October 13, 2022
Forward news LIVE: Messi at odds with Mbappe over Neymar, Leeds closing in on £25m winger Spence at Spurs

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Chelsea transfer target Matthijs de Ligt is keen to join Bayern Munich, but Juventus’ asking price could sabotage the move.

De Ligt has been heavily linked with an exit from Juve this summer after admitting he could reject a new contract.

That’s according to Bild’s Christian Falk, who claims the centre-back wants to sign for Bayern but the Bundesliga champions may not be able to afford it.

Falk tweeted: “Matthijs de Ligt has told @juventusfc he wants a transfer to @FCBayern. Juve and Bayern are now in contact. But: Bayern won’t pay the requested amount of 70m euros.

He added: “@FCBayern knows that @ChelseaFC are also interested in Matthijs de Ligt and Chelsea can offer a higher transfer fee.

“But Bayern know the player would prefer a move to Munich if the clubs can agree a deal.”

Meanwhile, Tottenham are confident they will confirm the signing of Middlesbrough ace Djed Spence this week.

According to The Telegraph, Spence is now set to seal a move to Spurs as he hopes to swap the Championship for the Champions League.

The North Londoners are closing in on a tentative deal with Boro and are hoping to sign the full-back before the weekend – subject to a medical.

Offers of £10m and £11m have been turned down for the ex-Nottingham Forest borrower, with the final fee expected to be around £15m rising to £20m with add-ons .

It would eclipse the highest fee Middlesbrough have received before, which was for Adama Traore when he signed from Wolves for £18million in 2018.

And Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has agreed personal terms with Chelsea.

According to Sky Sports, a fee for Sterling is expected to be confirmed with City soon.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims the final fee will be around £45million.

Romano added that the winger will be among the Blues’ highest paid players this coming season.

Finally, Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Leicester star as well as Manchester United transfer target Youri Tielemans and are ready to make a firm offer, according to SunSport’s Mark Irwin.

The Gunners are confident of agreeing a £30m deal for Tielemans despite interest from United and Newcastle.

Manager Mikel Arteta was cleared to invest £83m this summer to bolster his squad and signed Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos.

Now Arteta is focused on strengthening his midfield and has been given the green light for his next move.

The Spanish tactician turned to Tielemans after prime target Ruben Neves was valued at Wolves’ £75m asking price.

The North Londoners have also explored the possibility of a bid for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but the Belgium international is favoured.

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