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    Inter Milan ‘desperate to sign Trevoh Chalobah in £25m transfer as Chelsea reject Brighton’s £30m bid for future star’

    INTER MILAN are desperate to sign Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah this summer, reports claim.The Serie A giants have prioritised signing a new centre-back this summer, with star man Milan Skriniar set to join Paris Saint-Germain.
    Inter Milan want to sign ChalobahCredit: Getty
    Chelsea have already rejected an offer from Brighton for ColwillCredit: Getty
    And according to The Evening Standard, Chalobah is at the top of Simone Inzaghi’s transfer wishlist.
    Chelsea value the 23-year-old at around £25million and Inter are said to be willing to match the club’s asking price ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
    Chalobah is reportedly determined to stay at Stamford Bridge despite his sporadic game time this season.
    The defender wants to fight for his spot under the management of new boss Mauricio Pochettino, who will officially take over on July 1.
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    The Blues could decide to cash-in on Chalobah this summer, with in-form Levi Colwill set to return from his loan at Brighton.
    Chelsea have already rejected a £30m bid from the Seagulls for the 20-year-old, indicating that he will likely play a part in Pochettino’s squad next season.
    Todd Boehly is understood to be willing to offer Colwill a long-term contract in a bid to keep him at the club for the foreseeable future.
    His current deal expires in 2026, but there is an option to extend if the defender makes a certain amount of appearances.
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    Chelsea are reportedly willing to let go of several fringe players this summer in order to free up space in the squad.
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount are all expected to leave in the next few months. More

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    Tammy Abraham set to spark Premier League transfer scramble with Roma forced to sell ex-Chelsea ace to avoid rule breach

    ROMA are reportedly ready to sell Tammy Abraham to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions.The Serie A side had hoped to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League and claim the riches that would have followed.
    Tammy Abraham could reportedly be sold by Roma this summerCredit: Getty
    He has scored 36 goals in his two season in ItalyCredit: Getty
    However, defeat to Sevilla in a penalty shootout left the plans in tatters.
    And now Roma are set to spark a transfer scramble for Abraham by listing him on the transfer market, according to The Telegraph.
    The Italian outfit will accept a transfer for the “right price” in an attempt to “break-even” a rule that they had already broken and been fined for by Uefa.
    Roma signed Abraham, 25, for £34million from Chelsea in 2021, and the report claims that the club is optimistic about recouping a large portion of that fee.
    The English striker has experience on the national stage with England as well as in the Premier League and the Championship.
    In his two years in Italy, he has managed to notch 36 goals.
    However, this season has been less fruitful for the striker, as he has only netted nine times in all competitions.
    Abraham will not be short of suitors from the Premier League as he proved to be quality striker at the level.
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    Clubs such as West Ham, Everton, Crystal Palace and Tottenham could all be on the hunt for a new striker this summer.
    And if Abraham is available for a reasonable fee for Premier League sides, it would seem an attractive option.
    Abraham has previously admitted that he is happy in Italy, as he said on “I’ve become more confident and have learnt a lot about myself.
    “At Chelsea, I was known as ‘the academy player’, and I think coming here I’ve realised it’s time to bring out my personality and show the world what I can do.
    “It’s been an amazing experience learning about a different culture and seeing a different area of life.
    “It’s something I’ll treasure even more looking back when my career has finished.”
    If he is still happy to continue his career in Italy, then he could look for a club in Serie A, such as Inter Milan.
    The Italian giants are set to lose Romelu Lukaku once his loan spell expires while Edin Dzeko is approaching retirement and Abraham could be a smart move. More

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    Three ways Mason Mount could fit into Man Utd line-up as he ‘agrees personal terms’

    MANCHESTER UNITED could have three different options to deploy Mason Mount in their line-up next season as they close in on signing the England star.Mount has been strongly linked with a departure from Chelsea after refusing to extend his contract, which runs out next year.
    Mason Mount looks to be set to join Man Utd this summerCredit: Getty

    It emerged yesterday that he has reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester United and the playmaker is now expected to join Erik ten Hag’s team this summer.
    The 24-year-old is determined to leave Chelsea and the club won’t stand in his way – although the West Londoners will try to secure as large a fee as possible in order to avoid losing him for free in 2024.

    Now excited United fans, who are still hoping that they can land No.1 transfer target Harry Kane from Tottenham to lead their attack, are wondering where Mount will fit into their side.
    As the attacker has shown in the past for both club and country, his versatility makes him an attractive option.
    And that means that he will be able to fit into a number of positions.
    Mount could easily slot into a midfield three which would be the envy of most other Premier League clubs alongside Brazilian Casemiro and Portugal star Bruno Fernandes.
    That would certainly be a tantalising prospect for the Stretford End, especially if they can secure Kane’s signature and he lines up in front of them.
    Mount has also played in the No.10 role just behind the main striker, which may lead to him providing the ammunition for the likes of Kane or Marcus Rashford.
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    Even if the Spurs ace fails to make the move this term, Mount could then be deployed further forward.
    Rashford could perform the role as main striker, with Mount and Antony either side of him.
    United have also “held talks” over signing forwards Rasmus Hojland and Randal Kolo Muani if they can’t prise Kane away from Spurs.
    And they are also in the market for a new goalkeeper with Dean Henderson set to leave and doubts persisting over David De Gea’s form.
    The Red Devils are ready to pay Portuguese keeper Diogo Costa’s £65m release clause this summer, according to reports.
    Ten Hag warned long-term stopper De Gea this week that he won’t be guaranteed the No1 spot next season, even if he signs a new contract.
    Costa is the man earmarked to provide that competition for the Spaniard – or even replace him.
    And he may be lining-up in goal behind the rest of them once next season gets underway. More

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    Chelsea ‘receive £30m bid from Premier League rivals for Levi Colwill’ and fans say club are ‘not serious at all’

    CHELSEA have received a £30million bid from Brighton for Levi Colwill, according to reports. The defender has had great success on loan at Brighton this season and has emerged as one of England’s most promising left-footed centre-backs.
    Levi Colwill was the subject of a £30million bid from BrightonCredit: Getty

    And following the clubs’ respective campaigns, which saw Chelsea hit a record low and Brighton a record high, the Seagulls have submitted a bid to try and coax Colwill to stay at the Amex Stadium.
    However, Sky Sports report the bid was rejected, with Chelsea having “no plans” to sell the 20-year-old.

    Colwill made 17 Premier League appearances on the South Coast during the season, becoming a key part of Roberto De Zerbi’s fluid system which champions building up from the back.
    The former academy graduate was given his Premier League debut last August by ex-Seagulls boss Graham Potter when Brighton claimed their first-ever league win at Manchester United.
    De Zerbi has already resigned himself to losing star names such as Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister.
    As a result, Brighton have already set about recruiting reinforcements ahead of their inaugural season in European football.
    Brazilian Joao Pedro has already been brought in for a club record £30m, with the club’s bid for Colwill matching this.
    However, Chelsea fans seemed to be almost insulted by the bid, with one fan reacting: “Embarrassing bid that.”
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    A second fan said: “Big jokers!”
    A third declared: “£30m for Colwill Brighton are not serious at all.”
    While a fourth remarked: “£30m? That’s a f***ing insult, especially after charging us £60m for [Marc] Cucurella.”
    The Blues are set for a mass exodus of stars this summer, with a bloated squad which saw some players forced to get changed in corridors.
    Todd Boehly sanctioned a £600m spending spree on new talent over his first two windows since buying the club.
    But with no Champions League football – or any kind of European football for that matter – next season, Chelsea’s books are set to take a big hit.
    Consequently, a clearout is needed, and new boss Mauricio Pochettino has already taken to the task of cutting his squad down to size.
    Colwill’s fellow centre-back Kalidou Kouliably is one of those who could make way during the close season.
    Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, a versatile defender, is also likely to leave.
    Loanees Joao Felix and Denis Zakaria will not be turned into permanent transfers by the club, though SunSport understands the former has been offered to Newcastle.
    Long-term stars Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are set to be among the first names out of the door at Stamford Bridge, with reports linking them to Manchester City and AC Milan respectively.
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    Meanwhile, Mason Mount also appears to be set for a move to Manchester United after reportedly agreeing terms with the Red Devils.
    Sky’s report also adds that Pochettino has Colwill “firmly in his plans” beyond the transfer window. More

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    Mason Mount ‘agrees personal terms’ with Man Utd with Chelsea star ready to snub Pochettino project to join rivals

    CHELSEA star Mason Mount has reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester United.Mount has been strongly linked with a departure from Stamford Bridge after refusing to extend his contract, which runs out next year.
    Chelsea star Mason Mount has agreed personal terms with Manchester UnitedCredit: Rex
    And according to The Telegraph, the playmaker is now expected to join United ahead of the summer transfer window.
    The same report claims talks between the England international and the Red Devils have progressed positively since last Thursday when Erik ten Hag’s men beat the Blues 4-1 at Old Trafford.
    The 24-year-old is determined to leave Chelsea and the club won’t stand in his way.
    In fact, the West Londoners will try and attract a fee as high as possible in order to avoid losing him for free in 2024.
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    Mount has also attracted interest from Arsenal as well as Liverpool but it appears United are winning the bidding war.
    The versatile midfielder as well as forward’s departure signals the start of a major overhaul under Chelsea’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
    This comes after Manchester City held positive transfer talks with Mateo Kovacic’s representatives.
    Todd Boehly is open to selling Kovacic after he also entered the final year of his contract.
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    And “concrete talks” have now begun between the two Premier League giants over a summer deal.
    Pochettino has also offloaded Joao Felix and Denis Zakaria who returned to Atletico Madrid and Juventus respectively after their loan stints ended.
    Chelsea academy graduate Dujon Sterling, on the other hand, has joined Rangers.
    And Ruben Loftus-Cheek appears to have agreed a move to AC Milan. More

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    David Raya’s agent warns Brentford to slash £40million asking price as keeper eyes Chelsea transfer

    BRENTFORD have been warned to lower their asking price for David Raya or risk losing him for nothing – after signing a potential replacement.The Bees goalkeeper has rejected several contract offers but Thomas Frank wants £40million for the Spaniard.
    David Raya’s agent has warned Brentford to lower his client’s asking priceCredit: Rex
    Brentford signed Dutch goalkeeper Mark Flekken in an £11m deal from Freiburg.
    Raya, who is a target for Tottenham and has been tracked by Chelsea, has one year left on his deal.
    His agent Jaume Munell said: “If Brentford does not lower the price tag for David Raya this summer, we’ll be ready to leave as free agent in one year.”
    Raya’s representatives are urging the Bees to cut their asking price by more than half, feeling a price-tag of around £15-20m is fair.
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    Following the signing of Flekken on a four-year-deal, Frank said: “We’re very happy to have signed Mark.
    “He’s a player with a lot of quality who will strengthen our goalkeeper group.
    “He has big experience and joins us after two great seasons with Freiburg, who have just had a top season in the Bundesliga, finishing fifth and qualifying for the Europa League.”
    Raya joined Brentford from Blackburn in 2019 and quickly rose to prominence at the Gtech Community Stadium.
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    The goalkeeper has since amassed a total of 54 clean sheets in 161 appearances.
    The Spain international has also been linked with Manchester United ahead of the summer transfer window.
    United reportedly consider the 27-year-old as a potential replacement for David de Gea who will be out of contract on June 30. More

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    Chelsea could have half the team of the tournament at U20 World Cup in welcome relief to Todd Boehly and Poch

    NEW Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with six of the club’s talented teenagers currently starring at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.The Blues appear to have hit the jackpot with all four of their overseas youngsters while two more homegrown prospects have been key for England’s Young Lions.
    Chelsea ace Harvey Vale has stood out at the Under-20 World Cup for EnglandCredit: Getty
    Cesare Casadei joined Chelsea last summer and is standing out for ItalyCredit: Getty
    Many of Chelsea’s domestic and European rivals have been amazed by the success rate of their global youth recruitment drive – with the club on course to provide HALF of the team of the tournament.
    Here, SunSport assesses the performances of the Stamford Bridge hopefuls so far.
    Andrey Santos (Brazil) 8/10
    The box-to-box midfielder has been excellent in all three of his starts without quite putting up the astonishing numbers he did when finishing as the joint-top scorer in South America’s qualifying tournament.
    His range and ability to solve problems shone through in the decisive Group D game against Nigeria when he made two key passes.
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    Prior to that, he was a whisker away from scoring and assisting further goals in Brazil’s 6-0 mauling of the Dominican Republic.
    Despite being taken off midway through the second half of that contest, the former Vasco da Gama starlet has covered almost 32km across the group stage — the most of any Brazil player.
    Gabriel Slonina (USA) 10/10
    The former Chicago Fire No1 has been the outstanding goalkeeper in the tournament with four clean sheets from four starts for the USA.
    And its not as if Slonina, who cost Chelsea an initial £8.1million fee that could rise even higher if performance-based add-ons are achieved, has had a quiet time of it behind a rock-solid defence.
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    He made a spectacular double save following a corner to prevent Fiji taking the lead in the States’ second group game and reprised his heroics with another key diving stop in the early moments of Tuesday’s 4-0 last-16 win over New Zealand when the game was in the balance.
    Having already starred on his full international debut earlier this year, Slonina looks so comfortable and assured at this level that it almost seems unfair on the strikers he has been facing in Argentina, although greater tests are to come.
    Cesare Casadei (Italy) 9/10
    Lured from Lombardy to London in August 2022 for a fee worth around £13m, Casadei hit the headlines with a stellar performance against his future Blues team-mate Santos in Italy’s opening game.
    The 20-year-old midfielder matched his brace against Brazil with a double against the Dominican Republic to send Italy through to the last-16 where they face England.
    Chelsea will have Brazil starlet Andrey Santos at their disposal next seasonCredit: AFP
    Kendry Paez is seen as a promising talent at ChelseaCredit: AP
    He has been revelling in a hybrid role of both a midfielder and a winger that demands a lot of energy, but allows him to make devastating late runs into the box to support the forwards.
    Casadei has consequently covered an incredible 35.6km and made 190 sprints  — more than any other Azzurri player.
    Kendry Paez (Ecuador) 8/10
    The Blues sealed a £17m deal for the 16-year-old just before the tournament and nothing he has done so far has made anyone think he will not be worth that outlay.
    Paez became the youngest player to score at an Under-20 World Cup last week when he burst through a gap in the Fiji defence and finished off at the near post with his less-favoured right foot.
    He had almost done it in the previous game against Slovakia, but saw a snap shot strike the crossbar, having earlier laid on Ecuador’s winner with a sublime first-time cushioned pass.
    Paez exudes natural ability in the way that he can beat an opponent from a standing start and every pass he made against the Slovaks reached its target with unerring accuracy.
    He always shows for the ball, coming from the right-hand side to intelligently link play through the middle, but opponents will surely begin to double up on him to restrict his impact.
    Chelsea goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has impressed between the sticks for USACredit: Getty
    Bashir Humphreys has been standing out for England at the World CupCredit: Getty
    Harvey Vale (England) 8/10
    The former Chelsea academy star captained England to wins over Tunisia and Uruguay before the Young Lions got the point they needed against Iraq to ensure they won their group.
    The source of so much of England’s attacking threat with his crosses into the box, Vale has produced an average of ten per game in Argentina.
    The former Hull City loanee whipped in a superb centre for Tottenham’s Dane Scarlett to head home the winner against Tunisia and he also put a gilt-edged chance on a plate for Liam Delap against Iraq in a game where he was denied a brilliant solo goal by a good save.
    Bashir Humphreys (England) 7/10
    The former Blues youth team skipper has been an asset to coach Ian Foster in both attack and defence with his bullet header getting England off to a flying start in the crunch clash with Uruguay.
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    The 20-year-old gained experience in Germany’s second tier with Paderborn last season, but is probably the furthest away of the six from a senior breakthrough as he is some distance behind first-team left-backs Ben Chilwell and Lewis Hall.
    Humphreys rarely dives in, but was caught out slightly in the move for Uruguay’s equaliser last week. More

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    Man City ‘open talks to sign Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic’ as Mauricio Pochettino’s transfer clear-out continues

    MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly opened talks with Chelsea over a deal for Mateo Kovacic.The Croatian midfielder is out of contract in 2024.
    Man City have opened talks with Chelsea for Mateo KovacicCredit: Reuters
    And Fabrizio Romano claims Pep Guardiola is keen on adding him to his stable of champions.
    City have already held positive transfer talks with Kovacic’s representatives over the past few days.
    Chelsea are open to selling the 29-year-old playmaker after he entered the final year of his Stamford Bridge deal.
    And “concrete talks” have now begun between the two Premier League rivals over a summer switch.
    Kovacic has been with the Blues since 2018 after an initial loan from Real Madrid.
    He has six goals in 221 games, helping his side to Champions League and Europa League glory.
    But it appears new boss Mauricio Pochettino does not have room for the experienced ace in his future plans.
    The Argentine tactician has already shown the door to loanees Joao Felix and Denis Zakaria.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is now on the verge of joining AC Milan.
    And Christian Pulisic could also be on his way to Italy with Juventus.
    Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks set to be released from his contract.
    Callum Hudson-Odoi is also attracting Premier League interest.
    And Cesar Azpilicueta may have played his last game for Chelsea after an emotional display in the final day draw against Newcastle.
    Todd Boehly is determined to cash in where possible after a £600million transfer splurge – with more reinforcements on the way.
    Conor Gallagher, Trevoh Chalobah and Hakim Ziyech are also likely to leave.
    And there are strong doubts over the futures of contract rebels Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante.
    Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga also face uncertain futures.
    And it’s still not known whether Romelu Lukaku, Ian Maatsen and Levi Colwill will be involved once their loan spells away end.
    As for incomings, Poch is hoping to add Sporting Lisbon anchorman Manuel Ugarte to his midfield.
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    He also wants a new goalkeeper, with Inter Milan’s Andre Onana and Aston Villa’s Emi Martinez eyed.
    And with RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku already on his way with Lyon’s Malo Gusto, a new centre-forward will also be targeted. More