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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 26

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Angel di Maria flew into England last night to complete his record £60m move to Manchester United. The Argentina midfielder will undergo a medical today and the deal should be confirmed in the next 24 hours. (Various)Louis van Gaal wants to follow up the signing of Di Maria by signing Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal in £34m deal. (Daily Telegraph)And United could be prepared to use Javier Hernandez as part of their deal for Vidal. (Daily Express)Manchester United are also lining up an £18million swoop for Ajax star Daley Blind. (The Sun)Arsenal could turn to Danny Welbeck or Loic Remy as fears grow that striker Olivier Giroud has broken his ankle. (The Sun)Arsenal and Manchester United have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Roma defender Mehdi Benatia after the Italian club scrapped a proposed meeting with potential suitors Bayern Munich. (Daily Star)Arsenal have been handed another major transfer boost after Sporting Lisbon agreed to lower their demands for defensive midfielder William Carvalho. (Daily Express)Everton are closing in on a deal to sign Samuel Eto’o as Roberto Martínez seeks to add experience and quality to his attack to relieve some of the pressure on Romelu Lukaku. (The Times)AC Milan are continuing talks with Chelsea over a potential deal for Fernando Torres. Milan want to take the former Atletico Madrid forward on loan but the player’s camp are awaiting proposals for a permanent transfer. (Daily Mail)Southampton are lining up a raid for Feyenoord’s Holland midfielder Jordy Clasie. (The Sun)Tottenham are willing to meet the release clause of Sevilla captain Federico Fazio, according to the La Liga club’s sporting director Monchi. (London Evening Standard)West Ham have made enquiries about Bayer Leverkusen defender Philipp Wollscheid. The 25-year-old centre-back has spent the last two years at Leverkusen, and played 24 times last season for the German side, who finished fourth in the Bundesliga. (Daily Mail)West Ham are ready to sell Carlton Cole to Bournemouth for £1million – but the striker is reluctant to move to the Championship. (Daily Mirror)Sunderland are closing in on a deal to bring Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates to the Stadium of Light on a season-long loan. (Daily Star)Leicester midfielder Andy King is being eyed by Sunderland, QPR and West Brom. (The Sun)Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes is poised to ask for a transfer to help push through a £12million move to Hull City. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Reports: Man United agree £60million Di Maria feeBalotelli is back! Liverpool complete £16m signing of striker from AC MilanReports: Eto’o close to agreeing Everton moveCrystal Palace and Leicester go head-to-head for Inter Milan outcastPSG forward Lavezzi lined up for Inter Milan switchMonaco line up Gustavo as Arsenal face missing out on midfield target againManchester United forward a shock target for Turkish giants GalatasarayArsenal to miss out on Manolas? Roma closing in on deal for Greek defenderTransfer boost for Swansea as top target rules out Marseille movelast_img read more