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Transfer rumours: Villa look to reduce Coutinho fee, Barcelona target Kessie

Jude Summerfield
The latest on Coutinho and Kessie is in
The latest on Coutinho and Kessie is in / Alex Livesey - Danehouse / Jonathan Moscrop / Contributor | Getty Images
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Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United target Declan Rice has admitted he wants to win trophies and play in the Champions League, but he described speculation over his future as "just noise".

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is said to want a move to Real Madrid, but any such transfer would be scuppered if they signed Erling Haaland instead.

Barcelona are winning the race for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie. The Ivory Coast star has also been linked with Tottenham and Liverpool.

Cesar Azpilicueta wants talks with Chelsea over his future. The Spaniard - alongside Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen - will see his contract expire in the summer and has been linked with Barcelona. Rudiger is said to have been offered a contract close to £200,000 per week, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain tracking his progress.

Elsewhere at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are preparing themselves for bids for understudy goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer and will not stand in his way if a good offer comes in.

Aston Villa will try to sign Philippe Coutinho for less than the £33m fee they agreed with Barcelona following his stellar form since returning to the Premier League.

Newcastle and Leeds are two clubs said to be monitoring Nantes forward Moses Simon, who has scored two goals and registered six assists in Ligue 1 this season.

Wolves are planning to sign Francisco Trincao from Barcelona permanently at the end of his loan. It's thought the youngster will set the Molineux club back around €30m.

Dusan Vlahovic was offered to Real Madrid in January before he ended up joining Juventus. A move was not pursued by Los Blancos as they remain focused on securing a deal for PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino says Mbappe plans to make a decision on his future after their Champions League tie with Real Madrid. Pochettino himself is said to be Manchester United's top target for their manager role.


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