail says Chelsea have now seen opening offers for Smith Rowe adamantly rejected by Arsenal, who do not wish to sell to a direct rival.
Done deal! Everton sign Beto
Everton have signed striker Beto from Udinese.
He has signed a four-year contract.
“The feeling I have now when I play Goodison Park is beyond words because it’s a stadium I’ve always wanted to play at since I was in high school,” he said on the club’s official website .
“The fans here at Everton are a step up compared to other fans.”
Pochettino issues update on finding Chelsea forwards
Mauricio Pochettino says he would be happy with Chelsea’s transfer deal even if the club didn’t manage to sign another striker to ‘complete’ their squad.
Chelsea are on the hunt for another striker in the final days of the transfer window, which ends at 11pm on September 1.
Pochettino suffered multiple injuries at the forwards. Of particular note is that Christopher Nkunku will be out for at least another three months, standing on the sidelines alongside the likes of Mykhailo Mudryk, Armando Broja and Carney Chukwuemeka.
Ahead of AFC Wimbldon’s visit to Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup, Pochettino said: “Yes, I’m happy. I’m very happy with the squad we have at the moment.
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No Chelsea debut for Petrovic
There will be no debut for new Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic tomorrow night in the Carabao Cup.
The New England Revolution signing is still waiting for the Football Association to sign his game deal.
“[Robert] Sanchez will play tomorrow because we don’t have confirmation that Djordjes can play with the permit,” Mauricio Pochettino told reporters.
“That’s why we prepare the game with Robert.
He needs more time to work [the goalkeeping coaches] but we don’t want to rush anything. We don’t know if he will be on the bench as approval is not yet confirmed.”
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Hojlund was finally able to make his Man United debut
Rasmus Hojlund could make his Manchester United debut against Arsenal this weekend.
So says Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand, who added the 20-year-old to his latest squad after watching the striker train at United’s Carrington base.
They have had two wins in their first three games but have been largely underwhelmed so far and are therefore delighted at the opportunity to pit their £73m summer signing against the title contenders at the Emirates Stadium.
“I’ve been to Manchester to watch Rasmus train and he’s in full gear so he’ll probably be in the squad for the weekend,” Hjulmand reportedly said.
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