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All the transfer ins and outs in the Premier League this summer

ARSENAL

INS: Granit Xhaka (£33.8m, Borussia Monchengladbach),

OUTS: Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky (all released).

 

BOURNEMOUTH

INS: Lys Mousset (£5.4m, Le Havre), Emerson Hyndman (free, Fulham), Nathan Ake (loan, Chelsea),

OUTS: Tommy Elphick (£3.6m, Aston Villa), Jayden Stockley (free, Aberdeen), Sylvain Distin, Stephane Zubar, Josh Carmichael, Josh Wakefield, Mason Walsh and Jon Muleba (all released).

 

BURNLEY

INS: 

OUTS: Joey Barton (free, Rangers), Matt Gilks (free, Rangers), Luke Conlan (free, Morecambe).

 

CHELSEA

INS: 

OUTS: Stipe Perica (£3m, Udinese), Nathan Ake (loan, Bournemouth), Nathan (loan, Vitesse), Lewis Baker (loan, Vitesse), Joao Rodriguez (loan, Santa Fe), Charly Musonda (loan, Real Betis), Mitchell Beeney (loan, Crawley), Reece Mitchell (free, Chesterfield), Marco Amelia, Tika Musonda and Kevin Wright (all released).

 

CRYSTAL PALACE

INS: Andros Townsend (£13m, Newcastle), Steve Mandanda (£3m Marseille)

OUTS: Dwight Gayle (£10m, Newcastle), David Gregory (free, Cambridge), Emmanuel Adebayor, Reise Allassani, Andreas Breimyr, Marouane Chamakh, Connor Dymond, Spencer Forte, Matthew George, David Gregory, Brede Hangeland, William Hoare, Christopher Kettings, Adrian Mariappa, Patrick McCarthy, Oliver Pain and Christian Scales (all released).

 

EVERTON

INS: 

OUTS: Tim Howard (free, Colorado Rapids), Aidan Graham, Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar, Felipe Rohde, Jindrich Stanek and  Jordan Thorniley (all released).

 

HULL

INS: Jonathan Edwards (free, Peterborough),

OUTS: Max Clark (loan, Cambridge), Ben Clappison (free, York),

 

LEICESTER CITY

INS: Ron-Robert Zieler (£3m, Hannover), Luis Hernandez (free, Sporting Gijon),

OUTS: Andrej Kramaric (undisclosed, Hoffenheim), Jacob Blyth (free, Motherwell), Kyle Bailey, Jack Barmby, Dean Hammond, Aaron Hassall, Michael Kelly, Keenan King, Paul Konchesky, Jonathan Maddison, Harrison Panayiotou, Mark Schwarzer, Max Smith-Varnam and Ryan Watson (all released).

 

LIVERPOOL

INS: Sadio Mane (£34m, Southampton), Loris Karius (£4.7m, Mainz), Joel Matip (free, Schalke),

OUTS: Jerome Sinclair (£4m, Watford), Jordan Rossiter (£250,000, Rangers), Joao Carlos Teixeira (£250,000, Porto), Tom Brewitt, Daniel Cleary, William Marsh, Ryan McLaughlin, Alex O’Hanlon, Kristof Polgar, Jose Enrique, Kolo Toure, Samed Yesil (all released).

 

MANCHESTER CITY

INS: Ilkay Gundogan (£20.3m, Borussia Dortmund), Nolito (£13.8m, Celta Vigo), Aaron Mooy (free, Melbourne City)

OUTS: Seko Fofane (£3.8m, Udinese), Jack Byrne (loan, Blackburn), Charlie Albinson, Martin Demichelis, Nathaniel Oseni, Sam Tattum, Richard Wright (all released).

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

INS: Eric Bailly (£30m, Villarreal), 

OUTS: Oliver Rathbone (free, Rochdale), George Dorrington, Nick Powell and Victor Valdes (all released).

 

MIDDLESBROUGH

INS: Viktor Fischer (£3.8m, Ajax), Bernardo Espinosa (free, Sporting Gijon),

OUTS: Jonathan Burn (loan, Kilmarnock), Rhys Williams (free, Perth Glory), Luke Coddington (free, Huddersfield), Jordan Jones (free, Kilmarnock), Jonathan Woodgate, Damia Abella and Andre Bennett (all released).

 

SOUTHAMPTON

INS: Nathan Redmond (£11m, Norwich),

OUTS: Sadio Mane (£34m, Liverpool), Victor Wanyama (£11m, Tottenham), Juanmi (£2m, Real Sociedad), Jason McCarthy (loan, Walsall), William Britt, Kelvin Davis, Gaston Ramirez (all released).

 

STOKE CITY

INS: 

OUTS: Steven Sidwell (free, Brighton), Yusuf Coban (free, Hoffenheim), Mark Waddington (loan, Kilmarnock), Benjamin Barber, Edward Dryden, Bobby Moseley, Ryan O’Reilly, Peter Odemwingie, Petros Skapetis and Mason Watkins-Clark (all released).

 

SUNDERLAND

INS: 

OUTS: Danny Graham (free, Blackburn), Martin Smith (free, Kilmarnock), Wes Brown, Steven Fletcher, Mikael Mandron, Liam Agnew and Steve Harper (all released).

 

SWANSEA CITY

INS: 

OUTS: Alberto Paloschi (£5m, Atalanta), Eder (£4m, Lille), Raheem Hanley (free, Northampton), Oliver Davies (loan, Kilmarnock), Daniel Alfei, Kyle Copp, James Demetriou, Stephen Fallon, Alexander Gogic, Henry Jones, Lee Lucas and Gareth Owen (all released).

 

TOTTENHAM

INS: Victor Wanyama (£11m, Southampton),

OUTS: Christopher Paul (free, QPR), Emmanuel Sonupe (released).

 

WATFORD

INS: Jerome Sinclair (£4m, Liverpool), Christian Kabasele (£5.8m, Genk)

OUTS: Miguel Layun (£4m, Porto), William Byers, Josh Doherty, Joel Ekstrand, Uche Ikpeazu, James Johnson, Javion Martin, Ayitey Mensah Jnr, Thomas Simpson and Mac Young (all released).

 

WEST BROM

INS: 

OUTS: Callam Jones (loan, Accrington), Victor Anichebe, Samir Nabi and Stephane Sessegnon (all released).

 

WEST HAM

INS: Manuel Lanzini (£9.4m, Al Jazira Club), Toni Martinez (£2.5m, Valencia), Havard Nordtveit (free, Borussia Monchengladbach), Domingos Quina (free, Benfica), Sofiane Feghouli (free, Valencia),

OUTS: Stephen Hendrie (loan, Blackburn), Elliot Lee (free, Barnsley), Antonio Brown, Alexander Chambers, Nathan Mavila, Lawrence Nasha and Martin O’Brien (all released).

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Swansea City – teamtalk.com 28 Jun 14:30

Monk wants reunion with Swansea defender ? report

Leeds United boss Garry Monk is said to be close to completing a deal for Swansea defender Kyle Bartley, according to reports.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that former Swansea boss Monk is keen on a reunion with his former player and is keen to bring him to Elland Road on a season long loan deal from the Welsh side.

Monk, who worked with Bartley while at Swansea, reportedly sees the 25-year-old as someone who can improve the quality of Leeds’ defence.

The reports also add that a deal is close to being finalised for the former Arsenal man and would be Monk’s second signing for the club  after the recent arrival of Swedish forward Marcus Antonsson on a three-year deal.

Leeds seem to be in the market for a centre-back after worries in that area during last season and Swansea are now said to be willing to let defender leave for the whole of next season.

However there could be the issue of match fitness and game time for Leeds as Bartley only made 11 appearances for Swansea last season and also hasn’t even played a match in 2016.

Also if Bartley was to join Leeds then he would certainly face competition from the likes of Sol Bamba and Liam Cooper for a start at centre-back.

Bartley began his career at Arsenal in 2009 and won the Premier Academy League and the FA Youth Cup in his first year as reserve captain. He eventually ended up spending two separate loan spells at Sheffield United and Rangers but failed to make desired impact at either club.

He went on to sign for Swansea in 2012 for a reported fee of £1million and spent half a season out on loan at Birmingham City where he made 17 appearances and scored threegoals.

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Swansea City – teamtalk.com 22 Jun 08:40

Paper Talk: Man Utd increase Mkhitaryan bid; Bale future

Manchester United have made an increased offer to Borussia Dortmund for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Real Madrid plan to offer Gareth Bale a lengthy new deal, according to reports in Wednesday’s newspapers.

 

MAN UTD MAKE INCREASED £28M BID FOR MKHITARYAN

 

Manchester United have made an increased £28million move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Daily Mirror claims United have upped the ante in their attempts to land the Borussia Dortmund midfielder with a significantly improved second offer.

And there is increasing confidence a deal for Mkhitaryan will be agreed, according to sources close to the negotiations. His agent stated earlier this week he is doing his best to engineer his player a move to Old Trafford, despite Dortmund’s resistance.

New boss Jose Mourinho has earmarked the 27-year-old Armenian as one of his next big-money targets.

And United’s determination to land Mkhitaryan for Mourinho is reflected in the size of their follow-up bid and quick response to having their initial £19m offer knocked back.

Having gone three years without the title and after missing out on Champions League qualification for the second time in three seasons, the Red Devils are in a hurry to get back to the top and determined to make sure they are ready to hit the ground running next season under Mourinho.

They also want to show they have learnt from the lessons of the last three summers when they have wasted precious time on ultimately failed pursuits of unobtainable players.

United are now focusing on more realistic transfer targets and want to move quickly to bring them in, the paper adds.

 

REAL MADRID MAKE PLANS FOR LONG-TERM BALE STAY

Gareth Bale: Mind games

Gareth Bale will return to Spain after the European Championship to a ‘contract for life’ at Real Madrid, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The news will scupper the interest from Premier League powerhouses but shows once again the growing presence of Bale as one of the world’s very best players.

Bale, 26, can expect a deal stretching way beyond his 30th birthday. Although it is yet to be formally confirmed, the paper claims the length of his new contract could be as long as seven years. Madrid will also make him one of the highest-paid players in the world.

He is expected to emerge as the face of Real Madrid in future seasons, ahead even of team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who has struggled in this tournament.

Bale cost Madrid around £85million in 2013 and that made him the world’s most expensive player. That fee is expected to come under threat if and when Paul Pogba leaves Juventus this summer.

Madrid themselves are favourites to sign the France midfielder but they are eager to tie up Bale quickly.

The former Southampton and Tottenham forward has scored three goals in this tournament. With two European Cups in three years, he is set for a long career in the Spanish capital.

Manchester United have been keen on Bale for years and are hunting for a new superstar to match their commercial brand and Manchester City are also in the market for new talent. Both will be disappointed with the news.

Bale is very happy in Spain and will welcome the talks after a short holiday.

 

 

AND THE REST

Diego Costa: Celebrates his injury-time equaliser

Chelsea star Diego Costa is in constant contact with former club Atletico Madrid and will stop at nothing for a reunion with Diego Simeone (The Sun)

Raul Meireles is in England to begin talks over a possible move to Bournemouth, according to reports in Turkey

Chelsea have made their move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with a £19.2m bid (Daily Mirror)

Borussia Monchengladbach have revealed they are ready to make Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen their club-record signing (The Sun)

Manchester United and Inter Milan are interested in signing Argentina and Zenit St Petersburg central defender Ezequiel Garay, 29 (Tuttosport)

Real’s re-signing of striker Alvaro Morata from Juventus means Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal will have a chance to bid for the player, with the La Liga giants keen to sell the 23-year-old Spain international on for profit (The Times)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 26, will be given a “contract for life” at Real Madrid that will make him one of the highest-paid players in the world (Daily Mail)

Manchester City want to seal a deal for Schalke wonderkid Leroy Sane by Wednesday – but Bayern Munich are holding up the deal (The Sun)

Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta has denied any contact with new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

Promoted Premier League side Hull City are set to make AFC Wimbledon’s 18-year-old goalkeeper Will Mannion their first signing of the summer (Hull Daily Mail)

Premier League champions Leicester City are set to complete the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Nampalys Mendy from Nice for £13m (The Times)

Juventus have confirmed they are yet to receive offers for reported Manchester United target Paul Pogba

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claims Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly will stay with the Italian club for the remainder of his contract (The Sun)

Blackburn Rovers are in talks to sign former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell. The 22-year-old was released by the Old Trafford club at the end of the season and is available as a free agent (Daily Mail)

Roma have been in talks with Manchester City over the signing of Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta, 31, whose contract expires next year (Gazzetta dello Sport)

England and Newcastle winger Andros Townsend, 24, is not on Liverpool’s list of summer targets, with manager Jurgen Klopp instead keen on Southampton’s 24-year-old Senegal forward Sadio Mane (Liverpool Echo)

Swansea have made a £2m bid for Ajax’s 23-year-old centre-back Mike van der Hoorn (De Telegraaf)

Senior figures at Middlesbrough have dismissed claims that Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes is for sale. The 26-year-old striker joined Boro, who were promoted to the Premier League, for £9m in January (Teesside Gazette)

Liverpool have have had a £7m bid for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, 19, rejected by the Premier League champions (Daily Telegraph)

Brazil midfielder Willian, 27, is set to sign a new contract at Chelsea, despite interest from Manchester United (The Sun)

Theo Walcott wants to stay at Arsenal for at least another season despite interest from Liverpool (Daily Star)

Manchester City are set to complete the £13.8m signing of Spain star Nolito (Daily Star)

Sporting Lisbon are to offer Manchester United target Joao Mario a massive new contract in order to keep him in Portugal for another year (Daily Express)

Manchester United have made a £15m bid for Brazilian youngster Gabriel Jesus, who was recently linked with Man City (Daily Express)

Mats Hummels has revealed he would have considered joining Manchester United over Bayern Munich if the Old Trafford outfit qualified for next season’s Champions League

Manchester City target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still wants to leave Dortmund this summer as Atletico Madrid entered the race for his signature (Daily Mail)

Roy Hodgson’s chances of being given a new contract after Euro 2016 have receded after Football Association executives were left unimpressed with his team selection for the 0-0 draw with Slovakia that condemned England to second place in Group B (The Times)

Russia would like Manuel Pellegrini to be their next manager, and have offered the former Manchester City boss a lucrative contract (AS)

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Swansea City – teamtalk.com 21 Jun 12:21

EXCLUSIVE: Twente star Ziyech attracting Prem interest

Twente star Hakim Ziyech could be heading to the Premier League this summer with a number of clubs hoping to beat Bundesliga rivals to the Moroccan’s signature, sources have told TEAMtalk.

The 23-year-old, who generally operates behind a recognised striker or from a wide position, is coming off a stunning couple of seasons in the Eredivisie, in which he plundered 30 goals in 66 games as well as adding a plethora of assists.

That form has seen him attract the attention of Bundesliga clubs, with Borussia Dortmund, Hamburg and Schalke believed to be leading the chase, while Spartak Moscow are attempting to tempt him to Russia instead.

However, two clubs from the Premier League have expressed a strong interest in Ziyech, who would prefer a move to England, with others also continuing to monitor the situation.

Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, Watford, West Ham, Crystal Palace, as well as new boys Middlesbrough, are all reported to be tracking the player, while Arsenal are also reported to have sent scouts to check on Ziyech.

Ziyech, a left-footed playmaker who has developed a reputation as a set-piece specialist in the Eredivisie, has two years left on his Twente deal.

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ESPN FC - Swansea City News 17 Jun 15:55

Swansea City striker Alberto Paloschi to move to Atalanta in July

Swansea City have confirmed that striker Alberto Paloschi will join Italian club Atalanta for an undisclosed fee. Paloschi, who moved to the Liberty Stadium from Chievo Verona in the January transfer window, scored twice in 10 Premier League appearances, against Tottenham and Stoke, for the Swans. BREAKING: Alberto Paloschi to join Serie A side @Atalanta_BC for an undisclosed fee. ➡️https://t.co/ooKkF2UqAc pic.twitter.com/7Y6HaQyBfc - Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) June 17, 2016 The...

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Swansea striker Paloschi makes Atalanta move

Swansea striker Alberto Paloschi has secured a move back to Italy with Atalanta after failing to settle during his time in south Wales.

Paloschi joined Swansea from Chievo in an £8million deal during the January transfer window and he helped the club secure survival in the Premier League with two goals in 10 games.

However, the player is understood to have failed to settle into English football and Swansea are ready to let the player move on after just six months at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea have agreed a fee in the region of £5million with Atalanta for Paloschi and have given the player permission to hold talks and have a medical with the Bergamo side.

The former AC Milan striker’s transfer will be completed on 1 July.

“Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Alberto for his services and wish him well for the future,” a statement on the club’s website said.

Paloschi’s exit will mean Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin will be looking to bring in a new striker to bolster his attacking options ahead of next season.

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Swansea forward Paloschi joins Atalanta

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