Football Transfer News and Rumours – Tue 12th July

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Southampton – DONE DEAL

Southampton have completed the signing of 20 year old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Bayern Munich. The talented young midfielder has joined Southampton for a reported £12.8 million after completing a medical yesterday and has signed a five year contract.

Gokhan Tore – West Ham – DONE DEAL

West Ham have taken Besiktas’ 24 year old forward Gokhan Tore on loan for a year, with the view to a permanent deal. The player himself stated that Slaven Bilic’s managerial approach was a huge factor in him joining West Ham.

Vincent Janssen – Tottenham Hotspur – DONE DEAL

Tottenham Hotspur have finally completed the signing of AZ Alkmaar’s 22 year old striker, who managed to force the transfer through after complaining to his club. The fee for the prolific striker is thought to be around £18.6 million.

Tyler Reid – Swansea – DONE DEAL

Manchester United defender Tyler Reid has completed a move to the Libery Stadium, with the 18 year old signing a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Graziano Pelle – Shandong Luneng – DONE DEAL

Graziano Pelle has arrived in China following his move to Shandong Luneng, which was completed yesterday for a reported £13 million. He will now join up with ex-Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, who completed a move to the Chinese Super League club on Saturday. He is earning £260,000 per week apparently.

Dimitri Payet – Not for Sale

West Ham chairman David Sullivan has warned top European clubs off his prize asset Dimitri Payet, stating that he is worth £100 million but he isn’t for sale. Payet’s excellent form at Euro 2016 has attracted even more interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain, but West Ham are determined to keep the playmaker.

Moussa Sissoko

The recently relegated Newcastle have slapped a £35 million price tag on Moussa Sissoko. The 26 year old midfielder has stated that he wants a move pushed through quickly, but Newcastle’s price tag could prove a big stumbling block for any interested parties.

Carlos Bacca – West Ham

West Ham are expected to meet with representatives of Carlos Bacca this week after their £26 million bid activated a release clause in his contract. They now need to sort out personal terms with the striker, who is thought to want as much as Dimitri Payet in wages.

Manchester United Clearout

Playmaker Juan Mata, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, defender Marcos Rojo, and the versatile Daley Blind have all been put up for sale by Jose Mourinho after he deemed them surplus to requirements. Mata is expected to move to either Everton or Villareal, whilst the other players haven’t attracted any interest as of yet.

Lucas Hernandez – Manchester City

Pep Guardiola continues to desperately try and rehaul Manchester City’s defence, and his latest target is 20 year old Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez. They are thought to be willing to pay up to £20 million for the youngster’s services.

Felipe Anderson – Chelsea

Lazio have announced that they are willing to listen to offers for their 23 year old Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson. They rejected a bid for the player from Manchester United last season, but their interest in him have cooled and Chelsea are looking like the frontrunners to secure him now.

Arda Turan – Chelsea

Never ones to put all their eggs in one basket, Anderson isn’t the only player Chelsea are interested in. They are expected to move in for Barcelona’s 29 year old playmaker Arda Turan, who said they are looking to sell the Turkey captain yesterday. Arsenal are also interested.

Joao Mario – Chelsea

Another midfielder Chelsea are trying to sign is Sporting Lisbon’s 23 year old Joao Mario, who impressed at times during Euro 2016. The Blues are preparing to launch a £34 million bid for him.

N’Golo Kante – Chelsea

Last one, I promise. The final midfielder Chelsea are after is Leicester’s Premier League winning N’Golo Kante, who reportedly has a £20 million release clause in his contract.

Mario Gotze – Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool have pulled out of the race to sign Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze, leaving Tottenham Hotspur and former club Borussia Dortmund to fight it out for his signature.

Daniel Rugani – Everton

Everton, keen to bolster their defensive ranks before the expected departure of John Stones, have made a £25.5 million offer for Juventus’ 21 year old defender Daniel Rugani. They are also keen in Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly, but Napoli want in excess of £42 million for the player.

Mauro Icardi

After his wife told reporters that Mauro Icardi is being put up for sale by Inter Milan, the club have hit back by slapping a £43 million price tag on the 23 year old striker, who is a target for Spurs.

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