Rumour Mill: Robben deal ‘close’, Arsenal join Pato race

Date published: Thursday 19th November 2015 1:15

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Arsenal have joined the race for Alexandre Pato, Manchester United are close to signing Arjen Robben and Chelsea could move for Robin Van Persie, according to today’s rumours.


– Arsenal have joined the race to sign Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato, who is also attracting interest from Tottenham and Liverpool (Daily Star)

– The Gunners are weighing up a move for Genoa defender Armando Izzo, who is also a target for Benfica (Daily Express)

– Arsene Wenger has been told he must stump up £42million to land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund (London Evening Standard)

– Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Leicester City are competing to land 15-year-old Dundee United goalkeeper Josh Donaldson (Daily Record)

– The North London club have been warned off making a bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi by sporting director Piero Ausilio (Daily Star)

– The agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho has refused to rule out his client leaving the Italian side amid reports of interest from Arsenal (Sport Review)


– Eddie Howe insists the Cherries won’t be spending big in January despite recent investment from backers in America (ESPN)


– Jose Mourinho wants to sign Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder having worked with the Holland international at Inter Milan (Daily Star)

– Roman Abramovich is willing to do anything to land Barcelona star Neymar (Don Balon)

– The Blues could make a shock move for former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who is unhappy at Fenerbahce (Fichajes)

– Roberto Martinez insists Chelsea target John Stones will be going nowhere in January (Daily Telegraph)

– Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour says Mourinho tried to sign him in the summer but he shunned the move to stay in Spain (London Evening Standard)


– Roberto Martinez has refused to rule out a move for former Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar

– The Spaniard also insists that Chelsea and Barcelona target John Stones will be going nowhere in January (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester City

– Foxes left-back Ben Chilwell has joined Huddersfield Town on loan until January (Daily Star)


– Celta Vigo attacker Nolito is yet to sign a new contract in Spain amid talks of a move to Liverpool (IBTimes)

– The Reds have still to make a formal bid for Schalke prodigy Leroy Sane, believed to be Jurgen Klopp’s number one target (Daily Mail)

– Liverpool have expressed an interest in Inter Milan’s Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi (Daily Express)

Manchester City

– City are to rival Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG in a mega-money move for Barcelona star Neymar (Don Balon)

Manchester United

– Louis van Gaal’s side are close to completing a deal to sign Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben (Daily Star)

– La Liga club Espanyol have made an official approach to United regarding out-of-favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes (Daily Mail)

– The Red Devils will offer Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia £2.5million per year to lure him to Old Trafford (Fichajes)

– West Ham are to rival United for the signature of Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie (The Sun)

– Meanwhile the club also face competition from Fenerbahce to sign Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli (talkSPORT)

Norwich City

– The Canaries have emerged as contenders to sign Juventus forward Simone Zaza on loan (Tuttosport)


– Sam Allardyce wants to be reunited with West Ham striker Andy Carroll and is readying an £8million bid (Goal)


– Spurs are rivalling AC Milan in the race to sign Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel (Corriere dello Sport)

– Tottenham will look to double Delle Alli’s wages in an attempt to ward off interest in the 19-year-old, who starred on his first start for England against France (London Evening Standard)

– Spurs target Sofiane Boufal says he will only leave Lille to play for a club in the Champions League (Daily Express)

West Brom

– Tony Pulis is keeping a close eye on York City’s 17-year-old midfielder Ben Godfrey (York Press)

West Ham

– The Hammers have joined the pursuit of Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie, who is also attracting interest from Manchester United (Daily Star)

– Slaven Bilic will look to sign young goalkeeper Pablo Vazquez after the 17-year-old impressed on trial at Upton Park (Estadio Deportivo)

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