Chelsea get boost in Mkhitaryan chase

With the move to the Olympic Stadium coming ahead of next season, co-owner David Sullivan is bullish ahead of the transfer window and has confirmed the Hammers have already tabled a €30m bid for an unnamed striker. The gossip is that the bid is for Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, though the Hammers are also reportedly interested in Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Liverpool’s Christian Benteke.


– Slaven Bilic’s side look to be very busy in the market, with the Mail reporting their interest in Juventus’ Argentine midfielder Roberto Pereyra. The 25-year-old, who can play out wide or as a box-to-box midfielder, will reportedly be made available for £12m by the Old Lady.

– Manchester United will lose out to AC Milan in this summer’s race for the biggest free agent on the market in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. United are unwilling to offer the 34-year-old a multi-year contract, according to the report, which could leave the Rossoneri in the clear to secure a sensational return of the enigmatic Swede.

– Louis van Gaal’s side could be set to invest in one of the globe’s finest young talents this summer, tabling a £9m bid for Brazilian striking sensation Gabriel Jesus, though the 19-year-old would prefer to stay in Brazil, reports the Express.

– Tottenham winger Erik Lamela has settled into life in North London in 2015-16, but could the Argentine be on the move in 12 months’ time? “Honestly, I feel comfortable in Tottenham. I’d like to stay one more year here, we’re going to play the Champions League,” he’s quoted as saying. “I grew up in River Plate since I was seven. I’d like to go back, although I’m aware it will be in the future.”

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