Tuesday’s gossip

Chelsea will follow up the £70m signing of Leicester City’s French defender Wesley Fofana, 21, by pushing to get the transfer of Barcelona’s Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, over the line. The Blues also want to sign Everton’s 21-year-old English winger Anthony Gordon this week.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says he wants England striker Harry Kane to sign a new deal with the club. The 29-year-old’s current contract has less than two years left.

Spurs are in talks about a potential loan move for Leeds United and Wales winger Daniel James, 24, before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have reignited their interest in Atletico Madrid’s versatile Belgium midfielder Yannick Carrasco, 28. 

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United for Napoli this week. United’s Portugal forward, 37, has started just one Premier League game this season.

Aston Villa have a “strong interest” in Brighton boss Graham Potter as a potential replacement for Steven Gerrard, who has lost three of his first four league games this season.

Paris St-Germain are monitoring Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante’s contract situation, with the 31-year-old France international having less than one year left on his Blues deal.

Ajax are looking at Sevilla and Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos, 28, and Aston Villa’s Jamaica forward Leon Bailey, 25, after growing frustrated with Chelsea’s asking price for Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29.

Southampton have had a £21m bid for PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo rejected. The 23-year-old Netherlands forward has been linked with Manchester United and PSV value him at about £38m.

Tuesday’s gossip

Newcastle United are keen on Chelsea’s French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 28, who is on a two-year loan at AC Milan. Nottingham Forest are also keen.

Crystal Palace have made a £27m offer to buy Chelsea’s 22-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, who impressed while on loan with the Eagles in 2021-22.