Rumour Mill: Arsenal to offer Giroud plus £29m for Icardi

Date published: Monday 8th August 2016 12:04

Giroud and Icardi: Set to trade places?

Giroud and Icardi: Set to trade places?

Arsenal will offer Oliver Giroud plus almost £30million for Mauro Icardi, while the Gunners and Tottenham want to sign a new defender from RB Leipzig, according to today’s rumours.

Arsenal

– The Gunners are battling with North London rivals Tottenham 20-year-old RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann (Bild)

– West Ham have joined to race to sign Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy, who is in talks with Galatasaray (Fanatik)

– Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton are all competing to sign Charlton’s England Under-19 international Ademola Lookman (Daily Mirror)

– Hull City want to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez on loan as cover for injured number one Allan McGregor (The Sun)

– Arsenal will offer £29million plus Olivier Giroud for Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi (GazzettaWorld)

Burnley

– Leicester have made an improved £17million bid for Burnley centre-back Michael Keane (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea

– Napoli are close to signing Torino centre-back Nikola Maksimovic, which could pave the way for Kalidou Koulibaly to join Chelsea (Gazzetta dello Sport)

-Everton will refuse to sell Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea and are set to open contract talks with the striker (Daily Express)

– AC Milan have targeted Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado and are considering a €30million bid for the Colombian (Corriere Dello Sport)

Inter Milan and Napoli have lined up moves for Diego Costa after Atletico Madrid ended their interest in the Chelsea forward (Corriere dello Sport)

Crystal Palace

– Wolves want to re-sign Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako with the 28-year-old facing a fight for first-team football at Selhurst Park (Croydon Advertiser)

Everton

– Everton have been alerted to the availability of Wilfried Bony, who appears set to leave Manchester City and could cost £13million (Daily Express)

– Newcastle are considering a loan move for 20-year-old Everton left-back Brendan Galloway (Newcastle Chronicle)

– Everton are prepared to offer £17million to try prise Lamine Kone away from the Stadium of Light (The Sun)

Hull City

– Hull want to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez on loan as cover for injured number one Allan McGregor (The Sun)

Leicester City

– Kasper Schmeichel has ended speculation he could leave Leicester by signing a new long-term deal at Leicester

Liverpool

– Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton are all competing to sign Charlton’s England Under-19 international Ademola Lookman (Daily Mirror)

– Christian Benteke’s agent has confirmed “several teams” are interested in the striker but Liverpool are yet to receive a formal bid (The Guardian)

– West Ham could rival Liverpool for the loan signing of Real Madrid prodigy Martin Odegaard (Squawka)

– Serie A outfit Chievo are interested in signing Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli (Calciomercato)

Manchester City

– Everton have been alerted to the availability of Wilfried Bony, who appears set to leave Manchester City and could cost £13million (Daily Express)

– City have edged closer to completing the signing of Everton defender John Stones with the offer of £35million plus Bony (Manchester Evening News)

– Pep Guardiola has placed out-of-favour City midfielder Samir Nasri on the transfer list (L’Equipe)

Manchester United

– Paul Pogba will undergo a medical at Manchester United ahead of his world record transfer from Juventus

– Brimingham are set to sign Red Devils striker James Wilson on loan (ESPN)

Middlesbrough

– Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris has emerged as a target for newly-promoted Middlesbrough (O Jogo)

Southampton

– Southampton have opened talks with Napoli over a move for Italy international Manolo Gabbiadini (Tuttomercatoweb)

– Saints midfielder Steven Davis has rubbished reports he could join Scottish champions Celtic

Sunderland

– Liam Bridcutt will be allowed to join Leeds on loan for the rest of the season with Sunderland keen to get the midfielder off their wage bill (Newcastle Chronicle)

– Everton are prepared to offer £17million to try prise Lamine Kone away from the Stadium of Light (The Sun)

– The Black Cats have been told to increase their £6million offer for Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida to £10million (Daily Mirror)

Swansea

– Swansea are set to splash a club-record £15million to land Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston (The Sun)

Tottenham

– Arsenal are battling with North London rivals Tottenham 20-year-old  RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann (Bild)

– Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton are all competing to sign Charlton’s England Under-19 international Ademola Lookman (Daily Mirror)

– Tottenham remain hopeful they can complete the signing of Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (L’Equipe)

– Juventus have been linked with a shock move for Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb to replace Paul Pogba (Football Insider)

– Frank de Boer wants to make Christian Eriksen his first signing as Inter Milan manager (Calciomercato)

Watford

– West Brom could turn to Odion Ighalo after their move for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho collapsed (Watford Observer)

West Brom

– West Ham are expected to beat West Brom to the signing of Aston Villa forward Jordan Ayew (Birmingham Mail)

– West Brom could turn to Odion Ighalo after their move for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho collapsed (Watford Observer)

West Ham

– West Ham will complete the £20million signing of Swansea forward Andre Ayew this week and have also signed Olympiakos left-back Arthur Masuaku (The Guardian)

– The Hammers are expected to beat West Brom to the signing of Aston Villa forward Jordan Ayew (Birmingham Mail)

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