GOSSIP COLUMN: Brighton confident Chelsea target Caicedo will stay

TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN: Brighton confident Chelsea target Moises Caicedo is going nowhere as Tottenham suffer Micky van de Ven blow and Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui could walk away

  • Brighton are optimistic £105m price tag on Caicedo means he will stay there
  • Brentford are expected to reject Arsenal’s opening £23m bid for David Raya 
  • Premier League transfer window: Club-by-club list of all the summer moves

It’s now just a week until the new Premier League season kicks off, with reigning champions Manchester City making the trip to promoted Burnley on August 11.

But clubs will have until September 1 to strengthen their squads in the summer transfer window.

Most of the top-flight clubs are still in need of reinforcements, Manchester United are preparing to unveil new £72million striker Rasmus Hojlund ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Lens and James Maddison is optimistic Harry Kane will remain at Tottenham.

With several deals this summer reliant on one another it’s shaping up to be a very intriguing close to the window. 

Below, Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest news and gossip on Friday. 

Manchester United hope to unveil new £72m striker Rasmus Hojlund this weekend

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Brighton expect Moises Caicedo to stay as they slap a £105m asking price on the Chelsea target (Sky Sports).

Wolfsburg are holding out for their £43m valuation of Tottenham target Micky Van de Ven as talks continue over the Netherlands Under 21 star (Mail Sport).

Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui could walk out just days before the new season over transfer concerns (Daily Mirror). 

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Aston Villa’s Lucas Digne is the latest player attracting interest from Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal pressing ahead with plans to sign him (Mail Sport). 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering an offer from Besiktas after his Liverpool contract ran down (BBC Sport). 

Arsenal are set to bid £20m plus £3m in add-ons for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya – and are set to be rebuffed immediately (Mail Sport). 

Juventus have identified Alvaro Morata as an alternative to Romelu Lukaku with the striker potentially set for a third spell there (Calciomercato). 

Brighton are confident that Moises Caicedo’s £105m price tag will deter Chelsea and others

Wolfsburg are sticking to their £43m asking price for Tottenham target Micky van de Ven

Galatasaray have turned their attention to Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele after failing to strike a deal with Manchester United for Fred (Mail Sport). 

Joao Cancelo has agreed personal terms with Barcelona ahead of a possible switch from Manchester City (Fabrizio Romano). 

West Ham and Nottingham Forest are interested in PSG striker Hugo Ekitike as the Parisians close in on a deal for £69m Goncalo Ramos (RMC Sport). 

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