Transfer Rumour Gossip: Manchester United Want German Playmaker, Chelsea Target Lethal Finisher, Anfield Side Chase Brazilian

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

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Manchester United’s search for a new midfielder could see them bid for Real Madrid’s 24-year-old German international Mesut Ozil.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Chelsea are stepping up their interest in Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o, after giving up on signing Manchester United misfit Wayne Rooney.

Full story: Daily Star.

Liverpool are leading the race for another Anzhi player, Brazilian forward Willian, though Tottenham and Manchester United are also interested in the 25-year-old.

Full story: The Telegraph.

Manchester United could also land Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, who will consider his future if Gareth Bale moves to the Bernabeu.

Full story: Daily Star.

Gustavo £17

Wolsburg have succeeded in signing Arsenal target Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich on a five-year contract.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has warned Arsenal that they will not succeed in signing Spanish striker Michu if they pursue him as an alternative to Luis Suarez.

Full story: Daily Star.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has also been told to come back with a bid of around £12million after having an offer rejected for Swansea’s Ashley Williams.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Fellaini Not for Sale

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has told Manchester United that Marouane Fellaini will not come cheap.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

West Ham could add another player to their strike force before the end of the summer, with a bid for Besiktas forward Hugo Almeida.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is weighing up moves for former Chelsea defensive duo William Gallas and Khalid Boulahrouz.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he is concerned about how the Luis Suarez saga will affect the focus of his squad.

Full story: The Guardian.

However, Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson says the Uruguayan will be welcomed back to Anfield with open arms.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Out-of-favour Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is still hoping to earn a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Full story: talkSPORT.


New Hull signing Tom Huddlestone has issued a parting shot at Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, saying he doesn’t give a chance to the club’s English players.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is a serious concern for Arsene Wenger, as the Spaniard could face six weeks out with a suspected torn thigh muscle.

Full story: Daily Mail.

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