Contract talks between Ezequiel Lavezzi and Paris Saint-Germain have broken down, leading Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal into a race for the services of the Argentina World Cup finalist.
Deal or No Deal, And For Which Club? You could make a case for Lavezzi improving all three of the Premier League clubs who are chasing him, but with Liverpool’s need for another forward the most pressing maybe they’ll make the move first?
The Reds are 4.20 to beat Manchester City next Monday
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Another Argentinean on the move could be Angel di Maria, with Manchester United preparing a huge £100m package to entice him to Old Trafford.
Deal or No Deal? This is one that has rumbled on all summer, and the fact that it is nowhere near completed suggests that Di Maria doesn’t fancy the move. No deal.
United are now out to 1.75 to finish in the top four
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Southampton are ready to bid £10 for the Tottenham and sometime England winger Andros Townsend, as the Ronald Koeman revolution takes shape at St Mary’s.
Deal or No Deal? Perhaps Townsend would be wise to make the move, as he’d be guaranteed a starting place under Koeman and would add some much-needed pace to the Saints side. Deal.
Saints are 1.90 to beat West Brom next week
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Arsenal are now in what are described as ‘advanced talks’ over a loan move for Napoli’s Chilean forward Eduardo Vargas.
Deal or No Deal? Arsene Wenger is probably a little dizzy after all his transfer activity this summer, so it would be very like him to finish it off with a loan. Deal.
The Gunners are 2.50 to win at Everton on Saturday
Tottenham are listening to offers for Lewis Holtby after deciding that he has no future at White Hart Lane. Crystal Palace and QPR are both thought to be keen.
Deal or No Deal? Holtby came with a big reputation but hasn’t really delivered for Spurs, and a move to a club such as QPR might allow him to find his feet again. Deal.
QPR face Spurs next weekend, and are 4.50 to earn a draw
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