Transfer news LIVE: Werner Chelsea announcement, Grealish to Man Utd, Tottenham decision

Transfer news LIVE: Werner Chelsea announcement, Grealish to Man Utd, Tottenham decision

City in for Chilwell

Manchester City are among a host of clubs looking to compete with Chelsea over the signing of Ben Chilwell.

The Leicester ace is a wanted man this summer with Chelsea making their priority signing now they’ve completed deals for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

But the Telegraph report that City are also keen after cooling their interest in him last summer.

City wanted Chilwell with uncertainty over Benjamin Mendy’s fitness and form, but wanted to sign a centre-midfielder and a centre-back as a bigger priority.

They signed Rodri from Atletico but failed in their bid to sign a replacement for Vincent Kompany.

However left-back is back on the agenda this season.

Werner announcement

Timo Werner’s move to Chelsea could be announced as early as this week.

The German striker is set to join Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge this summer after Chelsea agreed to trigger his £53m release clause.

Werner had been linked with Liverpool and was expected to move to Anfield.

However Liverpool decided against making a move in the wake of the coronavirus, allowing Chelsea to swoop in.

And the deal could be confirmed as early as this week with Werner Chelsea’s second signing of the summer after Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

Next they want a left-back with Ben Chilwell their top target, but they alternatives that may be cheaper.

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Jack Grealish to Manchester United

Jack Grealish’s agent Jonathan Barnett has backed him to ‘become a really big star’ amid links to Manchester United.

United want Grealish this summer and could make him their priority signing over Jadon Sancho because of Borussia Dortmund’s asking price.

Dortmund want over £100m for Sancho while Grealish could be available for around half of that if Aston Villa are relegated.

And Barnett has backed the Villa ace to be a star in the future.

“I think Jack has a wonderful future,” he told Sport Witness.

“I think he’s the most fantastic player.

“He has a great future. It’s all ahead of him. He’s got everything to become a really big star.”

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Tottenham make Zaniolo decision

Tottenham have ended their interest in Roma ace Nicolo Zaniolo due to his asking price.

Roma are said to want £62m for the midfielder.

However with the financial impact of the coronavirus still not clear Tottenham have shelved their interest.

Jose Mourinho is expected to have to make do with a lower transfer budget and is looking at free agents as he looks to improve his squad.

Published at Mon, 08 Jun 2020 08:25:00 +0000