Rumour Mill: Liverpool watch Valencia star; City eye Walcott

Date published: Thursday 28th April 2016 12:10

Shkodran Mustafi

Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to watch star Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, while Pep Guardiola has apparent interest in an Arsenal winger and two London clubs fight for the signing of N’Golo Kante.

ARSENAL

– Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head to sign Leicester City star N’Golo Kante this summer after the Foxes reportedly informed the midfielder that he can leave once a replacement is lined up (Mirror)

– West Ham have turned their attentions away from Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, instead battling Spurs for the signature of Marseille marksman Michy Batshuayi (ClubCall)

– Arsenal have edged ahead of Juventus in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan (TuttoMercato)

– Mesut Ozil is in “no hurry” to extend his Arsenal deal (Sport Informations Dienst)

– Arsene Wenger will try to land £25m-rated Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez this summer as part of a potential big-money double swoop including Kante (Mirror)

– Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has made Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, a top transfer target this summer (Sun)

– Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is the surprise name at the top of Arsenal’s list of potential successors to Arsene Wenger (Sun)

– Manchester City are reportedly showing a surprise interest in sealing the transfer of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott (London Evening Standard)

ASTON VILLA

– Villa are interested in signing striker Kane Hemmings from Dundee (Mail)

BOURNEMOUTH

– Bournemouth are increasing their interest in Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley (The Sun)

CHELSEA

N'Golo Kante

– Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head to sign Leicester City star N’Golo Kante this summer after the Foxes reportedly informed the midfielder that he can leave once a replacement is lined up (Mirror)

– Chelsea, City and United target Sergio Busquets is holding out for a new contract at Barcelona, while PSG are reportedly willing to pay €100m for the midfielder (Sport)

– Fraser Forster is flattered by talk of interest from Chelsea, but the goalkeeper insists his focus is solely on Southampton and England (Sporting Life)

– Liverpool have submitted a formal offer for Vermaelen, who is also wanted by West Ham and Chelsea (Sport)

– Chelsea are considering loans for Tammy Abraham, Jay Dasilva, Jake Clarke-Salter and more after FA Youth Cup win (Get West London)

– Chelsea believe £26m-rated Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan will be incoming manager Antonio Conte’s first signing. Talks between both clubs are at an advanced stage (Mail)

– Turkish side Fenerbahce are considering a summer move for Chelsea defender Baba Rahman, 21 (Fanatik)

– Italian champions Juventus plan talks with Chelsea over a permanent deal for Colombian loan signing Juan Cuadrado, 27, and will also attempt to sign Stamford Bridge team-mate Oscar, 24 (Daily Mail)

– Everton defender and Manchester City and Chelsea target John Stones, 21, added to speculation over his future by attending Manchester City’s Champions League draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday (Daily Express)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Wolves coach Kenny Jackett has played down speculation linking Palace target Dominic Iorfa with an exit from the Molineux Stadium in the summer transfer market (Wolves.co.uk)

EVERTON

– Besiktas have agreed a three year deal with AC Milan’s centre-back and Everton target Cristian Zapata (AMK)

– Everton are keen on Stoke’s Mark Hughes, with the axe looming for current boss Roberto Martinez (Mirror)

– Everton defender and Manchester City and Chelsea target John Stones, 21, added to speculation over his future by attending Manchester City’s Champions League draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday (Daily Express)

LEICESTER CITY

– Arsene Wenger will try to land £25m-rated Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez this summer as part of a potential big-money double swoop including Kante (Mirror)

– Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head to sign Leicester City star N’Golo Kante this summer after the Foxes reportedly informed the midfielder that he can leave once a replacement is lined up (Mirror)

– Leicester are plotting a raid for Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena with Southampton also keen (Mail)

Tonny Vilhena, Feyenoord

LIVERPOOL

– Liverpool are looking to sign the highly rated German centre back Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia (Radio Esport Valencia)

– Manchester City have joined the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund talent Christian Pulisic, alongside Liverpool (The Sun)

– Neven Subotic looks set to join Liverpool in the summer (Revier Sport)

– Liverpool have submitted a formal offer for Vermaelen, who is also wanted by West Ham and Chelsea (Sport)

– Barcelona are considering putting defender Marc Bartra, 25, on the transfer list this summer – and he will be available for just £9.3m, with Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool interested (Marca)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City are reportedly showing a surprise interest in sealing the transfer of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott (London Evening Standard)

– Kante has been told by Leicester he can leave the King Power Stadium this summer – but only if they have a replacement lined up. Manchester City are the latest of Europe’s biggest clubs to join the chase for the Foxes midfielder. (Daily Mirror)

– Chelsea, City and United target Sergio Busquets is holding out for a new contract at Barcelona, while PSG are reportedly willing to pay €100m for the midfielder (Sport)

– Manchester City have joined the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund talent Christian Pulisic, alongside Liverpool (The Sun)

– Jose Mourinho’s agent was in Manchester on Tuesday night to discuss outgoing Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s managerial future, not to sort out Mourinho’s move to Old Trafford (Daily Star)

– Everton defender and Manchester City and Chelsea target John Stones, 21, added to speculation over his future by attending Manchester City’s Champions League draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday (Daily Express)

MANCHESTER UNITED

DeGea

– Manchester United are preparing for life without goalkeeper David de Gea by tracking Galatasaray stopper Fernando Muslera (AMK)

– Chelsea, City and United target Sergio Busquets is holding out for a new contract at Barcelona, while PSG are reportedly willing to pay €100m for the midfielder (Sport)

– Manchester United look set to miss out on Valencia star Andre Gomes as his agent travels to finalise a deal with Juventus (Corriere dello Sport)

– Manchester United are back on the trail of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos (Mirror)

– United are in the hunt for a new striker with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on their shopping list (Mirror)

– Barcelona are considering putting defender Marc Bartra, 25, on the transfer list this summer – and he will be available for just £9.3m, with Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool interested (Marca)

– Manchester United will not move for Borussia Dortmund’s Germany defender Mats Hummels, 27, a former target, because of the improved form of Daley Blind, 26 (Manchester Evening News)

– Jose Mourinho’s agent was in Manchester on Tuesday night to discuss outgoing Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s managerial future, not to sort out Mourinho’s move to Old Trafford (Daily Star)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

– Newcastle have reportedly been watching 21 year-old Benfica center-back Victor Lindelof, who has broken into the Benfica first team this year and has looked impressive (Diario de Noticias)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Fraser Forster is flattered by talk of interest from Chelsea, but the goalkeeper insists his focus is solely on Southampton and England (Sporting Life)

– Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is a summer transfer target for Italian giants Lazio (Mirror)

SWANSEA CITY

– Scottish giants Celtic could scupper Swansea City’s plan to bring Brendan Rodgers back to the Liberty Stadium this summer (South Wales Evening Post)

TOTTENHAM

Alexandre Lacazette

– Ousmane Dembele has snubbed interest from Liverpool and Tottenham to agree terms with Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in Germany (TalkSport)

– Tottenham are set to offer Kane a third new deal inside 18 months to ward off Europe’s biggest clubs (Football Insider)

– Barcelona have expressed an interest in Tottenham and West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette (L’Equipe)

– West Ham have turned their attentions away from Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, instead battling Spurs for the signature of Marseille marksman Michy Batshuayi (ClubCall)

– Barcelona are considering putting defender Marc Bartra, 25, on the transfer list this summer – and he will be available for just £9.3m, with Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool interested (Marca)

– Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen, 24, has agreed terms on a new four-year contract, but he is waiting for manager Mauricio Pochettino to commit to the club before finalising the deal (Squawka)

WEST BROM

– Albion are one of three Premier League clubs linked with a move for Tonny Vilhena (Birmingham Mail)

WEST HAM

– West Ham are in pole position to sign Manchester United star Memphis Depay (Betway)

– Barcelona have expressed an interest in Tottenham and West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette (L’Equipe)

– West Ham have turned their attentions away from Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, instead battling Spurs for the signature of Marseille marksman Michy Batshuayi (ClubCall)

– Liverpool have submitted a formal offer for Vermaelen, who is also wanted by West Ham and Chelsea (Sport)

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