Transfer round-up: Chelsea close to signing, Aston Villa prepares attacking offer – originally published on Sportslens.com
The 2020/21 Premier League season officially starts tomorrow afternoon and many clubs will try to collect three points from the opening game day.
Every top team signed at least one signature before the new campaign and there will be more arrivals if the transfer window is open by October 5th.
Let's take a look at the top transfer stories today.
Top Transfer Stories:
Chelsea have been looking for a new goalkeeper for the past few weeks, with Rennes' Edouard Mendy being the main target. It has now been confirmed that the club has a transfer agreement with Ligue 1 and that the shot stopper will travel to London in the next few hours to complete the necessary formalities ( Fabrizio Romano ).
Aston Villa recently hit the headlines with their club record purchase by Ollie Watkins of championship side Brentford. They now want to intensify their attack and have signed Milot Rashica from Werder Bremen. The Villains are ready to submit an offer for the Kosovo international worth GBP 16.6 million (EUR 18 million) ( image ).
Chelsea have refused a partial exchange deal from Inter Milan for French midfielder N & # 39; Golo Kante. The Nerazzurri have suggested offering Marcelo Brozovic or Christian Eriksen as Makeweight, but the Blues have refused the move. West Londoners are also not interested in engaging Eriksen in a straight cash deal ( The Guardian ).
Manchester United have had a quiet transfer window with midfielder Donny van de Beek their only purchase being Ajax. However, they are still very active in the transfer market and aim to add at least two more members to the roster before the October 5th ( Forbes ) deadline.
Tottenham Hotspur was encouraged to bid on Napoli's striker Arkadiusz Milik after its price tag was cut. The Serie A team have cut the price from £ 46m to £ 32m, with the striker only having 10 months left on his contract. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is keen to add a new center forward to the squad this summer ( Football Insider ).
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