Transfers: Bayern rule out a move for Arsenal’s Sanchez

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has seemingly ruled out the possibility of the German club signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

Speaking to Kicker, Hoeness outlined how Bayern’s transfer strategy is to build a side for the future by signing promising young players rather than ’29 or 30-year-olds’.

Sanchez has one year remaining on his contract but has doubts over his future after the Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League.


Arsenal have had a bid in excess of £30m turned down for Monaco’s France winger Thomas Lemar, 21, and are now considering whether to formalise their interest in Leicester City’s Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez.

The gunners are interested in Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri after Roma were put off by the £35m release clause for the Ivory Coast international.

The London based club has been told they must pay £57m to land striker Alexandre Lacazette, from Lyon.

Manchester United

Manchester United will lose out in the chase for Fabinho, 23, as Paris St-Germain are close to taking the Brazilian midfielder from Monaco

United are interested in signing Middlesbrough midfielder Marten de Roon

David de Gea has told agent Jorge Mendes to call Real Madrid over a transfer this summer.


Real Madrid have enquired about signing 25-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to the Belgium international’s agent.

Monaco and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, has edged closer to completing his £35m switch to Chelsea after having a medical with the Premier League champions

Chelsea could hijack Zenit St. Petersburg’s £26m offer for Kostas Manolas, 26, as the Roma defender stalls on a move to Russia.

The champions will consider a loan move away from Stamford Bridge for outcast striker Diego Costa.

The blues are also interested in signing Jérôme Boateng from Bayern Munich

Manchester City

Manchester City are now front runners for Alexis Sanchez, 28, as Bayern Munich have backed out over the rising fee for the Arsenal forward.

Other clubs

Jermain Defoe has signed for Bournemouth on a three-year deal on a free transfer.

West Ham’s interest in Olivier Giroud is real and the London club is a ‘credible solution’ to his future this summer.

Swansea have signed goalkeeper Erwin Mulder on a three-year deal on a free transfer from Heerenveen.

Fabio Borini is undergoing his medical ahead of his move to AC Milan from Sunderland.

Nathan Ake   is on the verge of joining Bournemouth in a club-record £20m transfer


Barcelona have set aside a budget to sign 27-year-old Spain midfielder Ander Herrera from Manchester United this summer.

Saúl Ñíguez: “I have no intention of moving. I’m where I want to be and things are going to remain the same.”

Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has rejected the chance of a return to Barcelona with AC Milan and Juventus both vying for the 23-year-old’s services


Inter Milan have accepted an offer of €5m from Trabzonspor for Gary Medel.

AC Milan are interested in signing Arsenal’s 31-year-old France defender Laurent Koscielny

Milan have also pulled out of the race to sign Colombia midfielder James Rodríguez from Real Madrid.


Chelsea faces stiff competition from Paris St-Germain for Juventus fullback Alex Sandro, 26, with the Serie A club wanting £61m for the Brazil international.

Sources: BBC, SkySports,, Transfers live.




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