Arsenal finally signed Declan Rice and West Ham confirmed the captain had left the club without mentioning the Gunners in a statement. The £105m deal broke the UK transfer record and came a day after Arsenal confirmed the signing of Julian Timber from Ajax in a costly few hours for the club.
At Chelsea, renewed fears have surfaced that Liverpool will swoop in and thwart the signing of Moises Caicedo. Negotiations continue over a £100 million deal with Brighton, but Dusan Vlahovic and Rayan Cerki are important targets for Mauricio Pochettino, who has Romelu Lukaku. He will be fined around £34m for leaving Inter Milan or Juventus.
Manchester United have agreed a £43m deal to sign Andre Onana, but Tottenham appear to be holding back their interest in Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane. They are keen to sign a new defender, with interest in Mickey van de Ven, Edmund Tapsova and Levi Colwill. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors below.
Hugo Lloris to leave Spurs
Tottenham have made it clear that captain Hugo Lloris will leave the club this summer.
The goalkeeper has been ruled out of the pre-season tour and the club said it would “explore future transfer opportunities”.
Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Pierre-Emile Houbjal are all on the plane despite possible transfers.
Loris has previously admitted that he would like to leave after being at the club for more than a decade.
Manchester United sign Andre Onana today
Manchester United have made progress in talks to sign Andre Onana.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, a deal has been signed for the goalkeeper and Inter Milan will initially pay £43m plus an additional signing fee.
An announcement could be made as early as today.
Chelsea head to Caicedo clash
Liverpool could rival Chelsea for Moises Caicedo.
Negotiations between the Blues and Brighton have yet to reach an agreement on the player’s transfer fee, with the Seagulls demanding £100 million.
TalkSPORT reports that Liverpool are preparing to overwhelm Chelsea with their own bid, but despite reports of progress Chelsea could still miss out.
The Reds could pounce on Caicedo once Fabinho and Jordan Henderson complete their moves to Saudi Arabia.
Chelsea considering signing Blachowicz
Juventus have made an offer for Romelu Lukaku on the condition that Dušan Vlahovic, one of many forwards Chelsea are interested in, is sold by 4 August.
Standard Sport understands Chelsea have yet to decide whether to sign another striker and hope to sell Lukaku before he returns to pre-season training two days later on Monday.
However, The Mail reports that the Blues are on the verge of signing Vlahovic and that a swap deal with Juve could be finalized, albeit at a higher price than Lukaku for the 23-year-old.
Unable to contact Lukaku, Intel anxiety rises
Inter Milan are considering pulling out of talks to sign Romelu Lukaku after losing contact with the Chelsea striker on Friday night.
The Italian giants were prepared to pay £30m plus a further £4m, but the Belgian international and his agent, Sebastien Ledure, could not be reached by phone.
Inter are poised to match Juventus’ bid on Wednesday, with an offer very close to Chelsea’s £40million offer.
Sources now fear that Lukaku only wants a move to San Siro, but is now pushing for a move to Juventus.
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rice pen open letter
In his first words since leaving West Ham, Declan Rice said his move to Arsenal was “just for my ambition to play at the highest level”.
Rice sent an open letter to Hamers fans after the club confirmed the captain’s departure, but there was no mention of ‘Arsenal’ in any of the statements.
The Gunners broke the UK transfer record by agreeing a £105m deal to sign Rice.
“The last few days and weeks have been a real vortex of emotions,” Rice wrote.
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David Sullivan talks about leaving Rice
“While we are sad to see Declan leave us, West Ham United recognizes the role we played in his journey from Chadwell Heath’s football academy to becoming one of the most valuable young players in English football. I think everyone should be very proud.”
“I would like to make it very clear to our supporters that we did not want to sell Declan. However, when Declan made it clear that he wanted to move on and take on new challenges, the club acted in West Ham United’s best interest and got in his way. felt not right.
“He went down in history as the only West Ham United captain to ever win a major trophy alongside the greats Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds, so a huge thank you and respect to all here. , I leave with love.More than that, he has given his all for the football club throughout his time with us.
“Declan will forever hold a special place in the hearts of Hammers fans and everyone here at the club. It will be an inspiration and a role model for
West Ham confirm sale of Declan Rice
And here is the official confirmation of that!
West Ham didn’t mention ‘Arsenal’ at all in their statement, but it appears they stole their excitement by announcing the deal.
The announcement is unlikely to have been agreed upon by the two clubs as nothing has been posted on the Arsenal website yet.
Still, it’s done and you can read it all here.
Declan Rice Deal Complete!
West Ham have signed a deal to sell Declan Rice to Arsenal.
Breaking news from Sky Sports that the paperwork for the British record transfer has been completed!
Stay tuned for the official announcement tomorrow.
Kylian Mbappe situation complicates Chelsea chase
Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are fishing the same waters for a new striker.
Dusan Vlahovic could be in the spotlight of Paris Saint-Germain if Kylian Mbappe leaves.
Corriere dello Sport also named Viktor Osimhen as PSG’s target in this scenario, and the Napoli star has caught the eye of Chelsea.
Spanish reports say Mbappe and Real Madrid have already agreed a six-year deal when they become free agents next season, meaning Chelsea could gain momentum if PSG have to wait for a replacement. There is