Rumour Mill: Liverpool midfielder close to exit, Spurs Tello blow

Date published: Friday 15th July 2016 12:13

Lucas Leiva: In final year of Liverpool contract

Lucas Leiva: In final year of Liverpool contract

Liverpool stalwart Lucas Leiva could be set to leave Anfield, while Man Utd have been told to forget about signing Nemanja Matic, according to Friday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

– Roma defender Kostas Manolas is tempted by the prospect of working with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, with Arsenal also in the frame to sign the Greece international and both clubs are willing to double his wages (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are reportedly ready to hijack West Ham’s £26 million move for AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca

– Juventus have reportedly agreed a four-year contract with long-term Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain, worth a cool € 7.5 million a year (Calciomercato)

– Higuain’s massive €94 million release clause reportedly expires at the end of this month, plus, the release clause can be paid in two instalments (€47million each): the first half has to be paid in the current transfer window, the second one in one year time (Calciomercato)

– Arsenal have reportedly dropped their interest in Alexandre Lacazette after Wenger deemed his £42m price tag too high (Express)

– Wolfsburg’s director of sport Klaus Allofs has ruled out Julian Draxler leaving the club this summer, amid interest from the Gunners (Sky Sports)

– Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly told forward Joel Campbell, 24, to look for a new club, with some interest from Spanish side Valencia (Estadio Deportivo)

BURNLEY

– Sean Dyche is interested in signing Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan on a season-long loan deal, who only signed a new long-term contract at Anfield in March (Express)

– Burnley are interested in Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chung-yong, 28 (The Guardian)

CHELSEA

Kostas Manolas: Tipped for move to Premier League

– Chelsea have told Manchester United they have no intention of selling Nemanja Matic amid fresh reports Jose Mourinho is ready to compete with Juventus for the Serbian midfielder (Daily Mail)

– Roma defender Kostas Manolas is tempted by the prospect of working with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, with Arsenal also in the frame to sign the Greece international and both clubs are willing to double his wages (Calciomercato)

– Chelsea and Manchester City have received a boost in their pursuit of Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci after the Italian giants secured the signing of Medhi Benatia (Express)

– Chelsea target Joao Mario has decided to move to Inter Milan instead (The Sun)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Burnley are interested in Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chung-yong, 28 (The Guardian)

– Crystal Palace are set to battle it out with Premier League rivals Middlesbrough to sign PSG winger Yakou Meite (L’Equipe)

EVERTON

– Stoke City have made enquiries about Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 25 (Daily Mail)

– Leicester have reportedly entered the race for long-term Everton target Axel Witsel, who has been the subject of a move away from Zenit St Petersburg (France Football)

– Everton, Stoke City and Southampton are all reportedly targeting Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo for a summer transfer (Daily Mail)

– Everton are leading the transfer race to sign FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller, who has scored 35 goals in 57 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit (France Football)

HULL CITY

– Hull are lining up a £6m bid for Cardiff keeper David Marshall, following the injury to international colleague Allan McGregor (The Sun)

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester have reportedly entered the race for long-term Everton target Axel Witsel, who has been the subject of a move away from Zenit St Petersburg (France Football)

– The Foxes have submitted a third and final £15m offer for Burnley defender Michael Keane, 23 (Metro)

– Claudio Ranieri has told N’Golo Kante to hurry up and decide whether or not he wants to leave Leicester for Chelsea, the Champions have offered the France international a new four-year contract (Daily Star)

LIVERPOOL

Luis Alberto: Has impressed in La Liga

– Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto seems like the next Liverpool player out of the door. The 23-year-old spent last season on-loan at La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna and sees Europa League champions Sevilla lead the chase for his signature (Liverpool Echo)

– Liverpool could need a new centre-back after Joe Gomez suffered an Achilles injury and Martin Skrtels departure to Fenerbahce yesterday (Daily Mirror)

– Tottenham and Liverpool target Christian Tello is only interested in a move to Fiorentina, according to the players agent (Calciomercato)

– Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, could head to the Chinese Super League – if a deal is completed before the Chinese transfer window shuts on Friday (Corriere Della Sera)

– Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is on the verge of a loan switch to Galatasaray after they agreed a loan fee of €800,000 (FotoMac)

MANCHESTER CITY

– City have been linked with the Wolfsburg left back Ricardo Rodriguez who has been singled out by Guardiola as a top priority (The Sun)

– Manchester City have completed the signing of Colombian starlet Marlos Moreno, according to Colombia’s Under-23 coach Carlos Restrepo (Mirror)

– Leonardo Bonucci’s move to Manchester City could move closer with Mehdi Benatia joining Juventus (The Sun)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Chelsea have told Manchester United they have no intention of selling Nemanja Matic amid fresh reports Jose Mourinho is ready to compete with Juventus for the Serbian midfielder (Daily Mail)

Paul Pogba’s agent has given Man Utd until the end of July to wrap up a £100m deal for Paul Pogba

– Eintracht Frankfurt want to take Manchester United youngster Guillermo Varela on loan with an option of making the move permanent (Daily Mail)

– Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had dinner with Paul Pogba in a restaurant in California (Daily Mail)

MIDDLESBROUGH

– Middlesbrough have agreed an £8m fee with Borussia Dortmund for Neven Subotic (Daily Mail)

– Crystal Palace are set to battle it out with Premier League rivals Middlesbrough to sign PSG winger Yakou Meite (L’Equipe)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Everton, Stoke City and Southampton are all reportedly targeting Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo for a summer transfer (Daily Mail)

– Southampton are to offer Dusan Tadic a new contract to keep him at the club (Daily Star)

STOKE CITY

Xherdan Shaqiri: One of several possible Stoke absentees for Swansea game

– Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi’s transfer to Stoke City is “99 per cent” agreed, according to the Premier League club’s chief executive Tony Scholes (BBC)
– Dortmund are looking to poach Xherdan Shaqiri, who signed is Stoke’s record signing, after the Germans sold Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United for £28m (The Sun)
– Stoke’s long-term pursuit of West Brom striker Sadio Berahino received a boost after Watford reportedly pulled out of the running for the 22-year-old (Stoke Sentinel)

– Stoke City have made enquiries about Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 25 (Daily Mail)

– Everton, Stoke City and Southampton are all reportedly targeting Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo for a summer transfer (Daily Mail)

– Newcastle target Peter Crouch has begged Mark Hughes for more game-time at Stoke (Daily Star)

SUNDERLAND

– Emanuele Giaccherini is set to leave Sunderland after his agent confirmed a move to Napoli is “all done.” (ESPN)

SWANSEA CITY

– Swansea City’s French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis could complete his move to Marseille “within days”, according to Swans coach Alan Curtis (BBC)

– Swansea City are on the verge of signing Australian goalkeeper Mark Birighitti on a free agent according to reports down under, the keeper is said to have flown into the UK already (Wales Online)

– Guidolin has reportedly found the ideal candidate to spearhead his attack next season in FC Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo (South Wales Evening Post)

TOTTENHAM

– Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Antonio Sanabria is set to snub Spurs to sign for Real Betis (Gazzetta World)

– Georginio Wijnaldum’s preference is to join Tottenham if he leaves Newcastle but the Magpies want more than £25m (Daily Mail)

– Tottenham and Liverpool target Christian Tello is only interested in a move to Fiorentina according to the players agent (Calciomercato)

– Pochettino is also looking at FC Mainz’ midfielder Yunus Malli (Daily Mail)

WATFORD

– Stoke’s long-term pursuit of West Brom striker Sadio Berahino received a boost after Watford reportedly pulled out of the running for the 22-year-old (Stoke Sentinel)

WEST BROM

– Stoke’s long-term pursuit of West Brom striker Sadio Berahino received a boost after Watford reportedly pulled out of the running for the 22-year-old (Stoke Sentinel)

WEST HAM

Arsenal are reportedly ready to hijack West Ham’s £26 million move for AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca

– Lazio are on brink of snapping up West Ham striker Enner Valencia on an initial loan deal (Gazetta World)

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