Transfer: Chelsea rejected Man City’s move for Cucurella; Chelsea still considering move for Osimhen

Chelsea rejected Man City’s move for Cucurella

Chelsea rejected a ‘secret approach’ from Manchester City to sign their defender Marc Cucurella before he almost joined Manchester United. That’s according to new reports from, which claim that Pep Guardiola’s side secretly tried to bring in left-back Cucurella during the January transfer window. Cucurella ended up staying at Chelsea, though, and was then linked with a loan to United this summer as they looked to find cover for injured star Luke Shaw. But that move eventually fell through for a number of reasons as United ended up signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from Tottenham instead.

Chelsea still considering move for Osimhen

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is still on the radar of Premier League side Chelsea, who are still monitoring his contract situation at Napoli ahead of the January transfer window, reports. The 24-year-old has had an incredible year for the Partenopei, notching 26 goals in Serie A, in addition to another 5 in the Champions League to help Napoli to a first league title in 33 years, and also the last eight in Europe’s top tier competition for the first time in their history. However, the latest report has revealed that Chelsea are still considering making a huge move for Osimhen in the January transfer window, as reported by the Chelsea Chronicle.

Salah’s Saudi move still possible

Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo – the man who has to approve all the league’s transfers – has hinted that efforts to sign Mo Salah will be renewed at the first opportunity. “First and foremost, Salah is one of the best players on the planet. I’ve said before, privately and publicly that we welcome anybody that wants to come to the SPL. That includes Salah,” Emenalo told Sky Sports when asked if Saudi clubs would try again to sign him.