Rumour Mill: Arsenal and Chelsea eye Serie A stars

Date published: Wednesday 16th March 2016 8:14

Kostas Manolas (c) and Radja Nainngolan (r): Linked with Chelsea

Kostas Manolas: Open to working with Antonio Conte

Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with Serie A stars, while Manchester City are reportedly keen on a Barcelona goalkeeper.

ARSENAL

Real Madrid’s Germany international Toni Kroos, 26, has an offer on the table to join Arsenal in a multi-million pound transfer (AS)

Napoli midfielder Jorginho is a target for Arsenal and has also caught the attention of Real Madrid, the player’s agent has said

Arsenal and Manchester City have been joined by Real Madrid and Juventus in the race to sign Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 26, who signed a new contract last year in which his release clause was raised to £35.3m (Corriere dello Sport)

CHELSEA

Antonio Conte wants to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan and Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal for Chelsea (Daily Star)

Chelsea are ready to make a £31.4million offer for Roma defender Kostas Manolas in the summer (Il Tempo)

Chelsea have offered Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, a two-year deal worth almost £10million a season (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea have been put on red alert after the agent of Napoli star Allan revealed his client could move to England this summer (talkSPORT)

Chelsea youngster Kenedy could be a surprise target for Barcelona (Daily Mirror)

Diego Costa has told Chelsea team-mates he wants to rejoin Atletico Madrid in the summer (Daily Mirror)

The nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest men in the world, has joined Leicester City after leaving Chelsea

CRYSTAL PALACE

Margate boss Nikki Bull believes it is a “no-brainer” for Crystal Palace to snap up his star striker Freddie Ladapo (Thanet Gazette)

LEICESTER CITY

The nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest men in the world, has joined Leicester City after leaving Chelsea

Riyad Mahrez’s agent has refused to rule out listening to offers from other clubs when the season ends

LIVERPOOL

West Ham will launch a summer bid to sign Christian Benteke – but want Liverpool to fund some of his wages (Daily Mirror)

Fenerbahce defender Caner Erkin will snub interest from Liverpool to sign for Inter Milan (Corriere dello Sport)

Watford have agreed a pre contract deal with Liverpool’s academy graduate Jerome Sinclair (talkSPORT)

MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City are interested in Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (Sport)

Arsenal and Manchester City have been joined by Real Madrid and Juventus in the race to sign Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 26, who signed a new contract last year in which his release clause was raised to £35.3m (Corriere dello Sport)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United have identified Marc-Andre ter Stegen as a possible replacement for David de Gea, should the Spaniard leave Old Trafford this summer (Daily Mirror)

Sergio Romero has snubbed an opportunity to join River Plate from Manchester United (Nexogol)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Adam Armstrong has met Newcastle United’s new boss Rafa Benitez – but could remain at Coventry City until the end of the season (Newcastle Chronicle)

STOKE CITY

Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 23, is on the verge of signing a new five-year contract (Daily Telegraph)

WATFORD

Watford have agreed a pre contract deal with Liverpool’s academy graduate Jerome Sinclair (talkSPORT)

WEST HAM

West Ham will launch a summer bid to sign Christian Benteke – but want Liverpool to fund some of his wages (Daily Mirror)

West Ham are expected to confirm the permanent signing of Manuel Lanzini, 23, in the next few days, while the Hammers have also agreed to sign Norway midfielder Havard Nordtveit, 25, on a free transfer from Borussia Moenchengladbach next season (London Evening Standard)

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