Transfer news LIVE – Thursday, August 6
Kai Havertz to Chelsea expectation
Chelsea expect to sign Kai Havertz after Bayer Leverkusen’s Europa League campaign is finished, reports say.
Marina Granovskaia is working hard behind the scenes to sign the Germany international this transfer window. But she’s currently hoping to strike a deal for 20 per cent cheaper than what the Bundesliga giants want.
Chelsea’s interest in Havertz has been well-documented, with Frank Lampard determined to add the Leverkusen star to his star-studded attack.
Granovskaia has been working hard on a deal behind the scenes, working on ways to haggle with the German side.
Bleacher Report say Chelsea are hoping to sign Havertz for 20 per cent less than the £90.4 million Leverkusen are currently demanding.
Yet it’s claimed there’s an expectancy that Havertz will sign once the German side’s Europa League campaign draws to a close.
Transfer news LIVE: Kai Havertz continues to be linked with Chelsea
Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan done deal
Alexis Sanchez has completed a free transfer to Inter Milan from Manchester United, both clubs have confirmed.
The Chile international has signed a contract until the summer of 2023 with the Serie A side.
Sanchez struggled to make any impression at United after he joined from Arsenal.
The forward has been on loan at Inter this season and the deal has made all parties happy.
Transfer news LIVE: Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan
Ryan Fraser transfer latest
Arsenal and Tottenham have ended their interest in winger Ryan Fraser, despite the Scotsman walking away from Bournemouth with hopes of a move to north London.
According to The Sun, West Ham and Crystal Palace are now interested in signing the 26-year-old.
Fraser walked out of Bournemouth earlier this summer after his contract ended.
The winger was linked with a move to either Arsenal or Spurs, and had hoped to earn a contract worth £100,000-per-week.
He didn’t play past March as he opted against extending his deal to the end of the season.
While he waited for contract offers to come in, Bournemouth were relegated to the Championship, and now it appears the move might have backfired for Fraser.
Transfer news LIVE: Ryan Fraser has been linked with a number of Premier League sides
Man Utd backed to sign Sancho
Former Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie reckons Jadon Sancho wants to leave Borussia Dortmund and complete a move to Old Trafford to become a “world superstar”.
“He is a fantastic player and still very young,” Gillespie told Sky Sports.
“He has done fantastically well at Dortmund and obviously wants to come to the Premier League.
“No disrespect to Dortmund they are a massive club as well, but they are not Manchester United.
“Joining a club like Man Utd can help Sancho go on to become a world superstar.
“With what he has been able to do at both Dortmund and England, fingers crossed it is a transfer that might go through.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign Jadon Sancho
Everton eye Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma
Everton are interested in signing Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma as an alternative to Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, according to transfer expert Ian McGarry.
Brazilian Gabriel has caught the eye of the Toffees but is also reportedly a target of both Manchester United and Arsenal.
United and Arsenal can offer European football to the 22-year-old next season which may give them an advantage over Everton.
McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast: “One of the interesting twists in this tale could be Kurt Zouma, a player who has been, I think it is fair to say, unconvincing over the course of the last Premier League season for Chelsea but who is interesting Everton and of course former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
“He would be someone who might be an alternative to Gabriel, who we spoke about in terms of Manchester United.
“If Gabriel of course prefers to move to Old Trafford rather than Goodison Park then Zouma may well be a reasonable replacement in the pecking order at Everton.”
Transfer news LIVE: Everton are interested in Kurt Zouma
Jadon Sancho to Man Utd ‘imminent’
Manchester United’s move for Jadon Sancho is now ‘imminent’, according to reports in Germany.
Bild claim the Red Devils are close to reaching an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the England winger.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the 20-year-old his top target this summer as he looks to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.
Personal terms have already been agreed with Sancho.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are closing in on Jadon Sancho
Three pushing Kai Havertz to Chelsea
Chelsea reportedly have Antonio Rudiger, Timo Werner and Michael Ballack trying to talk Kai Havertz into moving to Stamford Bridge.
The Bayer Leverkusen star is Frank Lampard’s No 1 transfer target. But the Blues are hoping to land the playmaker for less than his huge £90million asking price.
Bleacher Report say Chelsea are hoping to sign Havertz for less than the player’s £90m price tag, with the Bundesliga giants hold firm.
And it’s claimed that Werner, Rudiger and club legend Ballack have all been trying to convince the playmaker into making the move to west London.
Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal
Philippe Coutinho is a player in limbo. Barcelona don’t want him back, Bayern Munich won’t be signing him permanently and most clubs in Europe are keen to stay clear.
Arsenal aren’t among them, however, and can offer him something exciting: a starring role in Mikel Arteta’s Gunners revolution.
Arteta justified Arsenal’s faith in him by steering the Gunners to FA Cup glory at the weekend, with his side beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final.
And they can offer Coutinho a starring role in their setup under the Spaniard as he looks to bring the glory days back to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal don’t have a player like him at present.
Transfer news LIVE: Jamal Lewis is wanted by Liverpool this summer
Liverpool close in on Jamal Lewis
Liverpool are in a strong position to sign Norwich defender Jamal Lewis, because the defender is desperate to join the Premier League champions.
That’s according to a report in The Athletic, which claims the defender has accepted that he won’t be first-choice under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool are expected to make Lewis one of their top targets this summer.
Klopp is keen to sign a new left-back in the window, and has identified the 22-year-old as the ideal man to come in.
Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards has determined that the defender will be worth £10million, and has a plan to convince the Canaries to do a deal.
However, they only plan on paying £8m up front, with an additional £2m to be paid on performance-related add-ons.