Saturday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Gotze to Arsenal, Manchester United

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According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, the agent of German playmaker Mario Gotze believes his client could soon be playing in the Premier League.

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Gotze, 23, has been in and out of Bayern Munich’s team following his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2013 but the man who scored the winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final is still regarded as one of the finest attacking midfielder in Europe. The report claims that both Manchester United and Arsenal are in for Gotze, with the former seeming like a more likely option for Gotze. Arsenal is stacked with similar players to Gotze but with United losing Angel di Maria and Louis van Gaal always on the look out for creative minds, Gotze could fit the bill. Will Bayern let him leave?

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The Birmingham Mail says West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has set his sights on Salomon Rondon. The Venezuelan international striker could cost upwards of $22 million, which would be a club record transfer. Rondo, 25, has scored 28 goals in 57 games for current club Zenit St Petersburg but after impressing in the Copa America this summer, it is believed he wants a move to the PL.

Everton are rumored to be in for Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri. The 23-year-old Swiss attacker was close to sealing a move to Stoke City earlier this summer, but it feel through, and the Daily Star says that Roberto Martinez is keen on bringing the tricky winger to Goodison Park on loan.