Transfer News: Man Utd struggle with Arsenal for Caicedo Atletico plot deal, while Chelsea go after Aubameyang
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With just over two weeks of the summer transfer window remaining, Premier League sides are set to increase their business to bring in new signings as they look to boost their squads
There are just over two weeks remaining before the summer transfer window slams shut and many Premier League fans are still desperate for their club to bring in new signings.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are expected to be the most active English sides as all three look to boost their squads. The Gunners are pursuing deals for a winger and a midfielder, which has seen them become embroiled in a battle with United for Moises Caicedo.
United are also hoping to sign Adrien Rabiot after their disastrous defeat at Brentford, though a deal for Frenkie de Jong is now all but dead. Chelsea, meanwhile, are hoping to secure a triple swoop for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana and de Jong.
Keep up to date with all of that and more, as Mirror Football brings you Monday’s transfer news.
Ronaldo’s agent ‘working for transfer’
Jorge Mendes is working to find a solution for Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, with the 37-year-old still keen to leave Manchester United this month.
As per Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo’s priority is to leave United before the transfer window slams shut, although United insist he is not for sale.
Man City confirm Gomez signing
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Anderlecht defender Sergio Gomez in a deal worth £11million plus add-ons.
The 21-year-old left-back had signed a four-year deal and will wear the No.21 shirt, previously worn by club legend David Silva.
Spain Under-21 star Gomez will provide competition for Joao Cancelo at left-back, following Okeksandr Zinchenko’s £32million move to Arsenal.
Newcastle ‘step up’ Ramos pursuit
Newcastle United are set to step up their efforts to land Benfica starlet Goncalo Ramos.
The 21-year-old has four goals already for Benfica who have started the season with successive domestic wins and progressed in Champions League qualifying.
The Portuguese club are holding out for £35million for the youngster who made his debut for them in 2020. Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is interested in more firepower to provide competition with Callum Wilson.
West Ham agree Kehler deal
West Ham United are close to completing the signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Thilo Kehrer.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Hammers have agreed personal terms with the defender, who has chosen to join West Ham over La Liga side Sevilla.
Brighton close to Estupinan deal
Brighton are pressing to conclude the signing of Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan after progressive talks with the La Liga club.
According to MirrorFootball, there is optimism he could even arrive in England as soon as this week to undergo a medical after the Seagulls identified the 24-year-old as their ideal replacement for Marc Cucurella.
A deal – worth around £15m – is now close to being finalised between the two clubs with Estupinan now expected to seal his move to the South Coast.
Everton tracking Dieng
Everton boss Frank Lampard is set to study video footage of Marseille forward Bamba Dieng after the Toffees were offered the chance to sign the Senegal international through intermediaries, as per MirrorFootball.
The 22-year-old, who is valued at £15million and wants to stay at Marseille despite being left out of the match-day squad for the opening two games of the Ligue 1 season, is being forced out the door in France by the club’s new ruthless boss Igor Tudor.
Leicester pressing to extend Vardy’s contract
Leicester City are pressing ahead with plans to give Jamie Vardy a new contract despite claims Manchester United are eyeing the striker, MirrorFootball understands.
The title-winning legend is in the final 12 months of his latest deal at the King Power Stadium, which was signed in 2020. The ace has scored an incredible 164 goals in 387 games for the Foxes since joining from Fleetwood in 2012 and is their highest earner after Kasper Schmeichel left.
City boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed talks are underway to keep the striker,35, on a contract extension until 2024 when he will be 37.
Negotiations are proceeding as scheduled despite reported interest from United following their dire start.
Rodgers said last week: “Jamie’s obviously got this season and we would like to extend that.”
Watford targeting Stephens and Hause
Watford are plotting moves for Southampton defender Jack Stephens and Aston Villa’s Kourtney Hause.
According to The Athletic, the Hornets are keen to add another centre-back to their squad and have identified the two Premier League defenders as targets.
Stephens has not played a minute for Southampton so far this season and could be allowed to leave the club, while Hause is currently fourth-choice at Villa.
Vestergaard rejects Fulham move
Jannick Vestergaard has rejected a move to Fulham, after the Cottagers agreed a £10million move for the centre-back, as per The Athletic.
The Denmark international is currently fifth-choice at Leicester City and the Foxes are hoping to offload the former Southampton man, despite signing him a year ago.
Wolves agree Nunes deal
Wolves are close to completing the signing of Matheus Nunes after the midfielder accepted the club’s proposal, as per Fabrizio Romano.
The Sporting Lisbon man is set to undergo a medical ahead of completing a £40m switch plus add-ons.
Chelsea agree terms with Casadei
Chelsea have reportedly agreed personal terms with Cesare Casadei.
The Inter Milan star is free to leave the San Siro, with the Blues now the frontrunners. According to reports in Italy, they have agreed a six-year deal with the Italian and are set to submit an improved bid.
Ten Hag makes ‘direct request’ for Ajax star
Erik ten Hag has reportedly made a ‘direct request’ for Manchester United to sign Ajax star Antony.
According to GOAL Brasil, Ten Hag is desperate to sign the Brazilian winger as he looks to add attacking reinforcements to his squad. The Red Devils saw an opening bid rejected, but United are said to believe they think they can force Ajax to settle for lower than their asking price as the end of the window approaches.
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