Transfer Central

We apologise for the lack of updates – we will have more frequent transfer news after July 5th!

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WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, after attaining a compromise on his £42.5m buy-out clause

Full story: Daily Telegraph (hyperlink)

Manchester United have increased their efforts to re-sign club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, and they are prepared to offer at least £65m and possibly a player to prise him from Real Madrid.

Full Story: The Sun (hyperlink)

Tottenham have offered England striker Jermain Defoe plus a fee to Aston Villa in exchange for Belgian forward Christian Benteke. Spurs face competition from Atletico Madrid, who are ready to bid £25m for him to replace the outgoing Ramadel Falcao.

Full story: Daily Mirror (hyperlink)

Returning manager Jose Mourinho has made Manchester City’s lesser-used forward Edin Dzeko his top transfer target at Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Star  (hyperlink)

Mourinho faces a struggle to persuade Romelu Lukaku, 20, to stay at the club, with the Belgian striker believed to favour another loan deal next season in order improve his chances of making the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Full story: The Guardian  (hyperlink)

Monaco will offer Chelsea captain John Terry a tax-free salary of around £150,000 a week in an effort to persuade the to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and tighten up their defence.

Full story: Daily Telegraph (hyperlink)

Bayern Munich want controversial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, and are prepared to offer winger Arjen Robbenas part of a swap deal.

Full story: The Sun (hyperlink)

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is a summer transfer target for German champions Bayern Munich, and has admitted he could leave the Gunners if they fail to show ambition in the transfer market this time around.

Full story: Daily Mail (hyperlink)

France international midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, has admitted he will be looking to leave Toulouse this summer, with North-London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham said to be interested.

Full story: Metro (hyperlink)

Liverpool hope to keep Denmark defender Daniel Agger, 28, at Anfield despite interest from big-spending Monaco.

Full story: The Guardian 

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has fuelled speculation he could leave the Spanish capital this summer by putting his stunning villa up for sale.

Full story: Daily Express 

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FRIDAY 31st MAY

BREAKING NEWS: Luis Suarez has confirmed that he wants to leave Liverpool FC this summer, and it has been said that his preferred destination is Real Madrid.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/luis-suarez-confirms-he-wants-to-leave-liverpool-after-press-intrusion-meant-he-couldnt-go-in-the-garden-or-to-the-supermarket-8639659.html

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WEDNESDAY 29th MAY

BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United sources confirm to ESPN that they are in discussions with Barcelona over the transfers of Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas [10:29am, BST]

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TUESDAY 28th MAY

Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are monitoring the situation of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen after he rejected a new contract with Ajax.

Full story: Daily Mail (hyperlink)

Liverpool are considering a £3m bid for Malaga’s Chilean playmaker Manuel Iturra.

Full story: Daily Express (hyperlink)

Real Madrid are planning a £38m transfer move for Spurs winger Gareth Bale

Full story: talkSPORT (hyperlink)

Chelsea could step up the chase in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 27, by using 20-year-old Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as a bargaining tool to bring the Columbian to Stamford Bridge

Full story: Metro (hyperlink)

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino failed in a last-ditch club-record £15.25m bid for Morocco midfielder Abdelaziz Barrada, from Getafe.

Full story: talkSPORT (hyperlink)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness insists a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, who is a heavily reputed Manchester United target, has not been agreed.

Full story: ESPN (hyperlink)

Fulham ‘keeper Mark Schwarzer, 40, has revealed he has entered into contract negotiations to extend his stay at Craven Cottage, where he has enjoyed his spot as #1 goalkeeper.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle (hyperlink)

West Brom are considering a bid for 19-year-old rising star Sam Byram (Leeds).

Full story: The Sun (hyperlink)

Stephen Ireland has been frozen out at Aston Villa and forced to train with the club’s youth team, and not for the first time.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph (hyperlink)

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SUNDAY 26th MAY

Manchester United are planning a shock £25m bid to bring former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, back to the Premier League – to join his old team mate, Robin van Persie

Full story: Sunday Express (hyperlink)

New United boss David Moyes is looking to make Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini his first signing for £24m and manufacture peace to keep superstar Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford

Full story: Sunday Mirror (hyperlink)

Carlo Ancelotti will offer Wayne Rooney an exit door if he takes over as Real Madrid manager in the coming weeks, but will not even consider a swap deal involving ex-Red Devil Cristiano Ronaldo.

Full story: The People (hyperlink)

Real Madrid are preparing a £60m bid for Tottenham’s Welsh international Gareth Bale; despite Spurs chairman Daniel Levy indicating that he will not sell the player to any club this summer – no matter what the price.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph (hyperlink)

“Incoming” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has asked the club’s oil-rich owners to buy him FOUR new players in the forthcoming summer transfer window – one of whom is Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez.

Full story: The People (hyperlink)

Arsenal are looking set to sign Belgian ‘keeper Simon ­Mignolet from Sunderland for £10m – as Arsene Wenger dips into his newfound £70m transfer fund.

Full story: Sunday Mirror (hyperlink)

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is eyeing up a £3m move for Peterborough striker Dwight Gayle. His interest in the London-born forward is said to be unconnected with the future of powerfuk Belgian frontman Christian Benteke.

Full story: Mail on Sunday (hyperlink)

French outfit Olympique Lyon have made an approach to take 25-year-old forward Gervinho on a season-long loan from Arsenal, with a view to a permanent deal.

Full story: Metro (hyperlink)

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SATURDAY 25th MAY 2013:

Arsenal are monitoring Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney’s situation, with the club ready to re-work their wage structure to bring in the all-star striker. Rooney is also being linked with Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror (hyperlink)

New Manchester United boss David Moyes wants to bring Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, with him to Old Trafford. Moyes originally signed Fellaini for Everton in 2008.

Full story: The Guardian (hyperlink)

Departing Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, wants playmaker Luka Modric, 27, to follow him to Stamford Bridge if the Portuguese is appointed manager of Chelsea.

Full story: The Sun (hyperlink)

Santos have accepted two bids for Brazilian wonderkid Neymar. These bids are widely assumed to be from Barcelona and Real Madrid. Neymar’s contract expires at the end of next season and some reports had suggested an agreement with Barcelona was as good as concluded.

Full story: Daily Mail (hyperlink)

Liverpool have made a £3m offer for Porto’s 21-year-old Ghana international Christian Atsu.

Full story: Daily Mirror (hyperlink)

Real Madrid are poised to test Liverpool’s resolve over their controversial Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez this summer. The striker is also a target for Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail (hyperlink)

Manchester City are in a £60m battle with Real Madrid for the signature of 26-year-old Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, who has also been linked to PSG.

Full story: The Sun (hyperlink)

Sergio Aguero says he has no reason to leave Manchester City this summer. “I’ve got four more years on my contract, I’m going to work hard for City and everything else is just rumours”. The forward has been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Telegraph (hyperlink)

Fulham are to make a £4m bid for Aston Villa’s 29-year-old striker Darren Bent; whilst the Cottagers next week expect to complete the signing of Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg in a bargain £2m deal.

Full story: Daily Express (hyperlink)

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has urged his Belgian superstar Christian Benteke to ignore interest from Tottenham and Arsenal and further his career at Villa Park.

Full story: talkSPORT (hyperlink)

Swansea City insist they have had no contact from Arsenal over a possible transfer for 28-year-old defender Ashley Williams.

Full story: Metro (hyperlink)

Stoke City have dismissed reports linking goalkeeper Asmir Begovic with a move to Liverpool.

Full story: Liverpool Echo (hyperlink)

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, 24, has said he wishes to remain at the Nou Camp; snubbing reports of interest from Manchester City and Juventus.

Full story: Sky Sports (hyperlink)

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