Spurs set to battle Arsenal for £60m winger as West Ham ready raid for England Under-21s star

The biggest new Premier League transfer rumours, including updates from Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham, Everton & Brighton.
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It’s time for Thursday’s round-up of all the latest Premier League transfer rumours – and we start in North London, where Caught Offside believe that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set for a transfer showdown over Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto.

Arsenal’s interest in Neto is nothing new, but apparently they can “expect some competition” over the summer with Spurs also keen on the Portugal player, who has reported elsewhere to be valued at around £60m by his club – although this article, which hinges on information from Fabrizio Romano, suggests that a price tag has not yet been decided.

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If the Gunners do lose out to their rivals, however, it may not all be doom and gloom – apparently Mikel Arteta has “a long list of names” lined up, per the Italian transfer guru, so Neto isn’t the only winger they’re interested in bringing to the Emirates.

The 3AM Verdict: If you’ll permit us to state the obvious, Neto is a pretty handy player, so we’re hardly surprised that Spurs would want in on a bid as well – the real question is whether he can live up to a hefty price tag given his rather fraught injury history. He’s missed 13 games with injuries already this season and has missed huge tranches of game time in the past with serious knee ligament and ankle problems. That makes a big bid look like a bit of a gamble.

Four Premier League teams in for Juve youngster

One of the stars of England Under-21’s 7-0 rout of Luxembourg the other day was Juventus’ Samuel Iling-Junior – and it looks increasingly likely that the 20-year-old will be on the move this summer given that his contract with the Old Lady only has a little over a year left to run. And Football Insider think there’s a pretty long queue of clubs keen to snap him up.

Spurs, West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton are all listed as interested in a bid for a player who typically operates as a left-sided winger but who has popped up on both flanks at times and scored his two goals against Luxembourg from left wing-back. As well as versatility, he offers plenty of quality, too, which is why it isn’t only English teams in the market – Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich are taking a look too, apparently.

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The 3AM Verdict: We wrote up a full scouting report on Iling-Junior towards the end of last season which you can read here – but sufficed to say that he’s fast, fun and a very direct player who offers plenty of threat in the final third, and we’re not surprised to see a queue forming for his signature. No transfer fee is mentioned in the article, however, so it’s hard to gauge whether we’re looking at a fair deal or a possible overpay.

West Ham still in for Icelander

We’re quickly getting to a point where it would be quicker to list out the teams who aren’t alleged to be interested in Genoa and Iceland attacking midfielder Albert Guðmundsson, especially after Sport Witness added West Ham’s name back into the mix.

Citing reports from Italy which claim that the Hammers had a bid rejected in January, the article suggests that they will rival quite a few teams – most notably Spurs – for his signature in the summer. The bad news for David Moyes is that apparently the asking price is going up. Where Genoa had originally hoped to get €30m (£25.7m) for his services, the substantial interest he’s generated means that the price “will have to be revised upwards.” The good news is that Sport Witness also reckon that Guðmundsson favours a move to England.

The 3AM Verdict: Guðmundsson has notched up 10 goals and three assists in Serie A this season from midfield and managed 11 last season, just to prove that it wasn’t a fluke. That level of goalscoring prowess, matched with a very decent passing game, is why he’s in demand – and as long as the price doesn’t spiral up too far past £25m, we’d say he could be a very good buy for quite a few teams.

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