Thursday, March 27, 2014

All the latest transfer gossip across Europe!

With the football season entering the final stages of the current season both in England and abroad, and with the World Cup kicking-off in 77 days many clubs are looking ahead to the Summer for potential new signings, as well as the negotiation of new contracts, in order to strengthen their squads for next season. This is being done in many cases without the clubs knowing for sure what league division or competitions they will be playing in next season. Today (Thursday 27th March) is also the last day of the loan window for those clubs wishing to boost their squads now, in a final effort to end their season on a high!

Here is a round up of all the latest transfer gossip across Europe today!

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Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Southampton, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Fiorentina, Aston Villa, Porto, Zenit St Petersburg, Roma, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Liverpool, St-Etienne, PSG, Juventus, Everton, Dynamo Moscow, Spurs, West Ham, Arsenal, Wolfsburg, Lazio, Dinamo Zagreb, Barcelona, Hamburg, Stoke, Aston Villa, Fulham, Monaco, PSV, Freiburg, Bordeaux, Rennes, Southampton, Valencia, Ipswich, Deportivo La Coruna, Hertha Berlin, Nuremberg, Wigan, Bolton, Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Colchester, Charlton, Watford, MK Dons and Hartlepool..............are all caught up in the latest transfer news/rumours across Europe, as we speak.

Chelsea are keen to sign Atletico Madrid's Spain international striker Diego Costa (right) 25, in a £40m summer deal - Daily Mail and The Sun

Chelsea are in pole position to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa in a £40 million deal this summer. The buy-out clause of the Brazilian striker is about 38 million euros and Blues can offer in the trade also Fernando Torres- Daily Express

Southampton and England left-back Luke Shaw, 18, is a target for Real Madrid, who are confident of beating Chelsea and Manchester United to sign him - Daily Mirror

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke's future won't be certain until after the World Cup, the 23-year-old Belgium international's agent has claimed - Daily Mirror and

Arsenal reportedly have no plans to offer midfielder Mikel Arteta a contract extension. The 32-year-old, who will only have one year remaining on his current deal at the end of the season, could be surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium -

Chelsea have stepped up their bid to convince Atletico Madrid's (on loan from Chelsea) Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (right) to sign a new contract and have met with his representatives for more talks -

Manchester City are ready to make a move for Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna. The French defender is set to become a free agent in the summer when his current contract with the Gunners expires - Daily Mirror

Porto are preparing for the imminent sale of 26 year-old defensive midfielder Fernando to Manchester City - Sport TV (Portugal)

Manchester United are reportedly planning to table a bid for Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay. United are thought to be aiming to agree a fee for the centre-back before this summer's World Cup finals, with Manchester City and Zenit St Petersburg also said to be monitoring the situation - The Mirror

Juventus' Chilean star Arturo Vidal (right) has again played down speculation linking him with a move away from the club, insisting he is happy in Turin. Vidal's future has been the subject of conjecture for some time with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all credited with an interest in his services - and

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing to trigger 23 year-old AS Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic's £29m release clause - Le 10 Sport (French sports newspaper)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers may renew his interest in signing Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya after the Catalan club revealed a £16.5m release clause in his new contract - International Business Times and

Croatian Alen Halilovic (right) has agreed a switch from Dinamo Zagreb to Barcelona. The 17-year-old attacking midfielder will cost Barca an initial 2.2million euros (£1.8m) with add-ons depending on his achievements at the Nou Camp - and

Borussia Dortmund are pondering a move for Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches, 24, who is valued at £8m as Dortmund look to find a replacement for Mats Hummels - The Sun

Aston Villa have decided to prepare a new contract for forward Gabriel Agbonlahor. The 27-year-old only has one year remaining on his current deal. Villa are willing to hand Agbonlahor, who made his debut in 2006, a four-year contract when discussions begin in the summer.
The club are expected to be busy over the next few months, with reports suggesting that both Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar could put pen to paper on new contracts - The Telegraph

Manchester United's Nani will move to Inter Milan on loan until the summer with an option for a permanent deal - O Jogo (Portuguese daily sport newspaper)

Tottenham are hopeful of beating Liverpool to the signing of exciting Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi (right) at the end of the season - Metro

Chelsea's Demba Ba wants a summer move away from Stamford Bridge, with West Ham interested - Daily Mirror

Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Jeremy Menez, 26, has hinted that he may join Juventus from Paris St-Germain this summer - L'Equipe (French daily newspaper)

Crystal Palace are weighing up whether to recall Welsh international Jonathan Williams (right) from his loan spell at Ipswich Town. Pulis revealed he watched the 20-year-old score Ipswich's opener during their 2-1 victory over Derby on Tuesday and was impressed -

St-Etienne's Kurt Zouma has decided to join Chelsea but probably only in the summer. However, both sides have still to find an agreement - L'Equipe (French daily newspaper)

Liverpool are eyeing a move for Dynamo Moscow's Hungarian winger Balazs Dzsudzsak in the summer but could face competition from Merseyside rivals Everton - Daily Express

Spurs, Arsenal and Hertha Berlin are all vying for the services of Nuremberg's Switzerland international striker Josip Drmic, 21 (right). The striker would reportedly cost around €5m - Talksport and Bild (German tabloid newspaper)

Tottenham are set to step up their interest in Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who is set to leave the Etihad this summer. There are also claims Liverpool could make a move for Richards amid uncertainty over Glen Johnson's future at Anfield -

Stoke City are keen to sign Wolfsburg's 34-year-old Croatian striker Ivican Olic but could face competition from German club Hamburg - Bild (German tabloid newspaper)

Freiburg defender Fallou Diagne (right) says that clubs from across Europe have expressed an interest in acquiring his services. He claims the likes of Aston Villa, Fulham, Borussia Dortmund, Bordeaux and Rennes are all chasing his signature, and he will make a decision on his future when the summer transfer window opens - Radio station RFM (Bordeaux radio) and The Sun

Juventus are close to signing Dani Osvaldo from Southampton but Valencia are also interested - Gazzetta Dello Sport (Italian sports newspaper)and Corriere Dello Sport (Italian sports newspaper)

20 year-old center back Pablo Insua has extended his deal with Deportivo La Coruna until June 2018 -

Guly do Prado, Jonathan Forte and Lee Barnard look increasingly likely to leave Southampton this summer - The Daily Echo

Ryan Bertrand says he'd be more than happy to consider making his loan move from Chelsea to Aston Villa permanent in the summer - Birmingham Mail

Josh McEachran (right) insists he is loving life at Wigan and would consider a permanent move from Chelsea in the summer - Fulham Chronicle

Monaco boss Claudio Ranieri has said that he feels on-loan Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov wants to stay at the club past the end of the season - L'Equipe (French daily newspaper)

Fulham's Costa Rican international Bryan Ruiz, who has been on loan at Dutch side PSV Eindhoven since January admits he is unsure as to whether he will return to West London at the end of the season - Nieuwsblad (Belguim newspaper)

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the on-off loan signing of Lee Peltier (right) from Leeds United until the end of the season - and

Bolton have signed 21 year-old midfielder Andy Robinson on loan from Southampton for the remainder of the season - and BBCSport

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has refused to rule out a summer move for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, 20, who played on loan for the Owls earlier this season - Sheffield Star

Crystal Palace defender Alex Wynter is set to join Colchester today on loan -

Arsenal are keeping a close watch on Charlton's Jordan Cousins - but his only focus is on helping the Addicks avoid the drop - London Evening Standard

Charlton have signed Italian midfielder Davide Petrucci, (right), 22 on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season - South London Press and

Watford defender Lloyd Doyley has penned a 12-month extension to his contract at Vicarage Road and The Hornets have also drafted in former Manchester City and Liverpool winger Albert Riera on a short-term deal -

Everton youngster Matthew Kennedy has joined MK Dons on a youth loan until the end of the season -

Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper has completed a double swoop by landing Sunderland duo Scott Harrison and Connor Oliver both 20,on loan until the end of the season -

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