Transfer Rumour Gossip: Man United Want Gareth Bale, Chelsea Target World-Class Striker as Rooney Alternative, Gunners Close In On £14m Battler, Hammers to Sign Stewart Downing

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

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Manchester United are still hoping to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Tottenham star Gareth Bale, as David Moyes seeks his first big signing as manager at Old Trafford.

Full story: The Independent.

Chelsea could turn to Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o if they fail to land their prime target Wayne Rooney.

Full story: Daily Express.

However, the Blues could face competition from Serie A pair Inter Milan and Napoli for the former Barcelona star.

Full story: La Stampa.

Luiz Gustavo £14m

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a £14million deal to bring in Brazil midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich.

Full story: The Telegraph.

Barcelona will keep trying for Chelsea defender David Luiz, despite already having had a big-money bid rejected by the Blues for the Brazilian.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

The Spanish champions are also said to be considering Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, who is said to welcome their interest.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria says he wants to stay at the Bernabeu, despite rumours that he could move to Tottenham as part of a deal to sign Gareth Bale.

Full story: Marca.

Clarke WBA

West Brom are hoping to complete the double signing of Udinese striker Matej Vydra and Manchester City flop Scott Sinclair.

Full story: Birmingham Mail.

Vydra, who had an impressive loan spell in the Championship with Watford last season, is also a top target for Sunderland and West Ham.

Full story: The Metro.

Sunderland could also be set to raid Serie A in a move for 30-year-old Juventus and Italy forward Fabio Quagliarella.

Full story: The Times.

Liverpool could look to strengthen their defence, as they consider the signing of Granada left-back Guilherme Siqueira for around £6million.

Full story: Liverpool Echo.

Meanwhile, Reds winger Stewart Downing could be on his way out of the club as he undergoes a medical ahead of a move to West Ham.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle could be set for a return to the Premier League with newly-promoted Hull City, who have made a £3million bid for the 29-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Want-away Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has rejected manager Brendan Rodgers’ wishes that he should apologise for trying to force a move to Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Recently-retired Reds legend Jamie Carragher believes it would be embarrassing for Liverpool to sell Suarez now after taking such a strong stance on the matter.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia has requested a change of shirt number for this season, as he admits the pressure of wearing the famous number 7 shirt has got to him. This has also prompted rumours that former number 7 Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a return to Manchester United this summer.

Full story: The Metro.

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