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Premier League Big Seven Transfer Dealings Updates and Rumours – July 2023

We already know that bet365 Sport has been taking bets on potential transfer deals this summer.

So, who are the big seven in the Premier League, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Newcastle, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea looking at doing deals for?

In this article, we look at players the teams have released, sold and could still yet sell according to rumours.

Plus we’ll look at those they have bought as well as those they have been linked with in the media.

So let’s crack on with a look at the Premier League Champions – Manchester City.

Manchester City

Players Out

  • Ilkay Gundogan – to Barcelona – Free Transfer
  • Benjamin Mendy – Released
  • James Trafford – to Burnley – £15m plus add ons*
  • Liam Delap – to Hull City – Loan

Players Linked to Being Sold

  • Bernardo Silva – linked with PSG, Barcelona and the Saudi Pro League
  • Kyle Walker – linked with Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Bayern Munich
  • Joao Cancelo – linked with Arsenal, Barcelona
  • Riyad Mahrez – linked with Saudi Pro League
  • Kalvin Phillips – linked with Newcastle United, West Ham
  • Aymeric Laporte – linked with Arsenal, Tottenham, Juventus, Barcelona

Total Income from Sales – £15m

Players In

  • Mateo Kovacic – from Chelsea Fee – £25m

Players Linked to Man City

  • Josko Gvardiol – from Red Bull Leipzig – (£86m)
  • Gabriel Veiga – from Celta Vigo – (£34.4m)
  • Harry Kane – from Tottenham – (£100m+)
  • Arda Guler – from Fenerbahce – (£15m)
  • Ben Chilwell – from Chelsea – (£60m)

Total Money Spent – £25m

Net Spend in 2023 So Far – -£10m

Manchester City Transfer Review 2023

City have not spent big just yet, but if a number of those players rumoured to be moving on do indeed go, then City may well be much busier towards the end of the summer.

A deal for Gvardiol looks almost certain to be completed in the next few days.

Kovacic is a nice swap for Gundogan.

  • Man City Transfer Impact – Negligible – Kovacic is a like-for-like swap for Gundogan.

Arsenal

Players Out

  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Released
  • Pablo Mari – to Monza – £6m
  • Matt Smith – to Wigan Athletic – Free

Players Linked to being Sold

  • Granit Xhaka – linked with Bayer Leverkusen – (£21.5m)
  • Nicolas Pepe – listed but no interest as yet
  • Thomas Partey – linked with Juventus, AC Milan – (£30m)
  • Kieran Tierney – linked with Newcastle United – (£20m)
  • Folarin Balogun – placed on the transfer list – (£30m)

Total Income from Sales – £6m

Players In

  • Kai Havertz – from Chelsea – £65m
  • Declan Rice – from West Ham – £105m*
  • Jurrien Timber – from Ajax – £45m*

Players Linked to Arsenal

  • Benjamin Heinrichs – from Red Bull Leipzig – (Unknown)
  • Joao Cancelo – from Manchester City – (£40m)
  • Aymeric Laporte – from Manchester City – (£21.5m)
  • Aurelien Tchoumani – from Real Madrid – (£80m)

Total Money Spent – -£215m

Net Spend in 2023 So Far – -£209m

Arsenal Transfer Review 2023

The Gunners have spent big so far in this window, but they have spent well.

Declan Rice’s arrival offers a big upgrade in the midfield anchoring role. Havertz has huge quality as an attacker of attacking midfielder, while Timber is a versatile and talented young defender.

The players set to leave won’t make a huge difference to the first team. It’s been a great window so far for Arsenal.

  • Arsenal Transfer Impact – Huge – Added quality to all outfield areas of the team.

Manchester United

Players Out

  • Phil Jones – Released
  • Axel Tuanzebe – Released
  • Zidane Iqbal – to Utrecht – Undisclosed
  • Ethan Laird – to Birmingham City – Undisclosed

Players Linked to being Sold

  • Fred – linked with AS Roma, Fulham
  • Harry Maguire – linked with Tottenham, Fulham
  • Donny van de Beek – No interest as yet but Man Utd want to sell
  • Scott McTominay – Man Utd believed to be open to offers
  • Mason Greenwood – Linked with loan to Roma, Juventus, Milan and Inter
  • David de Gea – Still not signed new contract offer. Could leave at any time on a free
  • Anthony Martial – linked with a move back to France

Total Income from Sales – £0

Players In

  • Mason Mount – from Chelsea – £60m*

Players Linked to Man Utd

  • Andre Onana – from Inter – (£44m)
  • Randall Kolo Muani – from Eintracht Frankfurt – (£50m)
  • Rasmus Hojlund – from Atalanta (£50m)
  • Harry Kane – from Tottenham – (£100m+)
  • David Raya – from Brentford – (£40m)
  • Justin Bijlow – from Feyenoord – (£28m)
  • Diogo Costa – from FC Porto – (£65m)
  • Goncalo Inacio – from Sporting Lisbon – (£43m)
  • Sofyan Amrabat – from Fiorentina – (£30m)
  • Mehdi Taremi – from FC Porto – (£20m)
  • Aurelien Tchouameni – from Real Madrid – (£80m)
  • Mike Maignag – from AC Milan – (£35m)
  • Victor Osimhen – from Napoli – (£90m)

Total Money Spent – £60m

Net Spend in 2023 So Far – -£60m

Manchester United Transfer Review 2023

It’s been a slow window so far for United. Mason Mount looks set to arrive from Chelsea which will be a boost in midfield but the sale of fringe players is taking time and is affecting United’s ability to bring in other players.

If de Gea does not sign his amended contract, a move for a goalkeeper would seem very likely next for United and it may be that they are waiting on the Spaniard to make up his mind over signing.

They could do with getting big money earners (de Gea, Martial, Maguire, Fred, Van de Beek) off the wage bill to help with FFP going forward.

  • Man Utd Transfer Impact – Positive – Mount adds quality in midfield

Newcastle United

Players Out

  • Ciaran Clark – Released
  • Matty Longstaff – Released
  • Chris Wood – to Nottingham Forest – £15m

Players Linked to being Sold

  • Martin Dubravka – Newcastle open to offers
  • Karl Darlow – Transfer Listed
  • Jamaal Lascelles – Transfer Listed
  • Paul Dummett – Transfer Listed
  • Emil Krafth – Transfer Listed
  • Matt Ritchie – Transfer Listed
  • Ryan Fraser – Open to offers
  • Allen Saint-Maximin – linked to Atalanta

Total Income from Sales – £15m

Players In

  • Sandro Tonali – from AC Milan – £52m + add ons
  • Yankuba Minteh – from Odense – £5.8m

Players Linked to Newcastle

  • Conor Gallagher – from Chelsea – (£20m)
  • Kalvin Phillips – from Man City – (Loan)
  • Tino Livramento – from Southampton – (£38m)
  • Gabriel Veiga – from Celta Vigo (£40m)
  • Kephren Thuram – from Nice – (£38m)
  • Harvey Barnes – from Leicester City – (£20m)
  • Roger Ibanez – from AS Roma – (£25m)
  • Matheus Franca – from Flamengo – (Undisclosed)
  • Dusan Vlahovic – from Juventus – (£60m)
  • Joao Felix – from Atletico Madrid – (£86m)

Total Money Spent – £60.8m

Net Spend in 2023 So Far – -£45.8m

Newcastle United Transfer Review 2023

Newcastle are adhering to FFP rules so their mves in the window have been relatively muted but Tonali is an excellent addition in midfield.

Unsurprisingly, the Magpies have been linked with several players and I’d expect a few more through the doors over the window, with another addition in midfield, plus a wide man likely to be top of Eddie Howe’s wish list.

  • Newcastle Transfer Impact – Positive – Tonali is a quality signing in midfield, but Newcastle will need more for the Champions League campaign ahead.

Liverpool

Players Out

  • Roberto Firmino – Released
  • Naby Keita – Released (since signed with Werder Bremen)
  • James Milner – Released (since signed with Brighton)
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Released
  • Fabio Carvalho – to Red Bull Leipzig – Loan
  • Rhys Williams – to Aberdeen – Loan
  • Calvin Ramsey – to Preston NE – Loan

Players Linked to being Sold

  • Thiago – linked with Fenerbahce, Barcelona
  • Jordan Henderson – linked with Al-Ettifaq
  • Ciaominh Kelleher – linked with Leicester City
  • Ibrahima Konate – linked with Napoli but sale unlikely

Total Income from Sales – £0

Players In

  • Alexis MacAllister – from Brighton – £35m
  • Dominic Szobozslai – from Red Bull Leipzig – £60.1m

Players Linked to Liverpool

  • Micky van de Ven – from Wolfsburg – (£30m)
  • Romeo Lavia – from Southampton – (£50m)
  • Kephren Thuram – from Nice – (£38m)
  • Gabriel Veiga – from Celta Vigo – (£34.4m)
  • Federico Valverde – from Real Madrid – (£103m)
  • Aurelien Tchoumani – from Real Madrid – (£80m)
  • Goncalo Inacio – from Sporting Lisbon – (£43m)
  • Ryan Gravenberch – from Bayern Munich – (£25m)

Total Money Spent – £95.1m

Net Spend in 2023 So Far – -£95.1m

Liverpool Transfer Review 2023

After falling off last season, Liverpool needed a big revamp in midfield and in MacAllister and Szoboszlai they have made two big signings.

With Alexander-Arnold likely to move into a midfield role, another centre back signing is needed to play alongside Van Dijk and Konate to complete a great summer of business.

  • Liverpool Transfer Impact –  Huge – The Reds needed a big revamp in midfield. That’s what they are well on the way to achieving.

Tottenham Hotspurs

Players Out

  • Lucas Moura – Released
  • Harry Winks – to Leicester City – £15m
  • Hugo Lloris – Released

Players Linked to being Sold

  • Harry Kane – linked with Man Utd, Man City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – linked with Atletico Madrid (£35m)
  • Giovani Lo Celso – linked with Real Betis

Total Income from Sales – £15m

Players In

  • James Maddison – from Leicester City – £50m
  • Dejan Kulusekski – from Juventus – £33m
  • Manor Solomon – signed as a free agent
  • Guglielmo Vicari – from Empoli – Undisclosed

Players Linked to Tottenham

  • Aymeric Laporte – from Man City – (£21m)
  • Micky van de Ven – from Wolfsburg – (£30m)
  • Clement Lenglet – from Barcelona – (£15m)
  • David Raya – from Brentford – (£40m)
  • Stephane Singo – from Torino – (£12m)
  • Edmond Tapsoba – from Bayer Leverkusen – (£30m)
  • Victor Nelsson – from Galatasaray – (£22m)
  • Dusan Vlahovic – from Juventus – (£60m)
  • Nicolo Zainolo – from Galatasaray – (Unknown)

Total Money Spent – £88m+

Net Spend in 2023 So Far – -£73m

Tottenham Hotspurs Transfer Review 2023

Spurs made Kulusevksi’s move from Juventus permanent in what was an astute deal and the £50m spent on James Maddison equated to just £35m as they snagged back £15m of that selling Harry Winks to the Foxes.

Ange Postecoglu will want more signings, especially in central defence to bolster Spurs, and of course, Harry Kane’s future needs to be sorted with a move away from Spurs seeming likelier by the day.

However, the funds from that could give Postecoglu the money to make the signings he wants.

  • Tottenham Transfer Impact – Good – Maddison is a solid addition, Kulusevski too, but much hinges on Kane’s future as to whether this is a good window or not for Spurs.

Chelsea

Chelsea Transfer Latest

Players Out

  • Kai Havertz – to Arsenal – £65m
  • Mason Mount – to Manchester United – £60m*
  • Mateo Kovacic – to Manchester City – £25m
  • Kalidou Koulibaly – to Al-Hilal – £17m
  • Eduoard Mendy – to Al-Ahli – £16m
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek – to AC Milan – £12m
  • N’Golo Kante – to Al-Ittihad – Free
  • Tiemoue Bakayoko – Released

Players Linked to being Sold

  • Conor Gallagher – linked to Aston Villa, West Ham, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Newcastle – (£20m)
  • Romelu Lukaku – Available to be sold but no interest as yet.
  • Christian Pulisic – strongly linked to Lyon, linked to AC Milan
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi – linked to Nottingham Forest, Bayer Leverkusen
  • Cesar Azpilicueta – linked to Atletico Madrid
  • Reece James – linked to Real Madrid
  • Ben Chilwell – linked to Manchester City

Total Income from Sales – £195m

Players In

  • Christopher Nkunku – from Red Bull Leipzig – £52m
  • Nicolas Jackson – from Villarreal – £32m
  • Diego Moreira – from Benfica – Free
  • Kendry Paez – from Independiente del Valle – Undisclosed
  • Dujuan Richards – from Phoenix Academy – Undisclosed
  • Alex Matos – from Norwich City – Undisclosed

Players Linked to Chelsea

  • Tino Livramento – from Southampton – (£38m)
  • Neymar – from Paris St Germain – (£60m)
  • Romeo Lavia – from Southampton – (£50m)
  • Gabriel Veiga – from Celta Vigo – (£34.4m)
  • Moses Caicedo – from Brighton – (£80m)
  • Rayan Cherki – from Lyon – (Unknown)
  • Matheus Franca – from Flamengo – (Unknown)
  • Federico Valverde – from Real Madrid – (£103m)
  • Sergeij Milinkovic-Savic – from Lazio – (£40m)
  • Goncalo Inacio – from Sporting Lisbon – (£43m)
  • Diogo Costa – from FC Porto – (£64m)
  • Yunus Musah – from Valencia – (£15m)
  • Dusan Vlahovic – from Juventus – (£60m)
  • Victor Osimhen – from Napoli – (£90m)

Total Money Spent – £84m+

Net Spend in 2023 So Far – +£111m

Chelsea Transfer Review 2023

Chelsea have been very busy, especially selling players and have recouped £111m from deals so far, the only one of the top seven teams to record a profit over this window.

However, it has come at the expense of a number of former first team stars and it does look like Mauricio Pochettino is rebuilding the team from top to bottom.

The Londoners are still linked with lots of players and more could leave in what could be an exceptionally busy window.

  • Chelsea Transfer Impact – Undecided – Good players have left and the jury is out on whether the players brought in are any better. Only time will tell.

*any deals marked with an asterisk have not yet been fully finalised but have been agreed.

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