Chelsea must pay at least £45m to win the race for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, Transfer Center updates

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Chelsea will have to pay at least £45m to win the race for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella and will have to face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham to sign the Spanish left-back.

Newcastle are set to offer Manchester United Karl Darlow in a deal to land Dean Henderson.

Man Utd have reportedly received a transfer boost as target Aurelien Tchouameni’s move to Real Madrid has been held up due to complications with a tax payment.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants a new contract at Manchester United but is said to await Erik ten Hag’s verdict on his future.


Everton striker Richarlison faces an uncertain future ahead of a possible departure from Goodison Park this summer as Tottenham, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the Brazilian.

Dan Ashworth could arrive as Newcastle’s sporting director in time for the summer transfer window after negotiations with Brighton resume.

Arsenal’s £3million swoop for Sao Paulo striker Marquinhos is heading for a bizarre legal battle when it emerged the teenager has already signed a pre-contract with Wolves.

Harry Winks made a crucial contribution in midfield
Harry Winks

Tottenham have valued midfielder Harry Winks at £25m with the England international set to leave this summer.

Sam Johnstone is prioritizing securing a No 1 role to improve his prospects in England as Crystal Palace emerge as contenders for his signature.

Derby star Malcolm Ebiowei is at the center of a four-way battle between Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace as he moves closer to a decision on his future.

Wolves are preparing for an interest in Raul Jimenez this summer as the Mexican striker is in line for a return to Spanish football.

Lyon are set to listen to offers for their top stars this summer after failing to qualify for European football and being open to selling Lucas Paqueta, Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar.

Manchester United have hired a leak inspector to work at Old Trafford, with the club deciding to act after being made aware of complaints about water pouring through the roof of their stadium.

The Football Association will investigate allegations that Neil Warnock took part of his players’ wages in order to select them for matches.

Signe Bruun will not return to Manchester United Women this summer after being loaned to the club last season.


West Ham manager David Moyes is considering a move for Burnley striker Maxwel Cornet following his relegation from the Premier League at the weekend.

Southampton coaches Craig Fleming, Kelvin Davis and Dave Watson were told the news of their sacking via video calls, without Ralph Hasenhuttl or any of the new owners showing up to explain the reasons for the decision.

Wimbledon is deleting ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs’ in an update of its rolls of honor for female winners as part of the All England Club’s recent equality campaign.


Manchester United are looking for the definitive answer from Frenkie de Jong on whether the midfielder wants to join the Barcelona club this summer.

Frenkie deJong
Frenkie deJong

RC Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure has been attracting interest from Premier League clubs including Arsenal this summer.

Raphinha has set his sights on moving to Barcelona this summer and doesn’t want Leeds to block his dream move having played a leading role in their successful fight for survival.


Newcastle United’s desire to improve their underperforming training ground this summer could be stalled by the need for an investigation into the bat roosts at the Darsley Park facility.

Chelsea players whose contracts are about to expire are eager to learn about the plans and ambitions of the club’s new owner before extending long-term deals.

The Hearts chief executive has promised to provide Robbie Neilson with money to build a larger squad in preparation for European and national football.

Senior RFU officials are discussing a proposal to overhaul England’s management structure that would result in their next head coach unable to wield as much power as Eddie Jones.


Premiership clubs are set to lose English players for half their league games next season due to mandatory rest periods and clashes with international games in a shortened campaign ahead of the Rugby World Cup.


Vincent Kompany could be set for a sensational 11th-hour bid to snap up Shaun Maloney from Dundee, with the former Man City captain keen to work with his ex-Belgium coach if he takes charge of Burnley.


Rangers are looking to sign Partick Thistle youngster Cameron Cooper, with the Gers ready to pay compensation to bring in the Scotland Under-17 international this summer.

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