Rumour Mill: Merseyside duo eye signings

Date published: Thursday 30th July 2015 8:24

ARSENAL

– Arsenal have ‘no chance whatsoever’ of signing Karim Benzema from Real Madrid this summer, according to Guillem Balague

ASTON VILLA

– Aston Villla are in advanced talks with Blackburn over the sale of striker Rudy Gestede

– Nantes president Waldemar Kita has warned Aston Villa to stop haggling or risk missing out on Leicester target Jordan Veretout

– Emmanuel Adebayor is set to sign for Aston Villa today – and Dimitar Berbatov wants to join him (Daily Mirror)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson has signed a new four-year contract

CHELSEA

– Manchester City will make a rival offer if Chelsea have a bid accepted for Everton defender John Stones (Daily Mirror)

– Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has arrived in Italy as he closes in on a loan move to Roma (Daily Mail)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Swansea put a staggering £25million price tag on Ashley Williams in a bid to scare off Crystal Palace (Daily Mirror)

– Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has not yet made a decision on the future of reported Crystal Palace target Fabricio Coloccini

EVERTON

– Manchester City will make a rival offer if Chelsea have a bid accepted for Everton defender John Stones (Daily Mirror)

– Everton are weighing up a move for Swansea defender Ashley Williams should John Stones leave Goodison Park this summer (ESPN)

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester City remain interested in signing Internacional midfielder Charles Aránguiz despite the Chile international preferring to join Bayer Leverkusen (Independent)

– Premier League side Leicester City are preparing a bid for Atalanta centre-back Yohan Benalouane (Sport Italia)

– Nantes president Waldemar Kita has warned Aston Villa to stop haggling or risk missing out on Leicester target Jordan Veretout

LIVERPOOL

– Liverpool representatives have flown to Spain to discuss the signing of Barcelona B winger Adama Traore (RAC1)

– Tony Pulis believes it will be like “bringing a brand new car out of the garage” if West Brom manage to sign Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert

– Tottenham are monitoring Rickie Lambert’s situation at Liverpool (Daily Mail)

– Norwich City have signed Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a season-long loan deal

– Bologna have expressed interest in signing Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City will make a rival offer if Chelsea have a bid accepted for Everton defender John Stones (Daily Mirror)

– Enes Unal, the highly rated 18-year-old signed this month by Manchester City from Bursaspor, is set to be loaned to Genk (The Guardian)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Louis van Gaal has admitted “maybe” David de Gea “wants to go” amid fervent interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid

– Laurent Blanc claims Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria

– Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergio Ramos is over after the centre-back agreed a new contract extension at Real Madrid.

– Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal’s chances of bringing club legend Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford have collapsed after Real Madrid told them he would cost £85million

– Manchester United have failed with a £42million double bid for Lazio pair Felipe Anderson and Stefan De Vrij (Corriere della Sera)

NEWCASTLE

– Steve McClaren hopes Newcastle can confirm the signing of Chancel Mbemba on Thursday amid reports they are back in for Florian Thauvin

– Newcastle boss Steve McClaren has not yet made a decision on the future of reported Crystal Palace target Fabricio Coloccini

– Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney prefers a move to Newcastle United despite interest from Championship clubs (Daily Mirror)

NORWICH

– Norwich City have signed Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a season-long loan deal

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is keen to make more signings before the end of the transfer window but has admitted he is in no hurry

STOKE CITY

– Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has signed a short-term deal with the club to enable him to recover from a serious head injury

SUNDERLAND

– Sunderland have not made a bid for striker Ola Toivonen, according to the Sweden international’s club Rennes

SWANSEA CITY

– Swansea put a staggering £25million price tag on Ashley Williams in a bid to scare off Crystal Palace (Daily Mirror)

– Everton are weighing up a move for Swansea defender Ashley Williams should John Stones leave Goodison Park this summer (ESPN)

TOTTENHAM

– Tottenham are monitoring Rickie Lambert’s situation at Liverpool (Daily Mail)

– Tottenham are preparing to step up their interest in Stuttgart striker Timo Werner (ESPN)

WEST BROM

– Tony Pulis believes it will be like “bringing a brand new car out of the garage” if West Brom manage to sign Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert

WEST HAM

– Slaven Bilic has said he would like to add “a player or two” to his West Ham squad

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