Transfer Rumour Gossip: Chelsea Close to Signing £42.5m Striker, Arsenal In £22m Argentine Signing Coup, Latics Deny Martinez Approach

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A round-up of Wednesday’s biggest transfer stories and gossip.

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Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer says the club are not planning a bid for out-of-favour Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

Full story: The Guardian.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is the latest to be linked with an exit from the club this summer, as the 24-year-old apparently wants a new challenge.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Chelsea are keen to compete with Manchester City for the signing of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, after appearing to miss out on Radamel Falcao.

Full story: The Sun.

Whilst another source claims that Chelsea and Napoli have agreed a deal that would see the Uruguayan move to Stamford Bridge.

Full story: talkSPORT

Isco Award

Malaga midfielder Isco is a priority target for Manuel Pellegrini if he moves from the Spanish club to Manchester City this summer.

Full story: The Metro.

Arsenal have been told to pay up £22million for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, also a target for Juventus and Tottenham.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Inter Milan could beat Tottenham to the signing of in-demand Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, according to the club’s sporting director Marco Branca.

Full story: talkSPORT.

Liverpool want to do a deal with Barcelona that would see goalkeeper Pepe Reina and young Barca forward Cristian Tello switch places this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Borussia Dortmund could beat Liverpool to the signing of highly-rated Porto striker Jackson Martinez, as they seek a replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

Full story: Bild.

Papiss Cisse

The German side have also been linked with Newcastle United’s Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse in a bid to replace their Polish forward.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

West Brom do not hold out much hope of keeping on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku next season, and have targeted Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani as a replacement.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Tottenham and Fulham are eyeing up a move for young Watford striker Matej Vydra, who could be available if his side do not win promotion to the Premier League.

Full story: London Evening Standard.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has decided to retire from international football at the age of 34.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Fulham are considering replacing current manager Martin Jol with Brighton’s Gus Poyet.

Full story: Daily Telegraph.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has revealed that his side have not been practicing penalties in the build-up to the Europa League final.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Manchester United originally wanted PSG and former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson, a French journalist has claimed.

Full story: The Metro.

New Manchester United manager David Moyes will offer veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs a place on his coaching staff after he calls an end to his playing career.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Roberto Martinez

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says Everton have not approached the club for manager Roberto Martinez yet.

Full story: Sky Sports.

A group of Everton players were left embarrassed after turning up at the wrong venue for Phil Neville’s leaving party, finding themselves at a Manchester United players’ celebration instead!

Full story: Manchester Evening News.

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