Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Chelsea in pole position for Seri

Chelsea in pole position for Seri

Chelsea are the front-runners in the race to sign Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, reports the Mirror

The 26-year-old has recently held talks with Arsenal, who also tried to sign him last summer along with Barcelona. 

It now appears Seri, who would likely cost around £40 million (€46m/$54m), could be set for a move to Stamford Bridge. 

Man Utd willing to pay €100m for Ter Stegen

Manchester United are prepared to pay €100 million (£88m/$118m) for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, according to Don Balon.

David De Gea’s future at Old Trafford is up in the air, with consistent reports he could be set for a move to Real Madrid. 

Should the Spain international depart, Jose Mourinho would be willing to spend big on the Germany goalkeeper as his replacement. 

Messi: Neymar at Madrid would be ‘terrible’

Lionel Messi has admitted that it would be “terrible” if his former team-mate Neymar joined Real Madrid. 

Neymar has been linked with a shock move to the Blancos, despite only joining Paris Saint-Germain last summer. 

And Messi says such a transfer would be a major blow to Barcelona, where Neymar spent four highly productive seasons. 

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Pochettino to snub Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino is set to snub Chelsea’s advances and remain with Tottenham, reports the Daily Star.

Pochettino has emerged as a managerial target for the Blues, who are likely to move on from Antonio Conte following this weekend’s FA Cup final. 

But the 46-year-old is happy at Spurs and is set to be backed by chairman Daniel Levy in the transfer market this summer. 

Newcastle want Chelsea pair on loan

Newcastle are hoping to take Chelsea pair Kenedy and Tammy Abraham on loan for the 2018-19 season, reports TEAMtalk

Kenedy impressed while on loan with the Magpies in 2017-18, and Rafa Benitez is keen to have the 22-year-old Brazilian return again next season. 

Meanwhile, Abraham scored eight times in all competitions for Swansea this season, and Chelsea could opt to send the 20-year-old on another loan in 2018-19. 

Soyuncu determined to seal PL move

Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu is determined to push though a move to the Premier League in the coming weeks, according to Football London.

The 21-year-old centre-back is considered one of Europe’s best defensive prospects, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City all keen on the Turkey international.  

Soyuncu is a top priority for the Gunners, but the player’s representatives are currently negotiating with multiple clubs. 

‘I want good players’ – Hazard

Eden Hazard has suggested his future at Chelsea could depend on the players the club brings in this summer. 

The 27-year-old has stalled on signing a new contract as Chelsea finished a disappointing fifth in the Premier League this season, missing out on the Champions League.  

Hazard has admitted that he wants to see the club show ambition in the market before he commits his long-term future to the Blues. 

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Arsenal and Spurs to battle for Lemina

Arsenal and Tottenham are just two of the teams interested in signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina this summer, according to Footmercato

The 24-year-old has made 29 appearances across all competitions since joining the Saints from Juventus last summer. 

Everton and West Ham are also tracking Lemina, who plays internationally for Gabon. 

Maguire to decide future after World Cup

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire will decide his future after the upcoming World Cup, reports the Mirror.

The England international has generated plenty of interest with a fantastic debut campaign for the Foxes, with Manchester City among his many admirers. 

Leicester are keen to keep hold of the 25-year-old, who is happy with the club but also known to be an ambitious player. 

Guardiola: Man City won’t spend £300m

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City won’t spend big this summer and are looking to make just one or two additions. 

The Premier League winners have invested heavily in recent seasons, but Guardiola said that level of spending isn’t sustainable every year. 

Guardiola said City would be looking to spend on a midfielder with Yaya Toure leaving the club, and potentially another striker.

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Leicester and West Ham to bid for Roberts

Leicester City and West Ham are set to bid for Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts when he returns from his loan with Celtic, reports the Express.

Roberts has spent the previous two seasons on loan at Parkhead, and his future at City will be up in the air when he returns later this month. 

The Foxes and Hammers are both hoping to make a move for the 21-year-old, who is rated at £15 million (€17m/$20m). 

Atletico Madrid to join Tierney race

Atletico Madrid will join the race for highly rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to The Sun.

The La Liga side will have scouts in attendance on Sunday as Celtic take on Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final.

The 20-year-old Scotland international has also been watched by Manchester United, Tottenham and Bournemouth, among other sides. 

Man Utd to sign England youth left-back

Manchester United have emerged as favourites to land England youth international Matthew Bondswell from Nottingham Forest, according to the Daily Mail.

The 16-year-old left-back has been offered a professional contract at Forest, but has stalled on agreeing terms. 

United have stepped in with an offer of their own and are expected to win the race for Bondswell, who was crowned the 2016 British junior champion in the triple jump.

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Mawson and Fabianski to leave Swansea

Swansea City are prepared to lose defender Alfie Mawson and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski following their relegation, according to The Guardian.

West Ham and Southampton have all expressed an interest in Mawson, who is valued at £20 million (€23m/$27m). 

Meanwhile, Watford, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham are all keeping an eye on Fabianski, who was one of the standouts for the Swans in 2017-18.