Rumour Mill: Conte considers Benteke; Utd want right-back

Date published: Thursday 16th June 2016 12:02

Christian Benteke: Conte considering Belgian International.

Christian Benteke: Conte considering Belgian International.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering making a move for Christian Benteke, while Manchester United are eyeing up right-back Lukasz Piszczek.

Arsenal

– Alvaro Morata has reportedly told Arsenal and Chelsea he wants to earn at least £6million a year – no matter where he goes this summer (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

– Dortmund have beaten Arsenal and Liverpool to Portuguese full-back Rapheal Guerrero after the club confirmed the signing

– Arsenal and Manchester United could miss out on Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani as it looks like he may sign a new contract with PSG (Sky Italia)

– Arsenal are lining up a £27million bid for Liverpool target Mario Gotze after Borussia Dortmund refused to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan (The Sun)

– Arsenal are the only side to have made an offer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but he would prefer a move to Old Trafford (Squawka)

Bournemouth

– Aston Villa are closing in on Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick (Sky Sports)

Chelsea

– Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering bringing Liverpool strike Christian Benteke to the club (The Times)

– Alvaro Morata has reportedly told Arsenal and Chelsea he wants to earn at least £6million a year – no matter where he goes this summer (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

– Chelsea have held talks with Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo’s representatives (CalcioMercato)

– Roma boss Luciano Spalletti claims Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan has promised to stay with the Serie A giants next season

– Chelsea are unlikely to sign Brazil’s Lucas Lima this summer, according to his agent

– Lazio have raised their price-tag for Chelsea target Antonio Candreva (Football Italia)

– Werder Bremen have confirmed they are looking into the possibility of signing on-loan defender Papy Djilobodji on a permanent basis from Chelsea (ESPN)

– Everton are set to offer striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, a new deal worth more than £100,000 per week. Chelsea and Juventus are both interested in the Belgium international (Daily Mail)

– Chelsea forward Pedro, 28, has spoken to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu about returning to the club (Bein Sports)

– Chelsea may need to spend almost £50m if they want to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29 (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– And the Blues have been told they must pay £42m for Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes, 22 (Daily Mirror)

– Antonio Conte’s side are in talks to sign Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, 31, whose contract runs out next month (London Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace

– Crystal Palace are ready to offer Jonjo Shelvey a Newcastle escape (Shields Gazzette)

Everton

Romelu Lukaku

– Everton are set to offer striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, a new deal worth more than £100,000 per week. Chelsea and Juventus are both interested in the Belgium international (Daily Mail)

– Everton are also in the race to sign Zenit’s Axel Witsel (Daily Mirror)

– The Toffees are considering a £30m move for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 26, with new manager Ronald Koeman given £100m to spend (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester

– Premier League champions Leicester are close to completing the £9.5m signing of Nancy midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 23 (Le 10 Sport)

Liverpool

– Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering bringing Liverpool striker Christian Benteke to the club (The Times)

– Liverpool still haven’t agreed a fee with Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

– Napoli have named their price for Liverpool target Gonzalo Higauin (Football Italia)

– Dortmund have beaten Arsenal and Liverpool to Portuguese full-back Rapheal Guerrero after the club confirmed the signing

– Robert Lewandowski is ready to consider leaving Bayern Munich for the Premier League, with a reunion with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool on the cards (Daily Mail)

– Liverpool have accepted a £7m Fenerbahce bid for centre-half Martin Skrtel (Guardian)

Manchester City

– Juventus full-back Stephen Lichtsteiner is a target for Manchester City (Tuttosport)

– Man United will move for Everton defender John Stones this summer. The Red Devils will have to compete with Pep Guardiola’s Man City, who are also keen on getting a deal done for him (Manchester Evening News)

– Beşiktaş have made Aleksander Kolarov a primary target this summer and will take concrete steps towards negotiating a deal next week (Milliyet)

– Pablo Zabaleta could still stay at Manchester City despite considering his future at the Etihad Stadium, his agent has confirmed

– Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 33, will see out the remaining year of his £220,000-a-week contract after rejecting moves to Italy and China (Daily Mirror)

– Pep Guardiola is considering offering Manchester United flop Victor Valdes a City contract (Daily Mail)

– Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign Spain forward Nolito. The 29-year-old has a £14m buyout clause in his Celta Vigo contract (Sun)

Manchester United

lukasz piszczek

– Manchester United are said to be plotting a move for Dortmund right-back Lukasz Piszczek (Kickoff)

– Manchester United and Chelsea will have to fork out £47m if they are to sign Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci (Fichajes)

– Manchester United are looking the most likely to sign Real-Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Marca)

– Bastian Schweinsteiger has been backed to discuss his Manchester United future with Jose Mourinho (Daily Express)

– Man United will move for Everton defender John Stones this summer. The Red Devils will have to compete with Pep Guardiola’s Man City, who are also keen on getting a deal done for him (Manchester Evening News)

– Fenerbache are interested in Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata (Fotomac)

– Arsenal and Manchester United could miss out on Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani as it looks like he may sign a new contract with PSG (Sky Italia)

– Borussia Dortmund have blocked 27-year-old midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s proposed move to Manchester United. The Armenian has one year remaining on his contract (Times)

– Borussia Dortmund have turned down a £19m bid from Manchester United for Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Daily Mirror)

– Arsenal are the only side to have made an offer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but he would prefer a move to Old Trafford (Squawka)

– Manchester United have prepared a lucrative pay package to lure Borussia Dortmund into selling Hnerikh Mkhitaryan (Bild)

– Pep Guardiola is considering offering Manchester United flop Victor Valdes a City contract (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough

– Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign 25-year-old Uruguayan playmaker Gaston Ramirez, who spent time on loan at the club from Southampton last season (Gazette)

Southampton

– Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign 25-year-old Uruguayan playmaker Gaston Ramirez, who spent time on loan at the club from Southampton last season (Gazette)

Stoke City

Berahino

– Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion have joined the clubs showing interest in West Ham defender James Tomkins (Daily Mail)

– Stoke have opened talks to sign 22-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino for £15m. Potters manager Mark Hughes has made signing a forward his priority this summer (Guardian)

Sunderland

– Sunderland target Clement Chantome is in advanced talks with two Premier League clubs, as he closes in on a Bosman move from France (Shields Gazzette)

– Sunderland’s bid to offload the dead-wood could be boosted by the exit of Santiago Vergini, with the out-of-favour defender an option for Argentine giants Boca Juniors (Shields Gazzette)

– Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 31, would be happy to join Fiorentina, according to his agent (Radio Blu)

– Wigan are in talks to re-sign midfielder Jordi Gomez, 31, two years after he left the club to join Sunderland (Sunderland Echo)

Swansea City

– Swansea are ready to offload striker Alberto Paloschi less than six months after he joined in an £8m deal (The Sun)

– Swansea City have opened talks with left-back Stephen Kingsley, 21, about a new contract (South Wales Evening Post)

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Tottenham

– Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi has said he will decide on his future after the Euros after being linked with a move to Tottenham

– Spurs have been offered two Inter Milan player in exchange for Erik Lamela (Corriere Dello Sport)

– Tottenham have been told to pay £12m if they want to sign Croatia midfielder Milan Badelj, 27, from Serie A side Fiorentina (Daily Express)

– Napoli have expressed interest in Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb. Tottenham are willing to sell the 21-year-old to make way for new additions such as Victor Wanyama from Southampton (Daily Mail)

Watford

– Watford have not given up their pursuit of ex-Nigeria U20 international Uche Agbo, according to his bonafide intermediary Oliver Noah (All Nigeria soccer)

West Brom

– West Brom want to sign French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who wants to leave Newcastle after relegation to the Championship. The Magpies will want about £15m for the 26-year-old (Chronicle)

– Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion have joined the clubs showing interest in West Ham defender James Tomkins (Daily Mail)

– Stoke have opened talks to sign 22-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino for £15m. Potters manager Mark Hughes has made signing a forward his priority this summer (Guardian)

West Ham

– Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion have joined the clubs showing interest in West Ham defender James Tomkins (Daily Mail)

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