Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, May 14: Xhaka wants Arsenal move, Premier League sides line up for Real Madrid star and MORE!

14 May

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…

Swiss star Granit Xhaka wants his move to Arsenal finalised before Euro 2016, after Borussia Monchengladbach rejected a reported £34million bid for the 23-year-old midfielder. (Daily Star)

Premier League sides Manchester United, Manchester City and the Gunners are all keen on signing Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez, but the 24-year-old midfielder will not be allowed to leave the Spanish club. (AS)

The Red Devils have emerged as the clear favourites to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swedish superstar confirmed he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. (Daily Telegraph)

United’s teenage striker Marcus Rashford, 18, will be called up into England’s pre-Euro 2016 training squad, but it remains unclear if Roy Hodgson will take him to the summer’s finals in France. (The Sun)

Arsenal have a summer transfer budget of just £54million, despite reports claiming the Gunners have plenty more in the bank. (Evening Standard)

Everton have opened talks with former Ajax boss Frank de Boer over becoming their new manager. (Daily Mail)

Former Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri is the odds-on favourite to replace Quique Sanchez Flores as Watford manager. (Watford Observer)

Daryl Janmaat could be one of the first players to leave Newcastle United this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is close to becoming part of coach Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at Manchester City next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has confirmed he has entered negotiations over a permanent move to Atletico Madrid, are a rich vein of scoring form for the Spanish giants. (EFE)

Ex-Southampton frontman Dani Osvaldo had his Boca Juniors contract terminated after arguing with coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto and being found smoking in a toilet. (

And here are the latest headlines…​

Gary Cahill exclusive: John Terry is one of the best ever Premier League CBs, and what Chelsea’s players expect from Antonio Conte

Sam Allardyce exclusive: Roberto Martinez ‘will bounce back and come stronger than ever’ after Everton sacking

Sam Allardyce tells talkSPORT: Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger wants to win the title more than anybody else

Frank de Boer is ready for Premier League challenge and is keen on Everton job, brother Ronald tells talkSPORT

Borussia Monchengladbach deny Arsenal bid for Granit Xhaka and insist they will ‘fight’ to keep midfielder

Transfer report: Paris Saint-Germain plotting big-money move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

Transfer report: Roma ready to sign loan star Antonio Rudiger – and then sell him to Chelsea for £9m profit

Leicester City transfer news: Premier League champions to battle Arsenal and Tottenham for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata

Leicester City open talks with Benfica over deal for £8m-rated midfielder Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez

Leicester transfer report: Champions trigger Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani’s £23m release clause


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