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Transfer news LIVE! Martínez will accept Arsenal; Raphinha to Chelsea; Lenglet in the doctor of the Spurs; latest gossip

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Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea continue to be great protagonists in the summer transfer market. Arsenal continue to battle Manchester United for Lisandro Martinez and are considering a cut-price deal for Alex Grimaldo lost to Brentford for Aaron Hickey to bolster their left-back options. Gabriel Jesus will also be announced as an Arsenal player at any time.

In west London, Chelsea are eyeing their first mega-deal since taking over the club and a battle is brewing with Barcelona over Raphinha amid the Blues’ push to sign Raheem Sterling, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.

Tottenham are hoping to introduce Clement Lenglet soon as he flies to the capital for his medical today to follow Richarlison out the door as Antonio Conte’s push for a capable Champions League side includes a move for Jesse Lingard. Stay tuned for the latest transfer news and rumours!

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The ‘New Ozil’ on Arsenal’s radar

Arsenal are chasing a player dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’ or, less attractively, the ‘New Ozil’.

Turkish publication Aksam named 17-year-old Arda Guler as a target after he broke into Fenerbahce’s first team last season.

It is stated that talks have started for the player.

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De Jong’s latest

Manchester United fans are hoping Frenkie de Jong will like an Instagram post from the club, it’s a sign he’ll be joining them soon.

A photo of Ruud van Nistelrooy starring for the Red Devils and the Netherlands won a nod from the midfielder.

United are said to have agreed a fee for De Jong worth around £56m, though he reportedly prefers to stay at Barcelona.

Chelsea are also interested in a deal.

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Done deal! Everton sign Tarkowski

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Lingard on Spurs’ radar

Tottenham want to sign Jesse Lingard this summer.

The Mail reports that the midfielder is disappointed by West Ham’s latest contract offer, after he left Manchester United.

Antonio Conte is said to want Lingard as a squad option filling a homegrown slot on his Spurs roster.

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Brentford beat Arsenal to Hickey

A £14m deal has been agreed to sign Aaron Hickey between Brentford and Bologna.

The Scottish left-back was touted as a big target for Arsenal, but Italian outlet Il Resto del Carlino details the Bees moving forward with his interest.

A medical examination is scheduled for next week.

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Barcelona wants a contract with Alonso at a reduced price

Barcelona are hoping to convince Chelsea to sell Marcos Alonso for just £8m.

Talks are scheduled for next week as the Blues, who are open to selling the left-back, consider at what price they are willing to let him go.

Sport details the Blaugrana’s plans to sign Alonso alongside Cesar Azpilicueta, on whom Chelsea have a 12-month contract extension option.

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Richarlison delivers Tottenham’s message

Richarlison sent Tottenham fans his first message since signing on the dotted line of a £60m transfer.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs sealed the Everton forward’s capture to add to their previous summer signings of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma.

After passing his medical in Brazil, Richarlison has yet to travel to the capital to pose in his new jersey or visit the training complex.

Therefore, he sent out a message on social media on Friday night to announce the biggest move of his career.

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Martinez will accept Arsenal in the middle of the fight with Man United

Lisandro Martínez has told Ajax that he wants to move to a Premier League club this summer.

The Mail reports on the defender’s desire to sign for Arsenal or Manchester United, who have bid for his services.

Ajax wants £43m amid £38m offers, with the 24-year-old happy to sign for either club but keen to link up with Erik ten Hag again, having discussed the move with the new Ajax manager. United.

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Barcelona ‘agree fee’ for Raphina

Barcelona have agreed to pay £51m for Raphinha, according to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero.

Leeds are said to be on the verge of accepting the Catalans’ offer after the winger made clear his desire to sign for the Camp Nou club.

Chelsea had offered around £60m for the player with other reports suggesting Barcelona are not that far off in this deal.

Both clubs are said to have agreed personal terms as the LaLiga giants seek the cash to pay Raphinha’s fee.

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Barcelona authorized Clement Lenglet not to appear on Monday at the start of pre-season training.

Mundo Deportivo joins the reports that the player will fly to London shortly to complete his medical examination, although he has not yet been seen at any airport…

Tottenham will pay £4m for Lenglet on loan with an as yet unspecified purchase option inserted into the deal.

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