Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of £11million-rated Paraguay star Miguel Almiron, while Tottenham are set to raise their offer for Wilfried Zaha to £18million, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
PARAGUAY STAR ADMITS HE FANCIES ARSENAL MOVE
Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 22, could be set for a move to Arsenal, who are set to make an £11m bid to sign him from Argentine champions Lanus.
The Gunners are set to announce the transfers of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez before the deadline and Arsene Wenger also wants to add the £11m-rated Paraguay international Almiron before the transfer window slams shut on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder made his international debut at this summer’s Copa America and admits a move to the Gunners would appeal.
“It would be great to play for Arsenal but I haven’t said anything yet – my agent is taking care [of me],” he told Goal Argentina.
“For now I just think of Lanus.”
SPURS COULD FACE DISAPPOINTMENT DESPITE RAISING ZAHA OFFER
Tottenham have increased their Wilfried Zaha bid to £18million following the sale of Nacer Chadli to West Brom on Monday.
However, HITC claims Palace are ‘not even considering’ the latest move from Spurs having already shunned a £12million bid from their London rivals last week.
Palace manager Alan Pardew had his say on Zaha’s future on Monday and was firm in his stance on his future.
Indeed, having sold Yannick Bolasie to Everton in a deal worth an initial £25million – rising to in excess of £30million – it is claimed that Spurs are going to have to get nearer to that sort of offer for Palace to entertain letting the 23-year-old England international leave the club.
It is, however, claimed that Zaha is unhappy that Palace are yet to open talks over a new deal at the club and that he is open to a switch to White Hart Lane, where the club can offer him Champions League football.
But unless Spurs severely increase their offer for Zaha, it seems unlikely Palace would entertain the prospect of selling their winger.
AND THE REST
Sunderland have emerged as rivals to Hull in the race to sign Ryan Mason from Tottenham (Daily Mail)
Marcus Rojo’s agent has claimed his client is staying put at Manchester United (The Sun)
Manchester City are prepared to subsidise France defender Eliaquim Mangala’s wages in order to move the 25-year-old out of the squad (Daily Record)
Hull City are in talks with Manchester United to sign former England under-21 forward Will Keane, 23 (ESPN)
Chelsea are closing in on deals for Inter Milan and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 23, and left-back Marcos Alonso, 25, from Fiorentina (Daily Mail)
Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony is being targeted by Stoke (The Sun)
Everton and West Ham have both made offers for Manchester City and Ivory Coast striker Bony, 27 (L’Equipe)
Burnley boss Sean Dyche is close to landing Patrick Bamford on loan from Chelsea – and has not given up on Brighton’s Dale Stephens (Daily Mirror)
Mario Balotelli has been urged to quit Liverpool and relaunch his career with Palermo (Daily Mirror)
Newcastle are hoping to sign West Brom winger Callum McManaman, 25. The Magpies are also close to signing Chelsea and Ghana winger Christian Atsu, 24, on loan for the rest of the season (Sky Sports)
Ravel Morrison is trying to set up a return to England from Lazio before transfer deadline (Daily Mirror)
Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron admits it would be ‘great’ to join Arsenal (Daily Express)
Aston Villa have been told to adjust their figures and pay £20m if they want to sign Abel Hernandez from Hull City (Daily Express)
Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is wanted by Serie A side Roma (Daily Express)
Arsenal and Tottenham both made ‘frantic’ efforts to hijack Oliver Burke’s move to RB Leipzig (Daily Star)
Mike Phelan expects to make Jeff Hendrick his first signing for Hull after winning a bidding war for the Derby midfielder with Premier League rivals Burnley (Daily Star)
LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena reckons a football world league is almost inevitable (Daily Star)
Monaco defender Fabinho, a Manchester United transfer target, admits he could still leave the club this summer (Daily Star)