We are now into July, which means that the 20 Premier League clubs only have just over a month to get their business done before the new season starts. Today’s Premier League transfer roundup includes an update in regards to the future of a West Ham star, news on Tanguy Ndombele’s move to Tottenham and an Arsenal bid made for a Crystal Palace winger.
Marko Arnautovic has not had the best of times at West Ham this year. The Austrian appeared to be on his way out of the London Stadium in January amidst interest from China, but in the end, he ended up staying at the Hammers, even signing a new contract. However, it now appears that he wants a move, according to Sky Sports. They are reporting that he has handed in a transfer request to the club, with an unnamed side from the Chinese Super League once again interested. The former Inter Milan forward has scored 22 goals in 65 games since joining the Hammers in 2017.
It has been on the cards for quite a while, and now the saga finally seems to have come to an end. According to Sky Sports, Tanguy Ndombele has signed for Tottenham from Lyon. The French midfielder will join the club in a deal worth £65m, which is the highest fee Spurs have ever paid for a player. He will sign a five-year contract with the Lilywhites, with the option to add another year. The fee represents a huge profit for the Ligue 1 side. They signed Ndombele last year for just £7.2m, meaning they will make a profit of over £57m.
Arsenal’s transfer budget is not the biggest this year, with the Gunners reportedly having just £45m to spend on new recruits. As such, they may struggle to sign their top targets, but that won’t stop them from trying. According to Sky Sports, the Emirates outfit have launched a bid of £40m for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. The Ivory Coast international apparently wants the move, having told Palace that it is his dream to join the North London side. However, this bid is unlikely to be enough to convince the Eagles to let go of one of their most-prized assets who they value at £80m.