Liverpool’s bid for Willian could be hijacked by Tottenham as Arsenal chase Swansea’s Michu

Transfer rumours.
Transfer rumours.

THE future of attacker Willian – linked with Newcastle United – is up in the air as Spurs could hijack Liverpool’s bid for the player.

The 25-year-old is set to leave Shakhtar Donetsk this summer for the Premier league.

Newcastle were credited with an interest in the midfielder yesterday, but the Daily Mirror today reports Willian, a transfer target for Liverpool, could be heading to the Premier League, but with Tottenham as Spurs are prepared to pay more than the Reds’ £26m valuation.

Other transfer stories:

Arsenal are believed to be looking at bringing in £25m-rated forward Michu, 27, from Swansea as deals for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, and Manchester United’s 27-year-old centre-forward Wayne Rooney hit problems. Full story: The Independent

Meanwhile, Chelsea look set to make another bid for Manchester United striker Rooney before the end of the transfer window. Full story: Fulham Chronicle

With Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, and left-back Leighton Baines, 28, possibly heading to Manchester United, the Toffees could be set to spend £15m to buy Wigan’s 22-year-old midfielder James McCarthy. Full story: Daily Star

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, 27, is being linked with move back to Tottenham as part of a world-record Gareth Bale deal but it is believed Modric prefers a move to Manchester United. Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all attempting to bring 17-year-old PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali to the Premier League. Full story: Daily Express

AC Milan are rivalling Liverpool in the race to sign 23-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho from French champions Paris St-Germain. Full story: Daily Star