Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all lining up big-money deals as the transfer window steps up another gear with a return to pre-season now only days away. Things will likely ramp up with the new campaign in sight once again.
All three London clubs are battling for the signing of Leeds United star Raphinha, with Todd Boehly now personally overseeing a deal to potentially bring the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge alongside Raheem Sterling. Man City teammate Gabriel Jesus, meanwhile, is another to have been linked with all three, although Arsenal’s talks with the striker are said to be progressing.
Tottenham have so far been one of the busiest clubs in the window, bringing three players to Antonio Conte’s revolution and reports claim the manager wants a new forward signed before the end of next week with Steven Bergwijn heading to Ajax and Harry Winks in talks with Everton.
Spurs focus on Richarlison and Raphinha
Tottenham have ended their interest in Gabriel Jesus, leaving Arsenal to wrap up a deal for their key attacking transfer target, writes Giuseppe Muro.
Spurs are keen to bolster their forward line this summer and have firmed up their interest in Raphinha and Richarlison over a move for Jesus.
Antonio Conte wants to strengthen his already brilliant front three of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski and Tottenham had considered a move for Jesus.
But Spurs have turned their attentions to Jesus’s Brazil team-mates Richarlison and Raphinha.
Done deal! Nkunku signs new contract
As we reported earlier, Christopher Nkunku has extended his RB Leipzig contract.
He is now tied down until 2026. He said: “I’m happy to continue wearing the RB Leipzig shirt. After the great success in the DFB Cup, it was clear: my path doesn’t end here – we want more!
“I was really impressed by how the club took care of me. So a big thank you to all those responsible for the trust. RB Leipzig has made a name for itself internationally in recent years and has repeatedly confirmed that we can play for titles. In the future we want to build on this and go one step further.”
Christopher #Nkunku bleibt! 🔴⚪#RBLeipzig und der Bundesliga-Spieler der Saison 2021/22 einigten sich, den bis 2024 datierten Vertrag vorzeitig um zwei Jahre bis 2026 zu verlängern 🤝— RB Leipzig (@RBLeipzig) June 23, 2022
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