Rumour Mill: New suitors for Balotelli; Portuguese pair wanted

Date published: Tuesday 19th April 2016 12:45

Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker does not appear to be staying at AC Milan

Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker does not appear to be staying at AC Milan

Manchester United scouts have watched Portuguese duo William Carvalho and Joao Mario as their hopes of signing Neymar grow once again, while Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool exit moves closer.

ARSENAL

– Barcelona have joined the race for Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels, with Manchester United and Arsenal keen. (Bild)

– Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil need persuading over whether to sign new contracts with Arsenal. (Times)

– Arsenal will make a move for attacker Karim Benzema, should Real Madrid make a significant striker purchase this summer. (Mail)

– Liverpool and Arsenal have an “80% chance” of signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, 23 (Bild)

– Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, has been urged to complete a transfer to German champions Bayern Munich by his Chile team-mate Arturo Vidal.

Mats Hummels, Dortmund

CHELSEA

– Chelsea are to step up their chase of Antoine Griezmann as the Blues refuse to give up on the Atletico Madrid forward. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton keeper Fraser Forster is being lined up as potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois if the Chelsea star leaves for Real Madrid (Daily Mail)

EVERTON

– Everton have been linked with a move for Sivasspor’s star forward Aatif Chahechouhe. (Fanatik)

– Alongside Middlesbrough and Burnley, it is believed Premier League side Everton are also keeping tabs on Hull City defender Harry Maguire. (Mail)

– Manchester City are in pole position for John Stones as Everton face another battle to keep hold of the £40m defender (Daily Mirror)

– Everton are hoping to beat rivals Liverpool to Red Bull Leipzig’s winger Emil Forsberg (Daily Express)

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester City target Francesco Totti is on the verge of completing a move to NASL side New York Cosmos. (Sky Italia)

– Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante, 25, could be an option for Serie A champions Juventus after midfielder Claudio Marchisio suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury (Gazettoadello Sport)

LIVERPOOL

-Liverpool have made Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski their top target this summer amid talk over a huge takeover. (Star)

– Liverpool are ready to join the summer scramble for striker Michy Batshuayi. (Mirror)

– Liverpool and Arsenal have an “80% chance” of signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, 23 (Bild)

– Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has met with Monaco chairman Dmitry Rybolovlev to discuss a summer move. (TransferMarketWeb)

 

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City are in pole position for John Stones as Everton face another battle to keep hold of the £40m defender (Daily Mirror)

– Manchester City are closing in on a £23m swoop for Ilkay Gundogan with the Borussia Dortmund star being offered a five-year deal (Daily Mail)

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

Joao Mario: Watched by United.

– PSG have approached Jose Mourinho to become new boss this summer. (Sky)

– Manchester United scouts watched Sporting pair William Carvalho and Joao Mario over the weekend. (A Bola)

– Barcelona are reportedly open to selling Neymar to Manchester United as they are “sick of his attitude”. (La Vanguardia)

– Barcelona have joined the race for Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels, with Manchester United and Arsenal keen. (Bild)

– Michael Carrick has now been told the club do want to give him a new deal – but he will still have to wait until the Manchester United manager’s position is clarified (The Sun)

– If Jose Mourinho gets the Man Utd job, he will sign striker PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Benfica’s Renato Sanches and Everton defender John Stones. (The Sun)

– Renato Sanches has an agreement in principle with Manchester United ahead of a summer move. (A Bola)

Neymar Barcelona

SOUTHAMPTON

– Southampton keeper Fraser Forster is being lined up as potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois if the Chelsea star leaves for Real Madrid (Daily Mail)

TOTTENHAM

– European giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are keeping an eye on Tottenham striker Harry Kane. (Evening Standard)

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