Kounde open to Chelsea move
Sevilla defender Joules Kounde is an admirer of Chelsea’s current sporting project, and would prefer a move to the Blues than to Arsenal, according to The Athletic. The Frenchman is being linked with various clubs, but would be keen on signing for the Champions League winners.
Man Utd handed Varane boost
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their chase of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane while they are set to receive an offer from West Ham for Jesse Lingard.
The Red Devils were originally looking at a £60m fee for the 28-year-old – but they have been handed some good news ahead of negotiations.
But there could be some players heading out the door too as West Ham are stepping up their efforts to secure Jesse Lingard’s signature.
Arsenal want Ruben Neves to replace AS Roma-bound Granit Xhaka – report
Arsenal are looking at Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves as a replacement for Granit Xhaka, according to a report.
The website claims that the Gunners have held talks about signing Neves from Wolves to fill Xhaka’s void in Arteta’s midfield.
The story adds that Wolves would be prepared to sell the 24-year-old if Arsenal are willing to meet their £35m valuation of the Portugal international.
Barcelona plotting Inter Milan swap deal to pip Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid
Barcelona want to sign Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez this summer and are reportedly willing to offer some of their most high-profile players in order to land him. Martinez has been attracting the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs this summer after a decent campaign with Inter.
The 23-year-old contributed 19 goals and seven assists in 48 appearances for the Italian club last season.
His efforts helped Inter win their first Serie A title in 11 years, but the Scudetto has been followed by lots of uncertainty in Milan.
Real Madrid Demand €30 Million From AC Milan For Brahim Diaz
Real Madrid are reportedly seeking a transfer fee of €30 million for midfielder Brahim Diaz, with AC Milan keen on a permanent deal for the Spaniard.
According to a report from Goal, Real Madrid have slapped a price tag of €30 million on Spanish playmaker Brahim Diaz amid serious interest from Serie A heavyweights AC Milan heading into the summer transfer window.