Manchester giants join Chelsea in their interest in John Stones

Both Manchester clubs have reportedly joined Chelsea in the chase to sign highly-rated Everton defender John Stones. The Premier League champions had lodged a £25m bid for the 21-year-old earlier this week (via Sky Sports) but The Toffees had knocked back the London side despite it being a £5m improvement on their initial offer. However, The Blues no longer have a clear path to the player’s signature as the Metro are reporting that Manchester United have also declared an interest in prizing him away from Goodison Park. The Metro claim…

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Arsenal meet with Fernando Llorente’s agent to discuss possible move

The agent of Juventus forward Fernando Llorente was reportedly in London on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of his client completing a summer move to Arsenal, according to the Metro. The Spaniard could be set to move to The Emirates for £11m, the Metro report, after finding his future with the Old Lady in doubt following the arrivals of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic. The 30-year-old has struggled at the Juventus Stadium since his switch from Athletic Bilbao in 2013. Last season, he scored just seven goals from 31 Serie A…

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Ashley Young close to agreeing new Manchester United contract

Despite reported interest from Tottenham (via Metro), and Liverpool (via Daily Star), Ashley Young looks set to commit his future to Manchester United by signing a new contract, according to the Metro. The seemingly imminent departure of Angel Di Maria (via Metro) is set to leave Louis van Gaal with few options on the wing, so the Metro suggest that getting Young signed up has become a priority. The offer demonstrates how the 30-year-old has really recovered following a testing start to life at Old Trafford. He joined the club…

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Bologna planning to rescue Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli

Serie A side Bologna are planning to make a bid that would see Mario Balotelli end his Liverpool nightmare, and return to Italy. According to the Metro, following the acquisitions of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, and Roberto Firmino, as well as the arrival of Divock Origi, Brendan Rodgers is happy to let the 24-year-old leave Anfield this summer, as long as any interested party is able to offer £7m. And it appears that the newly-promoted side are the most interested in giving him a chance to rebuild his career once…

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Chelsea icon John Terry says rival fans would love to have him in their team

Chelsea captain John Terry has hit back at his haters by claiming that fans of other teams would love to have him play for them, according to the Daily Mirror. Terry is regarded as a legend at Stamford Bridge, but by contrast is one of the most reviled players in the game elsewhere in the Premier League thanks to a number of controversies both on and off the pitch. Having had his affair with the girlfriend of former teammate Wayne Bridge exposed (via Daily Mail), he was then caught up…

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Man United close in on £42.5m double Italian raid

Manchester United are said to be lining up fresh approaches for Lazio pair Felipe Anderson and Stefan de Vrij after seeing their initial bids rejected by the Serie A side, according to the Daily Express. Italian paper Corriere della Sera claims Lazio knocked back United’s offer as the Red Devils prepare to ramp up their recruitment drive ahead of the start of the new season. United have already brought in five new faces this summer, but only one has been more defensively minded – Torino’s Matteo Darmian arriving for £12.7m…

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa ran over and killed his own dog during Atletico Madrid days

Following on from the release of Diego Costa’s biography – “The Art of War” by Fran Guillen, a series of stories have emerged that fans previously weren’t aware of. Some are funny, some are weird and some a genuinely quite interesting, but one of the sadder tales has also reared its head. According to the Daily Mirror, the 26-year-old once accidentally killed his pet Yorkshire Terrier during his days with Atletico Madrid. As the story goes, Costa went out and bought himself the little dog, but one day when he…

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Transfer rumour round up: Di Maria deal done, Ramos agrees new contract and Arsenal plot Busquets bid

Here are Thursday’s biggest rumours and deals: Angel Di Maria’s Manchester United exit has been confirmed by respected journalist Guillem Balague. The reporter believes that the Argentinian’s £44.2m move to Paris Saint-Germain was completed yesterday. The di Maria deal agreed with PSG yesterday is for a €63m fee (£44.2m) — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 30, 2015 Louis van Gaal looks set to miss out on Sergio Ramos, after Marca reported that the defender has signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid. Los Blancos plan to announce the deal just…

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Arsenal planning bid for Bayern Munich striker as they prepare to miss out on Karim Benzema

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to land a new striker this summer, even if their new man is not Karim Benzema. According to the Daily Star, the Real Madrid man is Wenger’s number one target, and he’s willing to spend £35m to get a deal across the line. However, the Star suggest that Los Blancos want to hold onto the 27-year-old, leaving Wenger to pursue other options. One such target, the Star report, is Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, who is also wanted by Premier League rivals Manchester United.…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners willing to pay Busquets’ wages, and Bayern forward wanted

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are reportedly willing to meet Sergio Busquets’ wage demands as they try to bring the Barcelona man to the Emirates, the Metro report. Arsenal are willing to offer the holding midfielder £140,000 a week to complete a switch to the Premier League. Arsene Wenger has decided that should he miss out on signing Real Madrid man Karim Benzema, he will go after Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, the Daily Star report. Los Blancos want to keep the Frenchman, so a…

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Manchester United gossip: Di Maria’s exit complete, and Pedro move in doubt

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Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Angel Di Maria’s move to Paris Saint-Germain is complete, according to respected journalist Guillem Balague. The former Real Madrid winger will move to Parc des Princes for £44.2m. The di Maria deal agreed with PSG yesterday is for a €63m fee (£44.2m) — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 30, 2015 Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan could be the man chosen to replace the Ligue 1 bound attacker, according to the Metro. The 27-year-old is being lined up with a £21.5m switch to Old…

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Chelsea rumours: Everton name price for Stones, but rivals join chase

Here is Thursday’s news and rumours concerning Chelsea: Everton have told Chelsea that if they want to sign John Stones, they will have to pay at least £30m and send one of their own squad to Goodison Park, according to the Daily Star. The Blues have already had two bids rejected by the Toffees. And it appears that they will have to compete with Manchester United for the England defender’s signature, the Metro report. The Red Devils have supposedly contacted his agent to make their interest known. Nemanja Matic has…

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Liverpool desperate to seal deal for Barcelona youngster

Officials from Liverpool have reportedly flown out to Barcelona to complete a deal that would see young winger Adama Traore move to Anfield, according to the Metro. The 19-year-old had looked destined to join Louis van Gaal at Manchester United this summer, the Metro report, but the Red Devils have allowed their bitter rivals to swoop in after stalling on completing a move. The Metro suggest that the Spain youth international will move to Anfield on an initial season-long loan deal, with a permanent switch set to be agreed next…

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Aston Villa to wrap up triple deal for Adebayor, Gestede and another midfielder

Aston Villa are expected to complete a triple swoop this week for strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Rudy Gestede as well as wrapping up a deal for Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout. Villa have been linked with a loan move for the Tottenham forward and he was even spotted at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground earlier in the week (via Sky Sports). And now respected journalist Simon Austin believes that the deal could even be sealed by the end of the day on Thursday as Villa have apparently agreed to stump…

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(Video) Man United’s Luke Shaw floors THREE PSG players with outstanding drag back

It’s going to be a big season for Luke Shaw at Manchester United. Having joined the club last summer for a whopping £30m, he failed to live up to his promise thanks to a series of injuries keeping him on the sidelines for the majority of the campaign. However, he has already spoken at length about taking his chances this time around, and now that he has a goos pre-season under his belt he can put his words into practice. Many may argue that he already is, and started with…

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Guillem Balague claims Angel Di Maria’s £44.2m Paris Saint-Germain move is done

Angel Di Maria’s long-awaited move to Paris Saint-Germain was completed yesterday, according to respected journalist Guillem Balague. Balague suggests that Manchester United will receive £44.2m for the winger. The di Maria deal agreed with PSG yesterday is for a €63m fee (£44.2m) — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 30, 2015 It is not difficult to understand why the two clubs have decided to keep news of the move as secret as possible. Louis van Gaal’s men battled with the Ligue 1 champions yesterday in their final pre-season friendly before the start…

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(Video) Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem puts on football clinic vs Celtic

Arsenal have a few youngsters worth getting excited about at the moment, and one that’s standing out in pre-season is young United States U19 international Gedion Zelalem. Currently with the Arsenal development squad in South Africa for the Durban Under-19 International Tournament, he showed exactly why he is so highly thought of on Wednesday evening with a stormer of a show in a 4-2 victory over Celtic. Despite not yet making an appearance in the Arsenal first team yet, more showings like this could be enough to make Arsene Wenger…

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Manchester United blow as Bayern Munich enter race to sign Pedro

Manchester United’s seemingly imminent deal to sign Pedro may be about to be scuppered, after the Daily Star reported that Bayern Munich have now entered the race to sign the Barcelona man. The Metro previously suggested that the 28-year-old had agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, and was just waiting for the two clubs to come to an arrangement regarding the fee, with the La Liga side wanting the full amount up front, while United hoped to pay the final £3.5m of the fee in bonuses. However, it appears…

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Arsenal agree to meet Sergio Busquets wage demands to help seal deal

Arsenal are said to be ready to meet the wage demands set by Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets in a bid to push the move through a move, the Metro reports. The Gunners have emerged as a possible destination for the midfielder after Wenger reportedly asked for the funds to sign the Spanish international personally. And now a report in the Daily Telegraph is claiming that Wenger is willing to meet the player’s wage demands to bring him to the club. Busquets is said to be on a wage of £120,000-per-week…

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Arsenal midfielder THANKS Jose Mourinho for letting new signing join rivals

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has admitted that Jose Mourinho has done the Gunners a surprising favour after allowing Petr Cech to move to the Emirates this summer, the Daily Star report. “He’s a competitor and usually doesn’t like to sell any players to his rivals. But it’s a good favour for us and now we have to take advantage. It’s a top signing,” he said. The 31-year-old believes that the arrival of the former Chelsea stopper is the kind of signing that will help Arsene Wenger’s men challenge for the…

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Everton want at least £30m and a Chelsea player in exchange for John Stones

Everton have responded to Chelsea’s two bids for John Stones (via Daily Star), by telling the Blues that if they want the defender, they need to stump up at least £30m and be willing to throw in one of their own men as part of the deal, according to the Daily Star. The Premier League champions’ latest offer for the 21-year-old was £26m, however, the Star suggest that it was swiftly rejected by the Toffees. However, the Star report that Roberto Martinez is resigned to possibly losing the England international,…

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Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole told to LEAVE Roma

Italian giants Roma have reportedly put former England international full-back Ashley Cole up for sale just 12 months after he arrived in the country, the Daily Express reports. The 34-year-old endured a tempestuous spell in Serie A last term, making just 16 appearances across all competitions as he failed to get a regular foothold in the first team. And The Express (via Football Italia) claim that Cole has been told that he is surplus to requirements in the capital, and may be invited to leave alongside the likes of Seydou…

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Manchester United give up on trying to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after being told asking price

Manchester United have decided that they will not be making a bid for Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, after Los Blancos informed them of what they will need to pay for the Portuguese star. According to the Daily Express, the La Liga side have slapped an £80m price tag on the 30-year-old, which would see him return to Old Trafford for the same price he left for in 2009. Although Ronaldo is the current Ballon d’Or holder, and finished last season with an amazing total of 48 goals…

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Liverpool to HIJACK Man United’s Thomas Muller interest

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Liverpool could be set to emerge as a potential rival to Premier League rivals Manchester United in their hopes of signing Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to the Daily Express. Muller has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford recently, though Bayern are hopeful of keeping him at the club, with Chief Executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge even stating that the World Cup winner is not for sale (via Express). “Thomas is unsellable,” he said. “I have a feeling that he’ll never leave Bayern Munich.” However, the Metro reported…

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Manchester United closing in on £21.5m deal for Angel Di Maria replacement

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a £21.5m move for Benfica attacker Nicolas Gaitan, according to the Metro. The Metro hint, however, that the deal is reliant on Angel Di Maria completing his much anticipated move to Paris Saint-Germain. But, the 27-year-old is confident that he will be replacing his countryman at Old Trafford this summer, the Metro report, which would suggest that he has been kept in the loop as Di Maria’s Ligue 1 switch progresses, and feels that it will be confirmed imminently. The Benfica man is…

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