Football Transfer News

Football transfer news: Graham Potter has rejected the chance to take over as Leicester City manager following his sacking at Chelsea.

Potter will wait until the summer before taking his next job.

Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique has emerged as a frontrunner to become the new Chelsea manager.

Chelsea want to interview five managers for their vacant position, including Enrique, Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Napoli’s Luciano Spalleti and one other.

Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim and Eintracht Franfurt boss Oliver Glasner are also under consideration.

Chelsea’s hierarchy have concerns over former Bayern Munich boss Nagelsmann’s age of 35.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag sees England captain Harry Kane as his first-choice striker option this summer but the 29-year-old is open to signing a new contract at Tottenham.

Manchester United have held exploratory talks about signing France full-back Benjamin Pavard, 27, from Bayern Munich.

United have begun talks over the signing of Bayer Leverkusen and Netherlands full-back Jeremie Frimpong, 22.

Tottenham will sound out Brendan Rodgers about becoming their new manager following his sacking at Leicester.

Arsenal have held talks with Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, whose contract at Leicester runs out this summer.

A Saudi Arabian club have a strong interest in Aston Villa and Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 30.

Chelsea have a verbal agreement to sign Ecuadorian midfielder Kendry Paez, 15, from Indepediente del Valle in a deal that could be worth more that 17m pounds.

The Blues have ramped up their interest in Atalanta and Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund.

Newcaster United are one of a number of Premier League clubs showing interest in Manchester City’s 21-year-old English midfielder Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who is currently on loan at Burnley.