Football Gossip: Tottenham to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi

Football Gossip: Tottenham to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi

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Real Madrid will not bid for Manchester United’s £50m-rated goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, this summer after River Plate confirmed a loan deal is in place for Argentine Augusto Batalla.

Tottenham face strong competition from Atletico Madrid for the signature of £15m-rated Paris St Germain striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29.

Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat could be set for a summer move to Premier League rivals Liverpool. The 25-year-old has caught the attention of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and could be seen as a long-term replacement for Glen Johnson, who looks set to leave the club when his deal expires in the summer.

Liverpool’s hopes of signing Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio have received a boost, with the Portuguese club set to reduce the buyout clause in the 24-year-old’s new contract.

Ayoze Perez, 21, has been told Newcastle United is the perfect platform for his Premier League career to take off, despite manager John Carver revealing interest from Manchester City in the Spain Under-21 international.

Arsenal are lining up a close-season move for Borussia Dortmund’s 26-year-old midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Gunners have been scouting him closely and have added his name to their list of targets.g

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