Chelsea in for Federico Valverde
Federico Valverde is Mauricio Pochettino’s next target for Chelsea.
Defensa Central reckon the Blues could bid £103m for the Uruguayan, which would plausibly only happen if their move for Moises Caicedo collapsed.
However, Real Madrid don’t want to sell Valverde and it’s very hard to see him pushing for such a move.
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Man United explore Amrabat deal
Manchester United are exploring a deal for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
Sky Sports report that the midfielder is a player of interest for Erik ten Hag, having caught the eye durig an impressive World Cup campaign with Morocco.
Chelsea agree deal to keep Graham Potter appointment Ben Roberts in new role under Mauricio Pochettino
Chelsea have agreed a deal to keep former manager Graham Potter’s appointment, Ben Roberts, in an overseeing role in their goalkeeping department.
Mauricio Pochettino’s reign has officially begun and he has been joined at Chelsea by his own team of coaches, including his goalkeeper specialist Toni Jimenez.
But Roberts will also remain and be part of the new era, though in a position with a far wider remit than the initial coaching job he took on when joining Chelsea from Brighton with Potter in September and one likely to see him spend less time on the training pitch.
Leeds United to appoint Daniel Farke as new head coach in next 24 hours
Leeds United are expected to appoint Daniel Farke as their new head coach in the next 24 hours.
The 46-year-old German will join a club whose supporters and new owners will hope can secure promotion to the Premier League as he did twice while in charge of Norwich City.
His imminent appointment means Leeds can concentrate on preparing for life back in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League last season.
Liverpool were heavily linked during January, but a move never materalised, and now Italian outlet La Nazione claim that United have joined the race and have come to an ‘economic agreement’ with the player.
Arsenal set £50m Balogun price tag
Arsenal now value in-demand striker Folarin Balogun at a cool £50million ahead of what could be the most lucrative sale of their busy summer transfer window.
Balogun, previously said to be valued at £35m, enjoyed a star-making loan spell with French side Stade Reims last season, scoring a superb 22 goals in 39 games. But the United States international is on the chopping block at the Emirates, as Arsenal look to bring in funds following big-money moves for Kai Havertz, Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber – the latter two of which are yet to be announced.
AARONSEN CLOSE TO UNION SWITCH
Brenden Aaronsen is set to move from the Championship to the Champions League, with it widely reported that the American midfielder is close to moving to Union Berlin from Leeds.
The Bundesliga club will compete in Europe’s elite competition for the first time next season.