Rumour Mill: Conte plans double swoop; Ronaldo return talk

Date published: Thursday 21st April 2016 12:08

Antonio Conte: Has plenty of questions to answer

Antonio Conte: Has plenty of questions to answer

Antonio Conte sent scouts to watch a pair of Inter Milan players in their match with Genoa on Wednesday night, while rumours of a sensational return for Cristiano Ronaldo look set to grow.

ARSENAL

– Arsenal and Manchester United target Mats Hummels has admitted he has a “big decision” to make, but he is close to putting an end to the speculation. (Daily Star)

– Arsenal are set to offer Inter Milan £16m for Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 23. (Corriere dello Sport)

– Arsenal and Liverpool are keen on Chelsea defender Ola Aina. (Evening Standard)

– Arsene Wenger has reportedly been in “deeper and deeper talks” with Ligue 1 side FC Lorient about signing left-back Raphael Guerreiro. (Daily Star)

– Arsene Wenger has deemed Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain surplus to requirements. (Times)

– Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has admitted his desire to become a coach when he decides to finish his playing career. (Metro)

ASTON VILLA

– Sean Dyche has cooled his interest in taking over at Aston Villa after the latest boardroom changes. (Star)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Bournemouth hope to make Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood their first signing for next season – the Northern Ireland international could cost them £3m. (Sun)

– AS Monaco winger Allan Saint-Maximin is keen on staying in France, despite interest from Bournemouth, Watford and Stoke City. (Sportwitness)

CHELSEA

Thibaut Courtois Chelsea TEAMtalk

– Thibaut Courtois is ready to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer should the Spanish club agree to terms for the goalkeeper’s transfer. (One World Sports)

– Chelsea are keen on Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland and Southampton’s Fraser Forster as doubts surround the future of Thibaut Courtois. (ClubCall)

– Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, although there are fears over the 25-year-old’s Premier League suitability. (Daily Mail)

– Antonio Conte is plotting a double swoop for Inter Milan duo Ivan Perisic and Jeison Murillo. (Corriere dello Sport)

– Antonio Conte is planing major changes to Chelsea’s style of play and is considering bringing in five European stars. (Express)

EVERTON

– Roberto Martinez could leave Everton before their FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United. (Daily Star)

LEICESTER CITY

– Stoke and Leicester scouts have been tracking Paris St-Germain youth midfielder Yakou Meite, 20. (Stoke Sentinel)

– Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has made a last-ditch attempt to hijack 39-year-old forward Francesco Totti’s move from Roma to the MLS. (Sun)

LIVERPOOL

– Former Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a return to the Premier League, with Liverpool weighing up a summer move for the 27-year-old Nice player. (Sun)

– Liverpool are reportedly interested in Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, but face competition from Sevilla. (Sportwitness)

– Liverpool will launch a £35million bid to sign Callum Wilson and Aaron Cresswell. (Sun)

– Liverpool are interested in signing FC Lorient left-back Raphael Guerreiro. (Daily Star)

– Arsenal and Liverpool are keen on Chelsea defender Ola Aina. (Evening Standard)

– Liverpool are tracking Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic. (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City still want to sign Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte despite a broken leg ruling him out until August. (Guardian)

Aymeric Laporte: Insists he's happy at Athletic Bilbao

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has asked his agent Jorge Mendes about a return to Old Trafford. (Don Balon)

– Arsenal and Manchester United target Mats Hummels has admitted he has a “big decision” to make, but he is close to putting an end to the speculation. (Daily Star)

– Jose Mourinho has not opened dialogue with the French champions Paris St-Germain and remains certain he will manage at Old Trafford next season. (Manchester Evening News)

– Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are still in with a chance of signing Ousmane Dembele after his representative denied suggestions a deal has been reached with Borussia Dortmund. (Express)

– Juventus and Inter Milan are also interested in Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia but United are front of the queue. (Corriere dello Sport.)

– Manchester United have handed a trial to Belgian centre-back Keith Groeneveld. (HLH)

– Manchester United have completed the signing of full-back and Ireland Under-16 captain Lee O’Connor, 15, from Villa FC. (Irish Independent)

– Ryan Giggs is a shock target for Celtic after the news Ronny Deila will leave in the summer. (Mail)

– Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, although there are fears over the 25-year-old’s Premier League suitability. (Daily Mail)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

– AC Milan want to sign Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, if the Magpies are relegated from the Premier League this season. (Calciomercato.com)

– Newcastle United will plead with Rafa Benitez to remain as manager, even if they are relegated to the Championship at the end of this season.(Daily Telegraph)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Victor Wanyama is hoping Spurs come back in for him this summer as he stalls on a Southampton deal. (Mirror)

STOKE CITY

– Stoke City fear losing star forward Marko Arnautovic this summer after talks over a new deal stalled. (Sun)

– AS Monaco winger Allan Saint-Maximin is keen on staying in France, despite interest from Bournemouth, Watford and Stoke City. (Sportwitness)

– Stoke and Leicester scouts have been tracking Paris St-Germain youth midfielder Yakou Meite, 20. (Stoke Sentinel)

SUNDERLAND

– Sunderland have demonstrated their hopes for young forward Lynden Gooch after agreeing terms over a new three-year deal. (Sunderland Echo)

SWANSEA CITY

during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 4, 2015 in Liverpool, England.

– Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is in line to return to manage Swansea, but he wants assurances about the transfer budget at his disposal before accepting the job.(Daily Mirror)

– The American investment group looking to buy Swansea City have indicated that they want to be in charge of the club for at least 10 years. (South Wales Evening Post)

TOTTENHAM

– Tottenham are keen to bring former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle back to the Premier League amid reports the 25-year-old is unsettled at Wolfsburg.(Daily Mirror)

– Victor Wanyama is hoping Spurs come back in for him this summer as he stalls on a Southampton deal. (Mirror)

WATFORD

– Miguel Layun is expected to return to Watford this summer, with Porto not expected to turn his loan move into a permanent one. (Star)

– AS Monaco winger Allan Saint-Maximin is keen on staying in France, despite interest from Bournemouth, Watford and Stoke City. (Sportwitness)

WEST BROM

– Tony Pulis hopes Saido Berahino will sign a new contract at West Brom amid ongoing speculation over the striker’s future. (ClubCall)

WEST HAM

– West Ham are believed to be frontrunners for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (The Spectators View)

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