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Tottenham could have eyes on Ben Chilwell during his first call-up for Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

Ben Chilwell is stepping into a senior England shirt for their game against Switzerland (Mike Egerton/PA)
Ben Chilwell is stepping into a senior England shirt for their game against Switzerland (Mike Egerton/PA)

Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell is on the radar of Tottenham, according to the Telegraph. The 21-year-old has been added to England’s squad for the Switzerland friendly and could have the eyes of Spurs on him as they consider a move next January, when the defender will have two years remaining on his Foxes contract, the paper says.

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, meanwhile, is being lined up for a move to AC Milan in the next transfer window, the Mirror reports. The 31-year-old’s contract is coming to an end next summer and it is thought the Italian giants could be front-runners to land the midfielder, who appears to have fallen out of favour with Maurizio Sarri, having not appeared in a Premier League game under his new boss.

Wolves playmakers Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota look to be in high demand, the Mirror reports. Manchester United and Manchester City have reportedly already had tabs on Neves but the North West rivals could now have to do battle with Juventus, who are eyeing a move for the pair, the paper says.

Burnley may need to be prepared to up the ante in their bid for Jay Rodriguez after West Brom turned down an offer for the attacker, the Sun reports. Rodriguez played at Turf Moor between 207-2012 and is said to be keen to re-join the club after West Brom dropped into the Championship last season.

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Players to watch

Leon Bailey: A four-way chase could ensue for the Bayer Leverkusen player, the Mirror reports, amid interest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Chelsea. After both Arsenal and Liverpool were both linked to bringing the 21-year-old to the Premier League in the summer, Chelsea could prove more successful as reports suggest the Blues are the winger’s favourites for a potential deal.

Jeremy Sarmiento: At just 16 years old, the Charlton Athletic’s midfielder has already courted interest from Manchester City, but is now said to be on the cusp on a deal with Benfica. The London Evening Standard says the youngster has been seen in the colours of the Portuguese giants.



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