Chelsea back in for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong

The summer season switch window is right here, and there is loads of gossip swirling about who’s transferring the place. Transfer Talk brings you all the newest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, in fact, achieved offers!

TOP STORY: Chelsea to return for De Jong, eager on Aubameyang

Chelsea are making ready to sit down down with Barcelona for talks over a double transfer Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangin response to The Telegraph.

The report provides that Chelsea may allot as much as £300 million for summer season transfers as new proprietor Todd Boehly continues to back supervisor Thomas Tuchel, and after ESPN revealed the Blues’ curiosity in Aubameyang and FC Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko earlier on Thursday, it seems as though they’re now desperate to return to the pursuit of De Jong.

The Blaugrana want to offload the 25-year-old midfielder this summer season, having agreed an €85m whole payment with Manchester United, they usually may have a significantly better likelihood of reaching a full settlement with Chelsea. The Netherlands worldwide didn’t wish to depart Camp Nou to hitch United, however he’s reportedly way more open to the thought of ​​a swap to Stamford Bridge as a result of Champions League soccer.

With Chelsea additionally persevering with the search for Romelu Lukaku’s alternative, Aubameyang seems to be on the prime of their shortlist, with the 33-year-old frontman impressing for Barcelona final season, scoring 11 objectives in 17 LaLiga appearances. Barca have already introduced in Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha this summer season, so the previous Gabon worldwide may very well be surplus to necessities.

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09.55 BST: Brazilian left-back Alex Telles has been talking after becoming a member of Sevilla on a season-long mortgage from Manchester United.

“I’ve all the time seen Sevilla with excellent eyes and when the chance got here, I didn’t assume twice about it,” he stated. “I feel I’m in the precise place to play my greatest soccer. I had zero doubts. The Sevilla coach [Julen Lopetegui] gave me confidence and that leaves you keen, that is why I’m right here.

“My purpose of taking part in in the World Cup may be very clear in my thoughts and Sevilla has given me the chance to do my job with confidence. That’s why I’m additionally eager to compete, as a result of it is an important yr. I’ve additionally come right here as a result of it offers me the chance to play in the Champions League. LaLiga seems like a really aggressive and robust league. It’s totally different from the opposite tournaments I’ve performed in, however with the expertise I’ve and all the things I’ve been by means of through the years, I feel it is going to be a troublesome however productive yr. I count on the most effective of LaLiga.”

09.38 BST: Barcelona starlet Gavi turns 18 at present, with the participant anticipated to signal a long-term contract on the membership.

The Spain worldwide is among the hottest prospects to come back from the membership’s youth academy in latest years and has caught the eye of a few of Europe’s prime groups.

Gavi, who’s underneath contract with Barca till June 2023, made 47 appearances for Barca in his maiden marketing campaign final season.

Barca soccer director Mateu Alemany was sure that Gavi will proceed on the membership for the foreseeable future and stated: “We are ready till he turns 18 on Aug. 5 so he can signal a contract longer than three years. We have small particulars to shut out, however we are going to get it resolved. 100% Gavi will proceed at Barca.”

08.47 BST: Barcelona have missed out on signing Cesar Azpilicueta however will not be giving up on his Chelsea teammate Marcos Alonso.

A goal of Barcelona, ​​Azpilicueta signed a contract extension with Chelsea forward of the beginning of the Premier League.

Mundo Deportivo stories that Barca have turned their full deal with luring Alonso to Camp Nou. With Chelsea anticipated to signal Brighton defender Marc Cucurellathe doorways might be open for the Blues to barter Alonso’s departure.

Alonso, 31, is underneath contract with Chelsea for one other season and the Spanish left-back is raring to hitch Barca. His agent, Fali Ramadani, met with Barca executives final week to debate his potential arrival.

08.00 BST: Antonio Conte stated Tottenham are transferring in the “proper course” after bringing in new gamers however used Manchester United’s final summer season window as a warning for these anticipating a Premier League title problem.

Spurs have signed six new gamers thus far for round £100m together with Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic as they appear to construct on final season’s fourth-placed end in the Premier League.

Conte has beforehand insisted he solely joined Spurs — whose final top-flight title got here in 1961 — to problem for the most important prizes however stated United’s travails function a first-rate instance of how troublesome it’s to get nearer to Liverpool and Manchester City.

When requested how Spurs may shut the hole on the league’s prime two, Conte instructed a information convention on Thursday: “You forgot Chelsea and it is a huge, huge mistake. You are speaking a few workforce that gained the Champions League two seasons in the past. It is a very huge squad.

“Last season they gained the World Cup for golf equipment. Why is Chelsea not in this group of prime groups? For me, Chelsea is in this group. They wish to keep there and need to be thought-about in this place.

“And then there may be United. Football shouldn’t be one, extra one, [equals] two. United, final season, completed sixth regardless of a switch market of [Jadon] Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and [Raphael] Varane. Two seasons in the past they completed second.

“They did this switch market to attempt to win the league they usually completed sixth. You have to concentrate in my opinion to all of those conditions. We know that in England it’s troublesome to battle to win however we wish to attempt to be aggressive, to attempt to enhance on final season and that is our goal.”



Julien Laurens expresses his considerations for Chelsea and Man United’s possibilities of ending in the highest 4 this season.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

– Sport is reporting that Barcelona have an interest in touchdown Thomas Meunier. After lacking out on the acquisition of Cesar Azpilicuetawho signed a brand new two-year take care of Chelsea on Thursday, the Blaugrana at the moment are stepping up their chase for the 30-year-old Borussia Dortmund wing-back. It is reported that Manchester United have been additionally in him, however the LaLiga aspect at the moment are anticipated to advance talks, with Xavi Hernandez eager to land a participant who may be deployed as an attacking right-back.

– Leicester City and Nottingham Forest are set to battle it out for the signature of Houssem Aouar, writes Foot Mercato. Lyon are reported to be wanting for a payment in the area of €15m to half methods with the 24-year-old midfielder, who has additionally been on the radar of Real Betis and Arsenal. Aouar featured 36 occasions in Ligue 1 final season and contributed to 10 objectives.

Maxwell Cornet is on the verge of signing a take care of West Ham United, stories The Guardian. The 25-year-old versatile winger is believed to have a launch clause of £17.5m after Burnley suffered relegation from the Premier League final season. And, regardless of curiosity from Everton, it seems as if the Hammers have gained the race to land the Ivory Coast worldwide.

– Juventus have made a proposal to signal Dries Mertens, says Gianluca Di Marzio. The 35-year-old ahead is at present a free agent after his contract expired with Napoli and the Bianconeri have supplied him a two-year deal to make the swap to the Allianz Stadium. The Belgium worldwide has additionally been on the radar of Galatasaray.

– Crystal Palace want to signal former Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba, writes Foot Mercato. It is known that Patrick Vieira has already made contact with the 19-year-old RB Leipzig star, who spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Valencia. The Bundesliga aspect may very well be ready to let him go, provides the outlet, after he performed simply 90 minutes of soccer for them throughout 5 substitute appearances.


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