Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day’s football tittle-tattle so you don’t have to…
Roma Reel In Dzeko
Those famous ‘Sky Sources’ report that Edin Dzeko is on his way to Roma. The Manchester City striker has apparently agreed personal terms with the Serie A giants although the two clubs still have to settle on a fee.
The Bosnian hitman has struggled to hold down at regular starting berth at the Etihad, and finds himself behind Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony in the pecking order. The arrival of Raheem Sterling won’t have helped either so the 29-year-old now does look set for a move away from the Premier League.
Arsenal Ready £35m Lewandowski Bid
Those reliable folk at the Metro tell us that Arsenal are readying a £35million swoop for Robert Lewandowski. The Gunners had wanted Karim Benzema apparently, but with that move looking likely to stall, Bayern Munich star Lewandowskis next on Arsene Wenger’s shopping list.
The Gunners now have the financial clout to attract the likes of the Polish superstar, and another top-class striker could edge the north Londoners to Premier League glory. However, one wonders if Pep Guardiola would want to jettison his world-class forward.
Tottenham Dismiss Hernandez Talk
According to London24, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed rumours linking Javier Hernandez to the Lilywhites. The Mexican striker is surplus to requirements at Manchester United, with Real Madrid also deciding not to turn his loan spell at the Bernabeu into a permanent move. Spurs are known to be eyeing a strike-partner for Harry Kane, and the 27-year-old had been in the frame.
Pochettino said: “About Javier Hernandez, those are rumours and nothing more.” Still, ya never know!
Bournemouth Beckons For Murray
Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray is set to leave Selhurst Park, according to the Mirror, with top-tier new-boys Bournemouth his likely destination. The 31-year-old is apparently unsettled after seeing a number of team-mates sign more lucrative deals with the Eagles, and is now looking at his options.
Cherries’ boss Eddie Howe is eager for some Premier League experience ahead of his club’s maiden top-tier campaign, although another promoted side, Norwich City, are also in the hunt for the striker.
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