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UNITED CONTINUE ANDER CHASE
Manchester United are preparing an improved offer for Ander Herrera as their search for a new midfielder becomes increasingly desperate.
The champions failed with an opening bid of £21/24million (depending on who you believe) for the 24-year-old, but it's thought they will trigger Ander's £30.7 million release clause at Athletic Bilbao before Monday's deadline.
'Herrera, a former Spain Under-21 international, has been on United's radar for almost two years, with the club's scouting department intensifying their monitoring of the player following his contribution to Bilbao's 5-3 aggregate victory over Sir Alex Ferguson's team in the Europa League in March 2012,' report the Telegraph.
'Regarded as a box-to-box playmaker, Moyes views Herrera as offering the qualities which he had hoped Fabregas would bring to Old Trafford, prior to Barcelona's refusal to sell a player who had offered encouragement to United that he would be prepared to leave the Nou Camp.'
The Telegraph also claim that Roma are 'ready to sell Daniele De Rossi at the right price' following United's £10million bid for the midfielder on Friday. David Moyes has apparently sounded out Fabio Capello for his opinion on De Rossi, who remains reluctant to leave his hometown club.
In slightly less interesting news, Marouane Fellaini is being tipped to complete a £25million move to Old Trafford over the weekend, but it's unclear whether Leighton Baines will join him.
LIVERPOOL CLOSE ON DEFENSIVE PAIR
Liverpool are set to strengthen their back line before deadline day with moves for defensive duo Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori.
According to the Telegraph: 'The centre-halves are due on Merseyside for a medical on Saturday, with Aston Villa's Shay Given also expected to complete a short-term move to deputise for Simon Mignolet.
'Liverpool will then try to conclude negotiations with Chelsea for Victor Moses on a season's loan.'
It's thought that Ilori will cost around £8million while PSG value Sakho at £15million. The 23-year-old has struggled with injury problems in the past couple of seasons but made 27 appearances in PSG's Ligue 1 title victory last year.
West Brom and Southampton are also monitoring Moses, who can leave on loan for a £2million fee.
ARSENAL IN FOR DRAXLER AND KAKA
According to the Mirror, Arsenal are plotting late moves for Julian Draxler and Kaka as their interest in several Real Madrid stars stalls.
Schalke midfielder Draxler only signed a new deal earlier in the summer and the Gunners' bid looks doomed to fail, with the Bundesliga club reportedly demanding £60million for the 19-year-old.
It's thought that Arsenal are willing to pay £40million for the wunderkind, who bagged ten goals and three assists in 30 appearances last year.
Meanwhile: 'Arsenal have also been offered Real Madrid's veteran Brazilian Kaka as they look at deals to thwart a fan revolt because they have yet to spend a penny and have so far spent NOTHING in the transfer window.
'It is understood that Arsenal's interest in Yohan Cabaye has now ended after they told Newcastle they will not pay more than £12m.'
AND THE REST
Arsenal are keen on signing former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, 28, from French club Lille...Real Madrid insist they have persuaded Tottenham to sell Gareth Bale for £78m - £2m less than the world record fee they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo...Chelsea are ready to loan striker Demba Ba back to Newcastle - but want a fee of £3m for one season...Everton boss Roberto Martinez is considering a late move for Gil Vicente midfielder Diogo Viana, 23, but are not willing to meet the £2.1m asking price...
West Brom are set to snap up Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, 26, on loan and hope to sell striker Peter Odemwingie to Swansea...Crystal Palace have offered around £2m for Huddersfield Town right-back Jack Hunt...Middlesbrough hope to sign Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland and Norwich City defender Daniel Ayala...Manchester City have been given the green light by Atletico Madrid to sign 32-year-old defender Martin Demichelis for £3.5m...
West Brom want to sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 22, on loan but face competition from Southampton...Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio will make Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng his 12th signing of the summer...Former England left-back Nicky Shorey, 32, will sign for League One side Bristol City on a short-term deal...German side Schalke 04 have made a £5m bid for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor and are confident they can meet his wage demands...
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, is ready to take a pay cut to ensure a season-long loan move to Everton goes through...West Ham are considering a loan move for former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo, 24, from Lokomotiv Moscow...Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, 31, wants to leave Spain and has been offered to Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Arsenal...Fulham are in talks to sign Colombia striker Jhon Cordoba, 20, on an initial loan deal from Mexican side Chiapas...Crystal Palace midfielder Own Garvan, 25, is set to join former boss Dougie Freedman at Bolton.