Premier League transfer news: Willian, Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire

Chelsea boss Sarri is not happy after Willian’s late return to training

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Willian has been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Willian to have talks with Sarri

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will have “crunch talks” with Willian after the midfielder returned late for pre-season training.

The Daily Star reports that the Brazilian - who is a target for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United - was “ordered to return to training on Friday but failed to show up”.

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It’s claimed he was having a passport issue in Brazil that delayed his return to London, but the Star says that Blues boss Sarri “is not convinced”.

When asked about the situation, Sarri said: “I want to speak to him before I answer these questions. I don’t know. I want to speak to him. I am not happy about the situation but before answering I would like to talk to him.”

Barca deny meeting Pogba

It was claimed yesterday that Manchester United star Paul Pogba had met with Barcelona’s technical director Eric Abidal about a possible move to the Camp Nou. However, Abidal has denied meeting fellow Frenchman Pogba when both clubs were on tour in the United States. (Sky Sports/90min)

Everton target Rojo instead of Mina

Everton are refusing to pay Barcelona’s £35m asking price for Colombian defender Yerry Mina so will turn their attentions to Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo. United are now favourites to sign Mina. (

Maguire set to stay at Leicester

Manchester United will aim to sign Yerry Mina after they “cooled their interest” in Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. United had approached the Foxes to sign the £65m-rated England star, but Leicester are “adamant” Maguire will not be sold. (Sky Sports)

Emery keen to keep Ramsey

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to keep Aaron Ramsey at the club despite speculation that Chelsea are lining up a £30m bid for the Welsh midfielder. Ramsey is out of contract next year and is yet to sign a new deal, but Emery said: “My opinion is clear. I want him to be with us.” (Daily Mail)

Jack Grealish: Aston Villa to Chelsea/Tottenham

Chelsea want to “hijack” Tottenham’s £20m move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. (The Sun)

Lewis Cook: Bournemouth to Tottenham

If Spurs don’t sign Jack Grealish from Villa then maybe it’s because they are keen on Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly lining up a £30m bid for the 21-year-old. (Daily Star)

Hammers target four players in Portugal

West Ham want to sign four players from the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The Hammers are in talks with Porto over Moussa Marega and Yacine Brahimi and also with Benfica about Joao Felix. In addition, it’s claimed they are close to sealing a deal for Xande Silva from Vitoria Guimaraes. (Sky Sports)

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