Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, June 8: Man City make £50m striker swoop, Matic wants Man United move and Liverpool in for Leroy Sane?

8 Jun

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

Manchester City are ready to pay £50million for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. And new boss Pep Guardiola is ready to go toe-to-toe with his old foe Real Madrid in a massive money battle for the most wanted forward in Europe. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United expect to complete the eye-watering £30m capture of Eric Bailly on Wednesday. The Ivory Coast international defender flew into England on Tuesday evening to undergo a medical in advance of agreeing a contract with the Old Trafford club. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea star Nemanja Matic has told new boss Antonio Conte he wants to join Manchester United. Jose Mourinho brought the Serbian midfielder back to Stamford Bridge during his second spell with the Blues and is hoping to sign him again this summer. (The Sun)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to buy Southampton’s Leroy Sane in a £30m deal. Klopp wants the pacey forward to be his main summer signing and the Reds are close to agreeing a fee. (Daily Mirror)

Jamie Vardy has been begged to turn down a move to Arsenal and stay at Leicester City by a number of his title-winning team-mates. Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Kasper Schmeichel have all personally contacted Vardy since Friday, when Arsenal activated the £20 million release clause in his Leicester contract, to try to convince him to stay at the King Power Stadium. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester City have made an £8million offer for Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy. The 23-year-old was on Claudio Ranieri’s list of targets last summer and has been back in focus in recent months as they prepare for the possible departure of N’Golo Kante. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are ready to offer Hector Bellerin a new contract to fend off Barcelona. Defender Bellerin has caught the Spanish champions’ eye this summer after an impressive season. But the Gunners already have wheels in motion to tie down one of their prize assets, whose current deal expires in 2019. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are hoping to complete the £12million signing of AZ Alkmaar scoring sensation Vincent Janssen. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is determined to land the Holland international, who top scored in the Dutch League this season with 27 goals in 34 games, as he strengthens his squad for a Champions League campaign. (Daily Mirror)

John Stones is heading for another transfer war after Everton insisted they will NOT let him leave Goodison Park for a second summer running. Stones, 22 , is a big-money target for Manchester City and the England defender is ready to push to be sold once more, having seen interest from Chelsea last year blocked despite him asking to go. But the Toffees will deny him a move again. (Daily Mirror)

Moussa Sissoko has said he wants to leave Newcastle United and hopes that Arsenal will help him avoid a season of Championship purgatory. (London Evening Standard)

Chelsea want Juventus’ £15million wing-back Kwadwo Asamoah as part of Antonio Conte’s big summer revamp. The move comes as Athletic Bilbao step up their interest in the Blues’ full-back Cesar Azpilicueta. (Daily Mirror)

Marquinhos has revealed he’s in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over his future. The centre-back has been scouted by Manchester United and Chelsea, who are both keen to add him to their squad this summer. (Daily Express)

Middlesbrough will pass up the chance to sign Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, with the Slovakian edging closer to a summer move to Turkish side Besiktas. (Northern Echo)

Aston Villa have been put on red alert after it emerged that Dwight Gayle could be available for transfer this summer. The 25-year-old Crystal Palace forward was used sparingly last season and will weigh up his options ahead of next term as he seeks more regular first-team action. (Birmingham Mail)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Exclusive – Alan Smith urges Jamie Vardy to follow his lead and leave Leicester for Arsenal

Exclusive – Liverpool in good position to challenge for Premier League title next season under Jurgen Klopp, says David James

Leicester City star Jamie Vardy to delay decision over Arsenal move until AFTER Euro 2016 – reports

West Ham transfer news: Slaven Bilic targeting £10m deal for Croatian starlet Ante Coric

Radja Nainggolan admits Chelsea offer would be hard to ignore but says: ‘I am happy at Roma’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic latest: Manchester United target could miss start of the season to play at Rio Olympics

Sunderland and West Ham submit offers for out-of-contract Nice star Jeremy Pied

Liverpool transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain to decide on transfer after Copa America

Chelsea leading Manchester City and Manchester United in chase for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci

Leicester City planning summer move for £15m-rated Juventus starlet Mario Lemina

Tottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino rings Antonio Sanabria as Spurs plan bid for starlet


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