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Chelsea add Loftus-Cheek to Hakimi’s offer
Chelsea are ready to add Ruben Loftus-Cheek to their offer to sign Inter Milan winger Achraf Hakimi, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Les Bleus are keen to sign the Moroccan international who played a crucial role in Inter’s Serie A triumph with a contribution of seven goals and eight assists.
Goal understand that Chelsea are also set to include Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta in a bid to strike a deal with the Nerazzurri.
Elsewhere, Foot Mercato claim that PSG are preparing to table an improved bid of around £ 60million to sign Hakimi.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Spartak Moscow submit bids for Sadiq
Almeria striker Umar Sadiq has become a topic of transfer interest after his impressive first season in the Spanish Second Division.
AS report that Eintracht Frankfurt have submitted an offer of around € 18million for the Nigerian striker while Spartak Moscow already have € 16million on the table.
Almeria, however, would demand at least € 30million for Sadiq who scored 20 goals in 40 league appearances last season.
Leicester City in advanced talks for Daka
Leicester City are in advanced talks to sign RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka.
According to athleticism, the Foxes are now set to beat Premier League rivals including Liverpool and Chelsea to sign the Zambia international, who scored 27 goals in 28 Austrian Bundesliga appearances last season.
Salzburg are said to demand around £ 23million for Daka, who has been at the club since 2017.
Chelsea offer Alonso plus £ 51.5million for Hakimi
Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Achraf Hakimi by offering Inter Milan £ 51.5million plus Marcos Alonso, according to The Republic .
Les Bleus are keen to sign the Moroccan full-back who contributed seven goals and eight assists in the Nerazzurri’s successful Serie A campaign.
Chelsea, however, still face stiff competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Dutch club PSV, who have just joined the race.
Spurs want Lamptey to replace Aurier
Tottenham Hotspur are aiming for a move for Brighton & Hove Albion winger Tariq Lamptey to replace Serge Aurier, Air sports reports.
The Ivorian captain is expected to leave north London this summer after announcing he will not sign a new contract with the club.
As a result, Spurs have shown interest in Lamptey even though the Ghanaian-born player has not played a game since December.
The 20-year-old has committed his long-term future at Brighton this year with a deal that will keep him at the club until 2025.
Elneny awaits Arsenal contract talks
Mohamed Elneny is waiting for Arsenal to resume talks on his contract extension at the club.
Football London claims the Gunners opened negotiations with the Egyptian midfielder in April but no conclusions have been drawn.
Elneny has been at Emirates Stadium since 2016 and has only one year left on her contract.
Monaco joins the race for Onana
AS Monaco set to compete with Arsenal for signing Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, say Mercato on foot .
The Ligue 1 club are also monitoring the 25-year-old who is currently serving a nine-month suspension which will expire in November.
Anderlecht reject Arsenal offer for Sambi Lokonga
Anderlecht rejected an offer of around £ 13.5million for Congolese-born Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to Daily mail .
The Belgian club are said to demand an offer of almost £ 18million from the 21-year-old, who scored three goals in 33 Premier League A games last season.
Despite the offer being turned down, Arsenal are still negotiating for Sambi Lokonga, who they say will compete with Thomas Partey in the middle of the park.
Odubajo on QPR’s radar
Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Moses Odubajo has become a transfer target for Queens Park Rangers.
TalkSport reports that Mark Warburton is interested in reuniting with the Anglo-Nigerien he worked with in Brentford a few years ago.
Odubajo was released by Sheffield on Wednesday following their relegation from the Championship and he is currently a free agent.
Porto, Besiktas hunting Niang
Porto, Besiktas and Krasnodar are among the clubs hoping to sign Senegalese striker Rennes Mbaye Niang, according to The team .
Bruno Genesio does not consider the former Watford and AC Milan striker in his plans, and the Ligue 1 club are working to terminate his contract which is due to expire in June 2023.
Due to a lack of playing time at Rennes, Niang was loaned to Saudi Arabia earlier this year where he played five games for Al Ahli.
Soumare set to join Leicester City
Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare is set to join Leicester City and a deal could be reached this week, according to the Daily Mail.
The Senegalese featured prominently for Lille last season, making 32 league appearances as they won the Ligue 1 title.
The midfielder, who has a year off his current contract with the French champions, will cost the Foxes £ 23million.
Leeds United interested in the Cornet de Lyon
Newly promoted Premier League side Leeds United are interested in signing Maxwel Cornet from Lyon, according to the Sun.
The Ivorian international was one of the Kids’ shining stars in the 2020-21 season as they finished fourth.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of his campaign in England’s top flight and has turned his attention to the 24-year-old.