Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Friday, August 28.
Friday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:
Inter Milan are reportedly willing to use in-demand forward Lautaro Martinez in a swap deal which would see N'Golo Kante arrive at San Siro from Chelsea.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is understood to have identified a reunion with Kante as one of his top transfer targets this summer as the Milan outfit look to end the Serie A title monopoly of Juventus next season.
The Blues have not categorically ruled out the possibility of cashing in on the France international amid a summer of significant expenditure, but they would demand a hefty fee before considering selling.
Inter are aware that they are unlikely to be able to afford whatever that asking price may be, and Gazzetta dello Sport reports that they have earmarked three players who could be included as part of a deal to reduce the cash outlay.
Martinez, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, is the most valuable of those being considering by Inter Milan, while Milan Skriniar and Marcelo Brozovic are thought to be the other options.
Inter Milan have also made the trio available for transfer to other clubs in order to raise funds to sign Kante, who was taken to Stamford Bridge by Conte in 2016.
Chelsea have reportedly progressed to an advanced stage in discussions to sign Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.
While the Blues have been linked with the Germany international for a number of months, the two clubs have struggled to reach a compromise over a fee.
However, with that hurdle having been overcome, The Guardian suggests that the Premier League giants are not far away from formally announcing the transfer.
The 21-year-old is already said to have agreed personal terms with the West Londoners, penning a contract which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2025.
Over the past 48 hours, Chelsea have announced the additions of Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr, while Thiago Silva is also expected to arrive on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
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Lionel Messi 'will report to Barcelona training on Monday'
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopeful of completing Gabriel Magalhaes deal
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Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu 'promises to resign if Lionel Messi stays'
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Neymar 'asks Paris Saint-Germain to sign Lionel Messi'
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Leeds United lining up £27m bid for Lazio defender Luiz Felipe?
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hints new Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal is close
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Barcelona 'lining up Sadio Mane as Lionel Messi replacement'
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Tottenham Hotspur 'reject AC Milan bid for Serge Aurier'
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Bayern Munich rule out Lionel Messi move due to cost of deal
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Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci 'turns down Manchester City move'
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Tottenham Hotspur given chance to sign Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa?
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Crystal Palace sign Eberechi Eze from Queens Park Rangers
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Leeds sign teenage forward Sam Greenwood from Arsenal
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