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Transfer Rumors and Football Rumors: Gabriel Jesus, Romelu Lukaku, Raheem Sterling

20 Jun 2022 | 08:24

Monday’s transfer rumors and rumors in the world of football according to national newspapers.


Gabriel Jesus is at the center of a battle between north London rivals Arsenal and Spurs (Daily Mirror).

Manchester City are also open to the departure of both Jesus and Raheem Sterling this summer (Daily Mirror).

Chelsea are said to be stepping up efforts to sign Manchester City and England striker Sterling – but the transfer is said to depend on the futures of Romelu Lukaku and Ousmane Dembele (The Sun).

Chelsea have also been hit with a brace in their pursuit of a new centre-back this summer, with Juventus set to bring Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly to the Italian club – a move that would signify a stronger blow for the Blues , with Juve wanting to pair Koulibaly with fellow target Matthijs de Ligt (The Sun).

West Ham are close to signing defender Nayef Aguerd from Rennes in a £30m transfer (Daily Star).

Lukaku is reportedly set to secure a return to Inter Milan on loan after a fee of £8.5m plus add-ons has been agreed in a move that will kick-start Chelsea’s summer spending spree. with Sterling at the forefront of Thomas Tuchel’s (Daily Mail) scheme.

Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to sort out the transfer of Frenkie de Jong as a matter of urgency as he sees the Dutch midfielder as a key element in the style revolution he plans to bring to Old Trafford (Daily Mail) .

Newcastle have had the opportunity to sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly as a replacement for Lille’s Sven Botman (Daily Mirror).

Arsenal are said to have hedged their bets on signing Jesus by making an offer for former Chelsea player Alvaro Morata – Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has spent the past two years on long-term loan at Arsenal. Juventus, who want a permanent deal this summer. (Daily Mail).

Sadio Mane will travel to Bayern Munich on Tuesday for a medical before moving on from Liverpool (Daily Mirror).

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has emerged as a shock transfer target for Man City, according to reports (The Sun).

Raphinha is set to turn down lucrative contract offers from elsewhere to await a move to Barcelona, ​​while Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all expressed interest in the Brazil international (Mundo Deportivo).

Randers sporting director Soren Pedersen claims there has been no offer so far for Stephen Odey, but he concedes a deal could progress quickly with Rangers showing interest (Daily Record).

Millwall are poised to break their transfer record to land Lewis Ferguson (Scottish Sun).