Chelsea are ready to fulfil Thomas Tuchel’s wish and recruit a dream €100m signing, Liverpool’s hopes for Ibrahima Konate have been firmly denied, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Arsenal will look to beat Manchester United to the ‘next Bruno Fernandes’.
HUGE LUKAKU BID FROM CHELSEA
Chelsea are reported to have contacted Inter Milan to lodge a breathtaking €100m offer for Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian striker has developed into one of the world’s most elite strikers during his time at the San Siro. Having paid a club record €80m to sign him in 2019, Lukaku has plundered 60 goals in just 86 games for the Nerazzurri.
And while Inter don’t want to sell, a huge offer could leave them with little choice to sell due to a difficult year financially.
Lukaku is perhaps the last man Antonio Conte would want to lose, but the giant offer could leave them with little choice.
The big No 9 of course is no stranger to Chelsea. He made 15 appearances as a teenager for the club between 2011 and 2014. He also almost re-signed in summer 2017, before opting instead for Manchester United.
But a reunion looks to be on the cards now after all, according to Calciomercato. They claim Lukaku is seen as a ‘dream signing’ for Thomas Tuchel and the perfect replacement for the misfiring Timo Werner. They claim Chelsea have the financial muscle to bring Lukaku back, with director Marina Granovskaia agreeing to the German’s wish.
While Erling Haaland is a priority for Chelsea, it’s felt a deal to sign Lukaku would be less complicated.
Furthermore, Chelsea plan to act quickly to tie up the deal ahead of rivals Manchester City, who are also lurking.
Werner has just 10 goals from 40 appearances for Chelsea. The German’s confidence has been zapped and he’s now on a run of one goal in his last 15 appearances. A move away this summer for Werner looks a very real possibility.
ARSENAL KEEN ON PEDRO GONCALVES
Arsenal will rival Manchester United for Sporting Lisbon attacker Pedro Goncalves, the Portuguese star regarded as the ‘next Bruno Fernandes’. (A Bola)
Chelsea are ready to take ‘concrete action’ for Romelu Lukaku and will submit a giant €100m offer to Inter Milan. (Calciomercato)
Alex Telles has told Man Utd he has no interest in being the bait in a raid for Sporting Lisbon’s Nuno Mendes. (Record)
Ibrahima Konate is staying at RB Leipzig this summer after they firmly dismissed links with Liverpool. (SportBILD)
CITY TARGET THREE LEFT-BACKS
Man City want to sign a new left-back this summer with David Alaba, Jose Gaya and Alex Grimaldo all options. (Fijaches)
Ousmane Dembele is likely to agree a new three-year deal to seal a remarkable turnaround for the winger at Barcelona. (Sport)
Chelsea have emerged as genuine rivals to Manchester United for Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic. (Tuttomercatoweb)
AC Milan will send Diogo Dalot back to Man Utd and are considering Matias Vina, Elseid Hysaj and Junior Firpo as replacements. (Calciomercato)
Roma and Milan are reportedly fighting Chelsea for Torino captain Andrea Belotti this summer. (Corriere dello Sport)
ARSENAL PLOT HAKIMI BID
Arsenal are ready to launch a firm bid to sign Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi, with Hector Bellerin poised to leave. (AS)
Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno, who has a €100m exit clause, is among Atletico Madrid’s key targets this summer. (Marca)
Vinicius Junior insists ongoing criticism of his abilities provided the spark for his two-goal salvo against Liverpool on Tuesday. (Marca)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Arsenal will consider selling Alexandre Lacazette this summer with Inter Milan, Roma, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid all keen. (90 min)
Alvaro Morata looks likely to leave Juventus this summer, with a return to former club Atletico Madrid possible. (AS)