Monday’s transfer rumours and gossip

TRANSFER GOSSIP

  • Chelsea┬áswoop for top┬áBristol City┬áprospect┬áJacob Maddox

  • Man Utd┬áedge closer to wrapping up deal for┬áBenfica┬ádefender┬áGaray

  • Sunderland┬áchasing┬áPSV┬ákeeper┬áJeroen Zoet

  • Bruma┬ádumps┬áZahavi┬áand commits to┬áSporting Lisbon

  • Chelsea┬áask┬áNotts County┬áfor tickets for┬áSteaua┬áfriendly

  • Liverpool┬ámidfielder┬áLucas: Losing decisive┬áSuarez┬ábig blow

  • Arsenal┬ábeat┬áMan Utd┬áfor Swedish teenage whiz┬áJamaal Raage

  • Agent: I’ve told┬áBorini┬áto stay with┬áLiverpool

  • Man Utd,┬áChelsea┬átarget┬áMangala: Premier League the best

  • Chelsea┬ádefender┬áLuiz┬áadmits pumping┬áBrazil┬ápals for┬áPSG┬áinfo

  • PoyetÔÇÖs┬áfuture as┬áBrighton┬áboss to be decided this week

  • Real Madrid┬áto confirm┬áAncelotti┬áappointment today

  • Malaga┬áwinger┬áIsco┬áto decide between┬áReal Madrid, Man City┬áthis week

  • Chelsea┬áboss┬áMourinho┬árecommends┬áReal Madrid‘s Karanka to┬áMonaco

  • Valencia┬áseek┬áBarcelona┬átalks over┬áDeulofeu

  • Agent convinced┬áNapoli┬ástar┬áCavani┬áwill choose┬áReal Madrid

  • Man City┬átable TWO different offers for┬áNapoli┬ástar┬áCavani

  • Agent admits┬áInter Milan┬áchasing┬áUdinese┬ádefender┬áDanilo

  • Anderlecht┬ástar┬áBiglia┬áeager to launch┬áLazio┬ácareer

  • Paris St-Germain┬áwill attempt to convince┬áTottenham┬ámanager┬áAndre Villas-Boas┬áto become their new boss by making an ┬ú85m bid for 23-year-old Spurs star┬áGareth Bale┬áand also trying to sign┬áChelsea┬ádefender┬áDavid┬áLuiz, 26.

     

  • Chelsea,┬áManchester City┬áand┬áManchester United┬áare set to miss out on 24-year-old forward┬áRobert┬áLewandowski, who will wait for his contract at┬áBorussia┬áDortmund┬áto run out next summer in order to move to his preferred destination of┬áBayern┬áMunich.

  • Arsenal┬áare set to beat┬áJuventus┬áto the signing of┬áReal Madrid┬ástriker┬áGonzalo Higuain┬áwith a ┬ú25.5m offer. But the 25-year-old Argentine’s future is not likely to be decided until a new manager is installed at the Bernabeu.

Robinho
  • Real Madrid-linked┬áLuis Suarez┬áhas reiterated his desire to leave┬áLiverpool, saying the fact the Reds are neither in the Champions League nor challenging for the top-flight title “disturbs” him.

  • AC Milan┬áhope to sell┬áBrazil┬áforward┬áRobinho, 29, to┬áSantos┬áthis week in order to fund a move for┬áManchester┬áCity’s┬áArgentina striker┬áCarlos┬áTevez, 29, who is also wanted by┬áJuventus.

  • Barcelona┬áare set to make a ┬ú9.5m move for┬áArsenal┬ácentre-back┬áLaurent┬áKoscielny, 27, after giving up on┬áManchester City‘s┬áVincent Kompany,┬áParis St-Germain’s Thiago Silva┬áand┬áChelsea’s┬áDavid Luiz.

  • Arsenal┬áwant to sign┬áManchester┬áUnited┬áwinger┬áNani, who has a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. The Portuguese, 26, has also been linked with┬áGalatasaray┬áand┬áMonaco.

Valencia midfielder Ever Banega
  • Southampton┬áhave offered ┬ú7.6m for┬áValencia’s┬áArgentina midfielder┬áEver Banega, 24, and are also set to move for┬áCeltic┬ástriker┬áGary Hooper, 25.

  • Aston Villa┬áare closing on a ┬ú1.5m deal for┬áSevilla’s┬áSpanish left-back┬áAntonio Luna, 22.

  • West Ham┬áhave renewed their interest in┬áBordeaux’s┬áSenegal midfielder┬áLudovic Sane, 26. The Hammers considered a move for him back in January.

  • Inter Milan┬ápresident┬áMassimo Moratti┬áclaims┬áTottenham┬áare interested in 26-year-old Colombian midfielder┬áFredy Guarin.

  • Newcastle┬áare on the verge of a deal for┬áMetz’s┬áFrance Under-19 striker┬áOlivier Kemen, 17.

  • Portuguese┬áforward┬áBebe, 22, is targeting a move to┬áSporting Lisbon┬áafter conceding he needs to leave┬áManchester United.

Djibril Cisse
  • Montpellier┬áare targeting French striker┬áDjibril Cisse, 31, who will return to┬áQPR┬áafter a loan spell at Qatari club┬áAl Gharafa┬áat the end of this month.

  • Real Madrid┬ámidfielder┬áKaka, 31, could be on his way to former club┬áCorinthians┬áas he looks to boost his chances of featuring for┬áBrazil┬áat the World Cup.

  • Aston Villa┬áare making moves to bring in┬áAalborg BK┬áforward┬áNicklas Helenius, 22.

  • Premier League newcomers┬áHull┬áhave joined┬áNewcastle┬áin the race to sign┬áAston Villa┬ástriker┬áDarren Bent.

  • Paris St-Germain┬áhave stepped up their interest in┬áTottenham┬ámanager┬áAndre Villas-Boas┬áby making contact with the Portuguese’s agent.

  • Chelsea┬ámanager┬áJose Mourinho┬áwill tell the club’s players that they either abide by his rules or face an exit from Stamford Bridge.

  • Barcelona┬ádefender┬áGerard Pique┬ásays┬áMourinho┬áfelt “inferior” to┬áBarcelona┬áduring the Portuguese’s time as┬áReal Madrid┬ámanager.

  • Manchester United┬ádefender┬áRio Ferdinand┬ásays winning the title under new manager┬áDavid Moyes┬áin his first season in charge would be “special”.

  • Paris St-Germain┬áhope┬áAndre Villas-Boas┬áwill convince Gareth Bale, 23, to join him in the French capital.

Andre Ayew
  • Alternatively,┬áReal Madrid┬ágeneral manager Jose Angel Sanchez has met the owners of┬áParis St-Germain┬áto finalise a deal to sign┬áCarlo Ancelotti┬áas coach.

  • Marseille’s┬áGhana winger┬áAndre Ayew, 23, has told French TV of his desire to play in the Premier League and of his fondness for┬áLiverpool.

  • Paris St-Germain┬áhave agreed a five-year deal with┬áLille┬áfull-back┬áLucas Digne, 19.

  • Mario Balotelli, 22, has promised there will be no repeat of the yellow card he was given for removing his shirt after scoring┬áItaly’s┬áwinner against┬áMexico┬áin the Confederations Cup.