Arsenal are ready to stun Liverpool and snap up a Reds defensive target, while Chelsea have been the green light to sign Manchester City’s top marksman, according to Monday’s papers.
ARSENAL MAKE MOVE FOR LIVERPOOL TARGET
Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to make a swoop for Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk and Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.
Van Dijk has looked like moving to Anfield all summer, despite Southampton making an official complaint about the Reds tapping-up the player, but it now looks as if Arsenal are ready to jump in and grab him.
Wenger is said to be weighing up a £45million bid for the 26-year-old, who could have cost the Gunners £12m two years ago when they pulled out of the race to sign him from Celtic, according to the report in the Daily Express.
Missing out on Van Dijk would be a huge blow for Jurgen Klopp’s men, although they have once again been looking at Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij as an alternative option.
As for the Gunners, Wenger is also said to be targeting a move for Celtic marksman Dembele, who scored 32 goals in 48 appearances for the Bhoys last season.
The 20-year-old is valued at around £30m but has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe so that price could be increased if a bidding war begins.
CHELSEA GET NOD TO SIGN MAN CITY MARKSMAN
Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a stunning move for Manchester City striker striker Sergio Aguero.
The Argentina hitman has been tipped to leave City this summer after falling out of favour with Etihad boss Pep Guardiola, who opted to start Brazilian sensation Gabriel Jesus in place of the 29-year-old on occasion last season.
Spanish journalist Manu Sainz, who works for AS, Cadena SER and El Chiringuito TV, claims that Guardiola has given the green light for Aguero to move to Stamford Bridge, according to the report in the Daily Star.
He tweeted: “I’m told Chelsea want to sign Kun Aguero. [Pep] Guardiola has already give his ok to the operation.”
Chelsea are desperate to bring in a top class striker next season as Diego Costa looks certain to leave. The Blues have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Swansea star Fernando Llorente.
AND THE REST
Manchester United appear closer than ever to landing midfielder Ivan Perisic (Daily Mirror)
Alexis Sanchez, 28, has hinted his Arsenal career could be over after admitting he wants “to play in the Champions League,” but boss Arsene Wenger thinks they can convince the Chile forward to stay (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham hope to complete the signing of £8m Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth, 19, by the end of this week (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny is poised to complete an £8m move to Italian champions Juventus (Daily Mirror)
Virgil van Dijk could still move to Liverpool after admitting he only wants £60m move to Anfield (The Sun)
Manchester City will compete with Chelsea for Real Madrid’s 26-year-old Brazilian right-back Danilo (Daily Star)
French winger Thomas Lemar, 21, has demanded Monaco sell him to Arsenal (The Sun)
Sean Dyche could give veteran keeper Shay Given a contract at Burnley (The Sun)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected a £6.5m offer from LA Galaxy and wants to rejoin Manchester United when he returns from injury later this year (Daily Express)
Chelsea have offered Atletico Madrid’s Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco, 23, a five-year contract (Daily Express)
Borussia Dortmund will only wait “a few more days” on any offers for Gabon forward and Chelsea target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Mail)
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing another push to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley (The Independent)
Loic Remy, 30, is set to leave Chelsea this summer with Everton and Southampton interested in the French striker (Metro)
Swansea are keen to sign another Las Palmas player – attacking midfielder Jonathan Viera (Wales Online)
Fulham are looking to complete a £5m deal to bring Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan, 24, to Craven Cottage (GetWestLondon)