Transfer gossip: Chelsea eye shock move for Arsenal ace, West Ham in £12m bid for Norwich youngster

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…

The proposed sale of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal to Borussia Dortmund looks to be off as talks hit an impasse. Borussia Dortmund wanted the France international to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but, despite an initial acceptance for the deal to progress, the Germans have been unimpressed with offers so far and Giroud is assessing other options. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are considering a move to persuade Olivier Giroud to swap the Emirates for Stamford Bridge with Dortmund ending their interest in the striker. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City hope to complete the £57million signing of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte over the weekend. City moved to trigger Laporte’s release clause after the French centre-back indicated his desire to finally leave Spain to play for Pep Guardiola’s runaway Premier League leaders. (Daily Mirror)

Diafra Sakho has told West Ham he wants to leave and join French side Rennes. Senegalese striker Sakho is unhappy under David Moyes and let the Hammers know he plans to go despite their injury crisis. (The Sun)

West Ham United have made a £12m bid for Norwich City’s talented midfielder James Maddison. David Moyes watched the 21-year-old at Stamford Bridge last week as Norwich drew 1-1 with Chelsea before losing on penalties. (Guardian)

West Ham are interested in signing Fulham captain Tom Cairney. The Hammers are understood to be ready to pay £15m for the midfielder. (Sky Sports)

And here are the latest headlines…​

David Seaman says England manager Gareth Southgate ‘would be a fool’ not to pick Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere for his World Cup squad

David Seaman fears Arsenal are ‘getting left behind’ in the Premier League, as they allow their top players to run down their contracts and their rivals continue to spend big money

Former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has told talkSPORT he thinks the club’s newly-designed badge ‘looks terrible’

David Seaman has urged boyhood club Leeds United to shelve their newly-designed badge, telling talkSPORT the rebrand was a big mistake

Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario is undergoing a medical at West Ham

Manchester City could swap Sergio Aguero for Antoine Griezmann as Atletico Madrid ‘sound out’ the Premier League striker over a move, according to The Sun

Chelsea FC transfer news: Dzeko and Palmieri update, latest on Crouch and Bakayoko replacement

Liverpool have given the green light to Daniel Sturridge joining Inter Milan on loan

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