Paper Talk: Edu pushes forward with strong double deal to ignite Arsenal; Man Utd near £15m Ghanaian attacker
Arsenal are set to bring in two exciting stars to help drive Mikel Arteta’s side up the league, Barcelona have contacted Chelsea about a midfielder swap, while Wednesday’s transfer gossip has details of a £15m Manchester United swoop for a Ghanaian winger.
DEMBELE, BERTRAND SET FOR ARSENAL TRANSFERS
Arsenal are reportedly ready to push ahead with a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele this summer.
The French striker moved to Atletico Madrid on loan in January, with the Spaniards holding a €35m option to buy. However, after failing to find the back of the net for the LaLiga table-toppers, they are likely to pass up that chance.
Now, according to the Daily Telegraph, he’s emerged as Edu’s No 1 striker target at Arsenal. The Gunners will allow both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette to depart this summer. And it’s believed they are willing to pay £25m to sign the former Fulham and Celtic man.
Dembele scored 44 times during his first two seasons in France and netted 51 goals in 94 appearances for Celtic.
Edu believes he can easily recapture that form in the Premier League and can keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on his toes.
In a further to bid to strengthen Arsenal in a problem position, the Gunners are also looking to sign Ryan Bertrand.
The Gunners have star quality in that position in the shape of Kieran Tierney. But his long-term role might be at centre-half. The Gunners have also looked vulnerable there whenever Tierney has been unavailable.
And with Bertrand available on a free, his signing would make a lot of sense.
AC Milan and Monaco have also been in talks, but the former Chelsea man favours a switch back to London.
MAN UTD SET TO SIGN KAMALDEEN SULEMANA
Manchester United will press ahead with a £15m bid for FC Nordsjaelland’s 19-year-old Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana. (The Sun)
Declan Rice will return to action in Saturday’s clash with Brighton, handing West Ham and England a lift. (The Sun)
Roma have joined the race for Brighton star Ben White – the defender major clubs across Europe are scrambling to sign. (The Sun)
Fulham want Scott Parker to lead another promotion charge in the Championship. (The Sun)
Derby’s troubles have deepened after they were ordered to pay sacked former skipper Richard Keogh £2.3m. (The Sun)
Bradford want Derek Adams to quit Morecambe and become their new boss after the play-offs. (The Sun)
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BARCELONA WANT JORGINHO, PJANIC SWAP
Barcelona are looking to include Miralem Pjanic in a swap deal for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.
Manchester City and Chelsea fans have hit out at UEFA over the wait to see if the Champions League final would be played at Wembley or in Portugal. (Daily Telegraph)
Thomas Tuchel has claimed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “will always be my player” ahead of his reunion with the striker. (Daily Telegraph)
Erik Alonso, the prospective Derby County owner, has deleted his Twitter account amid more worrying claims. (Daily Telegraph)
Chelsea will offer Thomas Tuchel a new three-year contract as a reward for his spectacular success. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United are discussing a free transfer move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton. (Daily Mail)
AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP
Aymeric Laporte will be called up to Spain’s squad for this summer’s European Championship following a personal request from Luis Enrique. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United will go back in for Jadon Sancho in this summer’s transfer window and are planning a £77m bid for the Borussia Dortmund forward. (Daily Express)
Talks between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid are at a ‘dead end’ with the World Cup winner now likely to leave. (Daily Express)
Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in signing defender Joachim Andersen, who will leave Lyon this summer. (Daily Express)
Everton and Leeds are among those to have watched Wolfsburg winger Josip Brekalo in the past few months. (Daily Express)
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