£50m bid required for Chelsea to land England international 

£50m bid required for Chelsea to land England international

 

Brighton have slapped a £50m asking price on Lewis Dunk’s head amid interest from Chelsea, reports The Times.

Frank Lampard is eyeing defensive reinforcements this month now Chelsea’s FIFA-imposed transfer ban has been lifted.

Chelsea have struggled at the back this season and Lampard still hasn’t established his first-choice defensive pairing.

The Blues have been heavily linked with a move to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth but it has now emerged they are interested in Dunk.

Dunk has been a huge player for Brighton in the last few years and Graham Potter’s side would be reluctant to lose the England international.

Manchester United midfielder could earn shock new deal

Manchester United are pondering a surprise new contract for Nemanja Matic, claims The Sun.

 

Matic was widely expected to leave United in this window but is now a key player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury-struck side.

Inter were heavily linked with a move for the Serbia international but Solskjaer has told Matic he will no longer be allowed to leave.

Matic has filled in for Scott McTominay very well in recent weeks and could even earn fresh terms at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to agree a Bosman transfer with foreign clubs.

Manchester United bid £12.5m for Championship teenager

Manchester United have launched a £12.5m move for Birmingham teenager Jude Bellingham, claim The Daily Mirror.

Bellingham has been linked with several Premier League clubs after emerging as one of English football’s brightest prospects this season.

The 16-year-old is already a first-team regular for Birmingham and United are keen to win the race for the versatile midfielder.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have reportedly even tabled a bid that will excede £12.5m with performance related add-ons.

Birmingham are aware they will struggle to keep hold of Bellingham going forward but hope the youngster recognises the first-team chances he is getting at St. Andrews.

Bellingham has started 17 league matches this season in his breakthrough campaign and six appearances as a substitute. He has played a direct hand in four goals in that time (three goals, one assist).

Tottenham win race for West Ham target

Tottenham have successfully hi-jacked West Ham’s deal for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, claims the London Evening Standard.

Fernandes is due to undergo his medical with Tottenham on Monday ahead of an initial 18-month loan deal.

NO England return for Premier League top scorer Vardy

England manager Gareth Southgate has no plans to recall Jamie Vardy for Euro 2020 at the end of the season, reports The Athletic.

Vardy called time on his international career in August 2018 following frank discussions with Southgate about the future of the national team.

Southgate has made it clear from the outset his vision for England is built around youth and he plans to stick to that for this summer’s European Championships.

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