Another dead morning for football rumours amongst the websites. Rehashes of old stories and the same old names appearing again and again. First week of the Premier League over. Big gaps in certain teams. Manchester Uniteds defence. Liverpools attack. 13 days left in the transfer window. You’d expect big stories to be pouring out now. Maybe they are biding their time. The more anxious we get – the more links we click in desperation! Here’s what I’ve gathered today so far:
Manchester United are preparing a £100 million package to lure Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid to Old Trafford. United are willing to include Nani and pay most of his wages in a deal to secure Marcos Rojo of Sporting Lisbon. Everton are showing an interest in Crewe striker Max Claton. Real Madrid drop their interest in striker Radamael Falcao, leaving Juventus in the hot seat. ~Daily Mail
Tottenham are to offer Roberto Soldado in a straight swap deal for Mattia Destro. Southampton are to have a £10 million bid for Andros Townsend rejected. Shaktar Donetsk want to send Bernard on loan this season with Tottenham and Arsenal interested in the winger. ~Daily Express
Louis Van Gaal willing to spend £100 million to land Angel Di Maria. Southampton target Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez in £8 million deal. Arsenal are closing in on World Cup star Eduardo Vargas. ~Daily Mirror
Arsenal set to seal loan move for Eduardo Vargas within next few days. ~Metro
Manchester United are continuing talks with Sporting Lisbon over Marcos Rojo. Mehdi Benatia is flying to England to have talks with Manchester United. Benedikt Howdes, linked with Arsenal, is expected to stay at Schalke. ~Sky Sports
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