Blues eye Gladbach’s Zakaria
Chelsea are considering the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria once their focus is no longer on Kai Havertz.
The Blues are closing in on the Bayer Leverkusen forward but are also keen on Zakaria, reports the Express
Jimenez for Aubameyang at Arsenal
Arsenal will look to sign Wolves striker Raul Jimenez should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave this summer.
The Gabon international has been linked with Barcelona and InTer Milan as his deal winds down.
And Le10 Sport understands that the Gunners sees the Mexican as the ideal replacement.
Man Utd, Arsenal battle for Magalhaes
Man Utd are ready to battle with Arsenal in the race for Lille star Gabriel Magalhaes, reports the Daily Record.
Both Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are in the market for defensive recruits.
Rangers sign Balogun
Rangers have completed the signing Leon Balogun.
The Nigeria defender has signed from Wigan Athletic.
He has penned a one-year deal with an option for a further year.
Zenit closing in on Lovren
Dejan Lovren is close to a move to Zenit St Petersburg.
The Liverpool defender has dropped to fourth choice at Anfield this season, and has decided now is the time for a move, as he enters the final period of his career.
Talks are continuing, but we understand the Reds want around £10m for the World Cup finalist, who has a year left on his contract.
The player almost left Liverpool last summer, amid Roma interest, but the deal collapsed because the Italian club wanted to take Lovren on an initial loan period.
Now, he seems set to move to Russia if terms can be finalised, with the centre half looking to improve his Anfield wages, which would be around £75,000 a week.
If Liverpool get their asking price for the defender, and can also shift other want-away players such as Xherdan Shaqiri, then it would allow manager Jurgen Klopp to pursue a young defender to replace Lovern as fourth in the pecking order.
He has been linked with Real Betis centre half Alissa Mandi, who also has a year left on his contract and could be available this summer for a fee of around £10m.
Willian’s Arsenal links
Arsenal are “confident” of signing Willian this summer according to ESPN.
The Brazilian winger is poised to leave Chelsea when the season ends with his contract running down.
But his next club may not be far from Stamford Bridge with the Gunners keen on his signature.