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Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 26 Jul 13:36

Paper Talk: Spurs eye Hoffenheim ace; Liverpool to sell £30.4m star

Liverpool are ready to accept a big-money bid for one of their players from Italy, while Tottenham are casting their eyes over a Hoffenheim defender, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.

 

 

LIVERPOOL READY TO LET EMRE CAN MOVE ON

Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s ¬£40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.

 

 

CAN TOTTENHAM MAKE HOFFENHEIM MAKE THEIR FIRST CAPTURE?

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims Spurs want to sign the versatile full-back, who can play on the right or left of defence and is seen as ideal competition for Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Spurs have moved for the Germany U21 defender after efforts to land Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, broke down over the Portuguese club’s ¬£20m valuation and complications over third-party ownership.

Toljan has just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga side and Spurs,who are yet to sign anyone this summer, believe he could be brought in for a relatively small fee.

Hoffenheim’s director of football Alex Rosen asked about Tottenham’s interest told Bild: “If Tottenham comes and offers to triple your salary, then you can’t say too many negative things: London is an unattractive city or Tottenham a bad club. This is all very positive – and then young people think about it.”

 

AND THE REST

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at ¬£50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s ¬£143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions¬†(Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho 

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 25 Jul 13:14

Ankle injury forces former Swansea City striker Michu into retirement

Michu enjoyed the best spell of his career with Swansea City. Former Swansea and Napoli striker Michu has been forced to quit football at the age of 31. The once-capped Spain international has suffered from a persistent ankle problem which limited him to only 12 starts for Real Oviedo in Spain's Segunda Division last season. "According to medical reports, the current situation of my right ankle has come to a point where it has forced me to say goodbye as a professional football player today," Michu said in a statement on his Twitter account. "Even though I...

ESPN FC - Swansea City News 25 Jul 11:35

Transfer Rater: Mohamed Elneny to Galatasaray, Wilfried Bony to Swansea

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Mohamed Elneny to Galatasaray He may only have joined the club in January 2016 but Elneny could be on his way out of Arsenal this summer. The Egyptian international...

Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 25 Jul 08:12

Swansea reject huge second bid from Everton for Sigurdsson

Swansea have rejected a second bid from Everton for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to reports.

The Welsh club turned down an offer for the Iceland international believed to be worth £40million from the Toffees earlier this month.

It is now thought Everton have tabled a new bid of around £40million with potential add-ons that could take a final package closer to £45million.

That, however, remains short of Swansea’s valuation of the player and the Liberty Stadium outfit are thought to be holding out for ¬£50million.

Sigurdsson’s future has been the subject of speculation throughout the summer with reports claiming Leicester were also interested in the 27-year-old.

The former Tottenham midfielder did not travel with the Swans squad for their pre-season tour of the United States with the club reporting he was not in “the right frame of mind.”

Owners Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien also issued a strongly-worded statement saying they would not sell unless they received an acceptable offer.

“We will not be bullied or forced into a decision until a club meets our valuation of the player, no matter whether they believe they have an agreement with the player,” it read.

Gylfi Sigurdsson: A reported summer target for Everton

Sigurdsson was instrumental as Swansea preserved their top-flight status last season. He scored nine league goals and had 13 assists, earning the club’s player of the year award for a second successive season.

Sigurdsson joined Swansea from Spurs in 2014 after an indifferent two-year spell at White Hart Lane. He had previously played for the Swans on loan from Hoffenheim.

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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 24 Jul 10:49

Swansea reject second Everton bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson - reports

Oguchi Onyewu and the Philadelphia Union prepare for battle against Swansea on Game of Thrones night. Swansea City used their imagination to great effect to announce their big-money signing from Las Palmas. Swansea have rejected a second bid from Everton for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to multiple reports. The Welsh club turned down an offer for the Iceland international reported to be worth £40 million from the Toffees earlier this month. Sources now say Everton have tabled a new bid of around £40m with potential add-ons that could take a final package closer to £45m. That, however, remains short of Swansea's valuation of the player and the Liberty Stadium outfit are thought...

ESPN FC - Swansea City News 23 Jul 19:25

Swansea emerge as latest Wilfried Bony suitors

Wilfried Bony could be moving back to Swansea City. Wilfried Bony is being linked with a return to Swansea City, with reports suggesting that the Welsh club are considering a move to bring the Manchester City striker back to the Liberty Stadium. The Ivorian became then most expensive player when he was signed by City from Swansea for £28 million in 2015, and the BBC have now reported that the Swans are weighing up a move for the hitman. Bony has struggled to recreate the form he demonstrated with the Welsh club after moving to the Etihad Stadium,...

Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 23 Jul 16:04

Jack Wilshere in talks with ambitious European outfit

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is in talks with Antalyaspor, according to the ambitious Turkish club.

Wilshere, 25, looks all set to leave north London this summer after spending the whole of last season on loan at Bournemouth.

Antalyaspor finished fifth in Super Lig last season, but they have signed Jean-Armel Drole, Jeremy Menez and Maicon this term and have targeted a top-four finish and a place in Europe.

And Antalyaspor president Ali Safak Ozturk has confirmed making an enquiry for Wilshere and entering talks, although he admitted it would be a difficult transfer to complete.

‚ÄúWe made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere,‚ÄĚ said Ozturk. ‚ÄúIt will be a difficult move to pull off.‚ÄĚ

Wilshere has 12 months left on his current contract and Sampdoria have approached the Gunners and offered £6m up front for Wilshere, with a further £1.5m made up in add-ons.

That is believed to have been rejected with Arsenal valuing Wilshere in the £20million bracket, according to The Telegraph.

Newcastle, West Ham and Swansea are all believed to be interested in the England international, who largely did well in the 25 appearances he made for the Cherries last season.

Eddie Howe though declined the chance to sign him permanently and he subsequently finds himself back at Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger suggesting his future remains in the capital.

‚ÄúI think Jack will be with Arsenal next season, yes,‚ÄĚ Wenger said earlier this month.

“I will give you a very focused answer on that. He has to work hard to come back and fight for a place in the team.

‚ÄúBut once he is ready, when he comes back, he will not be far from practising with the team.‚ÄĚ

 

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Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 23 Jul 12:47

Paper Talk: Spurs to offload flop; Chelsea chase Brazilian striker

Chelsea are trying to muscle in on a Brazilian striker, while two English clubs are still in the race to sign Kylian Mbappe, according to the Sunday papers.

 

LIVERPOOL, CITY STILL IN MBAPPE RACE

Liverpool and Man City are among four clubs left in race to sign Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, according to a report in France

The Premier League pair are vying with Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to sign the 18-year-old France striker, who blasted 26 goals for the Ligue 1 champions last season.

Le 10 Sport reports Arsenal are out of the race to sign Mbappe and Barcelona will only step up their interest if they lose Neymar to PSG.

The Sun reports Real Madrid will wrap up a £120million world-record move for the player in the next two week Рa report which seems like an educated guess.

Mbappe did cast doubt on his future earlier this month when he refused to confirm he would stay with Monaco.

He told Marca: “I don’t know if I will stay.”

Earlier this week¬†Monaco are threatened ¬†to report ‚Äúimportant‚ÄĚ European clubs to FIFA for making illegal approaches to Mbappe.

 

CHELSEA TO HIJACK STRIKER 

Chelsea are interested in Fluminense striker Richarlison, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The Brazil U20 international was a target for  AC Milan and Manchester United, according to Calciomercato, but now Chelsea are set to swoop for the player.

Richarlison was understood to be heading to Ajax for £12million after verbally agreeing a five-year deal, but Chelsea are trying to muscle in on the 20-year-old.

The Brazilian only arrived at Fluminense last summer for £2million, signing a four-year deal, but he has been impressing in Brazilian and several European scouts have noted his progress.

Speaking to FCInterNews.it last week, his agent Renato Velasco said: “Yes, there is interest from a few clubs in your country.

“Inter and Sampdoria, yes, but not the Rossoneri, at least not right now. The truth is that he is ready to play for any club, big or small and there is a lot of speculation around him.

“He is talking about Italy, but also England and Holland.”

 

AND THE REST

Barcelona are ready to offer £80m for Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Coutinho is “comfortable” at the club after holding talks with the player amid Barca’s interest. (ESPN FC)

Barcelona believe signing playmaker Coutinho could help keep his 25-year-old international team-mate Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are poised to take Ronald Koeman’s summer spending over ¬£130m by agreeing a deal with Swansea for playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward has jetted to America for crunch talks with Jose Mourinho, who is growing impatient with United’s lack of progress in the transfer market. (Star on Sunday)

PSG are increasingly confident of signing forward Neymar for £196m from Barcelona, with the Brazilian supposedly having agreed a contract worth £27m a year after tax. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is on the verge of a £70m move to Paris St-Germain. (Standard)

Antonio Conte demands Chelsea continue splashing the cash – or risk another disastrous title defence. (Sunday Mirror)

Conte also reveals that he did consider quitting Chelsea after being left shattered by their title-winning exploits.(Sunday Mirror)

West Brom are ready to move for Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko and save his Premier League career. (Sun)

Manchester United are plotting a surprise swoop for Bolton’s England youth keeper Jake Turner. (Sun)

Juan Mata is keen to get his Manchester United future thrashed out, with his current deal due to expire next summer. (Sun)

England international Harry Kane insists he would never quite Tottenham in search of a megabucks pay deal. (Sun)

Huddersfield have warned Swansea that midfielder Philip Billing is not for sale. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton are weighing up a move for Vitesse Arnhem goalkeeper Eloy Room as they seek to replace the outgoing Joel Robles. (Mail on Sunday)

Middlesbrough reject third West Brom bid for Ben Gibson worth £21m, with club determined to sell to a top-six club. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are discussing a move for Badou N’Diaye as they sweat over an injury to Cheikhou Kouyate. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo wants to head for the capital and spend the season on loan with Fulham. (Sun)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp is eyeing a move for Swansea winger Wayne Routledge and Preston striker Jordan Hugill. (Sun)

Sunderland are set to make a shock raid on Blackburn Rovers for goalkeeper Jason Steele. (Sun)

Manchester City are paying a ¬£12m premium on Benjamin Mendy transfer after caving into Monaco’s demands.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Ashley Young could see out his Manchester United contract despite interest from Stoke. (Sunday Mirror)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists his Arsenal contract stand-off is not to do with money as Liverpool and Chelsea remain keen on the England international. (Sunday Mirror)

Monaco approach Stoke for Giannelli Imbula as the French champions look for Tiemoue Bakayoko’s replacement.¬†(Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes forward Cristiano Ronaldo “is going to stay” with the club after reports he wanted to leave Spain following tax fraud allegations. (Independent)

Chelsea will make a formal offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within the next 48 hours but face competition from Manchester City for the 23-year-old. (Sunday Express)

The Stamford Bridge club have spent nearly £130m this summer but Blues boss Antonio Conte says they need to make more signings to improve the quality of the squad. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester United are confident of signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, after missing out on Tottenham’s Eric Dier, 23. (Guardian)

United’s ¬£60m pursuit of Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, is on hold, because the French club want 21-year-old forward Anthony Martial in return. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, has told the club to buy 23-year-old Juventus striker Paulo Dybala. (Don Balon)

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says winger Riyad Mahrez “could stay” following interest from Arsenal, Spurs and Roma for the 26-year-old. (Leicester Mercury)

Algeria international Mahrez will reject a move to Roma as he tries to push through a £35m switch from the Foxes to Arsenal. (Sun)

Defender Matteo Darmian, 27, says he is happy to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite being linked with a return to Italy. (Independent)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring another “one or two quality players” to the club before the end of the transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea are monitoring 18-year-old Montreal Impact winger Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla after he was recommended by former Blues striker Didier Drogba. (Sun)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, hopes the club will bring in a few more defenders this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa’s decision to leave defender Tommy Elphick, 29, and striker Ross McCormack, 30, out of their pre-season games in Germany has given Sunderland hope of signing the pair. (Birmingham Mail)

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Swansea City ‚Äď teamtalk.com 23 Jul 12:31

Michu, Santa Cruz, Zaki & more of the best one-season wonders

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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 19 Jul 12:36

Four Premier League sides target Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson - sources

Stewart Robson isn't buying Arsene Wenger's thoughts on Alexis Sanchez's desire to leave Arsenal for a second. Stewart Robson and Ross Dyer assess what Arsenal need to sort out during their preseason tour. Alexis Sanchez hints at a desire to leave Arsenal, saying his aim is Champions League success. Gab Marcotti provides an update on Alexis Sanchez's future with Arsenal following his comments on UCL aspirations. Arsene Wenger denies that Arsenal made an offer for Kylian Mbappe and says the forward will likely stay with Monaco. Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson is a target for Newcastle, Brighton, Burnley and Swansea, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Jenkinson, 25, is set to leave Arsenal this summer after making just one appearance in the Premier League last season before being omitted from the club's squad for their preseason trip to Australia and Asia. He returned from a serious knee injury last October, but found himself down the pecking order in Arsene Wenger's first-team plans. The England international...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 28 Jun 18:13

Britton signs improved Swansea contract

Midfielder Leon Britton signs an improved one-year deal with Swansea City, with an option for another year.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 28 Jun 17:43

Swansea striker Gomis joins Galatasaray

Turkish side Galatasaray sign striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 27 Jun 16:59

Swansea close in on £10m midfielder Mesa

Swansea City are in advanced talks to sign Spanish defensive midfielder Roque Mesa for more than £10m from Las Palmas.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 21 Jun 17:46

Swans to sign Chelsea's Abraham on loan

Swansea City are to sign striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Swansea City | BBC 14 Jun 10:01

Swans at Southampton for season opener

Swansea City's 2017-18 Premier League campaign starts at Southampton on Saturday, 12 August.

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