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Real Madrid seek French dynamic duo
Real Madrid are preparing a bid for Stade Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga, according to French paper L’Equipe. The 17-year-old has already proved his worth against Ligue 1’s best and has been rated by Rennes with a €100 million pricetag.
Camavinga, who represents France at the youth level, had another stellar perfomance on Sunday by scoring the Brittany side’s winning-goal against Lyon.
Nonetheless, the ex-Paris Saint-Germain academy graduate also won’t come at a friendly price. The report details that Lille have previously rejected overtures for Soumare, including a €40m bid from Wolves. Other clubs interested in Soumare are Napoli, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea ready to splash the cash
Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze is one of several players Chelsea will target in January after the club’s transfer ban was lifted earlier this month.
The Telegraph has reported that Lampard is keen to add some fresh impetus to his squad’s attacking threat — and 20-year-old Villareal talent Chukweuze is part of that.
Chukweuze has previously declared his interest in making a move to Stamford Bridge after watching fellow countryman John Obi Mikel play almost 250 games between 2006 and 2017.
The Sun also reports that Chelsea are looking at Ben White, on loan at Leeds this term from Brighton. The Seagulls are said to be keen to retain his services, but could be tempted by a £25 million offer.
City up their game to land Sancho
Manchester City are stepping up their efforts to re-sign winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The Sun has reported that 19-year-old Sancho could be on his way back to the Etihad for a fee between £80-90 million.
Only two years ago, Sancho departed City in search of first-team football for a now miniscule £10m.
It is said that Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all also keen to land the 19-year-old.
— Nemanja Matic could be the latest player to swap Old Trafford for the San Siro, with Inter Milan keen to secure the defensive midfielder’s services — according to The Telegraph. Following Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez‘s moves to Italy from the Red Devils, out-of-favour Matic could be about to join them. Amid his groin injury, the 31-year-old has been limited to only five starts under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term.
— Feyenoord midfielder Liam Kelly could be on his way back to his country of birth after Sunderland declared their interest in the midfielder. It’s been reported by The Sun that Kelly, previously of Championship club Reading, could be about to join former Premier League giants Sunderland – though MK Dons and Oxford United are also reportedly interested. The 24-year-old has made just one appearance in the top flight of Dutch football this term.