Rumour Mill: Winger wants Man Utd; Madrid want City man

Date published: Thursday 16th February 2017 12:16

Tottenham are ready to re-ignite their interest in Riyad Mahrez, while Benfica star Nelson Semedo has emerged as a top target for Chelsea, according to Thursday’s transfer rumours.

ARSENAL

Inter Milan are aiming to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Ricardo Rodriguez after submitting a £13m bid to Wolfsburg (Calciomercato)

Alexis Sanchez’s future is again under the spotlight after Arsenal’s 5-1 battering to Bayern Munich. The Chilean star was pictured heading out of Heathrow airport on Thursday morning with his destination unknown (Daily Mail)

CHELSEA

Nelson Semedo has emerged as a top target for Chelsea, with Benfica’s president in London for talks over his sale to the Blues (O Jogo)

Reported Chelsea target Michail Antonio has admitted uncertainty over his West Ham future as he waits to see if he’ll be offered a new deal (Sky Sports)

Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel could move to AC Milan this summer, ahead of a proposed move to Chelsea (Il Secolo XIX)

Inter Milan are aiming to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Ricardo Rodriguez after submitting a £13m bid to Wolfsburg (Calciomercato)

Juventus and Inter Milan will spend up to €80m in a bid to sign Man Utd and Chelsea target Marco Verratti from PSG (Calciomercato)

Manchester City will face competition from Chelsea in their bid to sign £30m-rated AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar, while the player is emerging as Atletico’s top target if they lose Antoine Griezmann (L’Equipe)

John Terry has snubbed the chance to leave Chelsea for a move to MLS after rejecting three offers from three clubs (Daily Star)

Antonio Conte has put Juventus star Claudio Marchisio on his Chelsea shopping list (Daily Star)

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala says he is close to signing a new contract – despite reported interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid (Daily Express)

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

West Brom, Leicester, Sunderland and Crystal Palace will have scouts in attendance for Gent’s Europa League clash with Tottenham on Thursday – with Kalifa Coulibaly, Jeremy Perbet and Moses Simon both under the radar (Birmingham Mail)

EVERTON

Ronald Koeman is on Barcelona’s shortlist to become their next manager, should Luis Enrique be sacked. The Everton boss used to play at the Nou Camp but has always resisted leaving a managerial job after one year (Daily Mirror)

LEICESTER

Riyad Mahrez: New four-year Leicester deal

Tottenham remain keen on a deal for Riyad Mahrez and are plotting a £20m bid for the Algerian in the summer (ESPN)

West Brom, Leicester Sunderland and Crystal Palace will have scouts in attendance for Gent’s Europa League clash with Tottenham on Thursday – with Kalifa Coulibaly, Jeremy Perbet and Moses Simon both under the radar (Birmingham Mail)

LIVERPOOL

Joe Hart: Liverpool target

Hoffenheim’s Germany U21 star Nadiem Amiri is wanted by Liverpool, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid – but Juventus could pip all three (Calciomercato)

Manchester City are trying to encourage Torino to push through a £15m summer move for Joe Hart and would prefer to sell the keeper to the Italians, rather than fellow suitors, Liverpool (Daily Express)

Liverpool appear to have cooled their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach star Mahmoud Dahoud (Liverpool Echo)

MANCHESTER CITY

Thomas Lemar: Subject of transfer tug-of-war

Manchester City will face competition from Chelsea in their bid to sign £30m-rated AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar, while the player is emerging as Atletico’s top target if they lose Antoine Griezmann (L’Equipe)

Manchester City are tracking Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo (ESPN)

Manchester City are trying to encourage Torino to push through a £15m summer move for Joe Hart and would prefer to sell the keeper to the Italians, rather than fellow suitors, Liverpool (Daily Express)

Sergio Aguero could have been a Real Madrid player before he signed for Man City had it not been for a contract clause, former chief Ramon Calderon has revealed (talkSPORT)

Real Madrid are considering a swoop for Manchester City flop Nicolas Otamendi (The Sun)

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala says he is close to signing a new contract – despite reported interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid (Daily Express)

MANCHESTER UNITED

St Etienne winger Romain Hamouma admits joining Manchester United would be a “dream move” and hopes to impress the club when he faces them on Thursday (L’Equipe)

Juventus and Inter Milan will spend up to €80m in a bid to sign Man Utd and Chelsea target Marco Verratti from PSG (Calciomercato)

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala says he is close to signing a new contract – despite reported interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid (Daily Express)

Manchester United have finalised a pre-contract agreement with Benfica to sign Victor Lindelof this summer (Daily Star)

Paul Scholes feels Man Utd rely too heavily on Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and thinks they should try and do a cheeky deal for Sergio Aguero this summer (Daily Mail)

 

SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton remain confident of signing free agent Martin Caceres, 29, despite interest in the defender from Barcelona (Daily Echo)

SUNDERLAND

West Brom, Leicester, Sunderland and Crystal Palace will have scouts in attendance for Gent’s Europa League clash with Tottenham on Thursday – with Kalifa Coulibaly, Jeremy Perbet and Moses Simon both under the radar (Birmingham Mail)

TOTTENHAM

Hoffenheim’s Germany U21 star Nadiem Amiri is wanted by Liverpool, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid – but Juventus could pip all three (Calciomercato)

Tottenham remain keen on a deal for Riyad Mahrez and are plotting a £20m bid for the Algerian in the summer (ESPN)

WEST BROM

West Brom, Leicester, Sunderland and Crystal Palace will have scouts in attendance for Gent’s Europa League clash with Tottenham on Thursday – with Kalifa Coulibaly, Jeremy Perbet and Moses Simon both under the radar (Birmingham Mail)

WEST HAM

Reported Chelsea target Michail Antonio has admitted uncertainty over his West Ham future as he waits to see if he’ll be offered a new deal (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid star Luka Modric would be Slaven Bilic’s No1 transfer target at West Ham and not Lionel Messi (Daily Express)

West Ham will sell French left-back Arthur Masuaku, 23, in the summer – less than a year after he joined the Hammers on a four-year deal from Olympiakos (Daily Mirror)

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