What the papers say
Chelsea have reportedly added Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson to their list of potential targets up front. According to The Guardian the Blues have already held initial talks with the 22-year-old, as Forest are believed to want £40million for his services.
The Independent says Rennes winger Jeremy Doku is attracting a lot of attention from Premier League heavyweights. West Ham, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea are all said to be interested in the 21-year-old.
According to The Telegraph, Monaco have set their sights on Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez. The 27-year-old is unlikely to feature in manager Ange Postecoglou’s future plans, and could make his exit this summer.
And the Daily Mail says Manchester City are looking to beat Brighton to the signature of Boca Juniors defender Valentin Barco.
Social media round-up
Fulham 'line up' Aleksandar Mitrovic replacement if he makes £47m Saudi Arabia switch https://t.co/NADtWobAVy
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 18, 2023
Newcastle agree fee with Chelsea for Lewis Hall with transfer worth even LESS that Blues fans feared https://t.co/EjAOmPElVq
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) August 17, 2023
Players to watch
Benjamin Pavard: The Bayern Munich defender is set to choose between Manchester United and Inter Milan before the end of the window, according to L’Equipe.
Bradley Barcola: RMC Sport says Chelsea and Paris St Germain are interested in the Lyon winger.