Rumour Mill: Giants eye Mahrez, Simeone agrees Chelsea deal

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2016 12:12

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Riyad Mahrez: Linked with move to Arsenal

Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus are competing to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, while Diego Simeone has agreed to take over at Stamford Bridge, according to today’s rumours.

Arsenal

– Juventus have joined Chelsea and Arsenal in the race to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez (Calciomercato)

– The north Londoners have been priced out of a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who could cost up to £60million (Daily Mirror)

– AC Milan are set to hijack Arsenal’s move for 20-year-old PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot (Daily Express)

– Nigerian prodigy Samuel Chukwueze has flown into London to complete a medical at Arsenal ahead of joining the Gunners on a four-year deal (Football Insider)

Chelsea

– Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has agreed to take charge of Chelsea at the end of the season (OK Diario)

– The Blues have opened talks with AC Milan over a move for 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (Fichajes)

– Chelsea have lined up Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain as a replacement for Diego Costa, who could rejoin Atletico Madrid (Daily Mirror)

– Radamel Falcao will remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season and will snub a big money move to China, according to the striker’s father (Radio RCN)

– Chelsea and Tottenham are competing to sign Romelu Lukaku’s brother, Jordan, from Belgian side Oostende (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace

– Juventus striker Simone Zaza insists he was never interested in a move to the Premier League, despite being wanted by Palace in January (inBlu Radio)

Liverpool

– The Reds are scouting Benfica’s teenage midfielder Renato Sanches, who is also wanted by Manchester United (O Jogo)

– Lazio sporting director Igli Tare insists Liverpool and Manchester United targets Antonio Candreva and Lucas Biglia will not be sold in the summer (Corriere dello Sport)

– Liverpool will allow veteran defender Kolo Toure to leave on a free transfer in the summer after completing the capture of Schalke centre-back Joel Matip (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City

– Southampton are ready to cash in on £30million-rated Sadio Mane this summer, with Manchester United and Manchester City interested (Daily Star)

– City face a fight to keep their best youngsters amid fears their first-team pathway could be blocked if Pep Guardiola brings in high-profile targets Paul Pogba, Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski (Daily Mail)

– League One outfit Walsall want to sign rookie City defender Ellis Plummer on loan (talkSPORT)

– Former Man City, Man Utd and West Ham star Carlos Tevez has reject a move to China as he wants to finish his career at boyhood club Boca Juniors (Ole)

Manchester United

– The Red Devils are preparing a £60million move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Mirror)

– Former Man City, Man Utd and West Ham star Carlos Tevez has reject a move to China as he wants to finish his career at boyhood club Boca Juniors (Ole)

– Atletico Madrid are believed to be tracking Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata (Fichajes)

– Southampton are ready to cash in on £30million-rated Sadio Mane this summer, with Man Utd and Man City interested (Daily Star)

– Lazio sporting director Igli Tare insists Liverpool and Man Utd targets Antonio Candreva and Lucas Biglia will not be sold in the summer (Corriere dello Sport)

– PSG striker Edinson Cavani will snub interest from United to sign for Juventus in the summer if the Red Devils fail to qualify for the Champions League (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Newcastle United

– Steve McClaren’s future could be decided in the club’s next two games at Stoke on 2 March and at home to Bournemouth three days later (The Guardian)

Southampton

– Southampton are ready to cash in on £30million-rated Sadio Mane this summer, with Man Utd and Man City interested (Daily Star)

Tottenham

– Chelsea and Tottenham are competing to sign Romelu Lukaku’s brother, Jordan, from Belgian side Oostende (Daily Star)

West Ham

– Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic is the latest Premier League player to move to China after leaving West Ham for Beijing Renhe for £4m (Daily Mail)

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