Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea FC wants Saint-Maximin; Arsenal in creative Arthur bid; Tottenham boost Torres

The Premier League season is only 14 days away, but Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will remain active in the transfer window this summer. At Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel is still actively looking for more defenders and could still bolster his attack, with a deal for Jules Kounde currently dominating the headlines. Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin has also emerged as a surprise target.

At Tottenham, Pau Torres’ name has reappeared on the radar. Antonio Conte could move on to another defender after Clement Lenglet’s signing and there are new reports that the Villarreal star could be a target. Nicolo Zaniolo has also been linked, but Memphis Depay has rejected the club.

Arsenal have now officially announced the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko. The Gunners are re-associated with Arthur Melo as they look for more book signings. Follow all the latest news, rumors and gossip in our LIVE blog below!

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Depay rejects Spurs

Memphis Depay has given his verdict on Tottenham’s interest in his services.

Barcelona want £17million for the Dutch striker following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and Spurs’ interest has surfaced in talks over Clement Lenglet’s swap.

Sports report on Depay not looking to move to north London for the time being, with the player keen to hear other offers in the final weeks of the window – and Manchester United being described as eager…

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Spurs newboy Spence reveals advice for Conte

Ryan Sessegnon told Djed Spence to prepare to work hard as the new Tottenham signing begins his life under Antonio Conte.

The fullbacks befriended during their time at Fulham as teenagers and have reunited in north London following Spence’s first £12.5million move from Middlesbrough.

“I’ve known Ryan from a young age,” Spence told the club’s website. “I grew up with him at Fulham and clearly got through the academy with him.

“I spoke to him [before signing] and he just said be willing to work hard and run a lot so i’m ready for that! I can’t wait to participate.”

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West Ham approaching Scamacca

West Ham have agreed a £30.5 million fee with Sassuolo plus extras for striker Gianlucca Scamacca. writes Standard Sport’s Malik Ouzia.

The player has yet to agree on personal terms, which are not expected to be an issue, but the deal marks significant progress in West Ham’s long-running quest for centre.

Scamacca scored 16 goals in 36 league appearances for Sassuolo last season.

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Juventus in Ramsey deadlock

Juventus will need former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to accept a payout to end his contract before they can hire Leandro Paredes as a replacement.

The Welshman wants £3.4m to tear up his deal with Juve and offer £1.7m, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Ramsey still has a year left on his Turin deal, which reports suggest will cost as much as £400,000 a week.

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Milan keeps Ziyech as plan B

AC Milan will revive their interest in Hakim Ziyech if a bid for Charles De Ketelaere fails.

Corriere della Sera calls the Chelsea winger and Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi as on the Italian champions’ radar.

Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo is another option if Milan lose in their move to De Ketelaere, for which they reportedly remain optimistic.

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Zinchenko on Arsenal move

Oleksandr Zinchenko has described the move to Arsenal as a “boys dream come true” after seeing Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas as children.

The 25-year-old Ukraine international will be Arsenal’s fifth summer signing after Gabriel Jesus, Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira.

Zinchenko told the Arsenal website: “First of all I want to say that this is a childhood dream come true as I was a huge fan when I was a kid.

“Since Thierry Henry and young Cesc Fabregas played here, I just enjoyed watching those games, that Arsenal. And of course I started to love this club, so I’m so excited and I can’t wait to join this great club to play.”

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Tuchel blocks exit Azpilicueta

Thomas Tuchel is ready to keep Cesar Azpilicueta at Chelsea, despite his wish to leave for Barcelona is widely known. writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

The 32-year-old has asked to leave on a bargain deal and has referred to the departure of Romelu Lukaku, leaving him with a staggering loss for the Stamford Bridge outfit.

With Barcelona stepping up their efforts to take Azpilicueta away after losing Sevilla’s Jules Koude to Chelsea, Tuchel is not necessarily ready to give the LaLiga giants what they want.

“It’s a tough question because I’m not sure I want to give Azpi what he wants,” Tuchel said when asked by Standard Sport in Flordia.

“At some point it’s about what we want. I just made the comparison about what we fought for [Kalidou] Koulibaly, a national team player and about the same age.”

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Breakthrough for West Ham

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports on a verbal agreement for West Ham to sign Gianluca Scamacca.

Talks are underway with Sassuolo for the striker as David Moyes tries to bolster his attack. And the two clubs seem to have paid a fee…

The Sun claims the striker will move for £30.5million plus add-ons once personal terms are sorted.

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Ajax destroys sales conversation Antony

Ajax excludes the sale of Manchester United target Antony this summer.

The Red Devils are strongly linked to the winger, but coach Alfred Schreuder has stated: “We have sold a certain number of players and I expect no one else to leave.

“We talk every day. It would be bad for us if we lost another starting player.”

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Chelsea near Koude deal

Chelsea have a clear run to complete their £55m deal for Sevilla’s Jules Kunde after Barcelona switched to other goals. writes Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella.

The Catalan giants have been priced out of the race by the Blues and have now begun to sign Inigo Martinez from Athletic Club.

Boehly-Clearlake’s new owners just need to agree a fee on the LaLiga outfit for Kounde, and they’re close to matching their valuation with the remaining negotiations focused on the structure of add-on clauses .

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