Football Transfer News and Rumours – Sun 3rd July

Michy Batshuayi – Chelsea – Almost Done Deal

Chelsea target Michy Batshuayi has confirmed that he will leave Marseille this summer, and he seems to be edging ever closer to joining new manager Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. The 22 year old Belgian striker is thought to have passed a medical with Chelsea officials on Thursday ahead of a £33 million move to the club.

Nampalys Mendy – Leicester – DONE DEAL

Premier League champions Leicester have signed 24 year old Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy on a four year deal. The young midfielder was a part of the Monaco squad that Claudio Ranieri led to promotion and now rejoins his former manager alongside fellow new signings Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Manchester United – Almost Done Deal

Jose Mourinho has reportedly wrapped up his 3rd summer signing as Manchester United manager, with Borussia Dortmund claiming that the move that will take Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Old Trafford is all but complete. The clubs have agreed a £26.3 million fee for the in form attacking midfielder, who scored 18 goals and provided 25 assists last season as he won the Bundesliga Players’ player of the season award.

Nani – Stoke

Mark Hughes is hoping to hijack Valencia’s £7 million move for Fenerbahce’s Nani and bring him to the Britannia Stadium instead. The former Manchester United man has impressed in his debut season with Fenerbahce and caught the eye of a number of clubs at Euro 2016.

Juan Mata – Everton

The odds for Juan Mata to sign for Everton have been slashed to 2/5 with SkyBet. The Manchester United man has been the source of much discussion due to the arrival of Jose Mourinho, who let the playmaker leave Chelsea for Old Trafford when he was manager there, and it looks like the arrival of Mkhitaryan has confirmed the fan favourites’ departure.

Paul Pogba – Manchester United

In what could be the transfer story of the summer, the odds of Manchester United signing Paul Pogba this summer have been slashed to 10/11. The Old Trafford club have told Juventus that they are prepared to pay £100 million for the 23 year old, who left the club on a free in 2012. It’s reported that he will be paid £250,000 per week if he signs.

Manchester City Spending Spree

Pep Guardiola has demanded a huge transfer war chest as he looks to rebuild his new squad. They have been told that John Stones will cost £50 million from Everton, whilst he also wants to bring the £85 million rated Luis Suarez back to the Premier League and Toni Kroos, who is thought to have a £63 million release clause in his Real Madrid contract.

Axel Witsel – Everton

Belgium’s impressive midfielder Axel Witsel is thought to be at the centre of a transfer war between Everton and Napoli. The Zenit based midfielder has impressed at Euro 2016 and lured the likes of Everton and Napoli into making an offer for him, although Merseyside rivals Liverpool have also registered an interest.

Kalidou Koulibaly – Chelsea

Chelsea are leading the race to sign Napoli’s £30 million rated defender Kalidou Koulibaly, and they are expected to announce the 25 year old’s arrival in the coming week.

Mauro Icardi – Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to increase their strength in depth up front, and as such are prepared to pay £38 million for Inter Milan’s 23 year old forward Mauro Icardi. Spurs officials are on their way to Italy to try and strike up a deal with the Serie A club.

Hugo Lloris – Real Madrid

Whilst they’re bolstering their front line, Tottenham Hotspur could be about to lose a prize asset. French international and star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is thought to be the subject of a keen interest from Real Madrid, who are set to offer £35 million for the 29 year old as their interest in David De Gea cools.

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