Transfer news LIVE! Arsenal eye Gakpo move; Aubameyang to Chelsea FC close; Tottenham in Zaniolo fluff; Casemiro latest

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham remain among the busiest clubs in the summer market even while juggling their Premier League alongside transfer business. At Stamford Bridge, target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks closer than ever on a move to re-join Thomas Tuchel, with the Blues said to have held positive talks with the Barcelona striker. Indeed, the Gabon international could arrive as a stop-gap option before Chelsea attempt to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig.

In north London, meanwhile, Mikel Arteta is eager to add to his current options and holds an interest in PSV striker Cody Gakpo despite Manchester United being linked with the Dutch forward. At Tottenham, Antonio Conte still wants to sign Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo despite the Italian club’s desire to keep him at the Stadio Olimpico and is reportedly ready to pressure Fabio Paratici into bringing him to Spurs. Follow all of the latest news, gossip and rumors below!

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Wesley Fofana update: Chelsea target likely to be left out of Leicester’s squad

Good news, Chelsea fans!

Despite Brendan Rodgers insisting Welsey Fofana is expected to stay at Leicester City this summer, The Athletic claim the defender is hugely unlikely to play against Southampton this weekend.

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Erik ten Hag offers Cristiano Ronaldo transfer update

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future continues to be a sideshow at Manchester United.

The forward has recently hit out at the media but is believed to remain unhappy at the club.

Still, Erik ten Hag has once again insisted Ronaldo remains key to plans.

“I repeat the same – Cristiano is in our plans. That is what I can say”.

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Arsenal rule out Marquinhos loan after impressing Mikel Arteta

Arsenal are not planning to loan out winger Marquinhos before the summer transfer window closes.

The 19-year-old joined the club in the summer from Sao Paulo for £3 million and he was seen as a player for the future.

The Brazilian, however, has impressed since joining and now Mikel Arteta has revealed he won’t be leaving on loan until at least January.

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Arsenal still want to sign Cody Gakpo

Gabriel Jesus looks the main man at Arsenal and is enjoying praise from all angles after a blistering start to life in north London.

Still, Mikel Arteta has previously hinted that he remains keen to strengthen his options, with Arsenal looking to avoid a late-season capitulation.

According to football.london, the Gunners retain an interest in PSV star Cody Gakpo and could yet make a move if Manchester United look to hijack them.

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Tottenham pushing for Nicolo Zaniolo

The rumors linking Nicolo Zaniolo with Tottenham refuse to go away, even this late into the window.

Roma, despite bringing Paulo Dybala to the Italian capital, are now believed to want to keep the 23-year-old.

Still, Antonio Conte is not a man who gives up easily and remains keen to strengthen his squad now the clearout has begun.

According to Gazettta Dello Sport, Conte is putting the pressure on Fabio Paratici to get a deal done.

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Christopher Nkunku: Chelsea plan to sign RB Leipzig star

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might be a luxury option up front, although perhaps only a short-term one for Chelsea.

At 33, the Gabon international was never likely to be the future of Thomas Tuchel’s side, although the hope will be to provide a boost this season.

Indeed, Chelsea are said to be lining up a move for Christophe Nkunku of RB Leipzig as the future of their frontline.

According to CaughtOffside, the Frenchman will be the club’s key target next summer.

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Cesare Casadei: Chelsea confirm £12.6m transfer of Inter Milan midfielder despite late interest from Nice

Chelsea have completed the signing of Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan.

The Blues will pay an initial £12.6 million fee for the midfielder in a deal that could rise by a further £4.2m in add-ons should certain criteria be met.

French side Nice attempted to hijack the move but Chelsea held out and have now confirmed the arrival of one of Italy’s brightest talents on a six-year contract.

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Carlo Ancelotti confirms Casemiro wants to leave Real Madrid amid Manchester United transfer rumours

Carlo Ancelotti admits Casemiro wants to leave Real Madrid as Manchester United continue to track the Brazilian.

After a difficult summer for the club, United look set to sign the midfielder in a desperate attempt to bolster Erik ten Hag’s squad.

Recruitment staff at Old Trafford have been criticized this summer amid their long-running pursuit of Frenkie De Jong, who is now being linked with a move to Chelsea should he leave Barcelona.

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Trevoh Chalobah emerges as Inter Milan target

Inter Milan’s loan interest in Trevoh Chalobah emerged last night after Chelsea secured the signing of young midfielder Cesare Casadei, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

Chalobah is currently happy at Stamford Bridge but that position could change if the potential signing of Leicester’s Wesley Fofana knocks him further down the defensive pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Loanee Romelu Lukaku has personally recommended Chalobah to Inter’s transfer decision-makers and they have since expressed an interest in signing the Blues academy graduate.

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Casemiro set for huge Manchester United contract after Real Madrid transfer

As a five-time Champions League winner, Real Madrid star Casemiro was never likely to arrive at Manchester United cheaply.

The Brazilian looks close to a £60m move from the Spanish capital as Erik ten Hag looks to improve what is becoming a crisis situation so early into his tenure.

According to The Sun, the 30-year-old has agreed a HUGE £350k-per-week deal with United ahead of his transfer.

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