Transfer Balls: Manchester United Get Gaitan, Otamendi To Manchester City, Chelsea Chase Telles, Arsenal £35m For Carvani

Paul Sorene

17th, August 2015

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Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day’s football tittle-tattle so you don’t have to…

VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 08: Nicolas Otamendi of Valencia reacts as he fails to score during the pre-season friendly match between Valencia CF and AS Roma at Estadio Mestalla on August 8, 2015 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)



David De Gea Can Only Win

Should David De Gea be forced to see out the final year of his current Manchester United contract, Real Madrid will sign him on a free transfer and make up any shortfall in his wages with a massive £12m signing on fee, says the Mirror. Should the Spaniard leave before the current transfer window shuts, Real Madrid will give Man United £25m and de Gea a big pay rise and a large signing on fee. De Gea looks a dead cert to leave Old Trafford for Madrid. The only decision left to make is when.

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Nicolas Otamendi To Manchester 

There’s been lots of talk about Nicolas Otamendi joining Manchester United. Stories like: “Manchester United AGREE deal to sign Valencia star Nicolas Otamendi”; “Deal done: Man United target Nicolas Otamendi agrees move, will be announced today” (both Daily Star); “Nicolas Otamendi to Manchester United: Club agree to sign £36m-rated centre-back” (Independent); and “Real Madrid believe Manchester United have sealed Nicolas Otamendi transfer” (Daily Mirror). It turns out these stories are all utter balls because the Daily Mail says Manchester City are “close to completing the £28.5m signing of Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, 27, with City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 24, likely to go to the Spanish club on loan.” Although, the Express says the fee is £35m.

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Best / worst of the rest

Man Utd have agreed to pay Benfica £28m for Nicolas Gaitan, reports the Express

The Daily Telegraph claims Arsenal are readying a £35.5m offer for PSG’s Edinson Cavani.

Roma have offered Chelsea £25million for defender Kurt Zouma, says the Sunday People

Manchester City will increase their £43m offer for Wolfsburg’s Kevin de Bruyne, says Sky Sports

The Mirror says West Ham are keen on Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone

Chelsea’s £5m off for Galatasaray defender Alex Telles has been rejected, says the Daily Star

Everton are chasing Dynamo Kiev’s 25-year-old forward Andriy Yarmolenko, says the Liverpool Echo

Mateo Kovacic, says Gazzetta, will pick Real Madrid over Liverpool

Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham head coach, says, ““We need one or two players more, yes,” reports the Times,


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  1. Lawrence Juniour says:

    For man u,a centre back is needed to add pressure n experience at the back….so far mid n wing is stabilized. ..with the incoming Pedro after their today’s match against Bilbao will be an additional advantage so Ed Woodward should negotiate a deal for an exexperienced centre back very soon,thnx.

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