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Premier League transfer news: Olivier Giroud, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Rojo, Nabil Fekir

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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Giroud, Hazard and Willian to leave Chelsea?

It looks like there could be a busy few weeks at Stamford Bridge ahead of the transfer window closing on 9 August.

New boss Maurizio Sarri is linked with moves for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, but it’s the potential departures that make the headlines today.

Speculation continues that Eden Hazard is wanted by Real Madrid, Barcelona are courting Willian while Alvaro Morata could be heading back to Italy with AC Milan.

Another Chelsea forward who may be on the move is Olivier Giroud. The French World Cup winner only signed for Chelsea in January but Sky Sports reports that Atletico Madrid are interested in taking the 31-year-old to Spain on a loan deal. 

European giants target Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic has told new boss Julen Lopetegui that he wants to leave Real Madrid this summer. The Croatian international is seeking regular first-team football and the 24-year-old is being linked with Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United and Liverpool. (Marca)

Maguire to replace Rojo at Old Trafford?

If Manchester United succeed in signing England defender Harry Maguire from Leicester City then Marcos Rojo is likely to be the “fall-guy” and leave Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

No Anfield move for Fekir?

Reports in France claim that Nabil Fekir won’t be signing for Liverpool. The Lyon star’s move to Anfield fell through before the World Cup and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is thought to still want the midfielder. However French newspaper L’Equipe reports that Fekir “should now stay” with Lyon. (Daily Express)

Matteo Darmian: Manchester United to Napoli

United defender Matteo Darmian is a target for Italian side Napoli. The full-back had been previously linked with Napoli’s Serie A rivals Juventus. (The Sun)

Yerry Mina: Barcelona to Everton

Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is set for a move away from the Camp Nou this summer and his most likely destination is Everton. The Colombian, 23, impressed for his country at the World Cup where he scored three goals. (Goal.com)

Richarlison: Watford to Everton

Watford striker Richarlison is another player heading for Everton after it was reported that he has arrived on Merseyside for his medical. The Brazilian is set to join the Toffees in a £50m move. (Sky Sports)

London rivals target Grealish

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is wanted by Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Fulham, the Daily Mirror reports. However, according to The Times, Villa boss Steve Bruce says the 22-year-old won’t be sold on the cheap. 

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