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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – A second Premier League defender pushes for Chelsea move

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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.

A second Premier League defender pushes for Chelsea move

Leicester City center-back Wesley Fofana has emerged as the latest Premier League defender on Chelsea’s transfer radar.

The Blues are already in the mix for Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella, but it appears they’re far from done. Fofana has impressed in England despite missing much of last season with a broken leg. He appears to be pushing for a transfer, having removed Leicester from his Twitter and Instagram pages. [Mirror]

Memphis Depay is in talks to end Barcelona contract

Ronaldo’s Saudi Arabia offer remains on the table

Two unnamed clubs from Saudi Arabia’s Pro League are prepared to make a tempting offer to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite reports claiming the Manchester United frontman rejected a move to the Middle East last month, neither club is willing to give up on a dream transfer coup. [CBS Sports]

Barcelona make a move for another La Liga defender

Athletic Club center-back Inigo Martinez is next on Barcelona’s list of transfer targets.

Despite recently signing Jules Kounde from Sevilla, manager Xavi Hernandez still intends to strengthen his defense. Barca, therefore, have enquired about a potential €15 million bid for Martinez to Athletic Club. The 31-year-old is out of contract in 2023 and is keen on a move to Camp Nou. [Diario Sport]

Bernd Leno joins Fulham from Arsenal for £8m

Sarr prefers Monaco move

Chelsea defender Malang Sarr would prefer a move to AS Monaco over Fulham.

The 23-year-old Frenchman has failed to win favor at Chelsea since his free transfer from Nice in 2020 and appears ready to move on. He is prepared to join Monaco on an initial loan, with a buy option included. [Standard]

Man City begin talks for Cucurella alternative

Manchester City have opened talks with Anderlecht over a transfer for left-back Sergio Gomez.

The 21-year-old Spaniard is next on City’s radar as the Premier League champions draw up a list of alternatives to Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella, who appears set to join Chelsea. [Times – subscription required]

Barcelona & LA Galaxy agree Riqui Puig deal