Thursday’s transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is trying to buy Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, and Ajax defender Daley Blind, 24, before the transfer window closes on 1 September – (Daily Mirror)
United will have to pay £20m to sign Netherlands international Blind from the Eredivisie club with Ajax director of football Marc Overmars demanding “the absolute top price” – ( the Sun – subscription required)
Liverpool are still pushing to sign ex-Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 26, who is currently at Barcelona – (Metro)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out moves for three strikers: Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck, 23, Monaco’s Radamel Falcao, 28, and former Birmingham man Nikola Zigic, 33 – (London24.com)
Sunderland have made a £6m bid to sign Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, 23, from Celtic after Atletico Madrid’s Toby Alderweireld, 25, rejected a move to the Black Cats – (the Times – subscription required)