Shaw to Man United, N'Koulou linked with Gunners
Welcome to another instalment of Transfer Talk, ESPN FC's daily rundown of all the latest rumours regarding summer moves.
Shaw to Man Utd heats up
SkySports.com is reporting that Manchester United have launched a 27 million pound bid for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.
If United are truly interested in Shaw, the timing could be perfect with some other suitors, like Jose Mourinho, having cooled on the youngster. Shaw signed a new deal last July after turning 18. He's also anxiously waiting to hear if he'll get the call from Roy Hodgson to join England's team at the World Cup in Brazil.
Mou to Thibaut: Baby come back
After watching on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois help Atletico Madrid knock Chelsea out of the Champions League, Mourinho wants the Belgian back at Stamford Bridge. Peter Cech is recovering from injury and Courtois has been a rock solid performer during his time away from Mourinho and Chelsea. The battle between Cech and Courtois would be a hard test for both goalkeepers, but one The Mirror reports Jose would like to see happen sooner than later.N'Koulou finally a Gunner?
Arsenal have chased Cameroon international Nicola N'Koulou in years past. This time, the centre-back may well be on his way to joining the Gunners for next season's campaign. TalkSPORT reports that N'Koulou is not happy at Marseille and the club may be ready to cash in on a reported 12-million pound transfer fee attached. If Arsenal don't step up, Serie A's Napoli may have a go at signing the 2012 Ligue 1 Team of the Year player as well.
Pjanic stays put
Bosnian footballer Miralem Pjanic is said to be signing back on to play with Serie A second-place-finishers Roma. Pjanic's current deal was set to expire in 2015, but Bild cites a club announcement on Sunday saying a new deal is done that will run until the summer of 2018. The midfielder had six goals in 34 games this season and had been linked to rumours shipping him to Paris Saint-Germain. He was a steadying influence for Roma this season and the club did well to get him back on board with an extension.