Porto in talks for Kouyate
Porto are holding discussions to sign £14 million-rated West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, the Sun reports.
Kouyate who joined the Hammers from Anderlecht in 2014 is reportedly not in Manuel Pellegrini’s plans following the arrival of Jack Wilshere.
And the club are ready to cash in on the Senegal captain this summer even though he still has three years left on his contract.
Dortmund eye Belhanda
Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Morocco international Younes Belhanda from Galatasaray, Get Football News claims.
Dortmund coach Lucian Favre is plotting a reunion with his former Nice midfielder at the Signal Iduna Park.
Belhanda could become the second Moroccan to join the Bundesliga club this summer after Achraf Hakimi completed a two-year loan move from Real Madrid.
‘Zaha perfect for Chelsea, Arsenal or Spurs’
Former Crystal Palace winger John Salako believes Wilfried Zaha will be a great addition for Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur.
The Cote d’Ivoire international previously flopped at Manchester United back in 2013 before switching back to Selhurst Park where he has rebuilt his game and reputation.
See what Salako had to say on Goal!
Napoli reject €100m bid for Koulibaly
Napoli have turned down an offer worth €100 million by an unnamed English Premier League club for Kalidou Koulibaly, Calciomercato reports.
The Senegal international has attracted lots of interests from big European clubs with Chelsea being the closest but they were blocked following the capture of Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho.
The report claims that the unnamed club could have been Manchester United who possess such financial resources as they are currently in search for defensive reinforcement.
West Ham turn to Lemina
West Ham are considering a move for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina as replacement for Pedro Obiang, according to SkySports News .
Obiang is closing in on a return to his former club Sampdoria after spending three years with the Hammers.
Lemina joined the the Saints from Juventus last summer for €17 million.
Fenerbahce make loan offer for Ayew
Fenerbahce have tabled a loan offer for Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, SkySports reports.
The Ghana international rejoined Swansea on a club-record fee of £18million in January after a brief stint at West Ham.
Ayew is set to leave the Liberty Stadium this summer as talks are ongoing between the Turkish Super Lig side and the Championship club.
Juventus & Barcelona eye Sarr
Barcelona, Juventus and some clubs in the English Premier League have registered their interest in signing Senegal’s World Cup Ismaila Sarr, agent Thierno Seydi revealed.
The 20-year-old’s impressive showings at the world stage in Russia have drawn top European scouts to monitor and request for his availability this summer.
Check out his agent’s full comments on Goal!
Crystal Palace prepare Yaya Toure offer
Crystal Palace are interested in signing free agent Yaya Toure who left Manchester City at the end of last season, claims 90min via the Sun.
The Eagles are willing to pay the 35-year-old £100,000-a-week in an attempt to lure him to Selhurst Park.
Toure endured a torrid spell in Pep Guardiola’s squad last season and he is willing to take a pay cut in order to prove the Citizens’ boss wrong .
Taiwo Awoniyi joins Gent on loan
Taiwo Awoniyi has joined Belgian top-flight club Gent for his fourth loan spell from Liverpool.
The 20-year-old who recently signed a new five-year contract at Anfield spent the last three seasons on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Royal Excel Mouscron.
Awoniyi will join compatriot Moses Simon in Ghelamco Arena for the 2018-19 campaign.
Read the full story on Goal!
Porto sign Mbemba from Newcastle United
Chancel Mbemba has signed a four-year deal with Porto which brings an end to his Newcastle United career.
The DR Congo international arrived at St James’ Park from Anderlecht in July 2015 and registered 59 appearances with a goal across three seasons.
Check out the full story on Goal !
Alex Iwobi to sign new Arsenal deal
Alex Iwobi is set to sign an improved Arsenal contract that will keep him at the club until 2022, Mirror claims.
Unai Emery sees the Nigeria international as part of his plans at the Emirates Stadium despite interest from Lazio this summer.
Iwobi penned a five-year deal back in 2015 and he is reported to have agreed terms on an improved contract.
Barcelona eye Moussa Wague
Barcelona are plotting a swoop for Senegal international Moussa Wague following his exploits at the 2018 World Cup, Mundo Deportivo .
The Spanish La Liga champions are working to bring the 19-year-old defender from Belgian outfit Eupen to Camp Nou.
Samassekou on Lyon’s radar
Lyon are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Diadie Samassekou over a potential transfer this summer, according to Lequipe .
The 22-year-old Mali international caught the eye of the French Ligue 1 club during last season’s Europa League semi-final fixture against Marseille.
Samassekou is expected to compete with Lucas Tousart in the Kids’ set-up.
Peter Olayinka joins Slavia Prague
Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka has joined Czech top-flight club Slavia Prague on a four-year contract from Gent.
The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Zulte-Waregem where he returned 11 goals and 15 assists.
Check out the full story on Goal !
Arsenal set £22.3m Alex Iwobi price
Arsenal are willing to sell Nigeria international Alex Iwobi for £22.3 million, according to Il Messaggero .
The 22-year-old who still two years on his contract, has attracted interest from Lazio, who are hunting a replacement for West Ham’s record signing Felipe Anderson.
Iwobi provided just three goals and five assists in 26 league appearances last term.
Matip to fight for Liverpool spot
Cameroon international Joel Matip has stated his readiness to fight for his place in Liverpool’s defensive set-up.
The 26-year-old is set to battle Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan for the centre-back role in Jurgen Klopp’s squad next season.
Read the defender’s full comments on Goal!
Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer, StandardSport claims.
The 25-year-old has rejected the offer of a new £125,000-a-week contract and has been linked with a move to the likes of Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Everton.
Zaha has four years remaining on his contract and he is valued at around £70 million.
Leicester City set Slimani price
Leicester City are ready to accept offers of around £18 million for record signing Islam Slimani, Leicester Mercury reports.
The Foxes are set to offload the 30-year-old this summer with a £12 million loss from the £30 million spent in signing him two years ago.
Meanwhile, SkySports claims that Sporting CP have made inquiry to take the Algeria international on a season-long loan.
Leicester reject Al Nassr £12m bid for Musa
Leicester City have declined a £12 million offer from Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr for Ahmed Musa, according to SkySports News .
The Foxes reportedly want to regain the outlay spent in bringing the Nigeria international to the King Power Stadium for then club-record £16.6m in July 2016.
Musa has attracted interests from several European clubs this summer following his outstanding performances at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia where he scored two goals in two matches.
Chuba Akpom set for Arsenal exit
Chuba is set to leave Arsenal this summer and join Belgian top-flight club Sint-Truiden permanently in a deal worth £2 million, Mirror reports.
Akpom is one of the five players dropped by Unai Emery for the Gunners’ pre-season trip to Singapore.
The 22-year-old is in the final year of his Arsenal contract and has struggled to establish himself in the Gunners’ first-team since his competitive debut against Sunderland back in September 2013.
Boga moves to Sassuolo
Sassuolo have completed the signing of Jeremie Boga in a £3.5 million deal from Chelsea.
The Cote d’Ivoire international managed just one first-team appearance for the Blues since joining the club’s academy from Marseille in 2009.
The 21-year-old previously had loan spells at Rennes, Granada and Birmingham City.
Read the full story on Goal !
Leicester City target Rachid Ghezzal
Leicester City are weighing up a £4 million move for Monaco winger Rachid Ghezzal, according to Le10Sport .
The Algeria international moved to the Stade Louis II last summer but has struggled for form having managed just two goals in 35 appearances last season.
However, Leicester City’s Claude Puel is set to reunite with the 26-year-old he coached for three seasons when he was in Lyon Academy.
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