Transfer round-up: Chelsea close to signing three players, Leeds United make Ben White decision


We have entered the fifth week of the Premier League summer transfer window and the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal appear close to making additions to their squads.

The Blues are on the verge of reaching an agreement for Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz. He is likely to cost an overall transfer package of £90m (The Guardian).

Meanwhile, the Gunners have agreed on a £27m deal for Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes. The Brazilian has already finalised terms over a five-year contract (The Guardian).

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Apart from Havertz, Chelsea are also close to finalising deals for Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva this summer (Sky Sports). Silva has parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain following the Champions League final and the Blues look set to sign him on a one-year deal.

Leeds United have been keen on signing Ben White on a permanent basis from Brighton & Hove Albion following his successful loan stint last term. However, they appear set to look elsewhere after the Seagulls turned down their third bid worth £25m. Graham Potter’s side are determined to keep hold of White (Sky Sports).

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is said to be on the verge of leaving Arsenal for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves have yet to agree on the transfer fee with the north London giants, but the move is likely to be made official by the end of the week (The Athletic’s David Ornstein).

Manchester United have already sanctioned temporary deals for Tahith Chong and Aliou Traore, who have joined Werder Bremen and Caen respectively. James Garner, Dylan Levitt and Matej Kovar are among the other youngsters, who could be sent out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience (Manchester Evening News).

Chelsea are said to be interested in signing Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan this summer. The west London side have been fancied to make a move for the Frenchman as soon as Kepa Arrizabalaga heads through the exit door, potentially on a season-long loan (Le 10 Sport).

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