Rumour Mill: United’s Roo replacement; Arsenal eye Porto star

Date published: Thursday 6th October 2016 3:40

Isco: Wanted by United to play No 10

Isco: Wanted by United to play No 10?

Spanish press believe Jose Mourinho is closing in on a Wayne Rooney replacement, while Arsenal scouts have been to watch Porto, according to Thursday’s rumours.

Arsenal

Andre Silva

Arsenal sent scouts to watch Porto striker Andre Silva during his side’s Champions League defeat to Leicester City in September (O Jogo)

Liverpool are said to be competing with Arsenal for the signature of Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti (Tuttomercatoweb)

Arsenal and Tottenham both want to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, who is out of contract in 2018 (Diario Madridista)

Lyon starlet Corentin Tolisso has admitted he “dreams” of playing for Arsenal (Mirror)

Gunners defender Per Mertesacker, 32, is wanted by former side Hannover (Sun)

Arsenal’s protracted contract negotiations with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could cost the club £36m more than they originally budgeted for (Times)

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, says he is determined not to be weighed down by an “incredible” price tag following his summer move from Valencia for a fee in excess of £35m (Daily Mirror)

Alex Iwobi set for a second bumper pay rise this year, while Arsenal move to keep Hector Bellerin from Barcelona (Mail)

Chelsea

Chelsea have offered Athletic midfielder Oscar De Marcos a four-year contract with double his current wages (El Desmarque)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told head coach Antonio Conte he is prepared to bid more than £60m for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29 (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea are reportedly ready to pay a staggering £88million to seal the transfer of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann (Metro)

Napoli chairman Aurelio Du Laurentiis rejected a £50m offer from Chelsea for defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, two days before the summer transfer window closed (Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace will make another attempt to sign Santos star Lucas Lima in January (Sun)

Everton

Rachid Ghezzal: Wanted by West Ham

Everton could face Premier League competition for Rachid Ghezzal if they decide to return for the Lyon winger in January (France Football)

Hull

Interim boss Mike Phelan is set to be handed the Hull City manager’s job on a permanent basis (Sun)

Liverpool

Liverpool are said to be competing with Arsenal for the signature of Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti (Tuttomercatoweb)

Liverpool recently sent a scout to Italy to get a lowdown on Sassuolo attacker Gregoire Defrel (TMW)

Liverpool are interested in bringing the former French international Geoffrey Kondogbia on loan (Daily Star)

Liverpool striker Divock Origi, 21, says he has not heard the “rumours” linking him with a move to Juventus (HLN)

Manchester City

Fernando: Midfielder heading to the San Siro?

Brazil midfielder Fernandinho is poised to put pen to paper on a new bumper Manchester City contract (Mail)

Manchester City are reportedly keen on Juventus starlet Moise Kean, and a move may be imminent (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has his eye on Real Madrid’s Isco as a potential Wayne Rooney replacement (AS)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United target Gareth Bale have both signed new contracts at Real Madrid (Cope)

Manchester United will have to battle with Barcelona for Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins (Record)

Defender Matteo Darmian will look to force a move away from Manchester United in January if he does not get more game time, the 26-year-old’s agent says (Radio Crc)

Paddy McNair insists he has no regrets over quitting Manchester United last summer

Sunderland

Sunderland are braced for a £10m payout for a player they do not own, Ricky Alvarez (Daily Mail)

Paddy McNair insists he has no regrets over quitting Manchester United last summer

Tottenham

Isco: Wanted by United to play No 10

Arsenal and Tottenham both want to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, who is out of contract in 2018 (Diario Madridista)

West Ham

West Ham have an obligation to buy forward Simone Zaza after 10 appearances for the club, according to the 25-year-old’s agent and father (Tutto Juve)

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