Rumour Mill: Arsenal in talks; Man Utd eye Pogba alternative

Date published: Tuesday 12th July 2016 12:23

Julian Draxler: Midfielder's agent in talks with Arsenal

Julian Draxler: Midfielder's agent in talks with Arsenal

Arsenal have made contact with the agent of Julian Draxler, while Manchester United have lined up an alternative target to Paul Pogba, according to Tuesday’s transfer rumours.

 

ARSENAL

– German star Julian Draxler is reportedly desperate to join Arsenal this summer and the 22-year-old’s agent has been in touch with Arsene Wenger over a potential move (Daily Star)

– Arsenal are interested in signing Juventus’ £30m-plus-rated centre-back Daniele Rugani this summer. Everton have targeted the player (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Arsenal are set to rival West Ham for the Argentine Gonzalo Higuain and are willing to negotiate a deal which will see Olivier Giroud go the other way in part-exchange (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Sources claim that Newcastle were looking to capitalise on Sissoko’s impressive Euro 2016 campaign by slapping a £35m valuation on the midfielder, with Arsenal one of the teams interested in the French international (Daily Star)

– German star Julian Draxler is reportedly desperate to join Arsenal this summer and the 22-year-old’s agent has been in touch with Arsene Wenger over a potential move (Daily Star)

– Real Madrid will not sell Alvaro Morata this summer and the club will not listen to any offers, despite heavy interest from the Gunners and several other top European clubs (AS)

– Juventus remain keen on signing Alexis Sanchez despite having a £34million bid for the Arsenal forward rejected and are reportedly plotting a fresh bid (Gazzetta dello Sport)

BURNLEY

– Burnley have suffered a double blow after failing with bids for Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 24, and Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens, 26 (Daily Mirror)

– Leicester City are still in talks over a possible £15million deal for Michael Keane, despite the Burnley squad flying to Switzerland (Telegraph)

CHELSEA

– The Blues are planning to table a £34million bid for Euro 2016 winner Joao Mario, who has a £51m release clause in his contract but it’s thought Sporting Lisbon would be prepared to do business for £34m. (Daily Star)

– Chelsea are tipped to make a bid for Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, who has reportedly turned down a new contract at the Premier League Champions and is also linked with a big-money move to China (Daily Mail)

– The Blues look set to miss out on Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, with Everton set for talks regarding the 25-year-old this week (Express)

– Real Madrid will not sell Alvaro Morata this summer and the club will not listen to any offers, despite heavy interest from several Premier League and European clubs (AS)

– Chelsea are in pole position to beat Premier League rivals to the signing of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel (Mirror)

CRYSTAL PALACE

A deal for Christian Benteke is reportedly off the cards, after the striker’s agent claimed the Belgian international is not close to leaving Liverpool

– Palace will look to swoop in to sign Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon after his proposed move to Sunderland collapsed (Chronicle)

EVERTON

Kalidou Koulibaly: Napoli centre-back wanted by Chelsea

– Everton will begin talks over a big-money deal to sign Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly this week and are willing to pay £38.4million offer for the centre-back, who has also been linked with Chelsea (Express)

– Everton have made an offer of £25.5m for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, according to reports in Italy (Calcio Mercato)

– The Toffees have entered into talks with Bordeaux over a deal for Diego Rolan – and are just over £4m away from an agreement (SportItalia)

– Villarreal have joined Everton in the race to sign United midfielder Mata (Daily Express)

HULL CITY

– The Tigers face competition from Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday for West Brom winger Callum McManaman, who is valued at £5m by the Baggies (Express and Star)

– Hal Robson-Kanu is set for talks with Hull manager Steve Bruce after he revealed the club are “booked in for talks” with the Wales forward in the next few days (Hull Daily Mail)

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester full-back Danny Simpson is a shock £4m target for Sunderland (Daily Mirror)

– N’Golo Kante, has had offers to make a big-money move to China, but Chelsea and PSG are also interested in the 25-year-old (Daily Mail)

– Leicester City are still in talks over a possible £15million deal for Michael Keane, despite the Burnley squad flying to Switzerland (Telegraph)

LIVERPOOL

– Former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger could make a shock move to Liverpool after the club handed him a trial

A deal for Christian Benteke is reportedly off the cards, after the striker’s agent claimed the Belgian international is not close to leaving Liverpool

– Sources claim that Newcastle were looking to capitalise on Sissoko’s impressive Euro 2016 campaign by slapping a £35m valuation on the midfielder, with Liverpool one of the teams interested in the French international (Daily Star)

– Martin Skrtel is due to arrive in Istanbul on Tuesday to complete his £5.5m move to Fenerbahce (Daily Mirror)

MANCHESTER CITY

Leroy Sane: Schalke forward linked with Premier League move

– Pep Guardiola has made Atletico Madrid youngster Lucas Hernandez a transfer target for Manchester City, who reportedly has a £20m release clause in his contract (The Sun)

– Manchester City are hoping for a breakthrough this week in their efforts to sign Leroy Sane (Daily Telegraph)

– City have moved a step closer to landing Colombia star Marlos Moreno after his manager gave up any hope of keeping the 19-year-old and the Blues are in the final stages of thrashing out a deal (Manchester Evening News)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– The Red Devils have lined up Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko as an alternative target to Juventus star Paul Pogba (Le10 Sport)

Midfielders Juan Mata, 28, and Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, and defenders Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind (both 26) have all been deemed surplus to requirements by new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

– Swansea City have signed defender Tyler Reid from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal

– Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to sign West Ham wonderkid Reece Oxford (Daily Mirror)

– Real Madrid will not sell Alvaro Morata this summer and the club will not listen to any offers, despite heavy interest from several Premier League and European clubs (AS)

MIDDLESBROUGH

– Middlesbrough are hoping to complete a season-long loan deal for Alvaro Negredo in the next 48 hours – and are targeting a transfer double after opening negotiations about the Valencia striker’s team-mate, Antonio Barragan (Northern Echo)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Lazio midfielder Ogneyi Onazi’s agent has confirmed there is interest in his client from several clubs, including West Han, Southampton, Sunderland and Besiktas (Caught Offside)

STOKE CITY

– Peter Crouch could be offered a route of Stoke and a reunion with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle (Daily Mirror)

– Stoke are the latest club to enter the race for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata who is out of favour at Old Trafford (Sunday Express)

Glenn Whelan has signed a new one-year contract extension to stay with the club until 2018

SUNDERLAND

Danny Simpson: 10pm curfew for Leicester City defender

– Leicester full-back Danny Simpson is a shock £4m target for Sunderland (Daily Mirror)

– Napoli have made a late move to sign Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (Di Marzio)

– Lazio midfielder Ogneyi Onazi’s agent has confirmed there is interest in his client from several clubs, including West Han, Southampton, Sunderland and Besiktas (Caught Offside)

SWANSEA CITY

– Swansea City have signed defender Tyler Reid from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal (BBC)

TOTTENHAM

– Inter Milan have put a £43m price tag on 23-year-old forward Mauro Icardi, who is a target for Tottenham (AS)

– Sources claim that Newcastle were looking to capitalise on Sissoko’s impressive Euro 2016 campaign by slapping a £35m valuation on the midfielder, with Spurs one of the teams interested in the French international (Daily Star)

WEST HAM

– Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen wants to return to the Premier League this summer, who has been put up for sale by Barca, with Roma and West Ham interested (Sport)

– The Hammers are preparing a massive £60million bid for Gonzalo Higuain as Slaven Bilic bids to reinforce his forward line this summer (Evening Standard)

– Lazio midfielder Ogneyi Onazi’s agent has confirmed there is interest in his client from several clubs, including West Ham, Southampton, Sunderland and Besiktas (Caught Offside)

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