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Karim Benzema will arrive in London on Sunday to finalise a £45m deal to Arsenal according to respected journalist Emanuele Giulianelli. The Gazzetta dello Sport contributor claims the deal has almost been finalised after a successful meeting between the two parties in Madrid yesterday.
Everton have emerged as shock frontrunners to sign Charlie Austin from QPR this summer. The English striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Loftus Road since the club were relegated from the Premier League last season. QPR are holding out for a fee of £15m and manager Chris Ramsey has admitted it is unlikely that they are able to hold on to the 18-goal man.
Manchester United have earmarked Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak as the perfect replacement for departing David De Gea but have had a £25million bid rejected, according to sources in Spain. Louis van Gaal told Manchester United’s official website that the club are still in the market for players and admitted the goalkeeping issue is a problem: ‘of course we have problems still with the goalkeeper, so we need maybe two more players,‘ he said.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Friday signed a new four-year contract to stay in charge of the English champions until 2019, the club announced.
“If the club is happy, I am happy. I think this is a normal thing for me to sign a new contract,” said Mourinho.
West Ham United have prepared a bid of €8 million (£5.7m) to sign Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to Sport Italia.
It has been reported by the Italian news outlet that the Premier League outfit have already prepared the bid and will present it to Ligue 1 champions PSG soon.
The Magpies head coach said earlier this week that he wanted to “build a team around” Sissoko and that he told the club’s managing director Lee Charnley that Newcastle have “got to keep this guy”.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to play oft-loaned-out goalkeeper Sam Johnstone against Tottenham after making a point of omitting David de Gea over Real Madrid speculation.
Everton are chasing a loan deal for Inter forward Xherdan Shaqiri, who turned down Stoke City earlier this summer, and also want defender Miro from River Plate.