Transfer news LIVE: Osimhen 'perfect' for Chelsea, Real Madrid 'eye' Bellingham and Mbappe, Wilfred Zaha contract latest | The Sun

CHELSEA legend Florent Malouda has insisted that the Blues should be "looking" to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen as he would be perfect for the club.

He told BoyleSports about Premier League betting: "When you look at what Victor has done for Napoli and his background, you can see that he is hungry for success and for trophies – this is definitely the sort of profile Chelsea should be looking into."

Elsewhere, Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up sensational moves for Jude Bellingham, Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies.

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha is reportedly considering extending his stay at Crystal Palace.


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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Barnes joined Norwich

    Norwich City have signed Burnley striker Ashley Barnes on a free transfer following his exit from the club.

    After announcing the deal, Barnes said: "I am delighted, over the moon that it’s finally done.

    "I think the ambition to get back into the Premier League was the main thing.

    "The conversations I had (with Stuart Webber and David Wagner) were brilliant, they showed me how they wanted me to play and how they want me to fit in to the group and I’m happy to totally push us forward and try to get us promoted next season."

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    De Zerbi hints at new signing

    Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has almost confirmed the club's new siging Mahmoud Dahoud.

    The Borussia Dortund star has been heavily linked with the Seagulls ahead of his contract expiring this summer.

    De Zerbi said: "I know very well Dahoud, but it's not official at the moment, it’s not official yet.

    “We will speak about him later."

    When asked if a deal could happen, he added: "Yes, because we have not secret and I like him and I would like to work with him.

    "He is not my player yet."

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    Italian legend to retire

    Leonardo Bonucci has announced that he retire from football in 2024.

    The defender has made 500 appearances for Juventus and has won

    He said: "When I stop playing next year, it will be the end of a defensive era, a way of defending Italian style.

    "It's a source of pride to be up there with the greatest. I hope lots of future defenders just as we had Baresi, Maldini, Nesta, Cannavaro, will see us four as idols. 

    "It would mean we have achieved a lot and given the game a lot."

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    Prem duo linked with Mane

    Manchester United are in the hunt to sign Sadio Mane this summer but face competition from Newcastle, according to reports.

    The ex-Liverpool winger is expected to leave Bayern Munich after just one season with the club.

    Man Utd would be able to afford him and are interested as he would be able to add versatility and experience to the attack.

    Mane wanted a move to the Red Devils prior to signing for Liverpool in 2016.

    Meanwhile, Newcastle are in for the 31-year-old as Eddie Howe looks to bolster his attacking options with European football on the horizon.

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    Agent denies Kim move

    Kim Min-Jae's imminent move to Manchester United has been denied by the player's agent.

    The defender's representative told Star News: "The transfer to Manchester United is not true.

    "Currently, Kim Min-jae is focusing on finishing the season.

    "In the case of the English Premier League, the qualification to the Champions League or the final standings have not been decided. There is no need to move."

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    Leeds facing player exodus

    Leeds are in serious danger of being relegated to the Championship, meaning several players could be set to leave the club.

    Among the stars that could leave the club are attackers Willy Gnonto and Rodrigo.

    Midfielders Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie as well as goalkeeper Ilan Meslier make an exit from Elland Road.

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    Arsenal 'in for Xhaka replacement'

    Arsenal have been linked with a shock replacement for outgoing midfielder Granit Xhaka.

    Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is a potential replacement, according to German outlet Bild.

    The Etihad ace is out of contract at the end of the campaign and Pep Guardiola has publicly said he wants the midfielder to stay, but his future remains up in the air.

    Bild claim Gundogan wants longer than a one-year deal, with Barcelona thought to be keen.

    However, the reports states Arsenal have also emerged as potential suitors.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta previously worked with Gundogan when he was assistant coach at City.

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    Alonso to stay at Leverkusen

    Tottenham managerial target Xabi Alonso has confirmed he will stay at Bayer Leverkusen next season.

    The Spaniard had been linked with the hot seat at Spurs, but has now ruled out himself out of the running.

    Speaking ahead of his side's second leg against Jose Mourinho's Roma, Alonso said: "I'm happy here with the team and the club. I'm not worried about my future."

    Asked by German newspaper Bild if that meant he will remain as coach at Bayer until 2024, the ex-Real Madrid star replied: "That's correct."

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    Burnley ‘looking at Arsenal ace’

    Vincent Kompany is reportedly looking to add Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi-Lokonga to his squad ahead of next season.

    A report in The Mirror, claims that the 23-year-old could be handed a transfer away from the Emirates Stadium this summer.

    Kompany worked with the Belgian during his time as Anderlecht's manager.

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    West Ham planning transfer spree

    West Ham are reportedly interested in signing three players with the funds brought into the club by the sale of Declan Rice.

    According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers are interested in signing Man United’s Scott McTominay, Valencia’s Unus Musah and Bristol City star Alex Scott.

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    Rice 'not worth £120m'

    Former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva has poured cold water on the move for Declan Rice by claiming his price tag is too high.

    He told Neue Online Casinos: "Normally you see this sort of price for strikers, not central midfielders.

    "It feels quite high, even though there is no doubting the quality of the player, but it does feel like a very high price.

    "When you compare him to other players who play in a similar position and have moved for big money, he offers a different perception and the price is totally different.

    "Ultimately, it will all depend on the needs of the market."

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    United list eight for sale

    Manchester United have put up eight players for sale ahead of the summer transfer window.

    According to The Mirror, the exodus of players will help boost the club’s transfer budget ahead of bringing in players.

    The list includes Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay, Anthony Elanga and Anthony Martial.

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    Zaha 'considering Palace stay'

    Wilfried Zaha is reportedly considering extending his stay at Crystal Palace.

    The Eagles' talisman is a free agent in the summer but has been offered a four-year deal worth £200,000-per-week.

    And according to talkSPORT, the Ivorian is seriously thinking about accepting the contract that would make him the highest-paid player in the club's history.

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    Osimhen 'perfect' for Chelsea

    Florent Malouda has insisted that Chelsea should be "looking" to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen as he would be perfect for the club.

    He told BoyleSports about Premier League betting: "When you look at what Victor has done for Napoli and his background, you can see that he is hungry for success and for trophies – this is definitely the sort of profile Chelsea should be looking into.

    "First things first though, does the player actually want to play for Chelsea? What does it represent for him to play for a club like Chelsea? He has to consider if it is part of his career plan, whilst the club also has to look at the situation with the current players.

    "You cannot have five strikers with the system and the way they are currently playing. So that is what I mean about getting back to being attractive, this becomes clearer when you have a vision.

    "It becomes easier to negotiate with players if you don’t have the lure of the Champions League if they can see exactly what they will do and where they will play. Everyone wants this player, everyone wants to recruit him and I don’t think Napoli will settle for less than £100million.

    "We have a link with Kalidou Koulibaly who can maybe help, but it will be tough competition and Chelsea have to make sure he believes in the project."

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    Napoli 'want Arsenal flop'

    Serie A giants Napoli reportedly want to sign former Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.

    According to Sport24, the Greek star is viewed as a replacement for Kim Min-Jae who has agreed to join Manchester United.

    The 25-year-old only made seven appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League before leaving permanently in 2022.

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    Nagelsmann 'right' not to pick Blues

    Julian Nagelsmann's agent has confirmed that Chelsea had talks over the phone with the German manager, but he was right not to join the club.

    Volker Struth said: "I can confirm that Chelsea were quick to call. There were some phone conversations.

    "It was the right decision (by Nagelsmann) not to go there. It’s a club in troubled waters at the moment. And their transfer policy, spending a few hundred million euros, has raised expectations that need to be met.

    "There were also some other issues.

    "He was their number one (choice), that was our information. I believe it would have happened if he had wanted it."

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    Gunners linked with Simmons

    Arsenal are reportedly a potential destination for PSV star Xavi Simmons.

    The former PSG ace has excelled in Holland since joining the club on a free transfer in 2022.

    Eindhoven manager Aad de Mos has said: "His agent change indicates that he is searching [for a new club].

    "Maybe he's thinking about Arsenal. His new agents have a lot of contacts there."

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    Barca to cut four stars

    Barcelona boss Xavi is reportedly set to tell four players to search for new clubs in an attempt to cut the LaLiga side's wage bill.

    According to Sport, Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Franck Kessie and Jordi Alba will all be shown the exit door this summer.

    The Catalonian side needs to shred the wage bill from £600million to £400m in order to register new players and existing stars' new contracts.

    The club are also keen on re-signing Lionel Messi once he leaves PSG at the end of his contract.

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    ‘No contract talks’ for Dier

    Eric Dier is reportedly being left to enter the final year of his Tottenham contract before any talks over a renewal.

    The Mirror have reported that Spurs are eyeing up Wolves star Max Kilman to strengthen the defence.

    This could see Dier being allowed to leave the club.

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    Armstrong wants Saints stay

    Adam Armstrong wants to stay at Southampton next season and battle for a quick return to the Premier League.

    The striker has called rumours linking him with a move away from the club as “totally false”.

    He told the Daily Echo: “I want to stay, it doesn’t matter what happens to the club.

    “I want to stay and hopefully do well for this club.”

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    Scamacca ‘wanted by Salernitana’

    West Ham star Gianluca Scamacca is reportedly wanted by Serve A outfit Salernitana.

    The Italian striker has struggled this season for fitness at the Hammers and has only started 11 games in the Premier League.

    According to Sky Sports, Salernitana will have money to spend on the striker as they will sell on Boulaye Dia this summer after triggering his buy-clause on his loan deal from Villarreal.

    He has been back in Italy recently to recover from his injury.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Orsic set for quick exit

    Southampton flop Mislav Orsic is reportedly set to be the first player out the door at the club the summer.

    The Croatian only made one appearance in the Premier League since joining the club in the January transfer window.

    Now, the Daily Mirror have reported that he will leave the club with Dinamo Zagreb the most likely destination.

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    Barca linked with Kimmich

    Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich ace Joshua Kimmich.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, the LaLiga club have a “real” chance of signing the German star.

    The report suggests that Kimmich is looking for a new challenge and could be available for £45 million.

    However, Manchester City have also been linked with a move to reunite him with manager Pep Guardiola.

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    Bayern ‘raving’ about Rice

    Decision makers at Bayern Munich are reportedly raving about Declan Rice.

    The West Ham star is on the club’s shortlist, according to BILD.

    However, the club are aware that a move will be very expensive and that they face competition from Premier League clubs.

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man United are all interested in the England international 

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    Vini to ‘stay at Madrid forever’

    Vinicius Junior’s agent has suggested that the winger is likely to stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his playing career.

    This comes despite interest in him from Premier League clubs.

    The 22-year-old is a crucial player at the LaLiga outfit and could go on to become a club legend.

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