Chelsea to return for Romagnoli by offering AC Milan £50m in January
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TOP STORY: Chelsea to return for Romagnoli with monster bid
Alessio Romagnoli was the subject of a move by Chelsea late in the summer transfer window to solve their defensive crisis, though AC Milan stood firm. According to the Sun, though, the Blues will return in January.
A bid of £50 million reportedly is being readied for the 21-year-old, who is being featured as part of Giampiero Ventura's Italy defence. Chelsea missed out with a £35 million offer in the summer, but the Rossoneri maintain that the clubs have good relations, and that could leave the opportunity for talks to be resumed in January.
Valencia want 'Chicharito' as centre-piece of new era
Valencia have had a torrid time of late. Financially hamstrung, Los Che have seen their star players walk away, and they are still to move to the Nou Mestalla. But AS reported that new manager Cesare Prandelli flew to Singapore to discuss targets with owner Peter Lim, and Javier Hernandez is the Italian's dream signing.
The Bayer Leverkusen star and former Manchester United hit man has a €45 million release clause in his contract, but with only 18 months to run on that deal, the Bundesliga side could well cash in for a figure below that.
Atletico keen to tie down Carrasco amid Chelsea interest
Yannick Carrasco's excellent form for both Atletico Madrid and Belgium has seen Chelsea register an interest, according to the Mirror. The 23-year-old winger has a £35 million buyout clause in his current deal, which runs to 2020, but Los Colchoneros see it as too low and are agitating toward a new deal to protect their star player.
Carrasco is thought to be content with life in the Spanish capital, but the Blues are believed to be confident about luring him to London. They are exploring their options to provide Antonio Conte with new weapons in the market as the Italian overhauls his team.
Man United target 'the new David Silva'
Manchester United are monitoring one of the most outstanding young talents in Spanish football, with the Mail linking the Red Devils with a move for Fran Villalba. The Valencia starlet has been likened to David Silva and reportedly has a £3.6 million buyout clause.
The 18-year-old is also being tracked by Barcelona and was the subject of a failed bid from Liverpool back in 2014. He could now follow the route of Silva and continue his development in the Premier League.
- Leicester and Everton are interested in Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, but the Spanish side are keen to agree to new terms with the French midfield powerhouse, according to the Mail. The Premier League duo are considering activating the £27 million release clause to add steel to their engine room.
- West Ham flop Simone Zaza could find an escape route to Spain, with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that new Valencia boss Prandelli is keen on his countryman. Los Che would need to thrash out a "complicated" deal with the Hammers, who are obligated to sign the Azzurri international after his season on loan.