Transfer News Today: Liverpool Ready To Clinch Third Bosman Signing


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After snapping up James Milner and Danny Ings on free transfers already this summer, Liverpool are ready to complete a third Bosman signing by bringing Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac to the club.

The 29-year-old French international is available for nothing after his Marseille contract expired, and after scoring 23 goals last season he is seen as a better alternative to Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini, who are all tipped to leave.

Is he what they need? He’s a goalscorer in the mould of fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud, but whether he’ll get pulses racing at Anfield is another matter.

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Super Mario?

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Manchester United are hoping to snap up the Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic, who is tipped to continue his tour around Europe just a year after moving to the Spanish capital from Bayern Munich.

He’s a proven goal-getter. He is, although the moneymen at United might be alarmed at the prospect of paying almost £20m for a 29-year-old. This one looks like it’ll hinge on the future of Robin van Persie.

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March-ing Into Arsenal

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After being linked with a move for Arturo Vidal, Arsenal are now reported sniffing around his Juventus teammate Claudio Marchisio – the player whose superb backheel led to Juve’s goal in the Champions League final.

Will it happen? Probably not, but Marchisio is a wonderful player and would be a great addition to the Premier League.

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Loic Who’s Talking

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New West Ham boss Slaven Bilic wants to make Chelsea’s Loic Remy his first signing for the club, and is hoping to exploit the Frenchman’s lack of game-time to complete a move.

Would be a good start. It would. Remy has been linked with Southampton and Swansea, but he might see a switch to West Ham under their charismatic new boss as the perfect move. Watch this space.

READ: Miguel Delaney on Remy’s value to Chelsea’s title win

 

Timo For Tottenham

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Mauricio Pochettino is shopping in the Bundesliga this summer, and after snapping up defender Kevin Wimmer he now wants to sign the 19-year-old Stuttgart striker Timo Werner.

What’s his record like? Well three goals in 32 appearances last season doesn’t quite suggest that he’ll be troubling Harry Kane for the top scorer position, but he’s young and has time on his side 

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