Rumour Mill: Chelsea & Man Utd battle; interest in Arsenal star

Date published: Friday 1st July 2016 11:45

Lassana Diarra: Midfielder wanted by Prem duo

Lassana Diarra: Midfielder wanted by Prem duo

Chelsea and Manchester United are battling to sign a France international, while two European giants are interested in an Arsenal defender, according to Friday’s transfer rumours.

Arsenal

– Arsenal could finally receive the opportunity to sign Karim Benzema this summer, with reports suggesting that Real Madrid will sanction the sale of the striker if they manage to seal a deal for Robert Lewandowski (El Confidencial)

– Arsenal are considering a move for West Ham United defender Sam Byram (TuttoMercatoWeb)

– Antonio Conte has authorised a move for Sofiane Boufal. The French prospect’s representatives are meeting with Chelsea – as well as Premier League rivals Arsenal and Southampton – this week to discuss a potential deal (Get French Football News)

– Japan international striker Takuma Asano claims he has received an on offer by Arsenal over a potential move to the Premier League giants (Daily Express)

– Bayern Munich are keen on the transfer of Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny as they look to bolster their defensive options for next season, while Real Madrid are also interested in the Frenchman (Bild/FootMercato)

– Arsenal want just £3.3million for goalkeeper David Ospina (FutbolArena)

– Arsenal have been tracking Corinthians youngster, Maycon since he was 15 and are said to be trying reach an agreement for a fee around £7million (UOL Esporte)

– Arsenal have turned down an approach from Juventus for Alexis Sanchez and will switch their attentions to former Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (Daily Express)

Bournemouth

– Matt Ritchie will complete his £12million move to Newcastle today after agreeing a lucrative five-year deal (Daily Star)

Burnley

– Leicester are ready to table a take-it-or-leave-it offer in their protracted pursuit of Burnley defender Michael Keane (Daily Mirror)

– Michael Keane is set to be offered a four-year deal by Burnley in a bid to ward off interest from Leicester City (Lancashire Telegraph)

Chelsea

– Chelsea and Manchester United have both submitted offers to sign Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra, who played for the Blues under Jose Mourinho (beIN Sports)

– Chelsea have reportedly offered a three-year contract to AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Liverpool are said to join Chelsea and Everton in the race for Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel (TuttoMercatoWeb)

– Antonio Conte has authorised a move for Sofiane Boufal. The French prospect’s representatives are meeting with Chelsea – as well as Premier League rivals Arsenal and Southampton – this week to discuss a potential deal (Get French Football News)

– Diego Costa has ‘rocked’ Chelsea by ‘demanding’ a return to Atletico Madrid (Daily Star)

– Atletico Madrid have begun discussions over a move for Chelsea’s Diego Costa as they target a new striker for next season (Daily Mail)

– Gonzalo Higuaín’s agent has made it clear that the striker will not renew his contract at Napoli with several English clubs keen on the 28-year-old (The Guardian)

– Chelsea have confirmed the departures of on-loan trio Radamel Falcao, Alexandre Pato and Marco Amelia

– Juan Familio-Castillo has completed a move to Chelsea. The teenager is a long-standing target of the Blues, and has now official joined the academy (Football Oranje)

Crystal Palace

– Christian Benteke has considered quitting Liverpool for Crystal Palace after experiencing a torrid first season at Anfield (Daily Mirror)

Everton

– Sporting Lisbon’s midfielder William Carvalho is wanted at Everton by new boss Ronald Koeman (Daily Mail)

– Liverpool are said to join Chelsea and Everton in the race for Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel (TuttoMercatoWeb)

– Juventus are to battle Leicester and Everton for Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

– Ronald Koeman will make Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg his first signing for Everton (Daily Express)

– West Ham and Everton have been offered Real Madrid ace Mateo Kovacic, according to reports (Daily Star)

– Poland Euro 2016 star Kamil Grosicki could be on his way to Everton from Stade Rennais (The Sun)

Leicester

N'Golo Kante, Leicester

– Leicester have told Juventus they can sign N’Golo Kante this summer if the Serie A champions add youngster Mario Lemina into the bargain (Tuttosport)

– Southampton are set to beat Leicester to the signing of Adam Nagy (L’Equipe)

– Leicester are in talks with Brazilian and Gremio striker Luan Vieira, valued at £20million (Daily Express)

– Juventus are to battle Leicester and Everton for Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

– Leicester are battling Paris Saint Germain to land former Newcastle misfit Hatem Ben Arfa (Daily Star)

– Leicester are ready to table a take-it-or-leave-it offer in their protracted pursuit of Burnley defender Michael Keane (Daily Mirror)

– Michael Keane is set to be offered a four-year deal by Burnley in a bid to ward off interest from Leicester City (Lancashire Telegraph)

Liverpool

– Liverpool are said to join Chelsea and Everton in the race for Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel (TuttoMercatoWeb)

– West Bromwich Albion have reiterated they have made no enquiries for Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe (Birmingham Mail)

– Liverpool’s hopes of signing Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach look set to end in disappointment, with the German club determined to resist any offers for the midfielder

– Gonzalo Higuaín’s agent has made it clear that the striker will not renew his contract at Napoli with several English clubs keen on the 28-year-old (The Guardian)

– Mario Balotelli is heading back to Liverpool after being told to report for pre-season training (Daily Express)

– Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is plotting a £12million move for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko (L’Equipe)

– Barcelona winger Cristian Tello has reportedly turned down a move to Liverpool with Fiorentina his most likely destination (Daily Express)

– Christian Benteke has considered quitting Liverpool for Crystal Palace after experiencing a torrid first season at Anfield (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus

– Manchester City and Manchester United target Gabriel Jesus has promised Palmeiras he will not leave the club this summer (Globo Esporte)

– The chief executive of iRENA, a company which represents 12 Chinese Super League clubs, has revealed there are talks to bring a Manchester City player over to Asia this summer (BT Sport)

– Galatasaray have identified Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony as the man to improve their forward line (Fotomac)

– Manchester City and Roma have agreed personal terms and agents fees for City full-back Pablo Zabaleta, with another meeting to be held soon (Corriere Dello Sport)

– Manchester City will try to sign Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo in ‘the coming days’ (AS)

– Toni Kroos has dismissed speculation linking him with a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City (Sport1)

– Manchester City are set to break the £100million spending barrier with Pep Guardiola lining up John Stones and Leroy Sane (Daily Mirror)

– Manchester City have agreed a deal for 19-year-old Ukraine international attacker Oleksandr Zinchenko (Daily Star)

– Pep Guardiola is in advanced talks to bring Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara to Manchester City (The Sun)

Manchester United

– Chelsea and Manchester United have both submitted offers to sign Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra, who played for the Blues under Jose Mourinho (beIN Sports)

– Manchester City and Manchester United target Gabriel Jesus has promised Palmeiras he will not leave the club this summer (Globo Esporte)

– Henrikh Mkhitaryan is said to have completed his move to Manchester United and has also found a house (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Manchester United look to have blundered by jumping the gun with their announcement on Henrikh Mkhitaryan by accidentally posting Mkhitaryan’s shirt on the club website (Manchester Evening News)

– Jorge Mendes wants Brazilian full-back Fabinho to join Man United this summer. The 22-year-old is wanted by Napoli, but the Serie A giants, despite being in the Champions League, face a challenge to convince him to move to Italy as Mendes wants him at Old Trafford this summer (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Manchester United are still looking to hijack Tottenham Hotspur’s £16.5million bid to sign Vincent Janssen (Daily Express)

– Manchester United forward Ashley Fletcher has reportedly agreed a four-year deal with West Ham (Daily Star)

– Manchester United have opened discussions with Juventus over Paul Pogba with the Serie A side holding out for £83million (Daily Mail)

– Gonzalo Higuaín’s agent has made it clear that the striker will not renew his contract at Napoli with several English clubs keen on the 28-year-old (The Guardian)

Middlesbrough

– Middlesbrough are set to enter the race for Fiorentina youngster Khouma Babacar (Gazzetta World Sport)

Southampton

– Southampton are set to beat Leicester to the signing of Adam Nagy (L’Equipe)

– Antonio Conte has authorised a move for Sofiane Boufal. The French prospect’s representatives are meeting with Chelsea – as well as Premier League rivals Arsenal and Southampton – this week to discuss a potential deal (Get French Football News)

Stoke City

– Stoke boss Mark Hughes is keen to use persuasive powers to lure West Brom striker Saido Berahino to the club (Stoke Sentinel)

Sunderland

– Roma striker Edin Dzeko has rejected a Premier League move to Sunderland in favour of staying in Italy (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Sunderland are willing to pay £8.2million for Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra (El Desmarque)

– Sunderland’s pursuit of Swansea City forward Andre Ayew is unlikely to be resolved soon as the player is holding out for a Champions League move (Sunderlnad Echo)

– Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will become a free agent and Sheffield Wednesday could beat Norwich City to the signing of the 29-year-old (Sunderland Echo)

Swansea City

– Swansea’s Kyle Bartley is said to be close to joining Leeds United and is undergoing a medical at the West Yorkshire club today (Yorkshire Evening Post)

– Sunderland’s pursuit of Swansea City forward Andre Ayew is unlikely to be resolved soon as the player is holding out for a Champions League move (Sunderlnad Echo)

– Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn will arrive in south Wales today for talks ahead of a £2million move to Swansea (Sky Sports)

– QPR have agreed a deal to sell Leroy Fer to Swansea City (West London Sport)

Tottenham

Vincent Janssen

– AZ Alkmaar star Vincent Janssen has expressed his frustration in an interview, after the Eredivsie club failed to agree a fee with Tottenham (De Telegraaf)

– Tottenham have submitted a fourth bid for Holland striker Vincent Janssen, the player has revealed (AD)

– Manchester United are still looking to hijack Tottenham Hotspur’s £16.5million bid to sign Vincent Janssen (Daily Express)

– Federico Fazio has been subject to interest from a host of clubs and could leave Tottenham Hotspur permanently in the coming months (ABC Sevilla)

Watford

– Watford have reportedly rejected a £37.5million bid from Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG for Odion Ighalo (Sky Sports)

West Brom

– Stoke boss Mark Hughes is keen to use persuasive powers to lure West Brom striker Saido Berahino to the club (Stoke Sentinel)

– West Bromwich Albion have reiterated they have made no enquiries for Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe (Birmingham Mail)

West Ham

– Besiktas have confirmed that West Ham United made a £3million bid for the Canada international Atiba Hutchinson (Turkish Football)

– Arsenal are considering a move for West Ham United defender Sam Byram (TuttoMercatoWeb)

– West Ham and Everton have been offered Real Madrid ace Mateo Kovacic, according to reports (Daily Star)

– Manchester United forward Ashley Fletcher has reportedly agreed a four-year deal with West Ham (Daily Star)

– Dimitri Payet’s agent expects the playmaker to stay at West Ham this summer despite strong interest from Real Madrid (The Sun)

– Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Darren Randolph will be allowed to leave West Ham this summer (The Sun)

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