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Monday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea identify Hakimi alternative

Monday's transfer rumors - Chelsea identify Hakimi alternative
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Chelsea identify Traore as Hakimi alternative

The European champions have identified Adama Traore as a transfer alternative to Achraf Hakimi this summer.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel rates the Wolves star highly and believes he would provide Reece James competition in a right-wing-back role. Leeds United have also expressed an interest in Traore.

Signing Hakimi, though, remains the priority. The Blues have offered Inter Milan a player-plus-cash deal for the Moroccan. But Paris Saint-Germain’s reported €70 million bid has put the Parisians in the hot seat. [Diario AS – in Spanish]

Dortmund issue Man United a Sancho ultimatum

Borussia Dortmund have issued Manchester United a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ transfer fee of £77 million (€90m) plus add-ons for Jadon Sancho.

The Red Devils have agreed on personal terms with Sancho, but haven’t been so successful with Dortmund in settling on a selling price. The German giants reportedly want their player’s future resolved before pre-season starts on July 23. [TalkSPORT]

Barcelona make an approach for Gosens

The Blaugrana recently made contact regarding a transfer for Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens. English and Italian clubs have also expressed an interest.

The 26-year-old has carried over his impressive Serie A form to Euro 2020, having starred in Germany’s 4-2 win over Portugal on Saturday, and recently opened up on plans to play in the Bundesliga one day.

Gosens is under contract at Atalanta until 2023. [Sport1 – in German]

Kante set for a new Chelsea contract

The Blues plan to award N’Golo Kante with a lucrative new contract.

Despite Chelsea receiving two bids last summer, Kante had no desire to leave. The 30-year-old remains as committed as ever and plans to begin talks for a new deal soon. Both player and club are in no rush to begin talks thanks to a ‘great’ relationship. [Fabrizio Romano]

Pogba to become the Premier League’s highest-paid player

Manchester United allegedly plan to dig deep to keep Paul Pogba by making him the Premier League’s highest-paid player.

The Red Devils are ready to offer the Frenchman a four-year contract worth £400,000 a week. [The Sun]

Arsenal among three Premier League clubs keen on Isak

Alexander Isak has attracted interest from Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool.

The Swede has carried over his impressive La Liga performances to Euro 2020. Therefore, Real Sociedad have a fight on their hands to keep their player. The Basque side, though, have removed Borussia Dortmund’s €30 million buy-back option for Isak. Therefore, they have set a €70m asking price and have no plans to lower it. [Diario AS – in Spanish]