The rumour mill is slowly starting to pick up speed as we near the end of the season, so we thought we’d bring you a brief round-up of the latest speculation that is circling.
Yaya Toure’s agent has intentionally sparked a number of transfer links, by claiming his client is unhappy, and that he is looking to open talks over a summer move. The Man City star appears to be trying to force his club to give him one last bumper contract, but with a season left remaining on his current deal, they appear to have very little power in negotiations.
Granit Xhaka is one of the most thrown about stories currently, with a number of clubs being linked with an interest in signing him, including Man City and Liverpool. Some of the latest reports actually claim we have a done deal in the region of £35 Million, but it sounds like Chinese whispers may have led to that supposed news.
Another Bundesliga star linked with a move to us is Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is into the final two years of his current deal. The 27 year-old has bagged 10 league goals for the first time since moving to Germany in 2013, but with his new manager having brought the best in him since joining last summer, a move now appears highly unlikely.
Andriy Yarmolenko has been linked with a move to Arsenal and the Premier League for some time now, but his international boss has moved to urge him to complete the switch. The 26 year-old winger has been supposedly close to joining Everton and Liverpool previously, but despite looking a great fit for English football, is still stuck playing for Dynamo Kiev.
The only story I can foresee any truth in is the Xhaka story, with reports claiming we have scouted the star on a huge number of occasions, but a deal being struck this early before the window opens does not seem likely. Can you see any of the quartet joining us this summer?