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Transfer Rumour Roundup: Arsenal Eye Double Swoop As Juve Prep For Life Without Pogba

Transfer Rumour Roundup: Arsenal Eye Double Swoop As Juve Prep For Life Without Pogba

Oh transfers. When Zidane signed for Real Madrid for a fee of £46m in 2001 you could be forgiven for thinking that the limit had been reached. Well £49m for Raheem Sterling later and here we are. Here are the rumours brightening up our Monday morning and making our eyes water with the sheer level of  excess.

Multiple reports are emerging this morning which suggest that Arsenal are going to sign Alexandre Lacazette and Riyad Mahrez for a reported £75 million. Given the current transfer climate, getting one of the top young strikers in Europe and the PFA Player of the Year respectively, £75m can be seen as a steal. We have to go back, Doc...

Juventus look set to have a Pogba-shaped hole in their team and £100m or so burning a hole in their pocket. The Guardian are reporting that Gonzalo Higuain is set to join Juventus in a deal worth £79m.  Names also currently linked to Juve are Nemanja Matic, Moussa Sissoko, Axel Witsel, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic... phew. That's what happens when you're packing heat, you get linked to every footballer with the ability to string a few passes together.

Incidentally, The Mirror are linking Marcelo Brozovic to Arsenal this morning in a deal worth a reported €30m.

According to ESPN, Juventus are looking to fill that hole with Javier Mascherano. Barcelona are in talks with the 32-year-old over a new contract but it isn't beyond the realms of possibility for the Argentine to follow his teammate Dani Alves to Turin.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has played down talk of him leaving for Real Madrid. The Manchester City target did concede that he saw the Galacticos as a long-term ambition however.

Kevin Gameiro looks as though he could join Barcelona as their fourth choice striker. The 29-year-old scored 29 times in 52 games last season across all competitions. 90min are reporting that Sevilla have agreed a fee to let the Frenchman leave.

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Nabil Bentaleb and Alex Pritchard look set to leave the Tottenham this summer according to The International Business Times. Bentaleb on season-long loan to Benfica and Pritchard to Swansea for a reported £8m.

David Moyes could look to bring Adnan Januzaj in to Sunderland on a season long loan. The Scot gave Januzaj his Manchester United debut and starting spots will come at a premium for the 21-year-old Belgian now that United seem to be creating a team of Galacticos.

The battle to sign Saido Berahino looks set to continue. The Mirror have reported that Stoke are planning an improved bid after Crystal Palace offered £20m for the 22-year-old last week.

And finally, some devastating news for United fans...

Joe Allen will complete a medical today ahead of his £13m move to Stoke City.

Jack Cahill

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