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LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea’s Anthony Gordon move rebuffed by Everton

LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea’s Anthony Gordon move rebuffed by Everton
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The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Chelsea could make fresh move for Gordon

Chelsea are discussing a second approach for Anthony Gordon after they had an initial transfer offer worth £40 million turned down by Everton, reports Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old winger was given the No. 10 jersey by his club this summer, and has been forced into a striker’s role early this season due to injuries to other players. He played a leading role in helping Everton to avoid relegation last season, and has become a fans’ favorite having come through the club’s academy.

Frank Lampard’s side stood firm against inquiries from Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United earlier this summer, but there is now a new battle to keep him at Goodison Park.

The report suggests that the Toffees will want at least £50m to consider a deal, and Newcastle United could be prepared to re-join the race if Chelsea have an offer accepted.

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel is prepared to offer players as part of an exchange deal, though early indications are that Everton would not be interested in reuniting with Ross Barkley.

Gordon scored four goals from 35 appearances in the Premier League last season.

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08.43 BST: Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Tiemoue Bakayoko from Chelsea, reports Calciomercato.

Forest have been the most active club in the transfer market this summer having been promoted back to the top flight, and they see the midfielder as an important addition.

Bakayoko is halfway through a two-season loan at Serie A club AC Milan, but he hasn’t gone to plan with just 18 appearances last season. He isn’t seen as part of the club’s plans for this campaign, but they also have an obligation to make the loan a permanent deal at the end of the season.

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It means Milan have been looking for solutions, and Forest could be it if there can be agreement on his reported £93,000-a-week wages.

Bakayoko joined Chelsea from AS Monaco in 2017 but has played just 43 games for the club. He is in his second loan spell at Milan, and has also had temporary stints back at Monaco and with Napoli.

08.00 BST: Chelsea are ready to step up their interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the transfer deadline, reports The Daily Mail.

Aubameyang, 33, has been identified as a player who could help solve Chelsea’s goal-scoring problems. He only joined Barca in February after his Arsenal contract was canceled by mutual consent, and since scored 11 goals in 13 starts.

Barca have strengthened their forward line this summer with Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski, while Ousmane Dembele has signed a new contract. The Gabon international was only used as a late substitute in Barca’s goalless draw at home to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, and could find minutes hard to come by.

Mundo Deportivo reports that Aubameyang is happy at Camp Nou, but moving him on would help Barca financially — especially if they were to get around €25m.

PAPER GOSSIP

– Leeds United are looking at signing winger Wilfried Gnonto, reveals Gianluca Di Marzio. Jesse Marsch’s side are currently looking for a replacement for Raphinha after he joined Barcelona, ​​and it is reported that a fee in the region of €5m would be enough to persuade Zurich to part ways with him. The 18-year-old contributed to 11 goals in 33 appearances last season in the Swiss league, and he has also represented the Italy national side.

Abdul Mumin is on the radar of both AFC Bournemouth and Fulham, writes Ekrem Konur. Both Premier League sides are looking to enhance their centre-back options before the transfer window closes, and it looks as though they have identified the 24-year-old Vitoria star as a potential solution. The Portuguese side would be prepared to accept a transfer offer worth €5m.

Jakub Kiwior could be set to leave Spezia this summer, with AC Milan and West Ham United understood to be racing for his signature. That’s according to Calciomercato, which reports that while the Hammers submitted a €10m proposal, the Serie A club are confident that they can receive a higher figure for the 22-year-old Poland international defender.

– Everton are interested in landing Armando Brojaaccording to CBS. The Toffees have identified the 20-year-old striker as a potential solution with Dominic Calvert-Lewin injured, but Chelsea are reluctant to allow him to leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent deal this summer. Broja came on as a substitute during the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

– There’s been plenty of interest in Internazionale centre-back Milan Skriniarbut the Nerazzurri are keen to keep him at the San Siro, reports Gazzetta dello Sport. The 27-year-old centre-back has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but manager Simone Inzaghi wants to ensure that he remains in Italy beyond this summer. Skriniar played 87 minutes on Saturday as Inter defeated Lecce 2-1 in their Serie A opener.

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