Leicester’s Wesley Fofana pushes for Chelsea move

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Important story: Fofana wants to move to Chelsea

Leicester City Defence Wesley Fofana Paying for a move to Chelsea, according to Mirror.

Despite frequently missing last season with a broken leg, the defender was an inspiration at King Power Stadium and has now emerged as Chelsea’s latest goal in a busy midfield defence.

Chelsea lost both Antonio Rudiger for Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen To Barcelona already, while Cesar AzpilicuetaIts future remains unclear. This means that Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is still looking for someone to beat Thiago Silva Together with a new signature Kalidou Coulibaly.

Fofana, 21, has proven to be one of the best young defenders in the Premier League. Leicester insists he is not available at any cost, but the player himself has told the Foxes hierarchy that he wants to move to West London. Curiously enough, Fofana has now removed Leicester City from both Twitter And the Instagram appearance.

Fofana is not the only Leicester player associated with the movement, with both Yuri Tillmans And the James Madison To be the focus of attention of a group of competitors in the English Premier League.

Under new owner Todd Boyle, Chelsea made a string of signings this summer. Along with Koulibaly, the Blues fell forward Raheem Sterling From Manchester City, goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina From Chicago Fire FC and midfielder Carne Chokwimica From Aston Villa. Sources told ESPN that Chelsea are also playing with the Brighton defender Mark Cucurella.

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11.37 GMTJuventus in the race to sign Barcelona Memphis DepayAnd the Mundo Deportivo reports.

Barcelona put Depay on the transfer list and want 20 million euros for his transfer. The former Lyon winger joined Barcelona as a free agent in the summer of 2021 and is under contract with the Catalan giants for another season.

The Netherlands international is open to leaving Barcelona before La Liga kicks off on August 13, knowing that if he stays, he will have limited playing time under coach Xavi.

Manchester United are also looking to bolster their attack and would welcome back Depay, who played two seasons with the Red Devils before leaving for Lyon in 2017.

11.05 GMT: The Manchester United liquidation is scheduled to begin Alex Telles And the Eric Baileysources told ESPN.

Sevilla is negotiating a loan transfer for Telles and he has also registered an interest in Bailly, along with Roma in Serie A.

Sources told ESPN that Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones And the Brandon Williams Also available for transfer – either permanent or loans with an obligation to sign a permanent deal – if the right offers are received.

10.22 GMTBournemouth in the English Premier League is interested in signing the Barcelona goalkeeper netoto me Mundo Deportivo.

alternative Marc-Andre ter StegenThe former Valencia goalkeeper made just four appearances for Barcelona last season and is eager to leave in search of playing time.

Neto, 33, is contracting with Barcelona until June 2023, and La Liga teams Celta Vigo and Girona want to sign him, but his salary represents a major stumbling block. Barcelona will welcome Neto’s departure this summer as they are working to reduce their salary bill.

09.53 GMTWest Ham have agreed a deal for the highly-rated Lille midfielder Amadou Onanato me Watchman.

The Hammers have long been a fan of the 20-year-old, and Ligue 1 has turned down a host of bids. However, they came close to getting their man and a €35m deal was accepted plus an additional €5m as bonuses.

Onana is a defensive-minded midfielder for a 6-foot-3 chassis and would add a lot of presence to David Moyes’ squad.

09.37 GMT: Dani Alves He is looking forward to bidding farewell to Barcelona’s fans at the Gamper Cup on Sunday, as the veteran defender Pumas plays against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Six years after his departure from Barcelona to Juventus, Alves returned to the club in December to play for six months. The 39-year-old then recently signed with Mexican side Pumas UNAM on a free transfer after his release.

“Life gives me the right to come and play with Pumas and play at the Camp Nou to say goodbye,” He said. “They pulled me out the back door the penultimate time. This time it wasn’t from the back because my contract had expired… I wasn’t expecting more. At the end of the day, I signed for six months and got it done.”

09.22 GMT: Sevilla are close to signing a Manchester United left-back on loan Alex Tellesto me Deportivo Stadium.

Final details are being discussed between the clubs, with the Brazilian already giving his blessing to complete the transfer. United will pay a percentage of the 29-year-old’s wages.

Telles remained under contract with United until June 2024. He made 26 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions last season and is keen to play in LaLiga.

08.39 GMT: Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig She is set to join the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer on a free transfer, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Puig, 23, is expected to arrive in the US in the coming days to seal the deal before the MLS transfer window closes on Thursday.

As first reported by Mundo Deportivo, sources expect Puig to join Galaxy for free, but Barcelona will receive a percentage of any future transfer.

Barcelona had been hoping to pay Puig a fee this summer, but with only one year on his contract that has proven impossible for a player who has made clear he is not part of his immediate future.

08.00 GMT: Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson He said he was “furious” at the club’s lack of playing time last season and that the past 12 months had been the most difficult of his career.

The 25-year-old, who joined newly promoted Nottingham Forest on loan last month, made three appearances for United last season and was unable to displace David de Gea as first-choice goalkeeper.

Henderson looked close to breaking into United’s first team last year, having made 26 appearances for the club in the 2020-21 season and receiving a call-up for England’s European Championship in June. However, he was forced to withdraw from the England squad due to a thigh injury and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 weeks before the start of the 2021-22 season, due to which he struggled with prolonged fatigue.

“Honestly, it was probably the toughest 12 months of my career,” Henderson told TalkSport on Tuesday. “The conversation I had from the Euro team was: ‘You come back here to be number 1.’

“I had COVID-19, I came back, so I should have been number one but then nobody followed what he said to me. It was frustrating, because I declined a lot of good loans last summer for this reason, and they wouldn’t let me go.

“Sitting there for 12 months, it’s really criminal, at my age. I was angry. I told the hierarchy I needed to play football and let me go, and I was about to go before the manager [Erik ten Hag] Came from the door. I haven’t spoken to him since then.”

PAPER GOSSIP (by Nick Judd)

Roma midfielder Jordan Veritot He is a wanted man, and Marseille is looking to overtake Milan in the race for his signature, according to Footmercato. The 29-year-old’s contract expires in June 2024 and Veritot is hopeful that a move away from Jose Mourinho’s side in search of more playing time will boost his chance of representing France at the World Cup.

Wolverhampton Wanderers will battle Sevilla to sign the Chile international Ben Britton Diaz From Blackburn Rovers, according to World Football League. Wolves are looking for attacking reinforcements after the news that Raul Jimenez He will miss the first month of the season due to a knee injury. Diaz recently launched a one-year extension of his current contract with Rovers, which has made Sevilla fearful of the proposed fee for Blackburn. Now, though, Wolverhampton manager Bruno Lage appears ready to take advantage of the striker, who scored 22 goals last season, to Molineux.

Barcelona has contacted Athletic Club regarding the availability of the central defender Inigo Martinezto me sports. The 31-year-old’s contract expires in June next year, so if the Bilbao-based club does not agree to a move this summer, he will be available to sign a pre-contract on January 1. Agreeing to extend his current deal to date, Barcelona are pressing for a move for €15m, plus a number of incentives. The Athletic seem unwilling to accept the offer, but they know they risk losing their man for nothing in six months. Barcelona director Matteo Alemani is still in contact with Athletic general manager John Bersategui.

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