Newcastle have been linked with the signing of yet another Ligue 1 based player in Cameroonian international Nicolas N’Koulou. The Marseille defender is currently courting a move away from the French club and plenty of teams have taken a keen interest in his services. However Alan Pardew feels he would be the perfect replacement for Fabricio Coloccini should he leave the club because of homesickness this summer. It has however been mooted that Steven Taylor could be going in the opposite direction.
Chelsea’s deal for Andre Schurrle has hit the stumbling blocks after Kevin De Bruyne reportedly decided he wants to move Borussia Dortmund. The Belgian is supposed to be on his way to Leverkusen as part of the deal in order to facilitate the move but he is reportedly wanted as a replacement for Mario Gotze and he is keen on a move.
Juventus have reportedly reignited their interest in Manchester United winger Nani. The Portuguese is considered surplus to requirements since his woeful performance against Chelsea in the FA Cup. The Bianconeri would be willing to double his salary and with his contract expiring in June of 2014 this could be a deal that seems on the cards.
Also in the news:
- Right-winger Diogo Viana is being linked with a move to either Reading or Sunderland from Penafiel.
- Federico Fazio is being linked with a move from Sevilla to either Arsenal or Liverpool
- Michael Laudrup says that Alvaro Negredo is out of the price range for Swansea City
- Mehdi Benatia of Udinese has issued a come and get me plea to Manchester United.
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