MORNING TRANSFER NEWS
Chelsea’s summer splurge has continued after Thiago Silva joined the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr at Stamford Bridge.
And SunSport have exclusively revealed that the Blues are ready to push their summer spending to above £250million by finally making a firm offer for Declan Rice.
Frank Lampard still wants Rice from West Ham, who rate him at £80m and will not make it easy to strike a deal.
In other news, Tottenham have agreed a fee “in the region” of £15million for Wolves right-back Matt Doherty, reports claim.
According to Sky Sports, Spurs will soon bolster their ranks with the signing of Doherty, 28.
Wolves could now step up their pursuit of Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles to replace Doherty.
Meanwhile, Neymar and Angel Di Maria have contacted Lionel Messi to convince him to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The French side are keeping a close eye on his situation after he handed in his transfer request at Barcelona.
According to ESPN, Neymar phoned up his former team-mate on Thursday.
In other news, AC Milan are reportedly in talks with Bournemouth to re-sign goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
The former Chelsea stopper spent the second half of last season in Italy providing back up to 21-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma.
According to The Telegraph, the Serie A giants and Bournemouth have started talks over a deal for the keeper.
And finally, Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has agreed a season-long loan to Huddersfield Town.