Football transfer news: Arsenal have made Declan Rice their top transfer target this summer and are confident they can beat Chelsea to signing the 24-year-old England midfielder.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl is planning talks with England midfielder Jude Bellingham and his parents about the 19-year-old’s future, and says there have been no offers for him.
Brazil winger Raphina has been linked with Arsenal, but the 26-year-old has no intention of leaving Barcelona in January.
Newcastle United are looking at signing Chelsea’s England midfielders Conor Gallagher, 22, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, as well as 29-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech this month.
RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl says the “signs are very clear” that France forward Christopher Nkunku, 25, will join Chelsea.
Newcastle United have joined Leicester City in the race for Fiorentina and Argentina forward Nico Gonzalez, but the Serie A club will not let the 24-year-old go for less than 40 million pounds.
Everton and Newcastle are holding talks over signing 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie, who has also been linked with Tottenham.
Leeds United have increased their 22.2 million euros bid for 22-year-old Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, who impressed for Morocco at the 2022 World Cup.
Chelsea and Tottenham are no longer chasing Everton’s English forward Anthony Gordon, 21.
Brighton are interested in 24-year-old Argentine forward Valentin Castellanos, who is on loan at Girona from New York City.
France defender William Saliba says he is so happy at Arsenal as talks about a new deal for the 21-year-old continue.