Manchester United winger completes Borussia Dortmund loan move

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed on their official website that they have completed a deal to sign Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj on a season-long loan. Despite barely featuring during Louis van Gaal’s first season at Old Trafford, the 20-year-old’s departure is something of a surprise, even if it is just on a temporary basis. The Belgian has made four appearances in all competitions so far this campaign, and while he has not quite made the impact that he did when he burst onto the scene with a superb brace against…

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Chelsea boost as Juventus agree deal for potential Paul Pogba replacement

Chelsea have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Juventus star Paul Pogba, after the Daily Express reported that the Serie A champions had agreed a deal to sign a potential replacement. The Old Lady have agreed an £8m fee with Inter Milan for their midfielder Hernanes, which may leave the door open for the Blues to complete a move to bring Pogba to Stamford Bridge (via Express). The Express suggest that the 22-year-old appears to be interested in a move back to the Premier League, having asked…

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David de Gea nears Manchester United exit as £25.5m fee agreed with Real Madrid [Marca]

Spanish newspaper Marca are claiming that there is a late twist in the David de Gea saga, after reporting that a £25.5m fee has been agreed with Real Madrid. The Daily Express previously stated that a deal for the Manchester United goalkeeper appeared to be dead for the time-being after Los Blancos stopper Keylor Navas rejected a move away from the Bernabeu to make room for the 24-year-old. However, with the Spanish window’s closure looming, Madrid have decided to make the kind of offer that would tempt the Red Devils…

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Done deal: Sunderland sign Liverpool flop Fabio Borini in deal potentially worth £10m

Sunderland have confirmed on their official website that they have completed the signing of former Liverpool striker Fabio Borini. The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light, and will wear the number nine shirt for the Black Cats (via official website). BBC Sport reported earlier in the day that Dick Advocaat’s side had agreed a fee with the Reds for the forward, which could see the Anfield outfit pocket as much as £10m. The deal brings to an end a very difficult chapter of the Italian’s…

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Manchester United offered chance to sign Tottenham flop Emmanuel Adebayor

In what may prove to be one of the most shocking moves of the summer, Tottenham have offered Manchester United the chance to sign striker Emmanuel Adebayor, the Daily Mail report. The Togo international had appeared to be on the verge of sealing a loan move to West Ham, the Mail suggest, however, he has now decided that he wants to wait and see whether Louis van Gaal is interested in bringing him to Old Trafford. While the Red Devils unquestionably lack the kind of depth up front that would allow…

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Tottenham make £13.1m move for reported Chelsea target

Tottenham are hoping to surprise both Manchester United and Chelsea by sealing a £13.1m move for Zenit midfielder Axel Witsel, according to Sky Sports. Sky Sports report that the Belgian’s current side need to sell some of their foreign players due to a quota system implemented by the Russian FA. The maximum amount of non-domestic players a team is allowed is six, which means that despite already letting Salomon Rondon join West Brom, Andre Villas-Boas’ side still need to let three members of their squad leave. And while the Blues and the…

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Man United striker REJECTED by West Ham after making ridiculous contract request, including £90,000 PER GOAL

West Ham have rejected the opportunity to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez after the Mexican demand an incredible contract, the Daily Mirror report. The 27-year-old wanted a basic wage of £100,000 a week, and a staggering bonus payment of £90,000 for every single goal he scored for the Hammers (via Mirror). Unsurprisingly, the Boleyn Ground outfit have told the Red Devils that they are not willing to sign the poacher. Despite Slaven Bilic’s refusal to do a deal, it appears that Hernandez will still be on his way out…

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Anthony Martial leaves France squad to sign Man United contract, French Football Federation confirm

The French Football Federation have confirmed that Monaco striker Anthony Martial has been granted special permission to leave Didier Deschamps’ squad to go and sign a contract with Manchester United. The Metro previously reported that the Red Devils had initially had a bid of £36.2m turned down by the Ligue 1 side, however, the Monaco hierarchy appear to have changed their minds, and are now willing to let the 19-year-old move to Old Trafford. And while there may have been concerns that his first call-up to the national side may…

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Chelsea on verge of completing cut-price £2.7m deal for John Stones alternative

Chelsea are on the verge of completing a £2.7m move for Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji, according to the Guardian. The Blues have been desperate to add more defensive depth this summer, and have been linked with John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, and Ezequiel Garay, the Guardian report. However, having had four bids rejected for Stones, and finding, following enquiries, that the latter pair would be too expensive also (via Guardian), Jose Mourinho has switched his attention to the Senegal international, who is set to sign a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge. And…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues told to pay £109m for Pogba, and defender undergoes medical ahead of Stamford Bridge arrival

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues have been told that they will need to pay £109m if they want to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Daily Express. The Premier League champions had been preparing a £72m bid for the former Manchester United man, but will need to drastically improve that offer if they want the Frenchman’s signature. Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji is having a medical ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge, according to the Metro. The 27-year-old had previously been linked with…

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Arsenal news: Higuain interest resurrected, while Aaron Ramsey asks for time

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are still interested in pulling off a shock move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to Kike Marin, the Metro report. The Serie A side are hoping to scupper a deal however, by informing any interested party that they will have to trigger his release clause of £69.1m if they wish to sign him. Liverpool are hoping to beat Arsene Wenger’s side to the signing of Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko, according to the Daily Express. The Reds are plotting…

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Manchester United news: £36.2m bid made for Ligue 1 starlet, while pair set for Bundesliga moves

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils have made a stunning £36.2m bid to land Monaco starlet Anthony Martial, according to Le Parisien. While the Ligue 1 side initially rejected the bid, it appears that they have had a change of heart and a deal could be completed in the next few hours. One player that will not be coming to the Premier League this summer appears to be Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who was being touted as a potential David de Gea replacement, the…

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David de Gea set to stay at Man United as Real Madrid man rejects move

David de Gea looks set to remain with Manchester United beyond this summer, after the Daily Express reported that his potential move to Real Madrid hit a stumbling block. The 24-year-old has been linked with a Bernabeu switch for most of the summer, but Los Blancos have yet to make an official bid (via Express). However, with the Spanish transfer window closing today, the Express suggest that an offer was being prepared in a last-ditch attempt to seal a move. With Rafa Benitez’s side unwilling to pay United’s asking price,…

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Liverpool to trigger Arsenal target’s £14.5m release clause

Liverpool are hoping to dive in ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko, according to the Daily Express. Arsene Wenger called the Ukraine international to try and sell a move to the Emirates, the Express report, but the 25-year-old reportedly responded by informing the Gunners boss that he dreamed of playing for Barcelona. The Catalan giants are one of the clubs chasing his signature, along with Borussia Dortmund, and the Reds’ Merseyside rivals Everton (via Express). However, Brendan Rodgers is hoping that by triggering…

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Ajax director of football confirms Man United HAVE NOT made contact over Jasper Cillessen

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has confirmed that Manchester United’s move for goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has been a non-starter, as the Red Devils have yet to make contact with the Eredivisie side, the Daily Express report. Having worked with Louis van Gaal when the United boss was the Netherlands’ head coach – with van Gaal selecting Cillessen as his number one for last year’s World Cup – it was no surprise that the 26-year-old was being touted as David de Gea’s replacement should the Spaniard leave. However, former Arsenal…

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Arsenal interested in possible deal for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain

Arsenal are hoping to pull off a stunning deal that would see Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain head to the Emirates, according to Spanish journalist Kike Marin, the Metro report. The Gunners have been linked with the likes of Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani so far this summer, as Arsene Wenger tries to bolster his attacking ranks before Tuesday’s deadline. And it appears that his attention has now switched to Benzema’s former teammate Higuain. But the Metro suggest that agreeing a fee with the Serie A side may prove to be…

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Manchester United agree £36.2m move for Monaco starlet Anthony Martial [Le Parisien]

Louis van Gaal could be on the verge of landing the striker he has spent much of the summer chasing, after Le Parisien claimed that Manchester United had agreed a £36.2m move for Monaco starlet Anthony Martial. Le Parisien report that the Ligue 1 side had initially rejected the offer from the Red Devils. However, the president Vadim Vasilyev has had a change of heart, and a deal could now be completed in the next few hours. The lightning fast striker is one of the brightest prospects in the game…

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Real Madrid plan stunning bid for Liverpool man Alberto Moreno

Real Madrid are hoping to complete a late deal to sign Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno, according to the Metro. Former Reds boss Rafa Benitez is concerned about the lack of depth on the left-hand side of defence following the deal that saw Fabio Coentrao leave for Monaco on loan (via Metro). The Spaniard would likely act as cover for current first choice Marcelo. The 23-year-old featured regularly during his first season at Anfield, but has found opportunities much less frequent so far this season with new signing Joe Gomez –…

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Juventus only willing to let Chelsea target Paul Pogba leave if they receive £109m bid

Chelsea’s hopes of landing Juventus star Paul Pogba have received a considerable setback, after the Daily Express suggested that it would take £109m to bring the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge. The Express report that the Blues were thought to be well on their way to completing a deal for the 22-year-old, with a £72m bid, and a five-year contract, worth a total of £82.5m, being discussed. However, after a summer of upheaval at Juventus Stadium – with Arturo Vidal heading to Bayern Munich and Andrea Pirlo agreeing to spend the swansong…

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Jose Mourinho tells Chelsea board he wants Ezequiel Garay signed before deadline

Chelsea are hoping that they will be able to complete a deal to sign Zenit defender Ezequiel Garay, according to the Metro. The Blues appear to be desperate to add more defensive depth, and having failed in their attempts to land Everton defender John Stones – despite a series of bids – their attention has switched towards the Argentina international, the Metro report. While Stones’ age means that he offers plenty of potential, Garay brings an experience that may well help the Blues’ Premier League title defence get back on…

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Done deal: Manchester City complete club record deal for Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City have completed the signing of former Chelsea and Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in a club record deal, according to BBC Sport. The 24-year-old has signed a six-year deal at the Etihad (via BBC Sport), with the Daily Star previously suggesting that the Citizens were set to pay the Bundesliga side £58m for his signature. De Bruyne – who will wear the number 17 shirt for his new club (via club’s official website) – revealed that he wanted to help the side win as many titles as possible…

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Man United goalkeeper set to stay as club pull out of move

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes looks set to stay at Old Trafford beyond this summer, after the Daily Express reported that Besiktas had pulled out of the deal to sign the 33-year-old. The Turkish side’s head coach Senol Gunes reportedly decided against a move for the former Barcelona man after coming to the conclusion that the wages Valdes would receive could be much better spent in other areas of the squad (via Express). The news that the Spaniard is set to stay is unlikely to see him return to contention…

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Arsenal have approach for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi rejected by Italian side

Arsenal have seen an approach for striker Mauro Icardi turned down by Inter Milan, according to the Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, the Daily Star report. The Gunners have been linked with Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema for much of the summer, but with that deal now off the table, Giulianelli revealed that Arsene Wenger’s attentions switched to the 22-year-old (via Star). “What has gone on behind the scenes after Benzema deal went off: Arsenal showed interest in Mauro Icardi but Inter refused to sell him,” he explained. Despite collecting their…

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Chelsea winger closing in on Stamford Bridge departure, but set to stay in Premier League

Chelsea and West Brom are close to agreeing a deal for the transfer of Blues winger Victor Moses, according to the Metro. Despite Jose Mourinho’s side’s testing start to the season – which suffered another blow when Moses’ former team Crystal Palace left Stamford Bridge with all three points yesterday – the Nigeria international remains on the very periphery of the squad and has not been used since being brought on in the latter stages of the Community Shield defeat. And with Saido Berahino’s future still up in the air…

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Manchester United target Southampton star and Brazil striker as Javier Hernandez is told he’s free to go

With the transfer window’s closure fast approaching, Louis van Gaal has decided to take a huge gamble by telling Javier Hernandez that he is free to leave Manchester United this summer, the Daily Telegraph report. The Telegraph claim that the 27-year-old has been told that he can go after his penalty miss during the Champions League play-off tie with Club Brugge in midweek. Should the Mexican find another club, van Gaal will have just a couple of days to bolster his attacking options, or face playing the first few months of the…

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