Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, August 17: Mahrez hints as possible Leicester exit, Man United eye Fonte and FOUR players set for leave Man City?

17 Aug

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

Joe Hart will leave Manchester City before the transfer window shuts, with the club already agreeing a £17m deal for Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. (Daily Mail)

Man City also want to sell Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, striker Wilfried Bony, and French defender Eliaquim Mangala this summer. (Daily Mail)

Leicester star Riyad Mahrez has said he would only be tempted to leave the Foxes for “two or three clubs”. (France Football)

Manchester United are set to make an approach for Southampton captain Jose Fonte. The Red Devils could use Argentine full-back Marcos Rojo as a makeweight in the deal. (The Sun)

United’s Dutch defender Daley Blind is attracting admiring glances from his former Ajax manager Frank de Boer, now at Inter Milan. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have reportedly ended their pursuit of Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi, and are now planning to launch a £14million bid for Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak. (Daily Star)

Watford are poised to sign Argentinian winger Roberto Pereyra from Juventus. The Hornets will pay the Italian champions £10.4m. (The Guardian)

Barcelona are interested in signing West Brom’s Salomon Rondon as a back-up striker. (Daily Mirror)


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