MANCHESTER United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle made today’s main transfer headlines with just three weeks to go until the window shuts.
Wayne Rooney’s future again dominated the newspapers, while there was talk of Newcastle United challenging Liverpool for a top attacker.
here is a round-up of all the main headlines:
Wayne Rooney set up two goals in Manchester United’s win over Swansea but the 27-year-old still wants to leave the Old Trafford club, with Chelsea his preferred destination and Arsenal his contingency plan. Full story: Sunday Times (subscription required)
Chelsea will offer United £40m for Rooney and hand the England international a four-year deal worth £300,000 a week in their latest attempts to sign him. However, if their latest bid fails, the Blues will switch their attentions to Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski, 24. Full story: Sunday People
Rooney has conceded he will not be allowed to leave Manchester United and that he will spend the 2013-14 season with the Premier League champions. Full story: Mail on Sunday
Manchester United are about to launch an ambitious move for Real Madrid midfield duo Mesut Ozil, 24, and Kaka, 31. Full story: Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish)
Manchester United boss David Moyes will return to former club Everton to make an £18m bid for 25-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini, whose £24m buyout clause recently expired. Full story: Sunday Mirror
Manchester City could be tempted to move for striker Radamel Falcao, 27, as Monaco may have to sell their prize asset because of French tax laws. Full story: Daily Express
Liverpool will make a move for Brazil and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao if Manchester United or Tottenham beat them to the signing of Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian, 25. Full story: Sunday People
The Sunday Mirror also claimed Newcastle United were keen on Willian.
Real Madrid have hinted they expect Gareth Bale to join them this summer by leaving the club’s number 11 shirt free for the Welshman should he arrive from Tottenham. Full story: Daily Express
Chelsea face a battle with Inter Milan and Napoli if they want to bring Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o, 32, to Stamford Bridge. Full story: Daily Star
Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has dismissed speculation that the Catalan club will try to sign either Chelsea defender David Luiz, 26, or Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger, 28, after claiming he is happy with his defensive options. Full story: The Independent
England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 35, hopes the London club will sign Rooney from Manchester United. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Atletico Madrid’s 26-year-old playmaker Arda Turan’s possible move to either Liverpool or Arsenal has moved a step closer. His agent has been quoted as saying that Turan’s transfer to the Premier League this summer is “probable”. Full story: AS sports newspaper (in Spanish)
Arsenal will have to pay £25m if they want to sign 27-year-old Swansea striker Michu, while the Gunners are also interested in Manchester City right-back Micah Richards. Full story: Sunday Mirror