Double Your Money
Arsenal are determined to keep hold of last week’s England goal hero Jack Wilshere, and are set to sign up the 23-year-old to a new five-year, double your money, £100,000-a-week deal to fend off interest from Manchester City.
Will he stay? He surely will. The Wilshere to City rumours have never really seemed too concrete, and the youth product looks likely to stay at the club where he started out in the Academy.
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Bacca The Net
Having grown frustrated by Aston Villa’s refusal to budge on their £32.5million asking price for Christian Benteke, Liverpool have now turned their attentions towards Sevilla’s Europa League winner Carlos Bacca, who is available for around £21.4m.
Good move? Well Bacca is 28 so it would go against Liverpool’s principles of spending on young players, but they desperately need goalscorers and the Colombian is certainly that.
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The Price Of Sterling Part 373632
In more Liverpool news, Manchester City remain steadfast in their pursuit of Reds star Raheem Sterling, and are set to return with a bid closer to £50m.
Will Liverpool accept? They should do. That is a huge offer and the Reds would be wise to bring this saga to an end.
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Manchester United believe that they can get the Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger for as little as £7.5m, and are pushing ahead with their attempts to sign him.
Seems cheap. It does, but Schweinsteiger is 31 and has had injury problems. That said, it would still be a fantastic signing.
United are 1.65 to beat Spurs on the opening day of the season
Going For A. Song
Chelsea are set to make a surprise move for the Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, who was on loan at West Ham last season.
Why? Well neither John Obi Mikel and Ramires have convinced recently, and the Cameroonian would offer experienced cover.
Chelsea are 2.35 to beat Song’s old club Arsenal in the Community Shield