Less than a week remains until the transfer window slams shut for 4 months, leaving clubs to work with what they have. Conditions are almost perfect for panic buying! Today sees a whole load of Premier League rumours, and in a surprising turn of events, Arsenal have been linked with a striker! Here is today's Transfer Rumour Roundup.
Transfer Rumour Roundup
The Daily Mail are reporting that Arsenal are set to activate the release clause of Deportivo striker Lucas Perez. The 27-year-old scored 17 goals in La Liga last season but is also courting interest from Everton. Perez reportedly has a release clause of £16.9m so Wenger will probably offer £13m before losing him to Everton.
Tottenham are reportedly looking to bring Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu to White Hart Lane. According to The Sun, the Turk will cost somewhere in the region of £21.5m. The 22-year-old is described as a free-kick specialist, and if you've ever played Fifa you'll know how true that is!
Valencia have reportedly opened discussions to sign Man United defender Marcos Rojo. That news comes from Spanish outlet Deporte Valeniano and it suggests that the La Liga side are potentially preparing for life without Shkodan Mustafi because...
Mustafi & agent met Valencia officials yesterday. Told he can leave if adequate offer made. Suggestion Arsenal deal could be agreed at £26m
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 24, 2016
Mustafi could yet be on the way to Arsenal! Transfer rumours really know how to tug at the heart strings. Must be awful to be an Arsenal fan in this window. Well in most window's to be fair
According to The Guardian, Arsenal see Phil Jones as the cure to their ailing season. There's just one problem though, Jose Mourinho isn't exactly a big fan of Arsene Wenger and doesn't want to sell to him. Even though Mourinho doesn't even want Jones, that's just mean.
Joe Hart's emotional outing in last night's Champion's League game against Steaua will mean nothing to Pep Guardiola. Mark Lawrenson has urged Jurgen Klopp to sign him for Liverpool while Everton continue to be linked with a loan move for England's no.1.
The Liverpool Echo are reporting that Mario Balotelli is wanted by a couple of new clubs. Both Sion and Nice have expressed interests in signing Balotelli and ending his Anfield misery.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 25, 2016
Chelsea have made a £35m offer for Alessio Romagnoli according to the Daily Mail. Conte will be very aware of how good Romagnoli is, the 21-year-old is extremely highly regarded in Italy but only made a £21m switch to AC Milan last year.
The Daily Mail have reported that Sunderland are looking into signing Sevilla midfielder Vincente Iborra. The 28 year old is also a Swansea target and will cost aroind £8m.
Stoke City are keen on taking Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool according to The Liverpool Echo. No harm, but when your current centre-backs are Ragnar Klaven and Dejan Lovren, is that really wise? I'm sure Klopp knows what he's doing...