Saturday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Chelsea and Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado, a 26-year-old winger, is just “details away” from signing a new deal with Fiorentina – (Daily Express)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refuses to rule out the possibility of signing ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, a free agent who has been training with the Red Devils – (Daily Express)
Van Gaal has identified Zenit St Petersburg’s Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay, 28, as the player to shore up Manchester United’s struggling back four – (Daily Mirror)
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, has dropped his wage demands to £80,000-a-week in order to ensure he seals his proposed transfer to Arsenal – (Metro)
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says the club have the option to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25, on a permanent deal in January – (Guardian)