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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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