Rumour Mill: Spurs chase Lyon duo; Radja close to Blues

Date published: Friday 22nd April 2016 11:59

Lacazette

Tottenham are lining up a double swoop for Lyon pair Samuel Umtiti and Alexandre Lacazette, while Radja Nainggolan is reportedly edging closer to a move to Chelsea, according to Friday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

– Arsene Wenger wants to take Nottingham Forest midfielder Oliver Burke to Arsenal. (The Sun)

– Arsenal are strongly chasing Aston Villa wonderkid Andre Green. (Ladbrokes)

– Arsenal are closing in on Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka and have agreed personal terms in principle. (Bleacher Report)

ASTON VILLA

– Aston Villa want to sell Joleon Lescott, but the defender’s wages could prove a stumbling block. (Mirror)

– Former Aston Villa assistant boss Ray Wilkins says his attempts to help striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, 29, get back to match fitness “fell on deaf ears”. Villa have suspended former England international Agbonlahor and started an investigation after he was allegedly pictured with laughing gas canisters. (talkSPORT)

CHELSEA

– Chelsea are closing on a £35m deal for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan. (Express)

– Chelsea have hijacked Liverpool’s pursuit of Nice talent Hatem Ben Arfa. (L’Equipe)

– Chelsea and Manchester City target Paul Pogba has decided to stay in Turin. (Tuttosport)

– Chelsea are also planning a move for Romelu Lukaku and John Stones for a combined £90m. (Star)

– Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to make Everton’s England defender John Stones, 21, his first signing despite a slump in the player’s form. (Daily Mirror)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– Crystal Palace are lining up a cut-price move for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, 28, this summer. (Sun)

– Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite could be the subject of a move, with Crystal Palace and Sunderland showing interest. (L’Equipe)

EVERTON

– Leicester City and Everton are interested in making a surprise move for out-of-contract Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis in the summer. (Mail)

– Everton have reportedly made Ashley Williams one of their top transfer targets this summer. (ESPNFC)

– Everton boss Roberto Martinez, 42, must win the FA Cup to stand any chance of keeping his job. (Daily Mirror)

– Everton have recalled Matthew Pennington from his loan spell at League One promotion challengers Walsall. (Evertonfc.com)

– Roberto Martinez’s job at Everton is safe – for the time being. (Star)

– Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to make Everton’s England defender John Stones, 21, his first signing despite a slump in the player’s form. (Daily Mirror)

Martin Demichelis

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester City and Everton are interested in making a surprise move for out-of-contract Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis in the summer. (Mail)

LIVERPOOL

Bayern Munich have approached Manchester United and Liverpool target Mats Hummels over a summer switch. (Bild)

– Udinese sporting director, Cristiano Giaretta, has confirmed Liverpool are watching midfield star Piotr Zielinski. (Star)

– Chelsea have hijacked Liverpool’s pursuit of Nice talent Hatem Ben Arfa. (L’Equipe)

– Liverpool and England forward Daniel Sturridge, 26, wants to remain at Anfield and has set his sights on 100 league goals for the Reds. (Daily Mail)

– Liverpool have confirmed that Anfield will be the venue for the final of the Four Nations rugby league tournament in November. (liverpoolfc.com)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Emile Heskey’s youngest son Reigan signed a contract to join Manchester City’s academy. (Mail)

– Chelsea and Manchester City target Paul Pogba has decided to stay in Turin. (Tuttosport)

– Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that Isco was on the brink of joining Manchester City before eventually moving to Real Madrid in 2013. (Marca)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Mats Hummels, Dortmund

– Real Madrid look set to offer Cristiano Ronaldo a new two-year contract extension. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich have approached Manchester United and Liverpool target Mats Hummels over a summer switch. (Bild)

– Sergio Ramos has confirmed that Manchester United made “a firm offer” to sign him last summer. (Mirror)

– Ryan Giggs believes he is in with a shout of managing Manchester United if Louis van Gaal is sacked next month. (Sun)

– Rashford will put off signing a new deal at Manchester United until the season is over and he has appointed an agent. (Mail)

– The agent of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, Jorge Mendes, wants to represent Manchester United’s 18-year-old forward Marcus Rashford. (Times)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton are still working on convincing Victor Wanyama to sign a new contract. (Southern Echo)

SUNDERLAND

– Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite could be the subject of a move, with Crystal Palace and Sunderland showing interest. (L’Equipe)

SWANSEA CITY

– Everton have reportedly made Ashley Williams one of their top transfer targets this summer. (ESPNFC)

TOTTENHAM

– Spurs have contacted Lyon over the possibility of signing Alexandre Lacazette and Samuel Umtiti. (L’Equipe)

– West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur are currently leading the chase for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, but Marseille have slapped a €40m asking price on him. (Het Laatste Nieuws)

– Galatasaray are preparing to meet Yunus Malli’s release clause at the end of the season in a bid stay ahead of the chasing back. (Fotomac)

WATFORD

Miguel Layun

– Watford left-back Miguel Layun is a reported target for Spanish giants Real Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window. (Clubcall)

WEST BROM

– West Brom want Liverpool striker Christian Benteke. (DH)

WEST HAM

– West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur are currently leading the chase for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, but Marseille have slapped a €40m asking price on him. (Het Laatste Nieuws)

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