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Transfer news: Chelsea reject Kante bids; Rose to Serie A

Premier League transfer news

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: N’Golo Kante of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

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Today’s Premier League transfer news includes Inter Milan’s ongoing pursuit of Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, Danny Rose leaving Tottenham for Serie A, and Gonzalo Higuain wrapping up his move to MLS side Inter Miami…

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Chelsea reject Inter Milan bid for Kante

Inter Milan’s pursuit of Kante has once again been rebuffed by Chelsea rejecting multiple offers which reportedly included a pair of players — Christian Eriksen, only just arrived at Inter in January, and Marcelo Brozovic — as part of the compensation package. Antonio Conte has made Kante his top target this summer, but last season’s Serie A runners-up have made little progress toward a deal after weeks of work.

Danny Rose headed to Genoa

Rose’s time at Tottenham Hotspur appears to be all but over with Jose Mourinho in charge and preferring a number of other options at left back. He played sparingly after Mourinho was hired in November and eventually went on loan to Newcastle United in January. Now, another reported move away from north London, perhaps on a permanent basis, with Serie A side Genoa having recently entered into discussions with the club and player. A number of clubs from around England and the rest of Europe have been linked with Rose, who is presumably available to just about anyone.

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Higuain close to signing in Miami

Gonzalo Higuain is set to be released from his Juventus contract to facilitate his move to MLS expansion side Inter Miami. David Beckham’s group has long sought a global star to legitimize their project in south Florida. Finally, after years of rumors and failed offers, they appear set to land one in Higuain. According to reports, Higuain is expected to sign a deal worth nearly $5 million per season. New Juve manager Andrea Pirlo previously told Higuain he does not have a place in his team.

Arsenal’s Martinez set for Aston Villa

Emiliano Martinez is set to leave Arsenal for Aston Villa after reportedly agreeing personal terms to become the new no. 1 goalkeeper at Villa Park. Villa previously had a bid of $19 million rejected, but are now expected to return with improved terms after reaching an agreement with Martinez. The 28-year-old has mostly featured as the Gunners’ Cup ‘keeper in recent seasons, but has never been given an opportunity to stake his claim to the starting job.

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