Rumour Mill: Mkhitaryan’s text; Prem duo offered Kovacic

Date published: Thursday 30th June 2016 12:12

Mateo Kovacic: Linked with move away this summer.

Mateo Kovacic: Linked with move away this summer.

West Ham and Everton have been offered Mateo Kovacic, while Henrikh Mkhitarayn has texted Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel he wants to leave for Old Trafford, according to Thursday’s transfer rumours.

Arsenal

– Arsenal are still interested in signing Karim Benzema from Real Madrid (El Confidencial)

– Juventus have been rebuffed by the Gunners in any move for Alexis Sanchez , with that avenue shut down, Juventus have turned attention to former Man United striker Javier Hernandez (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Roma director Walter Sabatini will reportedly work on finalising a deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny this week (Corriere Dello Sport)

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a move for France and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25 (Canal+)

– Chelsea are prepared to battle Real Madrid and Arsenal for Leicester star N’Golo Kante (Daily Star)

– Japan international Takuma Asano, 21, says he has been approached by Arsenal over a move to the Emirates (Daily Express/Daily Star)

Bournemouth

– Newcastle are closing in on the double signing of Crystal Palace’s English striker Dwight Gayle, 25, and Bournemouth’s Scottish winger Matt Ritchie, 26. But the England winger Andros Townsend, 24, will leave St James’ Park with Palace set to trigger the player’s £13million release clause (Daily Star)

Chelsea

Ezequiel Garay

– The Blues have expressed interest in signing Argentina international Ezequiel Garay (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Atletico Madrid have submitted a formal offers for three world class strikers, including Chelsea striker Diego Costa (Marca)

– Chelsea are ready to make a second offer for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (Daily Mirror)

– Sunderland’s Emanuele Giaccherini is still hopeful that he will be moving to Chelsea soon, says agent

– Chelsea have an agreement to sign Alexandre Pato on a four-year deal should they choose activate the clause, his representative claims (Globo Esporte)

– Real Madrid have warned Premier League sides they will have to dig deep in their pockets after slapping a £125million price tag on Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez (The Sun)

– Real Madrid could make a £75million move for Chelsea’s Belgium star Eden Hazard, 25, by offering Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 23, plus £40million (Daily Mirror)

– Chelsea and Manchester City are keen on signing James Rodriguez this summer – but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain (Daily Mail)

– Chelsea will abandon their plan to re-sign Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, 23, after closing in on his Belgium team-mate and Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, for £33.2million (Daily Star)

– Chelsea are prepared to battle Real Madrid and Arsenal for Leicester star N’Golo Kante (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace

Matt Ritchie Dwight Gayle

– Newcastle are closing in on the double signing of Crystal Palace’s English striker Dwight Gayle, 25, and Bournemouth’s Scottish winger Matt Ritchie, 26. But the England winger Andros Townsend, 24, will leave St James’ Park with Palace set to trigger the player’s £13million release clause  (Daily Star)

– Liverpool have told Crystal Palace they will have to pay £30million for Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 25 (Telegraph)

– West Ham have joined Crystal Palace in the race for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke (Daily Mirror)

– Christian Benteke’s agent has confirmed the Belgium striker will be at Liverpool next season, contrary to reports

Everton

– West Ham and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid midfielder (Daily Mail)

– Juventus striker Simone Zaza has received ‘requests’ from Everton, West Ham and Wolfsburg (Corriere Dello Sport)

– Manchester City could swap striker Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, 27, for Everton’s England defender John Stones, 22, if the Merseyside club sell 23-year-old Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (The Sun)

Hull City

– Hull face a £3million fight with Turkish champions Besiktas to land Aminu Umar (The Sun)

Leicester

– Leicester City are the favourites to land out-of-contract playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa, according to Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas, despite a reported bid being made by PSG (L’Equipe/Canal+)

– Leicester will sign Raul Uche Rubio from Rayo Vallecano for an undisclosed fee on July 1 (AS)

– Tottenham and Leicester are among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurdsson, 30, from Russian club FC Krasnodar (Guardian)

– Chelsea are prepared to battle Real Madrid and Arsenal for Leicester star N’Golo Kante (Daily Star)

Liverpool

– Napoli are still looking to hijack Liverpool’s move for Polish international Piotr Zielinski (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Serbian defender Neven Subotic, 27, who is being monitored by Sunderland, Liverpool and Stoke, could stay in the Bundesliga despite leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer (Sunderland Echo)

– Liverpool have told Crystal Palace they will have to pay £30million for Belgian striker Christian Benteke, 25 (Telegraph)

– West Ham have joined Crystal Palace in the race for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke (Daily Mirror)

– Christian Benteke’s agent has confirmed the Belgium striker will be at Liverpool next season, contrary to reports

– Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel, 31, is likely to complete his move from Liverpool to Fenerbahce this week (AMK Spor)

Manchester City

– Manchester City are in ‘advanced talks’ with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara (El Confidencial)

– Manchester City could swap striker Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, 27, for Everton’s England defender John Stones, 22, if the Merseyside club sell 23-year-old Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (The Sun)

– Chelsea and Manchester City are keen on signing James Rodriguez this summer – but face competition from Paris Saint-Germain (Daily Mail)

– Manchester City will complete the £13.8million capture of Spain forward Nolito within the next 24 hours (Daily Mirror)

– Pep Guardiola will find out on Friday if Manchester City have won the race to sign Colombian forward Marlos Moreno, 19, from Atletico Nacional (Manchester Evening News)

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Manchester United

wesley sneijder

– Wesley Sneijder could be sold to Manchester United if the Red Devils offer Marouane Fellaini to Galatasaray (Daily Express/Aksam)

– Manchester United have made contact with Juventus and could bid for Paul Pogba as early as next week (L’Equipe)

– Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents Monaco’s Fabinho, wants to take his client to Old Trafford (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Manchester United have launched an ‘all-out offensive’ to sign Neymar (Mundo Deportivo)

– Manchester United are confident of signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic within the next 48 hours (Daily Mirror)

– Manchester United are have been given the green light to make a move for Raphael Varane after Real Madrid decided they will listen to offers for their unsettled defender (The Sun)

– Real Madrid have warned Premier League sides they will have to dig deep in their pockets after slapping a £125million price tag on Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez (The Sun)

– Henrikh Mkhitaryan sent Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel a text saying he was going to Manchester United (Bild)

Southampton

– Southampton have held talks with Barcelona with regards to signing Cristian Tello this summer (Gianluca Di Marzio)

– Southampton are interested in Hatem Ben Arfa, as are Leicester and PSG, according to reports in France

Stoke

– West Brom could be ready to sell Saido Berahino as they make enquiries into a replacement striker (Daily Mail)

– Three-time Europa League winner Vitolo has apparently turned down approaches from Stoke City and Sunderland (Stoke Sentinel)

– Serbian defender Neven Subotic, 27, who is being monitored by Sunderland, Liverpool and Stoke, could stay in the Bundesliga despite leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland

– The exodus of Sunderland’s dead-wood is underway, with Santiago Vergini due to return to Argentina by Monday, while Espanyol are eyeing Jordi Gomez (Sunderland Echo)

– Three-time Europa League winner Vitolo has apparently turned down approaches from Stoke City and Sunderland (Stoke Sentinel)

– Serbian defender Neven Subotic, 27, who is being monitored by Sunderland, Liverpool and Stoke, could stay in the Bundesliga despite leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer (Sunderland Echo)

Swansea City

– Michael van der Hoorn could seal a move to Swansea City before Francesco Guidolin’s men jet off for their pre-season tour of America a week today (South Wales Evening Post)

Tottenham

– West Ham, Tottenham, Watford and West Brom all appear have been defeated by AC Milan in the race to sign Palermo attacker Franco Vazquez this summer, according to reports in Itlay (ilcalciomagazine.it)

– AZ Alkmaar are willing to sell Tottenham transfer target Vincent Janssen if a suitor meets their £12.3million-£16.5million valuation (Voetball international)

– Tottenham and Leicester are among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurdsson, 30, from Russian club FC Krasnodar (Guardian)

Watford

– New Watford boss Walter Mazzari has made a £12million move for Torino wideman Bruno Peres (Daily Mirror)

– West Ham, Tottenham, Watford and West Brom all appear have been defeated by AC Milan in the race to sign Palermo attacker Franco Vazquez this summer, according to reports in Italy (ilcalciomagazine.it)

West Brom

– West Brom remain quietly confident Matt Phillips will become the club’s first summer signing – even though negotiations are dragging on (Birmingham Mail)

– West Ham, Tottenham, Watford and West Brom all appear have been defeated by AC Milan in the race to sign Palermo attacker Franco Vazquez this summer, according to reports in Italy (ilcalciomagazine.it)

– West Brom could be ready to sell Saido Berahino as they make enquiries into a replacement striker (Daily Mail)

– West Brom have contacted Atletico Madrid about the availability of Spanish striker Borja Baston, 23, who is rated at around £18million (Daily Mail)

West Ham

– West Ham and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid midfielder (Daily Mail)

– West Ham have tabled a second loan bid for Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore (Haber 1903)

– West Ham have joined Crystal Palace in the race for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke (Daily Mirror)

– West Ham, Tottenham, Watford and West Brom all appear have been defeated by AC Milan in the race to sign Palermo attacker Franco Vazquez this summer, according to reports in Italy (ilcalciomagazine.it)

– Juventus striker Simone Zaza has received ‘requests’ from Everton, West Ham and Wolfsburg (Corriere Dello Sport)

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