Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 16: Chelsea plot double raid, Riyad Mahrez future latest, plus more

16 Jul

Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…

Chelsea will sign Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, for £30m over the weekend. They are also hopeful of signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, with Everton also interested in the Senegal international. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, is also likely to leave the Premier League champions after turning down the offer of a new contract. (Guardian)

Danny Drinkwater was expected to get an improved deal from Leicester but the 26-year-old midfielder says talks have not started.(Daily Mail)

Manchester United will complete the £105m signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, when the France international returns from holiday. (Sun)

Dimitri Payet’s agent has denied the 29-year-old West Ham playmaker said that he would be “100%” staying with the Hammers. (Daily Express)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is considering up the future of keeper Joe Hart, 29, as the club weighs up a move for PSV Eindhoven’s 25-year-old custodian Jeroen Zoet. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are considering a £20m move for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22. (Sun)

Ligue 1 side Marseille are set to sign Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 30. (Birmingham Mail)

West Brom have offered Leicester City £9m for full-back Jeffrey Schlupp, 23.(Daily Telegraph)

Norwich are interested in signing Blackburn defender Grant Hanley, 24.(Daily Express)

And here are the latest headlines…​



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