Tchouameni to Arsenal: Arsenal preparing a €90 million offer for Tchouameni, but is unwilling to spend £45 million on Lavia.
Arsenal is planning to make an ambitious €90 million (£77.42 million) offer to Real Madrid for Aurelien Tchouameni, according to a new report from Defensa Central. The Gunners are said to have prepared an initial offer of €80 million (£68.82 million) but are now ready to increase that. Although it may be stressed that Los Blancos do not want to sell and Tchouameni does not want to leave.
Arsenal unwilling to pay £45m for Lavia
Arsenal is pulling back from a move for Romeo Lavia over Southampton’s £45m valuation of the midfielder. The Gunners are keen to add to their options in midfield, but the Daily Express report that they are ‘reluctant’ to meet the Saints’ price tag.
Chelsea and Liverpool both remain interested but have informed Lavia’s representatives that the price tag needs to be lower if they are to make a bid.
Pochettino begins work at Chelsea
Mauricio Pochettino begins life at his new club at their Cobham training ground today as the Argentine officially starts work at Chelsea this morning. The 51-year-old was dressed in a dark suit and appeared to have had a small glow-up since he was pictured in the dugout at Soccer Aid. It’s a fresh start for the former Tottenham boss after being hired by Todd Boehly to replace Graham Potter, who was sacked in March. And with plenty of transfers still to be made, it could be a busy first day for Pochettino in his new office.
Chelsea is closing in on the signing of Caicedo
According to a report from Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard, Chelsea is closing in on the signing of Moises Caicedo. Kinsella’s report states that the Blues are making “good progress in negotiations” with the midfielder who is said to be keen on a move and ready to agree on personal terms.