Chelsea again in for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong

The summer season switch window is right here, and there is loads of gossip swirling about who’s shifting the place. Switch Speak brings you all the most recent buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, after all, finished offers!

TOP STORY: Chelsea to return for De Jong

Chelsea are making ready to take a seat down with Barcelona for talks over a double transfer for Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in line with The Telegraph.

The report provides that the Blues might allot as much as £300 million for summer season transfers as new Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly continues to again Thomas Tuchel, and after ESPN revealed the Blues curiosity in Aubameyang and Benjamin Sesko earlier on Thursday, it seems as if they’re now eager to return to the pursuit of De Jong.

The Blaugrana want to offload the 25-year-old midfielder this summer season, they usually might have a a lot better likelihood of reaching full settlement with Chelsea. The Netherlands worldwide didn’t need to depart the Camp Nou to hitch Manchester United, however he’s reportedly way more open to the thought of a swap to Stamford Bridge because of Champions League soccer.

With Chelsea additionally persevering with the seek for Romelu Lukaku’s alternative, Aubameyang seems to be on the high of their shortlist, with the 33-year-old frontman impressing for Barcelona final season, scoring 11 objectives in 17 LaLiga appearances. Barca have already introduced in Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha this summer season, so the retired Gabon worldwide may very well be surplus to necessities.

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PAPER GOSSIP

– Leicester Metropolis and Nottingham Forest are set to battle it out for the signature of Houssem Aouar, writes Foot Mercato. Lyon are reported to be searching for a payment within the area of €15 million to half methods with the 24-year-old midfielder, who has additionally been on the radar of Actual Betis. Aouar featured 36 occasions in Ligue 1 final season, and contributed to 10 objectives.

Maxwel Cornet is on the verge of signing a take care of West Ham United, studies The Guardian. The 25-year-old versatile winger is believed to have a launch clause of £17.5m after Burnley suffered relegation from the Premier League final season. And, regardless of curiosity from Everton, it seems as if the Hammers have received the race to land the Ivory Coast worldwide.

– Juventus have made a proposal to signal Dries Mertens, says Gianluca Di Marzio. The 35-year-old ahead is at the moment a free agent after his contract expired with Napoli and the Bianconeri have provided him a two-year deal to make the swap to the Allianz Stadium. The Belgium worldwide has additionally been on the radar of Galatasaray.

– Sport is reporting that Barcelona are inquisitive about touchdown Thomas Meunier. After lacking out on the acquisition of Cesar Azpilicueta, who signed a brand new two-year take care of Chelsea on Thursday, the Blaugrana are actually stepping up their chase for the 30-year-old Borussia Dortmund wing-back. It’s reported that Manchester United have been additionally inquisitive about him, however the LaLiga facet is now anticipated to advance talks, with Xavi Hernandez eager to land a participant who will be deployed as an attacking right-back.

– Crystal Palace want to signal former Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba, writes Foot Mercato. It’s understood Patrick Vieira has already made contact with the 19-year-old RB Leipzig star, who spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Valencia. The Bundesliga facet may very well be ready to let him go, provides the outlet, after he performed simply 90 minutes of soccer for them throughout 5 substitute appearances.