Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, February 25

25 Feb

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

Roman Abramovich is ready to hand his next manager a £130million transfer kitty to rebuild Chelsea. John Stones and Arturo Vidal are among the club’s top targets. (The Sun)

Antonio Conte is set to be the next Chelsea manager. The Italy coach is ready to say yes to Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia, the Chelsea director who is overseeing the recruitment drive and, after talks earlier this month, more are planned for Thursday. (Guardian)

Chelsea are working on a deal to sign Juventus’ Paul Pogba in the summer transfer window. Bayern Munich and Manchester City are also very keen on the  £85million-rated former Manchester United midfielder, who left Old Trafford in 2012. (Metro)

Chelsea flop Marko Marin, currently on loan at Turkish side Trabzonspor, has emerged as a potential summer target for Liverpool. (footylatest)

Cash-strapped Malaga could sell Ignacio Camacho for as little as £4million. Liverpool have been tracking the former Atletico Madrid midfielder and are interested in signing him this summer. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham United are set to test Arsenal’s resolve as they plot an audacious £15 million bid for England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Brentwood Gazette)

Mathieu Flamini is facing the exit door after not being offered a new contract. Gunners midfielder Flamini, who is 32 next month, has been pushing for a new deal as his current £80,000-a-week contract expires this summer. But it is understood that Arsenal have yet to offer anything and Flamini fears that he will be leaving as a free agent at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

China targets Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse are set to see out the season at Newcastle. (The Sun)

Gary Neville will be offered a two-year contract at Valencia – which may cast serious doubt over his England future. (Daily Mirror)

Tom Huddlestone is set to quit Hull after being frozen out by Tigers boss Steve Bruce. The ex-England midfielder is out of contract this summer, and with no new deal on the table, the 29-year-old fears the end of his three-season stay at the KC Stadium. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United stars must be ‘hungry and horny’ to turn around FC Midtjylland tie

Joey Barton: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez failed to show he is a match-winner against Barcelona

Transfer news: Stefano Sturaro’s agent claims Chelsea interest in Juventus midfielder

Transfer report: Sevilla star Ever Banega will NOT be joining Manchester United this summer

Inter Milan star set to shun interest from Liverpool and Manchester United and sign new deal

Sergio Busquets says future down to Barcelona president as Manchester City eye move


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