The Biggest Transfer Rumours Hitting The Headlines This Week
12. Trouble For Spurs As Man City Launch Offer For Coric
Manchester City have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to rope in the services of the Croatian wonderkid Ante Coric as they have launched a £6m offer for the youngster.
Coric has also been under the radar of clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea but sources confirm that his present club Dinamo Zagreb are looking for an offer in the region of £10m and are confident of striking a deal with one of the interested clubs.
Reports claim that Spurs are also negotiating a deal with Roma for bringing in Antonio Sanabria this summer.
11. Foxes to Continue Deeney Pursuit Despite Vardy’s Contract Extension
FootTheBall sources confirm that the Premier League Champions Leicester City are still keen on bringing Watford captain Troy Deeney to the club this summer despite signing a new contract with Jamie Vardy.
England forward Jamie Vardy has snubbed a move to Premier League giants Arsenal and has agreed to a 4-year contract extension with the Premier League Champions Leicester City.
It was believed that the foxes wanted to bring in Deeney as a replacement for Vardy, if the England striker would have signed for Arsenal. However in a recent turn of events, the Premier League Champions are desperate to pair up Deeney with Vardy fot the upcoming season.
The Foxes are facing a tough time as a number of offers for Deeney has been rejected and it is believed that the Hornets are looking for an offer in the region of £30m.
10. Lazio Ready to Pay €11m for Southampton Striker Graziano Pelle
Lazio are believed to be the favourites to secure the services of Southampton striker Graziano Pelle this summer.
FootTheBall sources confirm that Lazio president Claudio Lotito is search of a fresh talent to replace Miroslav Klose, and has chosen Pelle as the perfect player to fit in that role.
Southampton had paid €11m to bring the Italian striker to Premier League and it is believed that the Italian club Lazio are ready to splurge the same amount to rope in the services of Pelle this summer.
9. Burnley Keen On Signing Stoke Midfielder As Joey Barton Replacement
Recently-promoted Burnley are busy this summer to revamp their squad and are keen on bringing Charlie Adam to the club this summer.
FootTheBall understands that Sean Dyche is looking for a replacement for Joey Barton and sources confirm that the Burnley manager feels that the Stoke City midfielder has enough top flight experience which would be instrumental in their upcoming campaign.
8. Crystal Palace Joins Southampton and Chelsea In The Race For Stefano Sturaro
Crystal Palace joins Southampton and Chelsea in the race to sign Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro this transfer window.
Juventus have recently turned down a £15m bid from Southampton but FootTheBall sources confirm that the Saints have a chance if they come back with a £20m offer.
It is believed that new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is close to Sturaro on personal terms but recent media reports claim that Crystal palace are desperate to rope in the services of the 23-year-old midfielder.
7. Cherries On The Brink Of Signing French Youngster
Bournemouth have agreed a £7.7m deal for the Le Havre youngster Lys Mousset and are believed to be on the verge of signing the player this summer.
FootTheBall sources claim that Lys Mousset who had an incredible spell in the last Ligue 2 season with 14 goals to his name, has already undergone a medical.
6. Napoli Rejects Record Offer From Stoke City For Manolo Gabbiadini
FootTheBall sources confirm that Napoli have rejected Stoke City’s record £19m offer for striker Manolo Gabbiadini.
The offered sum would have made Gabbiadini, Stoke City’s biggest record breaking signing ever but the Italian club are desperate to hold on to their player.
5. Everton Ready to Offer Victor Valdes A Second Chance In The Premier League
Recent media reports confirm that Everton are looking forward to rope in the services of the former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
After Tim Howard’s departure last season, it is believed that the Toffees are interested in signing a new senior goalkeeper, and presently Valdes being a free agent may tempt the club to bring the Spaniard to the club this season. New manager Ronald Koeman has past experiences of working with Valdes at Barcelona and this can accelerate their interests in the Spaniard.
Wesley Sneijder is also believed to make his way to Everton this summer as the club has already agreed a fee for the Dutchman.
4. Lyon President Confirms Alexandre Lacazette Will Stay in France
Huge Blow for West Ham United as Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas as made it clear that Alexandre Lacazette will stay at Lyon this summer.
Aulas asserted that both Lacazette and Arsenal target Corentin Tolisso will stay at Lyon next season. West Ham are ready to bid as high as £30m but the French club is unwilling to selling their player this season.
“Corentin will be here next season. You can write (stories) to sell papers. Alexander also will be there. There is no doubt in my mind. But it is the players who decide at some point,” said Lyon President.
3. Man City, Bayern and Liverpool Still Battling For Winger Leroy Sane
Manchester City, Liverpool and Bayern Munich are all battling neck to neck for signing the German talent Leroy Sane from Schalke this transfer window, but are hoping to complete their move after Euro 2016.
It is believed that Manchester City have an upper hand as Pep Guardiola is busy this summer as he looks to revamp his side and reports claim the former Bayern Munich Manager is fond of the talented German winger. FootTheBall sources confirm that Sane’s value could be in the region of £40m but the German club have not yet reported of any offer thrown their way.
“I have not yet been able to speak with Leroy, but we would all be happy if he stays. He is still under contract and the situation is that he has not said to us that he wants to leave this summer.” said Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel.
Rumours are high that Jesus Navas can move to Italy and Sane could be a perfect fit to replace the Spanish winger.
2. Chelsea Approach Real Madrid For Morata Transfer
FootTheBall sources claim that the Blues have held talks with Real Madrid over a deal to bring Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Morata has also been under the radar of Arsenal but Chelsea are desperate to sign the Spanish forward. Real Madrid have activated the release clause for Morata and it is believed that Chelsea are ready to offer £30m to finalise the deal as Roman Abramovich has kept a close watch over the Spaniard’s performance in the Euro 2016.
Chelsea are on the verge of losing their ace defender Cesar Azpilicueta as he is linked with a move to Barcelona.
1. Aubameyang Ready To Reject Offers From EPL And Sign New Dortmund Deal
FootTheBall sources confirm that Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is all set to snub a move to Premier League and is ready to turn down offers from Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. The striker is expected to stay at Borussia Dortmund and is on the brink of signing a new deal with the German side.
City were said to be closing on the player earlier this month, while Arsenal have been linked with the pacy forward on a number of occasions. However, AS report that the Gabon man is ready to commit his future to Dortmund and get a bumper pay rise in the process.
Earlier reports claimed that Man City had an upper hand in signing the Gabon man while Aresnal had been chasing the player for months. However recent reports confirmed that Aubameyang is expected to get a huge wage hike at Dortmund this summer.