Chelsea transfer hijacked, Toney bid rejected, Arsenal's Xavi Simons plan: FootballTransfers recap

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2024 16:50 CDT
  • 6 min read
Todd Boehly, Chelsea
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Monday delivered plenty of intriguing transfer news as Chelsea had a 'done deal' hijacked by a Premier League rival.

Plus, Tottenham had a bid for Ivan Toney rejected, Man Utd are ready to move on from Jarrad Branthwaite and Arsenal have an interesting plan for Xavi Simons. There's plenty to cover, so let's jump right in.

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Exclusive: Toney bid rejected

FootballTransfers can reveal that Brentford have knocked Tottenham's opening offer for Ivan Toney back.

Confirmed: Fulham back in for Andre

We can also confirm that Fulham have reignited their interest in Fluminense midfielder Andre.

Wolves hijack Chelsea deal

Wolves have managed to hijack Chelsea's transfer for Pedro Lima at the 11th hour.

This came even after the wonderkid himself confirmed that a move to BlueCo-owned Strasbourg was done.

Pedro Lima
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Man Utd's Branthwaite decision

Man Utd are ready to drop their interest in top target Jarrad Branthwaite if Everton won't budge from their valuation.

A new centre-back target has already emerged for Man Utd.

Marc Guehi is also on their radar and they have hatched an intriguing plan to get Crystal Palace to sell.

There is, however, an argument to be made that Branthwaite is worth the fortune Everton are demanding.

Arsenal make Simons move

Arsenal and Man Utd have both enquired about Xavi Simons, but while the latter want a permanent deal, the Gunners have a different plan.

Euro shocks

Romania and Slovakia both caused upsets in today's Euro 2024 games. Here's who scored the all-important goals.

Additionally, today's games saw someone notch a brace of assists for the first time at this still-young tournament.

One of the most surprising call-ups of Euro 2024 was N'Golo Kante, but the former Chelsea midfielder looked a man reborn for France.

Mykhailo Mudryk was accused of making one of Ukraine's biggest talents look bad during their shock loss to Romania.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, meanwhile, earned praise for his leadership skills during the game.

Oleksandr Zinchenko
© IMAGO - Oleksandr Zinchenko

Transfer news

Finally, let's finish up with some transfer news from around the world. One of Barcelona's €1 billion wonderkids is set to benefit from Hansi Flick's appointment, but it's neither Pau Cubarsi nor Lamine Yamal.

Arsenal face a new hijack threat for Joshua Zirkzee.

Fabrizio Romano has had some bad news for Arsenal and Man Utd.

Man Utd winger Facundo Pellistri looks to be on his way out.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's agent and his father both dropped a major bomb on his future.

Romano then confirmed that Chelsea retain an interest in the Georgian.

Arne Slot is facing his first huge problem at Liverpool.

Atletico Madrid are eyeing a shock move for a Chelsea star.

Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Man Utd talked to Thomas Tuchel behind his back.

The key to the Dutchman's contract talks has been revealed.

Florian Wirtz's father has once again spoken about the Real Madrid target's future.

Lastly, Chelsea have received some good news regarding their Michael Olise pursuit.

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