Chelsea transfer news: Messi Barcelona demand, £100m Kante bid claim, £35m Arsenal battle

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez want new attacking firepower at Barcelona – and Chelsea’s Willian is the man top brass at the Nou Camp have turned to.

Ian McGarry said on The Transfer Window Podcast: “The club leading the chase is Barcelona.

“Messi and Suarez have complained to coach Ernesto Valverde that they are weak on the right-hand side and need more creativity, someone who delivers the ball quickly into the centre of the pitch so they can do their thing.

“Barcelona are looking to strengthen because they know Real Madrid are looking to strengthen significantly.

“Willian is the kind of player who will fit in perfectly with the Barcelona squad and the philosophy with how he plays.

Paris St-Germain have made N’Golo Kante a top transfer priority this summer with Chelsea eyeing Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele as a potential replacement, it has been reported.

According to Goal, Frenchman Kante would likely cost the French champions in excess of £100m with midfielder Adrien Rabiot being offered as a makeweight in the deal.

The report says that PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has made it his number one priority to bring the 27-year-old to Paris.

Kante, who currently earns around £100,000-a-week at Chelsea, would be in line for a bumper pay rise if he were to make the move.

PSG are willing to tempt him with a long-term deal worth a whopping £220,000-a-week.

Chelsea and Fulham have joined Arsenal in the race for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

The Ivory Coast international has a £35m release clause, but that will expire in nine days’ time.

Ahead of that deadline, a host of clubs are circling for the Ivory Coast international.

Sky Sports say Arsenal have long held an interest in the former Barcelona target.

But now Fulham have made enquiries amid interest from Chelsea too, with Seri keen on a move to the Premier League.

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