Arsenal are in for Hulk, Liverpool track Mauro Icardi, and Atletico Madrid could be making a move for Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kagawa.
According to Football Express News, Arsenal have made a £26.3 million bid for Hulk.
The 28-year-old forward currently plays for Zenit St. Petersburg, where he scored 21 goals and provided 8 assists in all competitions in the 2013/2014 season, according to WhoScored.com.
Given Hulk’s poor World Cup 2014 showing and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s stinginess with the club’s purse strings, this seems like a move that might not work out.
Liverpool are in need of another striker, and could be holding talks with Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, according to Inside Futbol.
The 22-year-old Argentine striker has been linked with Monaco and Stoke City thus far.
However, Albian Morano, the player’s agent, has said that “Icardi is 100% with Inter and now just wants to win at Inter.”
The Reds are having a tough time trying to find a replacement for Luis Suarez, who was sold to Barcelona earlier in the summer.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid look set to launch a bid for Man United’s Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez, the Guardian reports.
Kagawa will find it tough to flourish under new manager Louis van Gaal, who prefers to play Juan Mata behind the two strikers in a 3-5-2 formation. That number 10 role is a position that Kagawa prefers, and if he doesn’t wish to take his chances on the wings, where there is plenty of competition, he will probably have to leave United.
Hernandez has been on the fringes of the United squad for years, and is looking to kick-start his career elsewhere.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is supposedly keen to bring both players in as he needs to reinforce his squad in light of the departure of Diego Costa and David Villa in the summer.