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Switch rumours: Lukaku, Ramsdale, Varane, Abraham, Kounde, Vestergaard, Messi

Transfer rumours: Lukaku, Ramsdale, Varane, Abraham, Kounde, Vestergaard, Messi

Romelu Lukaku is on the point of finishing a £97.5m transfer from Inter Milan to Chelsea after the 28-year-old Belgium striker flew to London on Wednesday night. (Sky Sports activities)external-link

Arsenal have pulled out of talks to signal Sheffield United’s 23-year-old England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, after the Gunners refused to satisfy a £30m asking worth. (Soccer. London)external-link

Manchester United will announce the signing of France centre-back Raphael Varane from Actual Madrid on Thursday after the 28-year-old accomplished his medical on Wednesday. (Solar)external-link

Chelsea have accepted a £34m bid from Roma for England striker Tammy Abraham, 23, that features a buy-back clause. (Purpose)external-link

Roma supervisor Jose Mourinho will communicate with Abraham on Thursday to attempt to persuade him to hitch the Serie A membership. (Mirror)external-link

Nonetheless, Arsenal will supply their France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, to Roma so as to pave the best way for Abraham to maneuver to the Gunners. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Sevilla are keen to promote Chelsea goal Jules Kounde, nevertheless the Blues are unwilling to satisfy the 22-year-old France defender’s £68m launch clause and will as an alternative embody a participant of their supply. (Night Normal)external-link

Sevilla would need a further £20m in return for permitting Chelsea to pay the price for Kounde in instalments, with the Blues involved about Monetary Honest Play guidelines. (90min)external-link

Southampton have accepted a £15m bid from Leicester Metropolis for Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard, 29. (Day by day Echo)external-link

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Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are each making ready a proposal for Southampton’s 26-year-old England midfielder James Ward-Prowse. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Lyon are in negotiations with Liverpool over a deal to signal the Reds’ 29-year-old Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. (Sky Sports activities)external-link

Barcelona nonetheless owe their former Argentina striker Lionel Messi €39m (£33m) as a part of a loyalty bonus included within the 34-year-old Paris St-Germain participant’s remaining contract. (El Espanol, through 90min)external-link

Inter Milan are interested by signing Everton’s 21-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean, who spent final season on mortgage at PSG. (Sky Sports activities)external-link

Inter have been set to suggest a £50m supply for Manchester United’s France ahead Anthony Martial – however the Premier League facet don’t have any intention of promoting the 25-year-old. (Mail)external-link

Lazio are closing in on a mortgage deal for Arsenal’s Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, with the choice to make the transfer everlasting on the finish of the season. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

Newcastle United and Joe Willock are nonetheless a distance aside relating to agreeing private phrases, after the Magpies agreed a £25m price with Arsenal for the 21-year-old English midfielder. (Sky Sports activities)external-link

Tottenham are set to step up their makes an attempt to signal Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Palhinha, with supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo a long-term admirer of the 26-year-old Portugal midfielder. (A Bola – in Portuguese)external-link

Newcastle have opened talks with Roma over a deal to signal 23-year-old Spanish winger Carles Perez on mortgage with the choice to purchase. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Referees may supply in-game explanations of key selections from as early as subsequent season below plans being proposed by the Premier League, with automated offside calls additionally in growth. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

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