Antonio Conte has targeted a striker ever since he took the job – and he’s finally got his man.
There was real interest in Romelu Lukaku but the Blues have instead lined up his countryman Michy Batshuayi. He is poised to move for £33m from Marseille.
Some of Conte’s Italy squad, performing so well at Euro 2016, could follow while 99.9 per cent of the Chelsea squad are likely to be sent out on loan – again. Good news for Vitesse Arnhem…
There was a day when Palace were scratching around with barely a pound to their name. Not now.
A real statement of intent was a £30m-plus bid for Batshuayi, which eventually came to nothing.
The departure of Emmanuel Adebayor means Alan Pardew still needs a frontman. Even moreso given Dwight Gayle has agreed a move to Newcastle.
Ronald Koeman will be handed huge cash to spend at Goodison Park but keeping his big names should be a priority.
Starsport understands Romelu Lukaku is likely to sign a new deal which will prove a huge boost. Whether John Stones will pledge his future to the club is uncertain, though.
Manchester City want the centre-back while there’s still interest from United.
Koeman is interested in Tim Krul while there’s also suggestions Morgan Schneiderlin could move from United.