Rumour Mill: Reds’ AA breakdown, Arsenal eye Asoro

Date published: Thursday 8th September 2016 12:30

Antonio Adan: Liverpool wanted Real Betis keeper

Antonio Adan: Liverpool wanted Real Betis keeper

Liverpool missed the opportunity to sign a Spanish goalkeeper in the summer, while Arsenal and Newcastle are both chasing one of Sunderland’s hottest properties. 

Arsenal

Former Espanyol defender Michael Ciani, 32, has said he wants to play in England. A free agent after cancelling his contract with Espanyol, Frenchman Ciani favours a move to Arsenal (Goal)

Arsenal and Newcastle are interested in signing Sunderland youngster Joel Asoro, with both clubs sending scouts to watch the attacking midfielder on international duty with Sweden Under-21s this week (Expressen)

Barcelona have given up hopes of trying to re-sign Hector Bellerin (Mundo Deportivo)

Bournemouth have told Arsenal to forget trying to lure boss Eddie Howe to The Emirates (Daily Star)

Joel Asoro Sunderland

Bournemouth

Bournemouth have told Arsenal to forget trying to lure boss Eddie Howe to The Emirates (Daily Star)

Chelsea

Roma president James Pallotta is heading to the Italian capital to try to tie down contract renewals for Chelsea summer targets Radja Nainggolan and Kostas Manolas (Il Messaggero)

Chelsea will reportedly try and hijack any move Manchester United make for Antoine Griezmann (The Sun)

Tammy Abraham impressed Antonio Conte so much that the manager was close to refusing to sanction the youngster’s loan move to Bristol City (Bristol Post)

Antoine Griezmann: Wanted by United next year

Everton

Axel Witsel is likely to join Juventus next summer as a free agent after Zenit refused to sell last month (various)

But Zenit still hope to persuade midfielder Witsel to sign a contract extension (Izvestia)

PSG are hoping to sign Everton target Rachid Ghezzal from Lyon on a free next year (Le10 Sport)

Hull

Hull, Sunderland and West Ham were knocked back in their pursuit of Micah Richards because Aston Villa still believe the former Manchester City defender is a positive influence in their dressing room (Birmingham Mail)

Leicester

Leicester, Sevilla and Napoli saw loan bids for Nathaniel Chalobah rebuffed by Chelsea because the midfielder impressed Antonio Conte in pre-season (The Independent)

Liverpool

Liverpool missed out on the chance to land Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan this summer (AS)

 Leonardo Bonucci

Manchester City

Leonardo Bonucci is ready to end speculation over a move to Chelsea or Manchester City by signing a new deal with Juventus (Calciomercato)

Manchester City are willing to let Joe Hart leave the club for a ‘considerate’ transfer fee – as a thank you for his years of service (The Sun)

Yaya Toure has not given up on his Manchester City career – and is aiming to spend the rest of the year proving himself to Pep Guardiola (Daily Mail)

Manchester United

Manchester United are serious in their pursuit of Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale (Sport)

United have made contact with Bale’s camp to say they will offer the Welshman £16.7million a season after tax (OK Diario)

There has been a ‘complete breakdown’ in the relationship between Matteo Darmian and manager Jose Mourinho (Tuttosport)

Axel Witsel: Am offer was lodged

Stoke

Stoke’s intertest in Axel Witsel is almost certainly over, with the midfielder set on joining Juventus as a free agent next summer (various)

Sunderland

Arsenal and Newcastle are interested in signing Sunderland youngster Joel Asoro, with both clubs sending scouts to watch the attacking midfielder on international duty with Sweden Under-21s this week (Expressen)

Tottenham

AC Milan are preparing a shock January move for Spurs striker Harry Kane (Corriere dello Sport)

Tottenham want £33.5m for Heung-Min Son, who has attracted interest from Wolfsburg (Bild)

Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Danny Rose are all in line for new long-term deals at Tottenham (London Evening Standard)

Odion Ighalo: Linked with WBA

Watford

Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 27, has said he turned down the chance to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for £37.5m (Daily Star)

West Ham

Sunderland, Hull and West Ham were knocked back in their pursuit of Micah Richards because Aston Villa still believe the former Manchester City defender is a positive influence in their dressing room (Birmingham Mail)

West Brom

Mohamed Sissoko and ex-Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh are both still training with West Brom (Sky Sports)

Micah Richards Aston Villa

West Ham

West Ham, Hull and Sunderland were knocked back in their pursuit of Micah Richards because Aston Villa still believe the former Manchester City defender is a positive influence in their dressing room (Birmingham Mail)

 

 

 

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