IT’S a case of the usual suspects in transfer rumours today as Arsenal won’t give up on their chase for Luis Suarez, and Manchester United could return with another bid for Cesc Fabregas.
Arsenal have not given up hope of signing Luis Suarez, according to reports today.
There were reports from Uruguay yesterday, claiming Suarez had said he was prepared to stay at Liverpool.
But the Daily Telegraph today says Arsenal have not given up hope of signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, and are considering a final bid of £49m.
Meanwhile, the Gunners will be told by Manchester City that 27-year-old Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko is not for sale, according to the Daily Mail.
Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen has confirmed the club would like to add “one or two” new forward players to their squad before the end of the transfer window – Sky Sports
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says the club are still looking for additional signings, with another striker being the main priority – Sky Sports
Other transfer rumours:
Real Madrid are confident they will land Gareth Bale, 24, for a world-record £81m. But the Spanish giants believe Tottenham will make them wait till just before the transfer window shuts on 2 September. Full story: the Sun
Meanwhile, Tottenham are plotting moves for Roma’s 21-year-old forward Erik Lamela, Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen, 21, and Anzhi Makhachkala’s 25-year-old winger Willian. Full story: Daily Express
Manchester United are prepared to offer up to £40m for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, as manager David Moyes refuses to concede defeat in his efforts to sign the Spain international. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Arsenal target Luiz Gustavo - Bayern Munich’s 26-year-old Brazil international midfielder - is set to join Wolfsburg for £12.8m. Full story: Bild (in German)
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o, 32, is still keen to be reunited with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho but has claimed that Manchester United are also eager to sign him. Eto’o currently plays for Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala. Full story: Daily Mirror
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims the Blues will not sell 26-year-old defender David Luiz, regardless of any offers that may arrive from Barcelona. Full story: Daily Mail
Manchester City are lining up a cut-price £3m move for Argentine defender Martin Demichelis after Real Madrid refused to sell Portuguese hard-man Pepe. Demichelis, 32, played for new City boss Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga for the past two years before moving to Atletico Madrid this summer. Full story: Daily Mirror
Former Wigan striker Franco Di Santo, 24, has reignited his dream of playing for Argentina at the World Cup by joining German side Werder Bremen on a three-year deal. Full story: the Sun (subscription required)
Everton boss Roberto Martinez is claiming victory in his attempts to prevent Manchester United from signing 28-year-old left-back Leighton Baines - but the Toffees are prepared to do business with United over 25-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Full story: Daily Mirror