MANCHESTER City seem set to strike a double early blow in the transfer market as they close in on the signings of Fernandinho and Jesus Navas.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho was reportedly spotted in Manchester for a medical ahead of a rumoured £34million move to the Etihad Stadium, reports the Press Association.
Signing the Brazilian would come soon after a deal for Sevilla winger Navas, which was confirmed, subject to a medical, by the Spanish club earlier in the week.
Manchester United have increased their efforts to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, and they are prepared to offer £65m plus a player to prise him from the Spanish club. Full Story: The Sun
Andy Carroll’s transfer to West Ham depends on the player getting a pay rise. The former Newcastle man wants an increase in his salary to £100,000 a week, reports the Daily Mirror.
West Ham and Liverpool have agreed a £15m fee for the frontman.
The Hammers have completed the signing of goalkeeper Adrian on a free transfer from Real Betis – Press Association.
Other transfer stories today:
Fulham have completed the signing of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Italian giants Roma on a four-year contract – Sky Sports
Tottenham have offered 30-year-old England striker Jermain Defoe plus cash to Aston Villa in exchange for Christian Benteke, 22. Spurs face competition from Atletico Madrid, who are ready to bid £25m for the Belgium forward. Full story: Daily Mirror
New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hopes to hijack Arsenal’s £23m move for Fiorentina’s Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic, 23. Full story: The Times [subscription required]
Mourinho has made Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, 27, his top transfer target at Chelsea. Full story: Daily Star
And Mourinho faces a fight to persuade Romelu Lukaku, 20, to stay at the club, with the Belgian striker believed to favour another loan deal next season in order improve his chances of making the 2014 World Cup. Full story: The Guardian
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, 32, is poised to join his former club Monaco - paving the way for Leighton Baines to move from Everton to Old Trafford. Full story: Daily Mirror
Monaco will offer John Terry, 32, a tax-free salary of around £150,000 a week in an effort to persuade the Chelsea defender to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Bayern Munich want Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, and are prepared to offer winger Arjen Robben, 29, as part of a swap deal. Full story: The Sun
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, 27, a £15m summer target for Bayern Munich, admits he could leave the Gunners if they fail to show ambition in the transfer market. Full story: Daily Mail
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says he would let Latics players join manager Roberto Martinez at Everton, with midfielders James McCarthy and Callum McManaman, both 22, the Toffees’ targets. Full story: The Guardian
France international midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, has admitted he will be looking to leave Toulouse this summer, with Arsenal and Tottenham both interested. Full story: Metro
Liverpool hope to keep Denmark defender Daniel Agger, 28, at Anfield despite interest from big-spending Monaco. Full story: The Guardian
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has fuelled speculation he could leave the Spanish capital this summer by putting his stunning villa up for sale. Full story: Daily Express