Cavani for Gunners and Man Utd line up £240m splash

A round-up of today’s transfer gossip and football stories from around the newspapers.
Paris St-Germain striker Edinson CavaniParis St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani
Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani


Arsene Wenger is on red alert for a stunning move for PSG ace Edinson Cavani.

West Ham’s bid to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Tottenham is back on and it is believed the deal could even see Spurs pay some of the player’s £100,000-a-week wages.

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Tottenham defender Federico Fazio remains a target for West Bromwich Albion, despite the breakdown of his move over personal terms last week.

Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado has been snapped in Heathrow airport, ahead of a reported switch to Juventus; Cuadrado’s future has been in doubt since the arrival of Pedro at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has insisted winger Riyad Mahrez is not for sale, in light of his impressive early-season form; the Algeria international has scored four goals in his first three appearances.


Chelsea are ready to smash the British transfer record and pay up to £72m to land Paul Pogba after owner Roman Abramovich gave the go-ahead for a second bid this week.

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Cesar Azpilicueta admits he is ‘confident’ he will remain first-choice left-back at Stamford Bridge despite the arrival of Abdul Baba Rahman.


Everton boss Roberto Martinez has once again declared that star defender John Stones is not for sale.

Manchester United will press on with a £240m pursuit of Brazilian superstar Neymar — and want him to be the global face of the club.


Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Asier Illarramendi, and are readying a £15m bid, after Real boss Rafael Benitez told the midfielder to search for a new club.


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Arsenal are exploring a shock swoop for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani as their hopes fade of landing top target Karim Benzema.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans says his side have ‘zero chance’ of signing free agent Joey Barton.


Liverpool outcast Fabio Borini has told friends that he will be signing for Inter Milan in the next 48 hours.

Dick Advocaat is ready to walk out on Sunderland over the club’s failure to back him in the transfer market.