Coral’s Rumour Reel: Man Utd up interest in Munich marksman?
Louis van Gaal’s summer spending spree could be set to continue this month, as Manchester United reportedly aim to lure Bayern Munich frontman Thomas Muller to Old Trafford (5/1 with Coral to win 2015/16 Premier League).
The Red Devils are believed to have already had a mammoth £70m bid turned down by the Bundesliga champions, but the Premier League side have since dismissed such reports.
Elsewhere, Liverpool’s attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund wideman Marco Reus are set to end in disappointment, with the German international playmaker close to agreeing a switch to Real Madrid instead.
After having a £20m bid for John Stones turned down by Everton, Chelsea are set come back with an improved offer of £26m, though the Toffees want to hold out until they have received at least £30m.
Jose Mourinho’s Premier League champions are also closing in on securing the signature of Augsburg left back Abdul Baba Rahman, with the 21-year-old Bundesliga defender valued at around £14m.
Elsewhere, Tim Sherwood is still confident of landing his former forward Emmanuel Adebayor, with the Aston Villa boss keen on a reunion with the 31-year-old, as he searches for a replacement for imminently departing Christian Benteke.
If that fails, the Villans could look to Roma’s wantaway striker Mattia Destro, but face competition from both Arsenal and West Ham United.
The Hammers are set to up their offer of £6m for Everton’s Kevin Mirallas after their initial bid was rejected by Roberto Martinez’s Toffees.
Premier League newcomers Norwich City are seeking a new lease of firepower in their squad for the top-flight and will make a move for Liverpool’s out-of-favour forward Rickie Lambert. The Canaries are 6/5 to go down next term.
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini recently stated his desire to remain in London and fight for his place, but the Frenchman is set to be offloaded to Turkish giants Galatasaray in a deal worth around £2.8m.
Finally, Schalke attacker Julian Draxler has long been tipped for a switch to the Emirates, but they are close to losing out on his services, after Italian champions Juventus significantly increased their interest in the German forward.