T ransfer news: Manchester City chase James as Chelsea eye striker

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Chelsea, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are admirers of Swedish midfielder Roony Bardghji, who scored the winner for FC Copenhagen against Manchester United in the Champions League last week. However, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the Red Devils' prospective new owner is interested in bringing the 17-year-old to Nice, the Ligue 1 club he also owns. (Sun)

Manchester City are interested in Chelsea and England defender Reece James, 23, as a long-term replacement for 33-year-old compatriot Kyle Walker. (Independent, via Manchester Evening News)

The Blues are looking to sign a forward in January despite Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 22, scoring four goals in his last two Premier League games. (Football Insider)

Meanwhile, Corinthians' 18-year-old midfielder Gabriel Moscardo, who has been linked with Arsenal, says Chelsea tried to sign him during the summer. (Metro)

Finally, former Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 36, is set to be appointed as new Como head coach in his first senior managerial role. (Fabrizio Romano)

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