Man United could drop out of Di Maria race, but they do want Khedira. And Spurs chase Loic Remy for £11m...
UNITED IN FOR CUADRADO
Presumably you've all been paying attention and know that Juan Cuadrado is a Colombian winger who plays for Fiorentina. And presumably you all know that he is valued at a quite spectacular £32m and you may also know that Barcelona have apparently bid a desultory £20m and been told by the Italian club to jog on. Well now the Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming that Manchester United are also interested. Though we suspect that Edward Woodward will raise his eyebrows at those fancy prices.
Elsewhere, there are short and lazy links to Manchester United for Sami Khedira (El Confidencial) and Ander Herrera (AS), while Marca are claiming that Real Madrid would be prepared to pay £33m for Adnan Januzaj.
WHICH LEFT-BACK FOR LIVERPOOL NOW?
This morning the name in the frame was Ricardo Rodriguez and now - thanks to a report in Le 10 Sport - it's all about Sporting Lisbon's Argentina international Marcos Rojo, who will cost Liverpool around £10m after they apparently moved ahead of Arsenal, Manchester United and Monaco in the race for his signature.
You may have seen Rojo in action during Argentina's 2-1 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-1. Apparently he can do a rabona; we suspect Jon Flanagan would struggle.
Mind you, according to De Telegraaf in Holland, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have contacted Marc Overmars to make their interest in Daley Blind known. He's said he won't talk about his future until after the World Cup.
AND THE REST
Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis...Santi Cazorla sounds open to an Atletico Madrid move...Middlesbrough striker Marvin Emnes is closing in on a permanent move to Swansea...Arsenal are fending off interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of Southampton right-back Calum Chambers...Juventus have emerged as the new favourites to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku this summer but have had a request to acquire him on loan rejected...Mats Hummels says a move to Manchester United could interest him in the future but is expecting to be at Dortmund next season...
...Manchester City will resist attempts to lure Edin Dzeko away from the Etihad this summer...Newcastle United are understood to have been offered Cardiff City centre-back Steven Caulker...Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Sammy Ameobi - with Newcastle United open to offers for their Academy graduate forward...Wolverhampton have turned their attentions to £2m-rated Bournemouth defender Steve Cook as their hopes of signing Harry Maguire appeared to recede today...West Ham are the front-runners to sign AC Milan striker M'baye Niang, according to his agent...Benfica could rival Swansea City for the signature of FC Twente striker Luc Castaigno.
This must be the fortieth player linked to United. Whats more ridiculous is that no player seems to be mentioned more than once. Each day we have two or three new players that nobody has ever heard of. Its almost as if nobody knows what theyre talking about- levi