The summer transfer window continues to ramp up once again with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all on the hunt for more huge deals as they continue preparations for the new season. Arsenal had looked set to move for Mohammed Kudus at Ajax, though it seems that Chelsea are now hijacking their switch for the Ghana international, just as they did with Mykhailo Mudryk back in January.
Chelsea are also said to have launched an ambitious move to sign Kylian Mbappe, whose potential exit from Paris Saint-Germain looks set to get ugly. Liverpool and Real Madrid are also linked with the French superstar, who will have lucrative offers from Saudi Arabia too. Manchester United are chasing a new striker after signing Andre Onana and have named their price for Rasmus Hojlund and also received a new boost in the race for Victor Osimhen at Napoli.
There is another development in the Harry Kane to Bayern Munich saga, while Tottenham want defenders Edmond Tapsoba and Micky van de Ven. Jordan Henderson has completed a medical ahead of his controversial transfer to Al Ettifaq as Liverpool line up Romeo Lavia and Manchester City are closing in on Josko Gvardiol. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip live below!
Chelsea launch huge move for Kylian Mbappe
Chelsea are among the clubs said to be pushing hard to sign Kylian Mbappe.
The French superstar is now widely expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer as his relationship with the club threatens to turn very ugly indeed after being left out of their pre-season tour squad.
According to RMC Sport in France, Chelsea, along with Saudi club Al-Hilal, are trying to sign Mbappe, the long-term prized target of Real Madrid who is also linked with Liverpool and even Tottenham.
Al-Hilal are said to have offered Mbappe a blockbuster deal worth €400m per year, though others report that Mbappe could now sit out the ENTIRE 2023/24 season and leave PSG for nothing next summer.
Chelsea hijack Arsenal move for Mohammed Kudus
Chelsea look to have hijacked Arsenal’s move for Mohammed Kudus.
The Gunners had appeared to turn their attentions to the Ajax star after wrapping up deals for Kai Havertz, Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber.
However, this could well be January’s Mykhailo Mudryk saga all over again, with Chelsea now actively trying to sign Kudus.
According to The Athletic, the Blues have made contact over a deal for the Ghana international, with a potential bid incoming and agreement over personal terms close.
Attacking midfielder Kudus laid on 18 goals and provided seven assists for Ajax last term.
Jordan Henderson transfer news
Here we go, Liverpool fans!
It seems Jordan Henderson is now close to joining Al-Ettifaq for £12m.
According to The Athletic, the England midfielder underwent a medical in Manchester on Saturday.
Fulham make new transfer bid
Fulham have made a £3.5million bid for Fode Ballo-Toure but it remains to be seen whether or not AC Milan will accept that deal. writes Nizaar Kinsella.
Pep Guardiola responds to Bayern Munich interest in Man City star Kyle Walker
Pep Guardiola says Kyle Walker is still thinking about his future amid interest from Bayern Munich.
The England defender is a key target for Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel having entered the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City star Walker was initially left out of Guardiola’s change in system after the World Cup last season but fought back to reclaim his place.
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Sheffield United eye Chelsea U21 captain Alfie Gilchrist as Tino Anjorin visits Portsmouth
Sheffield United are interested in signing Chelsea’s Alfie Gilchrist on a permanent deal, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
The 19-year-old could be handed a chance at first-team football at a Premier League club next season but has also been offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s Under-21s captain is currently training with Mauricio Pochettino’s 30-man squad in the United States.
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Kudus to Arsenal could ramp up
Arsenal are considering a move for Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus.
That’s according to journalist Charles Watts, who reports that the Gunners could step up their interest later in the window, once some outgoings have been confirmed.
It’s believed that Kudus versatility is particularly appealing to Arsenal, with the 22-year-old able to cover for Bukayo Saka on the right wing and also feature in a more central role.
Ange Postecoglou issues blunt response to reporter’s Bayern Munich prank
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou was left unimpressed by a German reporter during a pre-match press conference on Saturday.
The Spurs boss was speaking in Bangkok ahead of the pre-season friendly against Leicester on Sunday when he was presented with a Bayern Munich shirt donning Harry Kane’s name and the No.9 on the back.
Bayern have submitted two offers for the England forward and remain interested in a move for the 29-year-old. Paris Saint-Germain have also emerged as suitors, although the player is not thought to consider the French champions a viable destination.
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PSG expect Chelsea interest in Mbappe
PSG believe Chelsea will make an approach for Kylian Mbappe next week.
The Frenchman is up for sale and PSG are pushing to find a buyer, to ensure he is not allowed to leave on a free transfer next summer.
The Times report that they believe Chelsea and a Saudi club will move for Mbappe, with Real Madrid also lurking.
Maddison responds to Kane shirt claim
James Maddison has dismissed talk of him taking the No10 shirt from Harry Kane at Tottenham.
Maddison shared footage earlier this week of him playing golf with his England captain Kane, though it remains to be seen how long the pair are team-mates at Tottenham.
Kane, who has entered the final 12 months of his current contract, continues to be linked with a move away this summer, with Bayern Munich making their desire to bring the striker to Germany very clear.
“I’m not going to go into details on Harry’s situation,” Maddison said when asked about his desire for Kane to stay at Spurs.
“People speak about that enough and it’s out of my hands really, but from my point of view I would love to be able to play with him. He’s a world class centre forward, the best number nine in the world, a brilliant role model and an uber professional guy. Whatever happens happens.”
Quizzed on whether he could be the club’s new No10 if Kane leaves, Maddison replied: “I just mentioned Harry and don’t really want to talk on that. Not sure what I should and shouldn’t say in response to that question.”