Transfer Updates: Liverpool, AC Milan, PSG, Others

Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva is on the edge of completing a £5 million transfer to Serie A club SS Lazio. The Brazilian midfielder has racked up 247 appearances in 10 seasons at Liverpool, scoring once and contributing 14 assists. SkySports reports that he will undergo medicals at the club on Monday (Today).

Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese striker, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has attracted interest from Premier League champions, Chelsea. The 28-year-old is reportedly willing to leave the German side for the Premier League and with Diego Costa told he is not needed at Stamford Bridge, it seems a move could materialise. The Blues will, however, battle Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan who are willing to meet the £70 million price tag slapped on him by the German club.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart will have a medical at West Ham on Monday, reports say. The Manchester City goalkeeper, who spent last season on loan at Torino, will join the Hammers on another loan spell. The shot stopper had been tipped to join Liverpool but with the Reds reportedly failing to make a move, he has agreed to move to West Ham.

Arsenal’s Chilean forward, Alexis Sanchez, has told the club he wants to play Champions League football next season. The winger, who emerged the Gunners’ top scorer last season, has reportedly turned down a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium. He is reported to be willing to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has reportedly set his sight on Celtic forward, Mousa Dembele. The forward is tipped to replace Sanchez should he depart this summer. The youngster has been a target for top European clubs this summer with Celtic insisting the promising star will not be sold.

Manchester United’s Sergio Romero has signed a new four-year contract at Old Trafford. The Argentine stopper has an option of extending his contract by another year.

Sevilla has signed Manchester City forward Nolito. The Spain International had endured a mixed season with the Citizens since his move from Celta Vigo last summer. He managed 19 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side scoring four goals. A report had stated that he complained of the weather in England saying his family had not been able to cope.

Barcelona have offered Ivan Rakitic plus 65 million Euros for Paris Saint Germain’s Marco Verratti. The Italian midfielder has been in the Catalans’ sights and they have now made a renewed bid to land their man.

Torino’s in-demand striker, Andrea Bellotti, has reportedly chosen a move to AC Milan over Chelsea. The Italian hitman was missing from his club’s kit launch last week sparking suspicion a move was imminent. The problem, however, remains the 100 million euros the club is demanding. Goal reports that Milan are offering €40 million plus Gabriel Paletta and M’Baye Niang.

Reports have suggested Everton may be willing to offer £30 million for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott. The winger had earlier been said to be on his way to West Ham. Walcott endured a mixed season with the Gunners last season also losing his place in the English national team.

Roma defender Kostas Manolas is the leading name on Juventus’ short-list of options to replace Leonardo Bonucci, reports Tuttosport . Bonucci has completed a shock move to Milan, leaving Juventus in the market for a new centre-half, with Manolas and Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij among the candidates.

Ademola Aderele

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