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Transfer news: Sancho staying at Dortmund; Chilwell to Man Utd, Chelsea

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Jadon Sancho-to-Man United update: Borussia Dortmund have reiterated their stance that the player is not leaving this summer, but the Red Devils remain in hot pursuit anyway.

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Sancho not leaving Dortmund

Sebastian Kehl, Borussia Dortmund’s head of licensed player division, has reiterated the club’s stance that star winger Jadon Sancho will not be leaving this summer, despite the ongoing interest and efforts of Manchester United. “It was important to get clarity on the subject,” Kehl said. “We know about Jadon’s attractiveness but also of his importance to us. He gives our team that little extra. We’re happy that he’s staying.”

Talks between Man United and Sancho reportedly broke down with the player’s wage and bonus demands “an obstacle.” Dortmund might be serious, but they might also be posturing to force United’s hand in contract negotiations. Only time will tell, but it is certainly running out on an official “Jadon Sancho to Man United” announcement, at least this summer.

Barcelona, Real Madrid keeping tabs on Sancho

United’s loss could prove to be Barcelona or Real Madrid’s gain, as the La Liga giants are said to be keeping tabs on the 20-year-old with an eye toward making their move next summer. This summer appears to have been an almost-exclusive bidding period for United with no other clubs believed to have made an official bid, but that will almost certainly change in 12 months’ time. In fact, there will likely be more than just Barca and Madrid who join the race next summer, which put United’s chances of landing Sancho well below where they currently stand.

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Man United, Chelsea chasing Chilwell

United and Chelsea are reportedly both keen to sign Leicester City left back Ben Chilwell this summer, but the Foxes are said to be demanding a transfer fee in the neighborhood of $100 million — similar to that of what United paid for Harry Maguire two years ago. Chelsea have reportedly already made a bid — believed to be closer to $50 million than 100.

Oblak to make Chelsea decision

Speaking of Chelsea, Frank Lampard’s side is desperate for a new goalkeeper after Kepa Arrizabalaga’s nightmarish season. Jan Oblak has been perhaps the world’s standout ‘keeper over the last year or two, so of course the Blues are interested. Now that Atletico Madrid’s season is over, Oblak has a decision to make: stay for a seventh season in the Spanish capital, or move to the English capital and prove his worth in the Premier League.

Report: Chelsea hopeful of Ben Chilwell transfer

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Chelsea are hopeful that their bid to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City this summer will be successful.

A report from the Guardian states that Chelsea want Chilwell, 23, to hand in a transfer request to force Leicester to sell him.

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It is believed Leicester want close to $100 million for the England international but Chelsea are hoping the Foxes’ failure to qualify for the Champions League, plus if Chilwell puts in a transfer request, will lower the price.

Frank Lampard has improved his attack dramatically with the additions of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while Kai Havertz could also be on the way.

A new left back, goalkeeper and center back are believed to be on Lampard’s wishlist to improve his leaky defense and if they can’t sign Chilwell, Chelsea could move for Ajax and Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico or Atlanta left back Robin Gosens.

Chilwell is the first-choice option and he’s been consistently one of the best left backs in the Premier League over the past three seasons and he is young and English, two things Lampard seems to love as he creates a new identity for the Blues who are in the FA Cup final this weekend and sealed a top four finish in the Premier League in 2019-20.

His form, like Leicester’s, did dip during December and January but Chilwell is still young and has the perfect balance of being solid defensively but also having a threat in attack. Current Chelsea left backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson aren’t as well-rounded as Chilwell with Alonso a threat going forward but suspect defensively and the opposite can be said of Emerson.

Chilwell has been linked with Manchester City in the past but it appears Chelsea are now the clear frontrunners as they will hope to haggle on the price.

Transfer news: Chilwell to Man United; Kante to Inter Milan

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In the latest transfer news Ben Chilwell has been linked with a move to Manchester United, while N’Golo Kante could be heading to Inter Milan.

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Starting in Manchester, it appears that Ben Chilwell is wanted by both Manchester City and now Manchester United, with Chelsea still in the hunt too.

The Leicester City and England left back, 23, is reportedly a target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as The Sun says that he is valued at $75 million and that Man United are now in pole position to sign him.

Do Man United really need a new left back? Luke Shaw is finally fit and has been very good this season, while Brandon Williams is an emerging talent at left back. Chilwell is a very, very good left back but Man City and Chelsea have a greater need to upgrade in that area. If Leicester do not make the Champions League, they will probably cash in on Chilwell.

Man United need a new center back and holding midfielder before they sign a left back but Solskjaer must think differently.

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Moving down to west London, it appears that N’Golo Kante could be linking up with Antonio Conte once again at Inter Milan.

Kante, 29, has been riddled with injuries this season but when he has played it’s clear to see the stability he brings to the entire Chelsea side.

According to Gazzetto dello Sport in Italy, Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for the French World Cup winner as Frank Lampard continues his expensive overhaul of the Blues.

Kante has a contract with Chelsea until the summer of 2023 but now is probably to cash in on him, if they want to. If they can move on Kante, then bringing in Kai Havertz and several defensive players would be more possible this summer.

This is a tough one. On paper, Kante is one of the few players at Chelsea who should be guaranteed starters. However, there’s no doubting his level has dropped a little this season due to injuries and the style of play under Lampard.

Inter Milan are building something under Conte and Kante would be a huge part of their project.

VIDEO: Chilwell, Dawson amazing goals in wild finale

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Ben Chilwell, Craig Dawson each scored an amazing goal late on as Watford, Leicester played out an entertaining draw at Vicaraga Road on Saturday.

The Leicester City left back, who has been heavily linked with a summer move to Chelsea, smashed home an unstoppable effort in the 90th minute as he thought he had sealed all three points for the Foxes.

But Dawson struck in stoppage time in sublime fashion to deflate the Foxes and boost the Hornets’ chance of Premier League survival.

WATFORD – LEICESTER FULL REPLAY

Check out Chilwell and Dawson scoring an amazing goal a-piece below to start the first Saturday of the Premier League restart in style.

This was a goal worthy of winning any game, or so we thought, as Chilwell drove home a howitzer off the far post and in to stun Watford.

Dawson had other ideas as his first goal for Watford was an acrobatic effort which Kasper Schmeichel almost saved.

In truth, a draw was a fair result and Dawson delivered a magical moment as Watford continue their battle against relegation and put a dent in Leicester’s charge to secure a top four finish as quickly as possible after the restart.

Transfer news: Chilwell to Chelsea; Jimenez to Man United

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In transfer news Ben Chilwell has been linked with a move to Chelsea, while there’s been a new development in a potential move to Man United for Raul Jimenez.

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First up, Chelsea have had a pretty decent few months in the transfer window with Hakim Ziyech locked up, Timo Werner set to arrive in the next few weeks and now they are pushing hard to sign Ben Chilwell. Reports out of Italy say that Leicester want $85 million for Chilwell, who is under contract for another four years.

Multiple reports claim that Chelsea have reopened talks with Leicester over the England international, as a deal was discussed in January. The left back, 23, has been in fine form for the Foxes over the past few years, although talk of a potential move seemed to distract him from December onwards as his play took a nosedive.

As was previously reported, Chelsea have Nicolas Tagliafico lined up as a back-up option and the Ajax defender would certainly be a cheaper option. Is Chilwell worth this huge fee? He could be England’s left back for the next 10 years but there are a few concerning signs.

His crossing ability is undoubted and he’s a fine one-on-one defender, but his distribution and decision-making still needs some work. Chelsea badly need an upgrade in the left back, center back and goalkeeping department and Chilwell would start over Emerson and Marcos Alonso right away. Leicester are of course playing hardball over this price but given the financial impact of the coronavirus, this transfer fee does seem high for a player who only has a few seasons as a Premier League regular under his belt.

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In other transfer news, Man United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Wolves and Mexico star Raul Jimenez.

Jimenez, 29, has repeatedly been linked with Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona and Man United, with the powerful striker having a second-straight stellar season in the Premier League with Wolves.

He has not hidden his love for a move to one of Spain’s big boys and after being a late bloomer after topsy-turvy spells at Benfica and Atletico Madrid, he seems like a man desperate to make up for lost time.

A report from TuttoJuve states that Wolves may lower their asking price for Jimenez in the coming months as they know that transfer fees will drop significantly, but the Molineux club are obviously not in a hurry to sell their top goalscorer. Juve will reportedly offer $25 million plus Gonzalo Higuain for Jimenez.

Speaking to Medio Tiempo, Jimenez’s father recently said his son is flattered by the interest from big clubs but is happy with Wolves for now.

Quite why Wolves would lower their price for Jimenez remains to be seen but he is getting closer to the age of 30 and if they want to cash in on him, they will probably wait until 12 months from now.