TOPIC: Transfer News
Manchester United have made two key early deals:
Jadon Sancho has arrived from Borussia Dortmund for £73million,while Raphael Varane just needs to complete his medical after flying into Manchester.
Paul Pogba could be on the move, but the availability of Messi could end PSG’s interest and Anthony Martial could head to Inter as Lukaku’s replacement.
Arsenal have made one big move in £50m Ben White, and want another in Inter Milan striker Martinez. Hector Bellerin could be used as a makeweight. Sticking with the Gunners, Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes is being touted as an alternative to Manuel Locatelli, while Martin Odegaard could make a return and the club are rivalling Manchester United for Kieran Trippier.
Romelu Lukaku fired Inter Milan to the Serie A title this season
Wrapping up the Chelsea transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.
‘Chelsea hope Inter hold nerve over Lukaku
“Romelu Lukaku has made it clear to Inter that he would like to move to Chelsea if Chelsea make an acceptable offer for him.
“Chelsea are in talks with Inter, they will increase the second offer they’ve made worth £85m plus Marcos Alonso.
“Inter have told them they would prefer a cash deal and it has to be between 110 and 120m Euros.
Chelsea have needed a clinical striker and that Romelu Lukaku would fit the bill.
“Chelsea are minded to increase their offer because they want to sign Lukaku in the next few days.
“But this is where it becomes interesting as some people at Inter think this type of deal would be impossible to turn down as they have financial problems and a deal of this size would go a long way to solving them.
“There are others at the club who feel strongly Lukaku should not be sold, so there is a lot of internal politics going on at Inter. And the final decision makers will be the
“Chinese owners and chairman Steven Zhang – is he going to sanction the sale of Lukaku, a player who Inter’s fans call the King of Milan and whose goals helped them win the title for the first time in 11 years?
“The fans and Ultras will not be happy if Lukaku is sold on the back of Antonio Conte leaving due to not being supported in the financial market.
“Chelsea, though, will be hoping he holds his nerve and decides they have to take 120m euros for a 28-year
Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea have agreed in principle a club-record deal worth £97.5m (€115m) to re-sign striker Lukaku from Inter Milan
Lukaku’s potential £100m switch back to Chelsea has reportedly infuriated Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi
The striker has told Inter Milan he would like them to accept a suitable offer for him from Chelsea
Chelsea want to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde
Jules Kounde – Chelsea’s pursuit of Kounde has stalled after their attempts to make space in their squad for a new defender were frustrated by Kurt Zouma’s refusal to join West Ham
Chelsea have reportedly offered Brazilian winger Kenedy to Sevilla as they look to seal a deal for centre-back Kounde in a player-plus-cash move
Chelsea have been exploring using Kurt Zouma as part of a deal to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and while not impossible, Zouma’s preference is to remain in London. Chelsea are likely to proceed with a deal for Kounde regardless of whether Zouma is included or not though
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