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

Date published: Friday 8th April 2016 11:22

Pep Guardiola: manager

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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