Arsenal eyeing Steve Mandanda
French newspaper Le 10 Sport is reporting that Arsenal are keeping close tabs on Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to drop Wojciech Szczesny following yet another heavy defeat and with Lukasz Fabianski set to leave in the summer, the Frenchman is desperate to sign a new shot-stopper.
According to Le 10 Sport, Marseille captain Steve Mandanda is one of the first names on the hit-list.
The France international is ready to leave Stade Velodrome after spending last seven years at the club and OM chiefs will not stand in his way.
Marseille official plan a major squad overhaul in the summer and they hope to offload a number of high-profile players.
Steve Mandanda has made a total of 252 Ligue 1 appearances for the club since joining from Le Havre back in 2007.
Yann M’Vila set for summer exit
French midfielder Yann M’Vila looks set to quit Rubin Kazan at the end of the current campaign, reports Izvestia.
The talented footballer surprised everyone when he opted to join the Russian giants in January 2013 despite interest from Europe’s top clubs.
And this soon proved to be a wrong career move for the 23-year-old, who again finds himself on the fringes in Kazan.
After enjoying some good form in the early exchanges, M’Vila has lost his place in the side with the arrival of boss Rinat Bilyaletdinov, and he is widely expected to leave the club in the summer.
The France international is reportedly on the radar of Paris Saint-Germain, while other top clubs are expected to join the chase as well.
According to Izvestia, his compatriot Chris Mavinga could also be sold at the end of the current campaign.
Bayern hope Mandzukic will stay
Bayern Munich have plans to keep hold of star striker Mario Mandzukic, according to club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The Bavarians have agreed to sign Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund, which has led to speculations linking the Croatian forward with a summer exit.
And while Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits clubs are lining up for Mandzukic’s signature, he doesn’t think he will be leaving at the end of the season.
“I am aware that several clubs are interested in him but I think he will stay past the end of this season,” Rummenigge told Die Welt.
Mario Mandzukic, 27, tops the Bundesliga scoring charts with 17 goals, which is enough to suggest he has been in fine form this season.
The Bavarians play Hertha Berlin on the road tomorrow evening, and they are priced at 1/5 to claim maximum points.