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Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to make this a fascinating summer transfer window as the three London rivals jostle for supremacy with eye-catching new signings. Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Gabriel Jesus imminently, while they have also moved for ex-Juventus striker Paulo Dybala. The Gunners are also poised to raise their offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez amid a battle with Manchester United.

Chelsea are close to a deal for Raheem Sterling after fresh talks with Manchester City, while they have also been offered Cristiano Ronaldo as he tries to engineer a move away from Old Trafford. The Blues are also making progress in their quest to sign Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt.

Tottenham are still attempting to negotiate an agreement with Middlesbrough for Djed Spence, with Clement Lenglet due in north London for a medical ahead of his loan switch from Barcelona. Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie is also on Antonio Conte’s radar. Follow all the latest transfer news and rumours below!

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Jesus tweets Man City goodbye ahead of Arsenal move

It’s FINALLY happening, Arsenal fans!

Gabriel Jesus has bid farewell to Manchester City on social media ahead of his £45m switch to Arsenal being confirmed at long last.

“Thanks Man City and all the people who made this club my life for all these years,” he tweeted. “Time to live a new dream!”

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Tottenham target Hincapie deal

A new name on the Tottenham transfer radar in the form of Piero Hincapie.

Spurs are expected to sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet on loan, with the Frenchman reportedly due in north London for a medical ahead of his season-long loan move.

However, that does not appear to have stopped Antonio Conte from looking at other defenders.

Calcio Mercato claims that Tottenham are on the trail of Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Hincapie, along with Serie A side Roma.

The Ecuador international’s valuation is said to stand at around €25m-€30m, with AC Milan also said to be interested.

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Arsenal poised to increase Martinez bid

Returning to Arsenal for a moment and it seems that the Gunners are primed to make the next move in the battle to sign Lisandro Martinez.

The Gunners and Manchester United are fighting it out over the Argentina defender, who wants to leave Ajax this summer for the Premier League.

The Daily Mail report that Arsenal are now ready to increase their latest £38m proposal for Martinez, with United having offered that fee last week with more guaranteed money up front.

However, Ajax are said to value the versatile centre-back at around the £43m mark.

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Sterling to Chelsea close after new talks

Chelsea are finally closing in on a deal for Raheem Sterling.

The England forward has long since emerged as Thomas Tuchel’s top target as he seeks to revamp his attack in the wake of Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan.

Progress with regards to a switch for Sterling has appeared slow, but The Sun claim that fresh talks were held with Manchester City over the weekend and progressed well.

No fee has yet been finalised between the two clubs, but it surely won’t be far away now.

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Arsenal make Dybala move

Arsenal are due to announce the signing of Gabriel Jesus today.

But Mikel Arteta wants more striking reinforcements in the shape of Argentina marksman Paulo Dybala.

That is according to La Repubblica in Italy, who suggest that Arsenal have made an enquiry regarding signing the 28-year-old on a free transfer this summer.

Dybala is a sought-after free agent having left Juventus last month following the expiration of his contract in Turin.

Reports suggest that Tottenham, Manchester United and Napoli are also interested in Dybala, who had looked likely to join Inter Milan.

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ICYMI – Djed Spence to Tottenham update

The Sun’s Tom Barclay has suggested a move to Tottenham for Djed Spence might not be a formality, as has been reported elsewhere.

“There have been mixed messages on this one. I understand it’s not as far as people have suggested. Some people have been suggesting it’s a done deal and there is a medical,” he said.

“It does feel like this is going to eventually end up with Djed Spence at Tottenham, so I get that, but Spurs are pretty adamant that no agreements have been reached.”

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ICYMI – Chelsea to wrap up Raheem Sterling deal THIS WEEK

The Metro claim Chelsea expect to sign Raheem Sterling in the next few days.

They suggest a £45m transfer from Manchester City is close, with the England international set to sign a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

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ICYMI – Tottenham plot Anthony Gordon bid

Not content with just having signed Richarlison, Tottenham are reportedly planning a fresh swoop on Everton.

The Sunday Mirror suggests Spurs are now lining up a £20m bid for Anthony Gordon, who impressed upon his breakthrough into the Everton first-team last season.

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ICYMI – Marcus Rashford sends Man United message

Marcus Rashford has insisted he feels “positive” after returning to Manchester United for pre-season training.

The England international endued a difficult season at Old Trafford last time out, scoring only 5 goals in 31 appearances across all competitions amid doubts about his long-term future.

His loss of form led to him losing his place in England squads but after admitting he needed to “switch off” a couple of months ago, he is now energised and believes the rest of his colleagues are as well.

Read the full story here!

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ICYMI – Arsenal agree terms with Youri Tielemans

According to CBS Sports, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.

The Belgian has long been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium now he is into the final 12 months of his deal at the King Power Stadium.

Now, it is up to the Gunners to agree a fee with their Premier League rivals.

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