Transfer News Today: Latest Galactico Set To Seal £71m Madrid Move


Not going anywhere

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has rubbished reports from England that defender Mats Hummels is close to joining Manchester United.

Why it will happen: Hummels is exactly the kind of experienced, commanding defender that would flourish in England and United have made him a key target.

Why it won’t happen: Just read what Klopp said. "Both Hummels (and Reus) will stay here - there is no indication they'd want to be elsewhere. Did they also say £16million for Hummels? When papers mention such numbers you know it is garbage."

Hummels is 4,00 to join United

 

Forum chatter

Leicester City want to bring former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda back to the Premier League.

Why it will happen: Malouda has plenty of experience and that’s exactly what Foxes boss Nigel Pearson wants to add experience to his squad.

Why it won’t happen: He still has a year left to run on his Trabzonspor deal and, at 34, is he too old for the big time?

 

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Tabloid speculation

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is planning a £17million bid for Dutchman Daley Blind, who impressed for the Netherlands at the World Cup.

Why it will happen: Blind is versatile and can play at left-back, on the left of midfield or in defensive midfield. Blind will be keen to play under a fellow Dutchman, whom he knows rates him.

Why it won’t happen: Blind is hot property and will not be keen to give up Champions League football with Ajax.

 

In talks

Liverpool have accepted a £14million offer from Sunderland for striker Fabio Borini.

Why it will happen: Borini’s goal kept the Black Cats in the Premier League last season and he’s got a good relationship with boss Gus Poyet. 

Why it won’t happen: Borini is reportedly reconsidering the move and could stay at Liverpool and fight for his place.

 

Signed, sealed, delivered

James Rodriguez is one step away from becoming a Real Madrid player, having completed his medical ahead of a mega £71million move to the Bernabeu from Monaco. The striker, who won the Golden Boot at the World Cup, will be unveiled to fans later today.

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