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A look at the football transfer gossip in Monday's national newspapers.

Last Updated: 25/08/14 at 10:17

Angel Di Maria: Will he break the British transfer record?

Angel Di Maria: Will he break the British transfer record?


Manchester United are locked in a row over Angel Di Maria's fee.

Tottenham maintain that Andros Townsend is not for sale

Fernando Torres will not leave Chelsea unless they pay up his £8.5m-a-year contract in full.

Chelsea will spark a scramble by giving the green light to Islam Feruz's loan exit.

Ronald Koeman is ready to revive his interest in Nathan Redmond.

Harry Redknapp was booed by his own QPR fans waving to Tottenham fans during Sunday's 4-0 defeat at White Hart Lane.

Sunderland are trying to sign Soloman Kalou from Lille for around £4m as well as Liverpool's Fabio Borini for £14m.

Southampton are ready to go back in for Nathan Redmond after having a £3.5m bid rejected by Norwich.

Peter Ramage, Owen Garvan and Jimmy Kebe have been told they can't leave Palace until they appoint a new manager.


Manchester United's record-breaking £63.9million capture of Angel Di Maria will take their spending this year to £170m.

Mario Balotelli is expected back at Manchester City tonight - to watch new club Liverpool.

Hull boss Steve Bruce hopes to make it third time lucky with a £12m-plus offer for Blackburn hot-shot Jordon Rhodes.

Arsene Wenger has made a check on Brazil World Cup star Luiz Gustavo.

Fabio Borini is ready to quit Liverpool to join Sunderland - but only if it is a loan.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is closing in on a deal for Reading's £6m-rated keeper Alex McCarthy.

Roberto Martinez is considering a move for either Samuel Eto'o or Danny Welbeck.

Esteban Cambiasso has walked out of talks with Leicester after a row over money.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is determined to keep star midfielder Cheick Tiote this window after insisting he is building a decent side.


Carlo Ancelotti says Arsenal target Sami Khedira won't be leaving the club.

Everton and Tottenham are leading the race to sign Danny Welbeck - who is available for £16m or on loan.

Tottenham's attempts to sign Federico Fazio from Sevilla are stalling because of the poor relationship between the two clubs.

Roma and AC Milan are all interested in Roberto Soldado, while Vlad Chiriches is being looked at by Roma.

Sunderland's Modibo Diakite is in talks about joining Fiorentina on a permanent deal.


Rangers boss Ally McCoist is one of the names being considered by Palace.


Manchester United are expected to sort out deals for Nigel de Jong from AC Milan and Ajax's Daley Blind after securing Angel Di Maria.

Danny Welbeck has been told he can leave Manchester United while Shinji Kagawa, Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Javier Hernandez also face uncertain futures at Old Trafford.

Juventus will open talks this week with Arsenal about the signing of Lukas Podolski, Wolsberg and Galatasaray are also interested.

Steve Bruce admits there's an agreement "in principle" in place to sign Michael Dawson from Tottenham.

Felix Magath has two games to save his Fulham career.


Liverpool and Manchester United head the queue for Norway wonderkid Martin Odegaard.


Arsenal's hopes of offloading striker Lukas Podolski to Juventus hang in the balance after the Italian giants emerged as favourites to land Monaco forward Radamel Falcao.

Real Madrid have told Manchester United they will have to pay £75million to take Angel Di Maria to Old Trafford.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila was last night told Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic is the ideal target man for his side - he is set to sign for £3million from Sporting Gijon today.


Manchester United are set to smash the British transfer record with the £64m signing of Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria.

Mario Balotelli is expected to complete his £16m switch to Liverpool today.

Brendan Rodgers insists that Daniel Sturridge's confidence will not be damaged by Liverpool's constant search for a striker this summer.

Arsenal are weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.

Roberto Martinez is stepping up his hunt for more strikers at Everton, Samuel Eto'o is an option on a free transfer.

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson is closing in on a switch to Hull City.

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams wants a 'hands off' notice put on star striker Wilfried Bony.


Celtic target Stefan Scepovic has gone into hiding to protect his £3m move to the Scottish champions.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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