Tuesday’s transfer rumor roundup: Bony to Man City, Cavani to Arsenal, in-demand Norwegian choosing who?!?


With Roger Espinoza perhaps coming to MLS and Gareth Bale going nowhere, transfer speculation is hitting its stride on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

So whose names are hitting the headlines on Tuesday? Let’s delve into some of the last silly season rumors of 2014.

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The Daily Telegraph claims that Manchester City will be the next time to attempt to pry Wilfried Bony away from Swansea City, but the upgrade in wages and transfer fees could cost City Sports Group close to $78 million. The Ivorian striker is among the Premier League’s top-scoring strikers this season and the calendar year.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to be on the verge of dropping the same figure as a transfer fee for Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain. The Gunners are said to be the front-runners for Cavani, who is playing away from his preferred position thanks to sharing a team with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Wenger also attempted to pour cold water on the Lukas Podolski to Inter Milan rumors and said he hopes the German forward will remain with the Gunners after the transfer window.

How’s this for a shock? Sixteen-year-old wunderkind Martin Odegaard carries interest from Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Ajax and Manchester City (as well as the rest of the world, presumably). So he’s close to joining who?

From The Telegraph:

Martin Odegaard, the 16-year-old Norwegian international, is ready to turn down Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in favour of a move to Southampton, according to reports in Norway.

Despite the interest form some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, Odegaard, the Express reports, has been advised to join Ronald Koeman’s club.

Way to go, Saints!

Sky Sports is reporting that US defender Eric Lichaj is extending his deal at Nottingham Forest for 2 1/2 more years.

Celtic boss Ronny Delia may be interested in Mix Diskerud, but he’s not interested in selling Virgil van Dijk.