Chelsea shut on two signings as Leicester inform Newcastle value for James Maddison

Leicester’s James Maddison is a wished man (Getty Photographs)

Chelsea are closing in on two new signings as talks progress for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella and Chicago Fireplace goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. Contracts for the 18-year-old Slonina have already been signed, in accordance with stories, and it is just a matter of time till the wonderkid – who was a goal for Actual Madrid – is introduced by Chelsea. He has signed a six-year deal and can keep in Chicago on mortgage this season. Cucurella in the meantime is broadly reported as being on the verge of a transfer to Stamford Bridge, with private phrases verbally agreed, after Chelsea advised Brighton they have been keen to pay the £50m asking value which Manchester Metropolis baulked at.

Leicester have advised Newcastle they need not less than £60m for James Maddison, in accordance with Soccer Insider. The England winger has been the topic of two rejected bids already whereas Brendan Rodgers has dismissed the thought of promoting their artistic fulcrum, however Maddison is reportedly eager to affix the Magpies at St James’ Park, the place he can anticipate a major payrise.

Elsewhere Manchester United are nonetheless regarded as combating Chelsea for Frenkie de Jong’s signature as each golf equipment look to choose the Dutch midfielder from Barcelona. United are prepared to supply De Jong an infinite £450,000 per week wage and repay the £17m he’s owed by Barcelona in deferred wages through the pandemic, in accordance with Sport in Spain. Nevertheless, Chelsea are additionally now within the operating and are able to make a proposal if De Jong decides to go away the Nou Camp, Sport writes, with Barca then prepared to purchase Manchester Metropolis’s Bernardo Silva as a alternative.

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Newcastle refuse to surrender on pursuit of Leicester midfielder James Maddison

08:23 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Newcastle are refusing to surrender on their pursuit of Leicester’s James Maddison as Eddie Howe makes an attempt so as to add attacking choices to his squad.

The Magpies are understood to have tabled a second, improved bid for the 25-year-old England worldwide having seen their first flatly rejected with Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers adamant he’s not on the market.

Head coach Howe, working with the membership’s recruitment group, moved to strengthen his defence early in the summertime switch window by making Aston Villa full-back Matt Targett’s mortgage transfer everlasting and touchdown Burnley keeper Nick Pope and Lille defender Sven Botman.

Newcastle refuse to surrender on pursuit of Leicester midfielder James Maddison

Ramsey on the Riviera

08:20 , Harry Latham-Coyle

One participant actually destined for France is Aaron Ramsey, who has joined Good on a free. The previous Arsenal midfielder’s contract at Juventus was terminated by mutual consent in July to permit the Welshman to hunt a brand new problem after an up-and-down mortgage spell at Rangers.

In different information at Stamford Bridge…

08:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

We’re additionally anticipating affirmation from Chelsea sooner or later at the moment or tomorrow that they’ve secured the signature of extremely rated younger American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. The 18-year-old has loved a breakthrough season in MLS and is about to signal a six-year deal, however will stay at Chicago Fireplace on mortgage.

And will or not it’s a case of 1 goalkeeper in, one goalkeeper out? Fabrizio Romano stories that Kepa Arrizabalaga could possibly be Naples-bound, whereas Malang Sarr is attracting curiosity from France and Fulham.

A busy week of ins and outs at Chelsea?

08:12 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It is just a matter of days now earlier than the beginning of the brand new Premier League season, which kicks off with Arsenal’s journey to Crystal Palace on Friday evening. However it’s one other London membership that look set to be among the many busiest this week as Thomas Tuchel positive tunes his squad forward of Chelsea’s opener towards Everton.

One participant who now seems sure to return in earlier than the opening weekend is Marc Cucurella – stories recommend that Chelsea have stolen in and overwhelmed Manchester Metropolis to the Brighton full-back’s signing…

Chelsea enter race for Brighton wing-back Marc Cucurella

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