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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea strike €20m deal for Italian midfield prodigy

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Chelsea strike €20m deal for Italian midfield prodigy

Inter Milan midfielder Cesare Casadei is set to become Chelsea’s latest signing in the summer transfer window.

The Blues have agreed on a deal worth €20 million with Inter for the 19-year-old Italian. They’ll pay €15 million upfront and a further €5 million in add-ons as part of the agreement. Casadei will arrive in England on Wednesday and take a medical on Thursday.

Chelsea have already signed Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, and Kalidou Koulibaly for the first team. Goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, on loan at Chicago Fire, is also a done deal, as is former Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka. [Sky Sports]

Man Utd plot move for Real Madrid star after Rabiot setback

Adrien Rabiot’s excessive wage demands have forced Manchester United to cool their interest in the Juventus midfielder.

The Red Devils, however, remain determined to sign a new midfielder before the transfer deadline on September 1. Real Madrid star Casemiro is the man on their list. While accepting it is a ‘long shot’, they have been left encouraged enough to pursue a possible agreement. [ESPN]

Man City sign Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht

Everton reject second Chelsea bid for Gordon

Everton have rejected a £45 million offer from Chelsea for winger Anthony Gordon.

This is the second bid that Chelsea have made for Gordon, having had a £40 million offer turned down recently. The Blues must now decide whether to make an improved third bid. [The Times – subscription required]

Simeone wants to keep Morata at Atletico Madrid

 Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone hopes Alvaro Morata stays for this season amid interest from Manchester United.

The striker, back from a two-year loan spell at Juventus, scored a brace in the club’s 3-0 win over Getafe on Monday.

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Chelsea continue Aubameyang pursuit

Vardy heads Man Utd’s list of striker targets

Leicester City star Jamie Vardy is on Manchester United’s list of potential transfer targets.

As Cristiano Ronaldo’s future remains in doubt, United are looking for new strikers to reinforce their attack. Vardy is one of the forwards on the club’s radar. The 36-year-old is still going strong, having scored 17 goals in 33 games in the Premier League last season.

Reports have also linked Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Espanyol’s Raul de Tomas, plus Atletico Madrid pair Alvaro Morata and Matheus Cunha, with moves to Old Trafford. [The Athletic – subscription required]