Live transfer discussion – Jules Conde continues to top Chelsea’s wish list with Kalidou Koulibaly, Pau Torres and Wesley Fofana selected.

The summer transfer window is approaching, and there is a lot of gossip swirling around who is moving in. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumors, comings and goings, and of course, expired deals!

Story Highlights: Konde, Koulibaly is on the blues wishlist

Chelsea will need to rebuild their defense before the 2022-23 season and have already put together a shortlist that includes Sevilla. Jules CondeNaples Kalidou Coulibaly Leicester City Wesley Fofanaaccording to telegraph.

Andreas Christensen And Antonio Rudiger He will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, while Cesar Azpilicueta And Marcos Alonso You can also follow them outside the exit doors. So the club – which took another step towards ending its sale to the Todd Boehly-led group on Tuesday – has begun work on filling those roster spots.

Chelsea’s interest in Conde has long been reported, and the Frenchman remains topping the list after an earlier attempt in January failed.

Also in this mix are Villarreal Pau Torres – Who has been strongly associated with Manchester United – and Atletico Madrid Jose Jimenez. RB Leipzig’s Josco Gvardiol He is another player who has been linked, as he feels the Croatian could fill in for Rudiger at left-back.

The Blues are also aiming for a midfielder – despite West Ham United squad Declan rice It seems far-fetched – while a move can be made for Manchester City Raheem Sterling If he decides to look for a new challenge.

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11.21 GMT: Joan Laporta, the Paris Saint-Germain duo, said: Neymar And Lionel MessiThe only chance to return to Barcelona would be on a free transfer.

The Barcelona president said it “doesn’t make sense” to pay players who have previously played for the club.

“Who doesn’t love Nai?” Laporta told L’Esportiu when asked if he was a fan of the striker following reports that he might return to Barcelona. “He is an exceptional player, but he did it [three] years on his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. He is effectively enslaved to money.

“The only way he can return to Barcelona is for free. It would be irrational to pay a transfer fee for your player already.

“Leo left how he left. We all would have liked him to end his sports career here, but because of [LaLiga’s] Fair play rules and due to PSG’s offering, it wasn’t the case.

“If he wants to come back one day, it has to be free. The technical staff will have to decide if he fits the new project or not.”

Neymar, 30, signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain last summer, but his long-term future at the club came under scrutiny after Kylian Mbappe’s decision to sign his contract extension. ESPN reports that Mbappe would like a more balanced squad than there is now given their lack of success in Europe, while the French club’s owners were not satisfied with his performance or his lifestyle.

Neymar has been at Paris Saint-Germain since 2017, when the Ligue 1 champions paid a world record transfer fee of 222 million euros to trigger his release clause and send him away from Barcelona.

Messi, who will turn 35 in June, has one year to run his contract in Paris after joining from Barcelona last summer.

10.38 GMT: Tottenham Hotspur owners Enek have agreed to inject 150 million pounds ($187.64 million) into the club to help Antonio Conte’s side challenge for titles after securing a return to the Champions League next season.

ENIC Group, owned by 85-year-old British businessman Joe Lewis, has announced a capital increase for Tottenham Hotspur, who finished fourth in the Premier League this season, by issuing convertible A shares and accompanying notes in the club’s statement.

“The equity injection gives the Premier League club greater financial flexibility and the ability to increase investment on and off the pitch,” Tottenham said in a statement.

Conte’s side returned to the elite competition in European football with a 5-0 victory over Norwich City on the final day of the season on Sunday.

However, the Italian coach, who took over in November, has consistently said the squad needs to improve if the club is to compete for the top prizes.

“Delivering a world-class home has always been a fundamental building block in driving diversified revenue to enable us to invest in teams and support our ambitions to consistently compete at the highest levels of European football,” said Chairman Daniel Levy.

10.02 GMT: Real Madrid are close to signing the Monaco midfielder Aurelien Chuamini Under a five-year contract, sources told ESPN’s Rodrigo Faiz and Julian Lorenz.

The player wants to join Real Madrid, who faced competition from Liverpool, and the final details of the deal are now being worked out, with the La Liga club expected to pay a transfer fee of around 80 million euros.

Chuamini, 22, is the second player to move to Real Madrid this summer, having already agreed to sign defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer from Chelsea.

ESPN reported on Monday that Madrid and Liverpool were the two best clubs to sign the wanted midfielder, while Kylian Mbappewho refused to move to Madrid last week, also asked PSG to move to his friend Chuamini.

After Mbappe’s rejection, Chuamini was next on the list of Madrid’s transfer priorities for this summer, as he was looking to bring in a defensive midfielder as a replacement for Casemiro.

09.25 GMT: Arsenal have announced that midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new contract with the club.

Arsenal did not confirm the length of the deal, but the Egyptian international told the club’s official website that he would like to retire with them.

The 29-year-old said:: “I feel when you play for one of the biggest teams in the world and you have a great family and the fans are really amazing – they make me feel special.

“You feel special to this club and this club is special to you. Of course, I want to stay here until I really finish my career.”

08.43 GMT: Select Serie A club Salernitana Edinson Cavani And Marko Arnautovic As strikers would like to sign this summer.

The 35-year-old made his last appearance for United on Sunday, and his contract will expire this summer while Arnautovic scored 15 goals in 34 games in his first season with Italian club Bologna.

Salernitana narrowly avoided relegation from Serie A, but club president Danilo Irvolino is hoping some experienced strikers will help him settle in next season.

“I would like to sign with Edinson Cavani as a free agent,” He said. “Cavani would be a great gift for the city, as Salernitana is based in Serie A.

“I will say two names that seem impossible, but if they are possible and the coach likes them, I will try to sign Edinson Cavani, who has left unforgettable memories in this area, and Marko Arnautovic, who embodies Warriors football.”

08.00 GMT: The UK government announced on Wednesday that it has issued a license granting the sale of Chelsea to the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Consortium.

The club was put up for sale after the government imposed sanctions on Roman Abramovich for his links to Vladimir Putin in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“Late last night the UK government reached a position whereby we can issue a license allowing the sale of Chelsea,” a government spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Premier League formally approved the Boehly-led takeover worth 4.25 billion pounds ($5.33 billion).

Once the sale is confirmed, Chelsea will once again be able to make transfers and offer new contracts to players.

paper chatter

to liberate I mentioned that Paris Saint-Germain is ready to allow Neymar Go ahead if they receive a suitable offer. The club, new signature Kylian Mbappe To a huge stretch, it may undergo changes with sources previously telling ESPN that Luis Campos will appoint a new sporting director and Mauricio Pochettino’s future as manager will remain cloudy.

Mark I have mentioned that Barcelona’s patience is increasing with Ousmane DembeleWho has not yet signed an extension to his contract, although his deal expired this summer. Xavi Hernandez wants the Frenchman to stay, but managers insist the winger is not essential and that he must compromise in negotiations. The report indicates that Dembele’s suspension may slow down the movement of the Leeds United team Ravenha. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have previously been linked with Dembele.

– With Erling Haaland On the cusp of completing his move to Manchester City, the Premier League champions have also shown an interest in the Leeds United midfielder. Calvin Phillipsreports BBC Sport. Pep Guardiola is particularly keen on strengthening his midfield due to his confirmed departure Fernandinho. It is believed that staying Leeds would likely make the deal more difficult.

– to me womanTottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte wants to bring Eintracht Frankfurt Philip Kostik As a left-back, this comes after the club announced a capital increase of 150 million pounds. In addition to filling this role, they also hope to include two central defenders, right-backs, midfielders and strikers.

Mason Mount He will discuss a new deal with Chelsea in the coming months, as I mentioned before Fabrizio RomanoWhich adds that the midfielder has already been waiting for months. His current contract expires in 2024. The Chelsea board will also discuss futures N’Golo Kanti And JorginhoAnd Among other things.

Diego Simeone made the Udinese team Nahuel Molina The priority as Atletico Madrid aims to strengthen the right-back position, according to Sky Sports Italia. This is unlikely to be a simple deal to complete due to Udinese’s €30m request, as Atleti will need to offload some players before making the move. Arsenal is said to be one of the other clubs showing interest in the Argentine.