Chelsea Consider Ronaldo Approach
The Athletic reveal that Todd Boehly held a meeting in Portugal last week with super-agent Jorge Mendes, whose clients include Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s situation and the idea of him switching to Chelsea this summer is understood to have been among the subjects discussed. The 37-year-old Portugal international has 12 months remaining on the two-year deal he signed on rejoining Manchester United for a second spell last summer after 12 years playing in Spain and Italy.
Liverpool Could Let Real Madrid Target Leave
Liverpool could let Mohamed Salah join Real Madrid for £60 million ($74m) this summer, claims The Sun. The Reds’ owners would reportedly consider parting ways with the prolific Egypt international if the price was right, having let Sadio Mane depart earlier this summer. Madrid are thought to be keen on a move for Salah, one of the Premier League’s most successful overseas stars in history.
Spurs remain in talks with Everton over Winks
Tottenham and Everton remain in talks over the transfer of midfielder Harry Winks. Spurs want a permanent deal, but Everton would prefer a loan with an obligation to buy. Winks is aware he is not in Tottenham boss Antonio Conte’s plans. Meanwhile, Everton forward Richarlison is admired by Spurs managing director of football Fabio Paratici but no bids have been made so far.
Chelsea make Sterling contact
Chelsea have made contact with Raheem Sterling’s representatives over a move for the Manchester City star, claims The Telegraph. The Blues have long been linked with a move for the England international this summer, as the Citizens continue to reshape their squad.
Bale agrees LAFC move
Gareth Bale has agreed to join LAFC on a one-year deal. The Wales international received other offers after leaving Real Madrid but has decided to play in the MLS.
Arsenal to table improved Raphinha bid
Arsenal are set to put an improved bid for Leeds United winger Raphinha on the table, per Sky Sports News. The Gunners have already seen one official bid knocked back for the Brazil international but are expected to come back with a second offer shortly. It comes amid reports that they have confirmed a deal for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, while rival Barcelona continue to stall over a swoop for Raphinha.
Roma and Sevilla monitoring Veltman
Roma and Sevilla are two clubs monitoring Joel Veltman’s situation at Brighton. The 30-year-old Netherlands international has only a year left on his contract at the Amex Stadium.
Spurs stall in Spence bid
Tottenham could drop their interest in Djed Spence. The Sun reports the Premier League side do not want to meet Middlesbrough’s £15 million asking price for the full-back.
Bayern demand €60m for Lewandowski
Bayern Munich have told Barcelona that they will have to pay around €60 million (£52m/$63m to sign Robert Lewandowski this summer. Sky Sport in Germany reports the Bundesliga champions have decided that they are wiling to part ways with the Poland star, but only for the right price. So far, the Catalan side’s latest offers have fallen short of the Bavarian team’s demands.
Transfer News: Chelsea refused to sanction £20m move for Bellingham; Man Utd eye move for Fofana.
Frank Lampard has claimed that Chelsea refused to sanction a £20m transfer swoop for Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham when he was at the helm, according to GOAL. “When I was managing at Chelsea (first time) I was desperate to bring Jude Bellingham in,” Lampard revealed during a chat in the Obi One Podcast. “But I couldn’t get it through upstairs – the idea of paying £20m for someone his age (at the time).”
Manchester United eye move for Youssef Fofana
Manchester United are interested in AS Monaco first team pair Vanderson and Youssouf Fofana, according to 90min . The Red Devils are currently in the process of a takeover of their sporting operations by Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS, with the deal expected to be finalized in the coming weeks. The aim is to lay the groundwork for a new footballing structure that can help improve the club’s on-pitch performance in the long run. Former Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell is anticipated to take on a similar role at Old Trafford under Ratcliffe’s leadership.
Transfer News: Chelsea has to pay €25m for Rayan Cherki, Thiago Silva in talks to join Fluminense
Lyon are ready to accept a modest €25 million bid from suitors for unwanted playmaker Rayan Cherki, with Chelsea and Newcastle United keen. According to Fichajes , Lyon are ready to sell Rayan Cherki to any suitor, offering €25 million in the next window. The French playmaker had a recent falling out, and there are rumours that his club would like to cash in, with Chelsea and Newcastle United among those keen on signing him.
Thiago Silva in talks to join Fluminense
Thiago Silva has been linked with a move away from Chelsea in recent months, he could be closing in on her return to former club Fluminense. A report from Jorge Nicola has claimed that Thiago Silva is currently in talks with Fluminense regarding a return next year. The veteran Brazilian defender has been linked with Saudi Arabian clubs as well . He has been a useful servant for Chelsea since joining the club. But the veteran defender is in his twilight years and he will have to be replaced soon.
Man Utd planning to bolster two key positions in January
Manchester United are reportedly planning to strengthen two key positions in the upcoming transfer window, as per the Daily Mail. According to the report by the Daily Mail , United have identified defence and attack are the two areas that need bolstering so they have started exploring the market to reinforce those two positions.
Bayern rival Arsenal in race to sign Zubimendi
Bayern Munich to battle it out with Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester United for the services of Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi. According to a report by Football Transfers , Bayern Munich are keen on having Martin Zubimendi in their ranks. The German giants are keen on having a new defensive midfielder in their team and they have identified the 24- year-old Real Sociedad star as a key target. Bayern are the not only ones interested, they will have to battle it out with Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester United.
Transfer News: Chelsea has to pay over £75m for Watkins; Madrid ready to pay €40m for Le Normand
Chelsea has to pay over £75m for Ollie Watkins
Ollie Watkins could cost over £75 million if Arsenal and Chelsea attempt to sign the England international during the January window. Neil Moxley via Give Me Sport has claimed that Ollie Watkins would cost well over £75 million in the January transfer window. Arsenal and Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the Aston Villa star ahead of the winter market. But the Midlands side are not concerned about a mid-season departure.
Real Madrid ready to pay €40m for Robin Le Normand
Real Madrid will happily pay €40 million to sign Spanish international defender Robin Le Normand from Real Sociedad. According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes , Robin Le Normand is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The Merengues are scouring the market for a centre-back ahead of the 2024 summer transfer window. And they are willing to shell out €40 million to sign the Spanish international defender from Real Sociedad.
Aston Villa formulating bid to sign Marcos Acuna
Aston Villa are looking to put forward an offer worth €15 million to acquire the services of 31-year-old Sevilla full-back Marcos Acuna. According to a report by Fichajes , Aston Villa are keen on having Marcos Acuna in their ranks. The English club are desperately looking for a new left-back. Their manager Unai Emery is a big fan of the 31-year-old and wants him at his disposal in the upcoming winter transfer window. The Villans are ready to offer €15 million to land the World Cup- winning defender.
Newcastle looking at loan options to replace Tonali
Newcastle United is considering options in the loan market to find a replacement for Sandro Tonali, mainly due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) constraints, according to 90min. One potential candidate is Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips, who aligns well with their requirements, and a loan deal is being explored. Additionally, the club is exploring the possibility of a loan arrangement with one of the Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) Saudi Arabia-owned clubs. There’s also a focus on players who were previously on Newcastle’s radar and are currently performing well in the Pro League, with examples including Ruben Neves and Gabri Veiga.
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