Evening Report: June 28
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara has been urged to stay and make a success for himself at Barcelona by teammate Gerard Pique.
Pique, a former Old Trafford player himself, insisted Thiago has what it takes to be a world class player and urged the Camp Nou club to do everything possible to keep him out of Manchester United’s grasp.
Chelsea’s attempts to sign target Edinson Cavani have hit another obstacle after the Napoli president insisted there was no need for the face-to-face talks the striker requested with him.
Aurelio De Laurentiis dug his heels in when he insisted no discussions needed to take place because the situation was simple – Chelsea can have Cavani if they pay his €60m release clause, and not a penny less
Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone is on his way out of the club after the Gunners reportedly agreed a fee with Sunderland for him.
The Italian failed to secure a place in the first team at Emirates Stadium and Sunderland need a replacement after selling number one Simon Mignolet to Liverpool this week.
Manchester City will need to act fast if they want to land transfer target Pablo Osvaldo, as he is reportedly already in talks with Atletico Madrid.
New boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen on the AS Roma forward but Atletico are planning on closing the deal quickly.
Tottenham have targeted Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz and are planning a £17million bid at some point this summer.
Yilmaz is a prolific goalscorer and Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly keen to upgrade his front line.