Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham remain very active as we enter the final month of the summer transfer window. Thomas Tuchel is pushing for more signings, with Chelsea agreeing a £52.5million deal with Brighton for Mark Cuccorella and starting shock talks over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea are planning a new bid for Inter Milan starlet Cesar Casady as well as signing Carnegie Chukwuemeka. They appear to have hijacked Manchester United’s move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are also battling the Red Devils for Benjamin Cescow.
Elsewhere, Tottenham have opened talks with Udinese over Italy Under-21 left-back Destinee Adoggi and are rumored to have made a fresh move for Roma winger Niccolò Zaniolo, although former boss Jose Mourinho is on his way. are standing
Arsenal are chasing Uri Tielemans and could use the cash from a number of player exits to sign a deal for the Leicester midfielder this month. Meanwhile, the Gunners have approved the loan departures of Charlie Pitino and Folarin Balogan. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip with our live blog below!
Chelsea open Aubameyang talks
Well, it’s fair to say that Fabrizio Romano has just dropped a late night transfer bomb.
Of course this is concerning for busy Chelsea, who have arrived in a shock pursuit of a new striker.
Romano claims the Blues are now considering a surprise swoop for former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who add Red Bull Salzburg’s Benjamin Sisko to their list of attacking targets.
Moreover, talks are said to have begun with Aubameyang, but no bid has yet been made for Barcelona, with the Gabonese frontman having three-and-a-half years since his unceremonious exit from Arsenal in January. Signed a year contract.
Onana prefers Everton over West Ham move.
West Ham have yet to agree personal terms with Amadou Ona, according to reports.
Earlier today, the Hammers saw a £33.5m bid for the 20-year-old Belgian midfielder accepted by French club Lille.
However, agreeing a deal is likely to prove difficult for David Moyes and Co., with Fabrizio Romano suggesting Onana would prefer a move to Premier League rivals Everton.
Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of Melenkovic
Tottenham are said to be leading the race for Nikola Milenkovic.
Italian outlet Tuttosport suggest Spurs have stepped up their pursuit of the versatile Serbian centre-back, who plays his club football in Serie A with Fiorentina.
Indeed, Tottenham are believed to be in talks with the 24-year-old’s agent as they look to bolster their defense following the arrivals of David Spence and Clement Lenglet so far this summer. are doing
Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster have been others to come through a busy window at N17 to date.
Brighton reject Chelsea’s deal for Cucurella.
Has everyone talked too soon?
Brighton have just released the following brief statement denying any deal for Mark Cuccorella.
Segals said on social media: “Contrary to false reports by multiple media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Mark Cucorella.”
Chelsea have included a £50m buy-back clause in Coalville’s sale.
Chelsea defender Levi Colwell is on the verge of joining Brighton. Nizaar Kinsella reports.
The fee for Colwill is thought to be around £50m with a buy-back clause set at around £25m, the final details of which are still being worked out. Chelsea were reluctant to allow him to leave permanently so negotiated the clause.
Brighton are now set to beat Crystal Palace, Southampton and Leicester in the race for the 19-year-old academy graduate, who spent last season on loan at Huddersfield in the Championship.
Chelsea terminate Cucurella contract
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Chelsea have completed the £52.5m signing of Mark Cuccorella from Brighton, pending a medical.
The Blues have agreed a fixed fee with no add-ons and a contract for the left-back and Spain international until 2028.
This comes after Manchester City walked away from protracted talks over Cucurella after turning down their £40m offer to work on other potential targets.
Thomas Tuchel has long been an admirer of the wing-back, having been a scout and Chelsea interest since before the German was appointed as manager.
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The deal is ripe! Pitino joined Blackpool on loan.
Blackpool have now announced the signing of Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Pitino.
The highly-rated Hale graduate will spend the 2022/23 season on loan at Bloomfield Road, having impressed Mikel Arteta during pre-season.
Pitino made two senior appearances for Arsenal in cup competitions last term, scoring on his first team debut against Sunderland.
They will now test themselves in the senior football week off in the Championship, where Blackpool got off to a winning start against Reading on the opening weekend.
“It’s a great opportunity for me, and I think I’m ready to take it. It’s the next step in my career and I’m excited to move forward,” Pitino said.
“I spoke to Danny Ballard and Dujan Stirling before I came to the club and they were full of praise and said it’s a fantastic place where everyone is welcome.
“He also mentioned the fans, the Tangerine Army, who are always on their feet at home and away games. I’m just buzzing to play in front of them and show them what I’m about.”
Chelsea agree £52.5m Cucurella deal
Chelsea have now agreed a deal with Brighton for Mark Cucorella.
The news comes courtesy of Fabrizio Romano, who says the Seagulls have accepted a £52.5m bid for the versatile Spanish full-back.
Cucurella will sign a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge, having already agreed personal terms earlier this week. He is scheduled to undergo a medical in London on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Levi Colwell’s permanent switch from Chelsea to Brighton is still being negotiated in a separate deal.
Tottenham bid £20.9m for Destiny Udogie
A little more information has emerged on Tottenham’s move for Destiny Udogie.
According to Sky Italia, Spurs have made a bid of around €25m (£20.9m) with Udinese, including bonuses.
Antonio Conte is said to see Udogie as a talent for the future and, as we mentioned, is willing to let him stay in Serie A on loan for the season.
After impressing on loan from Hellas Verona, the 19-year-old joined Udinese on a permanent transfer last summer.
The deal is ripe! Schmeichel left Leicester after 11 years.
The end of an era at Leicester, which has now confirmed the departure of goalkeeping stalwart and club captain Kasper Schmeichel.
The experienced Denmark international has joined French club Nice on a three-year deal believed to be worth £1m.
Schmeichel spent a total of 11 years at Leicester after joining from Leeds in 2011, making almost 500 appearances in all competitions and lifting four trophies – including the Premier League title in 2015/16 and the 2020/21 FA Cup.
A true Fox legend!