Premier League transfer news: Willian, Nabil Fekir, N’Golo Kante, Alisson
Manchester United preparing £60m bid for Chelsea and Brazil star Willian
Premier League transfer news and rumours
Willian: Chelsea to Manchester United
Following months of speculation about a switch to Old Trafford, it seems Manchester United are finally preparing an official bid for Chelsea star Willian.
The playmaker, who is on duty for Brazil at the World Cup, previously played under United boss Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. The Daily Mail reports that Mourinho is keen for a reunion with the 29-year-old and is plotting a £60m bid.
Willian won the Chelsea Players’ Player of the Year award last month but is reportedly “finding life on the bench difficult” at the Blues. He has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Nabil Fekir: Lyon to Chelsea/Tottenham
If Willian departs for Old Trafford, will Chelsea replace him with Nabil Fekir? The Lyon star’s move to Liverpool broke down last week and according to reports, the French side have offered him to Premier League clubs for £66m. Spurs will rival Chelsea for the 24-year-old forward. (The Sun)
N’Golo Kante: Chelsea to PSG/Real Madrid
Despite being linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Chelsea defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante is refusing to discuss his club future while on duty at the World Cup with France. He said: “I am not concerned with all that. Today, I am at Chelsea, and today I am currently living and playing in the World Cup, that is what comes first. I am not paying attention to what is being said on the club side of things at the moment.” (Daily Express)
Alisson’s Real move not yet confirmed
Roma goalkeeper Alisson is reportedly on the verge of a transfer to Real Madrid, but despite agreeing terms with the European champions, a deal is not yet cut and dry. Roma want €70m (£61.2m) for Alisson but Real only want to spend €50m (£43.7m) - so Premier League clubs Liverpool and Chelsea may still be in contention to sign the Brazilian. (Daily Express via Gazzetta dello Sport)
Felipe Anderson: Lazio to West Ham United
Lazio will only let Felipe Anderson leave if West Ham meet their £35m valuation of the Brazilian winger. West Ham have seen two of their offers for the 25-year-old knocked back, but talks are continuing between the two clubs. Lazio have to pay his former club Santos a 20% sell-on fee. (Daily Mirror)
James Maddison: Norwich City to Leicester City
Norwich have accepted a £24m bid from Leicester for midfielder James Maddison. The 21-year-old scored 15 goals for the Canaries last season and has also been linked with Southampton and Everton. (Daily Mail)
Petr Cech: Arsenal to Napoli
Italian club Napoli are reportedly keen to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech on a loan deal. Cech, 36, joined Arsenal from Chelsea in 2015 and has one year left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium. (The Sun)
Brewster signs pro contract with Liverpool
Liverpool have ended any doubts about Rhian Brewster’s future by agreeing a professional contract with the England youth international. Brewster, 18, has reportedly signed a five-year deal with the Anfield club. (The Daily Telegraph)