What the papers say
Competition for the signature of Brighton defender Ben White is reportedly heating up as another team enters the fray. The Sun says Arsenal, Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been joined by Borussia Dortmund in courting one of the league’s best young central defenders. The Bundesliga club have form in developing British talent after signing Jadon Sancho from Manchester City and Jude Bellingham from Birmingham.
Former England international Ashley Young‘s future is riding on results in the Serie A this weekend, with his side Inter Milan to be crowned champions if they win and second-placed Atalanta lose. That result would see Inter will offer the defender a fresh contract, according to the Mirror. The former Manchester United player staying in Italy would complicate matters for Watford, who are keen to bring their ex-player back to Vicarage Road on a free transfer this summer.
Chelsea’s apparent willingness to offload Tammy Abraham has piqued Aston Villa’s interest. The striker put away 26 goals while on loan to the Midlands side in their promotion-winning 2018-19 season, with the Blues not interested in selling him at the time. The Mirror, however, claims a shift in Chelsea’s position under Thomas Tuchel has Villa are very keen to bring the 23-year-old to Birmingham.
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Romelu Lukaku: The Belgium striker’s chances of returning to the Premier League have been dealt a blow as Calciomercato reports Inter Milan have told Manchester City they are not interested in offers for the 27-year-old.