Chelsea are ready to offer their two Spanish full-backs, 32-year-old Cesar Azpilicueta and 32-year-old Marcos Alonso, to Barcelona to stave off Manchester United’s competition for Frenkie de Jong. Metro report that Chelsea will offer the pair £51m to sign the 25-year-old midfielder.
What the newspapers say
The Daily Record writes that Manchester United have been ordered to pay a combined sum of 106 million for 24-year-old Ajax defender Lizandro Martinez and 22-year-old winger Antony.
Tottenham are close to signing Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet, 27, on a season-long loan, according to the Evening Standard.
And Arsenal are weighing interest in 26-year-old Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo, according to the Daily Mirror.
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Reece James: i Sport report that Chelsea are considering offering the 22-year-old full-back an extension to stave off interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo: According to Sky Sports, United are ready to accept offers for the 37-year-old star this summer.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/football-rumours-chelsea-sacrifice-azpilicueta-and-alonso-for-de-jong-41823913.html Football rumours: Chelsea to sacrifice Azpilicueta and Alonso for De Jong