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Rice set to complete £120m Arsenal transfer
Declan Rice and Arsenal, the transfer will be finalized today! Last paperwork’s are ready to sign. It will be 100 % done this Friday. According to GOAL
Chelsea ready to launch a bid for Neymar
Chelsea are closely monitoring Neymar as a potential target for the summer, according to reports in Le Parisian. The London based club is ready to launch a bid for the Brazilian if the winger indicates he wants to leave. PSG however remain undecided on the matter right now.
Arsenal reject Holding bid
Arsenal are poised to reject a bid of just over £2m for Rob Holding.
Besiktas, according to The Athletic, are looking to bring the defender to Turkey with first-team minutes very much at a premium.
Leipzig park Balogun interest
RB Leipzig are on the verge of completing a move for Belgian forward Lois Openda. The German side were among those linked with Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun, and some have taken the latest move as a sign that their attentions lie elsewhere.
According to L’Equipe, an agreement has been reached over Lens star Openda. The former Club Brugge frontman scored 21 Ligue 1 goals last season and represented Belgium at the under-21 Euros.
Bournemouth sign Lyon’s Faivre for £12.8m
Bournemouth have agreed a deal with Lyon for midfielder Romain Faivre.
The 24-year-old will join Lorient on loan for the forthcoming season and then link up with the Bournemouth squad in the summer of 2024. The total package is believed to be worth €15m (£12.84m).
Chelsea in advanced Cherki talks
After holding talks with Rayan Cherki’s representatives, Chelsea are now in direct club-to-club contact with Lyon over a summer transfer, according to Caught Offside. It is also noted that the French club want €50million (£42.7million) for Cherki, though Chelsea feel a deal could be done for closer to €40million (£35.2million).
Arsenal in talks to sign Bitello valued at £8.5m
Talks are underway between Arsenal and Gremio over Bitello. According to 90min, the Gunners see the 23-year-old midfielder as having a similar potential to Gabriel Martinelli – who they plucked from obscurity in Brazil in a very profitable deal a few years ago.