Rumour Mill: United moving in on Liverpool target; Kenedy link

Date published: Tuesday 15th March 2016 12:12

Kenedy: One of several Chelsea loanees

Manchester United are moving in on a Liverpool target, Barcelona are watching Chelsea’s Kenedy, while Zenit St Petersburg claim a Premier League club made a €15-16m bid for Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel.


– Arsenal sent scouts to watch Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto playing for Serie B loan club Ascoli last weekend, with the 20-year-old scoring in an impressive display (The Sun)

– Arsenal scouts watched William Carvalho at the weekend, as he captained Sporting Lisbon to a 2-1 win over Estoril. (A Bola)

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– Real Madrid are hopeful of using James Rodriguez to sign Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. (Sun)

– Barcelona are keeping tabs on Chelsea’s young Brazilian Kenedy. (Mundo Deportivo)


– Trialist Freddie Ladapo scored a hat-trick as Crystal Palace U21s crushed Watford 5-0 on Monday.


– Everton are looking at Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams. (Transfermarketweb)


– Liverpool are confident of signing Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich this summer, stating that a £31.5m offer has been tabled to the Bavarian giants. (Fichajes)

– Manchester United are prepared to move for Liverpool target and Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen should David De Gea depart in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich


– Yaya Toure is anxious to stay in the Premier League next season, either with Manchester City under new boss Pep Guardiola or via a transfer to one of their leading rivals (The Guardian)

– Pep Guardiola is keen to bring Barcelona defender Marc Bartra to Manchester City this summer – he gave the 25-year-old his debut at the age of 19 and Bartra could be available for £9m. (Daily Mirror)

– Pep Guardiola will “not be allowed” to sign anybody from Bayern Munich this summer. (Bild)


– Manchester United have made initial contact to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer. (L’Equipe)

– Manchester United are prepared to move for Liverpool target and Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen should David De Gea depart in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo)

– United were one of five Premier League teams with a representative in attendance at Rennes’ clash with Lyon on Sunday, most there to watch young French talent Ousmane Dembele. (Mail)

– De Gea has been identified by PSG as their No.1 target and are ready to spend £30m on the Spanish keeper. (Mirror)

– Jose Mourinho’s move to Manchester United is all but done with the Portuguese boss sorting out the paperwork for his new house in Manchester. (Correio Da Manha)

– United are said to be watching Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou, former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra and Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi. (Buzzsport)

– Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged his former side to sign Luka Modric, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba during the summer. (United We Stand)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen


– Stoke City offered €15-16m for Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel, claims Zenit St Petersburg’s general director Maxim Mitrofanov. (TASS)


Tottenham Hotspur are targeting 24-year-old Mainz midfielder Yunus Malli. (Kicker)


– West Ham are expected to confirm the permanent signing of Manuel Lanzini in the next few days. (Evening Standard)

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