Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tuesday's Football Gossip


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Football Gossip

Atletico Madrid are ready to make a £25m bid to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 26, and Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, from Manchester United. Guardian

United boss Louis van Gaal is set to tell executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that Hernandez and Kagawa can be sold, along with midfielders Marouane Fellaini and Anderson, both 26, winger Nani, 27, and possibly 21-year-old forward Wilfried Zaha. Daily Mail

The Red Devils are looking to do a swap deal with Atletico Madrid by offering Kagawa for 27-year-old midfielder Arda Turan. Mundodeportivo (in Spanish)

Everton's attempt to sign Chelsea winger Christian Atsu, 22, on loan has broken down because of concerns the Ghanaian would not get enough playing time. Daily Mirror

Arsenal are ready to move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 22, because of increasing concerns at Emirates Stadium over the wage demands and injury history of Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, 27. Times (subscription only)

Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to move again for Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, 25, as Swansea are set to drop his £19m release clause. Daily Mirror

Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, will not discuss a new deal with Arsenal in a bid to force through his exit, with Barcelona or Manchester United ready to match the £10m asking price. Sun (subscription only)

Tottenham are closing in on a £17m deal for Argentina centre-half Mateo Musacchio, 23, from Villarreal and are ready to sell 28-year-old defender Younes Kaboul to Italian side Lazio for £6m. Daily Telegraph

Sunderland are ready to move for former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, who is a free agent after being released by Chelsea. Talksport

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is planning talks with Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar, 29, in a bid to keep his captain at the club. Metro

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, is ready to carry on playing for England after joining Manchester City on loan. Daily Star

Alisher Usmanov admits he has never spoken to Stan Kroenke since the two billionaires began to vie for control of Arsenal seven years ago, but believes the club is now finally ready to deliver a new era of trophy-winning success. Daily Telegraph

West Ham have stressed manager Sam Allardyce will not be judged until the season starts and say midfielder Ravel Morrison, 21, has a future at the club despite his latest off-the-pitch troubles. Times (subscription only)

Barcelona are interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, 25, in a deal that could reach £31m. Bild (in German)

Bastia are in talks with Chelsea over a loan deal for 18-year-old Colombian forward Joao Rodriguez. L'Equipe (in French)

Barcelona defender Dani Alves, 31, has not had contact with Inter Milan over a possible transfer. Mundodeportivo (in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid have been unable to complete a deal for Lille's Zakaria Bakkali as the 18-year-old midfielder is concerned he may not play enough. AS (in Spanish)

Liverpool have made an £18m offer to Paris St-Germain for Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29. Tuttosport (in Italian)

Wolfsburg are keen to sign Atletico Madrid's Josuha Guilavogui but do not want to pay the £12m asking price for the 23-year-old France midfielder. AS (in Spanish)

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