Transfer update: 17 top rumours, van Persie set for return to England

Robin van Persie is set to return to the Premier League, Riyad Mahrez may be on his way out of Leicester, and Manchester City are on a spending spree.


1-Robin van Persie – Fenerbahce to Stoke
Mark Hughes wants to lure the Dutchman back to the Premier League. (The Sun)

2-Saido Berahino – West Brom to Stoke
If he can’t get van Persie, though, he’ll have the ever-rebellious Saido Berahino instead. (The Sun)

3-Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City to Manchester City
Pep Guardiola is confident he can persuade the Algeria international to the Etihad – but the Foxes are equally confident they can keep him, with Claudio Ranieri declaring that his star player will be with him next season. (Eurosport)

4-Leroy Sane – Schalke 04 to Manchester City
Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel says Sane is on his way out, and City look the likeliest to sign him after Bayern Munich withdrew their interest. (Guardian)

5-John Stones – Everton to Manchester City
In the latest development, City are offering players plus cash as they’re not keen to meet Everton’s asking price of £50 million. (Daily Mail)

6-Reece Oxford – West Ham to Manchester City
City are also interested in West Ham youngster Reece Oxford, who has attracted attention from all over Europe so far this close season. (Sky Sports)

7-Geronimo Rulli – Deportivo Maldonado to Manchester City
Yep, City’s shopping isn’t over. The 24-year-old goalkeeper will sign for £4million – and then head out immediately on loan. (Manchester Evening News)

8-Diego Costa – Chelsea to Atletico Madrid
The rumours keep swirling – but Antonio Conte has declared that he wants to keep the striker at Stamford Bridge. (Eurosport)

9-Clinton N’Jie – Tottenham to Marseille (loan)
While the clubs have been discussing the transfer of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, they’ve also been talking about sending the striker to France for the season. (Evening Standard)

10-Ragnar Klavan – Augsburg to Liverpool

The defender underwent a medical on Tuesday and is expected to sign imminently for a fee of around £4.2 million. (Eurosport)

11-Gary Medel – Inter to Liverpool
Negotiations have begun between the clubs to bring the midfielder back to the Premier League. (Daily Express)

12-Andre Gomes – Valencia to Real Madrid
Another £50 million man, potentially, if Real can nip in ahead of Manchester City and Inter. (Daily Mail)

13-Andreas Christensen – Chelsea to Borussia Moenchengladbach
The defender has impressed Moenchengladbach so much during his loan spell that they want to sign him permanently – but Chelsea don’t want to let him go. (Sky Sports)

14-Diego Lopez – Milan to Chelsea
The goalkeeper’s agent says that Antonio Conte has not yet put in a bid – but wants him to replace Asmir Begovic, who has been linked witha move to Everton. (Daily Express)

15-Guillermo Varela – Manchester United to Eintracht Frankfurt (loan)
The Uruguay international is desperate for first-team football and will be heading to Germany this season. (Daily Mail)

16-Ciaran Clark – Aston Villa to West Brom
Tony Pulis is keen to get the centre-half into his squad – but new Villa boss Roberto di Matteo is set to turn the bid down. (The Sun)

17-Wellington Silva – Arsenal to Fluminense
The Brazilian winger has rejoined his old club having made a grand total of zero appearances for the Gunners in six years. (Daily Mail)

Source: Eurosport

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