Chelsea have been given the green light to make a triple summer move that could cost up to £210million, while Newcastle are ready to renew their interest in a midfield target, according to Friday’s Paper Talk.
CHELSEA SET FOR TRIPLE SUMMER RAID
Roman Abramovich has reportedly given the green light for Chelsea to make a £210million triple transfer swoop this summer.
Frank Lampard is looking to revamp his squad after a frustrating January window that saw no arrivals at Stamford Bridge, despite the club getting their transfer ban lifted.
A £33.5million deal for Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech has already been agreed but further incomings are expected once the campaign is finished.
And according to a report in the Daily Express, via Goal, the Blues are looking to further invest in attacking areas, while a new left-back is also on the agenda.
Borussia Dortmund’s £100million-rated Jadon Sancho is high on the wish list, although Chelsea will face major competition in the shape of Manchester United and Liverpool if they want to bring in the England international winger.
Another Liverpool target, Timo Werner, is also wanted and could be available for as little as £50m, while Leicester’s Ben Chilwell is seen as the club’s left-back for the next decade.
Lampard is looking to upgrade the left-back position, with Emerson Palmieri being tipped for a move to Juventus or Inter Milan this summer and Chilwell would cost in the region of £60m.
Abramovich is said to be ready to splash the cash, as the Blues look to close the gap on a Premier League that has dominated by Liverpool and Manchester City over the past couple of seasons.
AND THE REST
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has been linked with a possible summer exit from Anfield with Bayern Munich considering making a move for the Brazilian (Daily Express)
Middlesbrough have pocketed a £2m windfall from the transfer of Martin Braithwaite from Leganes to Barcelona courtesy of a sell-on clause inserted when the 28-year-old was sold to the La Liga side last August (The Sun)
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen flew to Milan to have a face mask fitted so he can play against Tottenham on Saturday (The Sun)
Tottenham ace Steven Bergwijn is facing a driving ban after being caught doing 91mph in a built-up area (The Sun)
16-year-old Chelsea starlet Samuel Iling-Junior is wanted by Bayern Munich, PSG and Ajax after his contract talks stalled (The Sun)
Liverpool have no intentions of changing their scouting set-up despite links with Real Madrid scout Juni Calafat, who has also been linked to Chelsea (Daily Star)
Paul Pogba’s Manchester United exit is not proving as simple as he foresaw with agent Mino Raiola struggling to find a suitor for the wantaway star (Daily Star)
Chelsea’s Brazil winger Willian, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season but says he has no plans to move his family from their London home (Daily Mail)
FA staff will be forced to move out of Wembley for Euro 2020 as UEFA are due to move into the stadium on May 27, 16 days before the tournament begins (Daily Mail)
Mikel Arteta has suggested he’s building Arsenal’s team around Bukayo Saka, not slotting him in to fill a gap (Daily Mirror)
Newcastle are preparing a second summer bid to land Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, having failed with a £35million offer in January (Daily Express)
FA chiefs will request Marcus Rashford’s medical reports amid doubts he could miss Euro 2020 (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United are said to have deemed a move for West Ham midfielder Kai Corbett, 17 – a triallist at Bristol City last month – to be too expensive (Bristol Rovers)
Celtic are sweating on the fitness of Scott Brown after the skipper picked up an injury against Copenhagen (Scottish Sun)
Carabao Cup organisers face the potential ignominy of empty seats at the Wembley final next week because Manchester City have yet to sell out their most expensive tickets (Daily Telegraph)
Inverness have vowed to go to war with the SFA over James Keatings’ Challenge Cup Final ban (Daily Record)
Former Rangers target Simon Deli has claimed he turned down a move to Glasgow because he felt Club Brugge were more ambitious (Daily Record)