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Allardyce makes Kieran Gibbs first signing, Chelsea bid £21 for Kessie



Kieran Gibbs has lost his starting role to Nacho Monreal at Arsenal

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce could make Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs, 27, his first signing. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Sunderland boss David Moyes will resist Allardyce’s efforts to lure 34-year-old striker Jermain Defoe to Palace. (ESPN)

Chelsea have made a £21.3m bid for 20-year-old Atlanta midfielder Franck Kessie. (France Football)

Manchester City’s Joe Hart, 29, and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, 23, are on Chelsea’s list of potential replacements if current goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leaves for Real Madrid in the summer. ( in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 29, has refused a loan move to Turkish club Fenerbahce. (L’Equipe in French)


Manchester United defensive target Victor Lindelof, 22, is set to sign a new contract with Benfica that will increase his buy-out clause to more than £50m. (Daily Mail)

Toulouse reject a £8.5m bid from West Ham for their 25-year-old striker Martin Braithwaite. (RMC Sport in French)

Newcastle are interested in signing 24-year-old Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, the Magpies might be scuppered in their hopes to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 20, with Chelsea keen to loan the midfielder to a fellow Premier League club. (Newcastle Chronicle)


Juventus and Paulo Dybala, 23, are yet to find agreement over the Argentine striker’s contract extension. (

Cardiff striker Marouane Chamakh, 32, has opened talks with Qatar-based club Al-Arabi. (Mirror)

German club RB Leipzig, second in the Bundesliga, are interested in 18-year-old Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

The Chinese Super League are hoping to lure Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg. (Mirror)


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