Friday, December 8

Chelsea in a big late game to sign Raphinha; West Ham close to £21m defender

Raphinha is the subject of a big late approach from Chelsea – although the deal will likely wait until the summer – West Ham are closing in on a new defender – while deadline day transfer gossip claims Newcastle are looking to make two late signings .


Chelsea are planning to launch a big deadline approach to Leeds to sign star winger Raphinha, a report claims.

The Brazilian star was the subject of a failed £50m bid from West Ham over the weekend. an offer Leeds quickly scrapped.

Now him daily mail he states that the Blues are ready to launch an offer of their own, which will increase the Hammers’ offer.

However, the newspaper admits that Thomas Tuchel’s team will probably have to wait until the summer.

Also, his advances for Raphinha today will be met with the same pushback that the Hammers received.

But that won’t stop Thomas Tuchel’s team in their quest to bring the Brazilian to Elland Road.

In fact, quoting transfer expert Gianluigi Longari, they claim that Raphinha will become the number 1 summer focus for the Blues.

They claim that Tuchel sees Raphinha as the perfect addition to his squad, and the Champions League football offer could help secure the move.

Deadline day swoop looks hard

Additionally, the Blues will be looking to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and possibly Hakim Ziyech to help finance their signing.

However, Leeds has always maintained that its main lighthouse is not for sale.

Furthermore, they remain optimistic that Raphinha will soon sign a new contract at Elland Road to become their record earner.

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And with the star currently away with Brazil in international action, Chelsea know a deadline deal looks highly unlikely.

But the Blues will come back in force in the summer in a bid to lure Raphinha and convince Leeds to sell.


Dimitri Payet, Duje Caleta-Car Marseille v Olympiacos December 2020

West Ham are in advanced talks to sign Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car in an initial £17.7m deal, rising by an additional £2.5m. (Sun)

Tottenham are battling Arsenal in a one-day race to secure the signing of Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa.. (Sun)

Newcastle are trying to secure a loan deal from Manchester United for goalkeeper Dean Henderson on deadline day, but hopes of them signing Jesse Lingard are over. (Sun)

Tottenham star Tanguy Ndombele landed in France ahead of his proposed loan move to Lyon. (Sun)

Chelsea will return to Sevilla with an offer for defender Jules Kounde, but any deal will almost certainly have to wait until the summer. (Sun)

Newcastle United are looking to make one last push to sign left-back Matt Targett from Aston Villa. (Sun)


Kenedy Granada training, on loan from Chelsea, April 2021

Leeds United are looking to bolster their midfield options by signing Kenedy following his surprise return to Chelsea following a loan spell in Brazil. (Sun)

Tino Anjorin returns to English football on loan at Huddersfield Town following the end of the Chelsea player’s loan spell at Lokomotiv Moscow. (Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain star Sergio Ramos will miss the clash with Real Madrid after sustaining an injury in training. (Sun)

Todd Cantwell is likely to leave Norwich on deadline day and Bournemouth are looking to sign the midfielder. (Sun)

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Arsenal are considering paying the full release clause of around £75m if they want to sign Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak. (daily mirror)

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has turned down the possibility of joining Bordeaux on loan. (daily mirror)


Frank-Lampard arms crossed TEAMtalk

Everton are looking to sign up to four players on deadline day after appointing Frank Lampard as manager (Daily Mirror)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in talks with Barcelona as he approaches a move to Spain before the deadline. (daily mirror)

Antonio Conte hopes to complete a whirlwind of Tottenham’s transfer business in one day in a bid to revamp his ailing squad. (daily mirror)

Liverpool have three clubs chasing Divock Origi before the January deadline, a day after Luis Diaz sealed his move to Anfield. (daily mirror)

Wolves are set for a hectic end to transfer deadline day, with a deal to sign Aaron Ramsey on loan from Juventus in the offing. (daily mail)

EXCLUSIVE: Middlesbrough are in talks with neighbors Newcastle United over a deadline deal for midfielder Jeff Hendrick.


Newcastle United want two deadline deals with Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Aston Villa full-back Matty Targett in their sights. (daily telegraph)

West Ham’s club record bid of £50m for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been rejected. (daily telegraph)

Manchester United are looking to rekindle their interest in Kalvin Phillips following West Ham’s rejection. (Daily Express)

Arsenal are reportedly in contact with Álvaro Morata as they struggle to find a striker on deadline day.. (Daily Express)

Neil Lennon is one of the leading candidates to replace Lee Johnson as Sunderland manager. (Daily log)

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Fenerbahce is preparing a £7m offer to Rangers for striker Alfredo Morelos. (Daily log)

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