Ligue 1

The latest on the future of Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku

Xavi Simons transfer hope for Arsenal and Chelsea

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I expect Roma to move on from Lukaku this summer, leaving Chelsea to look at different solutions for Romelu as he will not return to the Italian capital. There is interest from Saudi Arabia but that is not the only possibility for the striker. The 30-year-old is still young and is still a top player, which he has shown this season by scoring 20 goals in a Roma shirt.

Rodríguez will receive a two-year contract at the Catalan club with the option to extend it by a further year. Everything is ready to go to complete the transfer; however, nothing can be signed formally until Barcelona find out their financial fair play situation. Here We Go will come soon once this is sorted.

PSG will not sell Xavi Simons this summer

I told you last week that Xavi Simons, his agent and Paris Saint-Germain will discuss the player’s future at the end of the season before the Euros. The player wants to know where he will play before the tournament in Germany gets underway.

What I am hearing is that PSG don’t want to sell Xavi Simons this summer so they will look for a different solution. There is no chance of a permanent transfer to RB Leipzig as PSG don’t want to sell and the Bundesliga club do not have the money to complete the deal.

The most likely option for Xavi Simons is that he goes on loan again for the 2024/25 campaign. The 21-year-old will have an important say on where he plays next. Barcelona are one of the clubs interested in the Dutch talent as they love the player and everyone at Barca appreciates him. They will try to secure a loan deal with PSG ahead of next season but will face competition from RB Leipzig and Premier League clubs.

Crystal Palace announced on Friday that Will Hughes, Jeffrey Schlupp and Joel Ward have all extended their contracts at the club until 2025. Oliver Glasner has done top work with the Premier League club since his arrival and this summer is important for the Eagles. It is important to keep players such as the trio as they are senior figures in the dressing room.

Palace will add players to their squad before the 2024/25 season but they will also want to…

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