Liverpool’s Joe Allen has emerged as a shock target for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.
Deal or no deal? United are desperate to bolster their midfield options but, given that no player has made a direct move between Liverpool and United since 1964, this looks like a resounding NO DEAL.
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Arsenal are stepping up their attempts to sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United for £12million.
Deal or no deal? Welbeck has asked to leave United and Arsenal are favourites to sign him. The only stumbling block appears to be the price, with United keen to get £16million for him. With a few days left to iron out the details, this one looks a go-er. DEAL.
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Meanwhile, Arsenal’s north London rivals Spurs are keen to sign former Gunner Alex Song on a free transfer.
Deal or no deal? Song has been told he can leave Barcelona, having failed to make an impression during his two seasons at Camp Nou. With a deal for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin looking unlikely, Song makes sense for Spurs. But can they afford his wages? DEAL - but it could go to the wire.
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Milan are set to raid Chelsea for wantaway pair Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel.
Deal or no deal? Both players are available for transfer having failed to establish themselves under Jose Mourinho, but Chelsea’s valuation of the pair is higher than Milan’s by some distance. NO DEAL.
Tottenham are to continue the overhaul of their defence with the signing of Federico Fazio for £8million from Sevilla.
Deal or no deal? This one looks certain to go through, so DEAL. Mauricio Pochettino has made the defence his priority since arriving at White Hart Lane, with the addition of Eric Dier, Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm. Michael Dawson has been allowed to leave and others – namely Kyle Naughton and Vlad Chircihes – could also make way.
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