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Daily transfer roundup (Monday, June 15)

MLS Rumours

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski looks set to turn his back on a reported MLS move to join Turkish giants Galatasaray in a £1.4 million deal. (REPORT)

New York Red Bulls-linked winger James McClean is close to agreeing a £1.5 million move to West Brom. (REPORT)

Shaun Wright-Phillips is training with the New York Red Bulls this week, though only for fitness as a move is not being suggested yet. (REPORT)

Premier League Rumours

Chelsea have agreed a deal with French club AS Monaco for the signing of Radamel Falcao, who spent the last season on loan at Manchester United. (REPORT)

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Arsenal are ‘on the brink’ of completing an £11 million deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, so long as the Blues can wrap up a deal for Robert Green or Asmir Begovic first. (REPORT)

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of in-demand Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier and could completed a £3.5 million deal imminently. (REPORT)

Done Deals

Stoke City are set to confirm the signing of Hannover 96 striker Joselu in the next 24 hours, after revealing a deal has been agreed. (REPORT)

Southampton have completed the signing of Spanish striker Juanmi on a four-year deal. (REPORT)

New York City FC have confirmed the signing of Athletic Bilbao right-back Andoni Iraola on a free transfer. (REPORT)

NYCFC have also announced the capture of Manchester City youngster Angelino on loan for the rest of the season. (REPORT)


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Daily transfer roundup (Monday, June 15)

MLS Rumours

New York City FC could be on the verge of signing two Spanish full-backs in the next few weeks as Athletic Bilbao’s Iraola and Manchester City’s Angelino are both expected to sign. (REPORT)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks unlikely to join any MLS side. The goal-machine previously said he would be interested in a move to America but now wants a move back to AC Milan. (REPORT)

Ronaldinho is set to meet with Turkish Lig’s Antalyaspor, distancing him from an MLS move. The former Ballon d’Or winner had been linked with LA Galaxy. (REPORT)

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Premier League Rumours

Chelsea are interested in signing Liverpool starlet, Raheem Sterling, but are not willing to stump up the £50m asking price for the 20-year-old winger. (REPORT)

Manchester United are closing in on Mario Mandzukic. Louis Van Gaal has previously coached the forward during his time at Bayern Munich and is keen on linking up with him again. (REPORT)

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Jackson Martinez is set to decide his future in the coming days. The Columbian has been linked with a move to Arsenal but reports have suggested he has already signed for AC Milan. (REPORT)

NYCFC to sign Bilbao and Manchester City defenders in huge double move – report

New York City FC look set to reinforce their defence in a major way with the arrivals of two fullbacks in the coming weeks as Athletic Bilbao’s Andoni Iraola and Manchester City‘s Angelino are reportedly on the way to the Big Apple.

NYCFC have found some form in recent weeks after a far from convincing start to life in MLS and they won their second successive game on Saturday night in a 3-1 win against Montreal Impact.

And New York City fans look set for more good news as two defensive reinforcements are reportedly close to signing.

Andoni Iraola is looking likely to join on a free transfer when his contract with Athletic Bilbao expires at the end of the month.

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The 32-year-old Spanish right-back has been with Bilbao for 12 years, making 510 appearances in that time, but now looks set to join NYCFC on a non-DP contract in the next few weeks.

Joining him could be Manchester City youngster Angelino. The 18-year-old left-back is highly regarded by NYCFC’s Premier League partner club and the chance to get regular first-team football in MLS should see him join on loan.

City have already loaned Shay Facey to New York City this season and Angelino would certainly give Jason Kreis options down the left, as the pacey Spaniard can play at left-back as well as further forward.

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Both Spanish players will take up international slots on New York City FC’s roster if their signings are confirmed but they will undoubtedly strengthen the expansion franchise as they look to mount a playoff charge in the Eastern Conference.

Would Iraola and Angelino be good signings for New York City FC?