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Aurelien Tchouameni, Arsenal
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Two big questions dominate football transfer news today (Thursday): Is there someone Arsenal can’t sign? And is there anyone Man Utd can?

While the Gunners are on track to ‘win the window’ this summer with deals done for Declan Rice and Kai Havertz practically in the bag, it’s quite the opposite in the north at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag is reportedly furious at the lack of transfers in Manchester as the takeover saga between Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe continues.

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Chelsea, meanwhile, are involved in another whirlwind window of wheel negotiations, as new boss Mauricio Pochettino looks to reshape his squad, while Liverpool are chasing backup plans after missing out on Jude Bellingham.

Here are the latest football transfer news for Thursday June 29, 2023:

* Arsenal will target Real Madrid midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni next IF his moves for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia go nowhere (Jacque Talbot, FootballTransfers EXCLUSIVE)

* The Gunners are all but at home in the race to sign Declan Rice after West Ham agreed a £105m fee and Man City withdrew from the race. All that is left now is for payment structures and terms to be agreed upon.

* Kai Havertz is now an Arsenal player after completing his £65m move from London neighbors Chelsea.

* Ajax defender Jurrien Timber is set to complete his move to Arsenal in the coming days for a fee of £43.5m (James Benge, CBS)

* Sheikh Jassim is “increasingly confident” of winning the battle for control of Man Utd with a decision believed to be “imminent” (Bloomberg).

* Man Utd will make an official approach this week for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo as the Mason Mount saga continues (Sky Sports).

* West Ham are set to spend some of the cash from their £105m sale of Declan Rice to Man City on a Man Utd flop. England defender Harry Maguire is his preferred choice as they look to bolster their squad (The Mirror).

* The Mount deal is not dead, however, with face-to-face talks with Chelsea scheduled for this week in a bid to resolve the transfer deadlock (The Telegraph).

* Man Utd could complete the signing of Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana for Friday at the party island of Ibiza (Gazzetta dello Sport).

* United have withdrawn from the race to sign French striker Randal Kolo Muani from Eintracht Frankfurt because they cannot afford it (The Mirror).

* Man Utd striker Victor Osimhen’s target remains calm as rumors rage: The Napoli striker posted a message on social media that read simply: “Live life and ignore the noise.”

* Speaking of Napoli, United’s defeat in the race to sign South Korean defender Kim Min-jae is all but official now. ‘The Monster’ has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract with Bayern Munich (Fabrizio Romano).

* Erik ten Hag now knows how much he would have to pay to reunite with his former Ajax striker Mohammed Kudus: £40m (Daily Mail).

* Marcel Sabitzer’s loan at Man Utd has ended and the Bayern star could make a quick move again, this time to José Mourinho’s Roma (Sport1).

* 20-year-old Colombian striker Mateo Mejía has committed his future with Man Utd by signing a new contract with the club.

Chelsea transfer news

*Sometimes fans and the media put 2 and 2 together and get 27. That could be the case with the rumors surrounding the new family home being built by Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane. It is said to be only 15 miles from Chelsea’s training ground at Cobham. This, of course, sent fans into a frenzy, imagining a possible move for Kane to Stamford Bridge. This sounds fanciful to say the least (The Telegraph).

* Ruben Loftus-Cheek has now passed a medical in Italy ahead of completing his €16m move to AC Milan. He is scheduled to sign contracts on Thursday afternoon (Fabrizio Romano).

* Christian Pulisic has agreed to join AC Milan despite the latter deeming the American “overrated” (Sky Italia).

* Edouard Mendy has completed his move to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli for around £16m.

* Striker Romelu Lukaku could be the next big name to leave Stamford Bridge, with Inter Milan hoping to use a £50m transfer fee from Man Utd for goalkeeper Andre Onana to finance a permanent move for the Belgian (Gazzetta dello Sport).

* The Blues have agreed a £15m fee with Santos for exciting striker Angelo Gabriel as the youngster nears a move to Stamford Bridge (Fabrizio Romano).

* Despite reported interest from Man Utd, Chelsea are approaching the signing of Brighton’s Caicedo ahead of those talks with Man Utd over the sale of Mount to Old Trafford.

* Mauricio Pochettino would be willing to let defender Cesar Azpilicueta leave for a small fee or even for free, with Inter Milan interested in signing him (The Sun).

Chelsea are reportedly getting close to Moises Caicedo.
© ProShots – Chelsea are reportedly closing in on Moises Caicedo.

Liverpool transfer news

* Liverpool are one of the main clubs interested in signing Juventus and Italian striker Federico Chiesa. Their rivals include Newcastle United, Bayern Munich and PSG. However, Juventus will not be sold for less than 60 million euros (Gazzetta dello Sport).

* The Reds are exploring a move to bring talented RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai to Anfield (Liverpool Echo).

* Liverpool have been following Mainz striker Nelson Weiper for the past two years (Bild).

* The Reds are reportedly big fans of Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella, who could leave the San Siro this summer (The Times).

* RB Leipzig have to relent on deal to sign Liverpool midfielder Fabio Carvalho, with no option for a permanent transfer (Bild).

* Newcastle are interested in Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, who has a whopping €120 release clause (Jacque Talbot, FootballTransfers EXCLUSIVE).

* Bayern Munich believe Tottenham could be tempted to dump Harry Kane with a second offer worth around £80m (The Mirror).

* Having completed the signing of James Maddison from Leicester, Spurs are now set to sell Harry Winks to the Foxes for £10m (Fabrizio Romano).

Aston Villa transfer news

* Villa is in talks to sign Villarreal and Spanish defender Pau Torres. With Bayern Munich out of the race (Kim was a priority for them), he leaves the way clear for Unai Emery to get his man (Fabrizio Romano).

Real Madrid transfer news

* Real Madrid are interested in signing 18-year-old Turkish sensation Arda Guler from Fenerbahce. ‘The new Mesut Ozil’ is available for a termination clause of only 17.5 million euros this summer (The Athletic).

* Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is about to become the last member of the €1 billion soccer club. That is the termination clause that will be inserted in the extension of his contract at the Santiago Bernabéu (Marca).

* Barca are hoping to sign Inter star Marcelo Brozovic, who has yet to reach an agreement to sign for Al Nassr despite the Nerazzurri agreeing a €23m fee with the Saudi Pro League club. The Catalan team sees in Brozovic the ideal substitute for the late Carlos Busquets (Mundo Deportivo).

* Ousmane Dembele has told Xavi that he will stay at Barca rather than exercise the possibility of leaving the club for just €50m before mid-July (Sport).

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