Monday’s Transfer Gossip: De Jong, Kane, Belotti, Werner, Fofana, Barnes, Firmino, Kalajdzic, Gueye

Monday's Transfer Gossip: De Jong, Kane, Belotti, Werner, Fofana, Barnes, Firmino, Kalajdzic, Gueye

  • Chelsea will make an offer for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and, if the 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder leaves the Nou Camp, the Spanish club will make a move for Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27.
  • Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn, who said Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane was “a dream of the future”, says the German club are not planning to sign a new striker.


  • Roma have made an offer to 28-year-old Italy striker Andrea Belotti, who is a free agent after leaving Torino in the summer.


  • Barcelona boss Xavi says he does not know if De Jong, who is also wanted by Manchester United, will stay with the La Liga club this summer.


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  • Newcastle United have made an enquiry about 24-year-old Leicester City and England winger Harvey Barnes, having had a bid for his compatriot and Foxes playmaker James Maddison, 25, turned down by the East Midlands club.
  • Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been linked with Juventus but the 30-year-old Brazil international says he wants to stay at Anfield.


  • Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 31, says Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah, 30, may have been affected by talk of his contract last season, but the Egypt forward is now “playing with a free mind” having signed a new deal.


  • Chelsea have offered 26-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner to Spanish side Real Madrid.


  • Chelsea are trying to sign French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 21, from Leicester City and 26-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan.


  • Everton are continuing talks with Paris St-Germain as they look to finalise a move to bring Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 32, back to Goodison Park.


  • Manchester United are looking at moves for Stuttgart’s Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic, 25, and 19-year-old Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, who plays for Red Bull Salzburg, amid the uncertainty of Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford.


  • RB Leipzig left-back Angelino, 25, is an option for Barcelona if they fail to sign his fellow Spaniard Marcos Alonso, 31, from Chelsea.


  • Bournemouth boss Scott Parker says a deal for Middlesbrough’s English midfielder Marcus Tavernier, 23, is now close.

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