TRANSFER NEWS LIVE
– Arsenal eye £54m-rated Benfica defender to replace Laurent Koscielny
– Manchester United cook up plan over Bruno Fernandes deal
– Aston Villa are on the brink of another big-money signing
Dias to Arsenal?
Arsenal are considering a swoop for Benfica defender Ruben Dias, according to the Daily Mail.
Unai Emery is on the hunt for a defender after Laurent Koscielny refused to travel to the USA for the team’s pre-season tour.
Dias has a £54m release clause, however, which is more than Arsenal’s transfer budget.
Gunners bosses are reportedly planning to negotiate a cheaper deal with Benfica.
Fernandes to Man Utd?
Manchester United plan to sign a central defender before swooping for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes, according to A Bola.
Fernandes is being eyed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba.
Solskjaer is eager to recruit a centre-back before attempting to strengthen his midfield, however.
But a deal for Leicester City ace Harry Maguire is proving difficult to strike.
Trezeguet to Aston Villa?
Aston Villa have had a bid accepted for Trezeguet, according to Takvim.
Kasimpasa have given the green light to a £9.6m (€11m) offer from the Premier League new boys.
Dean Smith scouted Egypt international Trezeguet at the Africa Cup of Nations.
He is reportedly set to quickly complete the move to England.