Chelsea make Mu ‘hate’
Chelsea have already started talks with Barcelona to sign De Jong, according to The Athletic’s transfer expert David Ornstein.
Chelsea about to recruit De Jong?
The Blues are optimistic a deal can be reached with the Catalans. The Spanish “Sports newspaper” further revealed that Chelsea has a great advantage and is willing to pay the same fee as Mourinho for De Jong.
The Mirror listed two reasons why Chelsea beat Manchester United in the deal. De Jong’s priority is to play in the Champions League.
This is what Chelsea can offer, MU cannot. Stamford Bridge could assign Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso to the business. Barcelona are said to want the team this summer.
Red Devils sell ninth player
Manchester United and Sevilla have completed a loan deal for Alex Telles, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed.
The Brazilian defender moved to Spain to play football on a one-year loan deal. The deal does not include a buyout clause.
Telles becomes the ninth player to leave Old Trafford this summer, joining Matic, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Lee Grant, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Card After Varney (expired contract), Dean Henderson (on loan at Nottingham Forest) and Andreas Pereira.
Arsenal release Leno
On the morning of August 3 (Hanoi time), Fulham announced the introduction of Bernd Leno from Arsenal. The goalkeeper signed a three-year contract with an option to extend it for 12 months.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Fulham paid Arsenal £8m including add-ons.
The German goalkeeper is not a losing deal for Arsenal, but he has been out of the starting XI since Ramsdale arrived at the Emirates.
Leno, 30, continues to want to play in the Premier League and stay in shape until the 2022 World Cup.
Ten Haag coach wants to reunite with his old games
After Barcelona announced the sale of Sergino Dest, Mourinho made a formal offer for the US international (Dutch).
Coach Eric Ten Haag was the man who exposed Dest at Ajax. The Dutch strategist is looking to reunite the 21-year-old when both Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have failed to meet his tactical demands.
According to Sport, MU has made an £18m offer for Sergino Dest. Barca disagreed and demanded a £25m fee.
In addition to MU, Sergino Dest is currently a target for Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Manchester City’s defense
Guardiola has admitted there are some limitations to Manchester City’s defence following the England Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. Therefore, he needs more reinforcements.
Pep’s original plan was to buy Marc Cucurella, a player who trains at La Masia (Barcelona). Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City, however, got the 24-year-old Spanish defender.
So City turned to Gvardiol who could play at centre-back and left-back. Chelsea are also contacting him.
Gvardior, 20, was a mainstay at Leipzig, making 46 appearances last season. He is also one of the most important faces in Croatia’s defence at the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Real looking for someone to split fire with Benzema
Coach Carlo Ancelotti has discussed with chairman Florentino Perez and he wants to target Timo Werner.
Real Madrid have just sold Borja Mayoral (to Getafe for €10m) and are also looking for a partner to liquidate Mariano Diaz (Celta Vigo is interested). Before that, the club terminated the contract with Luka Jovic (now joining Fiorentina).
This makes Real Madrid’s attacking staff significantly reduced. Currently, coach Ancelotti does not have any real strikers to reserve for Benzema.
Benzema, who turns 35 later this year, will need to reduce his minutes on the pitch to maintain maximum efficiency after an astonishingly explosive season.