Arsenal are said to be closing in on a three-year agreement with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.According to Sky Sports, the 31-year-old is nearing a new deal that will come as a huge relief to Gunners fans. The Gabon striker has scored 70 goals in 109 games for the club since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, and the new contract would take him up to the age of 34. Mikel Arteta has always been confident of keeping the forward, and their FA Cup triumph would no doubt have helped their cause

Chelsea are set to confirm the transfer of Kai Havertz following a change of heart from Roman Abramovich. The Blues are ready to add to moves for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech with the 21-year-old German, who could be followed through the door by both Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell. According to Sky Sports, Chelsea only agreed a deal for Havertz after it was split into instalments. They add that the Premier League outfit will only be paying £70m up front for the forward, and that it will only rise to the requested £90m if all the add-ons are met.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes imminently. The 22-year-old Brazilian is set to undergo a medical with the Gunners, but he might have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival and miss their Community Shield clash against Liverpool. Elsewhere, Manchester United chief Ed Woodward continues to pursue targets after their Jadon Sancho plans stalled, and they have received a boost in their reported interest in Kalidou Koulibaly. Chelsea are set to build on their impressive moves for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner by signing Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz – which will no doubt please Frank Lampard.

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