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Chelsea agree £77.7m for Gvardiol, Palmeiras reject Arsenal’s £20m for Danilo



Josko Gvardiol to join Chelsea next summer after the deal is done

Chelsea are closing in on a £77.7m deal to sign Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, but would be willing to let him remain at RB Leipzig on loan for the 2022-23 season. (Telegraph – requires subscription)

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Neymar, 30, as Paris St-Germain bid to offload the Brazil forward to avoid falling foul of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play guidelines. (Mail)

But while Chelsea are interested in striking a deal for Neymar, in an apparent u-turn, Paris St-Germain are now refusing to sell. (Times via Metro) 

Chelsea have also submitted a new bid for Barcelona‘s 33-year-old Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in a player-plus-cash deal which includes Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, 31. (Mail)


AC Milan forward Rafael Leao, 23, and Dinamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, have been linked with Chelsea. Russia’s Zakharyan would cost £12.6m but a reported £126m price tag could scupper any move for Portugal’s Leao. (Times – requires subscription) 

Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest will join AC Milan on a season-long loan, with the option to turn the move into a €20m permanent switch. The USA defender had been linked with a move to Manchester United(Fabrizio Romano) 

Brentford hope to hijack Arsenal’s move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, but would have to smash the club’s transfer record to sign the £25m-rated Ukrainian forward. (Mirror)

Arsenal have submitted a £20m offer for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, 21, but the club want a higher fee for the Brazilian. (Goal Brazil, via Metro) 


Newcastle United have entered the race to sign Leicester City’s Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25. (Mail)

Arsenal have been tracking Tielemans throughout the transfer window, but another “mystery club” is now ready to table a bid as Leicester set a £30m price tag. (Express)

Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, is keen to push through a move to Chelsea as owner Todd Boehly launches a £50m bid for the Mexico international. (De Telegraaf via Metro)

The Blues have bid £43m for Alvarez as Chelsea aim to sign a forward and a midfielder before the transfer window closes. (Sky Sports) 

Brighton will return with a new bid for Chelsea‘s Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, on Thursday. (Fabrizio Romano) 


Leeds United are preparing to make an offer for Sheffield United’s Republic of Ireland defender John Egan, 29, but face losing Wales winger Dan James, 24, to Tottenham(Express)

Southampton are ready to up their offer for Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, after PSV Eindhoven rejected an initial £21.4m bid. (Telegraph – requires subscription)

PSV Eindhoven have agreed a £34m deal for Gakpo as Southampton prepare to smash their club’s transfer record. (Times – requires subscription) 

Fenerbahce have entered the race to sign Paris St-Germain forward Mauro Icardi, 29, with the Argentina striker already garnering interest from fellow Turkish side Galatasaray(L’Equipe – in French)


Denmark and Nice forward Kasper Dolberg, 24, is in Spain to complete a loan move to Sevilla(AS – in Spanish)

Former Everton forward James Rodriguez, 31, is interested in playing for La Liga side Sevilla – the Colombian is currently at Qatari club Al-Rayyan. (El Chiringuito)

Paris St-Germain’s Senegal defender Abdou Diallo, 26, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, will fly to Germany on Thursday for a medical before a proposed switch to RB Leipzig(Fabrizio Romano)

Birmingham City are in talks with Manchester United in a bid to sign 22-year-old Netherlands midfielder Tahith Chong on a permanent deal. (Star)


Birmingham‘s deal for Bordeaux‘s Nigerian forward Josh Maja has fallen through with the 23-year-old opting to remain with the Ligue 2 club. (Get French Football News)

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