By Alan Duffy
Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day’s football tittle-tattle so you don’t have to…
Old Lady Keen On RVP
Robin Van Persie could be on his way to Serie A for £10million, according to the Star, with Champions League runners-up Juventus eyeing the Dutch attacker. Concerned about his lack of game time at Old Trafford, Van Persie is likely to leave United this summer, with Italians champions not a bad destination.
The Old Lady themselves may lose Carlos Tevez this summer, with PSG sniffing around, so Van Persie is being lined up as a replacement.
Petr Cech Hints At Arsenal Move
Chelsea ‘keeper Petr Cech has been linked with a move to Arsenal for quite some time, and now the Telegraph uses quotes from the Blues legend about the (hassle of moving away from London) to strengthen those rumours. “Next week we will have a meeting with Chelsea when the situation is clearer and all the cards are on the table”, he says. “If I move, it brings difficulties. I must change everything, looking for housing, a school for children and so on.”
For all we know, he could be thinking about a move to Leyton Orient. But this one does seem to have legs.
Arsenal Keep Tabs On Krychowiak
Staying with the Gunners, the Telegraph tells us that Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on Sevilla defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. Already linked with a move for both Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, the north Londoners’ quest for a physical presence in midfield may have moved to Spain, with Polish international Krychowiak apparently available for around £25million.
Arsenal do already have Francis Coquelin for the holding role, and with Mikel Arteta likely to stay with the Gunners next season, one wonders if Wenger will do what he often does, and just decide to stick with what he already has.
Blues To Bag Higuain
Jose Mourinho is keen on teaming up again with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Mirror. The Napoli hitman worked with the Chelsea boss at Real Madrid and is seen as a replacement for the departed Didier Drogba.
While Radamel Falcao is also on the Blues’ radar, the £30million-rated Higuain would be a far safer, less injury-prone bet for the west Londoners.
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