Transfer News Today: Barcelona Battle Man United For £28m Colombia Winger


Forum chatter I

Southampton are looking to bring Celtic Fraser Forster to St Mary’s in a £10million deal.

Why it will happen: Forster will want to test himself in the Premier League having already forced his way into England’s World Cup squad.

Why it won’t happen: With Artur Boruc among their ranks, is a goalkeeper really a priority for Saints?

 

Forum chatter II

Atletico Madrid are making progress on a deal to bring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres back to his boyhood club.

Why it will happen: Talk is rife of a return to Chelsea for Didier Drogba and, with Romelu Lukaku back at the club and new striker Diego Costa Jose Mourinho’s main striker, it seems Torres is being pushed out.

Why it won’t happen: While a move for Torres seems likely, there is also strong interest in Torres from AS Monaco, who have just sold James Rodriguez to Real Madrid for £71million, and Inter Milan.

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Tabloid Speculation

Barcelona have reportedly joined the race to sign Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

Why it will happen: Barcelona are looking to freshen up their midfield and Cuadrado is more likely to choose Barca over United.

Why it won’t happen: The winger still has three years left to run on his current deal and would cost either club around £28million.

 

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Having a medical

Liverpool have agreed a £10million deal with Lille for striker Divock Origi, who will return to the French club on loan next season as part of the deal.

Why it will happen: Origi is a long term Liverpool target and has flown to Boston for a medical.

Why it won’t happen: Tottenham are also reportedly interested in the striker. Can they hijack the deal?

 

Signed, sealed, delivered

Arsenal have agreed a £3million fee with Nice for Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina. Following the departure of Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea, Wenger was signed the 25-year-old to provide competition for Wojciech Szczesny.

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