Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, June 16: Everton eye £30m Roma star, Berahino set for Stoke and Lewandowski to Liverpool?

16 Jun

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

Everton are considering making a move for midfielder Kevin Strootman as Ronald Koeman draws up his transfer hit-list. The Roma player has two years remaining on his contract and would command a fee of around £30m. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton will offer Romelu Lukaku a huge new contract in a bid to keep him at Goodison Park. Lukaku has indicated his intention to leave Merseyside this summer; Chelsea and Juventus are both keen on the 23-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Premier League champions Leicester are close to completing a £9.5m deal for Nancy midfielder Nampalys Mendy. (Le 10 Sport)

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is on the verge of signing for Turkish side Fenerbahce for £5million. (Daily Telegraph)

Robert Lewandowski is growing increasingly unsettled at Bayern Munich and would now consider a move to the Premier League. Lewandowski’s dream move would be to Real Madrid but he accepts that one of the Champions League winners’ star names would have to leave the Bernabeu in order for that to happen. The boyhood Liverpool fan is also interested in teaming up again with his former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp if and when the Anfield club return to the Champions League(Daily Mail)

Stoke have opened talks with West Bromwich Albion over a potential £15 million deal for Saido Berahino. (Daily Telegraph)

Pep Guardiola wants to make £14millon Spain star Nolito his next Manchester City signing. (The Sun)

Yaya Toure is ready to dig in his heels and see out the final year of his deal at Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have failed with a £19million move for Borussia Dortmund’sHenrikh Mkhitaryan. And Dortmund insist they won’t sell the wantaway midfielder after already losing two big stars this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea forward Pedro has held talks over a return to Barcelona – after just one season. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea may need to spend up to £50m if they are to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29, this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Chelsea are in talks with Marseille and France keeper Steve Mandanda about becoming their new back-up keeper. (London Evening Standard)

Tottenham will need to pay close to £12million if they want to land Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj, according to the player’s agent. (Daily Express)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Manchester United transfer news: Bundesliga star favours Red Devils, plus Ibrahimovic latest

Everton transfer news: Juventus name their price for Toffees target Neto

Agent of Sunderland flop Emanuele Giaccherini confirms client would love Fiorentina move

Stoke City blow! Midfield target Axel Witsel reveals he could be tempted by Roma switch

Newcastle United demanding over £14million for wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko



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