Transfer the news LIVE! Chelsea FC eye Fofana; Arsenal in fresh talks; asks Ronaldo; Tottenham are desperate for Zaniolo

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Chelsea considering raid on Denzel Dumfries

Chelsea are focusing on Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries after frustration in their bid to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, writes Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues’ offer is slightly lower than Koundé’s asking price and they are reluctant to go any further for the 23-year-old who Thomas Tuchel was initially unsure of.

Barcelona have now emerged as favorites to win the signing of the France international, with an approach that reflects Chelsea’s hijacking of Raphinha’s offer, but they are currently falling short of the asking price.

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Barcelona offer Frenkie De Jong to leave

Barcelona haven’t hidden their desire to see Frenkie De Jong leave the club.

Indeed, a fee has been agreed with Manchester United over a potential transfer for the Dutchman, who doesn’t seem in much of a rush to move.

This is believed to be partly down to the salary Barca owe him and the Independent claim an offer has now been made.

The Catalan club are believed to have offered to pay the midfielder part of his deferred salary, although this is reportedly £10million less than the actual amount.

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Latest Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester might look positive at first glance.

While not much can be learned from the pre-season friendlies, United looked impressive at the start of the Erik Ten Hag era and welcoming back last season’s top scorer should be another blow. inch.

Yet, according to The Sun, the 37-year-old is simply returning to tell the United boss he wants to leave now.

Finding a club willing to pay his wages, however, can prove difficult.

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Tottenham are desperate for Nicolo Zaniolo

Richarlison has already arrived at Tottenham to add other options to an attack that already includes Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski.

Still, Antonio Conte is believed to be keen on another striker this summer as the Italian continues to push Spurs owners for more.

According to Calciomercatoweb, Conte is desperate to bring Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo to north London this summer and plans to beat Juventus to his signature ‘at all costs’.

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Youri Tielemans: Update emerges amid Arsenal interest

Leicester City chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has revealed the club have yet to receive any offers for Youri Tielemans.

In the final year of his contract at the King Power Stadium, the Belgium international was linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers has yet to add to his squad this summer and recently claimed that starters remain on hold until players move on.

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Jesse Lingard explains Nottingham Forest move

The sight of Jesse Lingard in a Nottingham Forest shirt is odd.

Widely tipped to return to West Ham after his successful loan spell there in 2021, the England international has instead opted to move to the City Ground on a free transfer.

Speaking to the official Forest website, Lingard said: “Miltiadis [Marinakis] played a huge role in my arrival at the club.

“The owners showed me a lot of love from the start and every time we spoke they were really keen to settle the matter and I loved the aggressive approach.

“That’s what you want as a player, an owner who wants you at the club and shows the love and intention that made me want to come here.”

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Timo Werner attracts interest from RB Leipzig

Chelsea may be struggling to earn starters at the moment, although many of their players have their eyes on a potential exit.

Both Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta reportedly want to join Barcelona this summer, while Armando Broja continues to be linked.

Now the Daily Mail claims that Timo Werner is another candidate for an exit.

They claim former club RB Leipzig are keeping a close eye on their situation at Stamford Bridge.

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David Moyes pushes hard to bring Filip Kostic to West Ham

After missing Jesse Lingard, West Ham looked in a rut.

While David Moyes has been keen to make as many as six additions this summer, the club have struggled to secure deals and saw one of their top targets join a newly promoted side for significantly more money.

According to Football Insider, however, Moyes isn’t giving up.

They claim the Scot is doing his utmost to bring Filip Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt to the club this summer and held talks with the player on Monday.

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Marseille president meets William Saliba’s agent

The Marseillais did little to hide their desire to keep William Saliba in the long term.

The defender, barely seen at Arsenal until this summer, impressed while on loan there last season and even made it into the France squad.

Mikel Arteta has spoken highly of the 21-year-old and hinted at a new contract, although Fabrizio Romano claims Marseille president Pablo Longoria was in London to meet the player’s agent.

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Tottenham last

Although not a new signing in the truest sense, Tottenham fans will be eager to know why Cristian Romero hasn’t been announced as a permanent arrival yet.

The Argentine had a huge impact last season after being loaned out by Atalanta and looks set for another great season under Antonio Conte.

Football.london’s Alasdair Gold has revealed the reason why there was a blockage.

“Cristian Romero, a lot of people have asked me why it hasn’t been announced yet, really, just because it hasn’t happened yet,” he said on his YouTube channel.

“I asked about it. When it was first announced, it was really complicated and confusing. Spurs announced him as a permanent, Atalanta announced him as a loan, and now we know it’s a loan. Everyone I spoke to about this deal said it was complicated,” Gold said.

“From what I understand it was initially a one-season loan with an option and not an obligation to buy him for £42.5million, but that was at pretty much a requirement because the criteria that had to be met for it to become permanent were so likely to occur that it was a requirement in all but name.

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