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Chelsea transfer rumours: De Jong deal on after private Barca talks

  Chelsea transfer rumours: De Jong deal on after private Barca talks All the latest Chelsea transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window. Kounde left out of Sevilla's pre-season tour as Chelsea talks continueJules Kounde has been left out of Sevilla's pre-season training camp in Portugal as Chelsea continue talks to sign the defender. Chelsea have had a verbal agreement with Kounde since June. He has been admired by Tuchel for some time, having been linked with the Blues in last summer's transfer window.Tuchel is keen to add another centre-back to his squad having lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Arsenal are currently the top spenders in the Premier League for summer spending in this window, with Oleksandr Zinchenko's transfer ensuring that the Gunners have surpassed the £100million mark.

The former Manchester City full-back became the north Londoners' fifth signing, following the arrivals of Matt Turner, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Gabriel Jesus.

Whilst outgoings are the priority right now, with Nuno Tavares closing in on a season-long loan to Marseille, Mikel Arteta is still on the lookout for reinforcements.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko confirms Arsenal squad number as Edu completes perfect Mikel Arteta transfer

  Oleksandr Zinchenko confirms Arsenal squad number as Edu completes perfect Mikel Arteta transfer Arsenal transfer news: The Gunners have completed the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City and he will wear the No.35 shirtThe Ukraine international will take the number from Lucas Torreira, who faces an increasingly uncertain future in north London. And, it's believed that he's been included in a player-plus-cash offer as a ploy to secure Arthur Melo's services from Juventus this summer.

The left-central midfield position is an area that Arsenal are looking at, despite the fact that Arteta has many options to choose from at his disposal.

Youri Tielemans has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, whilst Lucas Paqueta is a name who is reportedly on the list as well.

Regarding the latter, Arsenal could be handed a hammer blow in their pursuit of the Brazilian, with Manchester City entering the race. According to L'Equipe, City are eyeing a move for Paqueta with Bernardo Silva attracting interest from Barcelona and the Premier League club willing to sell for around £67million.

Whether a deal for Paqueta to join Pep Guardiola's squad happens remains to be seen, but it might force Arsenal into making a move for the 24-year-old. Reports in France and Brazil previously suggested that technical director Edu had already told the player's representatives that an official offer would be made.

Lucas Paqueta snubs Arsenal interest but is keen on move to Premier League rivals

  Lucas Paqueta snubs Arsenal interest but is keen on move to Premier League rivals Lyon believe they can receive a club record fee for the Brazil international.The Gunners have enjoyed a productive summer, making significant additions to a squad which ran out of steam last season and narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification.

However, he quickly poured cold water on those reports. "I’m very respectful when I talk about Lucas," he said to TNT Sports Brazil. "I’m a guy who likes him a lot, I’ve always liked him, since my time with Brazil’s national team. He’s had a great season, he was considered the best (overseas) player in the French league.

"But today, there really isn’t any kind of talk, there’s only my admiration for the player, because the squad today is, in the position he plays, I think we’re very well served in this regard."

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Nicolas Pepe's Arsenal stay becoming more likely as Edu faces dwindling winger investment hopes

  Nicolas Pepe's Arsenal stay becoming more likely as Edu faces dwindling winger investment hopes Mikel Arteta faces the reality of Nicolas Pepe staying at Arsenal with his potential replacement options dwindling in number One player though whose Arsenal future remains uncertain is Nicolas Pepe. It had been expected at the start of the summer that the Ivorian would seek a move away from the Gunners and football.london understands he had changed agents in a move to aid his exit.

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Pep Guardiola insists he wants Bernardo Silva to stay at Manchester City but concedes the decision is out of his control amid interest from Barcelona. Portugal international Silva played an integral role in City's Premier League title defence last season despite being linked with a move to the Nou Camp last summer.

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