FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Di Maria heads for Paris, Liverpool chase Cheryshev, Chile international for Leicester?
All the latest transfer gossip in the footballing world:
Ángel Di María is on the brink of completing a £44.3 million move to Paris Saint-Germain after Manchester United opted to cut their losses on the Argentina winger. The 27-year-old was due to arrive in Doha from South America on Sunday for talks with PSG officials before a medical in Qatar, where the French club’s owners are based. The player went AWOL from United’s tour of the USA last week (Guardian).
Liverpool are ready to make a £14.9m offer for Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev (Telegraph).
Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking is confident that star player Kevin de Bruyne will remain with the Bundesliga club this season, despite being a target for Manchester City. The former Chelsea midfielder was named the best player in the Bundesliga last season after a standout year that saw him record 20 assists in the league. (Daily Mail).
Tottenham appear to have admitted defeat in their bid for Everton midfielder James McCarthy. The next man Spurs are targeting to bolster their midfield, which has lost some depth with the sales of Benjamin Stambouli, Etienne Capoue and Paulinho, the Lilywhites are now moving for German international Bender. The defensive midfielder finds himself a bit-part player at the Westfalenstadion and could jump at an £8m move if Tottenham follow up their interest. (talkSPORT).
Leicester are discussing personal terms with Chile international midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5 million fee with Internacional, according to Sky sources. The 26-year-old played a key role in Chile’s recent Copa America triumph and has 40 caps for his country, scoring six goals. Leicester have moved to further strengthen their midfield by agreeing a fee of £3m for experienced Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler. (Sky Sports).
West Ham are “doing everything in our power” to sign a new striker, co-chairman David Gold has admitted. “We’ve lost (Enner) Valencia for the beginning of the season. We were already believing that we required another striker in the squad and we’ll be doing everything in our power to bring in the best players we can,” said Gold. (Sky Sports).