Transfer Rumour Gossip: Man United to Launch £40m Barcelona Star Bid, Serie A Side Reject Torres Swap Offer, Wenger Holds Higuain Talks

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A round-up of Saturday’s biggest transfer stories.

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Napoli want Chelsea to pay the full value of Edinson Cavani’s £53.5million release fee clause after rejecting an offer of £25.5million and Fernando Torres from the Blues.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Chelsea are still hoping to offer players in return, and have offered Napoli a list of their fringe players to choose from.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Manchester United are determined to land former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, and will offer Barcelona £40million for the Spaniard.

Full story: The Sun.

Arsenal could be closer to signing Gonzalo Higuain after Arsene Wenger reportedly held talks with the Real Madrid striker and his father in Paris.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Luiz Goal

Barcelona will consider a move for Chelsea defender David Luiz if they miss out on their first choice of Thiago Silva from PSG.

Full story: talkSPORT.

Chelsea are monitoring the situation of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, and will move for the player if David Moyes decides to sell him.

Full story: The Independent.

Tottenham will try their luck with a £7million bid for out-of-favour Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez.

Full story: The Metro.

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has expressed his admiration for Manchester United after admitting to being open to a move away this summer.

Full story: The Guardian.

Aspas Red Card

Liverpool are expected to complete the signing of Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, despite late interest from Tottenham.

Full story: The Metro.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku wants to stay at Stamford Bridge next season and fight for his place instead of going out on loan again.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Former Manchester City loanee Claudio Pizarro wants a return to the Premier League this summer.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Liverpool are hoping to beat rivals Everton to Wigan striker Arouna Kone, and may activate his £6.5million minimum release fee clause.

Full story: The Sun.

Crystal Palace have made a surprise bid for in-demand Blackpool winger Tom Ince, who has also attracted attention from Liverpool and Tottenham.

Full story: The Sun.

Spurs left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto is a £6million target for Turkish club Fenerbache after falling out of favour at White Hart Lane.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina admits he can understand his team-mate Luis Suarez’s desire to leave the club.

Full story: Daily Mail.

The agent of Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has denied rumours linking his client with the Fenerbache job.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Pearce England

England Under-21s manager Stuart Pearce has come under fierce criticism…from Theo Walcott’s mum!

Full story: Daily Mirror.


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