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03-Jun-2020, 04:47 pm

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Chelsea in for Liverpool target Werner

Timo Werner RB Leipzig 2019-20

Juventus and Roma are set to meet to discuss potential swap deals involving a multitude of players from both sides, Tuttosport reports.

It is said that a trade involving Federico Bernardeschi and Nicolo Zaniolo will be talked over, an exchange that was proposed in the winter but ultimately failed.

In addition, swaps involving Daniele Rugani, Justin Kluivert, Cengiz Under, Rolando Mandragora and Bryan Cristante will also be up for discussion.

Porto president Pinto da Costa has claimed that his club had deals in place that would see the Portuguese side raise almost €150 million through player sales before Covid-19 struck.

“I won't say names, but I can say that we already had agreements for selling players for €147m,” the supremo told Porto Canal.

“If we had sold them we would not be talking about financial problems.”

Jan Vertonghen will be offered a contract extension of just one month at Tottenham, according to Het Nieuwsblad.

The Belgian, who has spent eight years with Spurs, is out of contract this summer and thus able to find a new club as a free agent.

With the Premier League set to continue beyond the 33-year-old's current contract, however, the club are hopeful Vertonghen will pen a short extension and see out the remainder of the season.

The defender may opt not to do so though, with the risk of injury having the potential to scupper a move elsewhere.

Hernan Crespo has described Lautaro Martinez as a "complete player" and wants the forward to snubBarcelonain favour of remainingatInter.

Lautaro, 22, is beingheavily linked with a move to theLiga giantsafter an impressive season at San Siro, scoring 16 goals in 31 games in 2019-20.

However, ex-Inter andArgentinastriker Crespo believes a fellow countrymanshould stay put and establish himself further before moving on.

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Chelsea have identifiedLeicesterdefender Ben Chilwell as one of their top summer transfer targets - according to The Athletic.

Frank Lampard is determined to add another left-back to his ranks when the market reopens, but the 23-year-old could end up costing as much as £85 million ($107m).

Chilwell, who has helped Leicester rise to third in the Premier League this season, is contracted to remain at the King Power Stadium until 2024.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Tanguy Kouassi is the subject of interest from Real Madrid - according to Le10Sport.

The Blancos see the 17-year-old as the ideal long-term replacement for Sergio Ramos, and have already made an approach for his signature.

Kouassi is due to become a free agent this summer, and wants to undertake a new challenge away from France.

Barcelona are thinking about re-signing Manchester City defender Eric Garcia - according to ESPN.

The Spanish champions have already enquired over the 19-year-old's availability ahead of the summer transfer window.

Garcia rose through the academy ranks at Barca before joining City in 2017, but has yet to earn a regular place in Pep Guardiola's line up.

Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis has been linked with a surprise move to Turkish side Besiktas.

The 22-year-old has only made eight appearances for Villa in the Premier League soon, but is a target for Besiktas, according to Turkish outlet Sporx.

Lionel Scaloni said playing alongside countryman Lionel Messi is better forInterstar Lautaro Martinez amid growing links toBarcelona.

Lautaro has been tipped to swapSerie Aside Inter forLa Ligachampions Barca in the off-season following his exploits inItaly.

TheArgentinainternational forward scored 16 goals in 31 matches across all competitions before the 2019-20 season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Juventusmust talk toChelseaif they want to sign Jorginho, according to theItalystar's agent Joao Santos.

Serie Achampions Juve are reportedly interested in reuniting head coach Maurizio Sarri with Jorginho in Turin – the pair having worked together at Chelsea andNapoli.

Jorginho has emerged as a possible replacement for Miralem Pjanic, who has been linked toLa LigachampionsBarcelonaandLigue 1holdersParis Saint-Germain.

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Former Arsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed his desire to become a head coach in the near future.

The 46-year-old is currently not employed as a full-time coach but has done work helping out at the Gunners over the past few seasons.

In an interview with Moroccan journalistZineb El Houari, Pires explained he was ready to make the progression to full-time coaching and was keen to undertake study inSpainto do so.

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Olivier Giroud has revealed just how close he came to leaving Chelsea in the winter transfer window.

The 33-year-old fell down the strikerpecking order at Stamford Bridge and was keen to leave to get game time ahead of Euro 2020.

But a move never eventuated in a situation that Giroud feels was fate.

"I was supposed to leave in the January transfer window because I wasn’t playing much and I needed more game time to make theFrancesquad forEuro 2020," Giroud said.

"I very nearly left the club but I really think that God wanted me to stay at Chelsea."

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche is angry with the club as it emerged several of its senior players look likely to leave after not being offered new contracts.

Five regular first team players - including Jeff Hendrick, Phil Bardsley, Joe Hart, Aaron Lennon and Adam Legzdins - will depart Turf Moor on June 30 with the contracts set to expire on that date.

According to the Daily Mail, Dyche is fuming over the club's reluctance to hand out contract extensions and hopes they reconsider before the end of the month.

The star striker looks set to leave the Emirates but only if a suitable offer comes in

Arsenal has decided to keep Barcelona target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club during the final year of his contract unless a decent offer is submitted.

The 30-year-old striker is about to begin the last 12 months of his deal but the Gunners are wary that Covid-19 has slashed the Gabonese international's value from its initial£50 million ($63m)price tag.

With offers for Aubameyang set to be around£20m ($25m), Arsenal might force the Gabon international to see out his deal at the Emirates, according to The Sun.

Rennes might need to wait until June 30 before making a move for Udinese defender Nicholas Opoku,Goalunderstands.

Amiens, where he is presently on loan, have the first option tobuyhim for €4 million before the temporary deal expires at the end of this month.

The 22-year-old joined the Unicorns in February and made seven appearances, playing for the entire 90 minutes in all of them and getting booked only once.

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The German star is involved in a tug of war between Premier League clubs

Chelsea are battling Liverpool for the signature of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

The Reds are yet to activate the 24-year-old's £53 million ($66m)release clause despite their interest, with Chelsea now making it clear they are want ther German international, according to The Telegraph.

Werner's release clause is expected to drop to£53m ($45m) in 12 months time - an option suitors might elect to wait for.

Australian midfielder Oliver Bozanic has left Hearts after the expiration of his contract, the Scottish club has confirmed.

The 31-year-old could return to the A-League where he has previously played for Central Coast, Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City.

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