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Chelsea transfer target Matthijs de Ligt has his heart set on moving to Bayern Munich but Juventus’ asking price could derail the move.
De Ligt has been heavily linked with a move away from Juve this summer after admitting he could turn down a new contract.
That’s according to Bild’s Christian Falk, who claims the centre-back wants to join Bayern but the Bundesliga champions may not be able to afford him.
Falk tweeted: “Matthijs de Ligt has told @juventusfc that he wants a transfer to @FCBayern. Juve and FC Bayern are now in contact. But: FC Bayern does not pay the requested 70 million euros.
He added: “@FCBayern knows @ChelseaFC is also interested in Matthijs de Ligt and Chelsea can offer a higher transfer fee.
“But Bayern know that the player would prefer to move to Munich if the clubs can agree on a deal.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham are confident they will confirm the signing of Middlesbrough ace Djed Spence this week.
According to The Telegraph, Spence is now set to seal a move to Spurs as he hopes to swap the Championship for the Champions League.
The north Londoners are nearing an agreement in principle with Boro and hope the full-back will be signed before the weekend – subject to a medical.
Offers of £10m and £11m have been rejected for the former Nottingham Forest borrower, with the final fee expected to be around £15m, rising to £20m with surcharges.
That would dwarf the previous highest fee Middlesbrough has received, which was for Adama Traore when he signed from Wolves for £18million in 2018.
And Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has agreed personal terms with Chelsea.
A fee for Sterling with City is set to be confirmed soon, according to Sky Sports.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims the final fee will be around £45million.
Romano added that the winger will be among the Blues’ highest-paid players next season.
Finally, Arsenal have increased their interest in the Leicester star, as well as Manchester United target Youri Tielemans, and are ready to make a firm offer, according to SunSport’s Mark Irwin.
The Gunners are confident of completing a £30m deal for Tielemans despite interest from United and Newcastle.
Manager Mikel Arteta was allowed to invest £83million to strengthen his squad this summer, signing Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos.
Now Arteta is focused on strengthening his midfield and has been given the green light for his next move.
The Spanish tactician has reached out to Tielemans after top target Ruben Neves was priced out of Wolves’ £75m asking price.
The north Londoners have also explored the possibility of a bid for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but the Belgium international is preferred
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