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Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal confirm Rice plan, new Timber bid; Chelsea get Caicedo boost; Mount to Man United

Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip

24 June 2023

The transfer window is heating up nicely as Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all compete for a number of early summer signings. Arsenal are leading the way at the moment after reportedly confirming their plan for a new Declan Rice bid amid a fierce battle with Manchester City, while they are also plotting an imminent fresh offer for Jurrien Timber at Ajax.

The Gunners are also rumoured to have reached an initial agreement with Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia as Kai Havertz prepares to undergo a medical this weekend. Nicolas Jackson will do likewise at Chelsea, who have held positive talks over the signing of Moises Caicedo from Brighton.

Manchester United have seen a third bid for Mason Mount rejected with Chelsea proposing an intriguing counter-offer, with talks ongoing over Andre Onana. Tottenham are about to sign Guglielmo Vicario and are eyeing defenders Gleison Bremer and Edmond Tapsoba amid a key boost in the race for James Maddison. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip live below!

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Tottenham want Gleison Bremer

Tottenham are pressing ahead with their transfer plans under new boss Ange Postecoglou.

Having secured the services of former Juventus loanee Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent deal, attentions now appear to be turning towards their defensive unit.

Spurs are on the verge of signing Italy goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli, while The Telegraph report that they are also now eyeing a possible move for Brazil centre-back Gleison Bremer at Juventus.

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Chelsea present Man United with Mount counter-offer

Chelsea have presented Manchester United with an intriguing counter-offer over Mason Mount.

United tabled a third offer for the England midfielder yesterday worth around £55m.

It was styled as a final ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ bid, with the Red Devils said to be prepared to walk away from talks if it was not successful.

But Standard Sport understands the offer was rejected, with Chelsea instead proposing a deal worth an initial £58m plus £7m in add-ons.

They also offered to meet in person with United in order to get negotiations over the line. We’ll see what the response is from Old Trafford today...

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Arsenal to table new Jurrien Timber bid

Arsenal’s transfer plans certainly don’t begin and end with just Declan Rice.

The Gunners could splurge £200m on strengthening Mikel Arteta’s squad for another Premier League title push next term, with Ajax defender Jurrien Timber also firmly in their sights.

Arsenal have already seen one bid for the Dutch international rejected, though Fabrizio Romano reports that a second offer is now being prepared.

He says the proposal will be tabled soon, having already got the green light from Timber himself. It seems that Arteta is very keen on the deal personally.

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Chelsea medical today for Nicolas Jackson

Speaking of Chelsea, Nicolas Jackson is due to undergo his medical at the club today.

The Senegal forward is set to move to Stamford Bridge following his promising form in LaLiga, with talks still ongoing yesterday with Villarreal over the exact payment structure of a transfer worth around £30m.

Jackson is believed to have agreed a long-term contract with Chelsea as he follows French striker Christopher Nkunku to west London.

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Chelsea handed Moises Caicedo boost

Chelsea look to have been handed an encouraging boost in the race for Moises Caicedo.

The Ecuador international is incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino’s No1 target to boost his midfield options amid a summer exodus at Stamford Bridge.

Standard Sport understands that Chelsea are making good progress in their attempts to sign Caicedo following positive talks with Brighton.

The 21-year-old wants to join the Blues and is ready to agree personal terms.

Chelsea have already had a £60m bid for Caicedo rebuffed and Brighton may hold out for closer to £100m, through manager Roberto De Zerbi has a gentleman’s agreement with the player that he will be allowed to leave if their valuation is met.

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Arsenal confirm new Declan Rice plan

Arsenal look set to launch their latest move for Declan Rice.

The Gunners have thus far seen two bids for their top summer target rejected by West Ham and now have serious rival interest from Manchester City to contend with.

Arsenal are determined not to lose the race for Rice, who is believed to still be keen on a move to the Emirates.

According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal have now confirmed their plan to West Ham that one final bid will be made soon, while City are still preparing their first offer.

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Chelsea reject latest Mount bid

Chelsea have rejected Manchester United’s third bid for Mason Mount.

That was an offer of £50m plus £5m in add-ons, one that Chelsea have turned down and instead asked for £58m with a further £7m in add-ons.

It’s reported that the Blues have offered to meet with United in an attempt to come to an agreement as quickly as possible.


Busquets joins up with Messi again

Some MLS news, as Inter Miami continue their attempts to get that incredible Barcelona team back together.

Lionel Messi has been secured and he’ll be playing alongside Sergio Busquets, after it was confirmed he has signed on a free transfer.

Anyone have Andres Iniesta’s number?


Chelsea’s Caicedo plans delayed

Chelsea’s latest approach for Moises Caicedo has been pushed back due to the focus on selling players.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims that the Blues initially intended to bid for the Brighton midfielder this week, but had their attention turned to agreeing exits for the likes of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.

It’s believed that Chelsea will soon make their move for Caicedo though, and they remain confident that they are in pole position.

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Nketiah considers Arsenal future

Eddie Nketiah is reportedly concerned about the expected arrival of Kai Havertz at Arsenal.

The Sun reports that the 24-year-old wants regular first-team football and fears that the signing of Havertz, who will have a medical this weekend ahead of completing his £65m move, pushes him further down the pecking order.

Crystal Palace and West Ham have been put forward as possible destinations should Nketiah leave the Gunners this summer.

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