TRANSFER GOSSIP: David de Gea ‘denies chance to replace Andre Onana at Inter Milan’ after leaving Man United while Arsenal and Tottenham are set to compete for the Premier League midfielder
With the Premier League season just under three weeks away, there is increasing pressure on teams to get their squads in shape so they can hit the ground running.
Manchester United on Thursday confirmed the £47million signing of Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana and are far from the only club to have had a busy schedule this summer.
Arsenal have already signed Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber to defeat Manchester City next season, while Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham have also expanded their squads to recover from disappointing seasons.
And there will be a lot more transfer activity in the coming weeks.
Who might be on the road anytime soon? Under, mail port takes a look at the latest news and gossip on Friday.
Man United completed the signing of Andre Onana (above) from Inter Milan on Thursday
New signing Kai Havertz scored his first Arsenal goal in midweek and there could be more signings for the Gunners
David de Gea has turned down a move to Inter Milan after leaving Manchester United earlier this month. De Gea could have replaced Andre Onana, who has since moved to Old Trafford, but the Spain keeper called off talks after Inter were unable to meet his wage demands. (The daily record)
Arsenal will be fighting to sign Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz. The Gunners have already signed two midfielders this summer but are looking to further strengthen that area, while Spurs could make a move if Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg departs. (The sun)
Aston Villa finalize £50m deal for Bayer Leverkusen Moussa Diaby Al-Nassr also agreed a transfer fee with the German club but Diaby has opted for a move to Villa and is expected to become the club’s record signing, surpassing the £40m he paid for Emiliano Buendia in 2021. (mail sports)
Manchester United have refused to rule out Jonny Evans’ permanent signing after the Northern Irishman signed a short-term contract at Old Trafford. Evans returned to United earlier this week and the Red Devils are keeping open the possibility of potentially keeping him beyond pre-season. (ESPN)
Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli are targeting Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey. They have already signed Roberto Firmino and Edouard Mendy this summer, while Allan Saint-Maximin completes a move from Newcastle and Al-Ahli now has Partey in his sights. (mail port)
David de Gea has turned down the chance to join Inter Milan after leaving Man United
Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich is about to make a surprise move to Borussia Dortmund. Sabitzer spent the second half of last season on loan at Manchester United but the Red Devils decided not to sign him on a permanent basis and he is now closer to a move to Dortmund. (Picture)
West Ham are on the verge of signing Manchester City winger Carlos Borges in a deal worth £14million. The Portuguese teenager would be the Irons’ first signing this summer. (mail port)
Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Getafe goalkeeper David Soria. Steve Cooper’s side narrowly avoided relegation last season and are looking to strengthen their goalkeeping squad after Keylor Navas and Dean Henderson returned to their home clubs. (mark)
Southampton have told West Ham they don’t want to loan Flynn Downes out as part of a deal that would see James Ward-Prowse going the opposite way. The Saints value Ward-Prowse at £40m and are more awaiting a transfer fee in this region than considering a player swap. (mail port)
Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga has turned down a move to Everton. The Toffees have been stalking Elanga for the past few weeks but the Swede isn’t thrilled and is looking for a transfer elsewhere this summer. (mail port)