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Today's biggest transfer headlines, featuring Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and more!
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Today’s top stories:
Official, confirmed: 2002 born CB Marco Pellegrino has signed for AC Milan from Platense in a €3m deal.
Ajax think other clubs could be set to join the race for Mohammed Kudus - more info here.
Gaston Avila has just completed medical tests as new Ajax player. There will be an official statement soon to unveil the new €12.5m signing from Royal Antwerp.
Steven Gerrard denies the links for his club Al Ettifaq to sign Mason Greenwood. “Fake news”, Gerrard posted about the rumours on Greenwood joining the Saudi side.
Official, confirmed: Otavio has joined Al Nassr in a €60m package deal from FC Porto, documents signed.
Gabriel Magalhaes is not for sale as reported yesterday - despite links with Saudi side Al Ittihad. Arteta confirms: “Out of the starting XI due to offers? Nothing at all, it was just about games that we were expecting... trust me, Gabriel is gonna play a lot of games.”
Albert Sambi Lokonga looks likely to leave Arsenal before the transfer deadline - more info here.
📰 Arsenal face Chelsea interest in Folarin Balogun but want £50m for the striker (Evening Standard)
💬 Where do you see Lokonga and Balogun playing after the transfer deadline?
The Rodrigo de Paul deal has collapsed. Al Ahli are prepared to focus on their main target in the midfield after €32m negotiation finally broken on Monday night. De Paul is prepared to stay at Atletico Madrid and fight for his club after speaking to Diego Simeone.
Daniel Peretz to FC Bayern, here we go! An agreement is in place. Bayern will pay €5m fee plus add ons — five year deal. The medical will be at the end of the week as Peretz has to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday… then travel to Munich.
Bologna have approached Nottingham Forest for Remo Freuler — talks are taking place on clubs side.
Aaron Ramsey has joined Burnley from Aston Villa — official and confirmed.
Chelsea like Brennan Johnson but he’s not a priority - full details here.
Chelsea remain desperate to sell Romelu Lukaku - more from Ben Jacobs here.
Chelsea will complete Djordje Petrovic deal this week, an agreement in place as revealed yesterday.
Deivid Washington already completed medical tests at Chelsea — it’s about final documents, formal steps then the Brazilian striker will be unveiled as a new Chelsea player. Santos will receive €16m fixed fee plus €4m add-ons.
Carney Chukwuemeka sustained an injury to his left knee — and he already underwent surgery. Chelsea expect Carney to be our for six weeks.
Fenerbahce are closing in on Dominik Livakovic transfer as new goalkeeper — it could be completed in 24 hours with player travelling already on Wednesday. Documents have been exchanged between the clubs.
Could Ryan Gravenberch to Liverpool still be one to watch? More info from Ben Jacobs here.
📰 Liverpool have had a €30m bid turned down for Fluminense midfielder Andre (ESPN)
Ernest Nuamah has completed medical tests as new Olympique Lyon player. He joins for €25m fixed fee plus €5m add-ons - it’s a loan with obligation to buy, on a contract until June 2028. The 2003-born striker will be Lyon’s record signing - here we go.
Manchester City have currently booked first part of the medical tests for Jeremy Doku on Wednesday.
Manchester City board consider the Lucas Paqueta deal off since last week — no changes, they’re already looking at different options.
Bernardo Silva signed a new deal at Manchester City yesterday, as expected following a verbal agreement. He’ll commit his future until 2026.
Manchester City and Las Palmas are signing documents right now to seal the Maximo Perrone loan deal - it will be official soon. No buy option included, it was not even discussed as possibility. City consider Perrone potential big part of future plans.
💬 How would you rate Man City’s transfer window out of 10?
Manchester United are trying to find a solution for Mason Greenwood - latest info here.
Man Utd have also communicated with the agents of Benjamin Pavard following developments with Harry Maguire - full details here.
Dean Henderson’s exit could finally be edging closer - more info here.
Raphael Varane has never been in direct contact with Saudi clubs despite links — and he’s not interested in any move this summer. Manchester United also consider Varane a key player not available on the market.
Altay Bayindir returns to Istanbul after medical check with Manchester United in Athens. Man United staff today also in Athens for Bayindir’s medical tests. Next steps to follow soon.
Napoli and Celta Vigo have been in contact again to discuss the issues surrounding the Gabri Veiga deal. All parties are working to find a final solution as soon as possible — as player didn’t travel for medical yet after changes in conditions of the deal. Conversations still ongoing.
Lewis Hall to Newcastle is official. The deal was completed with Chelsea — the buy clause is mandatory for a permanent move, with a sell-on clause.
Al Ahli never opened talks to sign Marco Verratti despite recent reports - no negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain or Verratti’s camp. The only Saudi club in talks with Marco Verratti has been Al Hilal, with personal terms agreed one month ago.
PSG are not happy with Lyon over the Bradley Barcola deal - more info here.
PSG have approved Noah Lemina’s loan move to Italian second division side Sampdoria; it won't include any buy option clause. The deal is being finalised today between the two clubs.
West Ham have had a bid rejected for Mohammed Kudus, even though it’s MORE than an offer Brighton previously had accepted - full explanation here.
Official, confirmed. Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined West Ham for €20m plus €5m add-ons. New centre back for David Moyes.
Does this mean the end for Harry Maguire and West Ham? More info here.