TRANSFER GOSSIP: Chelsea hold talks to sign Arsenal's Folarin Balogun

TRANSFER GOSSIP: Chelsea hold talks to sign Arsenal star Folarin Balogun, Fiorentina say they have not had a bid from Man United for Sofyan Amrabat and Everton edge closer to a new striker

  • Arsenal star Folarin Balogun seems to be in demand, with rival clubs interested 
  • The race to sign Sofyan Amrabat is heating up, while Everton close in on striker  
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It’s been a very busy week in the transfer market with Chelsea making headlines to finally end their pursuit of Moises Caicedo, securing the Ecuadorian for a British record transfer fee while also yesterday sealing a deal for Romeo Lavia. 

In rather dramatic circumstances, both deals saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side snatch Caicedo and Lavia away from Liverpool, who had been heavily interested in signing both players. 

The signings will take the Blues’ spending under new owner Todd Boehly to just shy of £1billion pounds, with the former Brighton star Caicedo signing for an eye-watering £115million, having only joined the Seagulls last year for £4.5m. 

Despite missing out on the pair, Jurgen Klopp’s side jumped straight back into the market and yesterday confirmed the signing of Stuttgart midfielder Wataru Endo. Elsewhere, West Ham are eyeing up a move for Ajax’s superstar Mohamed Kudus while Tottenham ‘are plotting a late swoop for Jeremy Doku’.

Here, Mail Sport gathers all the latest transfer information this Saturday morning.   

Chelsea have held talks on Friday with Arsenal over a move for Folarin Balogun (pictured)

Liverpool are set to rival Man United in the race to sign Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat (pictured) but Erik ten Hag’s side have reportedly not made an official bid for the Morroccan midfielder

Everton are stepping up attempts to sign striker Che Adams (pictured) from Southampton

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Chelsea have held talks on Friday with Arsenal over a move for Folarin Balogun. The £50m-rated forward is also being sought after by Monaco and Fulham, who are set to lose Aleksandar Mitrovic to Al-Hilal. (Mail Sport)

Fiorentina, according to the club’s director Daniele Prade, are still yet to receive an official bid from Manchester United for their star midfielder Sofyan Amrabat. (The Mirror)

Rennes have entered the race to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Tottenham who has two years left on his contract. Tottenham are open to selling him but reports suggest the Ligue 1 side may find it hard to match his wage. (Sky Sports)

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Everton are in talks to sign Southampton striker Che Adams for a fee of around £12m. They are also interested in Saints midfielder Kamaldeen Sulemana but that deal looks to be stalling as Sean Dyche’s side are reportedly finding it difficult to agree terms over the move. (BBC Sport)

Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is considering loan offers from Luton and Inter Milan and prefers a move to the Serie A side, despite the Hatters making progress to complete the deal. (The Daily Express) 

Tyler Adams has passed his Bournemouth medical and is on the cusp of completing a £20m move from Leeds, after a move to Chelsea broke down last week. (Mail Sport)

Arsenal are hoping to hijack Man United’s move for Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard, with the Red Devils having agreed personal terms with the French international. (The Mirror) 

Barcelona are open to sending Ansu Fati out on loan this season in order for him to get minutes (SPORT). Reports also suggest that he has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain (The Sun). 

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Ansu Fati has decided to leave Barcelona after falling down the pecking order at the club

Barcelona poised to make a loan offer with option to buy for Man City defender Joao Cancelo

Forgotten Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is in talks to join Fulham after being deemed surplus to requirements by Eric ten Hag. (Mail Sport). 

Chelsea have made a £11.8m bid for New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic who is set to challenge new signing Robert Sanchez for the No 1 jersey. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona are moving in on a deal to sign Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo. The LaLiga giants are set to make Pep Guardiola’s side a loan offer which will include an option to buy. (Mail Sport)

Wilfried Gnonto has handed in a written transfer request to Leeds amid the player’s ongoing unrest at the club after being denied a move away from Elland Road. (Sky Sports)


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