Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The entertainment value at the World Cup finals continues to exceed the expectations of many a football fan, unlike England's all to familiar 'early exit' from another major tournament. Although the summer transfer market does not officially open until 1st July, clubs across Europe are however busy trying to negotiate transfer deals in an attempt to strengthen their squads ahead of the forthcoming domestic season.
Some of the rumours may be true, some of them mere speculation and a proportion of them could as they often are, be down to lazy journalism. You decide!
Here is a round up of all the latest transfer gossip across Europe today!
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Liverpool, Athletic Bilbao, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Porto, Real Sociedad, PSG, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, AC Milan, hull, Spurs, Napoli, Dynamo Kiev, Benfica, Valencia, Stoke, Monaco, West Brom, Norwich, Swansea, Inter Milan, West Ham, Derby, QPR, Burnley, Udinese, Chievo Verona, Torino, Atalanta, Celtic, Zenit St Petersburg, Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham City, Brentford, Derby and Charlton...........are all caught up in the latest transfer news/rumours across Europe, as we speak.
Liverpool will discuss the future of striker Luis Suarez, 27, at a special meeting on Wednesday after the Uruguay international appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their 1-0 World Cup victory yesterday - Daily Express and Daily Mirror
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, (right) has passed a medical ahead of his £28.7m move to Manchester United - Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph
Arsenal are hoping to pip Liverpool and Manchester United to the signing of Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez - Daily Express and Daily Star
Manchester United are preparing a £30m move for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira - Bild (German newspaper)
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal desperately wants to bring Bayern Munich's Dutch international Arjen Robben to Manchester, according to Ajax youth coach Bryan Roy - Daily Express and Daily Star
Atletico Madrid are keen on Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28 (right) who is reportedly unhappy in England after struggling to settle in Manchester - Daily Mail
Manchester City have reportedly got no intention of selling Alvaro Negredo after the striker was linked with a move to Atletico Madrid - skysports.com
Porto have announced to the Portuguese stock exchange that Manchester City have signed their midfielder Fernando for £12million - skysports.com
Barcelona want midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, who is yet to renew his contract with Bayern Munich The German international is also on the radar of Real Madrid and Manchester United - Bild (German newspaper) and Daily Star
The Spanish press are reporting that contract extension talks between Real Madrid and Karim Benzema have broken down, with his performances for France at the World Cup leading to his agent increasing their demands.
Paris St Germain and Manchester City are among those monitoring the situation closely - Daily Star
Barcelona have snapped up Chile international goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from La Liga rivals Real Sociedad - fcbarcelona.com
Arsenal are interested in signing Mario Balotelli, 23 him from AC Milan, but are now playing down the sum to be paid from the 35 million euros originally to about 18 million euros - transfermarketweb.com
Real Scoiedad have clinched the full rights to Carlos Vela, bringing to an end Arsenal's attempts to re-sign the Mexican forward - Daily Star
Hull City have completed the signing of midfielder Jake Livermore (right) from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal. The 24-year-old impressed while on loan at the KC Stadium last season and he has now joined permanently for an undisclosed fee, although reports have suggested it could eventually rise to a club record £8million.
Paris St-Germain are planning a move for Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, who claimed Manchester City did not excuse him from their end-of-season trip to Abu Dhabi to spend time with his dying brother, Ibrahim - Daily Mirror
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, expects to return to Liverpool after his loan spell at Napoli ended - The Guardian
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina remains unsure where he will be playing next season after confirming his agents are ‘working on my future’ - skysports.com
Newcastle United are readying a £2million offer for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie (right) - The Sun
Somebody who is keen on cutting his wage bill is Mark Hughes, who has placed Peter Crouch in the bargain bin – Stoke City will accept anything in the region of £1m in an attempt to get his £50,000-a-week contract off the outgoings - theguardian.com
Valencia are better placed than Liverpool or Monaco for the signing of Benfica's Andre Gomes - Record (Portugal)
West Brom and Hull City are battling it out for £6.5m Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass - Daily Star
Atletico Madrid are poised to scupper West Ham boss Sam Allardyce's capture of Swansea's attacking midfielder Michu - Daily Express
Atletico Madrid have targeted Inter Milan and Colombian international midfielder Fredy Guarin. Inter are weighing up the chance to use him in a swap involving Spanish international 27 year-old midfielder Mario Suarez - transfermarketweb.com
Swansea City are close to signing forward Bafetimbi Gomis, 28 (right). The France international was released by Lyon at the end of last season - Daily Mirror and South Wales Evening Post
Derby County have rejected an offer for goal-scoring midfielder Craig Bryson - who has been linked with newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers and Burnley - skysports.com
Udinese have signed French striker Cyril Thereau, 31 from Chievo Verona Udinese fought off competition from Torino and Atalanta in order to seal the deal - Tuttosport (Italian newspaper)
Reports in Portugal are claiming that defender Ezequiel Garay has joined Russian side Zenit St Petersburg from Benfica for six million euros - skysports.com
Mikael Lustig is delighted to have penned a new deal at Celtic and insists leaving the club never crossed his mind. The Sweden international full-back has committed to another three years at Parkhead - skysports.com
Birmingham City have complete the signing of striker Clayton Donaldson from Brentford on a two-year deal - skysports.com
Sheffield Wednesday are keen on taking Andy Johnson (right) from Queens Park Rangers - Daily Star
The well travelled Spanish midfielder Marcos Tébar Ramiro, 28 has joined Brentford on a two-year contract - skysports.com
Derby County have signed defender Zak Whitbread on a free transfer following his release from Leicester City - skysports.com
Charlton defender Michael Morrison has put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him at the Valley until summer 2016 - skysports.com