Rumour Mill: Fiorentina star linked with Liverpool; Chelsea swoop

Date published: Wednesday 1st March 2017 11:31

Liverpool are interested in signing Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa, while Chelsea have made a £34m bid for Real Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, according to Wednesday’s transfer rumours.

Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez has decided to quit Arsenal this summer and return to Spain with Sevilla in pole position to land the Chile forward and Atletico Madrid also interested.

Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey believes manager Arsene Wenger has been let down by his players and that the Frenchman doesn’t deserve the level of criticism coming his way.

Real Madrid is Wenger’s preferred destination away from Arsenal if they decide to make a change (Daily Telegraph)

Bayern Munich are trying to tie up a first-option on former Arsenal star Serge Gnabry (The Sun)

Arsenal have reportedly had a bid for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani turned down by the Serie A side.

Juventus are looking to raise €40m from two player sales to fund a bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez (Tuttosport)

Arsenal target Lorenzo Insigne is believed to ready to undergo new contract talks at Napoli (Il Mattino)

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has urged Ryan Sessegnon to ignore the advances of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham this summer. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal also had scouts in place in Tuscany on Monday evening to watch Torino striker Andrea Belotti (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has urged Ryan Sessegnon to ignore the advances of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham this summer. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are poised to sell Belgian flop Michy Batshuayi this summer, after just one season.

Chelsea face a battle to keep hold of Diego Costa after he was offered a staggering £38m a year to join the Chinese Super League revolution (The Sun)

Chelsea are looking to sign Andrea Belotti after scouting the striker on Monday (The Sun)

Inter Milan have been urged to sign Chelsea target Marco Verratti by San Siro legend Nicola Berti (The Sun)

Chelsea have made a £34m bid for Real Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata (Diario Gol)

Antonio Conte has agreed to leave Chelsea for Inter after receiving a £51 million contract offer (Tuttosport)

Leicester City

Roy Hodgson is the shock bookies’ favourite for the Leicester job but caretaker Craig Shakespeare has the firm backing of the champions’ stars ahead of talks (Daily Mirror)

Leicester are monitoring Norway and FC Basel winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, 22, as they prepare to lose several key players in the summer (ESPN)

Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will send scouts to make further checks on 19-year-old Juventus forward Francesco Cassata (Ilbiaconero)

Daniel Sturridge will have crunch talks with Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season, with the Liverpool striker’s departure appearing increasingly likely (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool have lodged a bid for Rodrygo – the Santos striker dubbed ‘the new Neymar’ (Globo Esporte via Talksport)

Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor has his eyes set on a move to Liverpool this summer (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their reported pursuit of Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi as “provisionally agreed terms” with Inter Milan (Il Giornale)

Liverpool are interested in signing Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa with scouts being sent to watch him on Monday night (GazzaMercato)

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has signalled the end of Joe Hart’s Manchester City career by claiming he is content with Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero (Daily Mirror)

Guardiola has dropped a hint Hart will not play for the club again and is targeting a move for striker Fernando Llorente (Daily Mail)

Manchester United and Manchester City are set for summer battle to sign Victor Lindelof, but the Red Devils have a significant advantage (The Sun)

Gael Clichy wants to stay in England if he is axed by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola at the end of the season (The Sun)

Manchester City to demand a near world record fee for Real Madrid transfer target Sergio Aguero (The Independent)

Manchester United

Manchester United have handed a trial to Slovakian teenager Martin Murcko. The 16-year-old had a trial with Manchester City in December (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United and Manchester City are set for summer battle to sign Victor Lindelof, but the Red Devils have a significant advantage (The Sun)

West Ham face Manchester United competition in their bid to sign Kevin Malcuit from St Etienne (Football.London)

Southampton

Southampton are preparing a shock £8million bid for Leeds and Sweden defender Pontus Jansson, 26 (Daily Express)

Tottenham

Toby Alderweireld is close to sealing a new contract with Tottenham – with the deal also dropping his £25m release clause.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has urged Ryan Sessegnon to ignore the advances of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham this summer. (Evening Standard)

Watford

Walter Mazzarri has ordered Watford to sign Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis (The Sun)

West Ham

West Ham have rejected offers from Chinese clubs for Andy Carroll. The Hammers striker was a target for Tianjin Quanjian, Hebei China Fortune and Shandong Luneng (Daily Mail)

West Ham face Manchester United competition in their bid to sign Kevin Malcuit from St Etienne (Football.London)

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