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Transfer Talk: Man City ready to sign Chilwell if he leaves Chelsea

The January transfer window may be closed in Europe, but the teams are looking ahead to the summer and there is plenty of gossip. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, deals done!

MAIN STORY: Man City ready to pounce if Chilwell leaves Chelsea

chelsea defense ben chilwell could be part of a 12-man exodus from the Blues this summer, and Manchester City are interested in being at the front of the queue for Chilwell should that happen, according to the athletic.

While Man City’s interest in the 26-year-old left-back was first expressed over a month ago, there is now real and genuine intent from Man City boss Pep Guardiola, according to the report.

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Guardiola is in the market for a left-back after loaning him out joao cancel to Bayern Munich in an operation that could become definitive in the summer. nathan ake he’s filling in admirably in Cancelo’s absence, but it’s not his first or favourite, so Guardiola is scouring the market for a suitable option this summer.

The other problem for Chelsea in terms of their hopes of keeping Chilwell is that he is unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, which could see players leave hoping to play European football elsewhere. . Chelsea are currently 11 points out of fourth place and although they have a game to go over last-place Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League, they may have too much ground to make up.

The Blues seek to sign players who have only one year left on their contract this summer, of which there are six, including mason assembly and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Chilwell is one of seven players with two years remaining on their existing contract.


– The intermittent saga involving kylian mbappe and Real Madrid seems to be coming to a conclusion, with The whites apparently cooling his interest in the 24-year-old striker, according to brand. Madrid’s hierarchy is coming to the conclusion that Mbappe’s general behavior might not suit the club, while they are also reluctant to do business with PSG. Madrid officials still consider Mbappé a great talent but are reportedly not prepared to risk group harmony or a protracted transfer fight for him.

– Manchester United and Liverpool are among five Premier League clubs interested in signing the Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinhaaccording Sun. Furthermore, The Sun believes that Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea are also interested in the Portuguese player, who joined the Cottagers last summer from Sporting Lisbon. Palhinha has made more tackles than any other midfielder in Europe’s top five leagues and has four years left on his contract, meaning his transfer fee is likely to be around £40m or more. Fulham boss Marco Silva signed the 27-year-old for £17m last year and is keen to keep him.

– Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino could be responsible for the ripple effect that will get in the way of joao felixThe desire to make his loan at Chelsea permanent, according to AS. They report that Firmino’s decision to wait until the end of the season to decide his next move could hinder Félix’s move to Stamford Bridge, that’s because Firmino’s favorite option appears to be Atlético Madrid, the club he loaned Felix to Chelsea. If Atletico Madrid can’t work out a long-term replacement for Felix, they may want to call him up rather than move him permanently to Chelsea. However, Firmino has admitted that he wants to wait until the end of this season to decide his future out of respect for his current club.

– Barcelona plans to sign the Athletic Bilbao center-back inigo martinez and striker for Athletico Paranaense vitor roque, according to Sport. Martinez, whose contract runs out this summer, is as interested in joining the Camp Nou as Barcelona is in having him, but a move could depend on Barca’s ability to resolve lingering salary cap problems. The same happens with the interest of the Catalan club in Roque, 18 years old. He has snubbed Arsenal and, despite interest from other clubs, seems determined to sign for Barcelona this summer. Paranaense have no intention of lowering their fee demands despite Barca’s salary cap issues, but they are willing to negotiate a way around it.

– Manchester United and Newcastle United lead the race for the 19-year-old star from PSV Eindhoven xavi simonaccording Ekrem Konur. The youngster has already piqued the interest of his former club, Paris Saint-Germain, whom he released last summer due to a lack of first-team minutes. However, Simons has scored 14 goals and six assists since his move to the Netherlands, a run of form that is not only causing his former employers to feel a bit of regret for letting him go, but also PSV looking to extend his stay. from the striker. . PSG have an option for a €12m permanent contract, but ultimately the player has the last word and while he would seem happy in the Eredivisie, he could be tempted to move to England.