Rumour Mill: Chelsea make Barbosa breakthrough; Kante latest

Date published: Wednesday 13th July 2016 12:26

Gabriel Barbosa: On United radar

Chelsea have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Brazilian Gabriel Barbosa, Arsenal and Tottenham are among the clubs chasing Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, and Man Utd have registered an interest in a £28million-rated Lazio star, according to Wednesday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

Arsenal and Tottenham’s interest in Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi has been confirmed – but the player is also wanted by four other clubs (Calcio Mercato)

– Roma are continuing their pursuit of Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny after impressing last season on loan at the club (Evening Standard)

– Reports in Italy suggest that Arsene Wenger is keen to bolster his defensive options with a £15m move for Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo, with talks already claimed to have taken place (Sky Sports)

– Arsenal have reportedly renewed their interest in Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani, but the Italian giants are keen to keep hold of the 21-year-old (Calciomercato)

Olivier Giroud’s agent has entertained the idea of his client leaving the Gunners and moving to Napoli as part of a proposed swap deal for Gonzalo Higuain

BOURNEMOUTH

– Jordon Ibe has finally agreed personal terms with Bournemouth ahead of his £15m move from Liverpool, with the Reds are said to have negotiated a buy-back and sell-on clause option into his contract (The Mirror)

CHELSEA

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Chelsea target Joao Mario would favour a move to Serie A with Inter top of his wishlist, according to the Portuguese internationals father (Calciomercato)

– Chelsea have reportedly agreed on a £29million transfer fee with Leicester City for the signing of N’Golo Kante, who have offered the French international an improved four-year contract to remain at the club (Metro)

Jose Mourinho is keen to link up with midfielder Cesc Fabregas, should he find himself surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge under new manager Antonio Conte (Daily Mirror)

– Chelsea have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Brazilian Gabriel Barbosa after he refused to sign a new deal with Santos (Globo Esporte)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is interesting both Crystal Palace and Everton. The keeper has just one year left on his contract at the Championship club (Shields Gazette)

– West Ham and Crystal Palace have registered an interest in Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, but the Toffees’ £65m valuation of the Belgian international has scared off both making bids (Daily Mail)

– Jurgen Klopp is willing to offload striker Christian Benteke but the current asking price is said to be deterring Palace and West Ham (Daily Mail)

EVERTON

Arkadiusz Milik: Subject of tug-of-war between Merseyside clubs

– Everton may have to look elsewhere for a new striker after Ajax issued a hands off warning to clubs targeting their striker Arkadiusz Milik who was the club’s top scorer last season with 24 goals (Daily Mail)

– Another Eredivisie star linked with Everton is FC Twente attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech (Liverpool Echo)

– Everton are reportedly one of the three clubs interested in Ecuador defender Arturo Mina, who represented his country at the Copa America this summer. Southampton and West Ham are also rumoured to be interested (ESPN)

– Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is interesting both Crystal Palace and Everton. The keeper has just one year left on his contract at the Championship club (Shields Gazette)

– Everton have seen an offer worth £1million for Sheffield United youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin rejected (Liverpool Echo)

– Everton defender John Stones is reportedly keen to join Pep Guardialo’s at Manchester City after he asked Everton bosses to let him talk to City, with the Toffees valuing the 22-year-old at £50m (Daily Express)

– West Ham and Crystal Palace have registered an interest in Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, but the Toffees’ £65m valuation of the Belgian international has scared off both making bids (Daily Mail)

HULL CITY

– Lamine Sane missed a Bordeaux training session on Tuesday as he closes in on a move to the Tigers (Talksport)

– Hull are interested in bringing Ryan Mason to the KCOM stadium, but Tottenham are said to be wanting £10m for the midfielder (Hull Daily Mail)

 

LEICESTER CITY

– Chelsea have reportedly agreed on a £29million transfer fee with Leicester City for the signing of N’Golo Kante, who have offered the French international an improved four-year contract to remain at the club (Metro)

– Swansea are eager to land Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa for £10m who only started seven Premier League games for the champions last season (Telegraph)

– The Champions are interested in signing Andreas Pereira from Manchester United should he be deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford (The Sun)

LIVERPOOL

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– Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel has passed a medical ahead of his proposed £5m move to Fenerbahce, the Turkish club have announced (Sky Sports)

– Liverpool are again being linked with a move for Germany international Jonas Hector, who is valued at £25m by FC Koln (Daily Express)

– Wolves have emerged as surprise rivals for Liverpool in their pursuit of £21m rated Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca after issues over a work permit (The Sun)

Liverpool have transfer listed Mario Balotelli after head coach Jurgen Klopp told the Italian international to find a new club, Turkish giants Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce are all said to be interested (The Guardian)

– Jordon Ibe has finally agreed personal terms with Bournemouth ahead of his £15m move from Liverpool, with the Reds are said to have negotiated a buy-back and sell-on clause option into his contract (The Mirror)

– Deals to bring Dinamo Zagreb winger Marko Pjaca and Udinese’s Piotr Zielinski to Anfield, look set to fall through (Calciomercato)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Everton defender John Stones is reportedly keen to join Pep Guardialo’s at Manchester City after he asked Everton bosses to let him talk to City, with the Toffees valuing the 22-year-old at £50m (Daily Express)

– Manchester City full-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov will not leave until Guardialo brings in any replacements (Daily Mirror)

– Wilfried Bony is set to leave Manchester City by joining Galatasaray in £3m loan deal (The Sun)

– Manchester City are ready to offer €20million for Torino star Bruno Peres (Tuttosport)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Jose Mourinho is keen to link up with midfielder Cesc Fabregas, should he find himself surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge under new manager Antonio Conte (Daily Mirror)

– Manchester United have registered an interest in Lazio’s former Barcelona player Keita Diao, who is rated at around £28million (AS)

MIDDLESBROUGH

– The agent of Tomas Kalas has claimed Middlesbrough are interested in signing the Chelsea defender during the summer transfer window, who featured 26 times for Boro last season on loan.

SOUTHAMPTON

– Everton are reportedly one of the three clubs interested in Ecuador defender Arturo Mina, who represented his country at the Copa America this summer. Southampton and West Ham are also rumoured to be interested (ESPN)

STOKE CITY

– Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is keen to link up again with Stoke striker Peter Crouch who has one-year left on his contract (Mirror)

SUNDERLAND

– West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho is delaying a  move to Sunderland as he waits to discover Sam Allardyce’s future (Daily Star)

– Emanuele Giaccherini is close to sealing a move away from the Stadium of Light, after reportedly agreeing personal terms with Italian side Napoli (Daily Mail)

– Swansea are keeping tabs on £8m rated FC Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo as a replacement for Bafetimbi Gomis, but Sunderland and West Brom are also interested (Daily Mail)

SWANSEA CITY

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– The Swans are eager to land Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa for £10m who only started seven Premier League games for the champions last season (Telegraph)

– Swansea are keeping tabs on £8m rated FC Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo as a replacement for Bafetimbi Gomis, but Sunderland and West Brom are also interested (Daily Mail)

TOTTENHAM

Arsenal and Tottenham’s interest in Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi has been confirmed – but the player is also wanted by four other clubs (Calcio Mercato)

– Hull are interested in bringing Ryan Mason to the KCOM stadium, but Tottenham are said to be wanting £10m for the midfielder (Hull Daily Mail)

WEST BROM

The Baggies are the only club to enquire about Newcastle’s wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko (Daily Star)

– Swansea are keeping tabs on £8m rated FC Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo as a replacement for Bafetimbi Gomis, but Sunderland and the Baggies are also interested (Daily Mail)

WEST HAM

– Carlos Bacca has put negotiations with West Ham on hold as the Colombian striker is waiting for an offer of Atletico Madrid (Tuttosport)

– Everton are reportedly one of the three clubs interested in Ecuador defender Arturo Mina, who represented his country at the Copa America this summer. Southampton and West Ham are also rumoured to be interested (ESPN)

– West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho is delaying a  move to Sunderland as he waits to discover Sam Allardyce’s future (Daily Star)

– Jurgen Klopp is willing to offload striker Christian Benteke but the current asking price is said to be deterring Palace and West Ham (Daily Mail)

– The Hammers have registered an interest in Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, but the Toffees’ £65m valuation of the Belgian international looks to have scared them and Crystal Palace off (Daily Mail)

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