Transfer Rumor Roundup: Peres to Arsenal, Southampton eyes Defour

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Southampton is looking to make a splash with a Belgian international in their minds.

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Saints manager Claude Puel is said to be looking to Steven Defour as a replacement for Victor Wanyama this summer.

Defour is reportedly looking to leave Anderlecht after receiving heavy fan abuse recently. Prior to joining Anderlecht in 2014, Defour spent time with rival club Standard Liege, which the club’s supporters have brutally hazed the Belgian for during his time Anderlecht.


While Arsenal continues to look for defensive depth, the club could be given a boost.

Torino defender Bruno Peres has reportedly made his interest known in joining the Gunners.

The Serie A side is said to be seeking a transfer fee of over $22 million for the outside back. After beginning his career in Brazil, Peres made a move to Italy in 2014 when the Sao Paolo native joined Torino.