Rumour Round-Up: Chelsea Set to Sign South American Wonderkid, German Giants Plan £50m Tottenham Winger Bid

A round-up of the big rumours doing the round today.

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Bayern Munich are planning a £50m bid for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale. Incoming boss Pep Guardiola has set his sights on the Welsh winger as one of his top targets. The former Barcelona boss has been handed a £100m transfer budget but will have to beat off competition from Real Madrid in the race for the White Hart Lane star.

Full story: Daily Mail

Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder claims that Man United had made an offer for his services prior to his move to Galatasaray but that the offer was turned down by Inter Milan. This then led to a period of time forced out of the Nerazzurri first team set-up that led inevitably to his move to Istanbul.

Full story: Metro

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he held an interest in young Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane but failed to land the Frenchman. The teenager has been in fine form this term and put in a solid display in his side’s recent Champions League encounter with Man United.

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West Ham will look to sign Southampton forward Rickie Lambert this summer. The East London side have long been linked with interest in the experienced striker who has scored 11 Premier League goals this season having scored a bucket-load to help the Saints to back to back promotions and into the English top tier.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are set to sign South American wonder-kid Cristian Cuevas after a two year chase for the Chilean winger’s signature. The Stamford Bridge side will pay £4.3m to secure a deal to bring in the teenager but will apparently allow the youngster to remain with his current club O’Higgins for the rest of the Torneo Transición season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool have set their sights on Nigerian international Emmanuel Emenike. The £10m rated striker is being targeted by the Anfield side as a potential replacement for hot-shot Luis Suarez who this source believes is being targeted by both Barcelona and Man City as a possible summer signing.

Full story: Daily Express

Christian Benteke’s agent refuses to deny the possibility that his client could leave Aston Villa this summer. The Belgian forward has scored 15 goals this season and his representative has confirmed that interested parties will talk to the Villa Park side about a potential purchase of the former Racing Genk man.

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Man United midfielder Anderson has confirmed he has attempted to leave Old Trafford on a number of occasions. The 24 year old has admitted he wants to leave the club but is unable to due to the fact he still has three years to run on his current contract.

Full story: Sky Sports