Monday 8pm official done deals, Chelsea swap deal for Declan Rice, Lingard, Kane, Lampard and more

Welcome to our Monday evening transfer news and official done deals for some players that have been confirmed.

Chelsea have swap options in Rice bid

Chelsea are willing to explore the option of a player-plus-cash deal for Declan Rice, claims Express Sport.

The West Ham midfielder remains a target for the Blues, who could use the likes of Tammy Abraham or Andreas Christensen as a sweetener in a bid to get a transfer pushed through.

Fabregas vows to see out Monaco contract

Cesc Fabregas has vowed to see out his contract at Monaco, despite a lack of regular minutes for Niko Kovac’s side in 2020-21.

Fabregas moved to Stade Louis II from Chelsea in January 2019, bringing to an end his hugely successful five-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

PSG, Real Madrid & Inter monitoring Lingard

Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Inter are monitoring Jesse Lingard’s progress at West Ham – according to ESPN.

All three clubs have been alerted to the 28-year-old’s potential availability after seeing him rediscover his best form on loan at the London Stadium from Manchester United.

Lampard & Howe on Palace’s shortlist

Crystal Palace have Frank Lampard and Eddie Howe on their managerial shortlist, claims Football Insider.

With Roy Hodgson expected to leave Selhurst Park this summer, Sean Dyche is another option that the Eagles have their eye on.

Man Utd fear Sancho repeat with Haaland

Manchester United are, according to The Athletic, wary of entering into the race for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Having wasted a lot of time and energy persuing Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils fear a repeat with BVB if they join the battle to prise a prolific Norwegian striker away from German football.

Ahmed Musa is close to signing a short-term deal with Nigeria’s Kano Pillars

National captain Ahmed Musa is considering a proposition to play some matches for his former club in Nigeria, Kano Pillars, in a move hoped to boost the local league and maintain his personal fitness.
The former Leicester City striker, who is a free agent since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in October, had received offers from England, Russia and Turkey.

Levy won’t bend on Kane transfer – Crouch

Harry Kane may struggle to leave Tottenham, according to Peter Crouch, who says club chairman Daniel Levy “simply won’t bend”.

Kane has established himself as one of the top strikers in Europe during his time at Tottenham, becoming their second most prolific goalscorer of all time in the process.

Done Deals

OFFICIAL: Benjamin signs till 2025

Benjamin Henrichs signs on a permanent deal with RB Leipzig with a contract until 2025.

OFFICIAL: Cologne confirm Gisdol exit

1. FC Köln have relieved Markus Gisdol of his duties as head coach.

After the defeat against 1. FSV Mainz 05, 1. FC Köln has sacked head coach, Markus Gisdol.

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