Transfer news live: Romelu Lukaku to have Manchester United medical as Arsenal launch £40m Thomas Lemar bid

Leicester confident of landing Iheanacho

 

Leicester City have met the £25m price Manchester City set for Kelechi Iheanacho, and the deal is likely to be completed later this month, according to The Telegraph.

 

The Nigeria international is Craig Shakespeare’s transfer priority. The 21-year-old striker was a valuable player coming on from the bench for City last season; and scored four goals, adding three assists, in 20 appearances.

 

Iheanacho would be Leicester’s third signing this summer, after signing Hull’s Harry Maguire and Vicente Iborra from Leicester.

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Leicester City made their second major summer signing.

 

What of Rooney?

 

The Lukaku discussions came from United and Everton broaching the subject of Wayne Rooney. So if he does go back to Goodison Park, as expected he will, what will he bring to Everton?

 

Where will Lukaku fit in?

 

With Lukaku seemingly on his way, how will Jose Mourinho shoehorn him into the side?

 

So where does this leave Morata?

 

Manchester United’s pursuit of Romelu Lukaku leaves Alvaro Morata somewhat in a spot of limbo. 

 

Will he now try and revive the move to Chelsea which failed to materialise last summer? He was convinced he would be on the plane to the US with his new United teammates next week as recently as Wednesday…

 

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Here are some of the biggest stories making the back pages today:

 

The Daily Mirror reports that ANTONIO CONTE’s future at Chelsea is in doubt as he has become frustrated with Chelsea’s failure in the transfer market over the summer. ROMELU LUKAKU appears to be on the verge of a move to Manchester United and the Blues have also failed on moves for ALEXIS SANCHEZ and VIRGIL VAN DIJK. The Italian is said to be “fuming” about the failure to bring Lukaku to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will now turn their attention to Swansea’s FERNANDO LLORENTE, according to the Evening Standard. The Blues were interested in the Spaniard in January’s transfer window and Chelsea are set to renew their interest as Diego Costa’s likely departure leaves them short in the striker department. However, Swansea are keen to keep hold of a player whose 15 goals last season helped them retain their Premier League status despite him being in the last year of his contract.

Marseille are the frontrunners to sign Arsenal striker OLIVIER GIROUD, according to the Daily Telegraph. Everton, West Ham and Lyon have all been linked with the France international after his Gunners future was thrown into doubt by the acquisition of Alexandre Lacazette earlier this week. But now Marseille believe they can take Giroud back home in a deal worth around £24.7million plus add-ons.

The Daily Mirror reports that Leicester winger DEMARAI GRAY has asked for assurances from Leicester over his prospects of first-team football after…

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