DE GEA BAIT IN BALE DEAL
Manchester United are ready to offer £65million plus David De Gea for Gareth Bale.
The Express and the Daily Star both report that the Red Devils want to use Real Madrid’s desire to sign the Spain goalkeeper as leverage to secure a deal for Bale.
United have valued De Gea in excess of £30million, which would put Bale in the £90-95million bracket – a small profit for Real mon the £85million they paid Spurs for Bale in 2013.
POGBA WANTS HUGE SALARY
Chelsea have been hoping to tempt Paul Pogba back to England before the end of the window, but it seems the Blues will have to dig deep to make it happen.
The Juventus midfielder is understood to want a £300,000-a-week deal, according to The Mirror, The Sun and Daily Express. That’s a whopping £82.5million over a five-year contract, in addition to a transfer fee in excess of £70million.
Interest in Pogba seems to have quitened lately, amid reports the France midfielder is happy to spend another year at Juventus before joining Barcelona next summer. If Pogba is to be tempted, he certainly won’t come cheap.
COLEMAN EYES PSG MOVE
Seamus Coleman wants to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Reports suggest Everton rejected a £20million bid for the right-back from PSG late this week, with the Toffees’ stance mirroring their stubborn refusal to sell John Stones.
But the Daily Star reports that Coleman wants a deal to happen, though the Irishman won’t force the issue. A source told the paper: “He won’t be rocking the boat and handing in a transfer request.”
AND THE REST…
Dick Advocaat is staying at Sunderland and ready to strengthen their squad.(Daily Star)
Arsenal striker Joel Campbel could still leave the club before the transfer window closes. (Daily Star)
Manchester United goalkeeper legend Peter Schmeichel has branded the handling of the David de Gea saga by his old club as “an absolute joke”. (The Mirror)
Everton have completed the signing of Leandro Rodriguez from River Plate Montevideo for £500,000. (The Mirror)
Jose Mourinho has finally called off Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones. (The Mirror)
Kevin De Bruyne’s move from Wolfsburg to Manchester City will be completed in the next 48 hours. (The Mirror)
Everton’s security staff have reviewed their policies with John Stones staying in a hotel after being forced out of his home because of fans angry over his requests to leave. (The Sun)
West Ham are lining up a deadline day swoop for Emmanuel Adebayor. (The Sun)
Stoke’s Ivica Olic bid has collapsed over his wage demands after Hamburg gave a deal the green light. (The Sun)
Joey Barton has joined Burnley on a free transfer. (The Sun)
Cardiff have held talks with Kevin Nolan following his exit from West Ham. (The Sun)
Tottenham have moved a step closer to signing Heung-Min Son for £22m from Bayer Leverkusen. (Daily Express)
Celtic have moved to sign Virgil van Dijk’s replacement by snapping up Tyler Blackett from Manchester United. (Daily Express)
Ronald Koeman has denied that Tottenham target Victor Wanyama has asked to leave Southampton. (Daily Express)
Victor Valdes and Jonny Evans are both preparing to leave Manchester United. (Daily Mail)
Celtic are planning a double swoop for Manchester United’s Tyler Blackett and Inverness’ Ryan Christie. (Daily Mail)
Manchester City are to sign Kevin De Bruyne for £54m in the next 24 hours. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea have given up on John Stones and will turn their attention to Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour in a deal worth £15m. (Daily Mail)
Heung-Min Son has completed a £21.9m move to Tottenham and will be handed the no.7 shirt. (Daily Mail)
Fernando Llorente has been paraded in front of the Sevilla fans following his arrival from Juventus. (Daily Mail)
The deal Chelsea are hoping to seal to take on John Stones from Everton is “dead”. (The Guardian)
Manchester United are ready to make goalkeeper David De Gea suffer for the rest of the transfer window before making a decision on whether to let him join Real Madrid. (The Independent)