Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, June 21: Leicester to pay £30m for Deeney, Chelsea target £57m Italy duo and Liverpool to land Townsend?

21 Jun

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

Watford will discuss the future of Troy Deeney in a board meeting on Tuesday, with Leicester ready to pay a staggering £30million for the Hornets captain. (Daily Telegraph)

Antonio Conte is plotting an amazing £57million double swoop for Italy stars Antonio Candreva and Leonardo Bonucci. The incoming Chelsea boss wants the Euro 2016 aces to be part of his Stamford Bridge revolution, starting this summer. (The Sun)

Liverpool are ready to make a move for Newcastle’s England winger Andros Townsend . Townsend, 24, has a £10.5m buy-out clause in his contract and Newcastle face a major battle to keep him after being relegated to the Championship. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City could battle Liverpool for Townsend, with both sides lining up the winger if they fail to land more expensive targets such as Saido Mane and Leroy Sane. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal have held talks over a deal for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. The Gunners have turned to the Belgian frontman after Arsene Wenger revealed Jamie Vardy is set to snub a switch to the Emirates. (TuttoMercato)

Besiktas want Arsenal keeper David Ospina – but are frustrated at the £3million asking price. (Daily Mirror)

Everton have opened discussions over a £16million deal for Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar. The 24-year-old has been a target for Leicester City in recent months but Everton have talked to the player’s representatives and the player is keen to join up with Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park. (Daily Mail)

Mikel Arteta is joining Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City backroom team. Former Arsenal captain Arteta has agreed to become one of Guardiola’s coaches next season, with the appointment to be confirmed imminently. (Daily Mail)

Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, 32, is to sign a one-year deal with Atletico Madrid, where the Spaniard spent last year on loan from the Serie A side. (Marca)

Laurent Blanc’s agent has confirmed that the Paris Saint-Germain coach will leave the club by the end of the week. (Guardian)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Liverpool transfer blow: Gonzalo Higuain to stay at Napoli for ‘at least the next five years’

Transfer report: Arsenal and Manchester United among host of clubs eyeing Atletico Madrid forward Luicano Vietto

Tottenham ‘close to signing Victor Wanyama from Southampton’ – reports

Liverpool transfer latest: Mario Balotelli to Besiktas rumour was ‘made up’ by journalist pretending to be Turkish club’s president, claims agent

Former Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa ‘close’ to three-year Sevilla deal

Middle East club Al Ahli table bid for reported Manchester United target Nani


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