Transfer news LIVE: Frenkie De Jong ‘prefers Chelsea to Man United’ plus Cristiano Ronaldo latest


Juventus set to keen Tottenham target Weston McKennie after Paul Pogba injury?

Juventus may resist Tottenham’s efforts to siged States midfielder Weston McKennie after Juventus team-mate Paul Pogba suffered a knee injury.

The Mail report that McKennie could now stay in Turin for the time being, with Pogba out until September.

Antonio Conte was hoping to strengthen his midfield with, McKennie likely to cost £34m.

Spurs director of football Fabio Paratici took McKennie to Turin from Schalke, initially on loan, and had been rumoured to make another move for the 23-year-old.

Chelsea want a defender, any defender…no, not Thilo Kehrer

Chelsea have been anxiously waiting to see if their move for Jules Kounde goes through or not, with Barcelona hoping he sticks around for a little while longer at joins them, instead.

As a result, the Blues have been linked with or have enquired over a range of others: Gvardiol, Kimpembe, Upamecano and plenty of others have all been linked.

And, apparently, PSG’s Thilo Kehrer was offered to Thomas Tuchel – but he wasn’t interested at all, says German journalist Christian Falk.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Atletico Madrid ‘practically impossible’

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has denied any interest in Cristiano Ronaldo, maintaining that stories surrounding a move for the Manchester United star have been “invented”.

El Partidazo de Cope report that a deal for the Portuguese is “practically impossible”.

Ronaldo returned to Carrington with agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday for talks over his future, with the market seemingly lacking options even if United were to sanction his exit.

“I don’t know who invented this story about Cristiano Ronaldo to Atletico Madrid. It’s definitely not true,” Cerezo told radio show El Partidazo de COPE. “It’s practically impossible for him to come to Atletico Madrid.”

Leicester owner: No offers yet for Youri Tielemans

Leicester City owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha maintains there are no offers for Youri Tielemans.

Linked with a move to Arsenal throughout the summer, the Belgian midfielder has one year remaining on his contract at the King Power Stadium.

But for now it seems likely he will remain a key part to Brendan Rodgers’ side for the upcoming season.

“It’s nothing,” said Srivaddhanaprabha. “There haven’t been any offers yet. There hasn’t been anything concrete or a proposition yet.”

Juventus keen on Timo Werner and Anthony Martial after failing to strike Alvaro Morata deal

Juventus will consider Timo Werner and Anthony Martial as contingency options if they cannot bring Alvaro Morata back to Turin from Atletico Madrid.

Sky Sports report that the Old Lady could move for the Chelsea forward, also wanted by former club RB Leipzig, to complete a new-look attack alongside Dusan Vlahovic and Angel Di Maria.

Juve resisted the £29.7m option to buy when Morata’s two-year loan expired, while Martial is back and under consideration in Erik ten Hag’s United after a loan to Sevilla last season.

Luis Suarez negotiating over MLS move

Former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has left Atletico Madrid this summer and his next move looks set to be in the Americas…but it’s not yet certain which one.

Uruguayan journalist Rodrigo Romano reports that a Western Conference side in MLS want him to sign now, to see out the remainder of this season and all of next two on a contract running until winter 2024, as they try to fight their way into the play-offs.

However, Suarez is only keen at present to make the switch after the World Cup in Qatar this winter – and in the meantime he wants to return home and play for Nacional, the team he made his senior breakthrough with. Negotiations are ongoing, Romano says.

Frenkie De Jong ‘prefers Chelsea move to Manchester United'

Frenkie De Jong would prefer to join Chelsea over Manchester United, report Sport.

But the Blues are unwilling to pay as high a price for the Dutch midfielder, with Barcelona desperate to push him out the door to balance their books.

The Spanish giants want De Jong to take a paycut, but there has been a reluctance so far from the player’s side, despite his happiness at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona want €80m for the 24-year-old, with Bernardo Silva still a key target the Catalan publication reports.

They conclude that either “Chelsea get smart” or De Jong will likely extend his stay in Spain.

Chelsea ‘offer Timo Werner to RB Leipzig’ as Jule Kounde talks rumble on

The Guardian, meanwhile, writes Chelsea’s move for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde is in “danger of collapsing”. The paper says Barcelona are refusing to end their pursuit of the 23-year-old defender and are “increasingly optimistic” they can land the France international.

In more Blues news, Metro reports via Foot Mercato that the club have offered Germany striker Timo Werner, 26, to RB Leipzig in order to beat Paris St Germain to the signing of France defender Nordi Mukiele, 24, from the Bundesliga club.

Chelsea ‘offer Timo Werner to RB Leipzig’ as Jule Kounde talks rumble on

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United ‘immediately’

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