Dortmund line up Gotze replacement
Borussia Dortmund are looking at a number of players as they search for a successor to Bayern-bound Mario Gotze, reports Bild.
The Bavarians are set to complete a €37 million deal for the Germany international after they matched the player’s release clause.
As a result, Borussia Dortmund officials are preparing for a real shopping spree thanks to a transfer kitty of €80 million.
Signing a replacement for Gotze is obviously the priority, with the Millionaires chasing Kevin de Bruyne, Heung-Min Son, Christian Eriksen and Patrick Hermann.
Meanwhile, BVB are also pondering moves for Edin Dzeko and Mame Biram Diouf as they prepare for life without Robert Lewandowski.
As things stand now, Borussia squad are in for a major overhaul, but club chiefs face a tough task of replacing their two key players.
Monaco join race for Isco
Spanish daily AS is reporting that Monaco have joined the chase for Malaga attacking midfielder Isco.
The 21-year-old has developed into a key player at La Rosaleda soon after arriving at the club from Valencia and he has in turn caught the eye of Europe’s top clubs.
Chelsea are even rumoured to have the first option on the Spain International, but the Blues could face a stiff competition for the player’s signature from Monaco.
The French giants are following a number of high-profile players as they prepare for the return to Ligue 1, and they have already established initial contact with the player’s representatives.
According to AS, the second of the two meetings was held in Malaga few days ago, which is enough to suggest the club from Principality are seriously thinking about recruiting the highly rated midfielder.
Isco, who has scored 8 goals in 31 La Liga fixtures this season, has a €35 million release clause, but could be available for less given that los Boquerones are experiencing serious financial difficulties.
Twente win chase for Arsenal hotshot
Dutch newspaper Voetbal International has learnt that Arsenal hotshot Kyle Ebecilio has agreed a summer switch to Twente.
The 19-year-old arrives in Enschede on a free transfer as his current contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
Anderlecht and PSV Eindhoven have also submitted offers for the highly rated midfielder, but he opted for the Tukkers due to sporting reasons.
Ebecilio was promised an important role in Twente’s long-term project and that was the main reason he chose the Eredivisie giants.
The talented footballer had been showing a lot of promise playing for Arsenal youth sides over the last couple of years, but he was surprisingly not offered a new deal at the Emirates.
Ebecilio came through the famous Feyenoord youth academy, but was snatched by Arsenal in the summer of 2010.