Football transfer news, rumours: Barcelona make late bid to hijack Chelsea Jules Kounde deal, and more

What’s better than a cup of coffee and the latest transfer news? Join us as CBS Sports provides the latest updates from around the world and what they mean for your favorite teams. Chelsea are closing in on Jules Kounde but it doesn’t look like Barcelona will give up too easily. West Ham could finally have a new striker in Gianluca Scamacca, Brighton get the Neal Maupay offer, Nuno Tavares could finally have a loan destination outside of Arsenal and more.

Let’s move on to transfer movements:

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The biggest transfer stories of the day. These are the things that are happening, or at least about to be done.

Barcelona try to hijack Chelsea deal with Jules Kounde

The Jukes Kounde saga is another transfer to Barcelona and Chelsea this summer as the Spanish side continue to increase their buying power via a mix of TV rights and sponsorship deals. Chelsea’s £55m bid for Koundé has been submitted but Barcelona prepare an official offer to make things more difficult. The Sevilla defender wanted to wait and see if Barcelona could make an offer, a dynamic that mirrors Raphinha’s deal earlier this summer when Chelsea agreed terms with his target team, but the player opted to wait until Barcelona find a way to come. get them, even if this transfer should be completed sooner rather than later. Kounde has been in contact with both clubs but it will be interesting to see how things go as Barcelona’s bid probably be weakr than that of Chelsea.

Barcelona would also like Cesar Azpilicueta (but maybe only if they don’t get Kounde0 but Tuchel isn’t sure he’ll let Azpilicueta move unless Barcelona offer what Chelsea are asking for. “We have an international player Spaniard, captain but Barcelona don’t see at this level – so I’m not sure I want to give Azpi what he wants” said Tuchel during Chelsea’s pre-season tour. Tuchel continued to express annoyance with Barcelona but also clarified that he had discussed the interest with Azpilicueta and that he understood.

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Those moves might not be imminent, but there are plenty of transfer shots in all the smoke these players and teams might be blowing.

Atalanta close in on Nuno Tavares loan

After a move to Marseille fell through due to the French club wanting an option to buy in the deal, Atalanta look set to land Nuno Tavares for the year, Gianluca DiMarzio reports. After a tough first season with Arsenal, Tavares needs more finishes than he would get playing behind Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kieran Tierney, making it a solid move to get playing time.

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These moves can be speculative, but they should be watched.

Salernitana await Brighton response to Neal Maupay offer

After narrowly avoiding relegation from Serie A, Salernitana are looking to improve their attack ahead of the new season, and according to Gianluca DiMarzio they have submitted a deal worth around €8m to Brighton for Neal Maupay . Maupay has underperformed since his move from Brentford to Brighton, scoring just 26 goals in 102 starts, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Brighton were willing to leave him, but at the end of the season it can be difficult to get away with it. get out. Danny Welbeck and Deniz Undav – who just finished a season with 26 goals in Belgium – are the other forward options who could leave Graham Potter in the lead a bit if Maupay moves.

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