Football Transfer Gossip : Ozil to Real Madrid? Traore to Ajax? Bony to Arsenal?

Posted: 2016-08-11T11:56:50Z
Football Transfer Gossip : Ozil to Real Madrid? Traore to Ajax? Bony to Arsenal?

Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 25, has accepted that he will not be leaving Premier League champions Leicester City this season. (Guardian)


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described his team's defensive problems as "very frustrating", but will not add reinforcements before Sunday's game with Liverpool, despite being without a fit senior central defender. (Talksport)


Wenger will only consider signing a superstar striker, with Bayern Munich and Poland's Robert Lewandowski, 27, and Atletico Madrid and France's Antoine Griezmann, 25, his top targets. (Sun)


The Gunners are set to be told by Lyon they must pay £60m for 25-year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette.(Daily Telegraph)


Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 27, would relish a return to his previous club, Real Madrid. (Bild, via Irish Independent)


Yannick Bolasie will complete his £25m switch from Crystal Palace to Everton in the next 24 hours. The 27-year-old DR Congo winger will earn about £90,000 a week at Goodison Park.(Daily Mirror)


Manchester United will allow Adnan Januzaj, 21, to join Sunderland on loan, but will not consider selling the Belgium forward.(Goal)


Januzaj is said to have been left "humiliated" by new United manager Jose Mourinho's decision to cut him from the club's first-team squad.(Daily Telegraph)


However, Januzaj, who has played 66 times for United's first team, would prefer a move abroad. (Independent)


Tottenham's move for Marseille and French winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, 21, could be on the brink of collapse, because of disagreements over the structure of the £11m payment.(Guardian)


Atletico Madrid have made a £17.2m (€20m) offer for Santos and Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa, 19, who is reported to be a target for Leicester. (Mundo Deportivo)


Manchester City's 21-year-old Belgium defender Jason Denayer could move to Galatasaray permanently, after spending last season on loan at the Turkish club. (Manchester Evening News)


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has blocked Galatasaray's bid to sign 29-year-old Brazilian Lucas Leiva because he is concerned about being left short in midfield. (Daily Mirror)


Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, believes England's players deserve any stick they get from fans in the new Premier League season after their Euro 2016 humiliation. (Daily Express)


Wolves have seen their £20m move for 22-year-old Benfica forward Anderson Talisca sanctioned by the Football Association, moving the most expensive deal outside of a top league closer to completion.(O Jogo -


Leeds United are close to making Bristol City's 24-year-old centre-half Luke Ayling their eighth summer signing, for £750,000.(Yorkshire Evening Post)


Napoli could offer Inter Milan £53.3m (€62m) for Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 23, as a replacement for his compatriot Gonzalo Higuain, 28, who joined Juventus for £75m last month.(Gazzetta dello Sport)


Hull City owners Assem and Ehab Allam have taken a significant step towards the sale of the Premier League club after holding advanced talks with a group of investors from China and Hong Kong.(Hull Daily Mail)


West Brom defender James Chester, 27, has been targeted by Middlesbrough and Aston Villa.(Express & Star)


Via BBC Sports