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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – 5 Premier League clubs enter race for €100m Nigerian star

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5 Premier League clubs enter race for €100m Nigerian superstar

Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze has attracted transfer interest from five Premier League clubs, as well as reigning Spanish and European champions Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old Nigeria international has impressed this season. His match-winning brace against Real Madrid earlier this month has propelled him into the spotlight. He has a €100 million release clause. However, as his contract expires in 2024, Villarreal may accept a half-price sale.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, West Ham, and Aston Villa are the five Premier League teams interested in Chukwueze. [DefensaCentral – in Spanish]

Lukaku will discuss his future with Chelsea soon

Chelsea will sit down with Romelu Lukaku to discuss the striker’s future at the Premier League club.

As things stand, Lukaku will return to London after a season-long loan at Inter Milan. He favors staying in Italy, but that may not be possible. Chelsea plan to ask him if he would want to revive his Blues career under their prospective new manager Mauricio Pochettino. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Evan Ferguson signs new Brighton deal until 2028

Gravenberch wants more game time at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch wants more regular football next season.

The 20-year-old Netherlands international has made 28 appearances this season in all competitions. But he has only started four games. This has stirred rumors of a possible summer transfer. For now, Gravenberch intends to wait and see what will happen at Bayern. [Voetbal International – in Dutch]

Saint-Maximin to leave Newcastle?

Newcastle United will consider selling Allan Saint-Maximin in the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old winger has struggled to make his mark this season. In 20 Premier League games, he has put away one goal and five assists. Several top European clubs are keeping tabs on the situation, including AC Milan. [Football Insider]

Ex-Barcelona director Ramon Planes will join Real Betis

Osimhen isn’t close to agreeing to a PSG deal

Despite reports from France saying otherwise, Victor Osimhen isn’t close to signing a deal with Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG remain in the race for Osimhen, but they are not in advanced talks. The 24-year-old Nigerian is one of the most in-demand strikers. His performances this season have caught the eye of clubs across Europe, including Manchester United, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich. [Florian Plettenberg – Sky Sport]