Chelsea interested in Rafael Leao, Anthony Gordon and Adam Webster – Paper Talk | Transfer Center News

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All the headline stories and transfer rumors from Monday’s national papers…

THE TEMPERATURE

Chelsea are confident of reaching a deal to sign Everton midfielder Anthony Gordon this week and are also working on a deal to bring in AC Milan striker Rafael Leao.

THE SUN

Chelsea are keen on Brighton’s Adam Webster as they seek an alternative to Wesley Fofana, whom the Leicester City club are determined to retain.

Newcastle have reportedly agreed a £30m deal for Watford striker Joao Pedro after two previous offers were rejected.

Anthony Gordon has removed all Everton links from his Instagram bio amid continued links over a move to Chelsea.

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Anthony Gordon is a target for Chelsea

Leicester City could take their first significant step in the summer transfer market to sign Arsenal outcast Nicolas Pepe, according to a report in France.

Watford are now confident that Ismaila Sarr will eventually stay with them this season after a potential move to Aston Villa fell through.

Andres Iniesta faces embarrassment in Japan, where his Vissel Kobe side face shock relegation from the J1-League with nine games to play.

Stuart Broad is expected to miss the English tour of Pakistan with his fiancée Mollie who is due to give birth to their first child at the end of 2022.

THE TELEGRAPH OF THE DAY

British Athletics have defended sacked manager Christian Malcolm after overseeing the country’s best summer of results in years.

Worcester Warriors players are reportedly panicking over the club’s future according to a source close to a number of them, while the house which used to house the club’s academy players has been seized.

DAILY MAIL

The Football Association will brief England players and staff ahead of the World Cup in Qatar with a focus on their behavior in the Islamic country to ensure they stay on the right side of their traditions and culture.

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is set to join Lecce in Serie A on loan, although reports in Spain indicate the Spanish club will continue to pay his wages despite needing to cut their wage bill to register Jules Kounde.

Jose Mourinho has hit out at ‘scum’ rumors which have spread a story that youngster Felix Afena-Gyan was responsible for the training ground incident which left Georginio Wijnaldum with a broken leg.

Manchester United transfer managers remain confident that Frenkie de Jong can still become a signing for the Old Trafford club before the summer window closes.

Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong during a La Liga game between Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano
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Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong

THE ATHLETIC

Nottingham Forest are in talks with Tottenham over a move for disgraced left-back Sergio Reguilon.

DAILY EXPRESS

Chelsea could be the busiest club in the final days of the summer window with big additions coming along with up to eight players leaving Stamford Bridge.

Ajax are reportedly upset with former boss Erik ten Hag over their continued pursuit of winger Antony with just days remaining in the summer transfer window.

Man United target Antony
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Man United target Antony

DAILY STAR

Former West Ham star and Portugal international Paulo Future is recovering in hospital after learning he suffered a heart attack at his mother’s funeral.

THE GUARDIAN

Benin dropped their international nickname of ‘The Squirrels’ and will now be known as ‘The Cheetahs’ after criticism of their former name made the team seem insignificant.

DAILY RECORDING

Christopher Jullien’s exile at Celtic looks set to come to an end amid reports he is set to undergo a medical ahead of his move to French club Montpellier.

THE SUN OF SCOTLAND

Celtic and Rangers are embroiled in a transfer tussle as they both saw bids rejected for Queen’s Park teenager Cameron Bruce, considered one of Scotland’s brightest talents.

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