Rumour Mill: Villa, Foxes and Irons busy

Date published: Friday 31st July 2015 11:35

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ARSENAL

– Palermo have opened talks with Joel Campbell but are struggling to meet Arsenal’s £7million valuation of the striker (The Sun/Daily Star)

– Birmingham City have signed Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral on a season-long loan deal

ASTON VILLA

– West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott (Birmingham Mail)

– Aston Villa are expected to sign Rudy Gestede from Blackburn today, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jordan Veretout also close to joining

BOURNEMOUTH

– Premier League new boys Norwich City and Bournemouth are lining up moves for Middlesbrough forward Lee Tomlin (HITC Sport)

CHELSEA

– Chelsea have attempted to smooth their bid to sign John Stones by holding talks with Everton about how the two clubs can avoid any more mud-slinging over the central defender (Daily Telegraph)

Alex Telles‘ agent has hinted Chelsea are among the clubs interested in signing Galatasaray left-back this summer

– Mohamed Salah has had a medical at Rome, but the winger’s loan move from Chelsea has been delayed because Fiorentina want £3.5million in compensation (The Times)

CRYSTAL PALACE

Connor Wickham will travel to London on Friday to discuss personal terms with Crystal Palace ahead a move to Selhurst Park

– Crystal Palace and Stoke City have registered an interest in Juventus striker Fernando Llorente (Sky Italia)

EVERTON

– Chelsea have attempted to smooth their bid to sign John Stones by holding talks with Everton about how the two clubs can avoid any more mud-slinging over the central defender (Daily Telegraph)

– Manchester United have joined the chase for Everton defender John Stones and will offer Jonny Evans as bait (Daily Mirror)

– Everton have expressed an interest in Udinese defender Thomas Heurtaux (The Times)

– Inter Milan have told Xherdan Shaqiri to reconsider Stoke’s offer or risk a season in the stands. Everton could yet attempt to sign the midfielder (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Barcelona B coach Gerard Lopez says he is “counting on” reported Everton, Liverpool and Stoke target Adama Traore

LEICESTER CITY

– Leicester are in talks to sign Atalanta centre-back Yohan Benalouane (The Times/The Sun)

– Leicester are closing on a £10million deal for Internacional midfielder Charles Arunguiz (Daily Mail)

– Leicester are close to signing N’Golo Kante from Caen for £5.6million (France Football)

LIVERPOOL

Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and is training away from the first team with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique (The Independent)

– Liverpool will discover next week whether they have landed Denis Cheryshev, who they have bid £15million for (The Sun)

– Rickie Lambert is expected to finalise a move from Liverpool to West Brom in the next few days, although the clubs have yet to agree a fee (The Guardian)

– Barcelona B coach Gerard Lopez says he is “counting on” reported Everton, Liverpool and Stoke target Adama Traore

MANCHESTER CITY

– Manchester City have sent striker Enes Unal on loan to Belgian side Genk just weeks after signing the Turkey international from Bursaspor

– Roma have told Manchester City they will not pay any more than €20 million for Edin Dzeko (Gazetta dello Sport)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Angel Di Maria will finally complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain this weekend

– Manchester United have joined the chase for Everton defender John Stones and will offer Jonny Evans as bait (Daily Mirror)

NEWCASTLE

– Newcastle are expected to make Northampton striker Ivan Toney their latest signing after confirming the capture of Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht

NORWICH

– Premier League new boys Norwich City and Bournemouth are lining up moves for Middlesbrough forward Lee Tomlin (HITC Sport)

STOKE CITY

– Inter Milan have told Xherdan Shaqiri to reconsider Stoke’s offer or risk a season in the stands. Everton could yet attempt to sign the midfielder (Gazzetta dello Sport)

– Crystal Palace and Stoke City have registered an interest in Juventus striker Fernando Llorente (Sky Italia)

– Barcelona B coach Gerard Lopez says he is “counting on” reported Everton, Liverpool and Stoke target Adama Traore

SUNDERLAND

Connor Wickham will travel to London on Friday to discuss personal terms with Crystal Palace ahead a move to Selhurst Park

– Sunderland are ready to table an improved offer after their £12.5million bid for Fenerbahce striker Moussa Sow was turned down (Daily Star)

TOTTENHAM

– Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has played down speculation linking Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez with a move to the club

– West Brom captain Darren Fletcher doubts the club would agree to sell reported Tottenham target Saido Berahino for the £15million quoted

– Tottenham plan to open talks with Stuttgart over Timo Werner (The Times)

– Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has dismissed the prospect of Clinton N’Jie leaving the club this summer amid reports of a bid from Tottenham

WEST BROM

Rickie Lambert will undergo a medical at West Brom on Friday after a deal was agreed to sign the former England striker from Liverpool

– West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott (Birmingham Mail)

WEST HAM

– West Ham are on the verge of signing Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez for £10million (The Sun)

– The agent of Inter Milan full-back Danilo D’Ambrosio will be fly to London in the coming days to meet with West Ham officials (Rai Sport)

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