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Tuesday, April 14
- Chelsea are tracking Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, who could cost £25million
- Inter Milan and Juventus are still competing for Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri
- It’s said that Emerson has a ‘cracked relationship’ with Chelsea
- Alphonse Areola has asked agent Mino Raiola to find him a new club – preferably in London
Andre Onana move
Chelsea are tracking Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.
But Frank Lampard’s Premier League side face a host of rivals for his signature including Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
With uncertainty surrounding the future of £72million club-recored signing Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea have been tipped to sign a replacement in the upcoming transfer window.
The Mirror claim Onana, 24, is viewed as the ‘perfect replacement’ and the Cameroon international could be signed for a relatively modest £25million.
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Emerson Palmieri latest
Inter Milan and Juventus are still competing for Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri.
And the Italian sides have received a significant boost in their pursuit of the 25-year-old after Frank Lampard’s side lowered their valuation.
The Blues had originally wanted £25million for their left-back, but website Calciomercato claim the price has plummeted below £18m.
It’s said that Emerson has a ‘cracked relationship’ with Chelsea having fallen behind Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order and that mixed with the coronavirus pandemic has lowered his asking price.
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Alphonse Areola exit
Alphonse Areola doesn’t want to extend his loan at Real Madrid.
That’s according to French publication L’Equipe, who claim the goalkeeper’s parent club Paris Saint-Germain are also eager to get him off their books.
It’s claimed the France international has asked his agent Mino Raiola to find him a new club elsewhere with the Premier League a possibility.
Areola specifically wants to join a team in London and Spanish website Diario Madridista claim Chelsea or Tottenham could be potential destinations for the 27-year-old.
Possible starting XI
Chelsea are looking to do some serious business this summer in the transfer window with Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner both on the club’s radar.
There will need to be incomings at Stamford Bridge with the likes of Willian, Pedro and Olivier Giroud likely to leave this summer.
Other names linked with a move to the club include Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell and Inter Milan ace Lautaro Martinez.
Possible line-up after Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner transfers: Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Ziyech, Sancho, Pulisic, Werner.
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