Transfer News Live! Fofana wants £70m move to Chelsea FC Cucurella medicinal; Weapons in Tielemans’ plan; Tottenham latest

The Premier League season may be about to start but Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham remain some of the busiest clubs in Europe. At Stamford Bridge, two new defenders are looking to move soon with Wesley Fofana to Thomas Tuchel, who is said to be planning an improved £70m offer after the deal was rejected. Meanwhile, Marc Cucorella is believed to have passed a medical ahead of his own big-money transfer.

Tottenham are also set to add to their defensive ranks in the form of Udinese left-back Destinee Idogi, who is believed to have been personally recommended by Antonio Conte. A £21m switch to north London is reportedly close, although the Italy U21 international could be loaned back to the Serie A side.

Finally, Arsenal are thought to have a plan in mind when it comes to their pursuit of Uri Tielemans. A target this summer, Edu is said to be working all the time to undermine Leicester’s bargaining position. Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumors below!

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Tony Coty: Declan Rice is good enough to play for Real Madrid.

Given that the Premier League season is about to start, it seems reasonable to assume that Declan Rice will stay at West Ham, barring a mad bid from elsewhere.

However, that could change next summer, and Hammers legend Tony Cottee has backed the England star to move to the likes of Real Madrid.

“West Ham have done well to keep hold of Declan this season,” Cottee said BETDAQ. “It was important that they stamped their authority and put a ridiculous price tag on his head – £150 million. If you don’t pay £120 million for Harry Kane, you pay £150 million for Declan. But the further along he is in his contract, the cheaper he will be, and this time next year, you can get him for £90 million or £100 million, which is more realistic for the big boys. .

“I can honestly say that Declan is good enough to play for any of the top six clubs in this country, as well as Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, PSG… you name any club in Europe.” Tell me, he’s good enough to play there. I hope West Ham can keep him, but I fear the worst, as do all West Ham fans. West Ham in the Champions League next season. It’s the only way he can possibly keep it. And I think that could be a step too far for him this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if in a year’s time he’s lining up for his new club. I will stand up.

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Mark Cucorella passes Chelsea’s medical

Brighton can deny reports that Mark Cukorella is close to joining Chelsea, although everything seems to be pointing in that direction as things stand.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Spain international has passed his medical and is expected to sign a contract on Friday.

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Arsenal have plans for Yuri Tielman.

Youri Tielemans is a target for Arsenal, although it’s probably somewhat safe to assume the Belgian isn’t exactly a priority given the fact the club have yet to make a move for him.

Out of contract next year and Leicester need to sell players before buying, however, that could soon change.

In fact, according to Football.London, sporting director Edo is simply running down the clock and hoping to reduce Leicester’s bargaining position in the Belgian international, possibly by the end of the window. Can get it at a low fee.

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Tottenham’s destiny is close to Udogi.

Antonio Conte is said to have personally recommended Tottenham to sign Udinese left-back Destiny Udogie, although the defender is likely to be sent back to the Serie A side.

According to the Daily Telegraph , Spurs are ready to complete a £21m deal to sign the player seven times this summer.

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Wesley Fofana wants to move to Chelsea

Given how Chelsea’s transfer window has gone at times, it’s reasonable for fans to expect bad news in the event of their pursuit.

Wesley Fofana, however, could provide a boost on that front.

According to CBS Sports, the defender is “intended” to leave Leicester, with Chelsea preparing a £70million bid to sign him.

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Barcelona trio make offer to Chelsea

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona trio Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay amid transfer talks between the clubs.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will make a move for any of the three players but new co-owner Todd Bohly has developed a positive relationship with Barcelona, ​​with the La Liga giants set to sign Jules Conde and Rafinha this summer. have hijacked their contracts for

Aubameyang only joined Barcelona from Arsenal in January but is considering his future following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski at the Camp Nou.

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De Catellier: The one who ran for the Gunners?

Arsenal failed to satisfy their interest before missing out on the signature of Belgian winger Charles de Catellier.

The Gunners and West Ham were among the teams who tracked the 21-year-old before completing a £29million move from Club Brugge, the agent of the new AC Milan signing has claimed.

“West Ham, Newcastle, Arsenal have all followed Charles but never really progressed. Even Barcelona chased him for a long time, but I didn’t think it was the right move,” representative Tom D. Mol told HLN.

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Mikel Arteta has praised Willem Saliba’s pre-season form and believes Arsenal were right to loan the defender out last year.

Saliba joined Arsenal from Saint-Etienne in the summer of 2019 for around £28million but is yet to make a competitive debut.

Instead the centre-back has been loaned out repeatedly by the Gunners, the latest of those spells coming last season when he was sent to Marseille.

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Cucurella’s fee could be in excess of £62m.

Mark Cucorella’s fee is said to be £55 million up front.

Multiple reports claim a fee of £7m will also be included in the deal as an add-on, with a medical now complete for the Spanish defender’s move from Brighton.

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Barcelona are still in the running for Marcos Alonso.

Marcos Alonso wants to complete his move away from Chelsea this summer.

Fabrizio Romano is reportedly in talks with Barcelona over a permanent move to the Blues.

Personal terms were agreed between the player and the La Liga giants months ago.

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