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Transfer Rumour Gossip: Chelsea Plan Barcelona Raid, Isco Close To City Move, Gunners Urged To Move For Rooney

A round-up of Friday’s biggest transfer stories.

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Malaga attacking midfielder Isco has hinted that a £21million move to Manchester City could be finalised over the weekend.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Jose Mourinho is keen to keep Juan Mata and Chelsea, despite reports of the Spaniard not being in his plans, and he will hold talks with the player to reassure him of his future at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Arsenal are reportedly close to sealing the signing of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, and have been urged by shareholder Alisher Usmanov to move for Wayne Rooney next.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Thiago Man United Deal

Chelsea and Bayern Munich are also keen on Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara, who is widely expected to leave Barcelona this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Martin Skrtel’s agent has played down talk of the Liverpool defender moving to Napoli to play under former boss Rafael Benitez.

Full story: Sky Sports.

£10million-rated Celtic star Victor Wanyama is the subject of interest from both Southampton and Cardiff.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Arsenal are plotting a move for Dynamo Zagreb youngster Tin Jedvaj, a 17-year-old defender valued at around £6million.

Full story: The Sun.

Sevilla youngster Luis Alberto is undergoing a medical ahead of a summer move to Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Dzeko Tottenham

Serie A side Napoli are being tipped to land out-of-favour Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko this summer.

Full story: Tuttosport.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is looking to sign Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz for a third time, having worked with him at both Blackburn and Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Hull are targeting a move for Gent striker Ilombe Mboyo after missing out on Burnley’s Charlie Austin.

Full story: Daily Star.

Liverpool reportedly offered Andy Carroll a pay-off of £1million to finally leave Anfield, as the 24-year-old sealed a permanent move to West Ham.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

The future of Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa appears to be in some doubt following the appointment of Joe Kinnear as director of football at the club.

Full story: The Independent.

Former England manager Fabio Capello has rejected an offer to take over from PSG, as he believes the French giants have already lined up Arsene Wenger for next year.

Full story: The Sun.

Former Barcelona manager Frank Rikjaard is also said to have rejected an approach from the Ligue 1 champions, with Laurent Blanc next in their list of targets.

Full story: L’Equipe.

Sol Campbell

Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell is keen on replacing Stuart Pearce as the manager of the England Under-21s.

Full story: Daily Star.


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