Rumour Mill: City and United linked with defender deals

Date published: Thursday 24th March 2016 12:45

Aymeric Laporte: Manchester City to bid £39m for Athletic Bilbao defender

Aymeric Laporte: Manchester City to bid £39m for Athletic Bilbao defender

Man City are set to trigger Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte’s release clause, while Man Utd could pursue Raphael Varane again.

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is determined to stay on as Arsenal manager – and has targeted Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, as he plans to rebuild his squad. (Daily Mirror)

England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to be one of several summer departures from Arsenal, with serious interest from Manchester City, Liverpool and his previous club Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to compete for the £31m signing of Bayern Munich’s Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, in the summer. (Daily Star)

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has dismissed speculation linking the Serie A club’s coach Roberto Mancini with Arsenal. (Gazzetta World)

Arsenal are among the clubs interested in sealing a transfer for highly-rated Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik. (Futbol News)

Arsenal are lining up a move for Lorient left-back Raphaël Guerreiro. (The Guardian)

 

Aston Villa

David Moyes is still interested in taking over at Aston Villa this summer, despite the club facing relegation to the Championship. (Daily Mirror)

 

Chelsea

Chelsea want Roma’s Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan but face competition from Juventus. (Daily Mail)

The agent of PSG striker Edinson Cavani says the Uruguayan is interested in working with Antonio Conte, who is expected to be the new manager at Chelsea. (Tuttosport via Metro)

Chelsea will demand more than £10m for Nathan Ake this summer if the club’s next permanent manager decides the left-back can leave, and the Dutchman is attracting the attention of Liverpool and West Ham. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are clear to sign Chelsea’s Domingos Quina after he walked out on the club this week. (The Times)

 

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew’s job is not under threat despite the Eagles’ 13-game run without a Premier League win. (Croydon Advertiser)

Palace and West Brom are both linked with the potential signing of Werder Bremen youngster Florian Grillitsch. (Fussball Transfers)

Watford, Everton, West Brom and Crystal Palace are eyeing Levante defender Zouhair Feddal. (Daily Mail)

 

Everton

Watford, Everton, West Brom and Crystal Palace are eyeing Levante defender Zouhair Feddal. (Daily Mail)

 

Leicester

Leicester and Swansea are both keen on signing Newcastle youngster Gideon Adu-Peprah. (The Chronicle)

 

Liverpool

Liverpool are interested in Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Jurgen Klopp is interested in goalkeepers Sergio Rico, of Sevilla, and Real Betis’s Antonio Adan. (Fichajes)

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to compete for the £31m signing of Bayern Munich’s Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, in the summer. (Daily Star)

England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to be one of several summer departures from Arsenal, with serious interest from Manchester City, Liverpool and his previous club Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea will demand more than £10m for Nathan Ake this summer if the club’s next permanent manager decides the left-back can leave, and the Dutchman is attracting the attention of Liverpool and West Ham. (Daily Telegraph)

Reported Liverpool target Presnel Kimpembe claims an offer of first-team football will be a be a necessity if he is to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer. (Le Parisien)

Leandro Paredes Roma

 

Manchester City

Manchester City are reportedly set to trigger Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte’s £39.6million release clause. (Marca)

Zenit St Petersburg are pressing to convince Manuel Pellegrini to join them when he leaves Manchester City in the summer, replacing Andre Villas-Boas. (Daily Mail)

England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to be one of several summer departures from Arsenal, with serious interest from Manchester City, Liverpool and his previous club Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

 

Manchester United

Manchester United hope to sign Brazilian defender Joao Miranda, currently on loan at Inter Milan, from Atletico Madrid. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

United are clear to sign Chelsea’s Domingos Quina after he walked out on the club this week. (The Times)

Reported target Raphael Varane has suggested he is unhappy at his lack of playing time at Real Madrid. (L’Equipe)

 

Newcastle

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is set to inspect the club’s academy with a view to making changes from top to bottom. (The Chronicle)

Leicester and Swansea are both keen on signing Newcastle youngster Gideon Adu-Peprah. (The Chronicle)

 

Southampton

England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to be one of several summer departures from Arsenal, with serious interest from Manchester City, Liverpool and his previous club Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

 

Swansea

Leicester and Swansea are both keen on signing Newcastle youngster Gideon Adu-Peprah. (The Chronicle)

Swansea City have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Gremio striker Miller Bolanos. (Sky Sports)

 

Tottenham

Tottenham are planning to offer England striker Harry Kane a new contract in the summer that will more than double the 22-year-old’s weekly wage. (Daily Express)

Spurs are to battle Arsenal to sign Schalke defender Roman Neustadter. (Tuttomercatoweb)

 

Watford

Watford, Everton, West Brom and Crystal Palace are eyeing Levante defender Zouhair Feddal. (Daily Mail)

 

West Brom

West Bromwich Albion have joined several Premier League clubs in the chase for Levante centre-half Zouhair Feddal. (Birmingham Mail)

Watford, Everton, West Brom and Crystal Palace are eyeing Levante defender Zouhair Feddal. (Daily Mail)

 

West Ham

Chelsea will demand more than £10m for Nathan Ake this summer if the club’s next permanent manager decides the left-back can leave, and the Dutchman is attracting the attention of Liverpool and West Ham. (Daily Telegraph)

Midfielder Alex Song is set to return to Barcelona in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

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