Date: 5th June 2017 at 9:12pm
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The beginning of a fresh week as I write this and timer it for the morning and the rumour mill is definitely getting up to full speed.

Links to Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson surfaced again over the weekend with the likes of the Daily Mail reporting that Craig Shakespeare has made the 27 year old a top target this summer.

Believed to want a new challenge in his career having helped Swansea to avoid the drop last term with a return of ten goals, with Riyad Mahrez wanting to leave a suggested fee of around £30million certainly wouldn’t be beyond us and the Mail suggest he would be a direct replacement.

Everton’s Ronald Koeman is also said to be in for the Icelandic international.

There’s nothing concrete in the reports but there rarely ever is.

On Monday though, bookmakers odds on Leicester getting a £30million deal done for the player were shortened.

SkyBet saw his odds cut from 18/1 to 5/1 but the clear favourite is a Merseyside move.

In Mahrez news, beinsports have Arsene Wenger confirming that he has an interest in the Algerian, but he also confirmed that he has not yet made an offer.

‘We have not made a bid, but personally, I like the player, yes. I think he made a huge impact when they won the championship. Like at everybody else at Leicester, this season has been more challenging, but it doesn’t take away from his qualities. Have we made a bid for him? No. Not yet. No, we have not. When I say ‘not yet’ it means it could happen. It might not happen.’

The Express were also offering up speculation that Everton could in fact target Jamie Vardy with the expectation that Romelu Lukaku will move on this summer.

They report that Manchester United would like to do a deal for Lukaku by offering a cash plus player swap with Wayne Rooney returning in the opposite direction.

They are also said to be looking at Vardy as a potential replacement and of course their report leans on Director of Football Steve Walsh and the close ties between the two.

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