Tuesday, 15 April 2014

This week's transfer rumours, news and updates:

Hello again everyone, and welcome to my new blog post where I have the latest transfer news, rumours and updates from across the world - including the EPL.

This is the second week where I am covering the latest transfer news and updates, and there will also be at least one post every week (which does the same) 

Latest transfer news and rumours:

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Hamburg's young Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who could be ready for a potential move abroad in the summer. 

Off to London? Chelsea are tracking young midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and could sign him..
Potential: Calhanoglu has already scored 10 goals this season, including an amazing free-kick against Dortmund!

The youngster has impressed the rest of the Bundesliga with his dazzling performances in midfield for Hamburg, and has scored 10 goals this season - including an amazing long-range free-kick effort against Borussia Dortmund!

Watch the amazing hit here - 

Tottenham are ready to offer West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster a potential move to White Hart Lane, as current No.1 goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is heavily linked with a transfer away from Spurs, as they have virtually failed to qualify for the Champions League - which is why he wanted to join the London club in the first place from Lyon.

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is ready to play his last ever match for The Gunners against Hull City next month in the FA Cup final. The Polish keeper, who is Wenger's number 2 behind compatriot Szczesny is expected to leave the club and become a free agent, where he will receive offers to sign for many clubs, including German duo Borussia Dortmund and Schalke. 

On the way out? Fabianski may leave Arsenal in the summer to pursue first-team football
Good back-up: Fabianski has done well when he has played for Arsenal this season
Solid: Fabianski is Wenger's number 2 in between the sticks for Arsenal, behind Szczesny. 
Penalty saver: Fabianski helped Arsenal to beat Wigan on penalties in the FA Cup semi-final
Out on a high? He was linked with a move out of England, but could his current spell of games mean he is staying at The Gunners past this season? 
Newcastle striker Loic Remy wants to leave QPR (currently on-loan at Newcastle) at the end of the season and hopes to join a "great European club" where he can play Europa League or Champions League football. 

His manager Harry Redknapp confirmed that it will be extremely hard to hold onto their prized asset, who wants to play European football and they cannot offer that to him. 

Arsene Wenger has been forced to deny all news reports in the last few days that French striker Olivier Giroud is linked with a move out of The Emirates Stadium this summer, after he started from the bench during their FA Cup semi-final win over Wigan. 

Giroud was benched against Wigan, and despite a poor run of form, will he leave? 

Tottenham's Danish creative midfielder Christian Eriksen has caused doubt and fears over his future at Spurs after claiming that he has a "secret plan" for his future.

Class player: Eriksen is one of Tottenham's best young players, and a bargain signing.. 
Eriksen is already linked with a move away from Spurs, despite signing at the start of the season
He has hinted that he could leave the north London club despite recently expressing his desire to stay at Tottenham - and has been one of the club's best signings in the past 10 years. 

Arsenal have reportedly made enquiries over Real Madrid's Brazillian midfielder Casemiro, who is not playing regularly for the first-team and is apparently agitated. 

Chelsea are ready to rival Arsenal to the signing of highly-rated English defender and teenager John Stones of Everton in the summer. He is a huge prospect for the future, and the youngster has already impressed for the England U-21's.

Where are you going? Stones is a rock in defence at such a young age, with potential.
He does well to press opposing strikers, and has enough pace to stay with them
Leader: Stones has good visual awareness and is able to encourage team-mates from the back
Prospect: Martinez will be desperate to hold onto Stones, who is linked to Arsenal and Chelsea
Manchester United manager David Moyes is "planning" an audacious move for Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw as he tries to re-build the United squad and sell the "deadwood" players. 

The rumoured transfer fee to cover both highly-rated English players is around £40-45million pounds, despite both saying that they are happy to stay at Southampton and Pochettino constantly saying that he will NOT sell them. 

Well then. 

Liverpool and AC Milan are among the clubs who are interested in signing Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who has struggled with injuries over the last two years and is set to leave City in the summer transfer window.

Bayern Munich have warned Arsenal and Chelsea to "keep their hands off" their Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, as he is reportedly unsettled by the rumours and transfer talk surrounding his future at the club. 

Also, Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos who is heavily transfer-linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer has been told to stay at Bayern and reject any possible offers. 

Stay or go? Kroos has been told to stay at Bayern, but reports suggest he wants to leave
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is hopeful that he can keep hold of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (of Chelsea) and English defensive-midfielder Gareth Barry (of City) past this season. 

Encouraging: Lukaku has been influential for Everton this season, and spearheads the attack

You watching? Chelsea may regret loaning out Lukaku, because it will be harder to keep him
Time to thrive: After successful loan spells at West Brom and Everton, could Lukaku stay at The Toffees? 
Bargain: Barry has been a solid wall in midfield for Everton this season
Under-rated: Barry breaks up play well, makes crunching tackles and his passing is quality.
Tough: Barry has made 29 appearances for Everton this season, scoring 3 and making 4 assists
This is because his loan signings have been a revelation and helped the club to move up to 4th place in the table with 5 games to play. 

And finally:

Leicester are poised to offer Leeds striker Ross McCormack a potential deal to sign for them in the summer when they move up to the EPL. 

Ross McCormack is on Leicester's radar, and it's not a surprise either - he has scored 27 goals this season.
They have confirmed their place in next season's English Premier League by sealing promotion in the nPower Championship and want to bolster their squad to survive relegation in their first season back in the top flight for 10 years. 
Sealing promotion: Leicester have confirmed their place in next season's EPL.
Leicester have 90 points from 42 games, with 4 games to play. They can still win the championship..