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Chelsea try £70m for Fofana, Man Utd end De Jong talks



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

Chelsea have had an initial £60m bid for Leicester City’s 21-year-old French defender Wesley Fofana rejected. (Mail)

The Blues are now considering an improved offer of £70m for Fofana. (Times – subscription required)

Barcelona are willing to offload 33-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea. (Mirror)

Nottingham Forest have opened talks with Southampton over signing their Scotland striker Che Adams, 26. (Football Insider)


Forest are also interested in Wolves’ 22-year-old English midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham are closing in on a £21m deal for Udinese’s 19-year-old Italian left-back Destiny Udogie. (Telegraph)

Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet, 25, is set to have a medical at West Ham after they met the Ivory Coast winger’s £17.5m release clause. (Mail)

Manchester United are set to walk away from a bidding war with Chelsea for the signature of Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25. (Mirror)

Lucas Torreira has agreed to join Galatasaray, who will pay Arsenal between £5m and £6m for the Uruguay midfielder, 26. (Fabrizio Romano)


Juventus are keen on a deal to sign Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28, from Barcelona(Sport – in Spanish)

Real Madrid are hoping Nice reduce their valuation of 40m euros (£33.7m) for Amine Gouiri so they can sign the French striker, 22, with a view to him then staying with the French side on loan this season. (Sport – in Spanish)

New Paris St-Germain coach Christophe Galtier hopes to sign three more players after Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, joined from Lille to become their fourth summer signing. (Sport – in Spanish)

Spanish left-back Angelino is close to joining Hoffenheim on loan from RB Leipzig, despite BrightonBarcelona and Sevilla also interested in the 25-year-old. (AS – in Spanish)


MLS side Charlotte FC are finalising a deal to sign English full-back Nathan Byrne, 30, from League One Derby County(90min)

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