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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea plot to hijack Arsenal move for €55m target

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Chelsea plot to hijack Arsenal move for €55m target

The Blues have made contact over a potential transfer for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

Five clubs have approached Jesus’ agent, Marcelo Pettinati, as the 25-year-old Brazilian prepares to leave Manchester City. The Premier League champions want a transfer fee of around €50 million to €55 million.

Arsenal have made signing Jesus a priority and want him ‘at all costs’, but will face competition from the likes of Chelsea. [CaughtOffside]

Liverpool to make offer for Man Utd target Darwin Nunez

Lukaku can re-join Inter on one condition

Chelsea will allow Romelu Lukaku to re-join Inter Milan on loan if the transfer deal makes sense financially.

Lukaku, who joined the Blues last summer from Inter for a club-record £97.5 million fee, is ‘desperate’ to return to San Siro. Inter can’t afford to sign him permanently. But while Chelsea may cover some of the striker’s £325,000-a-week wages, they expect the Italian club to cover the bulk of them and pay an additional loan fee of around £25 million. [Guardian]

Fofana is a target for Man Utd & Chelsea

Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana.

The 21-year-old Frenchman, who is under contract at the King Power until June 2027, made just 12 appearances in all competitions in 2021/22 following an injury-prone campaign. [RMC Sport – in French]

Gareth Bale’s agent denies Getafe approach

Alonso wants La Liga return

Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso has confessed a desire to return to La Liga amid rumors linking him with a transfer to Barcelona.

Read the full story here on Ace Football

Skriniar to join PSG?

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has emerged as a potential transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain.

The Ligue 1 champions want to reinforce their defense for next season and, therefore, might bid for Skriniar, who has just one year left of his contract at Inter. [Le Parisien – in French]

Roberto to sign new Barcelona deal

Sergi Roberto may sign a new contract extension at Barcelona on Friday.

The 30-year-old full-back, whose current deal expires on June 30, will take a 60% pay cut to stay at Camp Nou. Due to president Joan Laporta’s schedule, the signing has been delayed a few days. [Diario Sport]