Arsenal make £25m bid for star man while Chelsea ace wants Man United move

Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy over recent days.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 9:57 am
Updated Thursday, 9th June 2016, 10:43 am

Reports have suggested the Gunners have met the release clause in Vardy's contract, but the move looks set to be delayed until at least after Euro 2016.

Now, Arsenal are being linked with another Leicester player, although that is far from the only story to have made today's headlines, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur among the other clubs to feature.

Arsenal have made a £25million bid to sign Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, after holding several meetings with his representatives. (Daily Express)

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Mahrez is not a player who interests Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)

Nemanja Matic has told Chelsea that he wants to join his former manager Jose Mourinho at Man United. (The Sun)

Manchester City are in talks over the club-record £58million signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (The Times)

Man United are prepared to delay signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic until after June 30 June so the striker can pick up a lucrative loyalty bonus for seeing out his Paris St-Germain contract. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester trio Wes Morgan, Kasper Schmeichel and Robert Huth have urged striker Jamie Vardy to turn down a move to Arsenal. (Daily Telegraph)

However, former striker Alan Smith, who played for Leicester and Arsenal, says Vardy should follow his lead and join the Gunners. (talkSPORT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is preparing a £30million offer for Southampton forward Sadio Mane. (The Sun)

Klopp was at Argentina's Copa America game against Chile on Monday but that was not part of an attempt to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham hope to complete the £12million signing of AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, the top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie last season. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester have made an £8million offer for Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, as they prepare for the possible departure of N'Golo Kante. (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough have turned down the chance to sign Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel, who is now set to join Besiktas. (Northern Echo)

Everton will tell centre-back John Stones they will not sell him, despite the 22-year-old being ready to push for a move. (Daily Mirror)

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 28, says he is happy at the club but an offer from Chelsea is a "big deal" and has to be considered. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Moussa Sissoko has confirmed that he wants to leave Newcastle United, with Arsenal his preferred destination. (Foot Mercato)

PSG defender Marquinhos, who has been linked with Chelsea and Man United, says he is in talks about his future at the French champions. (Daily Express)

Leeds United have not received any bids for left-back Charlie Taylor, despite reported interest from Liverpool and Stoke City. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Crystal Palace hope to sell midfielder Jordon Mutch to Norwich City. (The Sun)

Bristol City want to sign Bournemouth midfielder Lee Tomlin, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Ashton Gate, on a £3million permanent deal. (Bristol Post)

Sheffield Wednesday are keen to bring in Watford defender Daniel Pudil on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell. (Sheffield Star)

Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo wants to sign a striker and may move for Dwight Gayle if Crystal Palace make him available. (Birmingham Mail)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.