TRANSFERS: Chelsea move for Grealish, Moreno, Mbappe seeks exit from PSG

PSG v Lille, Mbappe celebrates goal against Lille
Real Madrid offered £137m for Kylian Mbappe in August

Chelsea are ready to challenge Manchester City for the signature of Aston Villa’s England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25.

France striker Kylian Mbappe has asked to leave Paris St-Germain. The 22-year-old’s deal with the Ligue 1 club runs out next summer.

Chelsea will try to sign Villarreal and Spain forward Gerard Moreno, 29, if they cannot secure the signature of Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund.

Real Madrid are growing increasingly concerned that Spanish centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, has already agreed to join Manchester United. The Reds were preparing a straight swap offer, with French midfielder Paul Pogba, also 28, as the bargaining chip.

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Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 35, is set to turn down interest from Manchester United and Manchester City and join Paris St-Germain when his Real Madrid contract expires at the end of this month.

Brighton say they have received no approach for head coach Graham Potter, despite being on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s shortlist to replace Jose Mourinho.

Barcelona are looking to offload Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer and the likes of Everton and Arsenal are thought to be monitoring the 29-year-old’s recovery from injury.

Newcastle want English midfielder Jacob Murphy, whose deal with the Magpies has one year left, to sign a long-term contract with them as interest in the 26-year-old increases.

Norwich want to sign 20-year-old Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour on a season-long loan from Chelsea.