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Nkunku completes Chelsea medical, Aston Villa keen on Pochettino



Christopher Nkunku has attracted interest from many clubs across Europe Chelsea

RB Leipzig’s 24-year-old France forward Christopher Nkunku has already completed a medical before joining Chelsea for £52m in next summer’s transfer window. (Bild)

Manchester City’s Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, considered a move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window, but a switch to Manchester United was out of the question. (Star)

Aston Villa are assessing former Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino and Villarreal boss Unai Emery amid speculation over Steven Gerrard’s future. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus has said he needed a change from Pep Guardiola’s system at Manchester City and now feels “free” playing under Mikel Arteta. (ESPN)


Paris St-Germain sporting director Luis Campos has said the club made a mistake by signing both Brazil forward Neymar, 30, and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, in recent transfer windows. (Mail)

Mbappe handed PSG a four-man transfer wish list over the summer that included Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 24. (RMC Sport – in French)

Juventus are interested in signing Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23, on a free transfer when his Manchester United contract expires next summer. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Juventus also want to bring in Barcelona and Spain’s 33-year-old left-back Jordi Alba in January. (Sport – in Spanish)


Tottenham are keeping tabs on Leicester City’s James Maddison, with the 25-year-old England midfielder “very keen” on a move to the north London club. (Football Insider)

New Chelsea manager Graham Potter is prepared to give United States winger Christian Pulisic, 24, a chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge before making a decision on his future. (90min)

Potter has not closed the door on Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku returning to Chelsea after his loan spell with Inter Milan and is expected to hold talks with the 29-year-old at the end of the season. (ESPN)

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has said Douglas Luiz, 24, is no closer to signing a new deal with the club, boosting Arsenal’s chances of signing the Brazil midfielder. (Sun)

Juventus and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli could leave the Serie A club in the January transfer window with Arsenal keen on the 24-year-old. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, rejected offers from Manchester United and Liverpool this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)

France defender William Saliba is in no rush to sign a new contract with Arsenal, with several clubs registering their interest in the 21-year-old. (Five Insider)

Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, remains on Manchester United’s list of transfer targets for next summer. (ESPN)

Chelsea have included RB Leipzig chief Christopher Vivell among the possible candidates for the technical director role at Stamford Bridge. (Standard)


Chelsea’s 19-year-old English centre-back Levi Colwill – currently on loan at Brighton – is being monitored by various Italian clubs, including AC MilanNapoli, and Atalanta(Calciomercato – in Italian)

Real Madrid are planning to offer their Brazil defender Eder Militao, 24, a contract extension until 2028 with a release clause of 1bn euros included in the deal. (Fabrizio Romano)

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