Rumour Mill: Arsenal still want Benzema

Date published: Friday 24th July 2015 9:15

ARSENAL

– Arsenal director Lord Harris claims the club have already lined up a centre-forward

– Arsene Wenger is refusing to give up on his long-term dream of landing Karim Benzema this summer (Daily Mail)

– Arsenal will bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski – if a proposed deal for Karim Benzema falls through (El Confidencial)

– Arsene Wenger is eyeing an £8million move for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente (The Sun)

– Olivier Giroud has eased Arsene Wenger’s frustrations up front by signing an improved contract (Daily Mirror)

ASTON VILLA

– Aston Villa have had a £12million bid accepted for Lorient striker Jordan Ayew

– Tim Sherwood wants to sign Emmanuel Adebayor, Andros Townsend and 18-year-old Josh Onomah from Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

– Aston Villa are close to signing former Leicester midfielder Esteban Cambiasso and Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede (The Sun)

– Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa are ready to test Crystal Palace’s resolve to hang on to Yannick Bolasie (Daily Mirror)

– Aston Vila and Leicester have registered an interest in Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (The Times)

– Aston Villa are monitoring developments with Ashley Young at Manchester United (Daily Mail)

– Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has confirmed Newcastle’s interest in Diego Rolan but has not heard from Aston Villa regarding the striker

BOURNEMOUTH

– Bournemouth and Norwich are keen to sign Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic for £7million (Daily Mirror)

– England U20 international Baily Cargill has committed his future to Bournemouth by signing a new three-year-contract

CHELSEA

– Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel wants to see out of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is confident Jose Mourinho feels the same way

– Mohamed Salah is on the verge of a move to Roma after the Italian club reached agreement with Chelsea to take the Egypt winger on loan, at a cost of about £2 million, with a view to a £14 million move next summer (The Times)

– Atletico Madrid expect to confirm the return of Brazil international Filipe Luis from Chelsea on Friday

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa are ready to test Crystal Palace’s resolve to hang on to Yannick Bolasie (Daily Mirror)

– Crystal Palace and Leicester have enquired about James Chester, who Hull rate at £8million (Daily Mail)

LEICESTER CITY

– Aston Vila and Leicester have registered an interest in Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (The Times)

– Crystal Palace and Leicester have enquired about James Chester, who Hull rate at £8million (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Inter Milan will sign Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic on a two-year loan with the option of a permanent move for a knockdown price

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Pérez, and chief executive, José Ángel Sánchez, will hold talks with Sergio Ramos in China this weekend, when they will tell the central defender they do not want to sell him, despite his desire to leave for Manchester United (The Guardian)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists his fractured relationship with Louis van Gaal would not stop him from joining Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo is already reported to be unhappy with Rafa Benitez’s training methods at Real Madrid, prompting speculation he could leave

– Manchester United bid for Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia before moving for Bastian Schweinsteiger (Corriere dello Sport)

– Robin van Persie has completed his move to Fenerbahce

NEWCASTLE

– Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has confirmed Newcastle’s interest in Diego Rolan but has not heard from Aston Villa regarding the striker

– Tottenham Hotspur have NOT bid for Moussa Sissoko – despite reports from France (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

NORWICH

– Bournemouth and Norwich are keen to sign Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic for £7million (Daily Mirror)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton boss Ronald Koeman may buy two new centre-backs after Florin Gardos was ruled out for up to seven months with a knee injury

– Southampton are weighing up a bid for unsettled Celtic central defender Virgil van Dijk (ESPN)

STOKE CITY

Andriy Yarmolenko has spoken positively about Stoke’s change of style under Mark Hughes as he mulls over a move to the Britannia Stadium

SWANSEA CITY

– Swansea City say they have received no bid from Rayo Vallecano despite claims the Spanish club have offered Michu the chance to return home (South Wales Evening Post)

– Dubai-based club Al Ahli are reported to have ended their interest in signing Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis

TOTTENHAM

– Tottenham are set to make an offer for West Brom striker Saido Berahino (Daily Mirror)

– Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa are ready to test Crystal Palace’s resolve to hang on to Yannick Bolasie (Daily Mirror)

– Tottenham Hotspur have NOT bid for Moussa Sissoko – despite reports from France (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

– Tim Sherwood wants to sign Emmanuel Adebayor, Andros Townsend and 18-year-old Josh Onomah from Tottenham (Daily Mirror)

WATFORD

– Watford are set to make AZ Alkmaar forward Steven Berghuis their 10th signing of the summer

WEST BROM

– Tottenham are set to make an offer for West Brom striker Saido Berahino (Daily Mirror)

– Abou Diaby will have a medical with West Brom this week (The Times/Daily Mail)

WEST HAM

– West Ham United are still keen on making a move for Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour (Brentwood Gazette)

– Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa are ready to test Crystal Palace’s resolve to hang on to Yannick Bolasie (Daily Mirror)

– West Ham may sign Barcelona midfielder Alen Halilovic (The Times)

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