Football Transfer News and Rumours – Sat 9th July

Ahmed Musa – Leicester – DONE DEAL

Premier League champions Leicester have completed a club record £16 million deal for CSKA Moscow’s 23 year old striker Ahmed Musa. They beat Everton, Southampton, and West Ham to the signing,

Lewis Cook – Bournemouth – DONE DEAL

Bournemouth have completed the signing of Leeds’ 19 year old midfielder Lewis Cook, with the player signing a four year deal at the Vitality Stadium. The transfer fee is undisclosed, but is thought to be anywhere between £7 million and £15 million.

Carlos Bacca – West Ham

West Ham, who seem desperate to bring in a big name striker, have turned their attentions towards AC Milan’s 29 year old striker Carlos Bacca. The Colombia international is the subject of a reported £26 million bid from the Hammers.

Diafra Sakho – West Brom and Sunderland

Diafra Sakho, who requested to leave West Ham to find first team football, is interesting the likes of West Brom and Sunderland and could soon find himself the subject of a £15 million bid.

Neven Subotic – Liverpool and Middlesbrough

Borussia Dortmund look set to lose yet another player this summer as they have handed 27 year old defender Neven Subotic permission to talk to other clubs. Liverpool and Middlesbrough are preparing a £4 million move for him.

Juan Mata – Everton

The odds have been slashed even further for Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata to complete a move to Everton this summer. Barcelona have dismissed their reported interest in the 28 year old and Everton are very keen on signing the player.

Graziano Pelle – Shandong Luneng

Southampton are in talks with Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng over a proposed £13 million deal involving their 31 year old Italy international striker Graziano Pelle. A deal is expected to be completed early next week.

N’Golo Kante – Shanghai SIPG

Another player that could be on his way to the far east is Leicester’s prize midfielder N’Golo Kante. Arsenal, Juventus, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint Germain have all taken a look at the in form midfielder, but Shanghai SIPG are preparing a £35 million offer for the French international.

Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal

Arsenal have started official talks with Lyon over the transfer of their 25 year old star striker Alexandre Lacazette. Arsene Wenger is very keen to bring the forward to the club, but they are understandably reluctant to shell out the asking price of £42 million for him.

Leroy Sane – Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is keen to push through the transfer of 20 year old Schalke winger Leroy Sane quickly now that his Euro 2016 campaign is over. The young wonderkid is expected to cost in excess of £40 million though.

Paul Pogba

Real Madrid are set to open their own talks with Juventus over the transfer of Paul Pogba. Whether they can match Manchester United’s transfer offer is yet to be seen, but whatever happens it’s almost certainly going to be a world record transfer fee and sky-high wages for the 23 year old midfielder.

Olivier Giroud – Staying at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has apparently rejected a number of offers for his French frontman Olivier Giroud. A number of unnamed clubs got in touch with Arsenal, but Wenger sees Giroud playing a key role in the club going forward.

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