Football transfer gossip (June 17): Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool

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Arsenal are considering a move for Inter Milan’s Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o after he revealed he would like to try his hand in the Premier League this coming season. “I have already shown that I have what it takes to play in Italy and I now have the idea of proving myself in England,” Eto’o told Corriere dello Sport.

Full story: Corriere dello Sport

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is also keeping tabs on Germany Under-17 striker Samed Yesil. The 17-year-old is yet to break into the first team at Bayer Leverkusen but has attracted the interest of a number of clubs across Europe after some dazzling form in the European U-17 Championship earlier this year.

Full story: talkSPORT

The north London club could be on the verge of a double transfer coup after opening talks over signing Bolton defender Gary Cahill, and their former midfielder Sebastian Larsson, who is a free agent after leaving Birmingham.

Full story: Metro

Wenger’s side are also poised to complete the signing of Lille forward Gervinho for £10.6m in the next 48 hours.

Full story: Daily Mirror

However, French club Lille are preparing to offer Gervinho a new contract in a last-ditch bid to ward off interest from the Gunners.

Full story: talkSPORT

Inter Milan will step up their pursuit of unsettled Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. The Italian club have lined up Tevez’s fellow Argentine Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager and he is keen to recruit the City captain.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Real Madrid.

Full story: the Sun

Liverpool are leading the chase to sign AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano, with sources close to the player suggesting he is keen on a move to England.

Full story: talkSPORT

The Reds are also considering offering a contract to forward Jay Bothroyd, who is available on a free transfer after opting to leave the Cardiff after his deal with them expired at the end of last season.

Full story: Caught Offside

Chelsea will return to Tottenham this weekend with an increased bid of £28m for midfielder Luka Modric. Spurs rejected their London rivals’ initial bid of £22m on Wednesday.

Full story: Footy Bunker

Real Madrid defender Jaime Navarro is set for a trial at Leyton Orient, after Cristiano Ronaldo told him to try his luck in England. The 19-year-old is available on a free transfer.

Full story: talkSPORT

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