Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, according to a report from British newspaper the Times via
The report details how Frank Lampard’s side are looking for a strong and consistent centre back to add some quality and experience to a young defensive line. The Blues are prepared to pay €60 million for the player’s signature, not surprising considering Dunk’s importance to the Brighton squad.
The 28-year-old Englishman, who is contracted to the Premier League side until 2023, has made 20 appearances so far this season in the league for a total of 1800 minutes. He has scored two goals and provided three assists in that time, as well as helping the club keep five clean sheets in that time.
Brighton are currently 14th in the league after 22 games, three points above the relegation zone. Chelsea, on the other hand, are 4th in the league.
Inter have offered Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino to AC Milan in exchange for Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie, according to a report from Milanese newspaper Corriere della Sera via
The report details how the Nerazzurri initially offered the 28-year-old midfielder to Tottenham in exchange for outgoing Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, but the English club refused the offer. Now the Milanese side have offered Vecino to their cousins, the Rossoneri, in exchange for 23-year-old midfielder Franck Kessie.
Kessie, who is appreciated by Inter coach Antonio Conte, has made 16 appearances so far this season for a total of 1226 minutes. He has scored one goal in that time but has struggled to carry over his strong form of last season to this one as well.
Vecino has made 17 appearances across all competitions for the Nerazzurri this season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in that time. He has only earnt more playing time under Conte after the injury crisis in the midfield.
Juventus are preparing to offer a new contract to 26-year-old Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, according to a report from Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport via
The report details how the Bianconeri, despite their ideas of selling Dybala in last summer’s transfer window, have been impressed with his performances so far this season under coach Maurizio Sarri and would like to offer him a longer contract. Dybala has made 24 appearances across all competitions for a total of 1404 minutes so far this season, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists in that time.
Juventus would like to extend his contract to last until 2024, the report highlights, with increased wages of close to €10 million net per season. He is currently on €7 million net per season, with his current contract set to expire in June of 2022. He is part of Juventus’ formidable attacking trident alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.