Football gossip and rumours 13/06/2017
Arsenal want Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling to shore up their defence…
…but face stiff competition from West Ham United for the £15m-rated player. The Hammers have already lodged a £10m bid with Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Lyon want Olivier Giroud as part of the £60m deal to take France international Alexandre Lacazette to the Emirates…
…although they face a fight with PSG whom Lyon chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, invited to make a bid for the striker, in the hope of sparking a transfer auction.
Mo Salah has told AS Roma he wants to move to Liverpool. The Reds are keen on the Egyptian winger but so far, have failed to match the Italians £35m valuation.
Wayne Rooney is not joining Stoke City despite bookmakers refusing to accept any more bets on the deal.
Leicester City are picking over the carcass of relegated Hull City‘s squad, with a view to taking Harry Maguire to the King Power Stadium for around £15m.
Victor Lindelof is set to seal his £31m move to Manchester United from Benfica. The Swede will undergo a medical having completed his international duties.