Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC get Skriniar boost; Arsenal want more signings; Tottenham medical; latest gossip

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to push for major new signings as the transfer window heats up with the new Premier League season now just one week away. Chelsea are said to have agreed personal terms with Wesley Fofana as they desperately seek defensive reinforcements after missing out on Jules Kounde to Barcelona, ​​although Leicester still do not want to sell the highly-rated French centre-back.

Arsenal could have a new plan for Fofana’s Foxes team-mate Youri Tielemans that involves a potential part-exchange deal involving wantedaway goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who has been in talks with Fulham. The Gunners continue to be linked with Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is also a strong target for Manchester United.

Tottenham are believed to be stepping up their pursuit of Nicolo Zaniolo, with tomorrow night’s final pre-season friendly against Roma in Israel offering the perfect opportunity for Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici to potentially strike a deal for the Italy international. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip with Standard Sport’s live blog below!

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Mary rejects Fener

Arsenal defender Pablo Mari has refused to move to Fenerbache, according to Luca Bendoni.

The centre-back was linked with a loan and permanent exit from the club this summer, with the Turkish side showing the most interest, but would rather have other options.


Arsenal in Bowen enquiry

Arsenal have this summer contacted West Ham about signing Jarrod Bowen, according to CBS Sports.

Reporter Ben Jacobs told GiveMeSport: “With Bowen, West Ham’s stance remains that they really don’t want to sell, so there’s a lot of clubs circling over Bowen, but the challenge, much like Declan Rice, is persuading West Ham to sell during this window and West Ham remain pretty intent not to let him go.

“So, there’s lots of excitement about Bowen moving potentially to a club like Arsenal, but it’s all hypothetical at the moment, because West Ham don’t want to sell. But Arsenal have definitely made an inquiry around Bowen to see what the situation is, but that’s what they’ve been told.”

One to watch.

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Arsenal want more signings

Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal remain in the market for further signings.

“We are still hoping to do something else if the market allows,” he told reporters earlier today. “You have seen some movement in the last few days as well.

“We want to get the perfect balance and the plan we wanted from the beginning. Whether we accomplish that or not is another story.”

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Chelsea get Skriniar boost

PSG are ready to walk away from a deal to sign Chelsea target Milan Skriniar.

L’Equipe journalist Loic Tanzi reports that the centre-back remains out of reach financially for the club and other targets will be approached if Inter does not lower their demands.

Chelsea are interested in Skriniar, but PSG were considered the most likely contenders to sign him.

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Rodon to seal Rennes deal

Tottenham defender Joe Rodon is in France to complete his loan move to Rennes.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the Ligue 1 side will have an option to sign him for €20 million.

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Newcastle want Barnes AND Maddison

Newcastle are interested in both James Maddison and Harvey Barnes of Leicester, according to the Mail.

It remains unclear if Newcastle could launch bids for both, or if it would be a matter of one or the other, but both will command hefty fees.


Done deal! Marseille sign Tavares

A done deal at Arsenal, who have allowed Nuno Tavares to exit on loan.

The Portuguese full-back will follow the likes of William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi by spending a season at Marseille.

However, Fabrizio Romano reports that there is no option for a permanent transfer included in the deal, so Tavares is expected back at Arsenal next summer.


Man City battle Arsenal for Paqueta

Manchester City look to have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the crowded battle for Lucas Paqueta.

The highly-rated Lyon playmaker is believed to appear firmly on the transfer radars of both north London clubs, as well as Newcastle.

However, French publication L’Equipe reports that City are now plotting a £68m swoop for the Brazilian international, with suggestions they could sell Bernardo Silva to Barcelona in order to end the deal.

The club has since denied that they are willing to part company with Silva, however.

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Newcastle join Tottenham in Maddison chase

Plenty of speculation this morning regarding James Maddison’s future.

Tottenham have been frequently linked with the attacking midfielder, whom the Daily Mail claims is set to be offered a bumper new contract by Leicester in the autumn.

However, The Telegraph claims that Newcastle have now set their sights on Maddison, submitting a bid worth £40m on Friday that was rejected.

The Magpies are now believed to be pondering an improved offer, with Maddison apparently keen on a switch to St James’ Park.

What a summer so far for Leicester, who have yet to make a single signing as they try to repel interest in a number of key stars including Maddison, Wesley Fofana and Youri Tielemans.

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Ferguson handed new Man United role

Sir Alex Ferguson is set for an emotional return to Manchester United, according to the latest reports.

The Daily Mail says that the legendary former manager is part of a new, experienced think-tank at Old Trafford set up by chief executive Richard Arnold.

Such a group is also said to include revered ex-United captain Bryan Robson plus former CEO David Gill and current football director at the club, John Murtough.

Ferguson and Gill both stood down from their roles in 2013, although they have since remained involved as non-executive directors.

Sir Alex Ferguson leaves the church after the funeral service (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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