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.
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.
🔵 Jules Kounde is closing in on Chelsea, with a verbal deal reportedly reached: Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) July 20, 2022
players to watch
Frenkie de Jong: Spanish outlet Sport says Manchester United target would rather move to Bayern Munich or Chelsea.
dwight mcneil: West Ham and Crystal Palace have approached Burnley about the midfielder’s situation, Sky Sports reports.