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Monday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea ready to sign most realistic target

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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 ready to launch a bid for Lukaku

The European champions are ready to re-sign Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.

Despite interest in Erling Haaland and Harry Kane, Chelsea view Lukaku as their ‘most realistic target’. The Inter Milan striker’s representatives are aware of the interest from his former club.

But while a cash-strapped Inter are holding out for a £100 million fee, Chelsea hope to re-sign Lukaku for less money. [Mail]

Juventus to begin contract talks with Dybala

The newly re-appointed Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri wants to tie down Paulo Dybala’s future.

Therefore, Juventus plan to hold fresh contract talks with Dybala. The 27-year-old’s current deal expires in June 2022, meaning he can leave Turin next summer as a free agent.

Juventus had reportedly considered cashing in on Dybala previously, but Allegri wants him to stay. [Goal]

Xhaka flattered by Mourinho and Roma interest

Granit Xhaka is ‘proud’ to have struck interest from new Roma manager Jose Mourinho.

But the Arsenal midfielder claims to be fully focused on this summer’s European Championship with Switzerland and, therefore, isn’t considering his future right now.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Silva to stay at Chelsea for next season

After helping Chelsea win the Champions League in his first season, Thiago Silva is set to stay.

The Blues will reportedly extend the 36-year-old’s contract by another 12 months until June 2022. It’s understood, though, the club chiefs still hope to sign a new defender this summer. [Evening Standard]

Neuhaus’ move to Bayern Munich put on hold

Florian Neuhaus will not leave Borussia Monchengladbach until the end of next season at the earliest.

The midfielder, who is under contract until 2024, is on Bayern Munich’s radar. The Bundesliga champions have reportedly struck an agreement with Gladbach to activate his €40 million release clause in 2022. [Bild – in German]

Morata to continue at Juventus

The Bianconeri have decided to spend another €10 million to extend Alvaro Morata’s loan deal from Atletico Madrid.

Juventus had three options for the striker this summer in either extending his loan deal, buying him outright, or ending the agreement altogether.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side have gone for the first option to keep Morata around for a second season. [Goal]