Everton transfer news
Everton have had a £15.5million bid for Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie rejected, according to reports.
Manchester United and Chelsea have both been linked to Kessie, while Roma are supposedly eyeing a £26m swoop.
But Atalanta don’t want to let their star man go.
That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim Kessie is more likely to leave the Serie A club at the end of the season.
Atalanta have already offloaded Roberto Gagliardini onto Inter Milan and do not want to lose another player in this transfer window.
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Arsenal transfer news
Arsenal want to sign Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal and believe they can land the 24-year-old after Memphis Depay joined the French club from Manchester United.
The Sun claim Everton were in for Algeria international Ghezzal, who is set to become a free agent in the summer.
But Ghezzal supposedly rejected the Toffees and is instead tempted by a switch to north London.
According to the report, Lyon were hoping to persuade Ghezzal to remain but moved for Depay just in case the winger decides to quit.
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United earned around £16m from the Depay deal and have inserted a first-refusal clause into the transfer.
Everton were said to be preparing a £100,000-a-week deal for Ghezzal.
Ghezzal (left) and Kessie could move in the summer as Azpilicueta (centre) discusses China lure
Everton want to sign Frank Kessie
Cesar Azpilicueta (left) says players are tempted by the offers available in China
Chelsea transfer news
Cesar Azpilicueta admits the temptation to quit European football for the Chinese Super League is one all players must confront.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is wanted by clubs in China and could earn as much as £30m a season if he moves to the Far East.
And Azpilicueta isn’t surprised that players are moving to the cash-rich league.
“It’s a new market that is coming up,” he told Football Focus.
“They are targeting new players and it is up to the players to take their chances.
“Everyone has different situations. It’s a new opportunity for the players, a new country.”