Transfers: Chelsea in for Van Persie, Leicester eye Ahmed Musa

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Van Persie was given a hero’s welcome as he landed at the Sabhia Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul
Chelsea are weighing up a move for Fenerbahce and former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 32, to solve their goalscoring problems. (Daily Express)
Chelsea will demand at least £80m before selling 25-year-old midfielder Eden Hazard this summer. (Sun – subscription only)
The Blues could face a transfer embargo after midfielder Bertrand Traore played for their under-18 side when aged 16, in an apparent breach of Fifa regulations. (London Evening Standard)
Leicester City have increased their offer for Sampdoria striker Eder, 29, from £7.95m to £10m, but could face competition from Inter Milan. (Daily Mail)
But Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is chasing CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa, 23. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United are worried assistant manager Ryan Giggs will end his 28-year association with the club if he is overlooked as boss Louis van Gaal’s successor. (Daily Mirror)
Van Gaal will not step aside for his friend Jose Mourinho or anyone else, says his Dutch biographer Maarten Meijer. (Manchester Evening News)
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, 36, is in “serious talks” with Colorado Rapids and is “highly likely” to end his 10-year stay with the Goodison Park club and move to Major League Soccer in May. (NBC Sports)
Sunderland are to increase their bid for Swansea striker Andre Ayew, 26, to £10m, plus Italy striker Fabio Borini, 24. (Talksport)
Liverpool have been given encouragement in their pursuit of midfielder Alex Teixeira, 26, following the comments of the Shakhtar Donetsk coach. (Daily Express)
Arsenal have had a bid rejected for Napoli’s 24-year-old midfielder Jorginho, but might return with a further offer in the summer.(TuttoMercatoWeb – in Italian)
Middlesbrough have offered £9m for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes, 25, with a further £2m based on appearances. (Sun – subscription required)
Newcastle have been told by Chelsea that it …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper