Rumour Mill: Duo given Bacca boost; Hummels move doubts

Date published: Tuesday 3rd May 2016 12:39

Carlos Bacca: Lining up Premier league switch

Carlos Bacca: Lining up Premier league switch

Manchester United and Chelsea target Carlos Bacca has admitted his future at AC Milan is uncertain, while Mats Hummels could yet move to the Premier League amid claims his move to Bayern Munich has hit a stumbling block, according to Tuesday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

– Arsenal have received a breakthrough in their pursuit of Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas (Football Insider)

– Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have been given hope in their pursuit of Mats Hummels after Bayern Munich turned their attentions to Raphael Varane (Le Parisien)

– Arsenal’s move for Nigerian whizzkid Samuel Chukwueze is on the rocks (AllNigeriaSoccer)

– Arsenal are reportedly currently leading the race ahead of Premier League rivals Tottenham to sign Charlton forward Ademola Lookman (FreshFootball)

– Wolfsburg are reportedly looking to tempt Olivier Giroud away from Arsenal with an extremely lucrative contract offer (various)

– Juventus have made contract with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent about a possible return to Turin (Daily Star)

CHELSEA

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– Chelsea and Manchester United target Carlos Bacca has admitted his AC Milan future is unclear, claiming he will hold talks with his agent in the summer (Don Balon)

– Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have been given hope in their pursuit of Mats Hummels after Bayern Munich turned their attentions to Raphael Varane (Le Parisien)

– Miralem Pjanic’s Chelsea move is under threat from Bayern Munich (Fichajes)

– Chelsea target Simone Zaza is reportedly growing frustrated about the lack of progress over his exit from Juventus (Express Sport)

– Chelsea and Leicester are among several clubs interested in teenage Genk winger Leon Bailey (The Express)

– Chelsea may have to sell to fund Antonio Conte’s desired overhaul of the squad, with Thibaut Courtois reportedly now a target for both Barcelona and Real Madrid (El Mundo Deportivo)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Crystal Palace are reportedly lining up a summer bid for Albion striker Saido Berahino (Midlands Express and Star)

– Everton are eyeing a deal for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey in the upcoming summer transfer window (The Sun)

– Crystal Palace are reported to be showing an interest in Nigerian striker Fanendo Adi (ClubCall)

EVERTON

– Everton are eyeing a deal for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey in the upcoming summer transfer window (The Sun)

– Andriy Yarmolenko has been given the green light to leave Dynamo Kiev but only for a top Premier League club – which scuppers Everton and Stoke City’s plans to bid for the forward this summer (Daily Mail)

Rafa Benitez is among the names being considered by Everton as replacement for manager Roberto Martinez, should the Spaniard’s current club, Newcastle, be relegated from the Premier League (Daily Mail)

– Phil Jagileka looks set to miss out on a place in England’s squad for Euro 2016 with Roy Hodgson again considering taking just seven defenders (Daily Telegraph)

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LEICESTER CITY

– Chelsea and Leicester are among several clubs interested in teenage Genk winger Leon Bailey (The Express)

– Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has told Thai television that the Foxes will not be selling any of their title winning stars (Daily Star)

LIVERPOOL

– Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have been given hope in their pursuit of Mats Hummels after Bayern Munich turned their attentions to Raphael Varane (Le Parisien)

– Liverpool are looking to make a move for highly rated Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore this summer (France Football)

– Borussia Dortmund are considering a bid to bring Liverpool target Mario Gotze back to the club and send Mats Hummels in the opposite direction (ExpressSport)

– Liverpool have agreed a loan deal with Huddersfield for rookie keeper Danny Ward (TuttoMercatoWeb)

– Manchester City and Liverpool have expressed an interest in Paris Saint-Germain teenager Jonathan Ikone (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER CITY

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Athletic Bilbao’s highly-rated young defender Aymeric Laporte has slammed suggestions he has agreed a transfer to Manchester City on Twitter

– Manchester City ‘particularly’ interested in signing Kante, with Man United keen too (L’Equipe)

– Manchester City and Liverpool have expressed an interest in Paris Saint-Germain teenager Jonathan Ikone (Daily Mail)

– Manchester City have agreed a £39m deal (50million euros) for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to reports in Spain (EITB)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Chelsea and Manchester United target Carlos Bacca has admitted his AC Milan future is unclear, claiming he will hold talks with his agent in the summer (Don Balon)

– Manchester City ‘particularly’ interested in signing Kante, with Man United keen too (L’Equipe)

– Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have been given hope in their pursuit of Mats Hummels after Bayern Munich turned their attentions to Raphael Varane (Le Parisien)

– Juventus have dented Manchester United’s hopes of signing Valencia duo Andre Gomes and Shkodran Mustafi (Tuttosport)

– Manchester United are readying a bid for Sporting Lisbon’s 23-year-old midfielder Joao Mario, who has a £55m release clause in his current deal (A Bola)

– Jose Mourinho is set to a make a decision on taking the Manchester United job this week, according to reports (Daily Express)

– Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes is eyeing a move to Espanyol, according to Spanish sources (Daily Star)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

– Newcastle midfielder Florian Thauvin, 23, currently on loan at Marseille, has been linked with a move to Inter Milan (Newcastle Chronicle)

– Rafa Benitez is among the names being considered by Everton as replacement for manager Roberto Martinez, should the Spaniard’s current club, Newcastle, be relegated from the Premier League (Daily Mail)

NORWICH CITY

– Middlesbrough and Norwich are set to battle it out for the loan signing of young Liverpool defender Connor Randall (TransferMarketWeb)

STOKE CITY

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– Stoke City target Michy Batshuayi has denied speculation linking him with a move and says he is happy with Marseille (L’Equipe)

– Andriy Yarmolenko has been given the green light to leave Dynamo Kiev but only for a top Premier League club – which scuppers Everton and Stoke City’s plans to bid for the forward this summer (Daily Mail)

– Stoke boss Mark Hughes has told 35-year-old former England striker Peter Crouch he can still be a regular starter – if he can repeatedly reproduce Saturday’s form against Sunderland (Stoke Sentinel)

SUNDERLAND

– Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told fans a permanent deal for Liam Bridcutt is not being discussed (Yorkshire Evening Post)

SWANSEA CITY

– Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin is being strongly tipped to become the next manager of Watford (South Wales Evening Post)

TOTTENHAM

– Spurs chairman Daniel levy has promised Mauricio Pochettino that no stars will be sold in the summer (Telegraph Sport)

WATFORD

– Watford will now listen to offers from clubs for Ighalo (The Sun)

– Watford continue to pursue Granada’s Nigeria youth international Isaac Success (AllNigeriaSoccer0

– Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin is being strongly tipped to become the next manager of Watford (South Wales Evening Post)

WEST BROM

– Crystal Palace are reportedly lining up a summer bid for Albion striker Saido Berahino (Midlands Express and Star)

WEST HAM

– West Ham are keen on Ivory Coast striker Gohi Bi Cyriac and Belgian defender Bruno Godeau and scouted the pair during a recent Jupiler League match (Voetbal Nieuws)

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