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Suarez move to Barcelona could still happen, United and Spurs want James Rodriguez and City win Mangala race...

Last Updated: 25/06/14 at 14:14 Post Comment

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Like night follows day, a Premier League transfer rumour follows a good performance at the World Cup. In recent days we have had Islam Slimani, Enner Valencia and Divock Origi, and today brings news that Colombia star James Rodriguez is being targeted by Spurs and Manchester United.

That's the line in the Evening Standard, who believe the two Premier League clubs will fight over the Monaco winger, with pre-tournament rumours in France suggesting Rodriguez would be open to a move away from the principality.

One relevant point to make here is that whilst James will presumably be much in demand post-Brazil, Monaco did shell out £35million for him last summer and he is only 22, so he presumably won't come that cheap.

One suspects that Spurs won't be paying £50m+ for one player, but we might be wrong.

It's a transfer that has seemingly been dragging on since January without ever being high-profile enough to merit saga status. It seems now that, finally, Eliaquim Mangala's deal to join Manchester City may be close to completion.

Portuguese paper Record reports that City and Porto have agreed a €45million fee for the central defender. There is still a nagging doubt, however, namely that until Mangala has only ever mentioned wanting to join Chelsea.

"There have been discussions with Manchester City, but the clubs did not reach an agreement," he said last season. City or Chelsea? Chelsea, because it is London."

Time to move the Etihad to London, chaps.

Given his slight indiscretion on Tuesday evening, one might think that Liverpool's move to Barcelona would be off, but El Mundo Deportivo believe that it could still be on the cards.

Their story is typically vague on the actual details, but claim that despite his latest biting incident bringing his reputation once again into disrepute, Barcelona would not necessarily be put off from making a move.

If they do you suspect that Liverpool should bite their hand off, if you'll excuse the pun.

Skollie - I agree. And having been to prison for said slide tackle I doubt I'd do it again....certainly not three times.
- fatbaldybloke

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