ADOMAH WANTS OUT AT BORO
Winger Albert Adomah has handed in a transfer request, but Middlesbrough are expected to reject the plea.
A host of Premier League and Championship clubs are interested in the former Barnet flyer, who is keen to move before next Tuesday’s deadline.
REAL MAKE FINAL DE GEA MOVE
Real Madrid will launch one last bid to land Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to the Mail.
United are believed to want around £33m for the goalkeeper, who has less than 12 months remaining on his Old Trafford contract. Real are not happy with the fee placed on the 24-year-old’s head, but are still keen to get the Spain international on board.
NORWICH PONDER ANOTHER AFOBE BID
Norwich are reportedly planning a fourth bid to land Wolves striker Benik Afobe after having an offer of £10m rejected.
Wolves are believed to want £14million (yes £14m) for the striker, who was a £2m recruit from Arsenal at the start of the year.
BARCA PENCIL IN NEYMAR TALKS
Barcelona will sit down with advisors of Brazil forward Neymar before the end of the year to discuss a new five-year contract, say the Daily Mail.
After the ridiculous link to Manchester United was quashed earlier in the week, Neymar could be in line for a new contract in Catalonia which will see his buy-out clause increase to £182m.
Job done as far as Neymar’s representatives are concerned.
Meanwhile, Guillem Balague has brought nothing to the table by saying in the Express: “This Neymar to United story and in the future, to City, PSG, and Chelsea will run and run.”
Yep, only a club with cash to burn will be able to sign Neymar. Thanks Guillem.
DE BRUYNE SAGA SET TO CONCLUDE?
The Times reports Man City are set to confirm Kevin de Bruyne’s arrival from Wolfsburg in the next 24 hours.
Reports from Germany on Wednesday suggested City had agreed a £54m fee for the 24-year-old midfielder. And the Mirror says City will offer De Bruyne a contract until 2021 worth £15m per year, almost £300,000 a week. Please let this be over…
SUNDERLAND MAKE DOUBLE MOVE
Sunderland are hoping to sign Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, 27, and Rennes striker Ola Toivonen, 29, before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, according to
the Northern Echo.
Dick Advocaat has admitted he is looking for at least a couple more new additions after a less than spectacular start to the season and former Swansea man De Guzman is seen as the muscle they require in the middle of the park. The Black Cats are plotting a loan move with an option to buy next summer.
Toivonen meanwhile is well known to Advocaat having played under the Dutch boss at PSV. He has though fallen out of favour at Rennes and they are keen to offload the Sweden international.
AND THE REST
Tottenham have reservations about making a third bid for 22-year-old West Brom forward Saido Berahino…West Brom have told Spurs they will not sell him unless their £25m asking price is met…Juventus have bid for 27-year-old Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, whose move to the Hammers is in doubt…United have told potential suitors for Jonny Evans that they must pay £12m to sign him and WBA are leading the chase…Leicester City are in negotiations with Birmingham City over a deal for 19-year-old winger Demarai Gray and have submitted a bid to activate his £4.7m release clause…Crystal Palace are hoping Norwich will take Dwight Gayle off their hands if Lewis Grabban heads for Bournemouth…
…Stoke City are going back in for Hamburg’s Croatia striker Ivica Olic – a year after he snubbed them…Sheffield Wednesday have made a £3m bid for Watford striker Fernando Forestieri, also a reported target for Leeds…Aston Villa have failed with a bid to land ex-Arsenal forward Gervinho from Roma…Beskitas have switched attention to Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel after a deal for Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva ended…Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak, 26, has turned down a move to Celtic…Nottingham Forest have rejected West Ham’s first offer for winger Michail Antonio, believed to be £4.5m plus Matt Jarvis on loan…Juventus have launched a £17million bid for Julian Draxler…Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has insisted midfielder Victor Wanyama will not be sold this summer.