Transfer Zone: Erling Haaland 'hopes' he isn't going to Chelsea plus 'crazy' Arsenal deal

Chelsea may have seen their hopes of signing Erling Haaland dashed, but have they beaten Tottenham to a key defensive target?

Erling playing Haaland to get?

It's a beutiful story... I mean, which club doesn't dream of a top transfer target openly telling the press that he 'hopes' the rumours of him moving are not true?

Fair to say that Erling Haaland did not give the Champions League winners much encouragement when asked about his future. 

Hey Jules

This way for more positive Chelsea news: They definitely need a centre-back, and it appears they have got a very good one in their sights. 

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Spurs sale

This is one of those 'from the horse's mouth' things rather than a rumour. Toby Alderweireld is out.

Tottenham taking the defensive

Tottenham probably needed some serious defensive reinforcements before Alderwiereld's departure, but they have multiple plans for that according to the always reliable Romano.

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They're not Gunner like this...

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, so let's check in with how the internet is reacting to that... oh.

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Are Leeds taking the Mikkel?

Leeds would be getting gem if there is any truth in this rumour from Il Bionconero, although Sampdoria have warned it would take a huge offer to wrestle Mikkel Damsgaard from their clutches.

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Right (hand) man for the job?

Ashley Cole has now followed fellow 'goldern generationers' Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and John Terry into prominent coaching roles. He has been appointed assistant coach for the England under-21s alongside new boss Lee Carsley.

Never Gonna Happen

Well, maybe not never, but certainly not this summer.