Transfer news LIVE! Martinez WILL accept Arsenal; Raphinha to Chelsea; Lenglet in Spurs medical; latest gossip

Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea continue to be major players in the summer transfer window. Arsenal continue to fight Manchester United for Lisandro Martinez and are eyeing a cut-price deal for Alex Grimaldo having lost out to Brentford for Aaron Hickey to bolster their left-back options. Gabriel Jesus is also set to be announced as an Arsenal player any day now.

Over in west London, Chelsea are eyeing their first mega deal since the club’s takeover and a battle is brewing with Barcelona over Raphinha amid the Blues’ push to sign Raheem Sterling, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.

Tottenham hope to unveil Clement Lenglet soon as he flies into the capital to undergo his medical today to follow Richarlison through the door as Antonio Conte’s push for a Champions League-capable squad includes a move for Jesse Lingard. Stay tuned for all the latest transfer news and rumours!

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Richarlison gets started

Richarlison is wasting no time endearing himself to Tottenham fans.

Take a look at his latest Instagram story.

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‘New Ozil’ on Arsenal’s radar

Arsenal are chasing a player dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’ or, less appealingly, the ‘New Ozil’.

Turkish publication Aksam named 17-year-old Arda Guler as a target after he broke into the Fenerbahce first-team last season.

It is claimed that talks have begun for the player.

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De Jong latest

Manchester United fans hope Frenkie de Jong liking a club Instagram post is a sign he will soon join them.

A photo of Ruud van Nistelrooy starring for the Red Devils and the Netherlands earned a nod from the midfielder.

United are said to have agreed a fee for De Jong worth in the region of £56m although he reportedly prefers staying at Barcelona.

Chelsea are also interested in a deal.

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Done deal! Everton sign Tarkowski

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Lingard on Spurs radar

Tottenham want to sign Jesse Lingard this summer.

The Mail reports on the midfielder feeling underwhelmed by West Ham’s latest contract offer, after he left Manchester United.

Antonio Conte is said to want Lingard as a squad option who fills a homegrown slot in his Spurs roster.

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Brentford beat Arsenal to Hickey

A £14m deal to sign Aaron Hickey has been agreed between Brentford and Bologna.

The Scottish left-back was touted as a big target for Arsenal, but Italian outlet Il Resto del Carlino detailed the Bees moving forward with their interest.

A medical is planned for next week.

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Barcelona want cut-price Alonso deal

Barcelona hope to convince Chelsea to sell Marcos Alonso for just £8m.

Talks are slated for next week as the Blues, who are open to selling the left-back, consider what price they are willing to let him go for.

Sport detail the Blaugrana’s plans to sign Alonso along with Cesar Azpilicueta, who Chelsea hold a 12-month contract extension option over.

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Richarlison delivers Tottenham message

Richarlison has sent Tottenham fans his first message since signing on the dotted line of a £60 million transfer.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs have sealed the striker’s capture from Everton to add to their earlier summer signings of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma.

After undergoing his medical in Brazil, Richarlison is yet to travel to the capital to pose with his new shirt or visit the training complex.

Therefore, he sent a social media message on Friday night to herald the biggest move of his career.

Read the full story.

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Martinez WILL accept Arsenal amid Man United fight

Lisandro Martinez has told Ajax he wants to leave for a Premier League club this summer.

The Mail report on the defender’s desire to sign for either Arsenal or Manchester United, who have both bid for his services.

Ajax want £43m amid bids of £38m, with the 24-year-old happy to sign for either club but interested in linking up again with Erik ten Hag, having reportedly discussed the switch with the new United manager.

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Barcelona ‘agree fee’ for Raphin

Barcelona have agreed to pay £51m for Raphinha, according to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero.

It is claimed that Leeds are on the verge of accepting the Catalans’ offer after the winger made his desire to join the Camp Nou club clear.

Chelsea had offered in the region of £60m for the player with other reports suggesting Barcelona are not quite so far down the line in this deal.

Both clubs are said to have agreed personal terms as the LaLiga giants look to find the cash to afford Raphinha’s fee.

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