Transfer News: United Battle Chelsea for Chilwell

Transfer News Across Europe

In today’s transfer news, Manchester United have joined the for Chelsea’s Leicester City’s England left-back Ben Chilwell, with the Blues unwilling to meet the Foxes’ £80m asking price for the 23-year-old. Manchester United have also indicated an interest in 26-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, they could sign the player this summer. 

Borussia Dortmund’s head of football operations, Sebastian Kehl, has reiterated that 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho will definitely be staying at the club despite interest from Manchester United. Dortmund believes Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will come in for Sancho next year if United fail to sign him this summer. 

Also in the transfer news, Atletico Madrid’s 27-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak is to make a decision on his future amid interest from Chelsea. Chelsea’s Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 26, has agreed to personal terms with Serie A side Inter Milan, he could be leaving the English Premier L

Manchester City is keen on Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly but has denied making a bid for the 29-year-old Senegal international, while the Premier League side is not interested in Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29.

Premier League winners Liverpool have made contact with German champions Bayern over a deal for Thiago Alcantara. However, the Reds have no interest in Vasco da Gama’s Brazilian forward Talles Magno, despite reports in Brazil linking the 18-year-old with a move to Anfield. 

Also in the transfer news, Arsenal has announced the signing of Brazil forward Willian on a three-year deal this weekend after the 32-year-old’s contract at Chelsea expired. Arsenal face competition from Juventus for Atletico Madrid’s 27-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey. The agent of Brazil international Philippe Coutinho, 28, says the Barcelona midfielder could remain at the Nou Camp despite being linked with a Premier League move. 

The Gunners will give Willian a deal worth £220,000 a week, including a signing-on fee. The Blues are more likely to sign Real Madrid’s 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon than Premier League rivals Arsenal because they are in next season’s Champions League.

West Ham United want more than £80m for England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, amid interest from Chelsea.Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller insists 21-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, a target of Chelsea, will only be allowed to leave “under certain conditions”.

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