According to Monday's papers, Arsenal and Manchester City could be ready to swap their two star players, while Everton have been ward off of their conscientious activity in trying to pen a playmaker.
ARSENAL AND MAN CITY CONSIDERING SWAP DEAL
Arsenal and Manchester City are weighing their options of swapping Alexis Sanchez and the Argentine playmaker Sergio Aguero.
Discussions are already said to have taken place about the pair swapping clubs this summer, according to an exclusive report in the Daily Star.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has made 28-year-old Sanchez his number one strike target this summer but the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger insists that he will not sell his man to a rival Premier League club.
However, it’s reported that Wenger would likely consider a deal that sees 29-year-old Aguero make the move in the opposite direction, particularly with Arsenal ready to lose Sanchez on a free transfer next summer.
And Aguero is an extremely attractive option for Arsenal, especially with Lyon wanting to get £57m for France international Alexandre Lacazette, while Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe would cost over £100m.
Frontman Aguero scored 33 goals for City in all competitions last season, despite the odd injury problems, while Guardiola dropped him a couple of times for Brazil starlet Gabriel Jesus.
EVERTON SNUBBED IN £30M PLAYMAKER BID
Everton have had their £30m bid ward off for Swansea’s Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Toffees have made an early impact in this summer’s transfer window after spending big money for Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford and Ajax captain Davy Klaasen.
Ronald Koeman is also expecting to close up a deal for Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez straight after the European Under-21 Championship, but Sigurdsson is proving cunninier to land, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.
However, Everton are expected to test Swansea’s resolve by upping their offer for the 27-year-old, while Sandro Ramirez’s imminent arrival at Goodison Park should also bring good news for the Swans.
Swansea are set to cash in, with transfer flop Borja Baston, who had a difficult time at the Liberty Stadium last season, heading to Malaga as Sandro’s replacement.
AND THE REST
The Blues are set to make a new transfer record this week by penning Alex Sandro and Tiemoue Bakayoko for a combined £100million (Daily Mirror)
Bookies have slashed the odds on Tottenham striker Harry Kane signing for Manchester United from 20/1 to 6/1 (Daily Star)
Meanwhile, Tottenham have dismissed United’s interest in the England star, with chairman Daniel Levy valuing Kane at close to a whopping sum of £200m. (Independent)
Arturo Vidal has once again urged his fellow countryman Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal and join him at the German giants Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace are set to back new boss Frank de Boer with a move for Manchester City frontman Kelechi Iheanacho (Daily Mirror)
Southampton defender Cedric Soares is a £15m target for the Italian champions, Juventus (Daily Mirror).
Norwich have told Leeds to cough up £5m if they want to re-sign their former midfielder Jonny Howson (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal’s bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette must rise to at least £57m if they are to get the deal over the line this summer (The Sun)
Huddersfield will smash their transfer record this week by paying £11m for striker Steve Mounie from French outfit Montpellier (The Sun)
Newcastle have been dealt a blow in their efforts to sign veteran keeper Pepe Reina after his agent revealed he has received no offers this summer (The Sun)
Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield and Leeds are in a scrap for Iceland defender Sverrir Ingason (The Sun)
West Ham are in a transfer tussle with RB Leipzig in the race to sign teenager Yann Karamoh (The Sun)
Benfica are set to turn to their young star Pedro Pereira as a replacement for Manchester United target Nelson Semedo (The Sun)
Chelsea expected to get their summer transfer activity going this week by completing the £35.2m signing of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a five-year deal (Daily Mail)
And Wayne Rooney should start considering a move to China, according to former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson (Daily Express)
Liverpool are keeping tabs on Germany’s Max Meyer at the European Under-21s tournament in Poland (Daily Star)
Olivier Giroud has been in contact with the president of Lyon ahead of a possible move to the Ligue 1 club this summer (The Independent)
Rafa Benitez will carry on as Newcastle manager for now but has, for the second time this summer, grown frustrated at the club’s inability or reluctance to secure his top transfer targets (The Independent)