Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea agree to Lukaku deal; Arsenal confirmed signing; Spence wants Tottenham; latest rumors

Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all eyeing up busy summer transfer windows as the three London clubs push for big-money deals.

The Gunners have announced the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto, while they are hoping to add Leeds winger Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus too, with the Manchester City striker’s agents traveling to the UK to finalize his move. Tottenham are still hopeful they can beat Arsenal to the signing of Jesus, however, with both rivals plus Chelsea also locked in a battle for Everton forward Richarlison. Djed Spence is hoping to join Antonio Conte’s side, with talks set to resume this week.

Chelsea are pressing to sign Raheem Sterling, with Romelu Lukaku closing in on a return to Inter Milan after a deal was reached between the clubs. West Ham are preparing to bid for Armando Broja. Follow all the latest transfer updates below.

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Karius backs Mane move

Loris Karius believes Bayern Munich’s signing of Sadio Mane is a huge boost for the entire Bundesliga.

The goalkeeper is without a club as he leaves Liverpool at the end of his contract, but is excited about the move his former teammate has made.

“It’s an incredible transfer for FC Bayern because he’s one of Liverpool’s absolute top players,” Karius said.

“When Bayern manages to sign someone like him then you can only congratulate them and the Bundesliga.”

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Edu: More to come from Arsenal in window

Arsenal’s technical director Edu confirmed he intends for there to be more to come in the transfer window from the Gunners after they announced the signing of Fabio Vieira.

It follows the arrival of Brazilian teenager Marquinhos and the Gunners will hope there is more to come, with Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha and Lisandro Martinez all strongly linked with a move to the Emirates.

The club are particularly confident that they will win the race to sign Jesus, with his representatives traveling to England to wrap up a transfer to Arsenal.

Edu said: “We will now continue to work hard and are looking forward to finishing this transfer window as strongly possible.”

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More on Lukaku’s loan to Inter

Romelu Lukaku is set to have a medical at Inter Milan next week ahead of his return to the club, The Athletic reports.

That will then pave the way for the €8 million loan move to be completed, while an agreement has also been reached with Chelsea over the player’s wages and performance bonuses.

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Al-Khelaifi: Mbappe does not care about money

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted money was not the motivating factor behind Kylian Mbappe’s decision to stay in Paris and reject Real Madrid.

The Frenchman had looked likely to join Real this summer when his PSG contract expired, but had a change of heart and instead signed a new deal with the Ligue 1 side.

“They say Mbappe stayed for money, but Real Madrid offered him much more than us,” Al-Khelaifi said

“They were willing to reinvest the €170million from last summer when he was free.

“I know Mbappe well, I know what he and his family want, they don’t care about money. He chose to play here because it is his city, his club, his country and the sporting project.

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Lukaku closing in on Inter return

Romelu Lukaku’s loan move to Inter Milan is moving closer to completion.

The Chelsea striker is set to return to Serie A, a year after making a big-money move to Stamford Bridge from Inter.

Fabrizio Romano reports that an €8million loan fee plus add-ons is expected to be accepted, with no option or obligation to buy permanently next summer.

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Ozil addresses retirement rumors

Mesut Ozil has dismissed rumors that he is considering bringing an end to his professional career.

The 33-year-old has been frozen out at Fenerbahce, 18 months on from joining the club after he found himself in a similar situation at Arsenal.

His agent Dr Erkut Sogut gave an interview last week and suggested that Ozil could move into the world of eSports in the near future, sparking talk of a potential retirement from football.

However, Ozil has taken to Twitter to insist he still remains fully committed to Fenerbahce and has no intention of stepping away from either the club or the sport.

He tweeted: “I did not come to Fenerbahce and my homeland Turkey for a holiday. Every time I sweat our glorious jersey, I have no other purpose than to contribute.

“I have many goals that I would like to live in Fenerbahce, my childhood love. I will not quit football until I do these things.”

Read Ozil’s full comments here

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Newcastle set to sign Pope

Newcastle are close to sealing a move for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

The Athletic reports that the Magpies have agreed in principle for the 30-year-old, who has been expected to leave Burnley after they were relegated to the Championship.

Pope is set to have his medical at Newcastle in the coming days, with a deal potentially completed this week.

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First pictures of Vieira as Arsenal player

Arsenal fans can finally call Fabio Vieira one of their own after he was announced as the Gunners’ latest signing.

The confirmation came with an array of pictures of Vieira in his new kit, plus receiving a tour of the London Colney facilities by technical director Edu.

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Donate deals!

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto in a deal worth around £34million.

Porto announced the imminent transfer on Friday morning, with a statement details the deal worth a total of €40million (£34.1m) overall, with €5m (£4.2m) of that held back in performance-related add-ons.

The 22-year-old ended his holiday early to finalize the move, he is understood to have signed a five-year deal.

Vieira is a versatile midfielder, who can play as a no8, no10, on the wing or as a second striker.

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