Chelsea linked with Euro 2016 star but primed to lose battle

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, according to the Sun. The 23-year-old was one of the standout performers for the Portugal national team in their Euro 2016 triumph. He has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United in the past, and now it seems that the Blues have reignited their interest in the player. The report suggests that the West London club are contemplating a £46 million bid for the Euro 2016 winner and that Paris Saint-Germain and Internazionale are also said to be keeping tabs on the…

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Arsenal have bid for starlet defender rejected, Gunners receive boost in hunt for Serie A centre-back

Arsene Wenger is hoping to add enough quality to his squad in order to launch a strong bid to win his first Premier League title since 2004. However, Arsenal’s deal for Switzerland international Granit Xhaka seems like ages ago, with the Gunners struggling to lure their biggest transfer target to the Etihad. Now, they were dealt another blow as Juventus have rejected a £25 million approach for 21-year-old defender Daniele Rugani. The Gunners also tried to sign the Italian last year, according to Calciomercato, but the Old Lady are not planning…

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Manchester United on the outlook for a centre-back

Following his appointment at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has already started making transfer plans for the Old Trafford club. After a lengthy period of speculation, the Portuguese manager was finally announced as United’s manager, signing a three-year deal for the Red Devils. Reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has now linked Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a host of the players with moves to Old Trafford. Romano tweeted that United are already in talks with the 34-year-old Swedish international, and are also interested in Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. He also claimed that United are…

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Leicester City linked with two Belgians and two Serie A stars

Leicester City have only won their first ever Premier League title a couple of days ago, but the Foxes are already on the outlook to strengthen their current squad. Coach Claudio Ranieri has begun putting together a summer wishlist for his team, and is looking to add at least one star striker. Liverpool’s Christian Benteke could be that one according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal), as the Belgium international has not lived up to the expectations at Anfield. Benteke joined the Reds in a £35 million transfer from Aston…

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Manchester United linked with two new transfer targets

Reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has linked Manchester United with a couple of new transfer targets. Di Marzio has claimed that the Red Devils have held talks with representatives of AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas over a potential summer move. The report states that future United manager Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the 24-year-old and has previously attempted to sign him when he was in charge of Chelsea. Chelsea and Arsenal are also said to be interested in the Greek international, but United are currently leading the race…

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Chelsea news: £88m Pogba bid planned as Juventus sign replacement

Here is deadline day’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are planning to make a stunning £88m bid for Juventus talisman Paul Pogba, according to the Daily Express. The Old Lady are unlikely to be able to turn down such a bid which may mean that the 22-year-old could be on his way to Stamford Bridge. The Serie A side may be more willing to let the Frenchman move on after BBC Sport reported that they have secured a potential replacement. Juve have signed Inter Milan midfielder Hernanes in…

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Arsenal news and rumours: Lacazette deal moves closer, but ex-player scuppers Barcelona man’s switch

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: READ MORE: Arsenal News and Goals Former Arsenal man convinces Pedro to SNUB Gunners and JOIN Chelsea Arsenal to beat Premier League rivals to signature of Ligue 1 star The Gunners are reportedly leading the chase to sign Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, who is also attracting the interest of Manchester United and Liverpool, the Metro report. The 24-year-old could be available for around £28m. However, the north London side face a challenge to persuade another target, Barcelona’s Pedro, to the Emirates this…

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Arsenal make enquiry for Roma defender Kostas Manolas

Arsenal have reportedly made an enquiry into the availability of Roma defender Kostas Manolas, according to the Daily Star. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Former Arsenal striker REJECTS £21.4m move back to the Premier League Everton planning surprise bid for former Arsenal first-teamer The Greek international is represented by super agent, Mino Raiola, and reports in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming that the Gunners have made contact with him over the possibility of bringing the player to the Premier League. Tottenham have also been credited with an…

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