Rumour Mill: Guardiola plans big City revamp; Lukaku price set

Date published: Friday 8th April 2016 11:22

Pep Guardiola: manager

Pep Guardiola: Wants eight new faces at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola wants as many as eight new Manchester City signings in the summer, while Everton slap hefty price tag on Romelu Lukaku.

Arsenal

– Arsenal want to sign Alvaro Morata, Granit Xhaka and Kostas Manola as Arsene Wenger plans a big summer rebuild (Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph)

– Arsenal youngsters Marc Bola and Savvas Mourgos have signed new contracts at the Emirates Stadium (Goal)

Chelsea

– Chelsea have put Eden Hazard up for sale and are willing to accept around £30million less than the reported £80million price tag (The Sun)

– Chelsea’s wantaway striker Diego Costa is prepared to consider a money-spinning move to China if Atletico Madrid cannot afford to take him back to Spain this summer (Daily Telegraph)

– New Blues boss Antonio Conte is looking to bring Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, 28, to the Premier League (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– West Ham have rejected the chance to sign Alexandre Pato at the end of the season (Daily Telegraph)

Everton

– Everton have stuck a staggering £65million price-tag on Romelu Lukaku (Daily Mirror)

– Everton are weighing up a bid for £3.2m-rated Hadjuk Split right-back Fran Tudor (Daily Star)

Leicester City

– Manchester United are reportedly waiting for Jose Mourinho to give the all clear before attempting to sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez (Daily Express)

Dani Parejo: Valencia midfielder

Liverpool

– Liverpool are interested in signing Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo (Fichajes)

– Jurgen Klopp is hoping to lure Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Christian Pulisic to Liverpool (Daily Express)

– Fiorentina are interested in signing Mario Balotelli and are considering offering Josip Ilicic to Liverpool in exchange for the striker (Il Giornale)

– Barcelona are interested in Liverpool youngster Cameron Brannagan (Sport)

– Daniel Trickett-Smith has been told to look for another club – four years after a £1m deal took him to Anfield (Daily Mail)

Manchester City

– Pep Guardiola wants to begin his Manchester City tenure by signing eight players in an almost total revamp of the first-team squad, with Aymeric Laporte and John Stones high on the Catalan’s list (ESPN)

– Manchester City spies were in Spain on Thursday night to watch Villarreal centre-back Eric Bailly against Sparta Prague in a Europa League quarter-final

Manchester United

– Manchester United could miss out on Paris St-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, when his contract expires in the summer – if they keep manager Louis van Gaal (Daily Telegraph)

– Jose Mourinho has a verbal understanding with Manchester United he will take over from Louis van Gaal at the end of May (The Sun)

– Manchester United are reportedly waiting for Jose Mourinho to give the all clear before attempting to sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez (Daily Express)

– Real Madrid will make a desperate attempt to steal Jose Mourinho from Manchester United’s clutches should they be eliminated from the Champions League next Tuesday (Daily Mirror)

Southampton

– Southampton could offer goalkeeper Fraser Forster a new deal, with other Premier League sides showing interest in the 28-year-old (Daily Echo)

– Ronald Koeman will do everything he can do keep Southampton’s key players in the summer with Saido Mane and Victor Wanyama linked with moves away

– Aitor Karanka admits Middlesbrough’s hopes of signing Gaston Ramirez permanently could depend on what division they are playing in next season (Gazette Live)

Swansea City

– Francesco Guidolin says his Swansea future will be resolved in the coming weeks but insists his focus remains on keeping the club in the Premier League

Tottenham

– Tottenham are to offer boss Mauricio Pochettino a club-record £5.5m-a-year deal as they try to keep him at White Hart Lane (Daily Mail)

West Brom

– West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is expected to speak to chairman Jeremy Peace in the summer about a new contract (Daily Mail)

West Ham

– West Ham have rejected the chance to sign Alexandre Pato at the end of the season (Daily Telegraph)

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