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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea list six defensive targets for this summer

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Chelsea list six defensive targets for this summer

The Blues need to rebuild their defense as Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and maybe even Cesar Azpilicueta could all leave on free transfers this summer.

Jules Kounde (Sevilla), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Wesley Fofana (Leicester City), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), and Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig) are the six defenders on the club’s shortlist. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Osimhen is in talks with Arsenal

Victor Osimhen’s agent met with Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, to discuss a potential transfer last week.

The Gunners want a new striker, but accept it will be difficult to sign Osimhen from Napoli. The Italian club would expect a hefty transfer fee. The fact Napoli are in the Champions League next season, whereas Arsenal are not, makes things even harder for Mikel Arteta’s side. [Goal]

Vinicius Junior is close to a new Real Madrid contract

Chelsea set for a £200m transfer budget this summer

Todd Boehly’s Blues takeover is on the brink of completion after the American billionaire passed all the Premier League’s ownership checks.

If all goes to plan, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel could have a transfer budget of around £200 million to spend this summer. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Man City’s next transfer target revealed after Haaland coup

As Erling Haaland edges closer to completing his move to Manchester City, the Premier League champions have now turned their attention to Kalvin Phillips.

The Leeds United midfielder is on Pep Guardiola’s radar as the manager prepares for Fernandinho’s exit. However, thanks to Leeds’ Premier League survival, a deal will be difficult to complete. [BBC]

William Saliba will return to Arsenal from Marseille

Neymar to leave PSG?

Paris Saint-Germain may allow Neymar to leave if they receive a suitable transfer offer.

Fresh off signing Kylian Mbappe to a new lucrative deal, PSG could undergo some major changes. Luis Campos is tipped to replace Leonardo as the club’s new sporting director. Manager Mauricio Pochettino’s future, meanwhile, remains uncertain. [L’Equipe – in French]

Hazard wants to stay at Real Madrid

Eden Hazard has announced that he plans to stay at Real Madrid for next season.

Despite a difficult three years at the Spanish club, the Belgian winger intends to see out his contract and prove his worth.

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