ARSENAL are believed to be closing in on a double swoop – but could lose a key defender.
The Gunners dominate this morning’s newspaper transfer stories.
Arsenal are set to beat Juventus to the signing of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain with a £25.5m offer, according to the Metro.. But the 25-year-old Argentine’s future is not likely to be decided until a new manager is installed at the Bernabeu.
The Metro also report that Arsenal want to sign Manchester United winger Nani, who has a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. The Portuguese, 26, has also been linked with Galatasaray and Monaco.
And Barcelona are set to make a £9.5m move for Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny, 27, after giving up on Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany, Paris St-Germain’s Thiago Silva and Chelsea’s David Luiz. Full story: Marca (Spanish)
Other transfer stories:
AC Milan hope to sell Brazil forward Robinho, 29, to Santos this week in order to fund a move for Manchester City’s Argentina striker Carlos Tevez, 29, who is also wanted by Juventus. Full story: Daily Mirror
Southampton have offered £7.6m for Valencia’s Argentina midfielder Ever Banega, 24, and are also set to move for Celtic striker Gary Hooper, 25. Full story: Daily Mirror
Aston Villa are closing on a £1.5m deal for Sevilla’s Spanish left-back Antonio Luna, 22. Full story: Daily Mail
West Ham have renewed their interest in Bordeaux’s Senegal midfielder Ludovic Sane, 26. The Hammers considered a move for him back in January. Full story: L’Equipe (French)
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti claims Tottenham are interested in 26-year-old Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin. Full story: Sporting Life
Portuguese forward Bebe, 22, is targeting a move to Sporting Lisbon after conceding he needs to leave Manchester United. Full story: goal.com
Montpellier are targeting French striker Djibril Cisse, 31, who will return to QPR after a loan spell at Qatari club Al Gharafa at the end of this month. Full story: L’Equipe (French)