Chelsea may swoop in if Frenkie de Jong talks with Manchester United fall through

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 could step in if Frenkie de Jong doesn’t join Man United

Chelsea are closely monitoring the Barcelona midfielder’s situation Frenkie deJong and could make a move if his transfer to Manchester United falls through, according to The Guardian.

The Red Devils have long been linked with the Netherlands international and have now reportedly agreed a €65m fee Blaugrana, meaning negotiations are now about De Jong’s personal terms. He is open to a move to Old Trafford despite previously stating he is in no rush to leave Barcelona who need extra funds.

However, the former Ajax player reportedly wants to play in the Champions League, which he won’t be able to do at Man United just yet.

Chelsea had been keeping a close eye on De Jong before joining Barcelona and Thomas Tuchel is said to be a huge admirer of his and while not sure a move will be made, reckons it could be easier than trying to sign that of West Ham United Declan Rice.

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The Blues’ priorities are defense and attack as they have been linked with the Manchester City duo Nathan Ake and Raham SterlingLeedsUnited Raphinhajuvenile Matthijs de Ligt and Seville’s Jules Kounde.

However, despite the plan to field Conor Gallagher, as, there is some uncertainty in midfield Jorginho and N’Golo Kante could leave after Saul Niguez returned to Atlético de Madrid after his unsuccessful loan.

PAPER GOSSIP

-Tuttosport have reported that AC Milan are hoping to beat Internazionale in the signing Paulo Dybala, who is a free agent after his Juventus contract expires. It is also stated that they are interested in Roma Nicolo Zaniolo and could include players in a deal to lower the €50m demands made, while there is also interest in Real Madrid Marco Asensio, who was told by Carlo Ancelotti he could go.

– Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech are looking to join AC Milan who are trying to land the Moroccan on loan with a commitment to make the deal permanent, according to Calciomercato, who claim Ziyech is Milan’s priority. There will have to be discussions between the blues Rossonerias the latter want the deal to total 25 million euros while the former want 5 million euros more.

– Atletico de Madrid need €40m and are open for rent Jose Maria Gimenez leaves but demands €60m for the Uruguay international, AS report, adding that there is interest in the centre-back. While the report doesn’t mention any current interested clubs, it does mention that Real Madrid and Manchester City have looked at him in the past.

Koh Itakura completed his medicine before moving from Manchester City to Borussia Mönchengladbach, as reported by Sky Sports Germany. City are expected to earn just over €5m from the transfer after the Japan international had previously been loaned out three times.

Fiorentina appear to be busy in the summer transfer window as Calciomercato have reported a trio of names La Viola aim to bring in. Shakhtar Donetsk’s dodo and Leicester City Dennis Praetwho was on loan at Torino last season was joined by Real Madrid Lukas Jovic in the report. The first should come closer.

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Emma Bowman

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