The Rumour Mill - June 28

First published in Football transfer rumour mill

Manchester United have made a surprise move for Barcelona’s Spanish Euro Under 21 Championships star Thiago Alcantara.

CHELSEA boss Andre Villas-Boas will make a double swoop on London rivals Tottenham with a £60m bid for midfielder Luka Modric, left, and the left-sided Gareth Bale.

CHELSEA are also set to offer veteran striker Didier Drogba – and £7m – in exchange for Galatasaray winger Arda Turan, 24.

ASTON VILLA are interested in signing Stoke winger Matthew Etherington as a replacement for Ashley Young.

STOKE will make a joint bid for Birmingham duo Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome.

MANCHESTER CITY are looking at spending a club record £36m to land Porto’s Brazilian forward Hulk.

NORWICH are prepared to bid £2m for Newcastle keeper Fraser Forster, above, who was loaned to the Canaries in 2009-10.

Lille chairman Michel Seydoux admits striker Gervinho has set his heart on securing a move to ARSENAL this summer.

LIVERPOOL and NEWCASTLE are in negotiations with Moussa Sissoko, according to the Toulouse midfielder’s agent.

ARSENAL have made Valencia midfielder Juan Mata their top summer transfer target. The Gunners have offered £18m for the 23-year-old.

Mexico star Giovani dos Santos admits he has several offers on the table as he looks to end his misery at Tottenham.

WEST Brom have joined the race to sign Chelsea’s england Under 21 striker Daniel Sturridge, above, who scored eight goals on loan at BOLTON.

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