City to make £40m move for Manuel Neuer to replace Hart, Arsenal in for Coleman, Berba could leave Fulham...
BALE FLEW BACK FOR UNITED TALKS
You've probably read Florentino Perez's quotes about Manchester United making a late bid to sign Gareth Bale, but the Mirror add an interesting line that the Welsh winger flew back to England to hold talks with the champions.
It seems United made their offer as Bale waited in Spain for Spurs to give his move to Real Madrid the go-ahead, with the winger returning for talks before eventually completing his transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.
'Manchester United made a sensational world-record £100million bid to hijack Gareth Bale's move from Spurs to Real Madrid,' claim the Mirror.
'Mirror Sport can reveal Welsh flier Bale even flew back from Spain to hold talks with United officials, who were desperate to help new boss David Moyes make a blue-chip signing.'
That would have been a little bit more exciting than signing Marouane Fellaini.
PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS EYE PIRLO
Andrea Pirlo could be set to end his career in England as Juventus stall on offering the midfielder a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.
'Despite his brilliant form since joining Juventus from AC Milan two years ago, Italy's midfield maestro is effectively on trial for the next three months, as coach Antonio Conte assesses whether he merits another contract,' report the Mail.
'If the decision goes against him, it is widely expected he will seek a fresh start abroad, with England and Spain joint top of his wish list.
'A free agent at the end of the season, it is understood Juventus would consider releasing him in January, if new terms are not forthcoming, in recognition of his significant contribution to two successive Serie A titles.'
We find it hard to believe that Juve would allow Pirlo to leave in the middle of the club's Serie A and Champions League challenge, but if the 34 -year-old is allowed to jump ship there will be a long queue of suitors in England.
The Mail claim Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs are all monitoring Pirlo's situation with a view to signing the Italy international on a free transfer at the end of the season.
RAFAEL CONSIDERING BRAZIL SWITCH
Interesting line from the Daily Star now, who claim that Rafael is weighing up a return to Brazil with Corinthians.
The Manchester United defender has been struggling with a hamstring injury that has ruled him out since the Community Shield, but the Star appear to neglect this fact.
'Sources in Brazil claim 23-year-old Rafael has been considering his position in the squad and could be ready to return to his native country.
'Corinthians are said to be keen on the right-back and see him as a perfect replacement for retiring star Alessandro.
'Rafael currently has a healthy amount of competition at Old Trafford for a starting place with the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, and Johnny Evans able to play in his position.'
Can anyone really see Jonny Evans starting at right-back ahead of Rafael when the Brazilian is fully fit? This seems like a load of hogwash to us.
AND THE REST
Chelsea are set to move for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, in the January transfer window with big-spending Monaco are also interested in the France central defender...Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has joined the £8m chase for Leeds United's 20-year-old right-back Sam Byram, with Manchester City, West Brom and Everton plotting bids in January...Gus Poyet is set to be offered the Sunderland manager's job, with director of football Roberto De Fanti wanting a young "tracksuit" manager with good man-management skills...
...Norwich manager Chris Hughton could face the sack if the Canaries are beaten at Stoke on Sunday...Liverpool and Arsenal are battling it out with Juventus to sign Austria U21 defender Martin Hinterregger who plays for Red Bull Salzburg...Former England midfielder David Bentley, 29, has suffered another setback after being snubbed by Leeds United as he tries to find a club following his summer exit from Tottenham...Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is in line to replace Fatih Terim as Galatasaray manager.
Ah so the Real Madrid bullsh!t machine continues a pace and as usual the great British press lapp it up without question. This is all just arse covering because they paid a world record fee. Anyone who thinks Levy would accept a lower bid is seriously deluding themselves.- markofaspur