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ARSENAL WANT FABREGAS BACK
Arsene Wenger is eyeing a move to bring Cesc Fabregas back to Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 27-year-old left the Gunners for Barcelona three years ago, but has struggled to convince the Nou Camp hierarchy of his value to the team. Fabregas was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United last summer and it's thought the Reds could rekindle their interest should he become available.

However, Arsenal have first refusal on a player they sold for £35m, and could sign him back for around the same fee. The Mirror claim that Barca must inform Arsenal if they receive a bid, with Wenger waiting patiently to see if Fabregas is put up for sale.


FELLAINI TO LEAVE UNITED
It looks like Marouane Fellaini could leave Manchester United after just a single season following reports that the midfielder is available for a knock-down fee of £15m.

'Senior officials in charge at United privately concede they may have bought a dud, and rather than prolonging the agony, they would be willing to cut their losses and sell Fellaini in the interests of United and the player himself,' report the Express.

The Belgian's replacement at Old Trafford could be James McCarthy, who joined Everton on deadline day last September after Fellaini made the move to United.

According to Sky Sports, United are ready to offer Tom Cleverley in part-exchange for the 23-year-old, who is set for talks with Everton over a new deal.

The move for McCarthy coincides with reports that Louis van Gaal has pulled the plug on a bid for Toni Kroos. Meanwhile, The Guardian claim that Kroos' Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Muller has rejected the chance to join United.


REMY CHASE HEATS UP
Arsenal and Liverpool have made early moves to sign Loic Remy from QPR, report the Daily Mail.

The striker enjoyed a semi-successful loan spell at Newcastle this season, notching 14 goals in 27 appearances.

'Arsenal have long been linked with Remy while Liverpool are seeking to bolster their squad ahead of a campaign in which they will face the added demands of Champions League football,' claim the Mail.

'Remy, who has been selected in France's World Cup squad, watched from the stands as Arsenal beat West Brom at the Emirates Stadium on May 4.

'However Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denied he or anyone from the club had asked him along to the game, saying at the time: "I hope he paid for his ticket! I did not invite him."'

Real Sociedad's £18m-rated winger Antonie Griezmann is also thought to be on Wenger's wish list.


AND THE REST
PSG are prepared to pay £50m to take David Luiz to Paris...Bacary Sagna's transfer from FA Cup winners Arsenal to Premier League champions Manchester City is almost complete, with the full-back set to receive £120,000-a-week wages...Hull want Southampton defender Jose Fonte, with manager Steve Bruce ready to bid £3million for the Portuguese centre-half...Brazil international Bernard has been offered to top Premier League clubs as he bids to escape Shakhtar Donetsk...Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis wants Norwich's England keeper John Ruddy following the Canaries' relegation...

...Stoke are confident of landing long-standing former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf from Hannover...Manchester City have been told by Roma to forget about signing defender Mehdi Benatia...Arsenal are keen to make a bid of £12m for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, but Liverpool are also interested in signing the Frenchman...Felix Magath wants Ajax defender Niklas Moisander to join him at Fulham...Leicester are plotting a £2million move for West Brom defender Craig Dawson...

...Javier Hernandez is the latest star set to leave Manchester United...AC Milan are in hot pursuit of Newcastle full-back Davide Santon...Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has been released by Tottenham...Ipswich and Charlton are battling it out to sign Robert Koren, who has not been offered a new deal by Hull...Southampton are interested in signing Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair for £3m...Swansea have agreed a £7million deal for Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi.

I am hoping McCarthy rumors are a bad joke. He is a decent player but not good enough for a team looking to win titles. Secondly Cleverly is a decent player and I think he will do well under Van Gaal. He is a passer and passers don't do well in the 18th century football Moyes plays.

Cleverly is a local lad and I would like to see him stay as a backup and give United strength in depth. I'd rather we not waste our money on McCarthy and rather pick players with a lot more quality like a Strootman or Vidal.

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