Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tuesday's Gossip: Nani, Falcao, Reus, Manolas, Hoddle


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Football Gossip


Angel Di Maria

PSG still confident of landing Di Maria

Man Utd's hopes of landing Angel Di Maria are in doubt, with PSG still locked in talks to sign the Real Madrid man. The French side want the Argentine on loan initially and hope to conclude a deal this week despite being at odds over the future fee.

Manchester United are prepared to offer £16m and winger Nani, 27, to Sporting Lisbon for Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo, 24. (Daily Mirror) 

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, 25, could yet join Manchester United next summer, according to Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer. (Bild) 

Radamel Falcao

Juventus move for Falcao

With Monaco having lost their first two Ligue 1 matches of the new season, Juventus are ready to take advantage of the club's precarious situation by bidding for Radamel Falcao, who is thought to be open to a move to the Serie A champions.

Liverpool remain keen on a deal for Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, 28, but face competition from Italian side Juventus. (Daily Mail) 

Arsenal are targeting a £6m deal to buy Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 23, from Olympiakos. (Daily Telegraph) 

Southampton are set to reject a new offer of £17m for France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24. (Sun - subscription required) 

Barcelona are willing to let midfielder Alex Song leave on a season-long loan without receiving any fee. Everton, Manchester United and Tottenham could be interested in the 26-year-old. (Daily Telegraph) 

Diego Godin

Godin tops Bayern Munich centre-back hunt

Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin has emerged as Bayern Munich's No.1 defensive target. Die Roten had been interested in Mehdi Benatia but are now in Madrid to discuss a possible deal for the Uruguay international, who would cost £28m.

Tottenham will allow Cameroon defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 30, leave for nothing because he has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mail) 

Hull have struggled in their attempts to sign Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, 23, and Watford forward Troy Deeney, 26, so manager Steve Bruce has switched his attentions to Lorient's Vincent Aboubakar, 22, who could cost £9m. (Daily Mirror) 

QPR are close to beating Sunderland to the loan signing of 24-year-old Chile winger Eduardo Vargas from Italian side Napoli. (The Times - subscription required) 

Swansea are on the verge of completing the £8m capture of Napoli centre-back Federico Fernandez, 25. (South Wales Evening Post) 

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle has emerged as a surprise contender to take charge at managerless Crystal Palace. (Independent) 

And Martin Jol - sacked by Fulham last season - is also in the frame to become the new man in charge at Selhurst Park. (Croydon Advertiser) 

Malky Mackay is in pole position to take over at Crystal Palace after a second round of talks with co-chairman Steve Parish. (Daily Star) 

Tim Sherwood is set to get the Palace job after holding talks to replace Tony Pulis, who left last week. (Sun - subscription required) 

West Brom captain Chris Brunt, 29, says the dressing room atmosphere was "dead" under their former manager Pepe Mel last season. (Birmingham Mail) 

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, says he is ready to battle with new arrival Willy Caballero, 32, for the right to be first choice at Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News) 

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