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Transfer talk: Featuring Barry, Mangala and Martinez

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Transfer news, involving Everton, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Swansea City and Manchester United.

Gareth Barry seems set to be on the way to Everton this summer. The Toffees have been linked with a move for the Manchester City player this summer, with a loan deal said to be in the offing.

Odds on this deal have been slashed last night - currently sitting at odds-on.

Barry’s contract expires at the end of the campaign and has been touted with several moves this summer.

Chelsea are now said to be looking at Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala this summer. The Porto defender could be considered as a potential successor to John Terry, as well as a crucial signing should David Luiz depart the club this summer, amid speculation from Barcelona.

Ashley Williams, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal recently, has admitted he is flattered with the interest in his services. The Welsh international admitted he does harbour dreams of playing in the Champions League in his career - but insisted he will never force a move from the Liberty Stadium. Arsenal are seeking defensive coverage as Thomas Vermaelen continues to struggle with injury problems.

Arsenal are now said to be considering a move for Wayne Rooney more than ever before, as it appears Luis Suarez is on the way toward staying at Liverpool.

The Uruguayan is back training with the Liverpool first-team after apologising to his team-mates and Brendan Rodgers yesterday, for his attempts at trying to force a move to The Emirates.

Therefore Arsenal are now ready to consider other options, with Manchester United’s wantaway striker top of that list. It is reported that Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has sounded out the Rooney camp and United about the possibility of a move ahead of the weekend fixtures, where Rooney is expected to be involved against Swansea.

The official line is that United will not sell the player, but it is understood that should they feel his sale was unavoidable - they would prefer he joins Arsenal and not Chelsea.

Chelsea are set to add Jackson Martinez to their list of transfer targets, alongside Samuel Eto’o and Wayne Rooney. The Colombian was one of Europe’s leading marksmen last season.

 

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