Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC Unveils New Fofana Offer; Tottenham agrees deal with Udogie; Arsenal face Gakpo brawl

The new Premier League season is underway and Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham continue to be among the busiest clubs in the summer window. At Stamford Bridge, Marc Cucurella has been signed for £62m and Wesley Fofana could soon join him if Thomas Tuchel has his way, despite Leicester turning down a £70m offer. Marcos Alonso, meanwhile, is set to join Barcelona.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed he is not done on the market, despite spending more than £120m, with Leicester’s Youri Tielemans in mind, with fresh momentum set to come on Friday when the Foxes chase Houssem Aouar. Lucas Paquetá has also been linked with the Gunners, who face a battle with Manchester United over Cody Gakpo.

Tottenham have made six signings so far this summer and Udinese left-back Destiny Udogie, who is believed to have been personally recommended by Antonio Conte, will become the seventh in a £21m deal after the terms were agreed. personal terms. Conte reportedly wants three more before he ends the window on September 1, with Nicolo Zaniolo, Memphis Depay and Pau Torres all linked. Follow the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!

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Tottenham agrees the deal with Udogie

Tottenham are set to complete their seventh signing of a busy summer transfer window.

We previously reported that they were hoping to close a deal for young Italian left-back Destiny Udogie next week, before loaning him back to Udinese for the season.

Now Fabrizio Romano reports that Spurs have a full deal on personal terms with the teenager, who will sign a five-year deal in north London.

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Man United join Arsenal in Gakpo race

Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign Cody Gakpo.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with the PSV Eindhoven star as they look to continue to strengthen their squad for a top four battle with Mikel Arteta.

However, the Daily Mirror reports that Erik ten Hag has now added the 23-year-old Dutch winger to his transfer wish list at Old Trafford amid ongoing uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future.

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Torreira and Mari, ready for Arsenal’s departure

Several departures seem to be on the way at Arsenal as Mikel Arteta continues his cleanup of unwanted players.

Lucas Torreira is reportedly now set to join Galatasaray, having signed a contract in Milan last night.

Arsenal will receive €6m/€7m plus bonuses for the Uruguayan, who spent last season on loan at Fiorentina.

Meanwhile, Hellas Verona rival Italian club Monza in the race for Pablo Mari, having submitted a bid for a permanent transfer.

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Brentford reaches agreement with Damsgaard

Exciting news for Brentford fans.

Romano now reports that a successful agreement has been reached on personal terms with Mikkel Damsgaard.

Brentford saw a £16.7m offer for the 22-year-old accepted by Serie A Sampdoria earlier this week.

Damsgaard is now set to arrive in London next week to sign his contract and undergo a medical.

It looks like the Bees have their replacement for Christian Eriksen. A dane in, a dane out!

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Onana ready for Everton medical after Hammers snub

It’s not the news West Ham wanted to hear.

They definitely now seem to have missed out on Amadou Onana, despite striking a £33m deal with Lille last week.

Instead, the Belgian midfielder is on his way to Everton, with a medical scheduled for today in Merseyside.

Fabrizio Romano reports the fee is €36m (£30.3m) plus €4m in add-ons and a 20 per cent sell clause.

Everton will reportedly focus next on securing the return of Idrissa Gana Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Alonso says goodbye

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has said goodbye to his teammates before signing for Barcelona.

The defender is expected to join the Spanish giants next week, with Chelsea signing left-back Marc Cucurella from Brighton on Friday.

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The Spurs aim to sign a new agreement

Tottenham transfer target Nikola Milenkovic is close to ending speculation about his future by signing a new contract at Fiorentina.

According to Gianluca di Marzio, the centre-back is keen to stay this summer despite interest in him from Spurs and Juventus.

The Spurs are still on the market for a center back.

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Arsenal gave Tielemans a boost

Leicester are eyeing Lyon’s Houssem Aouar as a replacement for Arsenal target Youri Tielemans, The Sun reports.

The Belgian is expected to leave Leicester this month and Arsenal is his preferred destination.

Leicester are apparently preparing for his departure by fielding potential replacements.

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Chelsea’s new Fofana offer

Chelsea have failed in a new offer for Wesley Fofana, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The offer, reportedly in excess of £70m, has been rejected by Leicester City, but Chelsea will return with an improved offer.

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Tuchel: Chelsea have signed Cucurella

Chelsea have signed the “new Cesar Azpilicueta” in Marc Cucurella, according to Blues boss Thomas Tuchel.

Spanish defender Cucurella on Friday became the club’s fifth signing in a busy and often chaotic summer transfer window, signing a six-year deal after joining from Brighton for a hefty fee that could rise as high as £62.5m. .

Cucurella’s arrival coincided with a new deal for compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta, with the long-serving Chelsea club captain signing an upgraded two-year deal until 2024 on Thursday, ending the club’s long-running search for his signature. Barcelona in the process.

There are many parallels between the two players other than simply their nationality, mainly the versatility and ability to operate in multiple defensive positions that makes them such valuable options for Tuchel, who lost the services of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger on free transfers earlier in the season. this summer and then signed Kalidou Koulibaly, with another centre-back on the agenda amid talk of Leicester’s Wesley Fofana.

“I’m very excited about what he can bring to the table,” the manager said of the arrival of Cucurella, who could make a quick debut for Chelsea in their first Premier League game against Frank Lampard’s Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday night. night. “He is a fantastic player, a fantastic guy.

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