Chelsea reject Arsenal’s £17m Luiz bid

Chelsea have turned down Arsenal’s offer of £17 million (€20m/$23m) for defender David Luiz, reports Le10Sport.

The Gunners are targeting defensive reinforcements in the summer, and the 31-year-old Blues defender could fit the bill after he fell out of favour at Stamford Bridge last season.

Arsenal have yet to return with an improved option for the Brazilian.

Griezmann announces Atletico stay

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will stay at the club, despite interest from Barcelona.

In a televised announcement, the 27-year-old France international ended intense speculation over his future by declaring his intention to remain at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Chelsea make €30m Rugani offer

Chelsea have made a bid of €30 million (£26m/$35m) for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, reports

The 23-year-old is highly rated, but has struggled for playing time in recent seasons behind established veterans.

Chelsea’s interest could also be a sign the club is nearing an agreement with Maurizio Sarri, with the former Napoli boss a longtime admirer of Rugani.

Gotze eyes Premier League move

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze wants to move to England this summer, reports the Mirror.

The 26-year-old is looking to jumpstart his career after he failed to make Germany’s World Cup squad this summer.

Arsenal, Everton, West Ham, Leicester and Newcastle are all interested in Gotze, who could cost around £18 million (€21m/$24m).

Bale’s future depends on Lopetegui’s plan

Gareth Bale will make a decision on his Real Madrid future after determining manager Julen Lopetegui’s plans for him, reports The Times.

The Wales star reiterated his desire for more playing time after his match-winning performance in the Champions League final, with several Premier League clubs rumoured to be interested.

Bale’s representative, Jonathan Barnett, will meet Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this month to figure out the new manager’s vision.

Man Utd not looking to sell Martial

Anthony Martial is in Manchester United’s plans for 2018-19 and the club aren’t looking to sell him, according to Sky Sports News.

The 22-year-old’s agent declared on Wednesday that his client is looking to leave Old Trafford following a season in which his playing time diminished.

Tottenham are credited with a firm interest in the France international, who missed out on his country’s World Cup squad this summer.

West Ham close in on triple swoop

West Ham are nearing the signings of Felipe Anderson from Lazio and Swansea duo Lukasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson, reports the Mirror.

Talks are in an advanced stage over the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Anderson, who would cost around £27 million (€31m/$36m).

The Hammers are also set to pay around the same amount for both 33-year-old goalkeeper Fabianski and 24-year-old defender Mawson.

Juventus interested in Van Aanholt

Juventus are looking at Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt as a possible replacement for Alex Sandro, reports The Sun.

With Manchester United maintaining a longstanding interest in Alex Sandro, the Serie A club are drawing up a list of replacements should the Brazilian depart.

And Palace’s Dutch international could fit the bill, with Juve prepared to offer £25 million (€29m/$33m) for the 27-year-old.

Seri in talks with Napoli

Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri’s agent is in talks with Napoli over a transfer, according to CalcioNapoli24.

With Jorginho close to leaving the Serie A runners-up, the 26-year-old could slot in for the Italy international in central midfield.

Arsenal and Chelsea are among a host of teams that have been linked with the Ivory Coast international.

West Ham could target Smalling

West Ham are monitoring Chris Smalling’s situation at Manchester United, according to Metro.

With United looking to sign Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham, the club could be left with a surplus of options at centre-back.

And the Hammers are ready to take advantage by making a move for the 28-year-old, who missed out on England’s World Cup squad.

Newcastle want £20m for Mitrovic

Newcastle will sell Aleksandar Mitrovic should they receive a bid of £20 million (€23m/$27m), reports Sky Sports News.

The striker was a hit on loan at Fulham in the second half of last season, scoring 12 goals in 20 matches to help the Cottagers reach the Premier League.

Fulham have been tipped to make a permanent move for the 23-year-old Serbia international, who has two years left on his contract.

Bielsa signs contract with Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa has signed a deal with Leeds United to become the Championship club’s new head coach, according to the Buenos Aires Times.

The 62-year-old has previously managed Argentina and Chile, as well as Athletic, Marseille and most recently Lille.


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