Latest Transfer news for Today
Latest Transfer news for Today, Monday, August 24

TrueTalk Nigeria comes up with a roundup for sports Latest Transfer news for Today, Monday, August 24.

Chelsea are closing in on defensive duo Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell.

After the Paris Saint-Germain transfers, Centre-back Silva, who will be 36 next month, is expected to travel to Stamford Bridge for one year.

According to Sky Sports, after the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner the Brazilian experienced would become the third major signature of Frank Lampard in the summer.

Last PSG appearance for Silva ended up in the Champions League finals with a strong 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Speaking after last night’s match, he said: “It was my last game for Paris. I am sad. I apologise to the fans.

“I thank all the fans for their love. I will return to Paris and this club that I love in another role.

“I want to play three to four years still and be part of the Brazil team at the Qatar World Cup.”

Leicester left-back Chilwell is one of Lampard’s top targets and the Blues are reportedly edging ever closer to landing their man.

Sky claim that although a deal has yet to be agreed, it is only a matter of time before the 23-year-old England international joins the FA Cup runners-up.

With Chilwell’s arrival thought to be imminent, Chelsea are expected to part company with Emerson.

Serie A and Europa League runners-up Inter Milan lead the chase to sign the Italian, 26, who became a peripheral figure under Lampard last season.

Paul Pogba will not leave Manchester United this summer, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

Speculation has been rife that the French midfielder would exit Old Trafford for the second time, with both Real Madrid and his former club Juventus rumoured to be interested.

But Raiola insists 27-year-old Pogba, who has less than a year left on his United contract, is due to begin talks about extending his stay.

Speaking to Sky in Italy, he said: “Pogba is staying at Manchester United and I think they want to extend his contract.

“He is at the centre of an important project, they will not accept any bid for him this summer.

“We will negotiate for an extension very calmly, without stress. We will continue our talks.”

Aston Villa are ready to test Celtic with a £30million bid for French goal machine Odsonne Edouard, according to The Scottish Sun.

After securing their Premier League status last season, Villa are planning to spend big in a bid to avoid another relegation scrap.

Boss Dean Smith is also keen on Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma from his old club Brentford.

But Edouard, 22, tops his wanted list having netted 27 goals in all competitions last term.

The Evening Standard claim West Ham boss David Moyes is set to show Jordan Hugill the door.

Relegated Norwich are expected to pay around £3million up front for the 28-year-old striker, with add-ons taking the deal closer to £5m.

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