Rumour Mill: Arsenal battle for Empoli star; Liverpool make £47m bid

Date published: Wednesday 18th May 2016 12:22

Riccardo Saponara: Linked with Arsenal move

Riccardo Saponara: Linked with Arsenal move

Liverpool are said to be targeting Porto star Yacini Brahimi, while Arsenal face competition for Riccardo Saponara while Spurs are being linked with multiple transfer raids, according to Wednesday’s transfer rumours.

 

ARSENAL

– Arsenal, Juventus and Monaco are ready to battle it out for the signature of Empoli star Riccardo Saponara (TalkSport)

Roma are interested in Inter hotshot and Arsenal target Mauro Icardi (Calciomercato.com)

– Arsenal are in the process of making an approach for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko (TMW)

– Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has reportedly confirmed that an offer has been made for Granit Xhaka, amidst continued speculation with Arsenal (Evening Standard)

– Mesut Ozil has stated that Arsenal will need a stronger squad next season in order to compete with the competition (National)

Arsenal have submitted a £51m offer to Juventus in an attempt to sign 23-year-old forward Alvaro Morata during the summer transfer window

– Arsenal are on the hunt for a left-back and have watched Kieran Tierney of Celtic and Leicester’s Ben Chilwell closely but have yet to make any formal offers (Daily Mail)

– Theo Walcott is desperate to stay at Arsenal this summer despite interest from West Ham (Daily Star)

ASTON VILLA

A Far East consortium are believed to be close to agreeing a deal to buy Aston Villa and that would make Roberto Di Matteo the favourite to pip Nigel Pearson to the manager’s post

BOURNEMOUTH

– Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to offer midfielder Ryan Mason in a part-exchange deal for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson (Mail)

– Burnley, Bournemouth, Brentford and Glasgow Rangers are all among the clubs interested in signing Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley (BCS EchoSport)

CHELSEA

– Crystal Palace have shown an interest in signing goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Chelsea (Telegraph)

– Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has admitted he would have to think seriously about a permanent switch to Middlesbrough if he was offered the chance to play for the club in the Premier League (Evening Gazette0

CRYSTAL PALACE

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– Crystal Palace and West Ham have opened secret talks over a deal to sign Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew (GhanaWeb)

– Crystal Palace have shown an interest in signing goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Chelsea (Telegraph)

EVERTON

Romelu Lukaku’s father thinks his son will leave Everton for around £65m before Euro 2016 gets underway

Former Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre is in the hunt for the Everton job after holding talks with Goodison officials but Saints boss Ronald Koeman and Dutchman Frank de Boer still top the shortlist

LEICESTER CITY

– Napoli have surged ahead in the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City linked Gianluca Lapadula (Sky Italia)

– Nice’s Nampalys Mendy is attracting interest from a range of clubs, including Wolfsburg, West Ham, Sunderland, Leicester City and Southampton (L’Equipe)

– Arsenal are on the hunt for a left-back and have watched Kieran Tierney of Celtic and Leicester’s Ben Chilwell closely but have yet to make any formal offers (Daily Mail)

– England forward Jamie Vardy has a £25m release clause in his contract, but the 29-year-old plans to stay at champions Leicester City next season (Bleacher Report)

– Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is keen on signing Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik (Daily Mirror)

LIVERPOOL

Yacine Brahimi: Linked with Manchester United move

– Liverpool are thought to be considering a £47million in Porto star Yacine Brahimi – AC Milan and Juventus, as well as Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg also thought to be interested (O Jogo)

– Mainz have begun the search for replacement goalkeepers as Loris Karius is set for a move to Liverpool (Bild)

Liverpool and Italy forward Mario Balotelli, 25, who is currently on loan at AC Milan, is wanted by Spanish side Espanyol

– Liverpool winger Samed Yesil is on the verge of joining Turkish club Trabzonspor, after spending a season on loan at FC Luzern (Daily Express)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Pep Guardiola has asked the Manchester City board to pursue Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (Diario AS)

– Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is planning a reunion with Roma striker Edin Dzeko this summer (Calciomercato.com)

– Southampton & Manchester City are chasing teenage midfielder Denis Zakaria (Blick)

– Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to hijack neighbours United’s move for Schalke sensation Leroy Sane (Daily Star)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Andre Gomes: Valencia midfielder linked with Arsenal

– Valencia have decided to sell Andre Gomes to Manchester United (TodoMercadoWeb)

– Fenerbahce are ready to offer in-demand manager Jose Mourinho £12m-a-year to snub the Manchester United job (Fanatik)

Real Madrid have until 15 June to trigger 25-year-old Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea’s £39m release clause

– Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to hijack neighbours United’s move for Schalke sensation Leroy Sane (Daily Star)

– Manchester United are discussing whether to press ahead with a deal to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after sending scouts to watch him in PSG’s 1-1 draw with Bordeaux last week (Daily Mail)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Nice’s Nampalys Mendy is attracting interest from a range of clubs, including Wolfsburg, West Ham, Sunderland, Leicester City and Southampton (L’Equipe)

– Southampton & Manchester City are chasing teenage midfielder Denis Zakaria (Blick)

SUNDERLAND

– Nice’s Nampalys Mendy is attracting interest from a range of clubs, including Wolfsburg, West Ham, Sunderland, Leicester City and Southampton (L’Equipe)

– Spurs defender DeAndre Yedlin is open to Sunderland stay amid reports of £2million bid from the Black Cats (ESPN)

SWANSEA CITY

– Swansea are the latest Premier League club to be linked with a move for Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond (Pink ‘Un)

– Francesco Guidolin has urged Swansea not to cash in on £10m-rated striker Andre Ayew (The Sun)

– Swansea have Junior Hoilett top of their wanted list this summer with the 25-year-old winger’s contract expiring at QPR (Daily Mirror)

TOTTENHAM

Andre Schurrle: Liverpool linked with former Chelsea star

– Tottenham are working on deals to sign Andre Schurrle and Jannik Vestergaard (SportBild)

– Basel have denied receiving any bids from Tottenham for teenage forward Breel Embolo (Blick)

– Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to offer midfielder Ryan Mason in a part-exchange deal for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson (Mail)

– Spurs defender DeAndre Yedlin is open to Sunderland stay amid reports of £2million bid from the Black Cats (ESPN)

WATFORD

– Watford have held talks with former Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri and the club could appoint their new head coach by the end of this week (Gazetta dello Sport)

WEST HAM

– Nice’s Nampalys Mendy is attracting interest from a range of clubs, including Wolfsburg, West Ham, Sunderland, Leicester City and Southampton (L’Equipe)

– Crystal Palace and West Ham have opened secret talks over a deal to sign Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew (GhanaWeb)

– Real Madrid are looking to sign West Ham and France midfielder Dimitri Payet (Le 10 Sport)

– Theo Walcott is desperate to stay at Arsenal this summer despite interest from West Ham (Daily Star)

– West Ham are eyeing a move for Liverpool forward Christian Benteke after having a club record £31m bid for Alexandre Lacazette rejected by Lyon (The Sun)

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