Wednesday’s transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester United plan to offer Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos a weekly contract worth £260,000 in an attempt to lure the Germany international to Old Trafford this summer.
Full story: The Guardian
Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho is confident of sealing a £50m deal for red-hot Atletico Madrid front man Diego Costa at the end of the season, with the La Liga leaders’ manager Diego Simeone claiming that he will not stop his star man from quitting the Vicente Calderon this summer.
Full Story: The Daily Mirror
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo claims that he very nearly joined Chelsea back in 2009, only for the move to be halted by AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi.
Full story: The Metro
Premier League champions Manchester United have moved ahead of rivals Chelsea in the race to land coveted young Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, with the Red Devils hoping to be able to conclude a £30m deal for the England international before this summer’s World Cup gets under way in June.
Full story: The Daily Telegraph
Hull City are set to go head to head with both Stoke City and West Ham United this summer in a battle to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jake Livermore on a permanent basis.
Full story: The Daily Mirror