By Alan Duffy
Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day’s football tittle-tattle so you don’t have to…
Pedro Eager For Man Utd Move
The Independent reports (via Marca) that Pedro is eager to join Manchester United. The Barcelona winger has struggled for game time since the blossoming of the Messi-Neymar-Suarez Holy Trinity and is looking for a move away from the Nou Camp.
According to reports, United have already entered talks over the player and are willing to spend up to £23million on the 27-year-old. With Angel Di Maria headed for Paris, Spanish international Pedro would certainly add more creativity and experience to the Red Devils’ attack.
Gunners Keen On Callejon
Spanish wideman Jose Callejon could be on his way to the Premier League, according to the Metro. The Napoli attacker is apparently being tracked by both Arsenal and Chelsea, with the Gunners in the driving seat to sign the 28-year-old.
Chelsea are preparing a big of £15.5million for the Spanish international, but apparently Arsene Wenger is planning to beat his very best friend Jose Mourinho to the attacker’s signature.
Spurs Plan Double Swoop For Berahino and Bolasie
Tottenham are readying bids for both Saido Berahino and Yannick Bolasie, according to the Evening Standard. The Lilywhites have been eyeing a move for West Brom striker Berahino for some time now and the north Londoners are planning a £15million move for the youngster.
Crystal Palace winger Bolasie was a star performer for the Eagles last season and with Andros Townsend heading out the door at White Hart Lane, Mauricio Pochettino needs a replacement.
Citizens Still Want De Bruyne
Manchester City aren’t giving up on Kevin De Bruyne, according to the Irish Independent, with the Citizens readying a £40million bid for the playmaker. The Citizens Director of Football Txiki Begiristain travelled to London at the weekend to meet the Belgian midfielder’s agent and his club Wolfsburg, who were over for the Emirates Cup.
However, if City are to secure the services of the 24-year-old former Chelsea man, they may have to cough up £57million, with Wolfsburg in no hurry to sell their star player, according to the Mirror.
Magpies Bid £13.25million For Austin
With the new Premier League season approaching, Charlie Austin is yet to sort out his future. The QPR man shone last season for QPR, and has been eyed by a number of top-tier clubs. Newcastle United were expected to seal a deal for the 26-year-old, and according to the Express, the Magpies are now readying a £13.25 bid for the player.
However, with the Hoops wanting £15million for their star striker, Steve McClaren and co. may ultimately have to up their bid in order to get their man.
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