Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal target Kieran Trippier as Chelsea eye Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez
Arsenal appear eager to back Mikel Arteta’s revolution at the Emirates, despite back-to-back defeats to start the new Premier League season.
Man City are next, but the club remain active in the transfer market with right-back an area they are targeting next for an upgrade.
The biggest lingering transfer saga is Harry Kane, with Manchester City still tentatively active in the hunt to sign the Tottenham striker, who came off the bench in Sunday’s victory against Wolves. Will £150m be enough to make Daniel Levy blink late in the window or will he remain calm and refuse to sell the England forward?
West Ham are top of the league, but Declan Rice is seemingly unwilling to pen a new contract as he eyes a move down the road, the 22-year-old was one of England’s star performers at Euro 2020, but the Hammers have all the negotiating power, making any rumoured move to Chelsea or Manchester United unlikely.
United continue to rival PSG for Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga, with the 18-year-old one year away from a free transfer and a likely candidate to make a late move in the window as his club salvage some value. Staying in France, the Hammers have been linked with Lille midfielder Jonathan Bamba, with the 25-year-old now seen as an alternative to Jesse Lingard, who has returned to Old Trafford following his incredible loan spell at the London Stadium.
You can follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip as Premier League clubs make moves to strengthen ahead of transfer deadline day.
Eduardo Camavinga move to Manchester United ‘unlikely'
Time is running out for French club Rennes to cash in on teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga, who has one year left on his contract and is said to have turned down efforts by the club to extend his deal.
The Ligue 1 are said to be open to selling Camavinga this summer if the right offer is made, rather than lose the 18-year-old star on a free next summer.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the France midfielder but neither side look close to tabling a bid before the end of the window.
ESPN report that a move to United is “unlikely” at this stage, however, unless significant funds are raised by next week. Camavinga is said to prefer a move to PSG, who would be favourites to land Camavinga when his contract expires next summer, unless another team comes in with a firm offer.
Chelsea offered Saul by Atletico Madrid
Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez has been linked with a move to several English clubs this summer and the rumours are not slowing down with one week of the window to go.
Chelsea have reportedly been offered the 26-year-old on a season-long loan, according to the Telegraph, and Thomas Tuchel’s side are considering the move.
Saul has been deemed surplus to requirements by the La Liga champions due to the arrival of Rodrigo De Paul and is said to be one of the top earners at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Willian set to leave Arsenal and return to Corinthians
Willian appears set to leave Arsenal and return to Corinthians on a free transfer.
The Brazilian, who is one of Arsenal’s top earners after arriving on a free transfer last year, has failed to earn a place in Mikel Arteta’s side.
But the Mail claim his time could be up in north London with a second spell with the Sao Paulo club on the cards.
West Ham target Jonathan Bamba as Jesse Lingard alternative
West Ham have been linked with Lille midfielder Jonathan Bamba, with the 25-year-old now seen as an alternative to Jesse Lingard, who has returned to Old Trafford following his incredible loan spell at the London Stadium.
The Express report that Bamba could strengthen David Moyes’ side.
With the Scot now in a great position to demand more funds after the side’s excellent start to the season.
Arsenal reignite interest in Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier
Arsenal have reignited their interest in Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier, report the Sun.
The La Liga side’s valuation at £34m is too high for the Gunners currently.
The Gunners are willing to negotiate for the player, who has less than a year remaining on his contract after two years in the Spanish capital.
Harvey Elliott: A star is born as Liverpool starlet looks at home in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield
To look completely at home in a Jurgen Klopp midfield is a sizeable task, underwritten by some immense graft.
To manage to not just belong but be significantly influential there when it is not even your position deservedly earns respect and credit.
To achieve this at 18, on your first Premier League start against a Burnley side with orders to aggressively pressure the centre of the pitch – and target you in particular – signals the brewing of something quite special.
Melissa Reddy examines Elliott’s star appearance for Liverpool on Saturday and his work in pre-season to get to this point.
A star is born as Harvey Elliott looks at home in Liverpool’s midfield
Playing in midfield for Jurgen Klopp is ridiculously demanding, yet the teenager slotted in superbly despite Burnley trying to rough him up
Joshua Kimmich signs new Bayern Munich contract
In case you missed it earlier, Joshua Kimmich has signed a new contract with Bayern Munich and his extended his deal at the club until 2025.
The 26-year-old has already won six Bundesliga titles and the Champions League since joining the club in 2015 from RB Leipzig.
“The most important reason for my contract extension is that I can pursue my passion with joy every day here at FC Bayern,” Kimmich said.
“I have a team where I can achieve everything, and a lot of teammates have become real friends. That’s why I started playing football in the first place, because it should be fun.
“I still don’t think I’m at the end of my development and I’m convinced there’s a lot possible at FC Bayern in the next years. On top of that, my family feels at home here. Munich has become a second home. The combination we have here isn’t found all over the world.”
Bayern director Hasan Salihamidžić added: “With this contract extension, FC Bayern is sending a strong signal, both internally and externally. We want our best players on long-term contracts.”
Leon Goretzka will reportedly sign his new deal with the club in the coming days.
Manchester City reveal ‘no Harry Kane’ blueprint in Norwich rout as transfer saga drags on
Pep Guardiola has been about as clear as you can expect any manager to be in public when it comes to Harry Kane. If Tottenham Hotspur are willing to negotiate, Manchester City are at the front of the queue. “Harry Kane is an exceptional, extraordinary striker,” he said earlier this month, “no doubts about that. Of course we are interested.”
If an agreement is not reached in the next nine days, however, Guardiola is happy with what he has already got. “I’m more than pleased with the team. I know them really well, they know me really well,” he said after the 5-0 rout of Norwich City on Saturday, which delivered City’s first points of the new Premier League season at the second attempt.
That scoreline and City’s predictably dominant performance display led one of the radio commentators in the Etihad’s press box to round off his full-time report by asking: “Do they really need Harry Kane?” If he had asked the same question after last weekend’s defeat away to a Kane-less Tottenham, the answer would have been a furious, resounding “yes”.
Step back from hot takes forged moments after the final whistle, though, and the truth lies somewhere in between, Mark Critchley writes.
Manchester City reveal ‘no Harry Kane’ blueprint as transfer saga drags on
If Kane does not join, City’s no-striker set up could look different this season
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy braced for final Harry Kane bid
With Manchester City preparing one last bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s position is said to be unchanged with the England captain not for sale at any price.
The Telegraph’s Matt Law is reporting that Levy is prepared to even turn down a transfer fee of £150 million for the 28-year-old, which would smash the British transfer record already set by Manchester City in signing Jack Grealish this summer.
City have just one week to go until the end of the window and Levy has turned down their previous offers for Kane, who returned to action off the bench in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.
Tottenham interested in Adama Traore but yet to make a move
Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing Wolves winger Adama Traore but they are yet to make a formal bid.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo is an admirer of the 25-year-old, having worked with him during his spell at Molineux and would like to add him to his new squad in north London.
Traore showcased his talents during the Premier League game between the two sides on Sunday, where he caused Spurs’ defence untold problems with his pace and power, though he did miss a great chance to equalise in the second half.
Nuno said after Sunday’s game, which his new side won 1-0 thanks to Dele Alli’s early penalty: “I think Wolves have a very good team and created us enormous problems, big big problems.
“One of those was Adama. Everyone knows Adama is unique and he’s very hard to stop.”
Spurs are said to have explored the possibility of signing Traore, who is under contract until 2023, on loan with the obligation to buy for £40million.
Tottenham interested in Wolves winger Adama Traore
New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo is an admirer of the 25-year-old
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