Liverpool could spend another £28million on their midfield with the addition of Max Meyer, whil...
Liverpool could spend another £28million on their midfield with the addition of Max Meyer, while Moussa Sissoko is wanted by Real Madrid and Juventus.
Juventus Close In On Higuain
Arsenal appear set to miss out on Gonzalo Higuain, with the Napoli striker reportedly undergoing a medical at Juventus.
Earlier this month, reports suggested Arsenal were trying to broker a part-exchange deal for Higuain and had offered Olivier Giroud to Napoli in return.
However, according to Sky Italia, Juventus are poised to land the Argentina international, although the two clubs remain in negotiations for a fee. Last season, the 28-year-old broke a Serie A record in scoring 36 goals and is understood to have a €94.7 million release clause in his contract.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly spoke to Juventus counterpart Andrea Agnelli at a Serie A meeting last Monday to inform the Serie A champions that only the full amount of Higuain’s release clause – around £78.5million – would be acceptable.
Juve were said to be willing to offer four players plus cash in exchange for the striker, with a deal seemingly getting closer.
Moyes Replaces Allardyce As Sunderland Boss
David Moyes has been confirmed as the new boss of Sunderland on a four-year deal.
The Scot replaces Sam Allardyce after he was installed as England manager on Friday.
The former Manchester United boss has been out of work since being sacked by Real Sociedad last November and Sunderland quickly identified him as Allardyce's successor when it became known they were losing their manager to the Three Lions.
Barcelona Reach Agreement With Atletico Madrid Over Vietto
Reports from Spain claim that Barcelona have reached an 'agreement in principle' to sign young Argentinian forward Luciano Vietto.
The beaten Champions League finalists signed Vietto from Villarreal last summer, but he has struggled to make an impact and scored only a single goal last season.
Nontheless, Luis Suarez has said the 22-year-old would be welcome at the Nou Camp: 'He has not been getting a lot of opportunities at Atletico, but there is no doubt about his quality. He is a player who could add a lot.'
Arsenal Reportedly Bid To Sign Leicester Playmaker Riyad Mahrez
Reports from France claim that Arsenal have made an offer for Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez.
Despite being well stocked with creative midfielders, Arsene Wenger apparently wants to bring in last season's Player of the Yearfor 50million Euros (£42m). Mahrez's agent Kamel Bengougam was seen at last night's game between the Gunners and Lens.
Champions Leicester have already lost N'Golo Kante to Chelsea - while Arsenal failed in their bid to tempt Jamie Vardy to the Emirates.
James Rodriguez Wants To Stay At Real Madrid Despite £71m Bid
Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez insists he will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu outfit as he wants to fight for his place.
The Colombia international has also claimed an unnamed side has made a £71million bid for his services.
Speaking to Marca, Rodriguez said of his future at the European champions: 'I will fight to earn my place. That's my dream. I will stay at Real Madrid, I will succeed here.
Reds May Move For Meyer
Liverpool may have strengthened their midfield with the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum but it seems Jurgen Klopp still sees room for improvement.
German publication Bild are reporting that Klopp will go shopping again in the Bundesliga with a view to signing Max Meyer from Schalke.
The 20-year-old scored five goals and contributed eight assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances last season. Meyer won’t come cheap, though, with the price of £28million quoted by Bild.
Klopp is set to face disappointment in his pursuit of Ben Chilwell, with The Telegraph reporting that the young left-back will sign a new five-year contract with champions Leicester.
Sissoko In Real Demand
Moussa Sissoko is desperate to leave Newcastle and it seems likely that the midfielder will get his wish.
The France international starred at Euro 2016, prompting Newcastle to raise their asking price to over £30million, but that does not appear to have put off Europe’s big hitters.
The Sun claims Real Madrid are preparing an offer having missed out on Andre Gomes, who left Valencia to join Barcelona.
Juventus are also in the market for a midfielder, with Paul Pogba seemingly set for Manchester United. The Serie A champions have drawn up a shortlist that, according to the Daily Mail, includes Sissoko as well as Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.
Manchester City are close to resolving the John Stones saga, after resurrecting collapsed talks with Everton. (Daily Mirror)
Antonio Conte has told Roman Abramovich he needs five more signings to make Chelsea challengers again. (Daily Mirror)
West Brom have made a £7m bid for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk. (Daily Mirror)
West Brom defender Jonny Evans is being targeted by Bournemouth. (Daily Mirror)
Ross McCormack wants out of Fulham with Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa all lining up a £13m bid. (Daily Mirror)
David Moyes is set to take over at Sunderland this weekend – and kick start their summer spending.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is being put off a £60m move for Real Madrid star Toni Kroos – because of his huge wages. (The Sun)
Chelsea have reportedly tabled a £41.5m bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani. (The Sun)
Swansea City are ready to enter a tug-of-war with Stoke for their former midfielder Joe Allen. (The Sun)
Manchester United are preparing a £25m move for Fabinho. (The Sun)
Real Madrid are preparing to launch an offer in a bid to sign European Championship star Moussa Sissoko after missing out on Andre Gomes. (The Sun)
Sunderland hope to have David Moyes installed at the Stadium of Light over the weekend after making good progress in their negotiations with the former Everton and Manchester United manager. (The Telegraph)
Liverpool target Ben Chilwell is close to signing a new five-year deal at Leicester City in another huge boost for Claudio Ranieri. (The Telegraph)
Everton are likely to demand £75m for Romelu Lukaku should Chelsea persist in their interest. (Daily Mail)
Sunderland have approached David Moyes to become their new manager after Sam Allardyce left to take over the England national team. (Daily Mail)
Crystal Palace have bid £20m plus add-ons for West Brom striker Saido Berahino. (Daily Mail)
Juventus have drawn up a shortlist of players to replace Paul Pogba which includes Nemanja Matic of Chelsea and Moussa Sissoko at Newcastle. (Daily Mail)
Galatasaray are interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to club director Levent Nazifoglu. (Daily Mail)
Luis Enrique believes Javier Mascherano could sign a contract extension with Barcelona in the near future after confirming that the Argentine is in talks over a new deal. (Daily Mail)
Aston Villa are threatening Norwich’s bid for Fulham striker Ross McCormack. (Daily Mail)
Cameroon international Alex Song has joined Russian outfit Rubin Kazan from Spanish giants Barcelona on an expected one-year loan deal. (Daily Mail)
Ryan Giggs is among the front-runners to be the next Hull boss after Steve Bruce sensationally walked out on the Tigers. (Daily Star)
Arsenal have confirmed that they are still in the market for new players. (Daily Star)
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is poised to leave Manchester United on loan. (The Times)