A round up on all the latest transfer news and gossip
Manchester City are trying to sign Samir Nasri from under the noses of bitter rivals United. Roberto Manchini is planning a £20m raid for the young French star with wages of at least £180,000 a week. But Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be keen to keep hold of the midfielder especially after it looks certain that Cesc Fabregas will be heading to Barcelona before the summer transfer window ends. It looks like their could be a bidding war between Manchini and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson over the coming weeks.
Meanwhile the news on Fabregas is that the two clubs are locked in talked over a possible £35m move after Arsenal reject Barclona’s offer of £27m
Manchester United have so far spent £50m this summer alone in transfers, their busiest time in the market for a long time. They completed their latest signing, goalkeeper David de Gea for £18.3m yesterday. Fergie is reportedly after at least 2 more players before the window shuts, a midfielder to replace Scholes and a striker as Berbatov may be leaving the club.
New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking to Fabio Coentrao as his first signing for the London club. The wing back who plays for Benfica has caught the eye of many clubs across the globe, including that of Real Madrid and Inter Milan. Villas-Boas has also placed a bid for Javier Pastore, although the bid remains undisclosed at the present time.
Stoke City are after West Ham’s Carlton Cole, they have already had a £3m bid rejected, with new Hammer’s boss Sam Allardyce saying “They will have to increase their offer for Carlton if they want him that bad.“
Alberto Aquilani will be heading back to Liverpool this summer after his loan spell at Juventus has ended. The midfielder had spent the whole of last season on loan to the Italian outfit.
Rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are in a battle to sign winger Juan Mata of Valencia for around £15m
Craig Bellamy could be on his way up to Celtic if manager Neil Lennon has his way. The Man City player was loaned out for 6 months of last season at Swansea. Celtic however face competition from Blackburn Rovers and Fulham who have also shown an interest in the fiery Welshman.
Newcastle have placed a bid for Romaric after he looks set to leave his current Seville after he was left out of the clubs pre season tour in Costa Rica.