There are just over two weeks remaining before the summer transfer window slams shut and many Premier League fans are still desperate for their club to bring in new signings.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are expected to be the most active English sides as all three look to boost their squads. The Gunners are pursuing deals for a winger and a midfielder, which has seen them become embroiled in a battle with United for Moises Caicedo.
United are also hoping to sign Adrien Rabiot after their disastrous defeat at Brentford, though a deal for Frenkie de Jong is now all but dead. Chelsea, meanwhile, are hoping to secure a triple swoop for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana and de Jong.
Keep up to date with all of that and more, as Mirror Football brings you Monday’s transfer news.
Utd pull out of Rabiot deal
Manchester United have pulled the plug on signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot in the latest dramatic development in a chaotic summer transfer window at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old Frenchman has been identified by Erik ten Hag as an alternative to top target Frenkie de Jong. The Manchester Evening News report that Rabiot’s ‘obscene’ wages demands led to his £15.2million move from Juventus collapsing, despite Red Devils football director John Murtough flying out to Turin in a bid to successfully conclude negotiations.
Read more here.
Tottenham sign Udogie
Tottenham have completed the signing of Destiny Udogie from Udinese, but the defender will spend the remainder of the 2022/23 season on loan with the Serie A club.
The 19-year-old defender, who plays as a left-wingback, has agreed a five-year contract with Spurs and is the club’s seventh summer signing. The Italy Under-21 international has joined for an initial fee of £15million, which can rise to £18m with add-ons, according to football.london.
Destiny Udogie has been loaned back to Udinese (Image:Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images)
Dele Alli update
Everton have agreed a deal in principle to offload their January transfer window flop Dele Alli to Turkish club Besiktas.
The Blues have struck an agreement that would see the former England star join on an initial year loan deal, with a commitment to a permanent transfer, after boss Frank Lampard made the decision to ditch him swiftly. But the sticking point has come over the player’s money demands.
Read our Northern Football Correspondent David Maddock’s full piece here.
Pepe in talks over Nice loan
Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe could finally be about to get his move away from the club, with French side Nice entering into talks over a loan move.
Pepe cost Arsenal a club-record £72million from Lille three years ago but has failed to live up to his price tag.
Foot Mercato say that Pepe is interested in Nice, who have held talks with the Ivorian winger’s agent. Arsenal are keen to offload him, with Bukayo Saka the first-choice right-winger in Mikel Arteta’s squad.
Nice, who are bankrolled by Ineos, have already signed Kasper Schmeichel and Aaron Ramsey this summer.
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United considering move for Dest
Manchester United are considering a move for a Barcelona player…and it’s not Frenkie de Jong.
According to talkSPORT, United are weighing up a move for Barca right-back Sergino Dest who is valued at around £17million.
Barca are trying to offload unwanted players to free up space on their wage bill and Dest, who worked under Erik ten Hag at Ajax, is one of those they want rid of