Man United to Sign ‘New Messi’, Arsenal Star Set to Leave, Tottenham Plan £40m Move, Ajax Man Turns Down Liverpool, Newcastle United Target Trio, Chelsea Want French Centre Back and Brazilian Playmaker, Sir Alex Wants Buffon, Man City to Sell Striker, Stoke City Want Aston Villa Defender and Sunderland Won’t Sell

Transfer Rumour Round-Up. The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

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Man United to sign ‘New Messi’.

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Atletico Madrid will offer want-away strikers Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan to Tottenham for a combined price of £40m this summer.

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Manchester United and Barcelona are locked in a battle to sign Besiktas’ 16-year-old midfielder Muhammed Demirci, who is regarded as one of the best young talents in Europe.

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Full-back Gael Clichy has hinted he could leave Arsenal this summer as talks on extending his current contract have ground to a halt.

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Arsenal and Chelsea target Philippe Mexes has still not ruled out a summer move to the Premier League. The French defender’s contract with Italian side Roma expires in June.

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Newcastle have joined Arsenal in tracking Saint-Ettiene midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who is expected to leave the French club this summer.


Meanwhile, Magpies boss Alan Pardew is keen to make midfielder Stephen Ireland’s loan move from Aston Villa permanent at St James’ Park.

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Newcastle are also weighing up a move for Espanyol striker Jose Maria Callejon.

Source: Daily Mail

Chief executive Steve Walton insists Sunderland are under no financial pressure to sell star players such as striker Asamoah Gyan and midfielder Jordan Henderson, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.

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Stoke are set to make a £4m summer swoop for out-of-favour Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock.

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Real Madrid are ready to cut their losses on Kaka this summer – and Chelsea and AC Milan are currently leading the chase to sign him. The midfielder has struggled for form and fitness since moving to Spain from Milan for £56m in 2009.

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Manchester City are set to make a significant loss on striker Felipe Caicedo by selling him to Levante in the summer for £850,000. The Spanish side – who can sign the 22-year-old for a reduced fee as part of the loan deal agreed with City last summer – will then immediately put the player up for sale for £4m. City signed Caicedo for around £5m in February 2008.

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Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen – a target for Liverpool – says Barcelona are the only club who could tempt him away from Ajax.

Source: Daily Mail

Inter Milan are considering a summer-move for Tottenham’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modric.

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In other news. The following players are linked with the following clubs.

Liverpool: Lucas to Napoli Emiliano Insua to Benfica, Christian Poulsen to Udinese, Paul Konchesky to Nottingham Forest, Alberto Aquilani to Juventus, Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger to Wolfsburg,

Chelsea: Didier Drogba to AC Milan, Florent Malouda to Fluminese, Gael Kakuta to Marseille, Nicolas Anelka to PSG, Yuri Zhirkov to Spartak Moscow

Tottenham: Robbie Keane to Aston Villa, Roman Pavlyuchenko to Sunderland, Luka Modric to Man United, Alan Hutton to Juventus, Younes Kaboul to PSG,

Man United: Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves will not have their contracts renewed, Luis Antonio Valencia to Udinese, Jonny Evans and Danny Welbeck to Sunderland

Newcastle United: Wayne Routledge to QPR, Jose Enrique to AC Milan

Reading: Shane Long to Liverpool

Blackpool: Charlie Adam to Tottenham

Arsenal: Andrei Arshavin to Galatasaray

Sunderland: Asamoah Gyan to Man United,

Celtic: Biram Kayal to Man United

Everton: Jack Rodwell to Man United, Leighton Baines to Man United, Marouane Fellaini to Tottenham

West Ham: Carlton Cole to Newcastle United, Scott Parker to Tottenham, Benni McCarthy to QPR

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