Rumour Mill: Arsenal’s £100m double deal; Chelsea’s Morata bid

Date published: Wednesday 20th July 2016 12:24

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea's opening offer rejected

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea's opening offer rejected

Arsenal are set to make a £100m double swoop for two top targets, while Chelsea’s opening Alvaro Morata bid has been rejected, according to Wednesday’s transfer rumours.

Arsenal

– Gonzalo Higuain has told Napoli he wants to join Arsenal this summer Gazetta dello Sport)

– Arsenal are ready to enter the race for Moussa Sissoko – and hope Newcastle will accept a £30m bid (Daily Express)

Arsenal have been offered the services of defender Kalidou Koulibaly as Napoli look to cash in on him

– Napoli have turned down a bid of 60million euros plus striker Olivier Giroud approach from Arsenal for Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain (Sky Italia)

Arsenal have turned their attentions towards Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi after making a 50million euros approach (Corriere dello Sport)

– Arsenal are very close to sealing the signing of Bolton defender Rob Holding for £2million (Bolton News)

Barcelona are willing to sell Arsenal and Chelsea target Arda Turan for a fee of £20million (Sport)

– Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool want to sign Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko but Juventus have now entered the race for the Frenchman (The Sun)

– Arsenal have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign 16-year-old Norwegian starlet Erik Tobias Sandberg (The Sun)

Bournemouth

– Brentford have made a bid for Bournemouth target Ollie Watkins who plays for Exeter (HITC Sport)

Burnley

– Nottingham Forest play-maker Henri Lansbury is wanted by Burnley (Nottingham Post)

Chelsea

Marco Parolo (R) and Antonio Candreva: Linked with Chelsea

– Barcelona are willing to sell Arsenal and Chelsea target Arda Turan for a fee of £20million (Sport)

– Chelsea have had a  €75m bid for Alvaro Morata rejected – with Real Madrid holding out for  €80m (Radio Cadena SER)

Goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be ready to sign for Chelsea once Asmir Begovic completes his switch to Everton (Calciomercato)

– Chelsea will make a combined bid for Lazio’s Italian internationals Antonio Candreva and Marco Parolo (Sport Italia)

– The Blues are continuing their efforts to bring in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, having made a 60million euros bid (Marca)

– Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool want to sign Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko but Juventus have now entered the race for the Frenchman (The Sun)

– Loic Remy could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge with Besiktas ready to sign the French forward (Evening Standard)

– Striker Divock Origi is wanted by Atletico Madrid but only if they fail to land former striker Diego Cosa from Chelsea (Bleacher Report)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace will battle West Brom, Sunderland and Swansea for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho – but the price could rise to around £14million (Daily Mirror)

Everton

– Goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be ready to sign for Chelsea once Asmir Begovic completes his switch to Everton (Calciomercato)

– Man City are still interested in signing Everton defender John Stones but no formal bid has been made yet (The Mail)

-Manchester United are also linked with a bid for Stones with Jose Mourinho a keen admirer of the 22-year-old (The Times)

– The Toffees are preparing a club record £46million bid to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (Sport Italia)

Hull City

– Hull want Reading right back Chris Gunter but have not yet made a bid (getreading.co.uk)

Leicester

Riyad Mahrez will stay at Leicester this summer, insists Claudio Ranieri

– Melbourne Victory will not try to tempt goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer into returning home (SEN)

Liverpool

– Georginio Wijnaldum could complete his transfer to Newcastle this week with Lucas heading in the opposite direction (Telegraph)

– Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool want to sign Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko but Juventus have now entered the race for the Frenchman (The Sun)

– Udinese want £17million for Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Schalke will compete with Fiorentina for Liverpool flop Lazar Markovic

– Liverpool are interested in Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, but the Spanish giants only want to send him out on loan (Marca)

– Striker Divock Origi is wanted by Atletico Madrid but only if they fail to land former striker Diego Cosa from Chelsea (Bleacher Report)

Manchester City

Hector Bellerin: Impressive for Arsenal this season

– Man City are still interested in signing Everton defender John Stones but no formal bid has been made yet (The Mail)

– Riyad Mahrez could be on his way to Man City if they don’t manage to sign Leroy Sane (France Football)

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is attracting the interest of Man City with Pep Guardiola a fan of the pacy defender (Evening Standard)

– City have enquired about the availability of West Ham’s England under-17 captain Reece Oxford and could make a bid worth £15million (Independent)

Manchester United

– Paul Pogba would be happy to return to Manchester United, three years since he left, amid rumours of an £87million bid (Manchester Evening News)

However, a bid is believed to have been rejected by Juventus who say the Red Devils will have to break the world transfer record to bring the midfielder back to England (Sky Sports)

Young striker James Wilson could be leaving Old Trafford shortly after being left out of the club’s pre season tour to China. Fulham are interested in a loan deal (getwestlondon.co.uk)

– Arsenal have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign 16-year-old Norwegian starlet Erik Tobias Sandberg (The Sun)

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough will look elsewhere following the collapse of Neven Subotic’s proposed transfer to Teesside (Northern Echo)

– Alvaro Negredo should complete his loan move to Middlesbrough today after joing up with the squad in Marbella (Gazzette Live)

– Brad Guzan could be closer to joining Middlesbrough after Aston Villa told the American keeper he could leave for free (The Express)

Southampton

– Southampton want to sign Brighton winger Solly March but face competition from West Ham (Daily Echo)

Stoke

– Stoke’s bid to sign Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina depends on whether his team-mate Paul Pogba joins Man United (The Guardian)

– The Potters are battling with clubs throughout Europe to sign Ecuadorian striker Jose Angulo (The Guardian)

Sunderland

Sunderland, West Brom and Swansea are all keen on West Ham’s Diafra Sakho (The Mirror)

– The Black Cats are keen to offer former England defender Micah Richards an immediate return to the Premier League and will trigger his £5million release clause (Birmingham Mail)

Swansea

Sunderland, West Brom and Swansea are all keen on West Ham’s Diafra Sakho (The Mirror)

– Bafetimbi Gomis is linked with a loan move to Marseille but his wages are providing a stumbling block (walesonline.co.uk)

Tottenham

Sofiane Boufal: In high demand.

– Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal says he is happy to stay at Lille despite interest from Spurs (insidefutbol.com)

– Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s £10.9million move to Spurs is very close (Daily Star)

Watford

– Brice Dja-Djedje is close to sealing a £2million switch to Vicarage Road (Sky Sports News)

West Brom

Sunderland, West Brom and Swansea are all keen on West Ham’s Diafra Sakho (The Mirror)

– West Brom could tempt Leeds into selling left-back Charlie Taylor for a fee of £5million (Birmingham Mail)

– This is after a £9million bid for Leicester’s Jeffrey Schlupp was turned down, though the Baggies are prepared to go in with a fresh bid (Express and Star)

West Ham

Sunderland, West Brom, Swansea and jow Crystal Palace are all keen on West Ham’s Diafra Sakho (The Mirror)

– Man City have enquired about the availability of West Ham’s England under-17 captain Reece Oxford and could make a bid worth £15million (Independent)

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