Transfer News Live! Chelsea FC make fresh bid for Fofana Weapons boost Tielemans; Near Tottenham Adogee

The new Premier League season kicks off tonight and Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are among the busiest clubs in the summer window. At Stamford Bridge, Mark Cukorella has been signed for £62m and despite Leicester having a £70m bid rejected, Wesley Fofana could soon join them if Thomas Tuchel has his way. . Meanwhile, Marcos Alonso is set to join Barcelona.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that despite spending more than £120m, Leicester’s Uri Tieleman is not done, with the Foxes likely to sign Hawsem Oar on Friday. A fresh increase is expected to follow. Lucas Piqueta has also been linked with the Gunners.

Tottenham have made six signings so far this summer and Udinese left-back Destinee Idogui, who is believed to have been personally recommended by Antonio Conte, could be the seventh in a £21m deal. which should be finalized next week. Conte reportedly wants three more before the end of the window on September 1, with Niccolo Zaniolo, Memphis Depay and Pau Torres all linked. Follow all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumors below!

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Spurs are aiming to sign a new contract.

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

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

Spurs are in the market for a centre-back.


Arsenal promoted Tielemans.

Leicester are eyeing Lyon’s Hossom Oar as a replacement for Arsenal target Uri Tielemans, reports The Sun.

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

Leicester are apparently preparing for his departure by lining up potential replacements.

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Chelsea in fresh Fofana bid

Chelsea have failed in a fresh bid for Wesley Fofana, reports Fabrizio Romano.

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


Tuchel: Chelsea sign ‘new Azpilicueta’ in Cucurella

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

Spanish defender Cucurella became the club’s fifth signing of a busy and often chaotic summer transfer window on Friday, penning a six-year deal after joining from Brighton for a huge fee that could rise to £62.5 million.

Cucurella’s arrival coincides with a new contract for compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta, with Chelsea’s long-serving club captain signing an improved two-year contract on Thursday until 2024, in the process bringing Barcelona has ended his long-running pursuit of his signature.

The two players have many similarities beyond just their nationalities, mainly the versatility and ability to operate in multiple defensive positions that make them valuable options for Tuchel, who has previously signed Andreas Christensen and Antonio on free transfers. Roediger lost the services of both. With another centre-back on the agenda amid talks over the summer and then Leicester’s Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly was signed.

“I’m very excited about what he can bring,” the manager said of the arrival of Cucurella, who will start for Chelsea in their Premier League opener against Frank Lampard’s Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday evening. Can debut from “He’s a fantastic player, a fantastic man.

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Arteta hints at further signings as he reveals Arsenal plans

Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Arsenal intend to add more to their squad in the transfer window.

New signings Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko featured in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on the opening night of the Premier League season, with Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira on the bench through injury.

Arsenal’s focus at the moment appears to be on the move, with Bernd Leno joining Fulham and Lucas Torreira close to a move to Galatasaray.

Links with Youri Tielemans and Lucas Paqueta continue though, with midfield likely to be the focus of the position should the Gunners once again opt for an exit. A move for Tielemans in particular looks a real possibility, with Leicester needing to sell players but reluctant to let go of the likes of James Maddison and Wesley Fofana.

Speaking to Sky Sports after his side’s victory at Selhurst Park, Arteta revealed that there are plans for Arsenal to continue their summer business, but it remains to be seen whether they can be scrapped. .

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Tottenham Hotspur is close to the Udogie deal.

Tottenham are closing in on their seventh signing of a busy summer transfer window.

Spurs opened talks with Udinese earlier this week over a switch for highly-rated young left-back Destiny Udogie.

Now Fabrizio Romano has reported that Tottenham plan to complete the deal next week, with final talks taking place.

Udogie was left out of Udinese’s squad in the Coppa Italia tonight, but will return to the Serie A club on a one-year loan.

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Arsenal gave Tielemans a fresh boost.

Have Arsenal received a new boost in their long-running pursuit of Uri Tielemans?

The Gunners are keen on the Belgian midfielder, who has long been a key target for Mikel Arteta following the signing of Fabio Vieira.

Now Leicester could be in line for a replacement for Tielemans, with Foot Mercato in France suggesting Brendan Rodgers wants to sign former Arsenal target Hossom Ouarr.

The Foxes have yet to make a single signing in this window and sell them before they can be bought.

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The deal is ripe! West Ham sign Cornet.

West Ham have signed Burnley winger Maxwell Cornett in a £17.5m deal.

The Hammers activated the Ivory Coast international’s release clause earlier this week and he has now been unveiled as David Moyes’ fifth signing of the summer, penning a five-year deal.

He was not registered in time when West Ham opened the new season against champions Manchester City on Sunday.

“Joining this big club is a new step for me and I’m really happy to be here, to be part of the club’s project. I’m excited to get started,” Cornet said.

“Everyone knows the level of the Premier League here is very high and I want to play here for that, so I’m very happy to be here for the next stage of my career.

“It will be amazing to play in front of 62,500 fans at the London Stadium. I played here for Burnley last season and I can’t wait to experience it as a West Ham player.

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The deal is ripe! Benteke leaves Crystal Palace for MLS

Crystal Palace have confirmed that Christian Benteke has indeed left Selhurst Park to join DC United in the MLS.

The Belgian striker has scored 37 goals in a total of 177 appearances for Palace over a six-year spell.

They will play across the Atlantic under the leadership of Wayne Rooney.

“Christian has been instrumental in the club’s journey to the Premier League, making an immediate impact after signing and playing a central role in the squad since then,” Palace chairman Steve Parish said.

“He’s someone I’ve developed a great relationship with and he’s shown incredible loyalty in staying with the club when he could have easily taken other options. We’re all looking forward to the next stage of his career. We wish you all the best.”


Chelsea determined to make Fofana their No.1 target.

More now on Chelsea’s hot pursuit of Wesley Fofana.

CBS Sports reports that the latest offer to Leicester is worth more than £70m.

Moreover, it is said that if it is rejected, it will definitely not be the last bid.

Fofana is now reportedly Chelsea’s absolute No.1 target ahead of the September 1 transfer deadline.

Will the Blues get their man?

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