Football transfer rumours: Morata to Arsenal? Jesus to Tottenham? | Transfer window


Tottenham have joined the race to sign Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus. They will rival Arsenal to sign the Brazil striker who will be allowed to leave following the arrival of Erling Haaland at the Etihad. Someone will have to stump up £50m to get Jesus to move to London. Arsenal have supposedly made an offer for Atlético Madrid’s Álvaro Morata, and firmly have an eye on Ajax defender Lisandro Martínez. It could be a busy summer at the Emirates.

Jurrien Timber will not be swapping Ajax for Manchester United over fears he could get reduced playing time in the Premier League. The Netherlands international does not want to jeopardise his place at the World Cup by becoming a bit-part player under Erik tan Hag. Supposedly, Dutch head coach Louis van Gaal warned the centre-back against the move, which will not please United fans. A backup goalkeeper is high on the agenda at United and the surprise name in the hat is Rangers’ Robby McCrorie. The 24-year-old has played a grand total of one league game for his club. He has also enjoyed loan spells at Berwick Rangers, Greenock Morton and Livingston.

Finding a reliable No 9 is a tricky business at the top end of the Premier League, so they cost a pretty penny. Manchester United and Arsenal feel they need some freshening up in the final third and have identified Roma’s Tammy Abraham as the man to solve their problems. The England international scored 27 goals in 53 games for José Mourinho’s Roma last season and is reportedly very happy in the Italian capital, so it might be a dead end.

Manchester City and Chelsea, who might need to have a chat about Raheem Sterling soon, are rather keen on Wolves wing-back Rayan Aït-Nouri. If they do want to prise him away from Molineux, it would set either side back £45m. Thomas Tuchel might also put in a call to Pep Guardiola about Nathan Aké.

In searching for a centre-back Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Eric Bailly from Manchester United. The Magpies will only consider putting in an offer for the defender if their move for Sven Botman falls through. Further up the pitch, Newcastle are looking to acquire Moussa Diaby from Bayer Leverkusen but he would cost them a whopping £50m.

Is Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek set for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri?
Is Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek set for a reunion with Maurizio Sarri? Photograph: Dave Shopland/Shutterstock

Ruben Loftus-Cheek would not mind reacquainting himself with former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri at Lazio, according to the midfielder’s agent Jonathan Barnett. One man almost certainly heading to Serie A is Romelu Lukaku after Internazionale agreed a loan fee with Chelsea in order to end another underwhelming spell in the Premier League.

From the continent: Mario Götze will return to Germany with Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt, following a spell with PSV Eindhoven. West Ham legend Sébastien Haller could be heading out of the Ajax exit door in order to replace Haaland at Borussia Dortmund.



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