All the latest transfer talk this evening…
Arsenal look to beat Manchester United to the signing of Ipswich Town youngster Teddy Bishop:
The talented midfielder has caught the attentions of the North Londoners and Premier League rivals Manchester United following an excellent debut campaign in the Championship.
The 18-year-old plays in midfield and is also comfortable playing off the striker, a role which Arsene Wenger may feel is ideal for his free-flowing side.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy acknowledged the interest in his player, admitting on Friday: “Teddy is attracting almost as much attention as Tyrone.”
Rated at £10 million,the report goes on to say that the Gunners will look to conclude a deal in the summer rather than now, although the longer they leave it the bigger the risk of missing out on his signature.
Middlesbrough looking to extend Chelsea partnership with Tomas Kalas loan:
Boro boss Aitor Karanka is looking to make use of his friendship with Jose Mourinho by bringing in yet another loan player from the Blues.
The Spaniard already has the likes of Patrick Bamford and Kenneth Omeruo on his books and highly-rated Czech defender Tomas Kalas could become his third Stamford Bridge import.
The 21-year-old’s current loan deal at Cologne is to be cut short soon, and the Daily Mail insist that the Riverside outfit are hopeful of concluding a deal.
Kalas is also said to be a target for Queens Park Rangers.
Stoke City in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over German international Philipp Wollscheid:
Former West Ham United and Southampton target Philipp Wollscheid could finally get his move to the Premier League via Mark Hughes’ Stoke City side.
The 25-year-old centre-back stands at 6ft 4inch tall and has won two caps for the German national team.
He is due to train with the team ahead of finalised terms, the report concludes.