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Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, June 22: Chelsea on verge of £35m deal, John Terry set for Villa move and more!

22 Jun

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…


Chelsea are close to signing Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for £35million, which could prompt Nemanja Matic to leave for Manchester United. Blues boss Antonio Conte has made it clear he wants Bakayoko, 22, who made his debut for France last month. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea target Alex Sandro will have to ask to leave Juventus before they accept any offer from the Premier League champions. Chelsea have had an initial £45million offer rejected while Juventus have opened discussions about a new deal for the Brazilian left back. (Daily Mail)

Diego Costa is ready to dig his heels in and stay at Chelsea until he seals his dream move back to Atletico Madrid. The Spain striker’s ready to go head-to-head with boss Antonio Conte by refusing to move to anyone but his old club. (Daily Star)

John Terry is seriously considering a £60,000-week deal to join Aston Villa. Terry is pondering whether to reject offers from Premier League clubs in favour of trying to help Steve Bruce’s side challenge for promotion. (The Sun)

Craig Shakespeare is plotting a £25million move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, as Leicester prepare to spend big this summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester City are weighing up their options after being told they would need to more than double their £10m bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans before any deal could be considered. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester City’s bid to sign Kyle Walker will drag on into next week as Tottenham Hotspur dig their heels in over the price for the England right-back. The two clubs have been locked in talks this week and City have been frustrated by Spurs’ valuation, which is close to £50million. (Independent)

Rafa Benitez is set to land Brazilian star Fernando from Manchester City. The Newcastle chief has identified him as his first major signing since winning promotion to the Premier League. City want £8million for the former Porto man but Benitez believes he can land his target for only £5m to give his squad a huge lift. (The Sun)

Benfica star Anderson Talisca has not agreed a move to Manchester United, according to his agent Jesse Carvalho. (Daily Express)

Arsenal are now demanding £20million for Wojciech Szczesny. Juventus have seen a cheeky £4m bid turned down for the Polish keeper who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Sassuolo are hoping star Domenico Berardi will snub interest from Tottenham and stay put

Newcastle United target Pepe Reina has been offered a new contract by Napoli which contains a £4m release-clause for clubs outside of Italy

Juventus have made a £40m offer for Chelsea target Federico Bernardeschi, according to reports in Italy

Huddersfield Town are set to beat Leicester City and West Brom to the £11.5m signing of Montpellier striker Steve Mounie

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