Transfer News Today: Arsenal Eye Belgian Ace To Replace Vermaelen

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has identified Atletico Madrid and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld as the man to replace his fellow countryman Thomas Vermaelen at the Emirates Stadium.

Deal or No Deal? Alderweireld has found first-team action hard to come by after moving from Ajax, and after being linked with several English clubs this move could finally be the right one. Deal.

The Gunners are 1.80 to beat Leicester next week


Tabloid Gossip I

Liverpool’s busy summer will feature just one more signing, with Argentina World Cup goalkeeper Sergio Romero set to join the Reds in a £1.6m deal from Sampdoria.

Deal or No Deal? Finding a quality backup goalkeeper to Simon Mignolet has been a goal for Brendan Rodgers all summer, but it understandably wasn’t a priority. Now it can be done. Deal.

Liverpool are 2.05 to win or draw against Manchester City tomorrow


Tabloid Gossip II

Manchester City’s interest in Everton’s Ross Bakley has ended following the player’s injury and Everton’s insistence that he’d cost up to £50m.

Deal or No Deal? This one is pretty clear, but don’t be surprised if City return with a bid next summer. No deal, for now.

City are 1.85 to beat Liverpool


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In Talks

Manchester United are set to conclude their long pursuit of Argentina and Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, who could be signed in a mega deal worth £60m.

Deal or No Deal? Is this it? Is it over? United look set to finally land their man, although he’s not coming cheap. Deal.

United are 1.73 to beat Sunderland today


Cech-ing Out

Goalkeeper Petr Cech is furious at having lost his Chelsea place to Thibaut Courtois, and is expected to push for a transfer away from the club this week. PSG, Monaco and several Spanish clubs have been linked.

Deal or No Deal? Cech is too good to sit on anyone’s bench, and a move to one of the Ligue 1 giants would suit him. Deal.

Chelsea are 2.10 to win at Everton next week



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