Chelsea to swap Batshuayi for Edin Dzeko, plus they want Peter Crouch too

Peter Crouch, got a Guinness Book of Records award for Most headed goals in the Premier League era
Peter Crouch, got a Guinness Book of Records award for Most headed goals in the Premier League era

Stoke’s former England striker Peter Crouch, 36, has emerged as a new target for Chelsea after injury denied Andy Carroll, 29, a possible move from West Ham. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are keen to sign Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, and Italian left-back Emerson Palmieri, 23, from Roma. The pair could cost a combined £77m. (Daily Star)

Chelsea could use 24-year-old Belgian Michy Batshuayi as part of a deal to sign Edin Dzeko. (Sky Italia)

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 27, says being a part of the club is “special”. The Spaniard has sought to play down speculation around his future at Old Trafford. (ESPN)

Manchester City have expressed an interest in Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 24, but his future could depend on Liverpool’s pursuit of Schalke’s 22-year-old midfielder Leon Goretzka. (Mirror)

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Tottenham are rivalling Manchester United in a bid to sign Paris St-Germain’s Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 25. (L’Equipe – in French)

Alexis Sanchez, 29, is training alone ahead of a move to Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez has been made to train with Arsenal’s youth team as the 29-year-old Chilean forward’s move to Old Trafford drags on. (Times)

United are leading Liverpool and Chelsea in the chase to land Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, 26, with Manchester City also interested in the Ivory Coast international. (Mirror)

Chelsea may face a transfer ban for breaking the rules on the signing of foreign players aged under 18. (Guardian)

Brighton are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven’s 24-year-old Dutch striker Jurgen Locadia. (De Telegraaf – in Dutch)

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 24, will have to submit a transfer request to have any chance of joining Manchester United, says Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta. (La Gazetta Dello Sport – in Italian)

Arsenal are reportedly one step closer to signing Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the 28-year-old was left out of the Borussia Dortmund squad for their trip to Hertha Berlin. (Bild – in German)

And the Gunners are closing in on agreeing new deals for Germany international Mesut Ozil, 29, and midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26. (Sun)

Everton’s former England winger Aaron Lennon, 30, and Leicester striker Islam Slimani, 29, are loan targets for Newcastle United. (Shields Gazette)

Besiktas are also interested in Slimani and now Watford have joined the race for the Algerian. (Daily Star)

Leicester manager Claude Puel says he will consider whether to sign Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic on a permanent deal in the summer. The 26-year-old is currently on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. (Leicester Mercury)

Watford boss Marco Silva will do the same regarding 26-year-old Peruvian winger Andre Carrillo, who has impressed on loan from Benfica. (Watford Observer)

West Brom are in talks to sign Basle and Switzerland right-back Michael Lang, 28. (Mail)

Huddersfield boss David Wagner has ruled out any further transfer activity despite being linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Serbian defender Neven Subotic, 29. (Huddersfield Examiner)

Joey Barton claims it would be “hypocritical” of Liverpool to sack his former team-mate Jon Flanagan, 25, after the English full-back pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend. (Talksport)

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