We are now in the final week of the summer transfer window, with all of Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool expected to be busy. The Gunners still want a new defender despite a huge summer spend already, with Barcelona’s Eric Garcia now emerging as a rather surprising target late in the window.
Over at Chelsea, meanwhile, the business is set to continue. Romelu Lukaku and Marc Cucurella could both leave in the final few days, while Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong is linked with a late move to Stamford Bridge.
Man United could move for Cucurella as they look to cover for Luke Shaw’s injury and it is difficult to ignore the increasing links between Mohamed Salah and Saudi Arabia. Tottenham are another primed to make a late statement as they plot a £50m move for Brennan Johnson. Follow the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours below!
Rob Holding expected to leave Arsenal
Kieran Tierney has now left Arsenal and it seems another player could soon follow.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are expected to sell Rob Holding amid interest from Spain and Turkey.
Timothy Castagne set for Fulham medical ahead of £15m move from Leicester
Timothy Castagne will complete his medical at Fulham on Monday after a £15million fee was agreed with Leicester City, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
The 27-year-old will sign a four-year deal at Craven Cottage with Marco Silva’s side delighted to secure their primary defensive target late in the transfer window.
Silva has long outlined the Belgium international as his favoured option after he told Leicester he wanted to leave following their shock relegation last season.
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Matheus Nunes to join Manchester City
It seems Manchester City are set to sign the midfielder they have so desired.
According to the Daily Express, Matheus Nunes is set to join the treble winners after they submitted an improved offer worth around £50m.
West Ham still looking to sign Youssef En-Nesyri
Mohammed Kudus is through the door at West Ham but the club remain on the hunt for a new striker.
According to Sky Sports, director of football Tim Steiden has travelled to Spain for talks with Sevilla over a move for Morocco international Youssef En-Nesyri .
Tottenham to launch bid for £50m-rated Brennan Johnson
Tottenham will launch a bid for Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson in the final days of the transfer window, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
Johnson has emerged as Spurs’ next transfer target of another busy summer which has seen them spend around £165million, but also recoup more than £100m with the sale of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich.
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Man United hold talks with Chelsea over Marc Cucurella loan
Luke Shaw’s injury has forced Manchester United back into the transfer market.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the club have held talks with Chelsea over a loan move for Marc Cucurella.
The Blues are said to be open to allowing the defender to depart, even to a rival.
Jeremie Frimpong emerges as a late Chelsea target
With Reece James and Ben Chilwell hardly the most reliable on the injury front, Chelsea want another full-back it seems.
Malo Gusto has arrived already this summer and Fichajes claim the Blues could make a move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong.
Still, the report adds it would take a sizeable offer to convince the German club to sell.
Arsenal handed Eric Garcia boost
Former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has now emerged as a key target for Arsenal, it seems.
Mikel Arteta worked with the centre-back during his time at City and could make a move following Jurrien Timber’s injury.
Though Barcelona are wanting to keep the Spanish international, Mundo Deportivo claim FFP issues could force the LaLiga giants into a sale.
Mohamed Salah to move to Saudi Arabia soon
Though Jurgen Klopp has consistently denied Mohamed Salah is set to leave Liverpool, reports from Saudi Arabia suggest otherwise.
Indeed, Riyadiyatv claim Al Ittihad are set to step in and make their move THIS week, adding that Sunday’s win over Newcastle was the forward’s last game for the Reds.
There is said to be confidence he will become the latest to join the Saudi Pro League.
Man United eye Cucurella loan deal with Chelsea
Manchester United are interested in a loan deal for Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella.
The Red Devils are assessing their left-back options after Luke Shaw recently suffered a muscle injury. United initially said that the England international would be sidelined for several weeks, with manager Erik ten Hag later confirming before Saturday’s chaotic comeback win over Nottingham Forest that he would be out for longer than Mason Mount, who is expected to miss up to six weeks with a hamstring problem.
Reports suggest Shaw could be facing up to two months in the treatment room, leaving United notably short on senior options on the left-hand side of defence with deputy Tyrell Malacia also currently out injured and Brandon Williams having been loaned out to Championship side Ipswich earlier this week.
United do have young Spanish defender Alvaro Fernandez as a potential option at left-back, while versatile right-back Diogo Dalot filled in on the opposite side in the 3-2 Premier League win over Forest at Old Trafford on Saturday.
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