Transfer Balls – sifting through the day’s rumours so you don’t have to…
Today is transfer deadline day. Clubs have until 6pm to complete signings. It’s going to be frantic. This is how the newspapers have kicked off the day’s chaos.
Tottenham will offer £22million for West Brom’s Saido Berahino, 22. (Daily Mirror)
The Lilywhites are also interested in taking Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez, 22, for £15million deal. (Daily Mail)
Victor Wanyama, the Southampton midfielder, is wanted but any move is complicated by Tottenham’s strained relationship with Southampton (Times). “Southampton believe that Tottenham tried to sign Morgan Schneiderlin on the cheap and were powerless to stop Mauricio Pochettino moving to White Hart Lane as head coach, followed by Paul Mitchell as head of recruitment,” notes the paper.
Tottenham have been offered Axel Witsel, the Zenit St Petersburg midfielder, as an expensive alternative.
Roma have rejected a bid for Kostas Manolas.
Chelsea are ready to sign Papy Djilobodji from Nantes in £3million deal (Mail)
Arsene Wenger is French. He’s been spotted on a flight to Paris. To The Daily Telelgraph this means he’s off shopping at PSG for Edinson Cavani…
The Mail says Wenger’s in France to buy Cavani as well as Adrien Rabiot.
The Metro says it’s a done deal: “Paris St Germain accept £45million transfer offer from Arsenal for Edinson Cavani.”
Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal, 29, has started following Athletic Bilbao on Twitter. In someone’s mind this mean he wants to play for them. (Metro)
West Ham will sign Chelsea’s Victor Moses, 24, on loan. (The Sun)
The Hammer have invested £7million deal for striker Nottingham Forest’s Michail Antonio, 25. (Daily Express). The Times says that the bid was rejected.
More fire power could arrive in the shape of Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31. (Talksport)
Their offer for another forward, Breel Embolo, has been rejected by Basle. (Times)
Joleon Lescott, 33, is all set to join from West Brom for £1.5million.(Daily Telegraph)
The Villains are compting with Leicester for Spain midfielder David Lopez, 25, from Napoli for £5million. (Daily Mail)
Watford have £7million set aside fro Rennes’ French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 22. (Daily Star)
Sunderland are vying to take Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori, 22, on loan. (Daily Mirror)
Victor Valdes’ loan move to Turkish club Besiktas has collapsed. (Times)
Jonathan de Guzmán has agreed to leave Napoli. The Italians want £750,000 for a loan fee and nearly £4million for a permanent deal for the midfielder who had two seasons with Swansea City in the Premier League. (Times)
More as and when…