Monday, 19 June 2017


Football transfer gossip: Lukaku, Dembele, Giroud, Bacca, Kalas

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Transfers news - latest update (12:00 BST)

Chelsea are hopeful of finalising deals for Everton's Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 24, and 22-year-old Monaco and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko "soon", while the arrival of Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero, 35, is expected to be confirmed on 1 July. (London Evening Standard)

Everton will move for Celtic's 20-year-old France Under-21 striker Moussa Dembele should Lukaku complete a move to Chelsea. (Daily Post)

West Ham United will target Arsenal and France forward Olivier Giroud, 30, if the Gunners sign any new strikers. (Daily Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Hammers defender Reece Oxford, 18, has arrived in Germany to complete a season-long loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal and Everton target Carlos Bacca, 30, is also interesting French side Marseille as the race for the Colombia striker's signature intensifies. (Talksport)

Newly promoted Brighton are in talks with German club Ingolstadt about signing Austria left-back Markus Suttner, 30. (The Argus)

Chelsea's 24-year-old Czech Republic defender Tomas Kalas, 24, is high on new Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky's list of targets. (Hull Daily Mail)

A poll of 1,500 Norwich City fans found 67% of them do not think striker Kyle Lafferty is good enough for the Canaries and that fierce rivals Ipswich - with whom the 29-year-old Northern Ireland forward has been linked - are welcome to him. (Easter Daily Press)

Transfers news - previous update (08:00 BST)

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has told his agent Jorge Mendes to seal a dream return to Manchester United. (Sun)

But Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not want his compatriot as he feels he is a player in decline. (Diario Gol via Daily Star)

Real boss Zinedine Zidane has called Ronaldo to try to convince him to stay with the Spanish champions. (Marca)

Manchester United will offer £183m plus their 26-year-old goalkeeper David de Gea in exchange for Ronaldo and Spain striker Alvaro Morata. (Tuttosport via Daily Mail)

Alternatively, United will offer Spain international De Gea and £175m for Ronaldo and pursue Morata, 24, in a separate deal. (Daily Mirror)

If De Gea goes to Madrid, then United could move for AC Milan's 18-year-old Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma as a replacement. (Calciomercato via Metro)

Serie A side AC Milan could make a move for Manchester City's 30-year-old keeper Joe Hart, who was on loan at fellow Serie A side Torino last season, if Donnarumma leaves them. (Daily Express)

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is attracting interest from clubs in Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States as well as China, but the 31-year-old England captain could still stay at the Old Trafford club.(Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are to increase their efforts to sign Juventus' Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, 26, and Monaco and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22.(Guardian)

Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, wants to leave Paris St-Germain for Barcelona.(Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona are to activate a buyback clause in Everton and Spain winger Gerard Deulofeu's contract which will see the Goodison Park club receive about £10.5m.(Times - subscription required)

Marco Asensio could ask to leave Real Madrid if the club sign players that could limit his playing time, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus having enquired about the 21-year-old Spain attacking midfielder.(Diario Gol via Daily Star)

Liverpool remain in talks with Roma over winger Mohamed Salah, 25, but will not pay more than £35m for the Egypt international, which falls short of the Serie A club's valuation. (Sky Sports)

Everton will take their summer spending past £60m this week by signing Malaga's Spain striker Sandro Ramirez, 21.(Daily Star)

Southampton are keen on Austria defender Kevin Wimmer, 24, but want Tottenham to reduce their £20m asking price. (Daily Mirror)

Bournemouth's Norway striker Joshua King, 25, says he is flattered to be linked with a move to Spurs.(Bournemouth Echo)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has included Premier League-based options in each of the four areas of the team he wants to address this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Leicester City are set to confirm the appointment of Michael Appleton as Craig Shakespeare's assistant and are considering a second bid for West Brom and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 29.(Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal striker Takuma Asano, 22, will stay on loan at German club Stuttgart next season instead of returning to the Gunners as the Japan forward does not meet work permit guidelines.(Daily Express)

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