Chelsea, Manchester City near deals for Raheem Sterling, Nathan Ake double swoop

The summer transfer window is here and there’s a lot of gossip about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest rumours, comings and goings and of course deals done!

TOP STORY: Chelsea and Sterling deal is nearing completion

Manchester City winger Raham Sterling has long been linked with a move to Chelsea, and Fabrizio Romano has reported that the city has given final approval for the move.

The England international is expected to move for a sum in the region of £45million plus benefits, according to ESPN sources, making him the Blues’ highest-paid player.

Since joining Man City from Liverpool in July 2015, Sterling has represented the club 337 times, scoring 131 goals and providing a further 94, but has not always been in the starting XI lately.

Chelsea aren’t finalizing their deal with Man City just yet as the clubs are set to negotiate a transfer Nathan Ake after the sterling deal closes, Roman adds.

Sources had previously told ESPN that the 27-year-old Dutch defender is keen to return to Chelsea, having joined the club from Feyenoord as a 15-year-old. A source suggested City are looking for around £50m for Akes’ transfer.

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PAPER GOSSIP

– Arsenal are considering a shock attempt to sign the Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and hope it might work, according to The Daily Star. The Frenchman has just one year left on his Blues contract, is one of Chelsea’s top earners and suffered setbacks through injury last season.

– Paris Saint-Germain’s admiration for the Stade de Reims forward Hugo Ekitik agree as they hope to sign the 20-year-old, reports Foot Mercato. On the other hand, they are unwilling to fulfill Newcastle United’s €40m offer and Ekitike could even stay for the time being instead of leaving in the summer to prove PSG he’s worth that amount instead of himself to join the Magpies.

– Marseille hope to sign Lens right-back Jonathan Klaus and have started negotiations, as reported by L’Equipe. However, the two clubs’ valuations are very far apart at the moment and Marseille are currently facing financial constraints that could make the deal difficult to finalize.

– Newcastle United are considering a bid for the Leeds United winger Jack Harrisonaccording to The Daily Mail, who add that the Englishman is seen as a cheaper alternative to Bayer Leverkusen’s £60m-plus winger Mussa Diaby. Leeds has already added Luis Sinisterra but he is expected to lose Raphinha and also looks at Club Brugge Charles de KetelaerePSV Eindhoven Cody Gakpo and Wolverhampton Wanderers Adam Traore.

– Torino want to include Internazionale Caesar Casadei in the deal that will see Bremen join this Nerazzurri, after Calciomercato. Inter want the midfielder to be worth between €7m and €8m and while Torino want a lower value, there is room for negotiation. Inter also want to include a clause allowing them to re-sign the 19-year-old for around €18m.

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Emma Bowman

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