Monday, 25 August 2014



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Football Gossip






Arturo Vidal
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, in a £34m deal that would take the two-year transfer spend at Old Trafford through the £200m barrier. (Independent) 




Mehdi Benatia
Arsenal and Manchester United have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, 27, after the Italian club scrapped a proposed meeting with potential suitors Bayern Munich. (Daily Star) 




William Carvalho
Arsenal are set to move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 22, after the Portuguese club lowered their asking price. (Daily Express) 




Alessio Cerci

Arsenal move for Cerci

With news that Olivier Giroud could miss up to three months with a broken foot, Arsenal have approached Torino over a move for Alessio Cerci. The Gunners face competition from Milan.
 




Toby Alderweireld
Southampton have made a move for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld and hope to beat Monaco to a deal for the 25-year-old Belgium international. (Daily Mail) 










Tottenham are willing to meet the £8m release clause of Sevilla captain and Argentina defender Federico Fazio, 27, according to the La Liga club's sporting director Monchi. (London Evening Standard) 





Chelsea are in talks to sign Mattia Destro, 23, according to the Roma forward's agent. (Daily Star) 




Lassana Diarra and Jack Robinson

Diarra & Robinson near QPR moves

QPR are nearing a double deal for Liverpool defender Jack Robinson and free agent Lassana Diarra. Robinson should be available for around £1 million while Diarra can move to Loftus Road for free after leaving Lokomotiv Moscow.
 





West Ham have made enquiries about Bayer Leverkusen's 25-year-old centre-back Philipp Wollscheid. (Daily Mail) 




Carlton Cole

West Ham to sell Carlton Cole

West Ham are prepared to let Carlton Cole leave the club after their summer acquisitions of Mauro Zarate, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho. Bournemouth are interested in a £1 million move.
Source: Daily Mirror
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:04





Swansea are set to complete the £1.5m signing of Gambian striker Modou Barrow, 21, from Swedish second division club Ostersund FK. (Western Mail) 





Wolves are closing in on the signing of Chelsea midfielder George Saville, 21. (Express and Star) 





Hull have not given up hope of signing striker Jordan Rhodes, 24, even though Blackburn insist their key player is not for sale. (Hull Daily Mail) 





Celtic target Stefan Scepovic, the 24-year-old defender with Spanish second-tier side Sporting Gijon, has asked to train alone ahead of a proposed £3m move to Parkhead. (Daily Record) 





Midfielder Adam Forshaw is set to complete his move to Wigan this week after Brentford accepted a third offer from the Latics for the 22-year-old. (Get West London) 


OTHER GOSSIP


Oliver Giroud
Arsenal fear striker Olivier Giroud could be ruled out for as long as three months, leaving Arsene Wenger with less than a week to sign a replacement. (Daily Telegraph) 





England winger Andros Townsend could be left on the fringes at Tottenham, with a move away from the club apparently dependent on Southampton changing their stance over Morgan Schneiderlin. (Guardian) 





Former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister fears new signing Mario Balotelli could tear Liverpool's dressing room apart. (Talksport) 




Angel Di Maria
Ex-Manchester United and England midfielder Ray Wilkins believes the club's British record signing of Angel Di Maria is a sign of desperation. (Talksport) 










South Korea international midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, 25, has opened talks over a new deal at Swansea and insists: "It would be great to stay here." (South Wales Evening Post) 





Brighton are still awaiting international clearance for their new Spanish striker Adrian Colunga. (The Argus) 





Former West Brom defender Darren Moore is to return to the club as a youth coach. (Birmingham Mail) 
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