Thursday July 23
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s news and rumors in the Premier League:
• Manchester City make an initial offer of £40m to Wolfsburg for midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. However, Wolfsburg appear to be looking for a number closer to £50m. (Daily Mail)
• Report: Liverpool reach out to Borussia Dortmund regarding Marco Reus, joining Real Madrid in targeting the German midfielder.
• Manchester City's Edin Dzeko could be on his way out after manager Manuel Pellegrini admits the striker isn't participating in preseason matches as "it is not clear if he will continue here". Dzeko is attracting interest from Arsenal and Roma, amongst others. (ESPN FC)
• Despite having four separately reported birth dates which place him anywhere from ages 19 to 25, Newcastle is primed to sign defender Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht. (Daily Mail)