Manchester United want to blow £36million on a teenager from Monaco, Bayern join PSG in race for Coleman, Chelsea told to forget going after Marquinhos…
UNITED’S MARTIAL AWE
Manchester United have opened talks with Monaco over a £36million deal for Anthony Martial.
The 19-year-old, who has 11 goals in 43 games for Monaco, was linked with Tottenham earlier in the summer for half the price, before the forward signed a new contract with the Ligue 1 club, who are reportedly willing to reject United’s advances.
United will need a striker before 6pm tomorrow, especially if Javier Hernandez completes his move to Bayer Leverkusen. It’ll be Charlie Austin, won’t it?
BAYERN KEEN AS MUSTARD ON COLEMAN
Seamus Coleman has suddenly become one of the hottest properties in Europe.
Following PSG’s failed bid for the Everton right-back, Bayern Munich are now said to be sniffing, according to the Daily Star.
The same paper reported on Saturday that Coleman was keen to explore his options with PSG but would not rock the boat by submitting a transfer request. Interest from Bayern is surely likely to provoke a similar response from the Irishman, but Everton are unlikely to sanction any deal having dug their feet in over John Stones.
CHELSEA WARNED OFF MARQUINHOS
Chelsea are said to have switched their attention from Stones to Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, but the Ligue 1 champions aren’t interested, according to the Daily Mail.
PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi is understood to have told Chelsea ‘not to bother’ with an offer as the centre-back is not for sale.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to add a central defender before the deadline, but approaches for Marquinhos and Stones have been met with firm resistance, while Monaco’s Aymen Abdennour joined Valencia over the weekend.
AND THE REST
Ronald Koeman has advised Victor Wanyama to heed advice from former team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin and stop trying to force a move away from Southampton…Bayer Leverkusen have signed Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who was attracting interest from Tottenham…Victor Valdes’ proposed move to Besiktas is off after the club’s manager Senol Gunes decided to pull the plug on the deal…Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman will join Bournemouth on loan for the season on Monday…Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is making one last push to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino…Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is making a beat-the-deadline push for QPR striker Charlie Austin…Papis Cisse could leave Newcastle before Tuesday’s transfer deadline…West Brom are trying to resurrect a cut price deal for QPR winger Matt Phillips… Papiss Cisse could be heading out of Newcastle after admitting his future is up in the air…Corinthians and Brazil striker Alexandre Pato has ruled out a move to Tottenham… David de Gea is still likely to secure a dream move to Real Madrid before the transfer window closes – even if Manchester United miss out on Gareth Bale…
Manchester United have emerged as favourites to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin…Sunderland are closing in on a deal for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini…West Ham has moved for Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic…West Brom want to recruit Liverpool outcast Jose Enrique as they continue to strengthen their defence…Paul Pogba is ready to snub Chelsea and wait for a mega-deal at the end of the season…Neymar has broken his silence on Manchester United’s megabucks offer to snatch him from Barcelona and said he wants to stay…Roberto Martinez put an end to the John Stones transfer saga, insisting: “No price can buy him”…Papiss Cisse is ready to quit Newcastle after revealing his hurt at being axed for the last two games…Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has rejected a move to Sunderland so he can push through a deal with Inter Milan…Steve Bruce is closing in on the £1.1m capture of Legia Warsaw and Slovakia keeper Dusan Kuciak…QPR will let Junior Hoilett and Armand Traore leave for free.
Norwich are ready to sign Dynamo Kiev’s Dieudonne Mbokani…Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori will go out on loan to Derby…Adrian Ramos’ move to Sunderland has collapsed on medical grounds…Bayern Munich central defender Dante will join Wolfsburg on a three-year contract..Napoli have asked about signing Mousa Dembele on loan from Tottenham, who claimed the defender would not leave when there was interest from Sunderland…Thomas Muller says that Manchester United have not spoken to him about a transfer from Bayern Munich…Celtic are set to launch a second £4m bid for Dinamo Zagreb’s Jozo Simunovic – as Virgil van Dijk prepares to join Southampton.