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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea enter the race for in-demand World Cup winner

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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 enter the race for in-demand World Cup winner

Bayern Munich’s World Cup-winning defender Benjamin Pavard has emerged as a potential transfer target for Chelsea.

The Blues are on the look for defensive reinforcements to replace the departed Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. They’re not the only ones keen on Pavard, though. Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also interested in the 26-year-old Frenchman, who has two years left on his Bayern contract. [Sky Sports – in German]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will continue at AC Milan

Pogba and Juventus agree on a deal

Juventus have reached an agreement to re-sign Paul Pogba on a free transfer from Manchester United.

The 29-year-old midfielder has accepted a four-year contract to return to the Italian club. He could have a medical in Turin this Saturday. [Sky Sports]

De Ligt accepts Bayern Munich move

Bayern Munich have reached a verbal transfer agreement with Matthijs de Ligt.

The 22-year-old defender looks increasingly set to leave Juventus in the summer. Chelsea are interested, but Bayern have stolen an early march in the race. [Sport1 – in German]

Christophe Galtier is the new PSG manager

An important week awaits Lewandowski & Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski will report back to Bayern Munich now that his summer holiday in Ibiza has ended.

Bayern expect Lewandowski back for pre-season training next week. The Polish striker, however, remains confident he will join Barcelona. The Blaugrana believe they can sign him for a fee close to €50 million. [Gerard Romero – in Spanish]

Everton make a move for Richarlison replacement

The Toffees have enquired about the availability of Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

Everton are eyeing up the 20-year-old Albanian as a potential replacement for Richarlison, who has joined Tottenham. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Steven Bergwijn is set to join Ajax

Real Madrid shortlist potential Asensio replacement

The Spanish and European champions would consider a move for Serge Gnabry if Marco Asensio leaves this summer.

Gnabry has made little progress so far in talks for a contract extension with Bayern Munich. His current deal expires in 12 months. The 26-year-old forward, therefore, could be available for a transfer this summer if clubs are willing to fork out a €40 million fee. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]