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Friday’s transfer rumours: Raphinha, Fofana, Willian, Silva, Bennacer and more

All the transfer gossip in one place.

Welcome to 101′s daily round-up of the top transfer news and rumours for Friday, August 5th.


Chelsea are willing to match Leicester City’s £85m valuation of Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, but will try to negotiate a lower fee first [The Sun]

The Blues could spend up to £300m this summer, with deals for Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also being discussed [The Telegraph]

Barcelona are closing in on a deal for Marcos Alonso, with Marc Cucurella’s arrival leaving him surplus to requirements [Fabrizio Romano]

Fulham are in talks to bring Willian back to the Premier League this summer [Goal Brazil]

Fulham are also set to sign Brighton defender Shane Duffy on loan in the coming days [The Athletic]

Pep Guardiiola has admitted that he wants Bernardo Silva to stay this summer, but that for now his future remains uncertain [101GreatGoals]

Martin Braithwaite is still refusing to leave Barcelona this summer, and would demand to be paid his full two years salary should his contract be terminated early [Marca]

Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested in AC Milan midfielder Ismail Bennacer, who reportedly has a 50m euro release clause [Football Italia]

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has revealed that he felt ‘ashamed’ after agreeing a deal to sell Raphinha to Barcelona [Standard Sport]

Mikel Arteta had admitted that Arsenal remain very active in the transfer market as Pablo Mari and Lucas Torreira finalise their departures [Mirror Football]

Fee & contract details revealed as Marc Cucurella arrives in London to complete Chelsea switch

Hammer blow for Everton as extent of Calvert-Lewin’s injury revealed


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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