Jamie Vardy has been linked with a move
Jamie Vardy has been linked with a move

Transfer rumours and football gossip: Jamie Vardy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Wesley Fofana

The latest rumours and gossip from Wednesday's back pages, including Chelsea's interest in two Leicester City stars.

Chelsea are being linked with two Leicester stars as Thomas Tuchel continues his Stamford Bridge rebuild - with Wesley Fofana keen to join them (Daily Mirror) and Jamie Vardy on the radar of both the Blues and Manchester United (Daily Star).

Tuchel is also interested in signing Kyle Walker-Peters this summer but has been quoted £40m by Southampton for the England full-back (Daily Mail).

There will also be outgoings at Stamford Bridge with Everton linked with a loan move for Chelsea striker Armando Broja (The Athletic), while Monaco and Fulham vie for the signature of Blues defender Malang Sarr (Daily Mail).

Manchester City are to ward off any interest in Phil Foden by handing him a new £225,000-a-week long-term contract - and the Citizens are also keen on signing Anderlecht left-back Sergio Gomez this summer (Daily Mail).

West Ham are still tracking Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Díaz and are close to agreeing a deal to sign Maxwel Cornet, but they face competition for the Burnley forward from Everton, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest (The Guardian).

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag expects Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong's long-mooted move to Old Trafford to be completed (Daily Mail) - but could bench wantaway striker Cristiano Ronaldo for the start of the Premier League season (Sun).

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Tottenham could use Japhet Tanganga or Sergio Reguilon in a swap deal for Nicolo Zaniolo after their proposed moves to AC Milan fell through (Daily Express).

RB Leipzig left-back Angelino could be returning to the Premier League as Brighton's replacement for Marc Cucurella (Daily Mail).

Cash-strapped Leicester City fear they may be forced into panic buys as rivals try to pounce on their key stars on the eve of the Premier League season (The Times).

Manchester United Women are on the verge of appointing Brighton & Hove Albion's Polly Bancroft as their first head of football, and will soon unveil the signing of England forward Nikita Parris from Arsenal (Telegraph).

Sheffield United are poised to confirm the signing of Manchester City youngster James McAtee on a season-long loan (Mirror).


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