Football rumours: Arsenal want to have Declan Rice deal done ahead of pre-season

Football rumours: Arsenal want to have Declan Rice deal done ahead of pre-season

Fulham’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, 27, is high of West Ham’s list of potential replacements, according to the Daily Mail. England duo Kalvin Phillips, 27, and James Ward-Prowse, 28, are also among their targets.

James Maddison
Leicester City’s James Maddison (PA)

James Maddison is a priority for new Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou, reports the Daily Telegraph. Leicester want in excess of £50 million for the 26-year-old England midfielder.

Maddison is also wanted by Newcastle with the Daily Telegraph saying the club is looking at players from clubs relegated from the Premier League. Maddison’s Leicester colleague Harvey Barnes, 25, and Leeds’ USA midfielder Tyler Adams, 24, are among their targets.

Social media round-up

Real Madrid are not intentioned to pay €60m plus add-ons for Kai Havertz. He’s appreciated by board and Carlo Ancelotti but no plan to spend that amount of money. ⚪️🇩🇪 #transfers

Havertz situation will be discussed in the next days, Chelsea expect more clubs to approach them.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 8, 2023

Mateo Kovacic has reportedly agreed personal terms ahead of a proposed move to Man City

— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 8, 2023

Players to watch

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya
Brentford goalkeeper David Raya (John Walton/PA)

David Raya: Manchester United and Tottenham want to sign the Brentford goalkeeper but are not willing to match their £40million valuation, according to Sky Sports.

Ivan Fresneda: Arsenal are reportedly looking at a summer move for the 18-year-old right-back from Valladolid.

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