Transfer Clock: £30m star wants Chelsea, Arsenal lead James Milner chase

Eliaquim Mangala

Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle feature.

Transfer Clock: 43 days until the transfer window opens - All the latest gossip you need to know:

1) £30 million rated centre-back Eliaquim Mangala has opened up on his future, and stated he would prefer a move to Chelsea than a switch to Manchester City. "City or Chelsea? Chelsea because it is London," he told BeIN Sports. The French defender said living in London would be a deciding factor. Mangala is tipped to leave Porto this summer, but he is not willing to decide on his future or even entertain offers until after the World Cup.

2) Liverpool are chasing Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. Reports in Germany prematurely claimed that an agreement has already been reached, with The Mail simply stating the Reds are 'closing in' on the midfielder. Can is 20-years-old and is a defensive midfielder who would likely replace Lucas in the squad. However Bayern Munich have a buy-back clause after surprisingly selling him a year ago, which complicates the Reds' effort to sign him. Leverkusen finished fourth last year and must play Champions League qualifier to ensure their place in the competition.

3) Newcastle's on-off swoop for Remy Cabella could be back on the agenda after the Frenchman said he was open to offers and described them as a 'good club', write The Mail. The Montpellier playmaker is expected to leave this summer, although has previously been told controversially by outspoken club president Louis Nicollin that he should set his sights higher than Newcastle. There he would replace Yohan Cabaye, with manager Alan Pardew rumoured to have in the region of £60 million to spend.

4) Arsenal are leading the race for Manchester City midfielder James Milner, report The Guardian. The paper write that Arsenal want to bid £10 million for the Englishman, who made just 12 Premier League starts last season. Milner cost City double that amount when he signed in 2010 and is now 28-years-old. Liverpool and Tottenham are interested too in the former Aston Villa midfielder. City are thought to be keen on trying to persuade Milner to stay, mindful of the need to retain a number of English players in their squad.

5) The Mirror talk up a potential goalkeeper transfer merry-go-round, with Swansea City keen on signing Alex McCarthy from Reading. McCarthy is said to be available at £3 million, and the move is likely to spell the end for Dutch international Michel Vorm at the club, who they speculate could be Liverpool bound, where he would re-unite with former boss Brendan Rodgers.

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