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Transfer News & Rumours: Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool Done Deals Plus More From Across All The Major Leagues

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The silly season of summer transfer window is well and truly upon us and the weekend saw some surprising moves, like the clubs and players involved in a game of chess, only with a football and those hairstyles (talk about coming back from a break, jeez!)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still looking for that elusive striker while Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are both expected to add to their ranks before the curtain-raiser.

Last year’s PFA Player of the Year Riayad Mahrez, meanwhile, could still leave champions Leicester and Liverpool are on the verge of completing a deal for a new defender.

That’s just from the Premier League… (>.<) ‘Twas World Emoji Day after all!

Monday Transfer LIVE:

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] THIS IS BIG! If rumours are true, then it seems Arsenal finally have their key striker after failing to rope in Vardy. According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Gunners have agreed to personal terms with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

romelulukakuChelsea are also keen to re-sign their former striker but depending on Costa’s push to join Atletico Madrid which he has so far denied!

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Oh Hal-Yeah! It seems the Welsh Euro 2016 favourite, Hal Robson-Kanu, is going to stick around in Europe by rejecting a mega money £100,000-a-week switch to China. And Hull City is the likely stop for this striker. If confirmed he would be the Tigers first major signing this season.


[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Well, quite the gossip this! It seems Chelsea’s Diego Costa has NOT, I repeat NOT, handed in a written request for transfer. According to Sportsmail:

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] No deal for Candreva? Antonio Candreva’s proposed move to Inter Milan could be off, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

CandrevaThe Lazio playmaker, who starred for Italy under Antonio Conte at the European Championship, is a target for Roberto Mancini’s Inter but they are refusing to pay the 29-year-old’s £20million price tag.

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Patience my precious! Real Madrid have requested Paul Pogba for some time as they work on putting together a £100million bid for the Juventus midfielder.

paul pogbaSpanish paper AS have reported that Los Blancos have talked to Pogba, who is believed to favour a move to Madrid over Manchester United.

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] No exit for Mata from Old Trafford? A day after Mourinho recalled Juan Mata in their first friendlies against Wigan, even after scoring one for the team, talks of Mata getting the sack has gone large. But when asked, this is what he said:

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Costa writes it down!  Diego Costa has handed Chelsea a written transfer request, according to reports in Spain.

Diego CostaBoth Mundo Deportivo and Cuatro say the Brazilian-born striker wants to move back to Atletico Madrid, and has formalised his intent with a request.

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Transfer news of a different kind:

Seems like Sir Branson will ‘wing’ it for Man Utd as he holds flop Memphis Depay’s No.7 jersey! And Mourinho benching young blood rumours are true…hmm!

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Tottenham eyes Marseille’s Georges-Kevin N’Koudou. Tottenham have opened talks with Marseille over an £11million deal for winger.

Georges-Kevin N'KoudouN’Koudou is a skilful and quick winger who can also play behind the striker and has also been followed by West Ham, Arsenal and both Manchester clubs this season.

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Gotze is surplus! That’s according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Mario-Gotze-BiografiMario Gotze is on the cusp of returning to Borussia Dortmund with the clubs in talks over a move. The 24-year-old, who has also been linked with Tottenham and Liverpool this summer, has been told he is surplus to requirements in Munich

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Joe Allen in demand! Manchester United have become the latest club to be linked with a move for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen. joe-allen-wales-footballWith the Welshman’s future at Anfield in doubt, Francesco Guidolin’s are keen to take Allen back to the Liberty Stadium, but United are now also considering their options, report the South Wales Evening Post. West Ham and Stoke have also been rumoured to be pondering a move for the 26-year-old

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] Juan Cuadrado be feel the Blues…because Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed his return to Stamford Bridge.

Juan CuadradoMax Allegri took charge of Cuadrado during his loan spell with Italian giants Juventus last season.

[espl_divider divider_color=”#e62132″ link_color=”#e62132″ size=”4″ margin=”20″] LFC eye Klavan. If rumours are true, Estonia captain Ragnar Klavan will become Liverpool’s fifth signing this season.

KlavanThe experienced defender will join for a fee of around £4million, potentially rising to £5million, from German club Augsburg as cover for a central defence wrecked by injury.

Arijit Banarji
There are poor jokes, bad jokes and then Arijit Banarji jokes. Once upon a time in Sydney, he worked as an Editor for a diaspora magazine chirping about the Indian community. His charm lies not in his lankiness but in the fact that he has more bones than the normal homo sapien. Supports Chelsea

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