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Premier League transfer news: N’Golo Kante, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane

Final few days of transfer window may prove busy for Chelsea

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Chelsea to offer Kante new deal amid PSG interest

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to comment on the speculation linking the French giants with Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, as the clock ticks down to the end of the summer transfer window.

Midfielder Kante, who won the World Cup with France this summer, has been widely reported to be a target for PSG, says FourFourTwo. But Tuchel said: “It is not fair and I do not like it if other coaches talk about situations of players who are playing for other clubs. So there is no comment on Kante, of course, not for the transfer window.”

Kante’s performances, and PSG’s interest, has prompted Chelsea to offer the 27-year-old a new, five-year contract worth almost £290,000 a week, The Times reports. That would make him the highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge.

Real want Courtois, not Willian

Following British media reports yesterday that Real Madrid had made a £100m bid for Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Willian, Spanish newspaper Marca says that while Real’s interest in Belgium goalkeeper Courtois “remains firm and genuine” - but that the European champions are not in the market for Willian. In fact, Brazil international Willian is “very happy at Chelsea and living in London”, says the Daily Mirror.

Blues linked with Lewandowski, Vecino and Caldara

With just over a week until the summer window closes, the transfer speculation around Stamford Bridge has gone into overdrive. Chelsea is today being linked with players including Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino and Juventus defender Mattia Caldara.

Puel confident Maguire will stay at Leicester

Despite speculation linking Harry Maguire with a big-money move to Manchester United, Leicester City boss Claude Puel is confident that the England defender will stay with the Foxes. Puel said: “I am confident about the presence of Harry for this season. He is a very good player for us. I was not surprised about his performance during this World Cup. We saw his progress during the second half of the season.” (Sky Sports)

Liverpool to offer Mane new deal

At the end of last season Sadio Mane was linked with Real Madrid, after playing a starring role in helping Liverpool reach the Champions League final. But now the Anfield club want to reward the Senegal international with an improved, new contract. (Daily Mirror)

Marcos Rojo: Manchester United to Everton

Manchester United will allow defender Marcos Rojo to leave Old Trafford if they receive a bid of £30m. Everton are “leading the race” to sign the Argentine international. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham eye Mawson after sealing Mitrovic deal

After spending time on loan at Fulham last season, Aleksandar Mitrovic has signed for the London club on a permanent deal from Newcastle United. Fulham are also keen on Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson and are closing in on a £20m deal. (The Daily Telegraph)

Pulisic set to stay at Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund expect US international Christian Pulisic to stay with the club this season. The 19-year-old had been linked with Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea. (Daily Express)

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