DO JUAN, UNITED
Manchester United have tabled a £30million offer for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado to beat off Arsenal and Liverpool, so say the Daily Express.
United's bid for the Colombian is significantly higher than that of their Premier League rivals but the figure still falls some way short of Fiorentina's valuation, according to the paper.
The Serie A club are hoping to net a fee closer to £40million by dragging Barcelona and Bayern into a bidding war. Fiorentina have already drawn up a list of possible replacements, which includes Giovanni dos Santos, Mathieu Valbuena and Bryan Ruiz.
SANCHEZ SPANNER IN SUAREZ DEAL
Alexis Sanchez is said to prefer to join Arsenal rather than Liverpool.
Barcelona have been hoping to use the Chilean as £30million makeweight in any deal with Liverpool for Luis Suarez. But, according to the Daily Mail, Sanchez favours a move to north London with the Gunners instead.
Mannchester United and Juventus are also said to be interested in Sanchez. And who wouldn't be?
PREM PAIR IN QUEUE FOR KEEPER
Liverpool and Arsenal have both made approaches to Levante for goalkeeper Karlor Navas.
The Costa Rica keeper is in demand after a fine season in La Liga and some impressive displays at the World Cup.
Navas is entering the final year of his contract with Levante meaning his buy-out clause is only £8million. The 27-year-old currently earns less than £4,000-a-week. But the two Premier League giants are not alone in looking to make the keeper a better offer.
Porto had a £2.4million bid rejected last week, while Atletico Madrid have also had a cash-plus-player offer rebuffed. Real Madrid are also said to be extremely interested, as are Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.
AND THE REST
Arsenal are on the verge of signing Cork City's Brian Lenihan...Manchester City are confident that they can secure Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala...
Filipe Luis is trying to force through a transfer to Chelsea by urging Atletico Madrid to lower their asking price...Jackson Martinez has revealed he would jump at the chance to join Arsenal, who are ready to step up their interest in Mathieu Debuchy...Marseille also want Debuchy...Fabio Borini remains Sunderland's top transfer target...Swansea are holding out for an improved offer from Tottenham for Ben Davies...while they try to move Gylfi Sigurdsson in the opposite direction.
Adel Taarabt will return to QPR after the midfielder's permanent move to AC Milan fell through...Roma are close to signing Urby Emanuelson on a free transfer from AC Milan...Barcelona are looking to loan out Bojan Krkic who prefers a move to the Premier League...Real Madrid are in talks with Monaco over a move for Radamel Falcao but are not prepared to pay £36million...Juventus are leading the race ahead of AC Milan to sign Juan Iturbe.
I think this is just a rumor. It would be foolish to play 30-40 mil on a flavor of WC player. Too often they don't pan out.- Synergy
I would rather pay the 40 mil for Di Maria who is a fantastic, badly underrated at Madrid (and hence wants out) and would be a star on our wings.