African Stars Transfer Updates : Porto in talks for Kouyate,Alex Iwobi to sign new Arsenal deal

Porto in talks for Kouyate
Porto are holding discussions to sign £14 million-rated West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, the Sun reports.

Kouyate who joined the Hammers from Anderlecht in 2014 is reportedly not in Manuel Pellegrini’s plans following the arrival of Jack Wilshere.

And the club are ready to cash in on the Senegal captain this summer even though he still has three years left on his contract.

Dortmund eye Belhanda
Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Morocco international Younes Belhanda from Galatasaray, Get Football News claims.

Dortmund coach Lucian Favre is plotting a reunion with his former Nice midfielder at the Signal Iduna Park.

Belhanda could become the second Moroccan to join the Bundesliga club this summer after Achraf Hakimi completed a two-year loan move from Real Madrid.

‘Zaha perfect for Chelsea, Arsenal or Spurs’
Former Crystal Palace winger John Salako believes Wilfried Zaha will be a great addition for Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur.

The Cote d’Ivoire international previously flopped at Manchester United back in 2013 before switching back to Selhurst Park where he has rebuilt his game and reputation.

Napoli reject €100m bid for Koulibaly
Napoli have turned down an offer worth €100 million by an unnamed English Premier League club for Kalidou Koulibaly, Calciomercato reports.

The Senegal international has attracted lots of interests from big European clubs with Chelsea being the closest but they were blocked following the capture of Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho.

The report claims that the unnamed club could have been Manchester United who possess such financial resources as they are currently in search for defensive reinforcement.

West Ham turn to Lemina
West Ham are considering a move for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina as replacement for Pedro Obiang, according to sources.

Obiang is closing in on a return to his former club Sampdoria after spending three years with the Hammers. Lemina joined the the Saints from Juventus last summer for €17 million.

Alex Iwobi to sign new Arsenal deal
Alex Iwobi is set to sign an improved Arsenal contract that will keep him at the club until 2022, Mirror claims.

Unai Emery sees the Nigeria international as part of his plans at the Emirates Stadium despite interest from Lazio this summer.

Iwobi penned a five-year deal back in 2015 and he is reported to have agreed terms on an improved contract.

Fenerbahce make loan offer for Ayew
Fenerbahce have tabled a loan offer for Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, SkySports reports.# The Ghana international rejoined Swansea on a club-record fee of £18million in January after a brief stint at West Ham.

Ayew is set to leave the Liberty Stadium this summer as talks are ongoing between the Turkish Super Lig side and the Championship club.

Juventus & Barcelona eye Sarr
Barcelona, Juventus and some clubs in the English Premier League have registered their interest in signing Senegal’s World Cup Ismaila Sarr, agent Thierno Seydi revealed.

The 20-year-old’s impressive showings at the world stage in Russia have drawn top European scouts to monitor and request for his availability this summer.

Crystal Palace prepare Yaya Toure offer
Crystal Palace are interested in signing free agent Yaya Toure who left Manchester City at the end of last season, claims 90min via the Sun.

The Eagles are willing to pay the 35-year-old £100,000-a-week in an attempt to lure him to Selhurst Park.

Toure endured a torrid spell in Pep Guardiola’s squad last season and he is willing to take a pay cut in order to prove the Citizens’ boss wrong .

Taiwo Awoniyi joins Gent on loan
Taiwo Awoniyi has joined Belgian top-flight club Gent for his fourth loan spell from Liverpool.

The 20-year-old who recently signed a new five-year contract at Anfield spent the last three seasons on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Royal Excel Mouscron.

Awoniyi will join compatriot Moses Simon in Ghelamco Arena for the 2018-19 campaign.

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