Transfer Rumor Roundup: Chelsea, Man City pursuing Bonucci, Cisse to China


There’s no hiding Antonio Conte’s love for his Italian players, and Chelsea’s new manager won’t give up on pursuing one of the Azzurri‘s top defenders.

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Conte is reportedly looking for a reunion with Leonardo Bonucci, one of the Italian defenders that played a vital role in the team’s run to the EURO 2016 quarterfinals.

Manchester City is also said to be a contender for Bonucci, and is reportedly willing to offer up to $66 million for the 29-year-old.

Bonucci has spent his last six seasons in Serie A with Juventus, and started in over 30 matches during five of those campaigns.

Newcastle has confirmed that veteran striker Papiss Cisse will be joining Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng.

In his time with the Magpies, Cisse netted 44 goals in 131 appearances. Additionally, the 31-year-old has scored 16 goals at the international level for Senegal since making his debut in 2009.

Crystal Palace and Stoke City are said to be intrigued by Portuguese midfielder Adrien Silva, who will partake in the EURO final on Sunday.

The Sporting CP player is also being tracked by Napoli, according to Goal.

While Palace has already made big summer signings, including Andros Townsend and Steve Mandanda, Stoke is still looking for its first move since the Premier League season concluded.

AFC Bournemouth has added young midfielder Lewis Cook from Leeds United on a four-year contract, according to the club.

Cook is coming off of an impressive campaign in the League Championship, where the 19-year-old won the Young Player of the Year award for 2015/2016.