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Chelsea and Arsenal chase Khedira, Man United still hoping for Vidal deal, Song a target for Prem clubs and lots more...

Last Updated: 12/07/14 at 11:28 Post Comment

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CHELSEA AND ARSENAL CHASE KHEDIRA
Sami Khedira is a wanted man according to the Saturday papers as both Arsenal and Chelsea eye moves for the Real Madrid midfielder.

The Telegraph claim that Arsene Wenger has made enquiries about Khedira over the past week, while Bayer Leverkusen's Lars Bender - who was the subject of a £19m bid from the Gunners last summer - is also a target.

Wenger could face competition for Khedira, however, as Jose Mourinho plots a reunion with the Germany international.

According to the Mirror, Chelsea are more likely to meet the 27-year-old's £150,000-a-week wage demands, while Ramires could possibly be thrown in as a sweetener.


UNITED STILL WANT VIDAL
Some exciting news for Manchester United fans now, as the club's move for Arturo Vidal seems to be gaining momentum.

According to the Daily Mail, 'talks are understood to have taken place on Friday' as United officials met Vidal's agent Fernando Felicevich.

The Chile international only signed a new contract in December that ties him to Juventus until 2017, but it's thought that he's keen to find a new challenge after winning back-to-back-to-back Serie A titles.

United are also continuing to monitor Angel Di Maria, but could lose out to PSG in the race to sign the winger.


PALACE SET TO STRENGTHEN
It looks like it's going to be a busy week for Crystal Palace as Tony Pulis closes in on his first two major signings of the summer.

First up is Fraizer Campbell, who appears to be heading to Selhurst Park after the Eagles met the £600,000 release clause in the striker's contract at Cardiff.

Palace have also launched a club-record bid for Bluebirds captain Steven Caulker, with a deal worth £42,000 a week on offer to the England international.

Caulker has also been linked with Liverpool and a return to Spurs but, with both clubs failing to follow up their initial interest, it looks like he'll be a Palace player in the very near future.


SONG TO RETURN?
Speculation surrounding Alex Song's future continues to fill the weekend papers, with the Barcelona man linked to both Manchester United and Chelsea on Saturday.

The Daily Star claim that Song is available for around £20m, but that price could put off his potential suitors.

'Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim that Blues Jose Mourinho and United manager Louis van Gaal are both keen to add a holding midfielder to their squad's this summer and have made Song one of their main transfer targets,' report the Star.

'Barca's valuation of the player could however end Chelsea's and United's pursuit of the former Arsenal man as £20m is a lot of money to pay for a player who has only played 39 games in the last two years.'


AND THE REST
Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell is a target for no less than 12 teams including Newcastle, Sunderland and Tottenham...Stoke City are hopeful of concluding a deal to sign Barcelona striker Bojan, who has spent time on loan with Ajax, AC Milan and Roma in the past two seasons...Fulham are poised to loan striker Kostas Mitroglou to Turkish side Besiktas...West Brom are targeting Hannover left-back Sebastien Pocognoli, who flew in to The Hawthorns for a medical on Friday...West Ham are keen on £3million-rated defender Vitorino Antunes, although his club Malaga would prefer a loan deal...

Tottenham are stepping up their bid to land Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, despite him being widely linked with an impending move to Liverpool. Spurs are prepared to go to £18million for the Ivory Coast international...Sunderland have taken Crewe prospect Max Clayton on trial - the 19-year-old is out of contract...West Ham are hoping to sign Ghana winger Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea...Burnley have agreed a £1million deal with Middlesbrough for striker Lukasz Jutkiewicz...Newcastle are set to beat Stoke and West Brom to the signing of Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere...Southampton will test Sunderland's resolve to hold on to striker Connor Wickham...

Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites to sign Angel di Maria as he is prepared to snub Manchester United to play in the Champions League next season...Brendan Rodgers will be given all the proceeds of the Luis Suarez sale to add to his Liverpool squad. Lille's Divock Origi, Southampton defender Dejan Lovren and Sevilla's Alberto Moreno could be their next three arrivals...Ronald Koeman is hopeful Southampton can hijack Newcastle's bid to sign Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle and denied stories that Tottenham had made a bid for Morgan Schneiderlin.Wolfsburg have joined the hunt to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, who is expected to leave the club this summer.

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