Chelsea have their eyes on a Manchester City raid and have been offered a second City star, while Newcastle receive a transfer boost – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.
MAN CITY DUO ON CHELSEA RADAR
Chelsea have joined the transfer race for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus and have been offered Raheem Sterling, reports claim.
The Blues are entering an exciting new era under the Todd Boehly-led consortium of owners. Following a tumultuous few months of uncertainty both on and off the pitch, Chelsea finally have financial security.
And after finishing third in the Premier League with some inconsistent performances, the Stamford Bridge club are looking to beef up their ranks.
Amid doubt over record signing Romelu Lukaku’s future, neither reports that Chelsea have joined the bidding for City’s Brazil international Jesus.
Arsenal, led by former City assistant coach Mikel Arteta, have been chasing the 25-year-old for a while. Reports earlier this week, meanwhile, said that Tottenham have made a £ 40million bid for Jesus.
Now, it is Chelsea who fancy their chances of snapping him up, as the striker enters the final year of his City deal.
Another report from neither claims that Chelsea have been offered Jesus’ City team-mate Sterling. The England international also has a year left on his contract and uncertainty over his future has lingered for a while.
neither claims that time is running out for Chelsea to land Jesus as it remains unclear when they can advance interest. However, Arsenal and Tottenham face no such problems.
As for Sterling’s future, he has also reportedly been offered to Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Bayern are unclear if Serge Gnabry – supposedly a Liverpool target – will leave as he has one year left on his terms.
Concurrent claims say that City are looking to refresh their back line with a raid on Arsenal for Bukayo Saka. He had hoped to be playing Champions League football with the Gunners next season, until they squandered a top-four Premier League finish.
Back at Chelsea, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele – who is set to become a free agent – is another attacking target.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Nathan Ake has insisted that he only remains focused on proving himself at Manchester City following fresh Newcastle interest. (From Telegraaf)
Nemanja Matic has agreed a one-year deal with Roma following his Manchester United exit. Jose Mourinho’s side are therefore planning a medical for July. (Fabrizio Romano)
Robert Lewandowski has again confirmed that he wants to leave Bayern Munich, claiming that club chiefs “do not want to listen to me”. (Onet Sport)
But former Bayern club president Uli Hoeness has claimed that the German champions will look to keep Lewandowski this summer. (Sport1)
Leeds, West Ham and Southampton all fancy a raid on RB Salzburg for forward Junior Adamu. German trio Eintracht Frankfurt, RB Leipzig and Hertha Berlin are also in the race. (Sky Germany)
RAPHINHA RAMPS UP BARCELONA PURSUIT
Raphinha is ready to ‘go all out’ to leave Leeds for Barcelona this summer. (Sport)
Alexis Sanchez and Angel Di Maria have offered to solve Barca’s need for a new winger. Still, the La Liga side only want Raphinha. (Sport)
Napoli have explored a deal for Arsenal defender William Saliba. However, a transfer looks very expensive for the Serie A side. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Former Man Utd midfielder Arnold Muhren believes Frenkie de Jong is one of the best midfielders in the world, amid Red Devils interest in the Barcelona star. (From Telegraaf)
United boss Erik ten Hag is trying to convince De Jong over the Old Trafford project before making a bid. (Sport)
EURO PAPER TALK – RONDON TALKS EVERTON FUTURE
Salomon Rondon wants to “continue being important” for Everton as he enters the final year of his contract. (Bolavip)
Tottenham were one of several clubs including Man Utd and West Ham who watched Christian Eriksen’s performance for Denmark on Monday. (Extra Bladet)
AC Milan feel more confident of signing Renato Sanches from Lille than Sven Botman, amid Newcastle interest in Dutch center-back Botman. (Gianluca di Marzio)
Simeone Inzaghi is set to sign a new contract as Inter boss until 2024. (Corriere dello Sport)
Feyenoord defender Lutsharel Geertruida has outlined his admiration for the Premier League and his desire to play for Chelsea. (NOS)