Chelsea Transfer News: La Liga Star on Radar, Summer Move For Italian Forward, Transfer Blow

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Man Utd determined to sign Real Valladolid defender next month

La Liga outfits Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu has reportedly emerged as a potential target for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Having played 27 games in La Liga during the current season, the 21-year-old defender is regarded as a key man at the La Liga outfit.

However, the form of the Ghanaian defender has inevitably led to interest from elsewhere, including from the top teams from Premier League including Manchester United, whose boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified him as a perfect defensive partner for Harry Maguire.

According to reports in Spain, Wolves are also planning to make an offer for the player, who has a release clause around £10m.

Although the West Midlands team are well stocked for options at the back, Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to sign a long-term replacement for Ryan Bennett.

Despite having admirers from the Premier League, Marca says that Ligue 1 outfits Rennes are leading the race for Salisu.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are allegedly preparing a summer move for Swansea City’s central defender Joe Rodon.

The 22-year-old Welshman, who came through the academy at the Liberty Stadium, has made 21 Championship appearances for his side during the 2019-20 campaign.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Swans believe that Premier League interest will arrive during this summer’s transfer market, and United have been mentioned as possible suitors.

The report states that the Steve Cooper’s side ‘expect’ the 20-time English champions to be among the bidders for the star ahead of the 2020-21 season.

La Liga No.16 midfielder set to snub Man Utd in favour of Atletico Madrid move

La Liga giants Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez is reportedly only interested in joining direct rivals Atletico Madrid this summer, despite strong interest from Man Utd and Arsenal.

Newcastle United are the latest team to have been rumoured with a move for the Colombian midfielder, while Everton are among the other Premier League teams credited with an interest in his services.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s future appears to lie away from the Santiago Bernabeu, having failed to break his way back into Zinedine Zidane’s future plans on a regular basis since making a return from a two-year loan spell at German giants Bayern Munich last summer.

Mundo Deportivo claims that James Rodriguez has his heart set on a move to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, who were also interested in his services last year.

However, the Colombian, whose current deal with Los Blancos ends next summer, would reportedly have to take a significant wage cut if he makes a switch to Diego Simeone’s side.

Man Utd had been hoping to bring him in as a high-profile signing, while Everton head-coach Carlo Ancelotti had been keen on to make a reunion having worked with James Rodriguez at Bayern Munich.

The 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winning playmaker has been limited to only 13 games across all competitions this campaign, the most recent of which came in October.

Deal On: Man Utd set to make approach for AS Monaco forward next month

Manchester United have allegedly identified AS Monaco attacker Pietro Pellegri as a potential target for the upcoming transfer window.

The 20-times English champions have been rumoured with the prospect in the past, only for the 19-year-old to ultimately depart from Genoa for Monaco.

However, with the Italian yet to make an impact in Ligue 1 and Monaco open to player sales, it appears that the Red Devils may be prepared to entertain a big-money approach for his signature.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Red Devils head-coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy for team officials to pursue a deal later back in 2020.

Although two years remaining on his current deal, it would come as a surprise if Pellegri is not allowed to depart from the Ligue 1 club for the right price.

He has not made a first-team appearance since September 2018.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are allegedly preparing a summer move for Swansea City’s central defender Joe Rodon.

The 22-year-old Welshman, who came through the academy at the Liberty Stadium, has made 21 Championship appearances for his side during the 2019-20 campaign.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Swans believe that Premier League interest will arrive during this summer’s transfer market, and United have been mentioned as possible suitors.

The report states that the Steve Cooper’s side ‘expect’ the 20-time English champions to be among the bidders for the star ahead of the 2020-21 season.