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Sevilla star Jules Kounde is stepping up his bid to join Chelsea, according to SunSport’s Andrew Dillon.
New owner Todd Boehly has finally been given the green light to buy the Blues for £4.25billion from Roman Abramovich.
Kounde is confident he will be first choice next season following the upheaval in the West Londoners’ defence.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have given up on free transfers, while Marcos Alonso is also linked with a departure.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta is also keen to leave after 10 years, which will leave a huge hole in the backline for boss Thomas Tuchel.
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is monitoring Mason Mount’s contract situation at Chelsea as he considers a shock move, according to SunSport’s Gary Stonehouse.
Mount saw contract talks at the Stamford Bridge stand following Boehly’s protracted takeover of the club.
Ten Hag is well aware of the 23-year-old’s situation and United’s interest has already been registered with the player’s camp.
The Dutchman first became aware of Mount’s abilities when he impressed as a teenager while on loan with Vitesse in the Netherlands.
The former Ajax boss has been following the England international’s progress closely ever since, and given the chance it’s believed he’d jump at the chance to try and tempt him at Old Trafford.
And Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku dreams of returning to Inter Milan next season.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims Inter’s board will meet Lukaku’s representatives in the ‘next hours’.
Romano tweeted: “The Inter board will meet with Romelu Lukaku’s lawyer in the next few hours.
“The Belgian striker dreams of returning to Inter but nothing has yet been discussed with Chelsea on formula, salary and more.”
Sky Sport Italia report it is a ‘complicated deal’ as the West Londoners paid over £100m for the striker a year ago.
In fact, Lukaku could return to Inter on loan this summer.
The Blegian have endured a disappointing spell since returning to Stamford Bridge for £97.5m last summer.
The 29-year-old previously revealed in a bombshell interview that he regrets the way he left Inter and hopes to return in the future.
And according to reports in Italy, the centre-forward could get his wish this summer.
Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Belgium international and the Nerazzurri both hope to reach an agreement with the London giants
They add that during a meeting between Inter bosses last week, Lukaku’s name came up as a potential transfer target.