Man Utd get green light, Chelsea agree two deals, Anthony Gordon to Liverpool (2024)

The summer transfer window has now been open for two weeks but there has been very little action among the Premier League's top clubs. However, with the European window set to commence on Monday and Euro 2024 entering its final stages, recruitment is likely to accelerate in the coming days.

Chelsea have, characteristically, been among Europe's busiest clubs in the transfer window so far, wasting no time overseeing incomings and outgoings.

The Blues completed two deals on Friday to help them stay in line with Financial Fair Play and the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are working tirelessly behind the scenes to supply Erik ten Hag with new recruits ahead of INEOS' first full season at the helm.

And one of the Red Devils' priority targets is claimed to be open to an Old Trafford switch, potentially paving the way to a straightforward deal.

Express Sport provides all the latest transfer news from elsewhere as the window enters its third week.

Charlie Malam

DONE DEAL: Hutchinson to Chelsea

Omari Hutchinson to Ipswich Town is a done deal.

A great signing for the Premier League new boys - the 20-year-old forward produced 11 goals and six assists last season on loan from Chelsea.

He joins permanently for an initial £20million rising to £22.5m.

We are delighted to announce the signing of Omari Hutchinson on a permanent deal for a Club record fee.

\u2014 IPSWICH TOWN (@IpswichTown) June 30, 2024

Charlie Malam

Wilf Zaha set for Premier League return

Wilfried Zaha could return to the Premier League imminently.

Galatasaray are said to be ready to part ways with the ex-Crystal Palace winger.

Palacee, West Ham Wolves, are said to be interested in bringing Zaha back to England per the Mirror.

Gala are apparently willing to let Zaha leave for a 'nominal fee' due to his wages.

A return to the English top flight would need Zaha to take a pay cut.

The Turkish giants could pay off the remainder of his contract so he can leave on a free transfer.

Charlie Malam

Chelsea and Leicester close to second deal

Leicester are closing in on deal to sign 19-year-old Chelsea academy midfielder Michael Golding.

The Foxes will pay a fee with no sell-on or buy-back clauses included in the deal, per The Athletic.

It comes after Leicester agreed to sell Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to the Blues for £30million.

The two agreements are said to be separate with Golding one of Chelsea's highest-rated youngsters.

Danny Gallagher

Chelsea agree deal

Now things really are moving.Chelsea have reached an agreement with Leicester City to sign Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, as report the Athletic.

The fee for the 25-year-old is expected to be £30million, in line with other proposals Leicester received.

The midfielder is scheduled to complete a medical today and personal terms are in place on a contract until 2030.

The 25-year-old will arrive having played under new Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca, knowing the Italian's set-up and tactical approach inside and out.

Danny Gallagher


Douglas Luiz has officially left Aston Villa, to sign for Italian giants Juventus.

The Midlands club have in the last hour confirmed the news that the Brazil international has packed his bags and departed.

A huge coup for the Serie A outfit, given Luiz had been heavily linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool in recent years.

Aston Villa can confirm that Douglas Luiz has joined Juventus. \ud83d\udfe3

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Danny Gallagher

Emergency United meeting set

Man Utd's hopes of completing a deal for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte have suffered a blow due to a reported struggle to offload Casemiro. The Brazilian was widely expected to leave Old Trafford this summer, but he holds the power to force a stay by demanding a significant pay-off.

United splashed £70million to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid in 2022, tying him down to a four-year contract that runs until 2026, with the option of a further 12 months.

The five-time Champions League winner helped guide Erik ten Hag to a successful maiden season in charge but displayed a startling decline last term.

United are keen to offload his £290,000-a-week wages from the books and are said to be demanding around £30m to part ways.

Internal discussions at Old Trafford are now taking place to determine how the situation can be best addressed.

Danny Gallagher

Newcastle pulling the strings

Newcastle are now in the depths of one of the more stranger moves of the transfer window.

Talks are being held to sign off a £35m deal to send Elliott Anderson to Nottingham Forest, with goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos heading in the opposite direction to St James' Park.

Both teams desperately need to do some squad shaking and trimming in order to continue to adhere to Financial Fair Play rulings.

Danny Gallagher

Gunners hit £20m obstacle

Arsenal have reportedly hit a sticking point in their pursuit of forward Jonathan David, with their lack of outgoings hindering their ability to bolster their ranks.

Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he hopes to freshen up his squad this summer with new arrivals in all departments, in a similar manner to last summer when Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, Jurien Timber and David Raya arrived.

The Gunners are exploring their options at both ends of the pitch, with several different forwards being monitored, including Joshua Zirkzee, Victor Osimhen and Alexander Isak.

However, the higher powers at the Emirates Stadium appear to have settled on David as their top striker target.

With just 12 months remaining on his contract, David is available for a cut-price fee.


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Danny Gallagher

Huge bid for wonderkid knocked back

Leeds have dismissed a £40m opening gambit from Brentford for starlet Archie Gray, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham have been closely monitoring the youngster, but it appears Gray very nearly ended up in a different part of London.

Gray is reported to have travelled down for a medical, but negotations hit a snag as both teams were unable to get the finer details over the line.

Danny Gallagher

Casemiro to Arsenal

It would be quite something indeed, if Casemiro ultimately does leave Manchester United but remains in the Premier League.

The Brazilian has been wildly tipped to remain, and secure a shock switch to Arsenal, by none other than a Gunners club legend.

Gilberto Silva, speaking this week, feels Casemiro has plenty left in the tank and is more than capable of continuing at Premier League level.

“Casemiro could be a good fit for Arsenal, let’s wait and see what happens. It would be very interesting if Thomas Partey left the club. If that spot becomes available then it would be interesting to see Casemiro there," Gilberto said.

"He would bring a very strong and stable option to their midfield. For me, Casemiro is still a good player. I don’t know whether he’s going to stay or not in the club, but he’s a player I would love to have on my team."

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Casemiro to Arsenal would be the shock transfer of the summer (Image: GETTY)

Danny Gallagher

Liverpool eye Georgia star

The Reds are reportedly fixing their eyes on one of Georgia's top performers... and surprisingly it is not Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

The Merseysiders are keeping tabs on goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili following his stand-out showings, according to Marca.

Liverpool are likely to be in the market for a stopper, given that No.2 Caoimhin Kelleher is likely to secure a big transfer away from Anfield this summer, following a host of interest.

Archie Griggs

Chelsea discuss Alexander Isak swap deal

Chelsea have discussed the possibility of including Nicolas Jackson in a potential swap deal for Alexander Isak, according to The Guardian.

It is said that Chelsea have already contacted Newcastle to express their interest in securing Isak's signature.

They have spoken about including Jackson in part exchange but such a deal is thought to be unlikely because he is still thought of as a 'key player'.

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Chelsea are reportedly keen on bringing Alexander Isak to Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Archie Griggs

Chelsea still in talks over Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Chelsea are still negotiating with Leicester City over a move for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The two clubs are yet to agree a transfer fee and Chelsea are said to be pushing for 'at least one player' to be included in the deal.

Dewsbury-Hall has already given the green light, with the Foxes midfielder keen on moving to Stamford Bridge.

Archie Griggs

Wolves agree £25m deal for La Liga ace

Wolves have agreed a deal with Celta Vigo to sign Norwegian striker Jorgen Strand Larsen, according to AS.

The move is set to be completed next week, with Larsen set to make the switch to Molineux for around £25m.

He scored 13 goals and registered three assists in La Liga last season, with Gary O'Neil said to be convinced that he can replicate that form in the Premier League.

Archie Griggs

Matthijs de Ligt keen on joining Man Utd

Matthijs de Ligt is eager to join Manchester United this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

It is said De Ligt has not been put off by United's failure to qualify for next season's Champions League.

United are thought to have already made contact with the Dutchman's representatives with a view to securing his signature.

Bayern Munich are reportedly open to doing business with United for the right price, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be agreed.

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Matthijs de Ligt is thought to be keen on joining the Red Devils (Image: GETTY)

Archie Griggs

Brentford win race for Archie Gray

Brentford are set to sign Leeds United youngster Archie Gray in a deal worth around £35m, according to The Athletic.

The Bees have reportedly fought off competition from a host of top clubs in the Premier League as well as in Spain and Germany.

Gray is said to have agreed personal terms and will undergo a medical at Brentford in due course.

The likes of Tottenham and Liverpool were previously linked with Gray, who was one of the standout players in the Championship last season.

Archie Griggs

Arsenal set for £4.5m transfer windfall

Arsenal will receive around £4.5m from Omari Hutchinson's impending move to Ipswich Town from Chelsea.

That's according to Fabrizio Romano, who is reporting that Arsenal inserted a sell-on clause into the deal which saw Hutchinson join the Blues in 2022.

The Gunners are due to receive up to 20 per cent of the £22.5m fee Ipswich have agreed to pay Chelsea.

The deal is said to be worth around £20m up front plus another £2.5m in add-ons.

Archie Griggs

West Ham chase move for Euros breakout star

West Ham United have approached Metz over a potential move for Georges Mikautadze, according to The Guardian.

Mikautadze has been one of the breakout stars of Euro 2024 and is currently the top scorer with three goals for Georgia.

It is said the Hammers have reached out to Metz to express their interest in a move, but an agreement is yet to be reached.

They are also said to be interested in Lille striker Jonathan David and Lyon defender Jake O'Brien.

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Georges Mikautadze is said to have emerged as a target for West Ham (Image: GETTY)

Alex Turk

Tottenham among Archie Gray suitors

Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs circling Leeds United midfielder Archie Gray this summer.

TalkSPORT report the highly rated 18-year-old has plenty of suitors after a sensational breakout campaign, including from Spain and Germany.

Leeds could be forced to cash in after missing out on Premier League promotion.

Alex Turk

Man City set for £5m transfer windfall

Manchester City will be due around £5m once Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz completes his £42m summer transfer to Juventus.

City signed Luiz for £10m in 2017 before selling him to Villa in a £15m deal two years later.

Five years on, they are set to pocket another £5m from his next move after including a 20 per cent sell-on clause in his contract.

Alex Turk

Newcastle exploring Anthony Elanga deal

Newcastle United are reportedly in talks with Nottingham Forest over a potential swap deal involving Anthony Elanga and Elliot Anderson.

The Magpies were interested in Elanga before he left Manchester United for Forest in a £15m deal last summer.

And the Swede has impressed at the City Ground, scoring five goals in 39 appearances.

Alex Turk

Liverpool in Anthony Gordon talks

Liverpool were in talks with Newcastle United for Anthony Gordon earlier this summer, according to reports.

The Mail claim that discussions were so advanced that a potential medical in Leipzig was explored.

However, Newcastle's demand for Jarell Quansah as part of the deal cooled Liverpool's interest.

It's said that talks could resume this weekend.

Alex Turk

Chelsea sign Omari Kellyman

Chelsea have announced the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Omari Kellyman in a £19m deal.

The 18-year-old has signed a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge, with the option of a further year.

Chelsea negotiated a deal for Kellyman during talks that saw Ian Maatsen leave for Villa Park for £37.5m.

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Chelsea have signed Omari Kellyman. (Image: GETTY)

Alex Turk

Raphael Varane lands in Como

Raphael Varane has landed in Como for discussions over a potential summer switch to the Serie A club.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the former Manchester United defender will hold face-to-face talks with the Como board and Cesc Fabregas.

Varane is available as a free agent and could be set to play in Italian football for the first time in his illustrious career.

Alex Turk

Liverpool make Anthony Gordon approach

Liverpool have approached Newcastle United about a potential summer deal for Anthony Gordon, according to reports.

HITC claim that Liverpool are very keen on the former Everton winger, who they believe has enough quality now and significant potential for the future.

Arne Slot wants to bolster his attack, and the 23-year-old has been identified as a target.

Alex Turk

Chelsea confirm two deals

On Friday, Chelsea confirmed that Ian Maatsen and Hakim Ziyech had both left the club on permanent transfers.

Maatsen has joined Aston Villa in a £37.5m deal, while Ziyech's loan at Galatasaray has been made permanent.

The Blues are balancing the books, having already lined up multiple deals early in the window.

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Chelsea have sold Ian Maatsen. (Image: GETTY)

Alex Turk

Manuel Ugarte keen on Man Utd

PSG midfielder Manuel Ugarte is open to sealing a switch to Manchester United ahead of his expected summer departure.

The 23-year-old has emerged as a top target for United just one year after his £51m move to Paris from Sporting Lisbon.

Fabrizio Romano reports that he is set to leave the Parc des Princes and would be keen on a United move, even without Champions League football on offer.

But it's claimed that the Red Devils aren't his only suitors, which could spark a bidding war.

Alex Turk


Good morning and welcome to another day of transfer coverage brought to you by Express Sport.

Things are hotting up across the Premier League as clubs complete deals before the July 1 PSR cut-off point.

And with the European transfer window opening imminently, it's only set to get busier.

Grab yourself a brew and join us throughout your Saturday for all the latest updates!

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