Rumour Mill: Prem trio target Barca starlet, Pedro to go?

Date published: Monday 22nd August 2016 12:14

Munir El Haddadi: Linked with Spurs, Everton and Stoke

Munir El Haddadi: Linked with Spurs, Everton and Stoke

Everton, Stoke and Tottenham are all interested in signing Barcelona youngster Munir, while Chelsea flop Pedro could be heading back to Spain.

 

ARSENAL

– Benfica attacker Diogo Gonçalves is attracting interest from Arsenal (O Jogo)

– Arsenal are weighing up a move for Porto winger Yacine Brahimi (Daily Mirror)

– Sporting Lisbon have signed forward Joel Campbell on a season-long loan from Arsenal – his fifth loan spell since joining the Gunners

– Real Madrid star midfielder James Rodriguez is not interested in a move to England will stay and fight for a place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI this season (Sport)

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he hopes to sign German World Cup winning defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24 (SFR Sport via Daily Express)

– But Wenger might need to spend heavily amid reports Mustafi could cost the Gunners £50m (Daily Mirror)

 

CHELSEA

– Romelu Lukaku has opted to stay with Everton, so Chelsea will move on to Mario Mandzukic of Juventus (Sunday People)

– James Rodriguez is ‘very much a secondary player’ for his manager, and that a galactico exit looms. Chelsea’s alleged interest is described as something tempting for those considering an exit (Mundo Deportivo)

– Valencia are demanding a whopping £50m from Arsenal for defender Shkodran Mustafi to help fund a swoop on Chelsea for out-of-favour attacker Pedro (Mirror)

Portuguese winger Juan Cuadrado, 28, is expected to complete a permanent move from Chelsea to Juventus in the next few days (Calciomercato)

– Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has reportedly reiterated his desire to strengthen Chelsea’s defence before the transfer window closes and is preparing a ‘last-gasp’ offer for Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini (The Sun)

– Stamford Bridge officials have also been in talks once again with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly (The Sun)

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is still looking for another striker to bring in – despite the club-record capture of Christian Benteke (London News Online)

– Palace youngster Francis Baptiste is attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur (London News Online)

 

EVERTON

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– Everton, Stoke and Tottenham are all interested in signing Barcelona youngster Munir, who is rated at €15m (Sport)

– The Toffees are understood to have pulled the plug on Brendan Galloway’s loan move to Newcastle United (Newcastle Chronicle)

Everton’s hopes of signing Hart depend on a chain of goalkeeper transfers – beginning with Barcelona completing a deal for Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen, 27 (Liverpool Echo)

– Joe Hart, 29, will be allowed to leave Manchester City after they agreed to sign fellow goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 33, from Barcelona in a deal worth up to £17m (Daily Telegraph)

– Everton are in talks with Porto to sign Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi, 26 (Sky Sports)

Winger Kevin Mirallas, 28, has urged Everton and Belgium team-mate Romelu Lukaku, 23, to sign a new contract (Daily Express)

 

HULL CITY

– Aston Villa are set to make a bid for Hull City’s Uruguay international Abel Hernandez (Fichajes)

– West Brom and Hull City are leading the way to sign bit-part Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez (Daily Mirror)

– Hull caretaker-manager Mike Phelan has called on the club to allow him to sign more players after their impressive start to the Premier League season (Daily Mail)

 

LEICESTER CITY

– West Brom boss Tony Pulis has all but given up on signing Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City after negotiations hit a snag

– England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 26, will become the latest Leicester City player to sign a new contract this week (Daily Mirror)

 

LIVERPOOL

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– Liverpool owners FSG are reportedly interested in selling a portion of their stake in the Premier League club to Chinese investors (Guardian)

– Bologna are not going to sign Mario Balotelli just to boost their image, according to chairman Joey Saputo

– Benfica midfielder and Liverpool tagret Talisca is set to join Besiktas on a loan deal according to club president Fikret Orman

– Liverpool have offered Roma £18m for Leandro Paredes (Eurosport)

– The Reds are poised to sell defender Tiago Ilori to Olympiakos for £5m (The Sun)

– Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he he would be an “idiot” to make panic buys in the wake of defeat at Burnley (Guardian)

 

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City, AS Roma, and FC Porto have all ‘concretely expressed interest’ in signing Toulouse starlet Issa Diop (L’Equipe)

Everton’s hopes of signing Hart depend on a chain of goalkeeper transfers – beginning with Barcelona completing a deal for Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen, 27 (Liverpool Echo)

– Joe Hart, 29, will be allowed to leave Manchester City after they agreed to sign fellow goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 33, from Barcelona in a deal worth up to £17m (Daily Telegraph)

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has admitted that he would consider a move to the Premier League after revealing Manchester United legend David Beckham was his idol (The Guardian)

– Manchester United could land Brazilian sensation Gabriel Barbosa in a bargain deal (Samba Foot)

– Defender Tyler Blackett is being targeted by Reading, the Championship club’s manager Jaap Stam has confirmed.

– Phil Jones has emerged as a target for Stoke (Various)

– United still want Portugal defender Jose Fonte, 32, to replace Marcos Rojo, 26, and Phil Jones, 24, at Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News)

 

SOUTHAMPTON

– Manchester United still want Portugal defender Jose Fonte, 32, to replace Marcos Rojo, 26, and Phil Jones, 24, at Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News)

– West Brom and Hull City are leading the way to sign bit-part Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez (Daily Mirror)

 

STOKE CITY

– Manchester United defender Phil Jones has emerged as a target for Stoke (Various)

– Everton, Stoke and Tottenham are all interested in signing Barcelona youngster Munir, who is rated at €15m (Sport)

 

SUNDERLAND

– Watford and Sunderland have both shown an interest in Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo, with both teams desperate for a new right-back (Sky Sports)

 

SWANSEA CITY

Swansea City captain Leon Britton will remain at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2018 after signing a one-year contract extension

 

TOTTENHAM

Munir Barcelona

– Tottenham have made a number of offers for Espanyol’s Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez, 21 (Sky Sports)

– Spurs have still not signed off on the relevant documents to secure Georges-Kevin N’Koudou from Marseille and send Clinton Njie to the French side (L’Equipe)

– Everton, Stoke and Tottenham are all interested in signing Barcelona youngster Munir, who is rated at €15m (Sport)

– Crystal Palace youngster Francis Baptiste is attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur (London News Online)

– Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is weighing up a move for Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko (The Sun)

 

WATFORD

– Watford and Sunderland have both shown an interest in Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo, with both teams desperate for a new right-back (Sky Sports)

 

WEST BROM

– West Brom boss Tony Pulis has all but given up on signing Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City after negotiations hit a snag

– Albion and Hull City are leading the way to sign bit-part Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez (Daily Mirror)

 

WEST HAM

– Slaven Bilic revealed that he is still going to try and sign another striker before this month’s transfer deadline, with a transfer meeting planned for Monday (Express)

– Fiorentina want to sign West Ham’s Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang, 24 (Gazetta della Sport)

West Ham are back in for Juventus striker Simone Zaza, with the Serie A champions open to loaning the forward out (Calciomercato)

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