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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Potter aims to sign Canadian striker to lead Chelsea attack

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Potter aims to sign North American striker to lead Chelsea attack

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has listed Lille striker Jonathan David as a transfer target.

Potter seeks a long-term successor for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He feels David is an ideal option. The Canada international is only 22 years old and is one of Ligue 1’s most prolific forwards. In 11 games for Lille this season, he has managed nine goals and two assists. [Jeunes Footeux – in French]

De Paul is on Juventus’ transfer radar

Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo De Paul is of interest to Juventus.

The Bianconeri seek to reinforce their midfield ranks, prompting interest in De Paul. The 28-year-old Argentina international has made 59 appearances for Atletico since his €35 million transfer from Udinese last year. He is under contract at the LaLiga club until June 2026. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

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Jorginho names his wage demands to Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho wants a pay rise of up to £150,000 a week as part of a new contract.

The 30-year-old Italy international’s current deal at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of the season, making him available for a free transfer in 2023. He currently earns £120,000 a week. [Evening Standard]

Kane is still a target for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich remain interested in Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

The reigning Bundesliga champions are considering options to strengthen their frontline. They reportedly contacted Kane’s representatives over the summer, but it didn’t go any further than that.

Kane’s contract at Tottenham ends in 2024 and Bayern think the chance to win silverware in Germany might tempt the 29-year-old England captain into a transfer. [Sky Sports Deutschland – in German]

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Chelsea make Bellingham a priority amid Man City interest

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is a transfer priority for Chelsea.

The Blues, however, face some stiff competition. Manchester City are in the race, as are Liverpool, Manchester United, and Real Madrid. Members of the club board also like West Ham captain Declan Rice. [Evening Standard]