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Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 6 October 2016


Arsenal have scouted an FC Porto player, while Chelsea may go back to sign last transfer window's transfer target.

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 14:  Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus FC celebrates after a goal during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and UC Sampdoria at Juventus Arena on May 14, 2016 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Bonucci is linked with a move away from Juventus again

It may only be October but clubs all around Europe have started to put forward their plans to complete groundbreaking transfers in January and the summer transfer window next year.

Names like Gareth Bale, Andre Silva and Leonardo Bonucci are the subject of today’s gossip world, as we bring to you the best transfer news and rumours making the headlines on October 6, 2016.

Manchester United to miss out on Real Madrid duo?

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 10:    Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CA Osasuna at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
It looks like there won’t be a homecoming for Cristiano Ronaldo as he’s set to sign a new contract

Jose Mourinho is set to miss out on the Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are set to sign new contracts with the Spanish giants. Spanish journal Mundo Deportivo have confirmed that Florentino Perez wants his superstar duo to agree new deals before the end of current season.

Los Blancos are facing a 12-month transfer ban for illegal signing of under-age players, which has made keeping Ronaldo and Bale at the club their biggest priority.

Contact made with Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian, says agent

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15:  Terence Kongolo of Feyenoord and Matteo Darmian of Manchester United compete for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Feyenoord and Manchester United FC at Feijenoord Stadion on September 15, 2016 in Rotterdam, .  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Darmian has seen very little playing time in a United shirt this season

Matteo Darmian’s agent has fueled speculation that the Italian international will be forced to quit Old Trafford in January if he does not get enough playing time under Jose Mourinho.

Speaking with Football Italia, Darmian’s agent Fausto Pari said, “He’s playing little or nothing and it’s a shame because he’s an Italy international. If the situation doesn’t change by January, we’ll have to think of something.”

Manchester City ready to extend Fernandinho’s contract

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13:  Manchester City player Fernandinho in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Fernandinho has become an important member of the city line-up under Pep Guardiola

According to reports from Daily Star, Manchester City star Fernandinho is set to sign a new 2-year contract to put an end to the speculation of him leaving in the summer. 

Pep Guardiola has identified Fernandinho as a key part of his team, who is capable of playing in the midfield and as a makeshift central defender, if need be. Pep has asked City’s hierarchy to offer the Brazilian a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019.

Barcelona want to sign Man United’s key summer target

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 24: Gelson Martins of Sporting Club de Portugal during the 2015 Cape Town Cup match between Ajax Cape Town and Sporting Lisbon at Cape Town Stadium on July 24, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images)
Gelson Martins has been linked with moves to Manchester United and now, Barcelona

Barcelona have confirmed their interest in Sporting winger Gelson Martins, who is also linked with a move to Manchester United. According to reports from O Jogo, Martins will attract bids from both Barcelona and Man United next summer with Sporting Lisbon ready to accept an offer in the region of €30million. 

Barcelona’s interest in Martins was confirmed by their director of sports Ariedo Braida, who said, “The only thing I can say is that we are watching Gelson. He’s a young player with a lot of talent who Barcelona are observing and will continue to observe.”

Ballack urges Chelsea to sign this defensive warrior

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has urged the club to sign Leonardo Bonucci at any cost next summer. The Blues missed out on Bonucci earlier this season after being priced out of a deal to sign the Juventus man.

However, Ballack believes that Bonucci is the ideal man to be the long-term replacement for John Terry, who will hang up his boots in next 12-18 months.

Speaking with The Telegraph, Ballack said, "If it is possible to sign such a great player with good experience, it would be brilliant for Chelsea."

Olivier Giroud’s replacement found?

ROME, ITALY - AUGUST 23:  Andre' Silva (R) of FC Porto competes for the ball with Radja Nainggolan of AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League qualifying playoff round second leg match between AS Roma and FC Porto at Stadio Olimpico on August 23, 2016 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
The 20-year-old has scored 6 goals this season for Porto

Arsenal are interested in signing Andre Silva from FC Porto in a deal worth £52million. According to reports from Metro, Arsene Wenger is now ready to cut ties with Giroud and wants a young striker to lead his attack next season.

The Gunners have scouted Silva the last 3-4 weeks and see him as the ideal striker to play alongside the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

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