Good morning footy fans
It was a busy day on Monday with Premier League clubs being busy in the transfer market.
West Ham confirmed the signing of Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd for £30million,
The left-footed defender is “excited” to play for the East London club.
He said: “I was really excited when I heard about West Ham’s interest.
“When I heard about it, I knew I needed to go to the Premier League, because it’s a dream for every player.
“West Ham is a historic Club. I saw a few of their games this year, and I saw the fans and the atmosphere were fantastic, with the bubbles!
“I talked with the manager and he showed me that he was very interested, so it was easy to choose to come to West Ham.”
Over at Stamford Bridge, Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan on loan is being held up by the Italian club’s president.
Chelsea are keen to sort Lukaku’s situation after the club record signing struggled to produce results.
Lukaku played some of his best football at the San Siro, helping Inter win the 2020/21 Scudetto.
However, Inter president Steven Zhang is said to have baulked at proposed loan fee/salary, according to The Athletic.
Arsenal are said to be edging closer to the signing of Gabriel Jesus.
he Gunners previously saw a bid of around £30million for the Brazilian striker rejected.
But Goal report they will go back to Manchester City with an improved offer.
Although it may still not match the champions’ valuation of £50m, the second bid will likely include performance-related add-ons which could bump the overall price up and is expected to be accepted.