Kounde to Chelsea LATEST, PSG braced for Mbappe bid from Real Madrid, Curtis Jones to Aston Villa – latest news

CLUBS are scrambling to get last minute deals over the line, with less than 48 hours of the transfer window left.

We've the very latest on Jules Kounde's potential move to Chelsea, with the Blues now facing a hefty fee if they want to prize him from Sevilla.

Meanwhile, PSG are waiting to see if Real Madrid come back with another bid for superstar Kylian Mbappe.

The French giants are determined to keep hold of the World Cup winner, but he can leave for nothing next summer if he doesn't sign a new deal.

And SunSport have revealed Aston Villa are eyeing a swoop for Liverpool's young star Curtis Jones.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    AUBAMEYANG REMINDER

    Juventus are not looking to sign Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the summer transfer window.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims Aubameyang is not on Juve’s radar.

    Reports suggested the striker was tipped to replace replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s rejoining Manchester United.

    Romano adds that the Bianconeri are also not interested in Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero or Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOING FOR THE KYL

    Real Madrid have warned Paris Saint-Germain to accept their latest bid for Kylian Mbappe or risk losing him for free next year.

    That is according to Le Parisien, who claim Real have made a final offer of £154million for Mbappe.

    And Los Blancos have warned PSG that if their latest bid is rejected, they will quit talks and wait to sign the star striker on a pre-contract agreement in January.

    The France international has repeatedly turned down a contract extension with the Parisians

  • Jim Sheridan

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Rise and shine on this Bank Holiday Monday – there's plenty of transfer drama still to go in this crazy window.

    Clubs are scrambling to get last minute deals over the line before the deadline on Tuesday evening, with Chelsea still reportedly in for Jules Kounde.

    But reports suggest that the Blues will have to cough up another £25m if they want to land their man from Sevilla.

    Eddie Nketiah also looks set to leave troubled Arsenal, with Crystal Palace hoping to swoop.

    AC Milan have also confirmed the capture of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea, while Tammy Abraham netted a stunning strike for Roma.

    And reports suggest that Declan Rice to Chelsea is not off the table for next summer.

    The England man has been superb for the Hammers so far this campaign, following on from his exploits at Euro 2020.

    And the Blues are reportedly ready to swoop for their man after the season ends in May.

  • Kostas Lianos

    KOUNDE REMINDER

    Chelsea will reportedly be forced to cough up an extra £25million for Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

    That is according to Sky Sports, who claim the Andalusians were set to accept the Blues’s £43m offer for Kounde.

    But the Spanish giants are now pressing for the £68m fee in the defender's release clause.

    The west Londoners, though, were handed a boost following the £25m transfer of Kurt Zouma to West Ham

  • Anthony Chapman

    DIALL TONE

    Amad Diallo’s Feyenoord loan is in danger of collapsing.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the young winger could stay at Man United this month after picking up an injury in training.

    Feyenoord are now ready to pull the plug and find another signing ahead of deadline day.

  • Anthony Chapman

    MARC MY WORDS

    Arsenal are reportedly plotting a shock swoop for Marco Asensio.

    Transfermarketweb claims the Spanish playmaker has emerged as a target for Mikel Arteta ahead of deadline day.

    Arsenal have already raided Real for Martin Odegaard.

    But Asensio is also out of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and is available for £34million.

  • Anthony Chapman

    MOR PLEASE

    Barcelona prodigy Ilaix Moriba has snubbed Tottenham in favour of RB Leipzig.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the midfielder will pen a five-year deal with the Germans as a replacement for Bayern Munich-bound Marcel Sabitzer.

    Moriba is leaving Barcelona after failing to agree a new contract, while also being given no guarantees over playing time.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ABOUT ODOI

    Borussia Dortmund are in talks with Chelsea over a loan for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

    Sky Germany claims the winger could head to Germany after failing to play a single minute in Chelsea's opening three league games.

    However, the Blues are not sure about letting Hudson-Odoi leave as it would leave them light at right wing-back.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Aston Villa are ready to sound out Liverpool about buying talented youngster Curtis Jones.

    The big-spending outfit remain in the market and could make the surprise with Jones, 20, not yet making a solid breakthrough at Anfield.

    Villa could go in at around £15million and that would put Liverpool on the spot and give them a decision to make.

    The midfielder is under contract until 2025 at Anfield.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PJAN PLAN

    Juventus are plotting a stunning return for Miralem Pjanic.

    Fabrizio Romano claims Max Allegri is desperate for a new playmaker this summer.

    And he is hoping to be reunited with Pjanic, who is out of favour at Barcelona.

    Should a move fail to occur, Allegri is also keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund's Axel Witsel.

  • Anthony Chapman

    CROWN JULES

    Chelsea will reportedly be forced to cough up an extra £25million to sign Jules Kounde.

    Sky Sports claims Seville were set to accept the Blues’s £43m offer.

    But they are now pressing for the £68m fee in Kounde’s release clause.

  • Anthony Chapman

    KEEN ON DEEN

    Birmingham City are interested in signing Watford skipper Troy Deeney, according to reports.

    The 33-year-old Premier League star is a Blues fan and started his pro career at West Midlands rivals Walsall nearly 15 years ago.

    According to The Athletic, Birmingham are discussing the transfer with the Hornets and are hoping to get Deeney on a free.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SUNSPORT EXCLUSIVE

    Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace are trying to agree a price for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.

    And the Eagles are willing to spend £12million on the England U21 star.

    But Palace have also tabled a £15m offer for Celtic’s French hitman Odsonne Edouard as they put pressure on BOTH to commit and join them.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DENNIS THE MENACE

    Leicester are set to green-light a loan move for Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet.

    The playmaker has struggled for minutes this season.

    And reports in Italy suggest that Torino will sign Praet for the entirety of the 21/22 campaign.

  • Anthony Chapman

    BRING THE MOISE

    Everton striker Moise Kean has reportedly completed his medical at Juventus.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the Italy international will return to his old club just two years after leaving for Goodison Park.

    But Juve could still be in the market for another forward after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Man Utd.

  • Anthony Chapman

    NIK OF TIME

    West Ham are closing in on a £25million deal, potentially rising to £32m, for CSKA Moscow forward Nikola Vlasic.

    According to the Guardian, David Moyes has moved for the ex-Everton man after giving up on Jesse Lingard following stalled talks.

    And after landing Kurt Zouma for £30m from Chelsea, Vlasic could be the last bit of business conducted by West Ham this summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    CHECK MAIT

    Everton are set to launch a late loan bid for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    The Mail claims Rafa Benitez is a huge fan of the versatile Arsenal midfielder.

    And with chances limited at the Emirates this term, Maitland-Niles will jump at the chance to move.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SAB BUT TRUE

    Marcel Sabitzer is on the brink of a £13million move to Bayern Munich.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the RB Leipzig captain will join former boss Julien Nagelsmann and old teammate Dayot Upamecano at the Allianz Arena before deadline day.

    Other clubs were said to be interested, but Sabitzer has only ever wanted Bayern.

  • Anthony Chapman

    KYL THE LIGHTS

    Real Madrid have warned PSG: accept our latest Kylian Mbappe bid or lose him for free next year.

    Le Parisien claims Carlo Ancelotti's side have made a final offer of £154million for the striker.

    And Real have now warned PSG that if their latest bid is rejected, they will quit talks and wait to sign Mbappe on a pre-contract agreement in January.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Former Chelsea and Man City goalkeeper Willy Caballero could be given a fresh lease of life… in the Championship.

    SunSport can reveal Sheffield United are interested in the veteran Argentine following his Stamford Bridge exit.

    The Blades have banked £30million thanks to the sale of Aaron Ramsdale to Arsenal.

    And they would save some important bucks with a free swoop for Caballero before deadline day.

  • Anthony Chapman

    AUBA AND OUT?

    Juventus are lining up a stunning raid on Arsenal for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    That's according to Tuttomercato, who claim the striker has been identified as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    They add Arsenal are even willing to sell for just £20million.

    And Aubameyang himself is open to a Turin transfer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DAM THAT RIVER

    Euro 2020 star Mikkel Damsgaard is reportedly attracting interest from Liverpool.

    The Sampdoria winger was in top form for Denmark this summer.

    And La Repubblica claims Liverpool are keen on making a £26million move.

    Leeds are also thought to be monitoring Damsgaard too.

  • Anthony Chapman

    MOUR GLORY

    Former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho believes Crisitano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford is 'perfect business' for all parties involved.

    The Roma manager gushed: "The only thing I say – and it looks to me something basic and logic – is that if Juventus are happy, if Cristiano is happy and if Manchester United are happy this is the perfect business.

    "I think there is no need to talk about Cristiano.

    "There is no need to make any comment about someone who plays, wins, scores and makes history for 20 years."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    OLE ON RONNY

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to Manchester United club reporter Stewart Gardner ahead of today’s clash against Wolves.

    The Norwegian manager was quizzed about the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, and is hoping the paperwork can be ‘finalised’ in preparation for an official announcement.

    He said: “Of course the fans have been excited for the last couple of days, we all are of course.

    “He has had such a great career and he has been here before. Hopefully we can just finalise the paperwork and announce it. He is going to give everybody a boost, of course.

    “I played with him, he’s a great player, he is a top human being, he is a top professional, so he will give everybody in the squad and everybody around the club a buzz.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MOR SETBACK

    Tottenham have been dealt a significant setback in their pursuit of Barcelona star Ilaix Moriba.

    Moriba has attracted interest from Spurs and they were thought to be close to agreeing a transfer.

    But he has instead agreed a five-year deal with RB Leipzig, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The transfer guru claims Moriba has agreed a pre-contract deal, and will move to the German side in June 2022.

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