Transfer delight

2014-06-25 12:35
Mario Balotelli (AFP)

Cape Town - While FIFA bite into discussion on the Suarez debacle, here is definitely something you can chew on. The latest rumours hitting the surface in the transfer window.

According to the Daily Star Liverpool and Arsenal are tracking Swansea and Cote d’Ivoire striker Wilfred Bony.

Netherlands international Leroy Fer confirmed he is not thinking about leaving Norwich City although the club has been relegated from the Premier League.

The Daily Mirror reports that Manchester United are expected to complete Ander Herrera's £29million transfer in the next 24 hours, making him their first signing under new boss Louis van Gaal.

Manchester City are favourites to sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United says the Daily Star

Alvaro Negredo is seeking to leave the Ethihad and Atletico Madrid are keeping tabs on the Spanish striker according to the Daily Mail.

French International Mathieu Debuchy plans to address his Newcastle United future after the SWC as he admits to missing UEFA Champions League football. He said: “I miss European football and the Champions League in particular. For the moment, I’m concentrating on the World Cup. We’ll see about the rest afterwards.”

Arsenal has enquired about the availability of in-demand Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez.

Newcastle United are in pursuit to make a bid of £2million for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie according to The Sun.

New Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is returning to his old backyard Holland for new recruits, and he considers FC Twente and Serbia international Dusan Tadic to be an ideal addition to the Premier League ranks.

According to Skysports La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are trying to lure Swansea striker Michu and the club is willing to listen to offers if the price is right.

Puma want Mario Balotelli's Arsenal deal done - so he can feature at the Gunners' new kit launch but Ruud Gullit asked Arsene Wenger who is appearing on beIN Sport's World Cup show, if he was buying ‘Super Mario’, but responded:

“No. No, that’s pure invention. We cannot believe absolutely everything that is on internet or is in newspapers. Sometimes it’s created by agents or by press who needs news. But in that case, it’s not true.”

FC Barcelona have signed Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The 31 year old has spent most of his playing days at Real Sociedad and now is likely to end up being third choice as the Catalan side have already secured 22 year old German Marc-André ter Stegen from Borussia Mönchengladbach. Victor Valdez is still undecided on whether he will leave the club but after FIFA temporally lifted the transfer ban the Spanish keeper is keen on playing elsewhere. 

Manchester City midfielder will decide whether he will be playing for the Premier League champions next season after indifference's with the club. PSG is in pursuit of signing Cote d'Ivoire international.


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