Rumour Mill: Liverpool contact target; Chelsea eye defender

Date published: Tuesday 24th May 2016 11:35

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Liverpool make contact with Tottenham target, Manchester United and Chelsea are attempting to hijack Arsenal’s Medhi Benatia move and Radja Nainggolan is a man in demand, according to Tuesday’s transfer rumours.

 

ARSENAL

Arsenal have been joined by AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea in the battle to sign Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia

– Arsenal expect to complete the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka in the next 48 hours (Daily Mirror)

Alvaro Morata is poised to leave Juventus this summer, with Arsenal leading the race to sign the striker for £51m. A picture posted on Instagram hinted his stay in Turin is coming to an end

– Arsenal could follow up a deal for Granit Xhaka by trying to sign Argentine wonderkid Maxi Romero (Daily Mirror)

ASTON VILLA

– Aston Villa’s managerial shortlist is down to Roberto Di Matteo and Nigel Pearson after they were snubbed by David Moyes (Daily Mirror)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Bournemouth are back in Swedish defender Alexander Milosevic, a player they tracked last summer

– Bournemouth are considering making a £4m move for Tottenham’s 24-year-old midfielder Ryan Mason (Daily Mirror)

CHELSEA

Romelu Lukaku: May be saluting goodbye to Everton soon

– Juventus cannot afford to compete with Manchester United and Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku’s signature (Corriere dello Sport)

– Fenerbahce have placed a €20million (£15.4m) price tag on Simon Kjaer in light of increased interest from Chelsea (Fanatik)

– Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in an ‘auction’ for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario (A Bola)

– Real Madrid are after Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois along with Manchester United target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose days at Borussia Dortmund appear to be numbered (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Chelsea are reportedly preparing a fresh bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after having an initial offer turned down (Sky Italia)

Arsenal have been joined by AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea in the battle to sign Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia

– Jose Mourinho wants to improve the spine of Manchester United’s side as soon as possible, after he is confirmed as manager. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones and Nemanja Matic are said to be at the top of his wanted list (Daily Mail)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

EVERTON

Napoli and Juventus are looking to sign Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, but the champions remain hopeful of keeping Alvaro Morata

Everton’s ambitious super-rich new owner Farhad Moshiri is making an astonishing attempt to buy Joe Hart

– Jose Mourinho wants to improve the spine of Manchester United’s side as soon as possible, after he is confirmed as manager. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones and Nemanja Matic are said to be at the top of his wanted list (Daily Mail)

– David Moyes is on a nine-man shortlist for Everton’s managerial vacancy, with Manuel Pellegrini, Frank de Boer and Unai Emery also set to be interviewed (Daily Mirror)

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is available to Champions League clubs for a cut-price £20 million, with Manchester City having scouted the player (Daily Mail)

– Leicester are ready to hand midfielder Danny Drinkwater an £80,000 a week contract to stave off interest from Liverpool (Daily Star)

Leicester City would have to pay 30m euro (£23.25m) for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, who is also attracting interest from Arsenal and Tottenham

 

LIVERPOOL

Mario Gotze: Linked with move to Liverpool

– Jurgen Klopp has made contact with Ante Coric – described as “perfect for Liverpool” by The Scout  as the Reds look to beat Tottenham to the £11.4million signing of the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder (Sportske Novotsi)

– Liverpool loanee Mario Balotelli could be lured to Serie A newcomers Crotone after the club’s president offered to make him captain if he joins them. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Liverpool are once again considering a move to Southampton striker Shane Long (Daily Star)

– Klopp wants to sign German full-back Niklas Sule from Hoffenheim (ClickLiverpool)

– Liverpool have been dealt a serious blow in pursuit of arguably their top summer transfer target with Mario Gotze’s revelation that he wants to stay at Bayern Munich (Bild)

– The Merseysiders are not expected to hand a new contract to defender Kolo Toure (Sportsmail)

– Trabzonspor are leading the race to sign Liverpool’s out-of-favour striker Samed Yesil (TalkSport)

– Liverpool hope a tribunal will order Watford to pay more than £4m for 19-year-old striker Jerome Sinclair, who has signed a four-year contract with the Hornets (Liverpool Echo)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City are targeting Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the summer transfer window (France Football)

– City remain in discussions about Ukraine midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko from Ufa and Aymeric Laporte at Athletic Bilbao (Daily Mail)

– Everton’s ambitious super-rich new owner Farhad Moshiri is making an astonishing attempt to buy Joe Hart

– Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is available to Champions League clubs for a cut-price £20million, with Manchester City having scouted the player (Daily Mail)

– Manchester City are closing on a four-year deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and also hope to sign Real Sociedad ‘keeper Geronimo Rulli (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Man Utd will offer Michael Carrick a new one-year contract. (ESPN)

Arsenal have been joined by AC Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea in the battle to sign Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia

– Jose Mourinho wants to replace Marouane Fellaini with Radja Nainggolan at United (Le Soir)

– Manchester United have opened talks to sign West Ham defender Reece Oxford in the summer transfer window (ESPN FC)

– Juventus cannot afford to compete with Manchester United and Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku’s signature (Corriere dello Sport)

– Real Madrid are after Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois along with Manchester United target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose days at Borussia Dortmund appear to be numbered (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in an ‘auction’ for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario (A Bola)

– Jose Mourinho wants to improve the spine of Manchester United’s side as soon as possible, after he is confirmed as manager. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Stones and Nemanja Matic are said to be at the top of his wanted list (Daily Mail)

– Gary Neville and Brian Kidd are among the contenders to join Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff once he is confirmed as Manchester United’s next manager (The Sun)

– Louis van Gaal received a £5m pay-off to leave Manchester United, who will give Jose Mourinho £15m per year to replace the Dutchman (Daily Express)

– Louis van Gaal learned of his dismissal from Manchester United in a phone call with the man expected to replace him, Jose Mourinho (Daily Mirror)

 

 

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Andros Townsend: Winger adamant Newcastle can stay up

– Andros Townsend has left the England squad to sort a transfer to Sporting Lisbon (Record)

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

NORWICH CITY

– Norwich are interested in signing Fulham striker Ross McCormack (Daily Mail)

– Mark Hughes and Stoke City are plotting a move for Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond (Stoke City)

– Norwich defender Steven Whittaker has signed a new one-year contract

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton will reportedly step up their efforts to sign Juventus forward Simone Zaza now they have Europa League football on offer (ClubCall)

– Liverpool are once again pondering a move to Southampton striker Shane Long (Daily Star)

STOKE

– Mark Hughes and Stoke City are plotting a move for Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond (Stoke City)

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

SUNDERLAND

– Sunderland among a number of teams weighing up a move for Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal (Sunderland Echo)

TOTTENHAM

Jonathan Calleri: Linked with Tottenham switch

Tottenham are set to sign striker Jonathan Calleri, with the Sao Paulo player’s agent claiming a verbal agreement is already in place (The Sun)

– Bournemouth are considering making a £4m move for Tottenham’s 24-year-old midfielder Ryan Mason (Daily Mirror)

– Tottenham and AC Milan have been told how much they will have to pay to tempt Palermo into selling Franco Vazquez

WATFORD

– Liverpool hope a tribunal will order Watford to pay more than £4m for 19-year-old striker Jerome Sinclair, who has signed a four-year contract with the Hornets (Liverpool Echo)

– Espanyol have turned down the opportunity to buy Watford goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis, 28, following his loan spell with the Spanish club (Watford Observer)

WEST BROM

– Newly promoted side Middlesborough are looking to sign midfielder West Brom James Morrison on a free transfer in the summer (Express)

– West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are all interested in giving Newcastle man Paul Dummett Premier League football next season (Chronicle)

WEST HAM

– West Ham are reportedly closing in on the signing of Turkish international Gokhan Tore (CNN Turkey)

– Manchester United have opened talks to sign West Ham defender Reece Oxford in the summer transfer window (ESPN FC)

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