By Chris Wright
Here’s the round up…
‘Chygrynskiy’ shirt sales are low, primarily because they cost over £100 to print
Rumour No. 1: Barcelona are preparing to offer Arsenal their Ukrainian centre-back Dmytro Chygryskiy on a twelve-month loan deal in an attempt to lower the price the Gunners are asking for Cesc Fabregas who, you may have heard, has been the subject of some pretty heavy interest from the Barca camp of late.
Rumour No. 2: Manchester City are closing in on a £36 million deal to bring Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko to the club, despite missing the deadline to trigger the release clause in the striker’s contract.
The Bosnian target man was known to have a €40 million buy-out clause written into his contract with the German side, but it expired on Monday night – although apparently City remain undeterred in their chase for the 24-year-old.
The Best of the Rest: Man City have also bumped Inter Milan flyer Maicon to the top of their summer wishlist, but will face competition from Real Madrid for the Brazilian international.
City are also reported to have made a €35 million bid for Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic , although it has fallen a fair way short of the Catalan