Chelsea in talks to sign three Manchester City players

Thomas Tuchel
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Premier League rivals Chelsea are in talks to sign three players from Manchester City this summer.

Chelsea’s interest in signing Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake is already well-known but the London side are now interested in signing a third Manchester City player.

According to Daily Mail via Metro, Chelsea have held talks with Manchester City over signing Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Zinchenko is reportedly viewed as a direct replacement for Marcos Alonso, who is pushing to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Ukraine international, who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal, started just 10 games in the Premier League last season.

Chelsea are also in advanced talks with Manchester City to sign Sterling and Thomas Tuchel’s side have been reportedly a fee of £50million for the England international.

Oleksandr Zinchenko
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Chelsea are also looking to replace Antonio Rudiger, who left for Real Madrid, with Manchester City centre-back Nathan Ake.

The Dutch centre-back came through the Chelsea academy before joining Bournemouth for £20m in 2017 after initially spending a season on loan with Bournemouth.

Manchester City, who completed a deal for Erling Haaland earlier this month, are also poised to sell Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal.

The Brazilian forward had his medical with Arsenal on Tuesday ahead of sealing a move to Mikel Arteta’s side.

Jesus was seen arriving at the Arsenal training ground at London Colney on Tuesday and hugging Gunners technical director Edu.

His switch to Arsenal is expected to be finalised later this week. 

Manchester City have already reached an agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Jesus to the London club for £45million.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Jesus will sign a five year contract with Arsenal until 2027.

Jesus would be Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer, following Brazilian teenager Marquinhos, Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira and goalkeeper Matt Turner.

Manchester City stand to make a tidy profit on a player the club paid around £27million for in 2017.