Manchester City are poised to bolster their attacking options by beating West Ham to the signing of the exciting Belgium winger Jérémy Doku.
The treble winners agreed a deal with Rennes worth up to €60m (£51m) on Monday and a medical is due to take place later this week. The Hammers had submitted a bid for Doku on Sunday but Pep Guardiola’s side moved quickly for the 21-year-old, who was targeted as a replacement for Riyad Mahrez. Personal terms have been agreed with the player on a long-term deal. The Algerian departed the Etihad Stadium for Saudi Arabia at the end of last month after City accepted a £30m offer from Al-Ahli for the 32-year-old.
Chelsea’s incredible spending shows no sign of letting up after they finalised a €16m (£13.6m) deal for the New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic. The Serbia international only moved to MLS 16 months ago but has impressed enough to earn a move to Stamford Bridge.
A medical is booked for Wednesday for the 6ft 4in stopper who is expected to compete with Robert Sánchez for the No 1 spot. Kepa Arrizabalaga recently left for Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal and told fans at his unveiling that he would like to stay at the club beyond next summer.