Premier League Transfer News and Rumours
Arsenal are being linked with Italian defender Daniele Rugani, but they face competition from Juventus who an option this summer to buy the 50percent they don’t already own. Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom is interesting Liverpool as well as clubs in Europe.
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Arsenal are also being linked with Valencia right-back Joao Pereira as well as the Spanish side’s 19-year-old left-back Jose Luis Gaya.
Manchester United have been told they will have to ‘live with’ the prospect of Paul Pogba not making a return to Old Trafford. Wilfried Zaha could be heading back to Crystal Palace on a permanent basis before the transfer deadline closes. United will have to pay the full £30m release fee for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.
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Meanwhile, Darren Fletcher’s Manchester United exit could be delayed over his pay-off.
Chelsea are being linked with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, but the Spain World Cup-winner is expected to sign a new deal at the Bernabeu. The Blues are still in talks over Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado. Wolfsburg are denying reports that they are interested in Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle. Serbia midfielder Danilo Pantic, 18, claims he is leaving Partizan Belgrade for Chelsea before the transfer window closes.
Real Madrid are being linked once again with a move for Raheem Sterling as he turns down a deal worth £75,000 a week. Liverpool are being linked with a £14m transfer bid for PSG attacking midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi. If such a bid transpires it is likely to be accepted by PSG. Lavezzi has been linked with a move to Italy, but Serie A clubs will only bid around £8m. The Reds had scouts watching Porto’s Ruben Neves at the weekend.
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko says he would find it difficult to refuse a move to Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old has also been linked with Arsenal. Central defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has joined Roma on a permanent basis for £5.5m. He has been on loan at the Serie A side this season.
Tottenham Hotspur are no longer interested in a loan deal for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka is still keen on a move to Tottenham. However, he is more likely to end up at Roma.
QPR will sign Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell as part of a deal to take midfielder Jordon Mutch to Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace are expected to sell 23-year-old midfielder Stuart O’Keefe to Cardiff for £800,000.
Southampton are eyeing up Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena as a replacement for Jack Cork who could be sold this week. Cork has turned the offer of a new deal and is out of contract this summer.
West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison is expected to travel to Italy to sign a pre-contract agreement with Serie A side Lazio. He will move when his contract at Upton Park expires this summer. Championship side Cardiff City are interested in Hammers winger Matt Jarvis but they will face competition from West Brom.
A number of Premier League clubs are interested in Stoke City defender Robert Huth. That’s bad news for Cardiff who are keen to snap him up. Stoke have joined Crystal Palace in the race for Bolton midfielder Lee Chung-yong.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has ruled out signing a replacement for Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroon international signed yesterday for Serie A side Sampdoria in a deal worth £50,000 a week. However, the Toffees have been offered former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato.
West Brom are closing in on Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman. Tony Pulis is still keen on Swansea’s £3.5m-rated full-back Neil Taylor. Baggies defender Donervon Daniels has joined Aberdeen on loan.
Swansea City are in talks with St Etienne over £3m-rated midfielder Franck Tabanou.