Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, August 20


first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Telephone conversations with José Mourinho and Cesc Fàbregas persuaded the Barcelona forward Pedro Rodríguez to snub long-standing interest from Manchester United and move instead to Chelsea in a deal that will be worth £21.2m. (Guardian)Manchester City are a step closer to completing the £32million transfer of Valencia central defender Nicolas Otamendi. It is understood that the Argentine stopper has undergone his medical in Manchester and agreed terms on a five-year contract. (Daily Mail)Bayern Munich have slammed the door on Manchester United’s hopes of signing German World Cup winning striker Thomas Muller. United had reportedly lodged a £60m bid for the 25-year-old but Bayern insist he will not be sold at any price. (Manchester Evening News)Southampton face a fight to hold to another two of their top stars with Tottenham targeting Victor Wanyama and Manchester United interested in Sadio Mane. (Daily Mirror)West Ham have had a £3.5million bid for Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz turned down. (Daily Mirror)West Ham have also pulled out of a surprise deal to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Tottenham Hotspur. (Daily Telegraph)Everton have agreed a £5.5m fee for River Plate defender Ramiro Funes Mori. (Liverpool Echo)Liverpool will not consider bids for defender Mamadou Sakho – despite the Frenchman’s unrest at being axed from the squad. (Daily Mirror)West Brom are ploughing on with their bid to sign Tottenham defender Federico Fazio, despite snubbing Spurs’ opening bid for Saido Berahino. (Daily Mirror)Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini is a target for Bologna. The 30-year-old, who joined for £6.5million two years ago, is set to decide his future in the next 48 hours with Sunderland willing to sell to fund other moves. (Daily Mail)Shaun Maloney is expected to join Hull from Chicago Fire in the next 48 hours. (Daily Mail)Wolves have rejected a bid from Norwich City for striker Benik Afobe. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Reports: Manchester United table £60m bid for Germany striker Thomas MullerBayer Leverkusen want Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho in £7m dealJulian Draxler latest – Juventus offer £21m to land long-term Arsenal targetSunderland star Emanuele Giaccherini could leave the Stadium of Light, reveals agentManchester United stunned as Chelsea win race for Barcelona winger PedroBenzema breakthough! Arsenal have £48m bid accepted by Real Madrid, talkSPORT toldEverton to move for Inter Milan defender if John Stones completes Chelsea switchDavid De Gea told by teammate to stay at Manchester UnitedReal Madrid join Chelsea in eyeing Brazilian defender Alex Telleslast_img

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