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He’s interested in Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko and Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho of Shakhtar Donetsk are also on his list, the newspaper added.
Since arriving at Galatasaray five months ago, Sneijder has struggled under coach Fatih Terim and the Turkish team will consider a “reasonable” offer, the Sun added.
Liverpool has identified Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a top transfer target and isn’t put off by his 22 million-pound ($34 million) price tag, the Guardian reported.
The Armenian national team player, an attacking midfielder, scored 25 goals in the Ukrainian Premier League last season, the newspaper added.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in signing Swansea forward Michu, who scored 22 goals last season, the Daily Mail reported.
He’s also indicated he’d want to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney if he leaves Old Trafford this offseason, the Mail added.
Roberto Martinez will take over as Everton manager today after agreeing terms in principle on a three-year contract, the Daily Mirror reported.
He’s impressed Chairman Bill Kenwright with his record and style of play at Wigan, the Mirror added.
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