the Daily Briefing: Wednesday 3rd August - Memphis Depay, Kyle Walker-Peters, Marc Cucurella, and more
My exclusive round-up of the latest transfer news, featuring Kyle Walker-Peters, Memphis Depay, Marc Cucurella, Levi Colwill, and more.
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Today’s top stories:
Arsenal are continuing to work on outgoings this summer. They are still waiting for Lucas Torreira to decide whether to accept Galatasaray’s proposal, as Arsenal are ready to accept.
Pablo Mari will be the next player to leave, with Monza and Verona both interested.
Bernd Leno has completed his move to Fulham, in an £8m move from Arsenal. The German goalkeeper will sign a contract until 2025.
Charlie Patino is set to join Blackpool on loan for the season.
Highly-rated Villa youngster Carney Chukwuemeka has travelled to London to have a medical with Chelsea ahead of a £15m move.
The youngster will sign a six-year deal at the club.
Negotiations are ongoing between LA Galaxy and Barcelona star Riqui Puig. Barcelona have accepted LA Galaxy’s latest offer which includes a future sell-on percentage clause.
Elsewhere, winger Memphis Depay and his lawyers are in talks to reach an agreement to terminate his contract. Depay will leave Barcelona but only for a top club.
Brighton could sign Chelsea defender Levi Colwill this summer, in a separate deal which could help accelerate Chelsea’s pursuit of Marc Cucurella.
Gabriel Slonina has signed his contract with Chelsea after having his medical on Monday. Slonina will be under contract until June 2028, and will cost Chelsea $15m including add-ons. Slonina will stay at Chicago Fire on loan to continue his development.
Elsewhere, and out of nowhere, Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa. The midfielder, whose medical is scheduled for later today, will sign a six-year deal for a fee of around £15m plus add-ons.
Chelsea are currently working on two possible departures, Malang Sarr and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Sarr is in talks with Ligue 1 clubs, including AS Monaco, despite a bid from Fulham. Kepa’s agent is set to meet with Napoli to discuss a potential loan deal.
Full agreement has now been reached between Chelsea and Brighton defender Marc Cucurella on personal terms. Cucurella is prepared to accept once the two clubs agree a fee.
Levi Colwill could be discussed by the two clubs in a separate deal.
Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters and Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries are other possible options.
Chelsea defender Malang Sarr would prefer a move to AS Monaco, despite a bid from Fulham.
Bernd Leno is close to completing his move from Arsenal, signing a deal until June 2025.
Diogo Jota has officially signed a new contract at Liverpool until 2027, as confirmed by the club.
Manchester City have reached an agreement with Sheffield United for James McAtee to move on a season-long loan.
Sheffield United will announce their latest signing this week.
Sevilla are closing in on signing Manchester United full-back Alex Telles. The Brazilian is happy to join the La Liga side. Deal in the works.
An official statement is coming for the signing of Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun.
The young forward will sign for Reims on a season-long loan.
Santos are close to agreeing a deal to sign Corinthians star Luan. An agreement is imminent between all parties with the final details being discussed.
Chelsea are considering full-back Kyle Walker-Peters. Denzel Dumfries is higher on their list, but Walker-Peters has been discussed internally.