AC Milan put pressure on Chelsea for another Blues star

AC Milan have turned up the heat in their pursuit of Hakim Ziyech following their successful swoop for ex-Blues frontman Olivier Giroud.

The Serie A side are eyeing a temporary deal for the Chelsea forward as a less pricey option than their other targets, according to Calciomercato.

Ziyech, 28, has been heavily linked with a Milan move with reports in Italy claiming the Blues star is a dream target for Stefano Pioli’s side.

The attacking midfielder, who sealed a £36.7million move to Stamford Bridge from Ajax in July 2020, is thought to have fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea.

With Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Timo Werner thought to be ahead of the forward, reports claim opportunities for him could be limited next season.

Chelsea are, according to The Sun, thought to have warm relations with Milan following the two giants reaching an agreement over Olivier Giroud’s £2million move to the San Siro from Stamford Bridge.

Italian football outlet Calciomercato claims the Serie A side hope to seal a loan move for Ziyech, who netted six goals in 39 appearances across all competitions for the Blues last term.

And it is thought Barcelona’s Coutinho and Real Madrid winger Isco are also on the San Siro’s giants transfer giant’s wish list.

Manchester City set to get rid of highly-rated star to fund Harry Kane, Jack Grealish £225m swoop

Manchester City need to get rid of just ONE star to fund a sensational double swoop for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.

And Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva looks set to be the one sacrificed as boss Pep Guardiola freshens up his Premier League champions.

The Sun report that England skipper Kane, 27, is poised for a British record £160million move if Spurs chairman Daniel Levy rubber stamps the deal.

The Etihad giants know it will cost upwards of £225m to land Kane and Aston Villa’s Grealish, with the Spurs man set to earn an eye-watering £400,000-a-week at his new club.

But there will be no fire sale needed from Guardiola’s squad to raise the cash.

And striker Gabriel Jesus has been told he is staying, for now at least, despite Juventus interest.

City already had £45m burning a hole in their pocket from the sale of Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich last year.

Chelsea have “strong interest” in ex-Manchester United star

Chelsea have placed free agent Sergio Romero on their shortlist of candidates as they look to bring in cover for Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, according to reports.

Mendy established himself as Thomas Tuchel’s first-choice goalkeeper across an outstanding debut season after swapping Rennes for west London, playing a key role as the club secured a fourth-placed finish and won the Champions League.

But Kepa is the only other serious option available to Tuchel as it stands – after Willy Caballero’s contract at Stamford Bridge came to an end – and the Blues are scouring the market for cover between the sticks.

Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli, who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, is firmly on Chelsea’s radar and former Manchester United shot-stopper Romero is also attracting strong interest, according to The Telegraph.

Romero has been without a club after his six-year stay at Old Trafford came to an end and the ex-Argentina international is keen to resolve his future as quickly as possible, with the new season on the horizon.

The 34-year-old made just seven league starts for United after arriving in England from Sampdoria back in 2015 but proved himself as a reliable deputy to David de Gea in cup competitions.

Barcelona president denies Antoine Griezmann exit report

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has denied reports that Antoine Griezmann is on the verge of leaving the club.

The Catalan giants are desperate to sell players this summer as they cannot yet register Lionel Messi’s new contract nor new signings registrations due to them operating above their wage budget.

Griezmann – one of the highest earners at the Camp Nou – is thought to be one of those most likely to leave due to his high salary and interest from elsewhere, notably his former club Atletico Madrid.

Paul Pogba rejects Manchester United contract, set for Old Trafford exit

Paul Pogba has rejected a new £50million contract at Manchester United and is set to leave this summer.

Pogba’s unwillingness to sign a new deal has forced United to look at selling their club record £89million signing – or risk losing him for nothing next summer.

Paris St Germain are ready to pay £45m for Pogba, who has one year left on his current United contract, but has turned down the offer of a £350k-a-week deal.

United wanted to tie Pogba down to a new long-term deal and woul have offered a huge pay hike on his £250k weekly deal