Transfer news and rumours of the day: 1st July, 2016
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has emerged as a surprise target for Bayern Munich, while Crystal Palace have signed a Frenchman and more
Welcome to our daily transfer rumours round-up. The football transfer window has officially opened today, but clubs around Europe have been conducting deals in the last few days. As players slowly return to pre-season training, we take a look at the latest rumours doing the rounds today.
Dutch striker Vincent Janssen has been complaining in the media for not being allowed to sign for a Premier League side, whilst Jose Mourinho is keen on signing a former player.
Here are the transfer rumours doing the rounds on June 30th:
– Napoli are hoping to convince Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski to snub Liverpool and sign for them, reports TuttoMercatoWeb. A fee of €14m has already been agreed between Napoli and Udinese, but the player is keen on signing for Liverpool.
– TuttoMercatoWeb reckon Juventus are keen on signing Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante, who they believe has a release clause of €25. Juventus, however, are reluctant to pay his release clause and are hoping to finalise a cut-price deal.
– AS Roma and Manchester City are in negotiations over the transfer of Pablo Zabaleta. According to Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A club have agreed personal terms with the player. The Argentine will earn around €2.5m net per season plus bonuses, and has been offered a three-year contract.