Football Transfer News and Rumours – Thur 14th July

Lucas Digne – Barcelona – DONE DEAL

Barcelona have strengthened their full back department with the signing of Paris Saint Germain’s 22 year old left back Lucas Digne. The Catalan giants have paid £13.9 million for his services, and he joins fellow French new arrival Samuel Umtiti.

Sergi Canos – Norwich – DONE DEAL

Norwich have signed Liverpool’s 19 yea rold winger Sergi Canos from Liverpool. The fee for the teenager is thought to be around £2.5 million, but could rise to nearly £5 million with add-ons.

Jordan Ibe – Bournemouth – Almost Done Deal

Bournemouth’s £15 million transfer bid for Liverpool winger Jordan Ibe was accepted last week, and now he is set to sign for the Cherries. The 20 year old has agreed personal terms and passed a medical at the Vitality Stadium and is expected to be officially announced later today.

Georginio Wijnaldum – Everton

Everton have made Newcastle’s playmaker Georginio Wijnalum their top priority transfer target this summer. However, the freshly relegated club want at least £25 million for the 25 year old.

Gonzalo Higuain – Arsenal

Gonzalo Higuain has been the subject of some attention from Arsenal, it appears. There has been no official approach made yet, but sources in Italy state that there has been contact with Higuain’s agent and brother and a deal involving Olivier Giroud going the other way could be in the pipeline.

Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal

Alternatively, Arsene Wenger could turn to France to solve his striking woes. 26 year old Lyon and France striker Alexandre Lacazette has long been a transfer target of Wenger’s, but he’s thought to be ready to make a £42 million move for the player.

Mauro Icardi – Arsenal / Tottenham Hotspur

Another Serie A striker attracting the Gunners attention is Inter Milan’s 23 year old Mauro Icardi. However, they would have to battle it out with North London rivals Spurs for the striker’s signature.

Julian Draxler – Arsenal

Arsene Wenger seems intent on spending big this summer, as Wolfsburg’s 22 year old playmaker Julian Draxler is also a target of his. However, the player would cost him a club record £55 million.

Leroy Sane – Manchester City

Manchester City are closing in on a deal to bring Schalke’s 20 year old midfielder Leroy Sane. However, the transfer fee is expected to be at least £42 million, but Pep Guardiola thinks the investment is worth it.

John Stones – Manchester City

Reports suggest that Manchester City have launched an official £53 million bid for Everton and England defender John Stones, who has told the club hierarchy that he wants to leave Goodison Park this summer.

Paul Pogba

Real Madrid have pulled out of the race to sign Juventus’ 23 year old midfielder Paul Pogba after deciding to hold on to Alvaro Morata. This leaves the door wide open for Manchester United to land the French international.

Mario Lemina – West Brom

Juventus could be about to lose a lower key member of their squad as well, with 22 year old defender Mario Lemina reportedly being the subject of an incoming £17 million bid from West Brom.

Vincent Kompany – Besiktas

Turkish side Besiktas are planning to make a £25 million bid for Manchester City captain and defender Vincent Kompany. It’s an offer that has to be taken seriously considering his proneness to injuries. They are also interested in Aleksandar Kolarov.

Thomas Vermaelen – Arsenal

Arsenal are keen to bring back former defender Thomas Vermaelen, who has found his options limited since his move to Barcelona a couple of years back.

Kalidou Koulibaly – Everton

Everton are looking to hijack Chelsea’s transfer bid for Napoli’s 25 year old centre back Kalidou Koulibaly in an effort to replace John Stones. The defender will cost around £50 million though.

Cristian Tello – Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Barcelona winger Cristian Tello has increased after the 24 year old rejected a move to Liverpool.

Arda Turan

Chelsea’s hopes of landing Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan have been dashed after he made it clear that his preferred option is to stay at Barcelona and fight for his place, or collect his pay packet…

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