Transfer News Today: Does Marchisio fancy Monaco over Manchester United?

Forum chatter

Joining the likes of Leandro Damiao and Bernard on the list of Brazilians that Spurs almost certainly won’t sign, is the Corinthians’ midfielder Paulinho. 

The Brazilian international has a £17m buyout clause, but rather than simply activate that like any normal club, Tottenham are said to believe that they can get Paulinho for a smaller fee. Expect Spurs to do nothing about this, before launching a doomed bid on August 31st.

Tabloid speculation

David Luiz is again linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge today. There has been continued speculation that the returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is ready to cash in on the Brazilian, due to his preference for defenders that can actually defend well.

If you believe the newspapers, Paris St Germain have no such concerns are ready to make a move that will see Luiz strolling around in the heart of the French champions’ defence. 

Come and get me

Claudio Marchisio plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world in the form of Juventus, who have won Serie A for two consecutive seasons, yet that hasn’t stopped him openly speculating about his own future. 

If you’re looking for a likely reason for why Marchisio would consider a move, pay attention  to which team he mentions first in the following sentence: "Of course, I feel proud when I hear of the interest of Monaco and Manchester United, even though nobody has called me at this point."

Monaco doesn’t come before Manchester United in alphabetical order or in terms of the stature of the club, so why ever would Marchisio mention them first? We’ll leave you to decide...

The Daily Bale

Today’s installment of this summer’s most boring transfer saga sees yet another Real Madrid player opening his mouth and spewing out lots of compliments towards Gareth Bale.

Luka Modric is the latest Madrid player to have openly backed a move for Bale, ensuring that the former Spurs midfielder is even less popular at White Hart Lane. Modric might have also risked his popularity with Real Madrid’ attackers, with his quote: “He would give the team another dimension. His shot, his strength, his speed, his offensive power." 

Cristiano who?

Signed, sealed, delivered

Having comfortably survived the drop last season, Southampton have used the latest Premier League television cash bonaza to finance a £6.8m move for the Croatia defender Dejan Lovren. 

Lovren comes to club from Lyon and has won 17 caps for Croatia. Having put pen to paper, Lovren came out with the following lie/incorrect fact about Southampton: “It's a big club and I'm very happy that I can be a part of it."

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