After bringing in Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants another member of Chile’s World Cup team. 24-year-old forward Eduardo Vargas is now in The Gunners' sights, although Valencia are also keen after the Napoli man impressed during a recent loan spell there.
Deal or No Deal? Vargas would certainly offer more experienced striking cover than Yaya Sanogo, and his link-up with Sanchez could prove to be extremely fruitful for the Gunners. Deal!
Arsenal are 2.65 to win both halves against Crystal Palace
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Liverpool are ready to try again for Swansea forward Wilfried Bony, with Reds manager Brendan Rodgers confident that a £16m bid will be enough to land the big Ivorian.
Deal or No Deal? The longer Liverpool’s forward hunt has gone on, the more likely it has seemed that they’ll snap up Bony, and he’d certainly make The Reds even more of a goal threat. Deal.
Liverpool are 2.08 to beat Southampton without conceding
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Manchester United misfit Wilfried Zaha is set to move to Queens Park Rangers on a one-year loan deal after failing to convince Louis van Gaal of his worth.
Deal or No Deal? Zaha is still only 21 and so has plenty of time to develop, but the only place he’ll do that at the moment is away from Old Trafford. That said, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is known to be very keen on taking Zaha back to Selhurst Park - so much so, that this very issue is rumoured to have caused the fall out with outgoing manager Tony Pulis. So, QPR have competition for his services. The jury is out.
United are 2.04 to score in both halves against Swansea
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Chelsea are set to open talks with Roma over a £30m move for their centre-back Mehdi Benatia.
Deal or No Deal? John Terry can’t go on forever, and with Gary Cahill’s flaws having been shown up at the World Cup, Jose Mourinho would doubtless love to get his hands on a performer of Benatia’s class. Deal.
Chelsea are 2.08 to beat Burnley on Monday with a one-goal handicap
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West Ham have signed forward Diafra Sakho from French club Metz, with the Senegal international becoming the third forward to move to Upton Park this summer after Mauro Zarate and Enner Valencia.
Will he be a success? Sakho represents a gamble considering that he’s never played in the French top flight, but he did bag 43 goals in the past two seasons and so Big Sam must like what he sees.
West Ham are 3.80 to beat Spurs on Saturday.
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