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

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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