Rumour Mill: Fabregas’ shock La Liga link; Bayern eye James

Date published: Tuesday 17th May 2016 11:52

Cesc Fabregas: Linked with Real Madrid move

Cesc Fabregas: Could find an escape route to Man Utd

Bayern Munich have opened talks with Manchester United target James Rodriguez, Cesc Fabregas is being linked with Real Madrid, while Edinson Cavani is to snub a move to the Premier League, according to Tuesday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

– Manchester United and Arsenal have failed in their attempts to sign Edinson Cavani, with the PSG man set to join Juventus (Corriere dello Sport)

– Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona are set to miss out on Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, who looks set for a move to PSG (TransferMarketWeb)

– Arsenal have asked AS Roma to pay €20m for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Olivier Giroud will be the Gunners’ first-choice striker next season despite the upcoming search for a new front man (Evening Standard)

– Arsenal are set to bid £10m for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney after having the player watched by club scouts (Scotsman)

– Arsene Wenger says Stan Kroenke is ready to invest “as much money as we want” to rebuild Arsenal, with Leicester’s N’Golo Kante among three players targeted (Daily Mirror)

– Napoli’s Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 28, who has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, wants to lower the release clause in his contract from £72m to £47m (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Arsenal are closing in on a £33.8m deal for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and hope to announce it well before Euro 2016 kicks off (Daily Mirror)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Bournemouth have rejected a £25m bid from West Ham for striker Callum Wilson, 24, and midfielder Matt Ritchie, 26 (Sky Sports)

CHELSEA

Samir Handanovic: Goalkeeper is a key figure at Inter

– Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona are set to miss out on Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, who looks set for a move to PSG (TransferMarketWeb)

– Cesc Fabregas has opened the door for a surprise move to Real Madrid in the summer from Chelsea (Don Balon)

– Antonio Rudiger could be set to become a Chelsea player after Roma decided to not make the defender’s loan move permanent (Corriere dello Sport)

– Manchester United are weighing up a €25million (£19.5m) bid for Nemanja Matic, according to reports (Emanuele Giulianelli)

– John Terry has cancelled what had been billed as his “farewell match” at Stamford Bridge, indicating that the defender is close to agreeing a new deal with the club (Telegraph)

– Besiktas president Fikret Orman has revealed that if his star man Oguzhan Ozyakup ever moves to western Europe, it should be to a team the calibre of Chelsea (TRT Spor)

– Napoli’s Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 28, who has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, wants to lower the release clause in his contract from £72m to £47m (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Antoine Griezmann will snub Manchester United and Chelsea to sign a new deal at Atletico Madrid (Daily Mirror)

EVERTON

– Phil Jagielka has warned Everton face upheaval beyond the manager’s position this summer, with Roberto Martinez’s successor having to deal with an exodus of established players (The Guardian)

LEICESTER CITY

– Gianluca Lapadula is keen on a move to Leicester and says he could form a dynamic partnership with Jamie Vardy (The Sun)

LIVERPOOL

– Liverpool star Adam Lallana has dismissed talk of a summer move away from Anfield (Liverpool Echo)

– Liverpool could face competition from Atletico Madrid for the signing of young midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco (Daily Star)

– Sergi Canos could leave Liverpool, with contract talks “way apart” (The Independent)

– Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is expected to seal a £9million deal for Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski this week (Canal +)

– Roberto Firmino has urged Bayern Munich’s Germany international Mario Gotze to join him at Liverpool this summer

– Liverpool are confident of completing a £4.7m deal for Mainz’s Germany U21 international goalkeeper Loris Karius (Daily Mirror)

– Liverpool have missed out on the signing of USA international Bobby Wood, who has opted to join Hamburg on a four-year deal (Daily Express)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Inter Milan still keen on signing Yaya Toure this summer, says Manchester City midfielder’s agent Dimitri Seluk

MANCHESTER UNITED

James Rodriguez: Three Premier League sides linked with Real Madrid forward

 

– Bayern Munich have contacted Manchester United linked winger James Rodriguez’s agent to discuss a potential summer transfer for the Colombian international (AS)

– Real Madrid have been set a deadline of June 15th to sign Manchester United stopper David de Gea (AS)

– PSG defender and Manchester United target Gregory van der Wiel is leaving the Ligue 1 club, they have confirmed

– Manchester United and Arsenal have failed in their attempts to sign Edinson Cavani, with the PSG man set to join Juventus (Corriere dello Sport)

– Manchester United continue to weight up a £62.5million move for James Rodriguez (AS)

– Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona are set to miss out on Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, who looks set for a move to PSG (TransferMarketWeb)

– Jose Mourinho is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain and could move to the French champions unless Manchester United act quickly (Daily Mail)

– David de Gea is giving new thought to his future at Manchester United because of his deteriorating relationship with manager Louis van Gaal (The Guardian)

– Manchester United checked on Leroy Sane and Joao Mario at the weekend but Schalke have denied reports Sane has a buyout clause of £28m and say he is worth closer to £40m as they look to deter suitors (Daily Mail)

– Napoli’s Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 28, who has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, wants to lower the release clause in his contract from £72m to £47m (Gazetta dello Sport)

– Manchester United look like they have missed out on Valencia’s Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, 22, who is thought to be on his way to Italian champions Juventus (The Sun)

– Antoine Griezmann will snub Manchester United and Chelsea to sign a new deal at Atletico Madrid (Daily Mirror)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

– West Ham will activate an £8m release clause for Newcastle’s England winger Andros Townsend, 24, and also hope to sign Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, from the Magpies (Daily Star)

– Rafa Benitez is increasingly close to staying on as Newcastle manager after two rounds of positive talks (Daily Mirror / The Sun / Daily Star)

– Townsend could stay at Newcastle as they prepare for life in the Championship, according to his father (Newcastle Chronicle)

NORWICH CITY

– Rangers can forget a swoop for Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans (Eastern Daily Press)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Juanmi is poised to join Real Sociedad from Southampton for £2million (Daily Mail)

SUNDERLAND

– Jeremain Lens’ Sunderland future revolves around whether the winger is willing to fight for his place at the Stadium of Light (Shields Gazette)

– Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Championship new boys Wigan Athletic are all set to fight it out to sign Sunderland striker Danny Graham (Birmingham Mail)

– Sunderland are preparing a £10 million bid for Swansea man Andre Ayew – despite offering more in January (The Sun)

– Stoke and West Brom are both eyeing swoops for Hoffenheim defender Ermin Bicakcic (Bild)

SWANSEA CITY

Andre Ayew: Looked to secure dream Anfield switch

– Sunderland are preparing a £10 million bid for Swansea man Andre Ayew – despite offering more in January (The Sun)

– Leroy Fer says he would like to make his loan stint with Swansea permanent as he wants to become an important player for the club (ClubCall)

– Andre Ayew says his Swansea future will hinge on talks with chairman Huw Jenkins

TOTTENHAM

– Adam Lallana has said he will be staying with Liverpool despite speculation that he could be targeted by Tottenham Hotspur (The Guardian)

WATFORD

Ben Watson has signed a contract extension with Watford, keeping him at the Hornets until 2018

WEST BROM

– Stoke and West Brom are both eyeing swoops for Hoffenheim defender Ermin Bicakcic (Bild)

WEST HAM

– West Ham will activate an £8m release clause for Newcastle’s England winger Andros Townsend, 24, and also hope to sign Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, from the Magpies (Daily Star)

– Bournemouth have rejected a £25m bid from West Ham for striker Callum Wilson, 24, and midfielder Matt Ritchie, 26 (Sky Sports)

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