Transfer Rumour Gossip: Arsenal Set to Sign £22m Striker, PSG Make Blues Defender Number One Transfer Target, Defender Wants Swans Exit, Saints Miss Out On Trio

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

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Gonzalo Higuain’s father believes the player is close to completing a £22million move to join Arsenal from Real Madrid.

Full story: The Sun.

Thiago Alcantara could still reject Manchester United as Barcelona have offered the 22-year-old a new contract.

Full story: The Metro.

However, the player’s father believes he should move to Old Trafford this summer, ahead of other interested clubs such as Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Swansea captain Ashley Williams wants to leave the club this summer, and is favouring a move to Arsenal over Liverpool and Everton.

Full story: The Telegraph.

Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc will make Chelsea’s David Luiz a top target if he is appointed manager of PSG.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Blanc is the favourite to land the role, as Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is not interested in the move to the French capital.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Norwich City have joined the chase for Wigan striker Arouna Kone, who is also wanted by Liverpool and Everton.

Full story: Daily Mail.

The agent of Sochaux defender Sebastien Corchia believes his client is more likely to join Lyon than Arsenal this summer.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Wanyama Barcelona

Victor Wanyama may only leave Celtic for either Galatasaray or Fenerbache due to the lower taxes in Turkey.

Full story: Daily Express.

Hull City are close to completing the signing of Birmingham City centre-back Curtis Davies for £2.3million.

Full story: The Sun.

Tottenham and Everton are reportedly both chasing young French striker Lenny Nangis of Caen.

Full story: Daily Star.

Southampton look set to be disappointed in their ambitious attempts to sign Radja Nainggolan, Victor Wanyama and Pablo Osvaldo.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Liverpool are likely to sell Pepe Reina shortly after confirming the signing of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland.

Full story: The Times.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has urged Edinson Cavani to make a decision on his future before the end of the Confederations Cup.

Full story: Marca.

PSG defender Thiago Silva has not received a formal approach from Barcelona yet, according to the player’s agent.

Full story: Le JDD.

Pep Guardiola

Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will be unveiled at Bayern Munich on Monday, and has been practising his German for the best part of a year to become fluent.

Full story: The Independent.

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