Transfer Rumour Gossip: Arsenal Want £25m Spanish Striker, Chelsea Target Belgian Wonderkid, Saints Sign £15m Italian International

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

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could make a return to his old club Tottenham as part of the deal to bring Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu, though the Croatian would prefer a move to Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Arsenal may be prepared to pay big money for Swansea City striker Michu, with deals for Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez looking increasingly unlikely.

Full story: The Independent.

Osvaldo Hat Trick

Southampton have secured the big-name signing of Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo for a club-record fee of around £15million.

Full story: BBC Sport.

Chelsea have not given up on signing Manchester United misfit Wayne Rooney, and will make another bid before the end of the summer transfer window.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle.

However, Rooney’s United team-mate Michael Carrick says he and the rest of the players want the England international to stay at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Star.

Tottenham could hijack Liverpool’s deal for Anzhi Makhachkala striker Willian, as they line up an improved offer on the Reds’ £26million for the Brazilian international.

Full story: Daily Mirror.


Everton could look to swoop for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy if Manchester United are successful in luring Marouane Fellaini away from the club.

Full story: Daily Star.

Premier League giants Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all keen on signing 17-year-old PSV Eindhoven wonderkid Zakaria Bakkali.

Full story: Daily Express.

AC Milan and Liverpool look set to compete for the signing of highly-rated PSG defender Mamadou Sakho.

Full story: Daily Star.

Norwich City are closing in on the double signing of former Bolton striker Johan Elmander, and Brescia forward Andrea Caracciolo.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that Gareth Barry is content to stay at the Etihad Stadium and fight for his place this season.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has said that he will not be looking to sell 29-year-old attacker Stephane Sessegnon.

Full story: ESPN.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is said to have played a big part in settling the tension between manager Brendan Rodgers and want-away striker Luis Suarez.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Fabricio Coloccini

Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini has said he is happy that he chose to remain in English football, after publicly seeking a move back to Argentina last year.

Full story: The Guardian.

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says he is surprised at how quickly his side have been written off as potential champions this season.

Full story: The Metro.

United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has also hit out at the club’s critics, particularly at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for his comments on their performance at Swansea.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

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