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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea enter talks to sign two new defenders

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Chelsea enter talks to sign two new defenders

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Manchester City center-back Nathan Ake could be the next two transfer deals coming up for Chelsea.

The Blues have set their sights on the defenders to replace the departed Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. Both men joined Real Madrid and Barcelona on free transfers respectively earlier this summer.

Chelsea are also on the verge of announcing Raheem Sterling’s move from Manchester City. [BBC]

Raphinha will fly to Barcelona today

PSG reject Ronaldo

Paris Saint-Germain have rejected the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.

Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, offered him to PSG, but the French champions refused. They don’t have enough space on their wage bill to pay the 37-year-old attacker and feel he is not the right transfer at this moment. [ESPN]

PSG or AC Milan? Sanches makes his choice

Renato Sanches favors a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain despite reports linking him with AC Milan.

The 24-year-old midfielder’s contract at Lille expires in 2023 and he is confident that a move to the Ligue 1 champions will happen this summer. [Sky Germany]

Wayne Rooney becomes the new D.C. United manager

Depay to reject Tottenham move

Despite the potential arrivals of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha at Barcelona, Memphis Depay is set to snub a move to Tottenham.

Barcelona seek a transfer fee of around €20 million for Depay. The 28-year-old, however, wishes to stay at Camp Nou. His contract expires at the end of the upcoming season. Therefore, unless Barca can find a solution, he will become a free agent next summer. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]