Football rumours: Chelsea eyeing Josko Gvardiol to replace Cesar Azpilicueta

What the papers say

Chelsea reportedly marked RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol as his main objective to replace César Azpilicueta, in case he goes to Barcelona. The Sun say the Blues are lining up the Croatia international for a possible transfer, after an approach for Manchester City’s Nathan Ake was rejected.

The Daily Mail reports that Nottingham Forest are weighing a move for Watford forward dennis immanuel. The 24-year-old is valued at around £25m, with Everton and Villarreal also believed to be interested.

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Could Leicester’s James Maddison be on the move? (Simon Marper/PA)

Leicester could consider offers for the England midfielder james madisonaccording to The Telegraph. The Foxes are yet to sign this summer as they look to sell before they buy, with forward Kelechi Iheanacho and full-back Timothy Castagne also reportedly on the cutting board.

Remaining with Leicester, the Daily Mail say the club turned down a £15m offer from Monaco for the midfielder. Boubakary Soumare as they maintain a higher price for the 23-year-old.

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