Ramsey, De Gea, Balotelli. Sunday’s Transfer News
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is being watched by Barcelona and may be heading for the Nou Camp this summer. Arsenal are believed to be one of a number of Premier League clubs under investigation over the alleged illegal signing of under-age players. Click here for more details.
Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy is closing in on a loan move to relegation-threatened Aston Villa. The news comes after a move to Roma was scuppered by the sacking of coach Rudi Garcia.
Manchester United keeper David De Gea could still be a summer target for Real Madrid as the La Liga side are confident about overturning their transfer ban. However, United are being linked with Real midfielder Toni Kroos as the La Liga side raise cash to fund a January move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson could make a comeback working alongside Ryan Giggs should United ditch Louis van Gaal as manager. Full report on those stories here.
The Daily Star reports that Manchester United could make a bid of £21.6m for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot. However, PSG have already made it clear that Rabiot is going nowhere. Newcastle United’s bid to sign Victor Valdes has been blocked by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal claim reports.
Liverpool could pay £25m this summer for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, currently on loan at AC Milan, is being linked with interest from West Ham United. Local media reports in London claim the Hammers will bid £10m for the Italian. Reds target Inaki Williams is set to sign a new contract with Athletic Bilbao.
Scouts from Barcelona were at Chelsea on Saturday to watch Everton centre-back John Stones in the side’s 3-3 draw.
Southampton have signed Charlie Austin from QPR for a fee of £4m. Austin, who has scored 10 goals in 16 games for the Rs this season, was out of contract in the summer. However, Southampton have no intention of selling Shane Long who is the subject of interest from Liverpool. Saints midfielder Gaston Ramirez’s return to Bologna could be under threat over the length of contract on offer.
Norwich City boss Alex Neil has admitted the club are interested in Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose.
West Bromwich Albion want £7m for winger Calum McManaman. QPR and Middlesbrough are both being linked.
Sunderland are expected to return with a fresh bid for Swansea City forward Andre Ayew. The Black Cats have seen one bid of £11m rejected by the Swans. They are expected to return with a fresh bid of £14m.
Manchester City’s Yaya Toure is wanted by Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. Reports are linking the Ivory Coast international with wages of £230,000 a week after tax.
Everton are being linked with a £10m summer move for Derby County’s Will Hughes.
Tottenham Hotspur have had a £6m bid for Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder rejected by the Ligue 1 side.
Chelsea are being linked with Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann as the replacement for John Terry. That’s despite Dann being 28. The Blues are also being linked with a £20m move for Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez.
Crystal Palace keeper Alex McCarthy has turned down a loan move to QPR which have seen Rs keeper Robert Green move to Selhurst Park.
Swansea City could sack interim boss Alan Curtis after just two weeks, claim reports. Swans striker Bafetimbi Gomis is wanted by Newcastle United.
Watford are being linked with QPR winger Matt Phillips.