Gossip: Athletico in £71m bid for Leicester defender

Written by on May 30, 2019

Atletico Madrid have made an offer of £71m for Leicester City’s England defender Ben Chilwell, 22, but will face competition from Manchester City.

Meanwhile, the Foxes’ 22-year-old English midfielder James Maddison is attracting interest from Tottenham.

Manchester United’s England defender Ashley Young, 33, could link up with former club and international team-mate Wayne Rooney at Major League Soccer side DC United.

United’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, has been told he can leave Old Trafford for Inter Milan.

Paris St-Germain are in discussions with Barcelona to bring in France forward Ousmane Dembele 22, as part of a swap deal for 27-year-old Brazil striker Neymar, who would return to his former club. 

Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, 23, is a £70m target for Liverpool, while Manchester United and Paris St-Germain are also interested in the Ivory Coast international.

Bayern Munich have made an £80m bid to sign Juventus’ 25-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala.

Watford’s Spanish manager Javi Gracia is on a five-man shortlist to replace the outgoing Rubi at Espanyol.

Lyon’s French left-back Ferland Mendy, 23, is set to join Real Madrid.

RB Leipzig and France Under-21 centre-back Dayot Upamecano, 20, is wanted by Arsenal.

Ajax’s 19-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt is attracting interest from Real Madrid.

Valencia’s Spain forward Rodrigo Moreno, 28, and Girona’s Uruguay forward Cristhian Stuani, 32, are targets for Barcelona.

West Brom have held a second round of talks with Wolfsburg’s German boss Bruno Labbadia as their search for a head coach continues.

Belgium’s former Wigan and Everton manager Roberto Martinez is not an option for Barcelona if the La Liga champions dismiss their Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde. Spaniard Martinez has been strongly linked with the Nou Camp job.

Manchester City’s English winger Patrick Roberts, who spent last season at Girona in Spain, is joining Premier League newcomers Norwich City on loan for the 2019-20 season. The 22-year-old has made one league appearance for City.

Cypriot side Apollon Limassol want Rangers’ 31-year-old Northern Ireland forward Kyle Laffe

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