Football Transfer News and Rumours – Tues 5th July

Oleksandr Zinchenko – Manchester City – DONE DEAL

Teenage midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko has been signed by Manchester City after returning home after his Euro 2016 campaign. The 19 year old featured in all of Ukraine’s group games as they failed to score, but he will be hoping for better fortunes under Pep Guardiola.

Marten de Roon – Middlesbrough – DONE DEAL

The newly promoted Middlesbrough have wasted no time in strengthening their squad as they look to fend off relegation. Their 3rd signing of the season comes in the form of Atalanta’s 25 year old midfielder Marten de Roon for a fee believed to be in the region of £12 million. He will join fellow new signings Bernardo Espinosa and Viktor Fischer.

Ahmed Musa – Leicester – Almost Done Deal

23 year old CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa is on the verge of signing for Premier League champions Leicester. The two clubs have agreed a reported club record transfer fee, and now the player just needs to sign on the dotted line.

Paul Pogba – Manchester United

This is a name you’re going to be seeing a lot of over the coming months. Manchester United have stepped up their interest in 23 year old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and are now prepared to offer a world record £100 million for him. The player himself is thought to be interested in a move to Real Madrid though, and initial talks have taken place.

Axel Witsel – Everton

Everton are leading the race to sign Belgium and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel. The 27 year old has been linked with Stoke and Napoli as well as the Goodison Park outfit, but Everton believe they are close to convincing him to join in a £28.5 million deal.

Kasper Schmeichel – Everton

Kasper Schmeichel is another transfer target for Everton as they search for a replacement for Tim Howard. The 29 year old Premier League winner is thought to have a £17 million release clause in his Leicester contract, but would he be willing to move away from Champions League football?

Blaise Matuidi – Manchester United

Manchester United look set to splash the cash massively this summer, with Blaise Matuidi emerging as another potential target for Jose Mourinho. The France international has apparently been given permission to leave France’s training camp for talks with Manchester United ahead of a proposed move from Paris Saint Germain.

Leroy Sane – Manchester City

Jose Mourinho isn’t the only Manchester based newcomer looking to spend big. Pep Guardiola has already brought in a few new players, and a new one on his radar is Schalke’s 20 year old winger Leroy Sane, but he could cost up to £40 million.

Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace

Liverpool rejected a £25 million bid for Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace, but Alan Pardew isn’t finished yet. He desperately need a top quality striker to join his ranks and has made an improved £31.5 million bid for the faltering Liverpool striker.

James Tomkins – Crystal Palace

West Ham defender James Tomkins is another player who is expected to join Crystal Palace this summer, with a reported £12 million deal between the clubs agreed and the finer points of the deal just needing to be finalised.

Alvaro Morata – Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is set to spend big to try and lure a world class striker to his club. Alvaro Morata, who recently rejoined Real Madrid as the Bernebau outfit look to sell him on for a profit, is a major target for Arsenal. Wenger is willing to double his wages and offer a £144,000 a week deal, but they need to work out the transfer costs with Real Madrid.

Vincent Janssen – Tottenham Hotspur

After the rogue 22 year old striker Vincent Janssen kicked off at his club, AZ Alkmaar, about rejecting a bid from Tottenham Hotspur it looks like a deal is back on the table. Spurs will offer £16 million for the second time, with the Dutch outfit expected to accept the offer second time round.

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