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EXCL: Chelsea to pursue another attacking player, latest ins and outs at Man City, thoughts on those Jules Kounde to Arsenal stories, and more

My latest exclusive column on the biggest transfer stories.

Chelsea want another attacking player

Chelsea are working on bringing in one more player in attack, as confirmed as well by Mauricio Pochettino after the defeat to West Ham. They want a creative player, and it’s important for Chelsea to do something in that position after the injury to Christopher Nkunku. We know they wanted Michael Olise but the deal collapsed because Crystal Palace managed to extend his contract, and now there is an internal process to find the right player.

At the moment, I’m hearing that Juventus, through intermediaries, are insisting on the potential exchange deal involving Dusan Vlahovic and Romelu Lukaku, but for now Chelsea are considering different players. Information has been taken on Lyon’s Bradley Barcola, but Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites. There have also been some rumours on Jeremy Doku but I’m still told that Manchester City are the favourites to sign him - and there should be further developments on that this week.

Let’s see what Chelsea decide, but for sure they will try to do something in that position due to their injury situation.

A lot of people keep asking me about Mohammed Kudus, but it remains the case that Chelsea last asked about Kudus at the beginning of August - it’s now more than 20 days and they’ve not been speaking.

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