Transfer news LIVE! Kimpembe to Chelsea FC; Koulibaly medical; Arsenal want Spurs to target Guardiol; Ronaldo latest

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are out on pre-season tours but their transfer business shows no sign of slowing down. After announcing Raheem Sterling with a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly almost complete, Chelsea have already entered talks with PSG over a potential move for Presnel Kimpembe.

Arsenal have seen both Raphinha and Lisandro Martinez turned down moves to the Emirates Stadium, but Mikel Arteta has now turned to Mykola Matviyenko and Josko Gvardiol as he looks to improve his defense. Tottenham and Manchester City are both interested in the RB Leipzig.

Spurs have already made five summer signings, but Antonio Conte wants to move. Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence remains keen to join and talks are ongoing, while there is also word of a “luxury” addition to the squad later in the window. Follow all the latest news, rumors and gossip in our dedicated LIVE blog below!

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Saliba will not sign a new Arsenal contract

William Saliba is preparing for his first season in Arsenal’s first team, but has no intention to extend his contract with the club.

According to reports in France, Saliba is keeping his options open with two years to run on his Emirates Stadium deal.

Journalist Mohamed Toubache-Ter claims Marseille have also not ruled out a late move for the defender.

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Spurs not in for Kounde

There have been reports this morning that Tottenham were looking into signing Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.

Sports Standard understands that is not the case, with Spurs not interested in the centre-back.


Gnabry ready to reject Chelsea

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry is ready to reject a move to Chelsea over his loyalty to Arsenal, reports Bild.

The Blues are interested in Gnabry, who is in the final year of his contract at the German giants, with Rafael Leao another attacking target.

But, despite Bayern being willing to sell, Gnabry is not interested in a move to west London.

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Tielemans move prompts Arsenal talk

Youri Tielemans has reportedly put his house up for sale, prompting further speculation that he is leaving Leicester.

The 25-year-old is keen for a new challenge as he enters the final year of his contract with the Foxes, and Arsenal have been heavily linked.

Spurs are also long-time admirers, although it remains to be seen if Tielemans is heading to north London.

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United close in on Martinez

Lisandro Martinez is close to agreeing a move to Manchester United after rejecting Arsenal.

Further talks between United and Ajax have taken place and, according to Fabrizio Romano, progress was made. A fee in the region of €50m is close to being agreed.

Erik ten Hag is close to being reunited with Martinez, with the move potentially completed by the end of the week.

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Chelsea’s Maatsen set for Burnley move

Ian Maatsen is set to join Burnley on a season-long loan.

The Chelsea defender has been a target for Vincent Kompany and he looks set to get his man, with the 20-year-old in line to get a prominent role at the Championship side.

Maatsen is set to have a medical at Burnley tomorrow, ahead of completing the move by the end of the week.


Tottenham wants ‘luxury’ player

Tottenham have already been busy in the summer transfer window as they continue to chase a deal for Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence.

Now, a transfer insider has revealed the club are on the lookout for a “luxury player.”

“I’ve been told to look out for Tottenham signing a luxury player towards the back end of the window,” revealed Dean Jones.

“They’re getting their main business done now, but Tottenham always go into the window in that last 10 days, that last week, because they just love to be involved in that and see if they can get one more that boosts morale, and that’s the sort of thing that might happen this summer as well.”

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Arsenal want Spurs to target Guardiol

Arsenal are ready to launch a bid for Tottenham target Josko Guardiol.

Media Foot reports that Mikel Arteta has put the RB Leipzig centre-back at the top of his list should William Saliba leave this summer.

With Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez turning down a move to the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners are on the hunt for a new defender.

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Chukwuemeka faces uncertain future amid Arsenal rumours

Carney Chukwuemeka has not joined Aston Villa on their pre-season tour as reports continue to link him with a move to Arsenal.

Chukwuemeka has only one year left on his current contract, and 90min claim that the Gunners are one of the clubs interested in signing the 18-year-old midfielder.

Villa boss Steven Gerrard confirmed that the teenager’s contract situation was the reason behind him not taking part in the club’s pre-season preparations.

He said: “Carney is yet to sign a contract offer that has been in place for some time. I’ve decided the best thing would be to continue his training program.”


Koulibaly set for medical today

Kalidou Koulibaly will travel to join Chelsea in pre-season after having a medical today to complete a £33 million move from Napoli.

The 31-year-old will sign a four-year deal before joining his new team-mates in the United States. Koulibaly will earn around £8m a year, with a further £1m available in bonuses.

Koulibaly will be Chelsea’s second signing of the summer after the Blues on Wednesday announced Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling joined the club in a £47.5m deal.

The likely third signing will be to bring in Sterling’s former team-mate Nathan Ake, but the Premier League champions will only sign off on the £45m offer until a replacement has been signed.

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