Rumour Mill: Liverpool look at Lacazette, Chelsea eye Messi

Date published: Thursday 7th July 2016 11:20

Alexandre Lacazette: Has started the season in fine form

Alexandre Lacazette: Has started the season in fine form

Liverpool have joined the race for Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal want Blaise Matuidi, while Chelsea may move for Lionel Messi.

ARSENAL

– Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing French international and PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi (Liga Financial)

– The Gunners want Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko (Liga Financial via Marca)

– Arsenal are reportedly willing to pay £34million to bring Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette to the Emirates (Telegraph)

– Arsenal will rival Liverpool and Tottenham for Koln left-back Jonas Hector (Kick Off)

– Arsenal have offered young goalkeeper Guy Smit a two-week trial after the Dutchman became a free agent this summer (De Gerderlander)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Another Liverpool player potentially on the move is winger Jordon Ibe, 20, after Bournemouth submitted a £15m bid (The Sun)

BURNLEY

– Premier League newcomers Burnley are planning a £6million move for Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood (Birmingham Mail)

– Burnley are closing in on their first signing of the summer but the deal for Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson may not be completed before the Clarets head to France next week (Lancashire Telegraph)

CHELSEA

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– Chelsea are ready to join the race for Lionel Messi if the Argentine shows any indication he might quit Barcelona, with his father Jorge meeting Roman Abramovich on his personal yacht (The Sun)

– Juventus are considering a £17million bid for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, who could be surplus to requirements with the Blues (Daily Mirror)- Antonio Conte has told Barcelona that Cesar Azpilicueta is not for sale. Athletic Club have also been linked with a move for the full-back (The Sun)- Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan says he plans to stay at Roma, stating: “Everything is calm with Sabatini. Will I stay at Roma? Yes, I’m going to remain here.” (Gazzetta dello Sport)- Juan Cuadrado has returned to Chelsea following the end of his Juventus loan but is keen on a return, with talks between both clubs under way (Corriere dello Sport)

– Chelsea youngster Jeremie Boga will spend next season with Granada, the Spanish club have announced

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Palace are believed to have had a bid rejected for West Brom target and Palermo ace Franco Vazquez (Croydon Advertiser)

EVERTON

– Everton have been linked with a move for Southampton striker Graziano Pelle who has starred for Italy in Euro 2016 (ClubCall)

– Marseille star Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has been linked to several clubs in the Premier League, including Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool (SportWitness)

– Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray have emerged as a rivals to Everton in the race to sign Hal Robson-Kanu (Milliyet)

HULL CITY

– Tottenham are bracing themselves for a bid from Hull for midfielder Ryan Mason this week (Daily Mail)

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester City are reportedly prepared to pay up to £18m to sign Burnley centre-back Michael Keane (Daily Mail)

LIVERPOOL

Alexandre Lacazette: Heavily linked with move to Premier League.

– Liverpool are interested in rivalling Arsenal in the race to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon in the summer transfer window (Le10 Sport)

– Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Neven Subotic has been released from training to hold transfer talks and said reported Liverpool target Jakub “Kuba” Blaszczykowski’s future will be discussed in the coming days

– Serie A new boys Crotone have launched an ambitious move for Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli, according to the promoted club’s president

– Another Liverpool player potentially on the move is winger Jordon Ibe, 20, after Bournemouth submitted a £15m bid (The Sun)

– Arsenal will rival Liverpool and Tottenham for Koln left-back Jonas Hector (Kick Off)

– Marseille star Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has been linked to several clubs in the Premier League, including Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool (SportWitness)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Pep Guardiola is lining up a £60m British transfer record swoop for Real Madrid star Toni Kroos (The Sun)

– Manchester City will have to spend more than £100m if they are to capture Leonardo Bonucci and John Stones (The Times)

– Manchester City-owned striker Rubén Sobrino will soon join newly promoted Basque club Deportivo Alavés on loan for the 2016-17 season (Marca)

MANCHESTER UNITED

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– Everything is in place for Paul Pogba to return to Old Trafford and now Manchester United will focus on the next stage of the transfer – which is to agree a fee with Juventus (Di Marzio)

– Tommy Moller Nielsen has been appointed as Manchester United senior first-team scout after signing a three-year contract and is tasked with finding talent in the region (Politiken)

– Manchester United, Stoke City and Southampton are reportedly keen on Tiemoue Bakayoko (France Football)

MIDDLESBROUGH

– Boro aim to seal Spanish shot-stopper Victor Valdes as their fifth signing of the summer today (GazetteLive)

– Middlesbrough are considering a move for Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie (Daily Mail)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton have expressed an interest in signing Romanian international Nicolae Stanciu (DigiSport)

– Manchester United, Stoke City and Southampton are reportedly keen on Tiemoue Bakayoko (France Football)

STOKE

– Stoke City have agreed on a fee of £3.5milion to sign Egypt and Al Ahly midfielder Ramadan Sobhi (ESPNFC)

– Manchester United, Stoke City and Southampton are reportedly keen on Tiemoue Bakayoko (France Football)

TOTTENHAM

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– Tottenham have been told by Newcastle that they would have splash out £25million if they want to sign Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum (Mirror)

– One alternative could be Wijnaldum’s team-mate Moussa Sissoko, but his price tag at a reported £21.5million (Daily Express)

– Marseille star Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has been linked to several clubs in the Premier League, including Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool (SportWitness)

– Arsenal will rival Liverpool and Tottenham for Koln left-back Jonas Hector (Kick Off)

WATFORD

– Watford have withdrawn from the race to sign Roberto Pereyra but have signalled their intention to lure another high-class South American player away from Serie A by bidding for Juan Jesus (WDsport)

WEST BROM

– Crystal Palace are believed to have had a bid rejected for West Brom target and Palermo ace Franco Vazquez (Croydon Advertiser)

– Sheffield Wednesday are listed as 3/1 favourites to sign Callum McManamanfrom West Bromwich Albion (BetVictor)

WEST HAM

– The Hammers are looking to hijack Crystal Palace’s move for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke (The Sun)

– West Ham are interested in submitting a £12m bid for Norwich City midfielder Robbie Brady, who impressed during Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign (Express)

– Marseille star Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has been linked to several clubs in the Premier League, including Everton, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool (SportWitness)

– West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says the club were priced out of a move for Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez, 32. They offered him £150,000 a week but the Argentine asked for £250,000 a week to return to his first English side next season (Daily Mail)

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