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Chelsea agree £51m for Kounde, Man City reject Neymar-Silva swap



Jules Kounde has been a target for Chelsea

Chelsea have agreed to pay Sevilla’s asking price of £51m plus £4m in add-ons for France defender Jules Kounde, 23. (Sun)

The Blues are also in talks with Paris St-Germain over a £50m deal for Presnel Kimpembe, but fear the 26-year-old France defender will turn down a move to Stamford Bridge. (Standard)

Chelsea are also preparing a bid to challenge Manchester United for the signing of Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25. (Relevo, via Mirror)

Paris St-Germain offered Brazil forward Neymar, 30, to Manchester City in exchange for their 27-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, but the Premier League champions turned down the deal. (Le Parisien – in French)


Liverpool have enquired about signing Ajax’s 22-year-old Brazil winger Antony, who has also been linked with Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Tottenham are interested in signing Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, from Roma but need to sell some players first. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

England midfielder Harry Winks, 26, and Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, are among eight Spurs first-team players who have been told they can leave this summer. (Standard)

Chelsea are willing to let Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta leave for Barcelona once they have secured a replacement for the 32-year-old. (Marca – in Spanish)


Crystal Palace are in talks with Bayern Munich over a deal to sign 22-year-old United States international centre-back Chris Richards. (Mail)

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji but the 27-year-old Switzerland international would prefer to join Manchester United this summer. (Express)

Nottingham Forest are the latest club to show an interest in England winger Jesse Lingard, 29, who has also held fresh talks with West Ham. (Guardian)

Lingard is considering offers from Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia but has ruled out a move to a MLS club. (ESPN)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 35, is in talks to join Villarreal on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season. (Mail)


Brighton will demand more than £50m from Manchester City for 23-year-old Spain left-back Marc Cucurella. (90Min)

Monaco have made a £15m bid for Leicester’s 23-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Footmercato – in French)

Wolves are considering a move for 31-year-old Belgium striker Christian Benteke, who is about to enter the final year of his contract at Crystal Palace(Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is to hold talks with manager Thomas Tuchel over his future, with Everton considering a loan move for the 21-year-old Scotland international. (Telegraph – subscription required)

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