Rumour Mill: Arsenal eye defenders; Man City agree deal

Date published: Wednesday 27th July 2016 12:08

Shkodran Mustafi: Defender wanted by Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi: Defender wanted by Arsenal

Arsenal have lined up two defensive signings after Per Mertesacker’s injury, while Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign a prodigious striker, according to today’s rumours.

Arsenal

Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi and Fabian Schar of Hoffenheim are Arsenal’s latest centre-half targets following confirmation Per Mertesacker is facing months out (Daily Express)

Lyon have told Arsenal and West Ham they will have to offer £40m plus bonuses to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal and Tottenham both want to sign Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder who scored 17 times in Ligue 1 last season (Canal+)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told 23-year-old winger Jese to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football (Marca)

Monaco are ready to rival Arsenal for the signing of Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan (Daily Express)

Youngster Tafari Moore is on the verge of joining Dutch side FC Utrecht on a season-long loan (football-oranje.com)

Inter Milan say they will not sell captain Mauro Icardi this summer (Sky Sports)

Arsenal want to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia (Emanuele Giulianelli)

Shkodran Mustafi: Part of double move for champions Juventus

 

Chelsea

Chelsea and Everton will fight for the signature of Sporting Lisbon’s £30m-rated Portugal midfielder William Carvalho (Daily Mirror)

Wolfsburg defender Jeffrey Bruma, 24, said he could have re-signed for Chelsea before joining the German side this summer (Bild)

Aston Villa, Fulham, Wolves and QPR all want Patrick Bamford on loan (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are in a battle with Everton to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the queue for Swansea’s Andre Ayew (South Wales Evening Post)

 

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have entered the race to sign highly rated Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens (Croydon Advertiser)

Palace are set to sanction Alex McCarthy’s departure to Southampton (The Sun)

 

Everton

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 27, is not interested in a move to Everton and will sign a new contract with Stoke City (Daily Mail)

Everton have met Idrissa Gueye’s £7.1m release clause and hope to complete a deal for the 26-year-old Aston Villa midfielder (Birmingham Mail)

Everton are lining up Sunderland’s £15m Lamine Kone as they prepare for the possibility of losing John Stones (Daily Mail)

John Stones has told Everton he wants to play for Pep Guardiola at Man City (Daily Star)

Chelsea are in a battle with Everton to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho (Daily Mirror)

Everton are interested in Benfica defender Jardel (O Jogo)

Roma have turned their attention to Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Lamine Kone: Fit for Sunderland

 

Hull City

Hull City want Birmingham manager Gary Rowett to be their new boss (HITC)

 

Leicester

West Brom remain interested in Leicester’s Jeffrey Schlupp and are preparing a new bid in the region of £10million (Express & Star)

Aston Villa are interested in signing Leicester City full-back Ritchie De Laet (Express & Star)

 

Liverpool

Liverpool have had a £33.5m bid rejected for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder Joao Mario, 23 (Various)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told 23-year-old winger Jese to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football (Marca)

Turkish champions Besiktas want to sign Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 25, on loan (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan, 20, remains keen to go out on loan this season despite a proposed move to Wigan breaking down (Liverpool Echo)

Young striker Taiwo Awoniyi is expected to join Dutch side NEC Nijmegen (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the queue for Swansea’s Andre Ayew (South Wales Evening Post)

Joao Mario: Liverpool made a bid

 

Manchester City

Borussia Dortmund have dismissed rumours linking striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang with a move to Manchester City (Bild)

Manager Pep Guardiola has agreed a deal to bring 19-year-old Atletico Nacional forward Marlos Moreno to Manchester City for around £8m (Guardian)

John Stones has told Everton he wants to play for Pep Guardiola at Man City (Daily Star)

Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the queue for Swansea’s Andre Ayew (South Wales Evening Post)

Manchester United

Manchester United target Blaise Matuidi has been told he is allowed to leave Paris St-Germain this summer, with the 29-year-old midfielder available for around £30m (L’Equipe)

David Moyes is interested in bringing Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini to Sunderland (Daily Express)

Napoli hope to sign Man Utd defender Matteo Darmian (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are plotting a £50.2m move for West Ham star Dimitri Payet (TopMercato)

Dimitri Payet: In sublime form for West Ham at Blackburn

 

Middlesbrough

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan could complete his move from Aston Villa to Middlesbrough this week (The Gazette)

West Brom have made an offer in the region of £10.9million for Lille’s Ibrahim Amadou, with Middlesbrough also said to be keen (France Football)

 

Southampton

Crystal Palace are set to sanction Alex McCarthy’s departure to Southampton (The Sun)

Filip Kostic has completed a move to Hamburg after initially being linked with Southampton and Liverpool.

 

Stoke 

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 27, is not interested in a move to Everton and will sign a new contract with Stoke City (Daily Mail)

Stoke chairman Peter Coates says his club remain hopeful of signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino (Talksport)

Saido Berahino: Tottenham have first option on West Brom striker

Sunderland

David Moyes is interested in bringing Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini to Sunderland. (Daily Express)

Everton are lining up Sunderland’s £15m Lamine Kone as they prepare for the possibility of losing John Stones. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland are closing in on a deal to sign Yann M’Vila from Rubin Kazan (Sunderland Echo)

 

Swansea

Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the queue for Swansea’s Andre Ayew (South Wales Evening Post)

 

Tottenham

Arsenal and Tottenham both want to sign Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder, 25, who scored 17 times in Ligue 1 last season (Canal+)

Spurs are waiting for Clinton N’Jie to move to Ligue 1 before completing deal for Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (Calciomercato)

 

Watford

Sheffield Wednesday are on the verge of completing a deal for Watford duo Daniel Pudil and and Almen Abdi (Sheffield Star)

 

West Brom

West Brom remain interested in Leicester’s Jeffrey Schlupp and are preparing a new bid in the region of £10million (Express & Star)

Stoke chairman Peter Coates says his club remain hopeful of signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino (Talksport)

West Brom have made an offer in the region of £10.9million for Lille’s Ibrahim Amadou, with Middlesbrough also said to be keen (France Football)

Alexandre Lacazette: Likely to stay with Lyon

 

West Ham

Lyon have told Arsenal and West Ham they will have to offer £40m plus bonuses to sign 25-year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are plotting a £50.2m move for West Ham star Dimitri Payet (TopMercato)

West Ham may turn to former Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner as a potential short-term replacement for Aaron Cresswell (Fox Sports)

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