Rumour Mill: United make £20m bid; Arsenal transfer boost

Date published: Thursday 19th May 2016 12:48

Victor Lindelof: Man United in pole position

Victor Lindelof: Benfica raise asking price

Manchester United have launched an opening offer for Benfica’s versatile defender Victor Lindelof while Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan has suggested he wants to leave Dortmund, according to Thursday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

– The Gunners have scouted Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has told Borussia Dortmund he will not sign a new contract with the Bundesliga club (London Evening Standard)

– Arsene Wenger plans to hold showdown talks with Theo Walcott – but is thought to have no intention of selling him as part of a reported ‘summer shake-up’ (Daily Mirror, Telegraph)

– Arsenal are considering making a club-record bid for 23-year-old Juventus striker Alvaro Morata (Evening Standard)

– Leicester are increasingly concerned that Arsenal will trigger 25-year-old midfielder N’Golo Kante’s £20m release clause this summer (Daily Mirror)

– West Ham are reported to be eyeing Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy as they step up their hunt for a right-back (Mercato 365)

ASTON VILLA

– Roberto Di Matteo is one of the favourites for the Aston Villa manager’s job but it is not a one-horse race (Sky Sports)

BOURNEMOUTH

– West Ham are expected to return with an improved offer for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson but the Hammers face competition from Tottenham (Guardian)

CHELSEA

– Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will launch a double bid for Roma pair Kostas Manolas, 24, and Radja Nainggolan, 28, this summer (London Evening Standard)

– Chelsea defender John Terry, 35, has agreed to take a £100,000-a-week pay cut to stay at Stamford Bridge (Sun)

– Chelsea are still keen on signing a centre-back, more specifically Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci (The Times)

– Chelsea have a ‘verbal agreement’ in place to sign Juventus winger Kwadwo Asamoah (Daily Express)

EVERTON

– Everton, Stoke and West Ham are keen on signing Michael Carrick on a free from Manchester United this summer (Daily Star)

– Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is set to turn down any approach from Everton in the belief that he will be able to land a bigger job in a year’s time (Daily Mirror)

– Reported Everton target Nani has made plans to leave Fenerbahce this summer (Fotomac)

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LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester are increasingly concerned that Arsenal will trigger 25-year-old midfielder N’Golo Kante’s £20m release clause this summer (Daily Mirror)

– Leicester aim to sign “three or four” new players in the summer and are believed to be in pole position to sign 26-year-old striker Gianluca Lapadula who has scored 26 goals in 39 appearances for Serie B side Pescara (Leicester Mercury)

LIVERPOOL

Mario Gotze: Linked with Liverpool

– Liverpool will not change their summer transfer targets after failing to qualify for Europe next season. Bayern Munich attacker Mario Gotze, 23, remains their top target (Liverpool Echo)

– Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal in principle to send Mario Balotelli to Fiorentina in return for midfielder Josip Ilicic (Daily Express)

MANCHESTER CITY

– Pep Guardiola still wants to sign Ilkay Gundogan for Manchester City, despite the Borussia Dortmund midfielder suffering a dislocated knee-cap earlier this month (Daily Mail)

– Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested in buying Schalke’s £30m-rated 20-year-old forward Leroy Sane (Goal)

– Yaya Toure’s reunion with Roberto Mancini has been thrown into doubt with Inter Milan reportedly close to signing Sevilla star Ever Banega (BBC Sport)

MANCHESTER UNITED

– Manchester United have submitted a bid of £20 million for versatile Benfica defender Victor Lindelo (Aftonbladet)

– Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes, 22, has been offered to Manchester United (Metro)

– Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested in buying Schalke’s £30m-rated 20-year-old forward Leroy Sane (Goal)

– Everton, Stoke and West Ham are keen on signing Michael Carrick on a free from Manchester United this summer (Daily Star)

– Manchester United fear missing out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to the playing style of Louis van Gaal scaring away top transfer targets (Daily Mail)

– Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has been linked with a move to Manchester United (Gazzetta dello Sport)

SOUTHAMPTON

Victor Wanyama: Staying at Southampton insists Koeman

– Southampton are anticipating Victor Wanyama to be tempted away from the club this summer, with Tottenham set to launch another approach (Sky Sports)

STOKE CITY

– Everton, Stoke and West Ham are keen on signing Michael Carrick on a free from Manchester United this summer (Daily Star)

SWANSEA CITY

– Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is set to turn down any approach from Everton in the belief that he will be able to land a bigger job in a year’s time (Daily Mirror)

SUNDERLAND

– Sunderland target Clement Chantome has been linked with a move to La Liga outfit Malaga (Sunderland Echo)

TOTTENHAM

– Southampton are anticipating Victor Wanyama to be tempted away from the club this summer, with Tottenham set to launch another approach (Sky Sports)

– West Ham are expected to return with an improved offer for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson but the Hammers face competition from Tottenham (Guardian)

WEST HAM

Arsene Wenger: Denied Debuchy a move to Man Utd

– West Ham are reported to be eyeing Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy as they step up their hunt for a right-back (Mercato 365)

– Everton, Stoke and West Ham are keen on signing Michael Carrick on a free from Manchester United this summer (Daily Star)

– West Ham are expected to return with an improved offer for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson but the Hammers face competition from Tottenham (Guardian)

– Reece Oxford wants £40,000 a week and a £1m signing-on fee to commit his future to West Ham (The Sun)

– England youth international Jahmal Hector-Ingram has signed a new three-year contract with West Ham (West Ham’s official site)

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