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Chelsea director holding talks with Pogba’s agent

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, it seems, has become desperate to win the race for the signature of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba now. According to reports in El Mundo Deportivo, the west Londoners’ director Marina Granovskaia is currently holding talks with the player’s agent over the prospect of a move to Stamford Bridge in the days to come. It is believed that the Blues director first wants to know whether the player himself would be open to the prospect of a move to the Premier League side or not, following which a move will be made to discuss his transfer fee with the Turin giants.

The player is currently rated in the region of around €100m (£72.5m) by the Bianconeri this summer. (read more)

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Dortmund accept Liverpool’s bid for Mkhitaryan

Liverpool have been boosted in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with reports in the Independent revealing that the Bundesliga side have accepted a £15m transfer bid from the Merseyside giants for the player now. It is believed that the likes of Arsenal and Juventus are also interested in landing the Armenian ace in the times to come; however, the Reds are in a strong position to conclude a deal for him ahead of them.

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Manchester City maintained their impressive start to the season, defeating Everton by a 2-0  scoreline in their Premier League match at Goodison Park today.

The match saw City threatening with their attacking gameplay early on in the game. The hosts’ goalkeeper Tim Howard was made to work hard to pull off saves against the former Premier League champions, with the likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Raheem Sterling, all making the Toffees' defence work hard.

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Everton defender John Stones, who is known to be a top target for Chelsea in this transfer window, it seems, has decided to remain at Goodison Park for now. According to reports in The Daily Star, the player will not be handing in a transfer request, as opposed to earlier reports, despite the Blues believed to be looking to table a fourth £40m bid for him.

Chelsea have already got three offers of £20m, £25m and £30m for the player rejected by the Toffees. Additionally, their manager Roberto Martinez has also recently made it clear that Stones will not be allowed to part ways with the side, even if he does put in a transfer request at the club.

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Chelsea are understood to have become desperate to sign Juventus ace Paul Pogba this summer, with reports in El Mundo Deportivo revealing that the west London giants’ director Marina Granovskaia is now holding talks with the player’s agent Mino Raiola over the possibility of him moving to Stamford Bridge this summer.

It is believed that Raiola wants the Blues to first decide upon a suitable transfer fee for the player by holding talks with the Bianconeri. However, Granovskaia is understood to be wishful of knowing whether Pogba himself wants the move or not, before talking to Juve.

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Arsenal on the brink of landing Krychowiak

The next player that Arsenal land this summer will be Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to a revelation made by The Daily Telegraph journalist Jason Burt. The north London giants are already understood to have had the player watched in recent times, and it is believed that they will soon table a formal bid for him, with him known to have a £21.2m release clause in his contract with the club.

The player, meanwhile, has also been linked with a potential move to Manchester United this summer.

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Arsenal looking to reveal Benzema during Liverpool match, but Man United are also following him

Arsenal are believed to have come scintillatingly close to signing Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, with Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli revealing that the player will be brought to the north London club in a chartered plane, ahead of his medical on Monday. And it is believed that the Frenchman will then be unveiled as a player for the side just before their match against Liverpool on the same day.

Meanwhile, The Guardian has reported that Manchester United are also following the player closely now, and may make a serious move for him in the times to come. (read more)

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