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Chelsea to break £80m record for Fofana, as Marcos Alonso leaves



Chelsea is yet to match Leicester's asking price for Wesley Fofana

Chelsea may have to break the £80m world record transfer fee for a defender – held by Harry Maguire – to sign French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 21, from Leicester City. (Telegraph)

Tottenham are planning to complete a deal with Udinese for 19-year-old Italian defender Destiny Udogie next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, is prepared to remain with the Spanish club on a reduced salary despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United. (Sport – in Spanish)

Leeds are targeting a £22m deal for Paris St-Germain’s 20-year-old French forward Arnaud Kalimuendo. (Sun)


Barcelona remain in talks with Chelsea over Spain left-back Marcos Alonso and are confident of reaching an agreement to sign the 31-year-old. (90min)

Alonso has said his goodbyes to staff at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground as he looks to seal his transfer this weekend. (Mail)

Marcos Alonso will no longer take the knee before matches

Marcos Alonso was one of the first players to stop taking the knee before matches

Crystal Palace are interested in re-signing English full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 24, from Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Everton are set to beat West Ham to the signing of Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 20, from Lille. (Mirror)

Dialogue “remains open” between Manchester United and Red Bull Salzburg over a potential move for 19-year-old Slovenian forward Benjamin Sesko. (Sky Sports)

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has said Chelsea agreed a £65m fee to sign Raphinha before “Barcelona influences” saw the Brazil winger, 25, choose to join the Spanish club instead. (The Athletic)


Middlesbrough are finalising a deal to sign American forward Matthew Hoppe, 21, from Mallorca. (90min)

Former Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has urged Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, to leave Paris St-Germain and return to the Nou Camp. (Mirror)

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