After a fruitful pre-season tour in South Korea, Antonio Conte and his squad have finally returned to their home country of the United Kingdom. It began with a resounding 6-3 victory over Team K League and culminated in a 1-1 draw with Sevilla.
As a result of his outstanding play for Palmeiras in Brazil, Piquerez is reportedly attracting interest from other clubs in Europe, including Spurs, Marseille, and a club from Germany that has not been named. The 23-year-old player has seven international caps for Uruguay and can play left back, centre back, or in the middle of the defence. He is also comfortable playing in the middle of the field.
After bringing in four new players, Arsenal hoped to add Martinez as their fifth new player. They will instead focus on Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is currently playing for Manchester City, and they are optimistic about quickly reaching a deal of £35 million with the player.
Keeping all of this in mind, feel free to relax and allow us to keep you up to date with all the most recent transfer rumours and pre-season team news right here in this section of our live blog.
In the event that Gvardiol decides to leave Leipzig this summer, Spurs would face competition from a number of other major European clubs who are interested in signing him. There have been rumours that Arsenal are interested in signing Gvardiol, as well as rumours that Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in the Croatian teen sensation.
Another club that has been active in the transfer market is Tottenham, and they are about to announce that Djed Spence will be joining the club for a transfer fee that starts at £12.5 million and can increase with add-ons. On Friday, Spence successfully finished his physical exam. While Chelsea will shortly announce Kalidou Koulibaly as their newest signing, Raheem Sterling was their most recent acquisition.