Man Utd £34m boost, Arsenal ‘seal deal’, Tottenham confirm signing (2024)

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Man Utd £34m boost, Arsenal ‘seal deal’, Tottenham confirm signing (72)

Express Sport provides the latest transfer news. (Image: GETTY)

Euro 2024 and the Copa America are dominating the attention of football fans after another dramatic day of action. But as the first week of July progresses, summer transfer business is picking up across the Premier League and beyond in the background, with the new season looming larger by the day.

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Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs working to complete their first deals of the window, while Chelsea and Newcastle United are among those already active.

The Red Devils have been handed a significant boost in their pursuit of new competition for Rasmus Hojlund after a club chief confirmed that a striker target was all but certain to depart.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta has reportedly sanctioned his first signing of the summer as he prepares for another Premier League title challenge with Arsenal.

More deals are being completed by the day, and you'll hear all about them here on Express Sport.

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Danny Gallagher

Tottenham exodus

It's all change for Spurs, as Ange Postecoglou goes about shedding a series of names from his first team ranks.

The Australian has now allowed nine players to leave the club after their contracts expired.

Among those who have left are a former England international, Tottenham's record signing, and several young talents who failed to fulfil their potential at the club.


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Manager boost for United

Erik ten Hag is remaining at Old Trafford, but the truth is that nobody really knows for how long.

However, the Red Devils have been handed a welcome boost in their pursuit of Ruud van Nistelrooy with Burnley now reportedly in advanced talks with Scott Parker.

Relegated Burnley were said to have been in discussions with Red Devils-linked Van Nistelrooy following Vincent Kompany’s move to Bayern Munich.

Former United striker Van Nistelrooy is reportedly being targeted for a place in Erik ten Hag’s coaching team. The Dutch football icon could return to Old Trafford after spending a year out of work.

Talk has even emerged suggesting tha Van Nistlerooy would be brought back to United with the ultimate goal of eventually having him become the first team boss.

Danny Gallagher

Sixth signing for Chelsea incoming

It's spend, spend, spend once again at Stamford Bridge.

Enzo Maresca has seemingly been given the go-ahead to make the club’s sixth signing of the summer. Despite the apparent concerns over profit and sustainability regulations, it’s been another frenzied transfer window so far at Stamford Bridge, with owner Todd Boehly backing his new man.

And Maresca is not set to sign another South American star following his move from Leicester this summer.

According to reports, Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino has agreed personal terms ahead of a medical and a £14million move.


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Ugarte's United request may be blocked

Manuel Ugarte may have to settle for a shirt number that is not his favoured No.4 if he opts to join Manchester United.

According to reports, Erik ten Hag's side have been given the green light by the Uruguayan and his club Paris-Saint Germain to sign him this summer.

He would be a welcome boost for the Red Devils, as Casemiro has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, while it's not confirmed yet whether Sofyan Amrabat - who wear's Ugarte's favoured number - will join the club permanently.

Amrabat arrived from Fiorentina for an initial £8.5million loan fee last summer. But there is understood to be a £21.5m option to buy the experienced Moroccan, who had a mixed season at Old Trafford last year.

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Liverpool 'to pay Williams' full release clause'

Nico Williams may be on his way to Anfield this summer, according to multiple emerging reports.

But the deal, should it materlise, could cause huge wider issues at Liverpool due to wages.

The Reds could be set for showdown talks with Mo Salah this summer if they press ahead with a move.

According to reports in Spain, the Premier League club are ready to pay Bilbao the required amount to activate the release clause of their key man.

The Basque side have not publicly released the clause, but it is reportedly in the region of £45million.

However, the Osasuna youth product is also also said to want wages of £300,00-a-week. That would put him just behind Salah in the list of Liverpool’s highest earners, with the Egyptian international on a deal worth nearly £350,000-a-week.

The 32-year-old put pen to paper back in the summer of 2022 following lengthy negotiations. And he could now be on a collision course with the club if Williams arrives at Anfield on the money he desires.

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Nico Williams is reported to be in line for a move to Liverpool this summer (Image: GETTY)

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Possible frustration for the likes of Liverpool and Newcastle, as reports coming out of Italy are now confirming that Kephren Thuram has signed for Juventus in a deal worth £20m.

Further add-ons are said to be included, taking the agreement closer to the £30m mark.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed that the deal sees Thuram sign a contract until June 2029.

Fraser Watson

United hand Heaton new contract

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United.

The club have confirmed that Heaton, 38, will remain at Old Trafford for the 2024/25 campaign.

He's been United's third-choice goalkeeper since returning to his boyhood club in 2021 and made a total of three cup appearances.

Fraser Watson

Derby confirm double signing

Derby County have confirmed two signings in one day as they prepare for life back in the Championship.

The club have sealed a season-long loan for striker Jerry Yates from Swansea City. It follows them confirming the signing of Kayden Jackson from Ipwich on a two-year deal.

Speaking to the club website, Yates said: "I arrived yesterday and had a little tour. There’s a lot going on. It’s probably the best training ground I’ve been to so I’m certainly excited to be working here every day."

Alex Turk

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall confirms Leicester exit

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has confirmed his Leicester City exit by posting a farewell message on social media.

The 25-year-old midfielder is set to complete a £30m transfer to Chelsea imminently.

He wrote: "Hi LCFC Fans.

"Well, what can I say? What a journey it's been. 17 years of my life devoted to this club, and it's been a pleasure. I've loved every minute of my time at this football club and created some memories & friendships I'll never forget.

"When we were relegated in the 22/23 season, I felt personally responsible for my part played in that. I made it my goal to ensure we got back to the Premier League within the first season, as I know how devastating a position that can be for a club if it doesn't happen.

"I'm very proud of what we achieved together last season - creating memories of a lifetime for us all. But bigger than that, hopefully going some way to righting the wrongs of that relegation season.

"The overwhelming amount of messages I've received in the past few days has honestly touched me, and I thank each and every person for taking the time to do so; it means so much to me and my family.

"I want to thank all of the teammates I've played with, the coaches that I've worked with and fans that I've grown with.

"I'm glad I'm leaving the club with them in the Premier League, where they belong, and I wish Leicester City all the best in the upcoming season and further on.

"I'm one of your own, Leicester. But it's time for me to go now… Thanks for the ride. KDH"

Alex Turk

Arsenal showing most Riccardo Calafiori interest

Arsenal are showing the most interest in Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori this summer, according to reports.

Gianluca Di Marzio claims the 22-year-old centre-back has several suitors after an impressive season and Euro 2024 exploits with Italy.

Alex Turk

Liverpool identify Anthony Gordon alternatives

Liverpool remain interested in Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon but face having to pay at least £70m, according to reports.

CaughtOffside claim that the Reds have identified Eberechi Eze, Mohammed Kudus and Nico Williams as other potential options.

Arne Slot is determined to bolster his attack in his first summer as Liverpool boss.

Alex Turk

Man Utd want to keep Marcus Rashford

Manchester United reportedly intend to keep Marcus Rashford at the club this summer amid uncertainty over his future.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Rashford will report for pre-season training on Monday and may hold showdown talks with club figures.

Despite their preference, United haven't yet ruled out the possibility of cashing in the £80m-rated forward, should a suitable offer arrive.

Dwaine Maynard, Rashford's brother, is said to have held talks with an agency to potentially assist with his future.

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Man Utd want to keep Marcus Rashford. (Image: GETTY)

Alex Turk

Tottenham sign Archie Gray

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Leeds United midfielder Archie Gray.

The 18-year-old - Ange Postecoglou's first capture of the summer - has signed a contract until 2030 and will wear the No. 14 shirt in north London.

Reports claim Spurs paid between £30m and £40m for Gray, sending Joe Rodon to Leeds as part of a swap deal.

We are delighted to announce the signing of Archie Gray from Leeds United \ud83d\ude4c

Welcome to Tottenham Hotspur, Archie! \ud83e\udd0d

\u2014 Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 2, 2024

Alex Turk

Erik ten Hag holds Joshua Zirkzee talks

Erik ten Hag has held private talks with Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee as Manchester United weigh up a transfer.

According to Sky Germany, United are ready to trigger Zirkzee's £34m release clause if he green lights a move.

Ten Hag is said to have met the Netherlands international's representatives and had a private chat directly with him.

But Zirkzee is set to wait until after Euro 2024 to decide on his future, with AC Milan also in the running.

Alex Turk

Chelsea readying Nico Williams offer

Chelsea are reportedly preparing to make Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams a contract offer amid his impressive exploits at Euro 2024.

The 21-year-old has mightily impressed as part of Spain's thriving team and has a £49m release clause in his current contract.

According to Sport, Chelsea are willing to offer Williams a salary worth as much as £17m per year to convince him to join the club.

However, Williams is said to favour a move to Barcelona and may ignore the interest from Stamford Bridge while he waits for that opportunity.

Alex Turk

Newcastle sign Odysseas Vlachodimos

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos.

The experienced Greece international, 30, spent just one year at Forest but has now landed at St James' Park to increase the competition in Eddie Howe's goalkeeper department.

He said: "I am very happy to be joining Newcastle United. It's an honour for me to be part of this huge club, with excellent players and a great coach. I can't wait to get started!"

Alex Turk

Arsenal seal first summer transfer

Arsenal are reportedly set to name David Raya as the club's first signing after triggering the buy option in his contract.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have paid £27m to make Raya's loan from Brentford permanent.

The Spaniard is said to be a key part of Mikel Arteta's project at the Emirates Stadium after replacing Aaron Ramsdale as his No. 1.

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Arsenal have signed David Raya. (Image: GETTY)

Alex Turk

Joshua Zirkzee '99 per cent' for move

Bologna director Giovanni Sartori has confirmed that Joshua Zirkzee is all but certain to leave the club this summer.

The 23-year-old striker is reportedly among Manchester United's top targets as Erik ten Hag eyes competition for Rasmus Hojlund.

And United look set to trigger Zirkzee's £34m release clause - which became active on July 1 - once his involvement at Euro 2024 with the Netherlands is complete.

"Joshua Zirkzee has release clause into his contract and I believe he’s 99 per cent gonna leave the club," Sartori said.

Alex Turk


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