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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea plot to sign TWO Man City players

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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 plot to sign TWO Man City players

Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake are both transfer targets for Chelsea.

The Blues have opened talks with City about signing the two players this summer. Thomas Tuchel has shortlisted Sterling as a top attacking target. The head coach is also a long-time admirer of defender Ake, who previously spent seven years at Stamford Bridge.

Sterling and Ake are both open to the prospect of joining Chelsea. [Telegraph – subscription required]

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Everton duo on Tottenham’s transfer list

Tottenham want to sign Everton forward Richarlison and winger Anthony Gordon in a double deal.

That said, Spurs may need to dig deep to lure Richarlison over to north London. Chelsea are interested in the 25-year-old attacker. The Blues view him as a potential replacement for the Inter Milan-bound Romelu Lukaku. [Sky Sports]

Barcelona agree deal for De Jong replacement

The Blaugrana reportedly have a €20 million deal in place with Valencia to sign Carlos Soler.

The 25-year-old midfielder could head to Camp Nou if Frenkie de Jong leaves. Manchester United want to sign the Dutchman and are reportedly close to an agreement with Barcelona. [Diario AS – in Spanish]

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Chelsea to rival PSG for Skriniar

The Blues could rival Paris Saint-Germain for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.

After positive talks over Romelu Lukaku’s loan move to San Siro, Chelsea and Inter are in a good place relationship-wise. The former might use this to instigate a transfer deal for Skriniar.

PSG have offered €60 million for the Slovakia international so far, but Inter turned them down. [Sky Sport Italia – in Italian]

Newcastle are on the verge of sealing Botman deal

Lille defender Sven Botman has completed his medical ahead of a £35 million (€41m) transfer to Newcastle United.

Despite competition from Serie A champions AC Milan, Newcastle have won the race for Botman. The Dutchman was manager Eddie Howe’s main defensive target for the summer. [Sky Sports]