Transfer Rumour Gossip: Barcelona Want Chelsea Trio, Ligue 1 Champions Join Bale Chase, Malaga Starlet To Follow Pellegrini

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

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Chelsea flop Fernando Torres has emerged as a surprise target for La Liga champions Barcelona, who are looking for a new striker.

Full story: London Evening Standard.

Barcelona are also said to be keen on Chelsea defensive pair Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz as the La Liga side look to strengthen back-line.

Full story: Daily Star

Big-spending French giants PSG will go head-to-head with Real Madrid for Tottenham star Gareth Bale, with an £85million bid for the Welshman.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are hoping Real Madrid sign Bale, as it could increase their chances of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

Full story: The Sun.

Isco Chelsea Deal

Manchester City are hoping that Manuel Pellegrini will be able to bring Spanish starlet Isco with him from Malaga this summer.

Full story: The Sun.

Manchester United may also have to negotiate with Bayern Munich over the transfer of Robert Lewandowski, who was keen to join the treble winners from Borussia Dortmund.

Full story: Daily Star.

Real Madrid have reportedly held positive talks with Edinson Cavani, despite the Napoli striker hinting that he would not fit in well in Spanish football.

Full story: The Guardian.

Tottenham are considering a £4million bid for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry as a replacement for Scott Parker, who is a target for Sunderland.

Full story: Daily Express.

Manchester United’s Nani is close to making a decision on his future, and is expected to choose to leave the club this weekend.

Full story: Daily Star.

Garay Man United Deal

David Moyes is said to be close to signing Real Madrid target Ezequiel Garay from Benfica for around £17million.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Liverpool are hopeful of signing Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for around £10million, beating Arsenal to his signature.

Full story: Daily Mail.

West Ham are targeting a sensational double loan deal for Chelsea striker Demba Ba and Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha for next season.

Full story: The Times.

Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse is likely to make his loan move to Qatar club Al-Gharafa permanent.

Full story: The Guardian.

Hull City have had a £4million bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper rejected by the Scottish champions.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Russian club Anzhi Makhachakala look likely to beat the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle to Saint Etienne youngster Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Full story: Sport24.

Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti has signed a one-year extension to his contract, which will keep him at the club past his 40th birthday.

Full story: BBC Sport.

PSG will pay Tottenham compensation of £10million for their manager Andre Villas-Boas, who is now their prime target to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

Full story: The Telegraph.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, also linked with PSG, is said to be considering his future at the Liberty Stadium after a dispute between the club and his agent.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Owen Coyle Sacked

Wigan’s main two candidates to replace Roberto Martinez as manager are said to be Owen Coyle and Steve McClaren.

Full story: Daily Mail.


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