Transfer news and rumours of the day: 2nd June,2016
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A number of players are being linked with Barcelona as the Spanish giants are looking to bolster their defence, with futures of centre-back Javier Mascherano and right-back Dani Alves in doubt, with a number of clubs chasing the two veteran players. The transfer market is also abuzz with rumours surrounding Premier League clubs, with marquee managers looking to build their teams afresh and teams looking to splash out the huge amounts of money coming in from the television deals.
Here are the transfer news and rumours from June 2nd.
- Lazio are preparing a €10 million bid for Fenerbache’s Robin van Persie, according to reports coming in from Turkey. Van Persie is open to a move to Italy after having an inconsistent period with the Turkish giants. Earlier reports had suggested that the Dutchman was frustrated with the lake of gameplay at the Turkish club. Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua are also said to be chasing the former Manchester United and Arsenal striker.
- AC Milan are looking for a defender and are reportedly interested in Barcelona’s Aleix Vidal, according to Mundo Deportivo. He arrived from Sevilla last summer but has not been able to live up to expectations at the Catalan club. However, Vidal is currently considered not for sale by Barcelona, especially with doubts surrounding the future of their first-choice-right-back Dani Alves. Milan are planning to meet with the 26-year-old’s representatives to convince him to move to San Siro, on a permanent basis or on loan.
- Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has admitted of being “tired” of speculations regarding a possible return to Real Madrid. The Los Blancos are favourites to sign the Spanish forward with a buy-back clause of £24million. The 23-year-old was asked about his situation on Spanish radio show Al Primer Toque and said: "Each thing that is said now will be seen in one way or another. I said what player would not like to go to the best club in the world (Real Madrid), not that my desire was that nor what I wanted."