Lukaku, Morata, Lemar, Giroud. Friday’s Transfer Rumours
Manchester United look set to complete the £75m transfer of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgium international is currently on holiday in California and he may undergo a medical in Los Angeles before completing his move to Old Trafford.
Real Madrid are happy over the collapse of Alvaro Morata’s transfer move to Manchester United.
Arsenal have put in a second bid for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar. This time, the bid is for just under £40m. Arsenal are also monitoring Fabinho’s situation at the French club. However, there has been no enquiry from the Gunners for Napoli midfielder Jorginho. Everton and Marseille are battling it out for Gunners striker Olivier Giroud.
Arsenal are being linked with 19-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Aymen Barkok.
Arsenal are refusing to meet Leicester City’s £50m valuation of winger Riyad Mahrez.
The future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been called into question once again because of the club’s failure so far in the transfer market. The Premier League champions could now turn their attentions to Fernando Llorente of Swansea City.
Sergi Roberto, Walters, Delph, Sigurdsson, Obiang
Manchester City have failed with a £30m bid for Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says he won’t stand in Jonathan Walters’ way if the striker wants to move to Burnley. The Clarets have offered a deal with a fee that could to as much as £3m. Stoke are in talks over a move for Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph.
Stoke City keeper Jack Butland admits he would have to consider any interest from Manchester United. However, there is unlikely to be any such interest. Midfielder Glenn Whelan looks set to join Aston Villa after Derby County ended their interest.
Leicester City are the favourites to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho after West Ham dropped out of the race for the £25m-rated striker. Leicester winger Demarai Gray wants assurances over his game time following interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Everton are set to bid £32m for Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Liverpool’s pursuit of Naby Keita appears to be at an end after his club RB Leipzig insisted they won’t be selling any of their players this summer.
Southampton goalkeeper Paolo Gazzaniga could be on his way out of the club. Rayo Vallecano – where he spent last season on loan – are interested as are French side Nantes and a number of other clubs.
West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang is ready to commit his long-term future to the club.
Leeds United want a permanent deal for Manchester United full-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson following Charlie Taylor’s transfer to Burnley on Thursday.
Watford are interested in Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Hornets have been linked with Juventus keeper Norberto Neto and have offered £8m, but he prefers a switch to Valencia.
Brighton and Sunderland are both interested in West Ham United’s Robert Snodgrass.