Rumour Mill: Spurs to beat Arsenal to striker; Sissoko move

Date published: Friday 20th May 2016 11:38

Islam Slimani: Linked with Tottenham transfer

Islam Slimani: Linked with Tottenham transfer

Arsenal are planning a swoop for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, Man Utd are in the hunt for Neymar, while Tottenham look set to beat the Gunners to one of Europe’s most in-demand strikers, according to Friday’s transfer rumours.

 

ARSENAL

– Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka is heading to London in order to finalise his Arsenal move, according to close friend and journalist Artan Muhaxhiri. (Sun)

– Liverpool have beaten Arsenal to the signing of Leicester’s teenage left-back Ben Chilwell, 19. (Daily Mirror)

– Arsenal are apparently planning on making a swoop for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (TransferMarketWeb)

– Tottenham are being tipped to beat Arsenal to the signing of Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (A Bola)

CHELSEA

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– Chelsea want to re-sign former striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. (HLN)

– Chelsea’s Tomas Kalas looks set to return to Middlesbrough on a permanent deal. (Sun)

– Chelsea will battle Premier League rivals Arsenal for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

CRYSTAL PALACE

– West Ham United defender James Tomkins is reportedly a transfer target for Sunderland and Crystal Palace. (Mirror)

EVERTON

– Chelsea want to re-sign former striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. (HLN)

– Everton are considering signing 21-year-old Bologna goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, who spent part of his teenage years at Manchester United, as a replacement for the departing Tim Howard. (Daily Mail)

– Everton are also scouting 21-year-old Club Brugge defender Bjorn Engels. (Liverpool Echo)

– Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Lazio for Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori. (La Lazio Siamo Noi)

LEICESTER CITY

– West Ham are considering making an ambitious move for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, 29. (Daily Mirror)

– Southampton have stepped up their attempt to land Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, but face stiff competition from Leicester. (Sun)

LIVERPOOL

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– Germany boss Joachim Low feels Liverpool target Mario Gotze needs a change of scenery and should play under a new coach who wants him. (Suddeutschen Zeitung)

– Lazar Markovic looks set to have no future at the club and will be shown the door this summer. (Mirror)

– Jurgen Klopp wants to sign six players in a £50m transfer spree following Liverpool’s Europa League heartbreak. (Express)

– Christian Benteke has demanded make-or-break talks with Jurgen Klopp – and insists he will not be the only Liverpool player wanting to know whether he has a future at the club. (Mirror)

– Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly requested an ambitious swap deal with Fiorentina for Josip Ilicic. (Star)

– Jurgen Klopp will start rebuilding his Liverpool squad by signing Leicester’s teenage left-back Ben Chilwell, 19. (Daily Mirror)

– The Liverpool boss is also close to completing the signing of £4.7m goalkeeper Loris Karius, 22, from former club Mainz. (The Guardian & Express)

– Liverpool could move for Bundesliga whizzkid Mahmoud Dahoud if they fail to land Piotr Zielinski. (Telegraph)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Borussia Dortmund have delayed contract talks with City target Ilkay Gundogan until he recovers from his latest injury. (Kicker)

MANCHESTER UNITED

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– Juventus are “open to the sale of Paul Pogba” this summer, according to reports. (One World Sport)

– Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Lazio for Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori. (La Lazio Siamo Noi)

– James Rodriguez is keen to swap Real Madrid for Manchester United this summer. (ESPN)

– Man Utd are among three clubs to try and tempt Neymar to Old Trafford while he is in talks with Barcelona over a new contract. (Globo Esporte)

– Man Utd and Tottenham must now pay £61m to sign target Saul Niguez under the terms of his new contract. (Star)

NEWCASTLE

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– Newcastle are interested in signing Steven Caulker from QPR. (Shields Gazette)

– Arsenal are apparently planning on making a swoop for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (TransferMarketWeb)

NORWICH

– Norwich City midfielder Gary O’Neil says he is happy to stay at Carrow Road after being offered a new deal by the club. (ESPN)

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton have stepped up their attempt to land Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, but face stiff competition from Leicester. (Sun)

SUNDERLAND

– West Ham United defender James Tomkins is reportedly a transfer target for Sunderland and Crystal Palace. (Mirror)

TOTTENHAM

– Tottenham are being tipped to beat Arsenal to the signing of Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani (A Bola)

– Tottenham are interested in signing Franco Vazquez from Palermo as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of a Champions League return. (Mirror)

– Man Utd and Tottenham must now pay £61m to sign target Saul Niguez under the terms of his new contract. (AS)

WEST HAM

– West Ham United defender James Tomkins is reportedly a transfer target for Sunderland and Crystal Palace. (Mirror)

– West Ham are considering making an ambitious move for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, 29. (Daily Mirror)

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