Chelsea set to make improved bid for Everton defender John Stones

Chelsea set to make improved bid for Everton defender John Stones

Published Aug. 18, 2015 4:52 a.m. ET

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Roman Abramovich is ready to give Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho approval to make three more signings after the club's slow start to their Premier League title defence. The Blues are set to make an improved bid for Everton defender John Stones, possibly as much as £34million - which would be a British record fee for a defender - with Mourinho also looking for a central midfielder and another attacking option.


Manchester City are poised to sign Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi for a cut-price fee - because the Spanish club still owe them £23.8m from their purchase of Alvaro Negredo.

Adnan Januzaj has vowed to build on his match-winning display at Aston Villa and prove he has a long-term future with Manchester United.

Juventus are mulling over a move for Tottenham forward Erik Lamela as they are struggling to finalise a deal with Schalke for Julian Draxler.

Marseille want Remy Cabella from Newcastle as part of the £12m deal to sell winger Florent Thauvin.

Sunderland are set to offer Aston Villa defender Kieran Richardson the chance of a return to the Stadium of Light - the 30-year-old could be available for around £2m.

Chelsea are targeting Atletico Madrid's French winger Antoine Griezmann in a deal worth around £25million, but there's no word on which midfielder they claim Jose Mourinho wants, although Zenit St Peterburg's Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel has been linked over the summer with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Either way, it seems Mourinho and Abramovich are not resting on their laurels and want a swift reaction to the poor start to their Premier League title defence.

Tottenham have rejected a £13m bid from Juventus for Christian Eriksen.

Norwich City will let striker Gary Hooper out on loan but they want his £32,000-a-week salary paid in full.

Southampton are set to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Watford have been offered France midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, who is available after leaving Lyon in the summer.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has admitted he is open to a move Liverpool or Barcelona, despite insisting he is 'happy' in the French capital.

Newcastle have been told to forget about a cut-price swoop for Marseille winger Florian Thauvin.

Philippe Senderos is set to leave Aston Villa, with Turkish sides Rizespor and Antalyaspor reported to have an interest.

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand says the club have received "two firm bids" for £15m-rated striker Charlie Austin.

Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward checked on Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte on Monday night. Woodward, in Catalonia to push through a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro, also used the trip to scout Bilbao centre-half Laporte.

He took in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup between Barca and Bilbao at the Nou Camp - a 1-1 draw ensured the Basque side were shock 5-1 winners on aggregate.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told he can leave PSG for a cut-price fee, which could spark interest from Manchester United and Arsenal, as well as former club AC Milan.

John Terry feared being completely left out of Chelsea's side against Manchester City, with Kurt Zouma partnering Gary Cahill in training as they looked to nullify the pace of Sergio Aguero.

Everton are considering making a £10.5m bid for Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko.

Manchester City are no longer interested in Tottenham target Saido Berahino, whose future at West Brom remains in doubt.

Palermo are refusing to give up on signing Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, who is rated at £6m by the Gunners.

West Ham have made a loan enquiry for Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas, who was on loan at QPR last season.

Bournemouth are continuing to push for a deal for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi wants to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Jermain Defoe has leapt to the defence of under-fire Sunderland new-boy Younes Kaboul.

Manchester City's £28.5m move for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will not include Eliaquim Mangala as part of the deal.

West Brom want Tottenham's £5m-rated centre-back Federico Fazio.

Wolfsburg's attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has rejected a move to Manchester City.

Juventus are interested in Spurs forward Erik Lamela and Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado.

Manchester City are braced for interest in Samir Nasri from Inter Milan, if they fail to sign Ivan Perisic from Wolfsburg.

Norwich City are on the verge of a deal to sign Mattia Destro on loan from Roma.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton insists Newcastle target Lewis Dunk will be in the club's squad for their game at Huddersfield on Tuesday.

West Ham striker Elliot Lee will go on loan until Christmas to gain first-team experience.



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