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Chelsea step up Aubameyang chase, Ronaldo to leave Man Utd this week



Chelsea want Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been handed number 17 for the new season Chelsea

Chelsea will follow up the £70m signing of Leicester City’s French defender Wesley Fofana, 21, by pushing to get the transfer of Barcelona’s Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, over the line. The Blues also want to sign Everton’s 21-year-old English winger Anthony Gordon this week. (Guardian)

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he wants England striker Harry Kane to sign a new deal with the club. The 29-year-old’s current contract has less than two years left. (Mail)

Spurs are in talks about a potential loan move for Leeds United and Wales winger Daniel James, 24, before Thursday’s 23:00 BST transfer deadline. (Fabrizio Romano)

Meanwhile, Tottenham have reignited their interest in Atletico Madrid’s versatile Belgium midfielder Yannick Carrasco, 28. (Telegraph – subscription required)


Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United for Napoli this week. United’s Portugal forward, 37, has started just one Premier League game this season. (Metro)

Aston Villa have a “strong interest” in Brighton boss Graham Potter as a potential replacement for Steven Gerrard, who has lost three of his first four league games this season. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain are monitoring Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante’s contract situation, with the 31-year-old France international having less than one year left on his Blues deal. (Times – subscription required)

Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is subject of PSG interest this summer

Ajax are looking at Sevilla and Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos, 28, and Aston Villa’s Jamaica forward Leon Bailey, 25, after growing frustrated with Chelsea’s asking price for Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29. (Mail)

Southampton have had a £21m bid for PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo rejected. The 23-year-old Netherlands forward has been linked with Manchester United and PSV value him at about £38m. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Newcastle United are keen on Chelsea’s French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 28, who is on a two-year loan at AC Milan. Nottingham Forest are also keen. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


Crystal Palace have made a £27m offer to buy Chelsea’s 22-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, who impressed while on loan with the Eagles in 2021-22. (Times – subscription required)

Arsenal’s Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 27, could join Real Betis, where he was on loan last season. Bellerin has not played for the Gunners since May 2021. (Estadio Deportivo – in Spanish)

Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, will remain at the club despite being heavily linked with Manchester United and Chelsea during the summer transfer window. (Football Espana)

However, De Jong is travelling to England before the end of the summer transfer window, sparking speculation about his future. (Mirror)


Aston Villa and Wolves are both interested in signing West Ham’s English defender Craig Dawson, 32. (Sun)

Juventus will try to sign Aston Villa’s Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, if they cannot strike an agreement with Paris St-Germain for Argentina’s Leandro Paredes, 28. (Sky Sport Italia – in Italian)

Liverpool and the Netherlands Under-21s defender Sepp van den Berg, 20, is set to join Schalke on loan. (The Athletic – subscription required)

Leicester City are in talks with Schalke to sign Morocco midfielder Amine Harit, 25. (Sky Sports)


Fulham have agreed a deal with Paris St-Germain to sign French left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 29, while the Cottagers are also making efforts to bring in Roma’s 23-year-old Dutch winger Justin Kluivert. (Mail)

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