EPL Transfer Watch - United to bid for Sterling?

2015-06-04 14:01

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04 Jun 14:15  

MOURINHO BLASTS COSTA TALK

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has rejected a report that star striker Diego Costa wants to quit the English Premier League champions.

04 Jun 14:14  

VAN PERSIE'S FUTURE IN DOUBT?

Robin van Persie is keeping his options open over his future at Manchester United as he enters a final season of his contract with the club, Dutch media reported on Wednesday.

The striker returned from injury towards the end of the season but was no longer able to command a regular place in the team.

"The club must do its homework and so must I. It's a new situation," he told reporters in an interview with several Dutch newspapers ahead of Friday's friendly international between the Netherlands and the U.S. in Amsterdam.

04 Jun 14:13  

FUCHS SIGNS FOR FOXES

Leicester City have signed Austria captain Christian Fuchs on a free transfer from Germany's Schalke 04, the English Premier League club said on Wednesday.

04 Jun 14:12  

MILNER QUITS CITY

Liverpool have moved quickly into the transfer market after a disappointing end to the season, announcing on Thursday that midfielder James Milner was joining them from Manchester City.

The 29-year-old, who has 53 caps for England, is out of contract at City and will join Liverpool on a free transfer on July 1, the Premier League club said on its website.

04 Jun 14:02  

DE GEA HAS NOT SAID GOODBYE

The Express report that Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea has not said his goodbyes at Old Trafford, disputing claims that the talented shot-stopper has agreed a move to Real Madrid.

De Gea is yet to decide on his future and a new £200,000-a-week contract remains on the table.

04 Jun 14:00  

STERLING WANTED BY LOUIS VAN GAAL

Manchester United are "set to make a £25 million offer for Raheem Sterling" reports the Mirror.

Louis van Gaal reportedly maintains a firm interest in the Liverpool contract rebel and is set to test Liverpool's resolve in keeping the talented young English star.

The same source reports that "Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also monitoring developments" regarding Sterling's potential Anfield exit. 

04 Jun 13:57  

LLORIS TO REPLACE DE GEA?

The Manchester Evening News link Hugo Lloris with a move to Old Trafford, if (or when) David De Gea departs for Real Madrid.

Lloris was tipped to replace Edwin Van Sar in 2011 and has previously said his dream club are the Red Devils.

“Manchester United is a great football club,”said Lloris.

“They are one of the most successful clubs in the world, so Manchester is one of the clubs that make me dream."

04 Jun 13:54  

"NEW" LIVERPOOL SIGNING HAS REDS BELIEF

Divock Origi, who signed for Liverpool after the Soccer World Cup, says his new team have the quality to win the league.

Origi told Sky Sports News HQ: "I think Liverpool is a wonderful club that deserves to be at the top and to be honest with the players they have, with the quality they have, then they should be finishing at the top of the league."

The Belgian had a season to forget at Lille and was named in a French magazine's "Ligue 1 worst team of the season".

04 Jun 13:51  

AFRICAN STAR KEEN ON ARSENAL MOVE

Southampton's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama told a Kenyan TV show: "It would be nice to move to Arsenal."

"But at this moment such decisions can only be made by Southampton and that is where my concentration as a player is."

04 Jun 13:49  

REUS HAPPY AT DORTMUND

Following his decision to snub several English Premiership clubs, German international Marco Reus insists he is happy at the club.

Reus told Sport Bild: "I do not have any regrets. Why would I regret my decision to sign a new deal? I thought about it for a long time before I signed a new deal. I still feel exactly the same about it."

04 Jun 13:48  

ROMELU HAPPY AT TOFFEES

Romelu Lukaku insists he is “happy” at Everton.

The Belgian, however, is chasing Champions League football which has placed a number of clubs on alert.

Everton's record signing scored 20 goals in all competitions this season.

04 Jun 13:46  

ARSENAL KEEN TO PLUG MIDFIELD GAP 

The Gunners want to bring 22-year-old French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia to the Emirates this summer.

According to the Mirror, Arsenal will face competition from Inter Milan for the defensive midfielder.

The same source reports that Arsene Wenger "remains keen on Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin". 

04 Jun 13:44  

BERBATOV EYES ENGLAND RETURN

Dimitar Berbatov is keen to return to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

Berbatov has played for Manchester United, Tottenham and Fulham but was released by Monaco after his contract expired.

The Bulgarian striker is now 34-years-old.

04 Jun 13:41  

FALCAO TO CHELSEA TALK CONTINUES

The Daily Star report that Chelsea "are in advanced talks with Monaco" over the signing of Radamel Falcao.

A Chelsea source revealed: "Talks have been going well and Jose is still a big fan of Falcao, despite the difficult time he had at United."

"It looks like the deal is going to happen."

01 Jun 14:34  

LLORIS WANTS TO STAY - POCHETTINO

Tottenham Hotspur fans can breath a sigh of relief as Hugo Lloris is not looking to leave the club in the summer.

“There have been a lot of rumours, but Hugo wants to stay with us and we are happy with him too," said Mauricio Pochettino.

“He is happy and everything else is just rumour.” 

Lloris is being widely tipped to replace David De Gea at Manchester United...

01 Jun 14:33  

COSTA WANTS OUT OF CHELSEA

Diego Costa is ready to rock Chelsea with the news that he wants a return to Spain.

"He has not settled in London and does not rule out taking a drop in salary." reports MARCA.

The striker is reportedly unhappy with life in London citing "the wet English climate, the language, the food." as reasons for his discomfort.

Rumour or will Costa be leaving the Bridge?

01 Jun 14:31  

DE GEA MUM ON FUTURE

Speaking (or should that be not speaking?) in Spain, David De Gea refused to answer questions regarding his future.

Quizzed at an awards evening, De Gea was honoured with the "Adopted Son of Castilla-La Mancha award", the Real Madrid target offered no new news.

“We’ll see what happens with my future...Now I am on holiday and I am very happy for this recognition,” he said.

De Gea's current contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the 2015/16 season.

01 Jun 14:10  

WALCOTT'S NEW DEAL "WILL TAKE TIME"

Theo Walcott expects to stay at the Gunners but had a warning for the club and it's fans.

The English midfielder says "it will take time" to sort out his Arsenal contract.

Walcott, who netted a stunner against Aston Villa in the FA Cup final, has one year left on his current deal.


01 Jun 14:07  

SCHNEIDERLIN FIGHT

Manchester United and Arsenal are tipped to do battle...over the signature of Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.

“There is interest in a number of our players, include Schneiderlin.” confirmed Saints boss Ronald Koeman.

With the French star keen on playing in the Champions League, it seems Tottenham Hotspur are set to miss out - leaving two of England's biggest rivals to do battle.

Schneiderlin will reportedly cost the victors £25 million.

01 Jun 14:00  

TOURE RULES OUT CITY DEPARTURE

Midfield lynchpin Yaya Toure has cooled speculation surrounding his future at Manchester City, the Ivorian saying he will "definitely stay" because he wants to win more silverware at the Premier League club.

01 Jun 13:54  

WENGER COOLS VIDAL TALK

Arsene Wenger has attempted to play down speculation linking Arsenal with a bid for Juventus star Arturo Vidal.

"Asked whether he would be making a move for Juventus star Vidal, Wenger was quick to highlight the abundance of strength his squad already possesses in midfield." reports the Evening Standard.

Vidal has consistently been linked with a move to Manchester United with Liverpool an alternative destination in recent weeks.

01 Jun 13:52  

INGS SET FOR LIVERPOOL MOVE 

Burnley will be in the Championship next season without star striker Danny Ings, according to the Independent.

Ings will join Liverpool as a free agent on July 1 with a deal set to be concluded shortly.

Spurs have lost out in their pursuity of the 22-year-old striker.


01 Jun 13:49  

TERRY SEES NO END TO CAPTAIN/MANAGER PARTNERSHIP

John Terry fired off a warning to Chelsea's Premier League rivals: He plans on sticking around for a few more seasons.

The 34-year-old is not planning on retiring just yet...

The central defender, who played his first match for Chelsea in 1998, said he does not see the end of the road for their successful manager-captain partnership just yet."I'm hoping that's going to continue for a few more years at least," he said.

"I'm hoping to finish my career at Chelsea. I'm hoping I can do that under the manager and still be playing."

Chelsea play Sydney FC in a post-season friendly on Tuesday.

01 Jun 13:46  

VIEIRA TO COACH MAGPIES?

The Telegraph report that Patrick Vieira is on the shortlist to replace John Carver as Newcastle manager.

The former Arsenal midfield general is on a rolling contract at Manchester City where he takes charge of the club's elite development squad.

Vieira - one of the Premier League's greatest ever players - is on the four-man shortlist along with sacked Derby County boss Steve McClaren.

01 Jun 13:41  

FALCAO TO MAKE PREMIER LEAGUE RETURN

After flopping at Manchester United, most Premier League fans thought they would never see the Colombian striker back in the league again but according to the Mirror this might just happen.

Falcao is reportedly keen on a move to Chelsea and is willing to take a pay cut to make the deal happen.

Falcao shares an agent with Jose Mourinho which might just see this rumour move into the "done deal" category.

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