Friday’s transfer rumour gossip.
Liverpool’s hopes of signing Monaco striker Radamel Falcao appear to be over, with the 28-year-old set to link up with fellow Colombia international James Rodriguez at Real Madrid – Daily Star
The Reds could now turn to Paris St-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, 27, in their search for a striker – (Liverpool Echo)
Arsenal could ruin Manchester United’s hopes of landing defender Thomas Vermaelen, with manager Arsene Wenger keen to sell the 28-year-old to Barcelona instead – (Daily Telegraph)
But United remain hopeful of concluding a deal for the Belgian, as part of an audacious double swoop that would also see Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, 27, move to Old Trafford – (Daily Star)
Arsenal’s Wenger is keen to make 19-year-old Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot his fifth summer signing – (Daily Star)