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Monday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea to enter advanced transfer talks for €60m target

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Chelsea to enter advanced transfer talks for €60m target

The Blues will try to negotiate a transfer fee with RB Leipzig for Christopher Nkunku.

The 24-year-old attacker has undergone his medical and accepted personal terms to join the Premier League club. He has a €60 million release clause in his Leipzig contract, which runs until June 2026.

Chelsea will now focus on working out an agreement with Leipzig. They could settle for triggering Nkunku’s buyout clause or try to negotiate a different transfer fee altogether. [Caughtoffside]

Lukaku does not want to return to Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku has decided he doesn’t want to return to Chelsea next summer.

The 29-year-old striker rejoined Inter Milan on a season-long loan in the summer after a disappointing campaign at Chelsea. He has spent most of this term injured so far, making just three appearances in Serie A.

Nonetheless, Lukaku still hopes to leave Chelsea again next summer and thinks another loan deal might be an option given the €115 million transfer fee the Blues spent to sign him. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Wolves sack manager Bruno Lage

Man Utd eye a move for a €50m defender

Napoli defender Kim Min-jae is on Manchester United’s transfer radar.

The 25-year-old South Korea international has a €50 million release clause, which becomes active next summer. He joined Napoli from Turkish club Fenerbahce in July for €18.05 million. [Daily Mail]

Three managers in contention to replace Lage

Former Olympiacos boss Pedro Martins is in the hot seat to replace the ousted Bruno Lage as Wolves manager.

Two other candidates are also in contention in Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui and Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou. Wolves sacked Lage on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to West Ham at the weekend. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Sampdoria fire manager Marco Giampaolo

Barcelona to rival Juve & Milan for Dalot?

Barcelona could join Juventus and AC Milan in a potential transfer race for Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot.

The 23-year-old Portugal international is in the final year of his Red Devils contract. If things remain that way, he will be available as a free agent next summer. United, however, have the option to extend the deal for another 12 months and are likely to do so. [Calciomercato – in Italian]