Rumour Mill: Man Utd & Spurs boosted in hunt for Madrid ace

Date published: Friday 3rd February 2017 11:57

Also, Manchester United and Tottenham are considering swapping left-backs in the summer, according to one of Friday’s transfer rumours.

Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has been approached by Barcelona over a potential summer move (Sport)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he was close to signing Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe last summer and tried to sign N’Golo Kante

Chelsea

Diego Costa: Heading to China

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is definitely heading for China at the end of the season and will become one of the highest paid players in the world (Cadena Ser)

Real Madrid are set to challenge Chelsea for the signature of Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam this summer (Sport)

Chelsea target Lucas Biglia is on the verge of signing a new deal at Lazio (Calciomercato)

Cesc Fabregas has refused to rule out a move to the Chinese Super League, but the MLS is his first priority when he no longer feels he can play Europe (YouTube interview)

Uruguay defender Martin Caceres, 29, is poised to join AC Milan. The former Barcelona, Juventus and Sevilla player had been linked with Chelsea, Swansea, Sunderland, Southampton and West Brom earlier in the season (Calciomercato)

Liverpool

Marseille made a €30million bid for Liverpool target and Sassoulo striker Gregoire Defrel in January. (Calciomercato)

Liverpool are reportedly considering a summer bid for Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester City

William Carvalho has changed agencies – run by a certain Pere Guardiola – sparking more rumours that he is close to joining Manchester City this summer (AS)

Ivan Rakitic has reiterated his full commitment to the Barcelona cause, insisting that his future at the club is “very secure” (Novi List)

Real Madrid are ready to ‘pounce’ for Man City striker Sergio Aguero after he was dropped in the emphatic win against West Ham (Daily Mirror)

West Ham will bid £15m bid for Manchester City’s 29-year-old England goalkeeper Joe Hart – who is on loan at Italian side Torino – this summer. (Sun)

In-demand Joe Hart could stay at Torino beyond this season, according to club president Urbano Cairo (Goal)

Manchester United

Manchester United and Tottenham could trade left-backs in the summer: Luke Shaw for Danny Rose (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United target Marco Verratti should go home to Italy next summer and join Inter Milan, according to his international team-mate Antonio Candreva (Daily Mail)

Sporting CP have tied highly rated winger and Manchester United target Gelson Martins to a new five-and-a-half-year contract

Manchester United and Tottenham target Isco has turned down the offer of a new contract at Real Madrid and is willing to listen to offers regarding a summer move (La Sexta)

Manchester United are ready to bankroll the £130m summer signings of Antoine Griezmann and Victor Lindelof that Jose Mourinho feels will make them champions (Daily Mail)

Michael Carrick is likely to be asked to take a pay cut to stay at Manchester United (The Sun)

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Benfica to sign right-back Nelson Semedo. (Notícias ao Minuto)

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, could be open to a move to Italian side Napoli, claims his agent Mino Raiola (Guardian)

Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, with the Portuguese club paying to remove a clause in the 22-year-old Sweden international’s contract that entitled one of his former clubs a portion of any future transfer fee (Manchester Evening News)

Middlesbrough

Premier League clubs were left shocked by Patrick Bamford’s wage demands during the transfer window before he eventually signed for Boro (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid striker Jese Rodriguez has revealed why he opted for a loan move to Las Palmas rather than Middlesbrough. The 23-year-old Spaniard says he had given his word to the La Liga club’s president (Gazette live)

Stoke

Saido Berahino, Stoke City’s £12m window acquisition, served a suspension after failing a drugs test while at West Bromwich Albion. (The Times)

Sunderland

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Swansea

Swansea manager Paul Clement has revealed he attempted to sign Frank Lampard during the January transfer window (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are interested in signing Tottenham’s Dele Alli (Times)

Manchester United and Tottenham target Isco has turned down the offer of a new contract at Real Madrid and is willing to listen to offers regarding a summer move (La Sexta)

Manchester United and Tottenham could trade left-backs in the summer: Luke Shaw for Danny Rose (Manchester Evening News)

West Brom

Saido Berahino, Stoke City’s £12m window acquisition, served a suspension after failing a drugs test while at West Bromwich Albion (The Times)

Tony Pulis has revealed West Bromwich Albion turned down an offer from China for forward Salomon Rondon before the close of the January transfer window

West Ham

Simone Zaza has said the bad environment, culture, training and nutrition were the reasons behind his West Ham failure (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Slaven Bilic could be heading for the exit at West Ham with Roberto Mancini in line to take over (Daily Mirror)

West Ham will bid £15m bid for Manchester City’s 29-year-old England goalkeeper Joe Hart – who is on loan at Italian side Torino – this summer. (Sun)

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