EPL Transfer News Latest: Chelsea Want Javier Hernandez, Arsenal Eye Iker Casillas, Liverpool, Tottenham, Man Utd for Alexis Sanchez?

Chelsea could move for Javier Hernandez, Arsenal are interested in Iker Casillas, while Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester United are all vying for for Alexis Sanchez.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho is ready to bring in Man United reserve striker Javier Hernandez, according to CaughtOffside.

The 26-year-old Mexican international will supposedly serve as an understudy to new signing Diego Costa, and could have more regular team football than back at Old Trafford, where Hernandez is currently behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order.

Chicharito could feature more at Stamford Bridge because Mourinho is considering offloading Romelu Lukaku, Fernando Torres, and Demba Ba as part of a team rebuild.

Chelsea should be making a £14 million ($23.5 million) move for Hernandez, and is likely to beat out Atletico Madrid and Juventus, who are both looking to get the Mexican’s signature.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are interested in signing out-of-favor goalie Iker Casillas from Real Madrid.

Spanish paper AS reports that Arsene Wenger wants some competition for current Arsenal goalkeeper incumbent Wojciech Szczesny, and the 33-year-old Spanish number one goalie fits the bill perfectly.

Wenger is hoping attacking midfielder Santi Cazorla can help lure Casillas to the Emirates.

AS has also linked Malaga’s Willy Caballero and Saint-Étienne’s Stephane Ruffier with a move to Arsenal.

Another highly rated La Liga player being targeted by EPL clubs is Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez.

The 25-year-old Chilean, who has supposedly been deemed surplus to requirement by new Barca boss Luis Enrique, is being sought out by Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester United, according to the Daily Express.

The big EPL clubs could pip Serie A champions Juventus for Sanchez’s signature, as Bianconeri have only submitted a £16.5 million ($27.7 million) bid, but Barcelona are holding out for nothing below £20 million ($33.6 million).

Man United are looking to make a big signing as a statement of intent to show they are still in the game after a dismal 2013/2014 season.

Likewise, Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers has been handed a substantial war chest to prepare for the Red’s Champions League campaign, and has thus far been spending modestly.

Tottenham looks the least likely to sign Sanchez due to their recent managerial change, but new boss Mauricio Pochettino could too be tempted to lure Sanchez to White Hart Lane to show that he’s very much in the game.

 

 

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