Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 18

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is in Barcelona to try and tie up the £22m transfer of Spanish international Pedro. Woodward flew to Catalunya ahead of Monday’s Spanish Super Cup second leg between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp. (Daily Mail)Manchester City still hope to add Kevin de Bruyne to their squad this summer. De Bruyne stunned an audience at the SportBild Awards in Hamburg by saying he would ‘definitely’ be staying with Wolfsburg. But De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick De Koster, quickly insisted that was not the case and his player had been put in an ‘awkward’ situation. City now plan to press ahead with a £50m move. (Daily Mail)Manchester City have been offered Nicolas Otamendi by Valencia but will not be sending Eliaquim Mangala in the other direction. (Daily Express)Chelsea have responded to their defeat to Manchester City by tabling a new £30 million offer for John Stones. But Everton will turn down their latest offer and will demand £40m to part with the central defender. (Daily Telegraph)Newcastle have offered £12million for Marseille winger Florian Thauvin with Remy Cabella poised to go the other way on loan. (Daily Mail)Premier League clubs have been put on alert by news from France that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can leave PSG in this transfer window. Manchester United and Arsenal both need a striker and while Old Trafford powerbrokers appear reluctant to draw the enigmatic Swede to Old Trafford, they do need firepower. (Daily Mail)West Ham have joined the race to sign £15m-rated QPR striker Charlie Austin.  Austin is aware of West Ham’s interest and is prepared to join them. (London Evening Standard)But Newcastle United have ended their interest in Austin. Magpies boss Steve McClaren and his coach Steve Black were interested in bringing the striker to St James’ Park after working with him at Loftus Road while on the backroom team. But the long-running saga seems to have reached its conclusion after QPR warned clubs that they must pay the £15million fee for the 26-year-old. (Newcastle Chronicle)Sunderland will bid to re-sign Kieran Richardson from Aston Villa as they attempt to reverse their nightmare start to the Premier League season. (Daily Mirror)Norwich City are on the verge of a deal to sign Mattia Destro on loan from Roma, though Bologna are interested in the Italy forward. The 24-year-old scored 13 goals two seasons ago, leading to interest from Chelsea and Wolfsburg, but he joined AC Milan on loan last season. (The Times)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…It’s over! Manchester United target Sergio Ramos signs new long-term Real Madrid contractJuventus line up Erik Lamela deal after Tottenham tell them to forget about Christian Eriksen Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to be reunited with Samir Nasri at Inter Milan ?Marseille want £12m for Florian Thauvin as Newcastle revive interest in wingerSouthampton transfer report: Ronald Koeman close to adding £8.5m defender to squad Besiktas joing chase for Liverpool outcast LucasAll over for Arsenal? Rafa Benitez details season targets for Real Madrid striker Karim BenzemaLiverpool ready Illarramendi bid after Real Madrid ‘agree deal’ for new midfielder Juventus hope to beat Arsenal with big money bid for long-term target Julian DraxlerReports – Chelsea sending scouts to watch Ghana teen star Godfred Donsah Kevin de Bruyne latest: Wolfsburg coach suggests Manchester City move is imminentManchester United transfer news: Pedro latest and Argentine international deal imminent Blow for Arsenal and Manchester United? Isco’s agent quashes speculation of Real Madrid star’s exitSergio Ramos rubbishes Man United links – ‘I never wanted to leave Real Madrid!’Done deal! Swansea sign teenage strikerlast_img read more

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