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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea identify three Jules Kounde alternatives

Jules Kounde, Sevilla
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Chelsea identify three Jules Kounde alternatives

The Blues have listed three alternatives for Jules Kounde should the Sevilla defender complete a transfer to Barcelona.

These are Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar, RB Leipzig’s Josep Gvardiol, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe.

Neither of these players, though, are ideal options. Skriniar is a target for PSG this summer. Leipzig don’t want to sell Gvardiol, while Kimpembe is reluctant to leave PSG. [Evening Standard]

Ronaldo returns to Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo will meet Manchester United to discuss his future imminently.

It was reported on Monday evening that Ronaldo had flown back to England. The 37-year-old had previously told United that he would like to leave if the club receive a suitable offer. He will now hold talks with manager Erik ten Hag in the coming days, although it’s uncertain if he will train with the team on Tuesday. [The Athletic]

Timo Werner could leave Chelsea

Osimhen won’t leave Napoli

Victor Osimhen has praised Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti as his ‘ideal coach’ and insisted reports linking him with a summer transfer are just rumors.

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Chelsea block Alonso & Azpilicueta deals for Barcelona

The Blues have blocked Barcelona’s attempts to sign full-backs Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Spanish defenders are both high up on Barcelona’s transfer list this summer. However, considering the Catalan club hijacked Chelsea’s attempt to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, the Premier League side have hit back by blocking any Camp Nou move for Alonso or Azpilicueta. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Nordi Mukiele will join PSG

Rumors linking Espanyol forward Raul de Tomas to Bayern Munich as a Robert Lewandowski replacement are false.

De Tomas impressed in LaLiga last season, scoring 17 in 34 appearances for Espanyol. But it appears Bayern favor Mathys Tel over the 27-year-old Spaniard. The 17-year-old Rennes striker completed a medical at the Allianz Arena on Monday ahead of his transfer. [Christian Falk – Bild]