PSG lining up stunning £90m bid for Chelsea’s £120,000-a-week midfielder
According to the reports, Paris Saint-Germain are willing to launch a £90m bid for Chelsea holding midfielder N’Golo Kante next summer.
The 26-year-old France international slotted immediately into Antonio Conte’s team when he moved to Chelsea from Leicester City for around £30m back in 2016.
PSG made Neymar jr the most expensive signing in football history when they bought him from Barcelona for close to £200m, and they are also set to secure the signing of Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco permanently at the end of the season for over £100m.
The reports from Le Parisien claim that the French giants are keen to strengthen their midfield with a player of Kante’s calibre, and are willing to spend big to get the Chelsea star.
The current contract deal of Kante at the West London outfit does not expire until 2021.
Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois wants to join La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The current contract deal of the Belgium international with the Premier League champions expires in 2019 and reports have claimed that he is in talks over extending his deal.
But Madrid-based outlet Marca suggests that Chelsea’s hierarchy are fully aware of Thibaut Courtois’ desire to join Madrid as a priority, and the 25-year-old goalkeeper is holding out for a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants the club’s No.1 shot-stopper to stay at west London club, but Los Blancos will be looking for a long-term replacement for Keylor Navas and Courtois represents the most attainable target.
Chelsea ready to push transfer of £35m creative England international
According to the reports, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are both still interested in signing Everton attacking midfielder Ross Barkley when the transfer window reopens for business.
The Toffees were keen to cash in on the 23-year-old Barkley during the summer after he refused to commit to the club by putting pen to paper on a new contract deal.
England international, who is due to be out of contract next season, was on the verge of joining Chelsea on deadline day when arriving at the Blues’ training ground to undergo a medical.
A move broke down at the last minute, however, leading to suggestions that Barkley instead preferred a switch to North London following plenty of interest from Tottenham.
As per The Mirror, a transfer tug-of-war can now be expected in winter window as the London rivals are looking for midfield reinforcements for the second half of the campaign.
The English midfielder, who has yet to feature this season due to a foot injury, was valued at £35 million in August with a year to run on his existing deal.
Chelsea have to meet £26m asking price to sign creative Argentine star
According to the latest transfer news from French media outlets, Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Javier Pastore has reportedly emerged as a potential target for Premier League duo Chelsea and Liverpool.
The 28-year-old Pastore has spent over six years at the Parc des Princes, scoring 38 goals in 213 matches in all competitions, but life at the France capital has changed since the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Paris Saint-Germain must ensure that they satisfy FFP regulations, and as per the El Gol Digital, that has led to the Argentina international being made available for transfer at the start of 2018.
It has been reported that the South American playmaker has an asking price of £26m, a figure which is likely to alert some of the biggest clubs in world football.
Both Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp have been linked with Javier Pastore in the past, while Serie A giants Inter Milan have recently been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old maestro.
The former Palermo ace has only made two starts and two substitute outings for PSG in France’s top flight during the current campaign.
Alongside Pastore, another PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot is also firmly on the radar of Premier League clubs.