Sunday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Vidal to Arsenal, United eye Coleman


Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez have led Chile to the semifinals in the 2015 Copa America, and the two could be linking up at Arsenal next season.

Italian newspaper La Stampa is reporting that the Gunners have agreed to a $33 million deal to bring the Juventus attacker to the Emirates. Vidal has won four Serie A titles with Juve and helped lead the club to the Champions League final this season, as Manchester United was also keen to sign the midfielder.

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But a reported move to north London would pair Vidal with his Chilean strike partner Alexis Sanchez, which would send a shockwave through the Premier League. The two have been brilliant together in the Copa tournament, and this could prove to be the signing of the summer as Arsenal prepares to challenge Chelsea for the title next season.

Sky Sports reports that Manchester United have shown interest in acquiring Everton right-back Seamus Coleman, as alternate target Nathaniel Clyne looks set to sign for Liverpool. The Republic of Ireland international would fit into Louis van Gaal’s system, a more natural fullback than Antonio Valencia who is also capable of playing the wing-back role LVG has been looking to fill. Coleman was named to the PFA’s Team of the Year in 2013-14 and has scored 12 goals for the Toffees over the past two seasons.

United are also continuing their push to sign Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, as The Daily Mail reports a $40 million deal is in the works to bring the holding midfielder to Old Trafford.

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Garry Monk and Swansea City continue their summer spending, bringing in Portuguese forward Eder from S.C. Braga. The Swans are looking to build on their best-ever season in the Premier League, having already signed Andre Ayew and Franck Tabanou from Ligue 1.

Stewart Downing could be joining Shinji Okazaki at The King Power Stadium as Leicester City is looking into making the midfielder a Fox. The Telegraph is reporting that Nigel Pearson could put in an $11 million bid for the 30-year-old, who is coming off of a career year at West Ham. The Hammers are looking to cash in on Downing, with Sunderland also interested in acquiring his services.