Premier League Transfer Talk: Including Modric and Grenier

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea all feature.

Manchester United have reportedly made a £24 million bid to sign Luka Modric from Real Madrid. David Moyes is thought to be a long term admirer of the midfielder and keen to offer him a route away from the Spanish club where he’s failed to settle since his move from Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal have set their sights on signing Lyon’s Clement Grenier, described as the ‘next Samir Nasri’ in France. Wenger was quoted in the Daily Mirror confirming the club’s interest as he looks to strengthen ahead of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he’s open to a Premier League move this summer. The prolific St Etienne striker has said England is a possible place for his next career move but he has strongly hinted he would prefer a move to Paris Saint-Germain in France.

Manchester City face a straight up fight against Chelsea to land Spanish playmaker Isco. The Malaga midfielder seems destined for a move to the Premier League now that Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed he will leave the Spanish club, with the Etihad being his most likely destination.

Chelsea are set to unveil Marco van Ginkel as their first signing in the second Jose Mourinho era. Van Ginkel has been one of Vitesse Arnhem’s stand out players this season, scoring eight goals in 33 league appearances. He has been named in the Netherlands squad for the Under-21 European Championship in Israel.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly winning the race to sign Barcelona striker David Villa. Villa has been linked with a move away from the Spanish giants following a frustrating season of inconsistency and injury. Arsenal are thought to be Spurs’ biggest rivals to sign him.

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams is being heavily backed to sign for Arsenal. Williams has been linked with a switch to the Emirates although there has been strong interest from Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. Liverpool’s board have already rejected a £10 million bid for the defender.

Gremio have confirmed they will not be renewing the loan deal for Arsenal left back Andre Santos. Santos was sent packing earlier in the season after some abysmal performances for the Gunners, which suggested he didn’t have a future in the top flight of English football.

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