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

Last Updated: 26/08/14 at 09:03 Post Comment

Fernando Torres: Linked with AC Milan move

Fernando Torres: Linked with AC Milan move

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal fear Olivier Giroud could be out for three months and may try to bring in a striker before the transfer window shuts, with QPR's Loic Remy, Manchester United's Danny Welbeck and free agent Samuel Eto'o all on Arsene Wenger's radar.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United and Real Madrid have agreed a £59.7million deal for Angel Di Maria.

Tim Sherwood is being lined up to replace Harry Redknapp as QPR manager if the west London side continue to struggle. They are bottom of the Premier League after two games and are yet to score a goal.

AC Milan are planning to try to lure Fernando Torres away from Chelsea and confident of signing the Spanish forward.

Spurs are set to sign centre-back Federico Fazio from Sevilla for £8m.

Bournemouth are looking to sign Carlton Cole from West Ham for £1m but the forward may be reluctant to move to the Championship.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning to sign Liverpool left-back Jack Robinson for around £1m.

THE INDEPENDENT

Manchester United remain interested in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. However, their concerns about the Chile international's fitness means they may try to sign the player on a complex appearance-based contract.

Leicester are closing in on a deal for former Argentina and Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.

QPR are trying to land Reading's £6m-rated goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

THE SUN

Manchester United are set to complete an £18m deal for versatile Ajax star Daley Blind.

Everton are hoping to sign Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal as a back-up to main striker Romelu Lukaku.

Sunderland, QPR and West Brom are all considering bids for Leicester midfielder Andy King.

Southampton are plotting bids for Atletico Madrid's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld and midfielder Jordy Clasie, who boss Ronald Koeman managed at Feyenoord last season.

Blackburn forward Jordan Rhodes is set to put in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move to Hull.

DAILY STAR

Angel di Maria jetted into England last night to complete his record £60m move to Manchester United

Sunderland are close to completing a season-long loan deal for Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates.

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish wants to name a manager within the next 48 hours so the new man has time to make new signings, with Southampton midfielder Jack Cork and Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha on Palace's wish-list.

Nigel Pearson insists Leicester will not pay through the nose to force through transfers.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been backed to complete a loan move to Napoli after being dropped for their clash against Manchester City.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United hope to formally announce the signing of Angel di Maria today after agreeing terms on a British record transfer fee of £59.7million plus add ons with Real Madrid. United officials have bartered down the £75million asking price.

Swansea are close to securing a £1m deal for Ostersunds FK forward Modou Barrow and he will have a medical later in the week.

AC Milan are continuing talks with Chelsea over a potential deal for Fernando Torres, with the Serie A giants light in attack following Mario Balotelli's £16million move to Liverpool.

Everton are closing on a deal for free agent striker Samuel Eto'o.

West Ham have made enquiries about Bayer Leverkusen defender Philipp Wollscheid.

Sevilla sporting director Monchi expects Federico Fazio to join Tottenham after they agreed to pay his buyout clause of £8million.

Southampton have made a move for Belgium international Toby Alderweireld of Atletico Madrid and revived interest in Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie.

DAILY EXPRESS

Liverpool are looking to follow up the signing of former Manchester City star Mario Balotelli from AC Milan with a move for Israeli prodigy Michael Ohana.

THE TIMES

Sporting Lisbon say they will accept a reduced fee from Arsenal for defender William Carvalho if they can take a player such as Serge Gnabry or Francis Coquelin on loan.

Juventus may attempt to sign Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez.

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