Robert Lewandowski’s transfer to Camp Nou has finally been agreed upon by Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and the Polish striker will depart for Catalonia this weekend to finalize his move.
However, Chelsea’s renewed interest in the Sevilla center-back puts Barça’s ambitions of signing Jules Kounde in jeopardy. This week, a deal to purchase Nathan Ake from Manchester City fell through.
Serge Gnabry has reached an agreement on a new deal at the Allianz Arena, returning to Bayern. He has a contract that would expire in 2023, and clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, and Real Madrid were monitoring the situation.
While Gnabry won’t be returning to the Emirates Stadium anytime soon, Arsenal is attempting to sell Nicolas Pepe, one of their current wingers. Mikel Arteta hasn’t gotten much usage out of the club record signing for the Gunners, and Sevilla is keeping an eye on the issue.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is one player Arsenal is closing in on, though. The two sides have agreed on a £30 million cost, and personal matters will now be addressed.
Tottenham has been linked with a bid for James Maddison of Leicester City in north London. Spurs decided against making a bid for Christian Eriksen, who has since transferred from Brentford to Manchester United, and are now looking to improve their midfield with another creative player.
Hugo Ekitike will sign with PSG, according to Reims, but Newcastle United had really made a higher bid for the striker. The unreasonable demands made by Ekitike’s agent caused the Magpies to bail out of a deal.
After his contract with Manchester United expires, Jesse Lingard is taking offers from Saudi Arabia into consideration. Everton, West Ham United, and MLS team D.C. United are also interested in signing him.
In other West Ham news, the Irons have renewed their £25 million offer for Chelsea attacker Armando Broja and are considering signing free agent Adnan Januzaj.
While accelerating negotiations with Tottenham for a loan agreement for Japhet Tanganga, Milan is trying to lock down star attacker Rafael Leao to a new contract.
Even if the Bianconeri are holding out for a price of €90 million, Bayern Munich is prepared to increase their offer for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.
As ties to Jude Bellingham persist, Jurgen Klopp has once more brushed off rumors of Liverpool searching for a new starting midfielder.
Maxwel Cornet, a dynamic attacker for Burnley, and Emmanuel Dennis, a player for Watford, have both been discussed in recent negotiations between Everton and Burnley.