Transfer News Today: Man Utd advised to sign next Yaya Toure while Chelsea prospect could join a rival


Solanke set to leave Blues

Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke could end up joining a Premier League rival this summer as he looks increasingly likely to run down his contract, which expires this summer.

Wage demands and no guarantee of first-team football have caused the 19-year-old to stall on an extension offer, but Liverpool are believed to be willing to offer him acceptable terms.

Chelsea coaching staff are supposedly split on the England U21 international’s potential, but Liverpool – and reportedly Arsenal – are not, with both clubs eyeing up a bargain.

 

Bailly recommends compatriot

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has provided a glowing reference for his international team-mate Franck Kessie, who looks likely to get a big-money move this summer.

The 20-year-old Atalanta central midfielder has alerted the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid with his performances this term, and his talent hasn’t gone unnoticed by his compatriot at Old Trafford.

Bailly has allegedly recommended Kessie to manager Jose Mourinho, with the athletic midfielder likened to Yaya Toure as he possesses similar box-to-box traits and an eye for goal.

 

Spurs keeping tabs on PSG youngster

Tottenham are reportedly interesting in PSG wing-back Fodé Ballo-Touré, who is available on a free transfer this summer, though they could face competition from West Ham.

A left-back by trade but equally adept further forward on the same flank, Ballo-Toure has found it impossible to break into the first team at the Ligue 1 champions this season, making the bench just once so far this term.

He has been left to make do with UEFA Youth League games but Premier League clubs believe he’s good enough to make it in England’s top tier, with Spurs likely to had an edge over the Hammers in the fight for his signature.