Transfers: Barcelona, Chelsea battle to sign Ben Arfa

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Nice forward, Hatem Ben Arfa Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Nice forward, Hatem Ben Arfa
Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa, 29, is wanted by Barcelona. (Talksport)

Chelsea are also keen on Ben Arfa, who has rebuilt his career with French side Nice. (Sun)

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch defender Reece Oxford in West Ham United’s under-21 side. Manchester City and Arsenal are also keen on the 17-year-old. (Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur have been warned off midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, 26, with West Ham asking for 22-year-old England striker Harry Kane in exchange. (Daily Mirror)

Bournemouth are set to offer £6m for Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason, 24. (Evening Standard)

Alexis Sanchez is frustrated with life at Arsenal and even stormed out of the stadium after being substituted in last weekend’s win against Norwich. The 27-year-old forward has two years left on his contract.(Daily Telegraph)

Everton are set to make a second bid for Bolton defender Rob Holding after a £10m offer for the 20-year-old was rejected.(Talksport)

Arsenal are interested in 21-year-old AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, who scored in the Netherlands’ 2-1 win against England in March. (Daily Mail)

The agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has played down the chances of the 23-year-old following former Juve manager Antonio Conte to Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to return to Swansea – the team he managed from 2010-12 – in the summer in a deal worth £90,000 a week. (Daily Star)

Greek side Panathinaikos are lining up a summer move for Arsenal’s 32-year-old midfielder Mathieu Flamini. (Daily Express)

New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Mikel Arteta to join his backroom staff, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitting it is “possible” the midfielder will move. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Rossiter, 19, will join Rangers this summer when his contract at Anfield expires. (<a target="_blank" …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper