Transfer rumours: Jesus, Traore, Lewandowski, Sterling, Ake, Lukaku, De Jong, Bailly

June 20, 2022

2.2 min readCategories: Sports


Tottenham are hoping to pip north London rivals Arsenal in the race for Manchester City’s 25-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus with the offer of Champions League football. (Mirror)


Leeds United have approached Wolves over a potential summer deal for Spain winger Adama Traore, 26. (Football Insider)


Barcelona will meet with Bayern Munich this week in a bid to finalise their move for Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33. (Sport)


Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, has been asking people about life in west London amid interest from Chelsea. (Athletic)


Chelsea’s initial bid of £21.5m for Sterling has been turned down. (Fabrizio Romano)


Chelsea could also enquire with Manchester City about 27-year-old Netherlands defender Nathan Ake. (Telegraph, subscription required)


Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, is poised to return to Inter Milan with a loan fee of £8.5m plus add-ons agreed between the clubs. (Mail)


Manchester United are considering a fresh bid for 25-year-old Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Fabrizio Romano)


Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, is on United’s list of possible options if they fail to sign De Jong. (Fabrizio Romano, via givemesport)



Calvin Ramsay: Liverpool sign Aberdeen right-back for £4.2m


Newcastle and Leeds have been linked with Burnley’s Nathan Collins but Wolves and Leicester are expected to make bids for the Republic of Ireland defender, 21, this week. (Sun)


Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28, from Manchester United. (Mirror)


The Magpies have also been told they must pay £50m to sign 22-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and France winger Moussa Diaby. (Sun)


Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has welcomed Manchester United’s quest to sign a new striker. (Express)


Netherlands manager and former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal played a part in stopping Ajax’s Netherlands defender Jurrien Timber, 21, moving to Old Trafford. (Marcel van der Kraan, Sky Sports)


The agent of Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is interested in signing the 26-year-old for Lazio. (Metro)


Liverpool could face competition from Manchester United in their attempt to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Express)


Ajax have set a 40m euro (£34.3m) asking price for Sebastien Haller, with Dortmund interested in the 27-year-old Ivory Coast forward. (90min)


Aberdeen are braced for further interest in Lewis Ferguson after Millwall opened the bidding for the Scotland midfielder, 22, with an offer of £1.5m. (Times, subscription required)


Sunderland, Huddersfield and Bristol City have made £1m-plus bids for AFC Wimbledon’s 21-year-old English midfielder Jack Rudoni. (Sun)

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