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Transfer News: Done Deal, Chelsea eye Fofana swap deal, Loftus-Cheek’s Chelsea exit stance



Chelsea eye Fofana swap deal

Chelsea are reportedly planning a bid for Leicester City star Wesley Fofana and may throw in Ruben Loftus-Cheek to sweeten the deal.

The Blues have been discussing the option internally, and are considering offering the Foxes £40-45m for Fofana, plus Loftus-Cheek.

Loftus-Cheek’s Chelsea exit stance

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has no desire to leave Chelsea this summer amid links to Leicester City as part of a deal for Wesley Fofana.

The Telegraph report Loftus-Cheek’s current stance is that he won’t go, whether it’s part of a swap for Fofana or in a standalone transfer.

He is ready to fight for his place in Thomas Tuchel’s midfield, despite the added competition from Conor Gallagher this season.

Leno to join Fulham

Fulham are set to announce the signing of Bernd Leno from Arsenal, according to The Guardian.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper will join the Premier League side on a permanent deal.

Evangelos Marinakis hires Huddersfield Town boss who lost to Nottingham Forest in play-off final

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis has appointed former Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan as manager of Olympiacos.

Corberan managed Huddersfield last season, guiding them to the play-off final before they were beaten by Forest at Wembley Stadium. He resigned his position four weeks ago and is now the manager of Olympiacos who, like Forest, are owned by Evangelos Marinakis.

Schmeichel set for Nice

Kasper Schmeichel will call time on his 11-year career at Leicester City by joining Ligue 1 side OGC Nice this summer.

Sky Sports report Schmeichel is closing in on a move to France, and he will undergo a medical in the next 24-48 hours.

Nice have agreed a fee with Leicester for his services, with it now only a matter of time before the move is completed.

Done Deals

Lorenzo Lucca joins Ajax

Italy U21 striker Lorenzo Lucca has just signed his contract as new Ajax player. Deal completed and sealed between clubs/player side.

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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.

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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.

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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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