Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea to make £50m Anthony Gordon bid, Aubameyang wants Barca stay, Tielemans to Arsenal latest | The Sun
15th August 2022

CHELSEA are ready to up their bid for Everton's Anthony Gordon to £50m, according to reports.

It is claimed that the Blues have already had a £40m offer rejected for the Toffees striker.

Meanwhile Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is said to be keen to stay at Barcelona and fight for his place.

But the club may have a different view and decide to push him towards a move to Stamford Bridge if they are unable to sell Frenkie de Jong.

And Arsenal are still looking to sign Youri Tielemans after holding months of negotiations over the purchase of the Leicester star.

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    Barca want Messi and Silva

    Barcelona are interested in landing club legend Lionel Messi from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City star Bernardo Silva before transfer deadline day.

    Barca manager Xavi is already known to be interested in signing Silva, who has not denied rumours of a proposed £80million move to Catalonia, but now Messi has emerged as a top target.

    Guilleme Balague tweeted: "Clearly the midfield of Barcelona, with the exception of Pedri, has not got the subtle touch/thinking necessary to play as Xavi wants, to find the right tempo, to feed forwards (and [Sergio] Busquets has played his best football).

    "Hence Xavi wanting Bernardo Silva (and asking for Messi)"

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    Arnautovic to Juventus?

    Bologna star Marko Arnautovic has emerged as a shock transfer target for Juventus after Manchester United pulled out of the race to sign him.

    Arnautovic was the subject of a £6.8million bid from United with manager Erik ten Hag keen to bolster his attack.

    But the Red Devils’ offer was knocked back with Bologna director Marco Di Viao insisting the centre-forward is not for sale.

    The Manchester giants then withdrew their pursuit of the Austria international after huge fan backlash.

    Transfer expert Nicolo Schira now states how Juve sporting director Federico Cherubini has been in contact with Arnautovic’s representatives.

    The reporter has said the Austrian is seen as a potential replacement for on-loan striker Moise Kean.

    Schira tweeted: “Juventus are still interested in Marko Arnautovic. Cherubini has talked with his agents last week. If Moise Kean leaves, Juve will try to sign Bologna ‘s striker”

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    Fo-get me not

    Leicester ace Wesley Fofana has agreed personal terms ahead of his potential move to Chelsea.

    The Blues have been in the market for defensive reinforcements after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen as free agents.

    And while new owner Todd Boehly has been busy signing Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella, the spending is set to continue ahead of deadline day.

    Fofana has been extensively linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the last few weeks and has reportedly told the Foxes he wants to go.

    And now the defender has agreed personal terms ahead of a move, according to the Mail.

    The 21-year-old is set for a significant pay rise which will see him earn £200,000 per week if he joins Chelsea

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    Good afternoon football fans

    Barcelona boss Xavi has asked the club to re-sign Lionel Messi from Paris Saint-Germain.

    Messi joined PSG in a free transfer from Barca last year, but he failed to reach the same heights that he did while in Catalonia.

    This comes after the Blaugrana were held to a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday with new forwards Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha both failing to get on the scoresheet.

    As a result, Xavi is now eager to bring in at least two more attacking players at the Nou Camp.

    And according to reporter Guillem Balague, the Spanish tactician wants former team-mate Messi to come back.

    Meanwhile, Newcastle have made Chelsea ace Conor Gallagher their prime target in the final weeks of the summer transfer window, reports SunSport's Dan King.

    The Magpies would also like to sign Leicester star James Maddison but their hopes of landing him are currently slim.

    So the Toon will now step up their bid to persuade the Blues to sell their £40million-rated midfielder.

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists he remains a “huge fan” of the England international.

    But Tuchel acknowledges the challenge Gallagher faces to gain a place in his starting X , and admits every player has his price.

    And Manchester United wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to both Inter Milan and AC Milan this summer.

    But both Milan clubs have declined the option to sign Ronaldo before deadline day on September 1.

    This would mean that the star forward has now been rejected by at least nine clubs this summer.

    Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have all been offered the Portugal captain.

    Finally, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hinted he is willing to let Arsenal target Youri Tielemans run down his contract and leave on a free transfer next summer.

    Rodgers told The Times: “It’s not ideal but it’s happened before — players have left here for free before.

    “He wouldn’t be the first one, but at this moment in time it’s about keeping an eye on the team and the squad, making sure they are ready.

    “The club will be negotiating and talking with the players’ representatives across the squad.

    “Thus far, there’s no change in Youri’s situation, there’s no offers. So he’s just continuing to work well and get himself right at this early part of the season.

    “Youri is a top international so every game he plays, in actual fact every training session Youri plays, he is trying to be the best player he can.

    “There is a lot of speculation about him but he looks to prove a point in every single game he plays”

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