Transfer Rumour Gossip: United Look To Follow Up Di Maria Capture With Double Midfielder Swoop, Reds Chase Song, Wenger Still Looking For Striker And Blues Open To Torres Exit

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Thursday’s transfer rumour roundup.

Arturo Vidal Juventus

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 – ( 

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) 

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