Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, July 31

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Barcelona all but agreed to sell Pedro to Manchester United – but the winger has been asked to delay his move to Old Trafford until after after the European Super Cup on August 11. (Marca)Angel di Maria is finally on his way to Paris St-Germain for £44m – but Manchester United will dock him £360,000 for his no-show on their US tour. United’s decision to fine the Argentina international two weeks’ wages will complete an unhappy year for him at Old Trafford. His move to the French champions is expected to be completed when he arrives in Paris from Buenos Aires for a medical and to sign his contract in the next 48 hours. (Daily Express)Ashley Young is set to hold showdown talks with Manchester United bosses about his Old Trafford future. The England winger will meet with United chief executive Ed Woodward when he returns from the club’s pre-season tour of America to find out where he stands. He has failed to secure a new contract and could be sold for £8m before the transfer window closes with Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle all interested. (Daily Star)Manchester United have joined the chase for Everton defender John Stones. And they are prepared to offer out-of-favour Jonny Evans as bait in a player-plus-cash deal to try to beat off competition from Chelsea and Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are prepared to bid up to £30m for John Stones. But that is still short of Everton’s £34m valuation for the England centre back and the Merseyside club are hopeful that interest from United and City could drive his price up. (London Evening Standard)Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. (Independent)Glenn Murray is ready to quit Crystal Palace with Bournemouth ready to snap him up. Veteran striker Murray, 31, has seen other longer-serving players get big new contracts and he fears he could be on his way out. That has alerted Bournemouth who have made a £3m bid while Norwich are also watching developments closely. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace have agreed a fee with Sunderland for Connor Wickham. The Eagles’ offer is around £6million, but incentives and bonus payments could take it over the £9.5m mark. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Aston Villa and West Brom set to launch bids for Blackburn striker Rudy GestedeZlatan Ibrahimovic says his next move after leaving PSG will come as a ‘big surprise’Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to miss out on free agent France international?David de Gea latest – Manchester United goalkeeper ‘maybe wants to go’, admits Van GaalWatford to battle Roma and Monaco for £2.5m defenderReports: Sergio Ramos turns down Man United for LESS money in new Real Madrid contractMan United latest: Juventus rival Red Devils for highly-rated Monaco full-backTorino in talks with Liverpool over deal for unwanted striker Fabio BoriniMario Balotelli latest: Serie A side to bid for Liverpool flop…but only if he lowers wage demandsChelsea transfer latest: Blues join Real Madrid in chase for Spanish teen sensationGeorgios Samaras set for Sampdoria switchSought-after striker Gonzalo Higuain was NEVER for sale, insists Napoli presidentChelsea transfer boost! Lazio winger could join Blues following captaincy snubLeicester lining up £4.2million deal for Napoli midfielder – reportsFormer West Ham striker agrees deal to play under Nicolas Anelka at Mumbai CityPorto, Lille and Fiorentina all eyeing Aston Villa defender Aly CissokhoLeicester transfer report: Claudio Ranieri set to make £7m Tunisian defender his first signinglast_img read more