Lukaku, Rooney, Rodriguez, Lacazette. Saturday’s Transfer Rumours
Manchester United want Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and will offer Wayne Rooney as part of any deal. United keeper Sergio Romero has ruled out a summer move to Inter Milan saying he expects to remain at Old Trafford for some time to come. Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez already has a verbal agreement over a Manchester United transfer this summer according to reports from Colombia. Details on those stories here.
Reports from Spain claimed on Friday that Manchester United had lodged a £68m transfer bid for Rodriguez but that the bid has been matched by one from Manchester City.
Arsenal transfer target Alexandre Lacazette has yet to decide his future with French side Lyon claims club president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Arsenal and Manchester United are being linked with Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez.
Alonso, Luan, Sigurdsson
Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is a summer transfer target for Barcelona.
Liverpool are set to sign Brazilian forward Luan from Gremio for a fee of £26m.
Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for £6m. Scottish champions Celtic are thought to be interested. Meanwhile, midfielder Sebastian Larsson is being linked with a move to Fiorentina.
Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason says he is unsure when he will return to action. Mason needed emergency after a clash of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.
Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson could stay at the Riverside to try and help the side return to the Premier League. However, goalkeeper Victor Valdes is likely to leave the club.
West Ham United and Everton are both keen on Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans looks set to sign for Monaco in a deal worth €25m (£21.2m). The 19-year-old had been linked with interest from Manchester United.
Yaya Toure’s agent has urged Manchester City fans to bring birthday cakes for the Ivory Coast international’s final home game for the club today.
Sergio Ramos urged Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to cheat in order to get an Atletico Madrid player sent off in this week’s Champions League semi-final. Story here.