Transfer news LIVE: Agreement not reached between Chelsea and Brighton for Cucurella, Schmeichel leaves Leicester as Fofana pushes for exit amid Vardy rumours, Manchester United interested in Sesko, Ronaldo latest

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    Chelsea are close to signing full-back Marc Cucurella from Brighton after meeting the club’s £50million asking price.

    The Blues are also pushing to sign defender Wesley Fofana from Leicester and look set to land Aston Villa wonderkid Carney Chukwuemeka in £20m move.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to remain professional despite his ongoing attempts to leave Manchester United and made his first pre-season appearance in a friendly with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

    Barcelona are still in talks with Man United over Frenkie de Jong – although reports in Spain now claim the Blues are looking to hijack that deal.

    Newcastle United are looking to strengthen and have seen a surprise £40m bid for James Maddison rejected by Leicester, but now it’s claimed the Magpies are keen on another Foxes star – Harvey Barnes.

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