Chelsea are planning three incredible signings to take Thomas Tuchel’s side to another level, Gareth Bale is being linked with a surprise move to Merseyside, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk has details of a swap deal between Manchester United and Juventus.
SANCHO, LUKAKU SET FOR CHELSEA
Chelsea have signalled their intent to make three major signings this summer that they hope can turn Thomas Tuchel’s side into Premier League champions.
The Blues have made big strides since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at the helm. They are well placed to secure a top-four finish and will reach the Champions League final if they keep a clean sheet against Real Madrid.
However, plans are afoot to take the Blues to the next level and become challengers to Manchester City for the Premier League crown.
As per BILD, Tuchel is lining up a raid on Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho. The German paper claims the Blues are the most likely contenders for the England winger. Furthermore, while Dortmund were seeking £107m last summer, he now looks set to leave for just £78m.
As well as Sancho, Tuchel also wants a top striker to replace the misfiring Timo Werner. The German cost £47m from RB Leipzig last summer, but has failed to find his best form.
As such, director Marina Granovskaia has given Chelsea the green light to re-sign Romelu Lukaku. The 27-year-old has emerged as one of the world’s best No 9s under Antonio Conte at Inter. However, it’s reported he can leave for a fee of £105m.
Kounde also linked with Chelsea
The Blues won’t stop there, however, and also have Sevilla’s Jules Kounde in their sights.
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According to La Razon, Sevilla are likely to have to sell the defender this summer for a fee of €70m (£66m).
The Spanish outlet claims Chelsea are ‘best placed’ to sign Kounde.
The three deals would cost an eye-watering £249m and have apparently been signed off by Granovskaia.
However, it’s likely there will also be several departures this summer. Indeed, Tammy Abraham, Werner and Hakim Ziyech are among those who may depart to help cover some of that cost.
ANCELOTTI MAKES GARETH BALE EVERTON PRIORITY
Everton are in the mix to sign Gareth Bale this summer on a free transfer after Carlo Ancelotti made him a priority signing. (El Chiringuito)
Juventus have informed Manchester United they want Alex Telles and a small cash adjustment in exchange for Paulo Dybala this summer. (Calciomercato)
Tottenham are looking at Corinthians striker Rodrigo Varanda if they are to lose Harry Kane this summer. (ESPN Brasil)
Sevilla are plotting a surprise summer raid on Leicester City for Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet. (Mundo Deportivo)
Inter Milan will prioritise a new keeper this summer with Marco Silvestri and Juan Musso both in their sights. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
ARSENAL SET TO MISS OUT ON HAKIMI
Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi has indicated he’d prefer to return to Real Madrid were Inter Milan to sell him this summer. (Marca)
Maurizio Sarri is Roma’s No 1 choice to replace under-pressure boss Paulo Fonseca this summer. Tottenham are also reportedly keen on the former Chelsea boss. (Sky Italia)
Lucas Vazquez is close to renewing his contract with Real Madrid, but a move to AC Milan also remains an option. (AS)
LEWANDOWKSI LINKED WITH MAN UTD AGAIN
Robert Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi is putting pressure on Bayern Munich to either give the striker a lucrative new deal or sell him this summer. Manchester United are reportedly keen. (BILD)
Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez will miss the remainder of the season, after learning he needs surgery on the left shoulder injured against Manchester United. (Sky Italia)
Newcastle United and Atalanta have shown “serious interest” in Vitesse Arnhem’s 22-year-old Dutch defender Danilho Doekhi. (De Telegraaf)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Atletico Madrid want Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj as cover and competition for Kieran Trippier next season. (Mundo Deportivo)
Italy international Alessandro Bastoni ‘wants to stay’ at Inter and has ‘already reached an agreement’ with the club. (Calciomercato)
Leicester’s pursuit of Atalanta full-back Robin Gosens has suffered a blow with the 26-year-old hinting he’d rather stay in Serie A. (Calciomercato)
Anthony Martial has returned to training and could play again for Man Utd before the season is over, in a surprise development. (L’Equipe)