Rumour Mill: City eye Mascherano, Chelsea target Hummels

Date published: Wednesday 23rd March 2016 4:42

<> at Camp Nou on August 5, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Manchester City want to bring Javier Mascherano back to the Premier League while Chelsea have made Mats Hummels a priority target.

ARSENAL

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been approached by Arsenal by a third party said to be working on behalf of the Gunners. (Daily Star)

Arsenal are tracking the Lorient left-back Raphael Guerreiro before a possible summer bid, as Arsene Wenger considers whether to listen to offers for Kieran Gibbs. (The Guardian)

Per Mertesacker will not be offered a new contract by Arsenal desite entering the final 12 months of his deal. (The Times)

Arsenal have offered rising star Alex Iwobi an improved deal as reward for his breakthrough into the first-team. (ESPN)

Alvaro Morata has called for his future to be resolved quickly amid reports of interest from Arsenal. (Cedena Ser)

Arsenal are reportedly plotting big-money moves for Granit Xhaka and Alvaro Morata (Daily Express).

Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs eyeing Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin. (Mundo Deportivo)

ASTON VILLA

Remi Garde is still heading for the exit door at Aston Villa despite taking training on Tuesday. (Daily Star)

Fenerbahce’s Raul Meireles is a free-transfer target for Aston Villa and Sporting Lisbon. (Fanatik)

Aston Villa and Swansea are both interested in luring Wales boss Chris Coleman back into club management. (The Sun)

 

CHELSEA

Chelsea target Axel Witsel says he wants to leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer to “play in a bigger league”. (Daily Star)

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, 28, will consider a move to the Chinese Super League in the summer. (London Evening Standard)

Chelsea have prioritised the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels this summer. (SportBild)

Nathan Ake wants to return to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell with Watford. (Daily Express)

Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs eyeing Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin. (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid will turn their attentions to Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois if they fail to land David De Gea this summer.

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LEICESTER

Leicester have told Claudio Ranieri he will be rewarded with a £3m-per-year double-your-money deal at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

 

LIVERPOOL

West Ham fear being priced out of a move for Liverpool’s unsettled striker Christian Benteke by the player’s £120,000-a-week wages. (The Sun)

Liverpool have set their sights on Roma attacking midfielder Leandro Parades. (Daily Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan. (Football Insider)

Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinic is a target for the Reds. (Bild)

Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs have been scouting Oxford United winger Calum O’Dowda. (Football Insider)

 

MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City are confident they are Lionel Messi’s first choice should he leave Barcelona, with the club’s senior executives having inquired about the Argentinian. (The Guardian)

Pep Guardiola has given the green light for City to make a bid for Real Madrid’s Isco. (Ok Diaro)

City will try to bring Barcelona star Javier Mascherano back to the Premier League. (Calciomercato)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Rennes wonderkid Ousmane Dembele is being watched by Europe’s elite teams, including Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, but has revealed he prefers Manchester United. (The Sun)

Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs eyeing Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin. (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs have been scouting Oxford United winger Calum O’Dowda. (Football Insider)

Manchester United are close to finalising terms for Feyenoord midfielder Tahith Chong. (Daily Mail)

United are one of a few clubs keen to trigger Gonzalo Higuain’s £74million release clause. (Calciomercato)

United have reportedly held talks with Borussia Dortmund with the hope of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (The Mirror)

Hector Bellerin: Praised by Joel Campbell

NORWICH

Kyle Lafferty reportedly close to a loan move to Sheffield Wednesday. (Eastern Daily Press)

SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton will test Arsenal’s resolve to hang on to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a major summer bid for the England winger. (Daily Mirror)

 

SWANSEA

Swansea and Aston Villa are both interested in luring Wales boss Chris Coleman back into club management. (The Sun)

 

TOTTENHAM

Mauricio Pochettino has a £10m buy-out clause in his Tottenham contract but Spurs are increasingly confident their title-chasing boss will agree a new deal this summer. (The Sun)

Tottenham face competition from Inter Milan for Argentinian striker Jonathan Calleri. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs have been scouting Oxford United winger Calum O’Dowda. (Football Insider)

Tottenham and West Ham are reportedly keen on Lens defender Taylor Moore. (The Sun)

WATFORD

Nathan Ake wants to return to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell with Watford. (Daily Express)

Watford are interested in Fiorentina playmaker Josip Ilicic. (Tuttomercatoweb)

WEST BROM

West Brom goalkeeper Jack Rose is set to join Crawley Town on loan. (HITC Sport)

 

WEST HAM

West Ham fear being priced out of a move for Liverpool’s unsettled striker Christian Benteke by the player’s £120,000 a week wages. (The Sun)

Tottenham and West Ham are reportedly keen on Lens defender Taylor Moore. (The Sun)

 

 

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