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A look at the transfer gossip in Thursday's papers with Manchester United reportedly set to sign two Colombian stars.

Last Updated: 07/08/14 at 14:54 Post Comment

Fredy Guarin: Set for United switch?

Fredy Guarin: Set for United switch?

DAILY MIRROR

Daniel Agger has had a tearful heart-to-heart with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and asked to leave the club with Barcelona the favourites to land him.

Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is due to fly into the UK within the next 48 hours as his move to Manchester City finally nears completion.

Tottenham are confident of landing PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay - even though midfielder Nacer Chadli would not be prepared to go the other way in part-exchange.

Swansea are ready to splash out £8million on Napoli's Argentina World Cup centre-half Federico Fernandez.

Tottenham's £17million deal for Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio should go through despite a hitch over third-party issues.

THE SUN

Manchester City will offer captain Vincent Kompany a new £65m six-year contract worth £200,000 per week to stay with the club.

Real Madrid want to sign Chelsea goalkeepers Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois.

Napoli are preparing a move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United have been given hope in their bid to sign £30m-rated Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, but face competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Arsenal could step up their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Douglas Costa after failing to land Porto's Juan Quintero.

Glen Johnson's Liverpool future is under threat following Javier Manquillo's arrival.

Tottenham are hoping to clinch a deal for Villarreal defender Mateo Mussacchio.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United are ready to move for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen and they are prepared to pay £15m to beat off competition from Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Marouane Fellaini is poised for talks with Louis van Gaal over his United future with Napoli among those interested in the Belgian.

Borussia Dortmund have criticised Bayern Munich over their public pursuit of 25-year-old forward Marco Reus.

Liverpool vice-captain Daniel Agger - a target for Barcelona - has reportedly pleaded with manager Brendan Rodgers to allow him to leave Anfield.

Tottenham have made their move for Holland winger Memphis Depay by offering £15million for the PSV ace.

Queens Park Rangers are chasing West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame.

Henri Lansbury will not sign a new contract at Nottingham Forest and is set to instead join Burnley in a deal worth around £3.5million.

DAILY STAR

Inter Milan are prepared to sell Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin, 28, to Manchester United.

United are also set to launch a £32m bid to beat Barcelona to Colombia star Juan Cuadrado.

Louis van Gaal looks set to miss out on Thomas Vermaelen though as Arsenal would prefer to sell the Belgian to a foreign club.

Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, is pondering a return to France this summer.

Liverpool and United have received a huge boost as Marco Reus' release clause has been revealed to be significantly lower than first thought.

Arsenal and Chelsea's hopes of landing Germany midfielder Sami Khedira have improved after Real Madrid bosses increased their efforts to offload him this summer.

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a £16m fee to sign Sevilla's left-back Alberto Moreno.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

West Ham want striker Peter Crouch but have been put off by Stoke City's £3m asking price.

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